The Woodward News

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September 4, 2013

County officials make excise board choice

Woodward, Okla. — In one of their most abbreviated meetings in recent months, County Commissioners approved and signed a letter of recommendation addressed to Judge Ray Dean Linder for an appointment to the Woodward County Excise Board.

The letter requested the judge approve Mooreland ranche Ronnie Peach to the board.

If approved, Peach would replace Albert Bouse, who served on the excise board for 16 years, according to Woodward County Clerk, Charolett Waggoner.

Commissioners also approved the Northwest Oklahoma Juvenile Detention Center monthly reports as well as blanket purchase orders.

In new business, workers were forced out on county roads early Tuesday morning when a complaint was called in that someone had gone about knocking stops signs over on 34th and 48th Streets.

As of late morning on Tuesday, Woodward County deputies and county employees were taking reports, with a possibility of finding more damaged signs, said District 3 commissioner Vernie Matt.

On average it costs about $55 to replace the sign and the post and another $50 might be hung up on the county employees time, said District 1 County Commissioner, Tommy Roedell.

The real cost though, is wrapped up in the possible loss of someone's life, Roedell said. "You get someone who doesn't know the area and they miss a stop sign and lose their life," Roedell said.

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