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July 28, 2012

County sets hearings

Woodward, Okla. — County commissioners will discuss 2 items regarding property changes on Monday.

A public hearing will take place during the meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. in the Woodward County Courthouse. The hearing is for a request from Vernon Stricker to close part of a county road in District No. 3.

The road is located west of Woodward close to a portion of EW39 between Sections 30 and 19-T23N-R21W, west of NS 198. A closed railroad crossing sits on a portion of the road causing a dead end when entered from either side.

Vernie Matt, District No. 3 commissioner, said there are only 2 property owners using the road, Stricker and his brother-in-law. By closing the road, Stricker could put up a gate to keep the public off the road and keep people from dumping trash there, Matt said.

Commissioners will also hear a request from Justin Howard for the change of zoning of property in District No. 3. The property is located in the NW-4 of Section 18-T23N-R20W, north of Woodward off of Highway 34. 

The request is to change the zoning from general agricultural (A-1) to General Commercial (C-2). Matt said he thinks Howard wants the land rezoned so it can be used for a trailer park.

Other Action Items

The board will also consider rejecting a bid for the resurfacing of a District No. 2 road. Ted Craighead, District No. 2 commissioner, said engineers made mistakes when the bid was put together so the item will have to be re-bid. The process will likely delay the project.

"It probably won’t be done until next year," he said. "There's nothing we can do about it."

Commissioners will also consider action on the Schedule of Federal Expenditures Report for Fiscal Year 2011 to 2012, the appointment of requisition and receiving officers for the District Attorney's office and the 2012 to 2013 Employee Personnel Policy Handbook and Resolution.

Matt said the handbook is the rules county employees must abide by which go through the State Auditor's office and Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma.

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