The Woodward News

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May 17, 2013

Routine items on agenda

Woodward, Okla. — The Board of Woodward County Commissioners will address a number of routine annual items during their regular meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse.

As the end of the current Fiscal Year approaches there are always a number of items that the county must consider for the next year.

This includes public works project contracts with William S. Key Correctional Center for the use of inmate labor in various areas across the county.  These areas include the courthouse, county District 3, the county fair bairns and Sharon-Mutual D2.

On Monday, the county board is slated to consider addenda to its contracts with William S. Key for each of these areas that will extend the term of the contract through Fiscal Year 2014.

"These are so DOC workers can come into county and work at these different places," County Clerk Charolett Waggoner said.  "The original contract dates were for July 1, 2010, so this will change the date so it goes through June 30, 2014."

In another Fiscal Year renewal, the county commissioners will address an invoice for the FY 2014 dues for the county's membership in the Oklahoma Economic Development Authority (OEDA). According to its website, OEDA is a public trust, sub-state planning district, and a Council of Local Governments represented by cities and towns, counties and conservation districts throughout Northwest Oklahoma.

Another annual item before the county is an application for an Emergency Solutions Grant from the Department of Commerce for funding for Northwest Domestic Crisis Services, Inc.  If the grant is awarded, the money will go to the crisis center for use in its operations, with the county only serving as an administrator for the grant.

Also on the county agenda are:

• a contract with Canadian County Juvenile Detention;

• a utility permit request from Northwest Electric Cooperative to cross a District 3 roadway with an electrical line;

• allocation of the alcoholic beverage tax for May;

• a bridge inspection invoice from Circuit Engineering District 8; and

• the opening of sealed bids for 6-month chipping and sealing for all county highway districts.

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