The Woodward News

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February 2, 2014

County agenda includes number of items

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward County Commissioners are facing a mixed bag of agenda items for next their weekly meeting.

The county board meets at 10 a.m. Monday in the Woodward County Courthouse.

Monday's agenda includes a transfer of funds within the EMS accounts, equipment bids, zoning change requests, a grant contract, and issues related to the Circuit Engineering District No. 8 (CED8).

As a matter of annual business, the commissioners will consider a resolution approving an interlocal cooperative agreement with CED8 as well as designate which of the commissioners will serve as official board members to CED8.

As for the grant contract, the county board is slated to act on behalf of the community of Mutual to accept a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant from the Oklahoma Economic Development Authority.

The rezoning requests coming before the county include:

• a request from Fisher-Baker LP to change 2 tracks in the northeast quarter of Section 16-T22N-R20W from a C-2 General Commercial District to an I-2 General Industrial District; and

• a request from Louis Devine for rezoning a tract in the south half of Section 6-T22N-R21W from A-1 General Agricultural District to C-2 General Commercial District.

The equipment bid matters up for county consideration include:

• financing documents from Stock Exchange Bank for the Sheriff's Department lease-purchase of a 2014 Ford pickup;

• 6-month bids for road materials for all highway districts;

• bids for motor graders  with financing or buy back options for all highway districts; and

• opening bids for 4 each-John Deere motor graders to be sold.

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Employment matters will be the focus of the High Plains Technology Center Board of Education's February monthly meeting.

The HPTC board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the school's campus.

The board will first meet in executive session to discuss the hiring of part-time staff, a building services assistant for FY14, and a Safety and Oil and Gas Instructor for FY14.

During that same executive session, the board will discuss the evaluation and reemployment of the following assistant superintendents/directors for FY15: Taylor Burnett, Tony Haskins, Barclay Holt, Vickie Hunter, Sandi Liles, Sue Mitchell, and Amber Riley.

After returning to open session to vote on the new hires and those up for reemployment, the HPTC board is slated to act on the center's 3-year Technology Plan for 2014-2016.

The board will also address a number of routine financial matters.

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Unlike either the county commission and HPTC board, Woodward City Commissioners are facing an extremely short agenda for their regular meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

Even the consent agendas are short, including only minutes from their last meeting, the December 2013 monthly financial reports, and an annual lease renewal between the Woodward Municipal Authority and Petroleum Services.

The only other items on the agenda are routine city manager and commissioner reports and a presentation of a proclamation.

So pending any new business items that may arise, the city commissioners are possibly looking at having their shortest meeting in recent record.

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