The Woodward News

February 4, 2014

County sets hearing date on rezoning

Rachael Van Horn
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward County Commissioners acted on two separate requests for zoning changes, approved financing documentation for a pickup purchased by the Sheriff's Department and approved the sale of four county owned motor graders during their weekly meeting Monday.

Commissioners gave the go ahead for preliminary steps to begin in the proposed rezoning of several tracts of land in the county.

A hearing date was set for February 18 for the rezoning of two tracts of land across from the recycling center located south and east of Woodward requested by Fisher-Baker Limited partnership and another tract,  two and a half acres of land that is situated southwest of town, requested by Louis Deviney.

The Fisher-Baker tracts of land are currently zoned for commercial use and the request is to rezone them for industrial use. The acreage owned by Louis Deviney is currently zoned for agricultural use and his request is to change that to general commercial use.

According to District 3 Commissioner, Vernie Matt, the Deviney tract of land has been before the board more than a year ago and was denied the zoning change after the hearing.

The financing for a Ford pickup recently purchased by the Woodward County Sheriff's Department was approved. The total price for purchase of the pickup amounted to $27,864 including the administrative fees charged by financier, Stock Exchange Bank, according to Wendy Dunlap, purchasing agent for Woodward County. The monthly payment will be $616.68, she said.

By the time the pickup is equipped for law enforcement activities, to include lights and decals and a new radio, it usually costs another $3,000 to $4,000, said Woodward County Sheriff Gary Stanley.

In other business, Commissioners took action in the sale of four used motor graders owned by Woodward County. The graders, a 2004 770CH, two 2003 770CHs and a 2001 770CH, were bid upon through sealed bid proposals by three bidders.

The two 2003 770CHs went to high bidder, Warren Cat, Inc., of Oklahoma City. The 2001 and 2004 model went to high bidder, Yellowhouse Machinery Company of Enid.

Commissioners also took bids on the purchase of new motor graders to replace the ones they sold. Bidders for the sale of those grader to Woodward County included Warren Cat of Oklahoma City and Yellowhouse Machinery of Enid.

Commissioners tabled a decision until the bids could be tabulated.