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December 11, 2012

County sets tax vote on fairgrounds renovation


Woodward, Okla. — OTHER BUSINESS

In other business Monday, county commissioners received a report from the Woodward County Fair Board concerning the fair board's vote in favor of joining the Oklahoma Association of Fairs and Festivals (OAFF).  Then acting on the fair board's recommendation, the commissioners voted to allow the county to join the OAFF.  Woodward County Fair Board members Andy Maher and Mark Clark will now attend the OAFF's annual meeting Feb. 1 through Feb. 3.

County board members also approved the grant for the Dewey County Rural Water Project to bring the water system up to standards.  Although the grant money will go to Dewey County, since the water project will affect residents in the Mutual area, Woodward County Commissioners also had to act on the water project grant.

Bids from Dub Ross and CL Boyd for 6 month grader blades and bolts for all district were both accepted based on availability.

Commissioner Ted Craighead mentioned in the past the county has had difficulties getting this equipment, and by accepting both bids the county allowed itself 2 means by which to acquire new grader blades should the need arise.

Commissioners heard a request from the Grunewald Family LLC for a zoning change on a 32 acre tract of land located southeast of Woodward along Highway 270.  The landowners want to rezone the land from an agricultural district to an industrial district.

County Clerk Charlotte Waggoner said that the landowners indicated that they believe the rezoning would allow them to put the property to a more profitable use.

But before voting on the rezoning, the commissioners want to hear from any neighboring landowners who may object to the change in classification.  So the county board has scheduled a public meeting for Dec. 26 to discuss the rezoning request.

The board concluded Monday's meeting by reappointing the current receiving officer for the Northwestern Oklahoma Solid Waste Disposal Authority under her new married name.

"Donna has remarried, so basically we're just changing it from Donna Clark to Donna Russell," Waggoner said.

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