The Okmulgee County Commissioners approved a contract between the Okmulgee County Health Department (OCHD) and the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) during Monday’s meeting at the courthouse. The matter had been previously tabled to ensure the renovations to the building would not disrupt the OJA’s ability to use the space.
“Remember the concern was construction going on during the term of their lease,” Assistant District Attorney Greg Stidham. “And as I said, if they’re alright with that, then we’re satisfied with the lease.”
Martha Laughlin, Business Manager for the OCDH, replied that the construction would not directly impact the space that OJA would occupy, but the noise might impact them. She also noted that they would still have to sign the approved contract.
Stidham restated that if those conditions are acceptable to the OJA, then “the lease is good to go.”
The commissioners also approved an agreement between the OCHD and Purple Wave Auction.
According to their website, Purple Wave specializes in “equipment liquidation through no-reserve internet auctions.”
Martha Laughlin from the Okmulgee County Health Department explained that the service would be “of no cost” to the health department, and described how one of the Purple Wave auction specialists would come to take pictures and catalog the items set for auction.
The board approved the agreement, followed by a vote to surplus several health department items.
Agents items approved at the meeting included:
• The minutes from the June 5 meeting
• The Treasurer’s Office Report for May
• Reimbursement claims for the election board secretary’s salary and the District Attorney’s office
• A change order for the Turkey Pen Hollow Project
• A resolution for Election Board expenses reimbursement
• A resolution approving officers’ travel allowance — Blanket Purchase Orders
• Sheriff ’s office to The Oil Pit for $500 — Employee Forms
• James Cole – District 1- employment ceased
• Cody Walters – District 3 – part-time
• Lauren Pendergrass – full-time – Assessor’s Office — Requisitioning & Receiving Officers
• OSU Extension
• Assessor — Utility Reports
• District 2 – Water line with Rural Water District #20 — Private Property Agreements
• Jonathan Osten stockpile chips
• Schulter Schools stockpile asphalt millings — Disposing of Equipment
• Commissioner’s office (courthouse) – junk computer — Transfer of Funds
• The transfer of funds between travel accounts for the Assessor’s office Funds from Commissioner David Walker’s District 2 Highway account were used to pay out Dawn Longan’s salary, so the commissioners voted to transfer funds from Districts 1 and 3 so that the payout was split evenly between the three districts.
“There wasn’t enough in the normal account that we pay her out of. So we took it out of David’s highway salaries. It needs to be split between the three of you,” County Tonya Day explained. The amount was $1596.34 per account.
The board also opened and reviewed a number of bids for the supply of road materials over six months, but was tabled for further consideration.
— New Business
• Transfer of appropriations for Okmulgee County Treasurer Vonna Lampkin Sheriff Eddy Rice, on behalf of the Okmulgee County Emergency Management, reported some wind damage, as a result of recent storms. He also said that most of the Preston water system is up and running, but there is a pump needing set to be repaired on Tuesday. Once completed, Sheriff Rice said “we should have everybody back in water.”