Okmulgee County Emergency Management Director gives weekly report
District 1 Commissioner Erik Zoellner expressed his hopes to see Juneteenth recognized as a federal holiday by Okmulgee County. He said that several members of his team had asked him to consider this. It has already been recognized as a federal holiday since 2021.
The City of Okmulgee approved adding Juneteenth as a holiday during their session several months ago.
Zoeller also proposed granting an extra paid vacation day when July 4th falls on a Tuesday or Thursday. In the case of a Thursday holiday, he recommended providing Friday off, and for a Tuesday holiday, granting Monday off.
The vote is scheduled for next month. — EM Report
During his weekly report, Emergency Management Director Jeff Moore said he spoke with the Red Cross about building a local disaster assistance team. He said that for the last two years, there has been no northeast disaster coordinator.
Moore said he’s been communicating with other counties to help facilitate the building of this team which would help provide immediate needs and other resources to families in the event of an emergency.
— Also approved at the meeting: • Minutes from the previous meeting
• The payment of claims
• A reimbursement claim for the District Attorney
• A reimbursement claim for the Election Board secretary’s salary
• 324A claim for the Bristlecone Road project
• Two offers to purchase right-of-ways on the Bristlecone Road project — Blanket Purchase Orders
• District 1: Dollar General for $200 — Employee Forms
• One requisitioning and receiving officers form for the Henryetta Fire Department — Disposing of Equipment
• Courthouse: Several air conditioning window units were listed as junk; however, County Clerk Tonya Day stated they were going to try to sell them, so the word ‘junk’ was removed from the document.