Tax collections reported down

Relay for Life event approved

By Mary O.Esparza, - [email protected]

During Monday’s regular County Commissioners meeting, Jackson County Treasurer Renee Howard reported that the collected Use Tax from the State of Oklahoma for the month of January 2016 was $4,791.25. This is $854.77 less than last month. The County Sales Tax for January 2016 was $108,577.83, a total of $16,548.87 less than last month. The January 2016 Tobacco Tax collections from the State was $1,152.46, another decrease in the amount of $179.31.

Other agenda items included commissioners giving approval for a request from the Jackson County Relay for Life to use the courthouse parking lot on Saturday, June 18 for their event to honor cancer survivors. Commissioner Kirk Butler also informed the group about the possibility of an upcoming wellness screening for county employees on site at the courthouse.

Jackson County Health Department’s Karen Weaver was then granted approval for $860 in contract services to have the Jackson County Health Department website revamped and to set up a social media account. Of this amount, $200 is to go toward attending the required website training for the State of Oklahoma.

In other business, Commissioner Butler submitted the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Federal Emergency Relief Project Damage statement for district #2 in the amount of $29,000.

Before adjourning, County Clerk Rhonda Stepanovich said a retirement reception for District Attorney John Wampler will be held Thursday, March 31 in the large courtroom from 2 to 4 p.m.

Relay for Life event approved

By Mary O.Esparza,

[email protected]

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 1277

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 1277

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