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By Katrina Goforth -

The board of county commissioners met Tuesday to discuss business pertaining to the month of October.

County Commissioners for District 1 and 2, Marty Clinton and Kirk Butler, respectively, were present along with Rhet Johnson, Republican candidate for county commissioner for District 3. Also in attendance was Renee Howard, Jackson County treasurer; Debbie Davis, city clerk and Lisa Roberson, county assessor, and representatives from Altus Public Schools.

The board discussed allowing the use of the Jackson County Courthouse steps for a pep rally Oct. 21. Altus High School homecoming festivities include an annual parade that ends at the courthouse in preparation for the proceeding football game. Previously, the homecoming parade has ended with a pep rally held in downtown Altus.

Due to some parking issues at last year’s homecoming pep rally, Jackson County Commissioners approved the use of the courthouse steps with plans to block off the north parking lot of the courthouse to ensure the safety of students as well as provide ease of access for city employees.

The board also considered Gail Allen and Randy Graham for the designation of primary insurance coordinator and alternate for Jackson County. The Jackson County Commissioners approved the proposition.

Howard reported on the increase of $7,806.23 in sales tax and a decrease of $253.06 in use tax in Jackson County for the month of August.

The commissioners approved monthly reports submitted for September from the assessor’s office, treasurer’s office, health department, sheriff’s department, district attorney’s office, election office and county clerk’s office, along with a case balance summary report and reconcilement for the court clerk’s office.

The board of county commissioners meets 9 a.m. Monday at the county commissioner’s office unless a holiday is observed on that date.

For more information, contact the court clerk’s office at 580-482-4420.

By Katrina Goforth

Reach Katrina Goforth at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

Reach Katrina Goforth at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

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