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Jackson County Commissioners received an annual Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Annual Activity Report during their regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 13, in the Commissioners Office of the County Courthouse.

Jackson County Sheriff Roger LeVick provided an Annual Activity Report for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013 for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. According to the report, Jackson County Deputies responded to 5,683 service calls. Of 2,140 arrest warrants issued by the County Court Clerk’s Office, 622 were recalled, 955 were served, of which 657 were served by Jackson County Deputies. 864 Civil Papers were served by Deputies. 50 Sheriff’s sales were conducted. Deputies took a total of 199 written reports, of which 131 were investigated as crime related, 99 probable cause affidavits were submitted to the DA’s Office, and 77 cases were cleared of closed by arrests of the offender or offenders. 68 cases were cleared by referral to another agency or were determined to be unfounded after follow up investigation, and 54 remain open are are still under investigation. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office updated 18 Sex Offender registrations. Deputies drove 39,827 miles outside of Jackson County to bring fugitive to justice that were arrested by other agencies, transporting juvenile, and transporting persons with mental health issues. The Sheriff’s Office drove a total of 291,000 miles in the performance of their duties. There were 1,835 inmates booked into Jackson County jail, and 1,796 were released either by bonding out, time served, or court ordered release. Deputies transported a total of 51 inmates to Lexington, Oklahoma to begin serving their sentences with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Sheriff LeVick also supplied an Annual Commissary report ending Dec. 31, 2013, showing a $145,584.56 balance, with a total profit of $57,209.87 for 2013, and issued an Annual Contract Prisoner Account Report showing a total budget of $1,119,822.04, with $862,351.49 encumbered, and $464,507.57 in warrants paid from the account.

Jackson County Treasurer Renee Howard reported on amounts received by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. For the month of December, 2013, the State collected $1,462.86 for Cigarette Tax, up $32.75 from the previous month; for November, 2013, collected $5,662.27 for County Use Tax, up $478.99 from the previous month; and for November, 2013, collected $115,519.74 in County Sales Tax, up $6,767.28 from the previous month. Howard also reported on the Quarterly Report on Account Activity from Banc First for Jackson County, to show interest paid for the Facilities Authority for the County jail.

District #3 County Commissioner Cary Carrell reported on a summons filed with Jackson County District Court between Herring Bank d.b.a. First State Bank of Altus, vs. Claudia Spence, John Doe unknown spouse, and Jackson Country Treasurer and the Board of Jackson County Commissioners.

Cary also reported on an Application for Appointment of Receiver with the District Court of Jackson County in the State of Oklahoma, for John and Penne Coxsey Vs. Daniel Scott and Theresa Chamberlin-Scott, Latham, Nelson & Associates, PLLC., Jackson County Treasurer, and the Board of Jackson County Commissioners.

After approval of last meeting’s minutes, Commissioners approved a report from the Jackson County Election Board for $963.45.

Commissioners then approved two purchase orders for the highway dept: one for Danny Story in the amount of $2,500, and another for O’Rilley Auto Parts in the amount of $500.

Commissioners approved the repayment of $300,000 to in-house funds originally transferred in August to cover insufficient funds. On Aug. 5, Sheriff LeVick made a temporary request for the amount to be transferred from the Jail Sales Tax Revolving Money Market Account to Jail Sales Tax Revolving Cash Fund. After apportions were approved on Dec. 31, 2013, the monies were repaid and transferred back to the original account per House Bill 2591, amending title 68, State Statute 3021.

Commissioners approved the publication of Commissioner Proceedings for the month of December 2013, and approved Circuit Engineering District Auction Policy for County equipment that may be placed in the auction date of March 7-8 at Elk City, or Sept. 20, at McAlester.

Commissioners then approved a contract between Jackson County and Danny Story to purchase a rock/clay mix at $0.50 per cubic yard to be used in road building projects in District 3.

Commissioners also approved to advertise for bids for one or more new, articulated frame, all-wheel drive motor graders, 42,000 pound operating weight class, to be purchased through the County Road Machinery and Equipment Revolving Fund, and also approved to advertise for bids for one, wheeled hydraulic excavator to be purchased through the County Road Machinery and Equipment Revolving Fund.

Commissioners also approved Commissioners’ Sale by Jackson County Treasurer on of three separate properties acquired at resale including, 700 W. Martin Luther King Drive for $25, 708 MLK Drive for $25, and 716 W. MLK Drive for $25 to Eugene Ray.

There was no new business. After approval of claims, the meeting adjourned.

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