With one of two new signs proclaiming Jackson County is Storm Ready, are left to right: Commissioner Marty Clinton, Commissioner Cary Carrell, Safety Director Jerry Gibson Sr., and Rick Smith of the National Weather Service.
-Photo by Paula Peterson
The Jackson County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m.
With Commissioner Anthony Fixico absent, Commissioners Marty Clinton and Cary Carrell approved the minutes from last meeting, Feb. 6.
There were no reports or Officers reports.
Blanket purchase orders were approved for the Health Department and District 2 and 3.
LegalShield Identity Theft services representative Billy Jones was not able to meet with the commissioners. No action was taken to offer LegalShield for employees and their families.
Once more, the commissioners approved Installation Permits from Medallion Energy Services, LLC for the purposes of installing Natural Gas Pipeline to be located under a County Easement in District 3. Carrell said there will be more of these permits during Medallion’s construction project.
The January Commissioner’s Proceedings were approved for publication.
In new business, SWODA sent notice that Elmer Fire Department’s $100,000 REAP grant has been approved for a 4x4 truck with bed equipment and hoses.
Treasurer Renee Howard presented the County Sales Taxes as $123, 341.69 generated during Dec. 2011. Sales Taxes were up over $5,000 from November. The Use Taxes collected in that time frame were $5,608.80, down about $500 from the November Use Taxes the County received in January.
Safety Director/Emergency Management Director Jerry Gibson Sr. introduced Rick Smith to the commissioners. Smith is a Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Norman. He has been working with Gibson and City Emergency Management Director Lloyd Colston to make Altus and Jackson County “Storm Ready”. Smith brought a plaque for Gibson and two signs (see photo) proclaiming Jackson County as a Storm Ready County. Colston announced that since the Kiowa County Technology Center was closed, the Skywarn meeting would be held in Altus City Council Chambers that day at 6 p.m.
The claims were approved and the meeting adjourned at 10:16 a.m.