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County receives over $8.9 million in property taxes

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The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Jan. 7 to discuss property taxes collected as of Dec. 31, 2018, open bids for repairs and replacement of the roof at the Jackson County Law Enforcement Center and declare county materials as surplus.

District 1 Commissioner Mike Wallace took his place on the board. He was elected to this position in the primary election in June 2018.

Jackson County Treasurer Renee Howard reported that more than $8.9 million was collected in ad valorem (property) taxes in the month of December 2018. Half of a property owner’s ad valorem taxes were required by Dec. 31, 2018, but the remaining balance is due by March 31. However, property owners could choose to pay their ad valorem taxes in full by the first deadline.

In 2017, $8.06 million in property taxes were collected in December, and in 2016, property taxes collected in December totaled $7.72 million.

The board also opened bids for the repair or replacement of the roof at the Jackson County Law Enforcement Center which houses the sheriff’s office and the county jail. Ground Zero Roofing and Construction of Oklahoma City was the only bidder for the project. The board approved its bid in the amount of $121,500 to remove the existing pavers on the roof, replace them with new pavers, power-wash the existing synthetic membrane and apply a 30 ml silicone, class 4 coating.

The board voted to pass a resolution disposing of equipment from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department to include two 2007 Ford F-150 pickups and two 2010 Ford F-150 pickups.

The board also voted to pass a resolution declaring the truss bridge at Turkey Creek in Jackson County District 2 as surplus in accordance with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Historic Bridge Marketing Program. District 2 Commissioner Kirk Butler said the historic status of the bridge requires a process that declares the bridge as surplus material that has to be taken from its position as-is and used elsewhere. Otherwise, he would be required to build around it.

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