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December 4, 2012

County OKs new contract for jail project manager

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NORMAN —

A floor plan for a new day holding area was approved in early November by the commissioners. An area on the third floor of the east courthouse will be reconstructed for the project. The area is where a portion of the original jail used to be before it was gutted years ago.

The space was being used for storage for the sheriff’s office and court clerk. It is directly adjacent to the security area that is currently set up on the third floor of the courthouse.

The project will be paid for from funds generated by the county jail’s quarter percent sales tax.

Other agenda items: County commissioners also discussed a list of surplus items from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. The list included 56 items from the old jail.

Instead of having the surplus items being sold at auction, County Commissioner Rod Cleveland suggested they look over the list and see if some of the items could be transferred and used at the juvenile detention center since they have a need for some of the surplus items.

Cleveland also mentioned that when the old jail is taken down, the construction company could also take care of the surplus items. Cleveland said the company could remove the items and sell them at auction and it would be netted out of the overall fee for the project.

Commissioners tabled the agenda item until needs of the juvenile detention center have been further reviewed.

In other business, there are 390 inmates in the F. DeWayne Beggs Detention Center to date. Of those, 71 inmates are waiting to be transferred to Department of Corrections and 17 are awaiting judgment and sentences.

Other agenda items approved by the board included:

· Disposal of a computer power back-up from the County Clerk’s Office that was junked Nov. 21

· Disposal of a Hewlett Packard Scanner from the Sheriff’s office which was junked

· Blanket purchase orders and Fiscal Year 2012-2013 purchase orders

Jessica Bruha366-3540jbruha@normantranscript.com

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