The Norman Transcript


April 16, 2013

Commissioners approve joint road project

NORMAN — Cleveland County commissioners approved an agreement with Norman and Oklahoma City for resurfacing and reconstruction on 149th Avenue Southeast from Post Road to Choctaw Road at a cost not to exceed $1 million.

Board chair Rod Cleveland said Oklahoma City will provide the materials, while Norman and Cleveland County will provide the labor and equipment for the joint road improvement project.

In other county news, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office reported a record high number of 424 prisoners being housed at F. DeWayne Beggs Detention Center as of Monday.

According to Undersheriff Rhett Burnett’s weekly report, 113 of those prisoners are bound for the Department of Corrections, with 99 having already received judgment and sentencing. Those 99 await transport to DOC facilities as soon as the state has the space to house them.

Commissioners tabled an item to discuss the possibility of housing DOC inmates at a lower cost in other counties. Previously, Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester had said he did not want to house DOC prisoners elsewhere, even though state reimbursement does not cover the full housing cost.

Commissioners approved a resolution as trustees of the Cleveland County Educational Facilities Authority to issue lease revenue bonds not to exceed $75 million to provide funds to Moore Public Schools for construction and remodeling related to the recent general obligation bond passed by Moore voters. The county action will allow the school’s GO bonds to be issued sequentially, keeping ad valorem taxes from taking a giant leap and allowing the improvements to be constructed immediately. 

Also at the weekly BOCC meeting, commissioners approved the following blanket purchase orders:

· District 1 — A&H Automotive $500; Hydradyne Hydraulics $800; Splash Sales LLC $3,000

· District 2 — Home Depot Credit $750; O’Reilly Automotive $2,000; Harbor Freight Tools $500; Eureka Water Company $500

· District 3 — Noble Farm & Building Supply $1,000; The Farm Store $500

· OSU Extension Center — Career Tech $300

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