The Norman Transcript

Government

April 23, 2013

County eliminates youth shelter budget line item

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NORMAN —

The Budget Board met before and after the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday.

Renovations are under way on the south parking lot of the Cleveland County Courthouse. When the upgrade is completed, the parking lot will be secured to serve county employees, freeing up space in the north public parking lot, BOCC chair Cleveland said.

During construction, First Baptist Church is allowing county employees to use its overflow parking lot.

Commissioners said they still are cleaning up from last week’s torrential downpour. Stacy said many tinhorns in ditches are clogged and need to be cleaned out.

Nevertheless, Sullivan said he is grateful for the badly needed rain.

Undersheriff Rhett Burnett reported 426 prisoners in the F. DeWayne Beggs Detention Center as of Monday. That new record high follows escalating high counts. Last week, 424 prisoners were in the jail. Of those 426 prisoners, 117 are bound for the Department of Corrections, with 106 already having received judgment and sentencing, making them ready for transport.

In other county business, commissioners awarded bids for sod and for building materials and labor to construct two buildings for District 2. The sod bid was awarded to low bidder Allen Farms Inc. Also bidding were Canadian Valley Turf, Sioux Construction, Eason Sod Farms, Green Turf Sod and Bentley Turf Farms.

The D2 construction bid was awarded to low bidder JPL Construction for a total of $156,360 for both buildings. Also bidding were Turnage Construction Inc. $267,380, Apollo Building Systems Inc. $194,700, LG Construction Co. Inc. $254,145, Ray Shaw Metal Buildings $166,158, Silver Cliffe Construction Company $335,000, Diversified Construction $388,000 and McMorehead Construction $206,960.

Commissioners also approved a cash fund transfer of $250,000 from Highway Unrestricted M&O to Capital Outlay.

Commissioners approved cash flow appropriations to County Assessor’s Revolving $35, Bridge Capital Improvement $21, Cleveland County Justice Center $180,566, County Bridge and Road Improvement Fund $53,601, County Commissioners Building Fund $12, County Clerk’s Lien Fee $3,901, County Clerk’s Preservation Fee $24,637, County Health $6,425, Court Clerk Revolving Fund $12,977, District Attorney Incarceration Costs $1,669, Drug Court Revolving Fund Adult $2,026, County Fair Board $21,998, Highway Unrestricted $564,380, STOP Violence Against Women Grant $2,706, Sales Tax $629,884, County Sheriff Commissary $34,993, Sheriff Courthouse Security Service fee $4,310, County Sheriff Environmental Reward $23, County Sheriff Federal Share Revenue $4, County Sheriff Revolving $65,655, County Sheriff Service Fees $73,168, County Sheriff Jail Fund $8,355 and County Treasurer’s Certification Fee $5,680.

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