The Norman Transcript


June 11, 2013

Aggressive tax collections gain schools money



“We’re still cleaning up,” District 3 County Commissioner Rusty Sullivan said. He said storms and the resulting debris have created lots of work, but District 1 crews came over to help his crews on one project.

“We’re all helping each other. There’s no real boundaries on this now,” Sullivan said. “Johnson grass is already waist high, so we’re behind the 8-ball.”

County commissioners awarded a bid for a gradall hydraulic excavator to Kirby Smith Machinery for $351,074 at Monday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting. Sheriff Joe Lester formally presented a $250,000 donation from Mercury One Inc. to help purchase a new command post for the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Lester expressed gratitude for the generosity of Mercury One.

County commissioners also approved the following blanket purchase orders:

· District 2 — Palace Auto Supply $2,000, Fred’s Tire & Battery $1,500, A Weldors Supply Inc. $1,000, Chappell Tires $500

· District 3 — Dave’s Small Engine Repair Inc. $1,500, Pearson Lumber & Home Care $1,000

· Sheriff’s Office — David Stanley Chevrolet of Norman $7,000

Commissioners also approved the following purchase orders: General Fund $694,308; Highway Fund $100,415; Health Fund $19,194; Sheriff Service Fee Fund $1,850; Sheriff Commissary Fund $8,132; Sheriff Revolving Fund $85,802; Treasurer Certificate Fee Fund $3,145; Treasurer Sales Tax Cash Fund $619,275; County Clerk Lien Fee Fund $259; County Clerk Preservation Fee Fund $28,587; Fair Board Fund $452; Sheriff Courthouse Security Service Fee Fund $26,803

Joy Hampton



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