The Norman Transcript


January 15, 2013

Commissioners prep for auction



For Graham, it’s a busy time of year.

“It’s a lot of work,” he said. “I’ll start taking pictures for it next week, and we’ll have somebody in Elk City until the end of March. In fact, we’ll have several people out there.”

Sullivan said the exposure the Elk City sale gets allows commissioners to get the maximum for the equipment.

While the Elk City Auction in March is the biggest, there are other equipment auctions each year.

“We have one in McAlester also every year, but this one’s usually quite a bit larger than it,” Graham said.

This year’s Elk City Auction will start at 9 a.m. March 8 and 9.

Cleveland County Commissioners approved the following equipment surplus to be sold at the Elk City Auction:

· From District 1 — 20-foot Wellscargo gooseneck trailer, 1998 Dodge pickup, Freightliner Dump Truck, 1988 Freightliner, Sharp Digital Copier System, John Deere Tractor, Case Farm Tractor, Tiger Tractor and Accessories, MC5 Rotary Air Compressor, 1996 Rosco Chipper, Generator 3 axle trailer, 15-foot Dumpbed, Sidemount Tiger Rotary Mower

· From District 3 — two 2007 Chevrolet pickups, Chevrolet pickup, 1991 Ford Truck Tractor, Link Belt Crane, Backhoe, Lufkin Dump Rock Trailer

County commissioners also accepted the retirement letter of Emergency Management Director Dan Cary.

“Reluctantly accepted,” Commission Chair Rod Cleveland said.

“I’ve enjoyed it,” Cary said. “I look forward to moving on to another phase of my life.”

An interview committee comprised of Dale Freck from the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma, Cary and the county commissioners will search for Cary’s replacement. District 2 County Commissioner Darry Stacy will head the committee.

The position will be posted for 14 days to gather applications. Interviews will start the first week of February.

Sheriff Joe Lester reported that 399 prisoners currently are in the F. DeWayne Beggs Detention Center. Of those, 91 are Department of Corrections prisoners, and all but 13 of those have already received their judgment and sentencing and are awaiting transport to DOC facilities.

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