Transcript Staff Writer
Cleveland County Commissioners Monday approved a mutual support road agreement with the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Indian Reservation Road Inventory.
Commissioner Rod Cleveland said this is the first time the county has been able to take advantage of the mutual road agreement for section line roads.
"This has never been done before," Cleveland said. There is up to $500,000 in the Indian Reserve Roads Inventory for construction and the rebuilding of roads, he said.
There is additional funding for bridges, he added.
"We have to take advantage of every opportunity. The county gets only 20 percent funding for roads and we need to encourage the state to get counties more road funding," Cleveland said.
Ingrid Boone, who lives east and south of the new jail site at 24th Avenue NW and Franklin Road, addressed the board about her concerns with flooding in the Little River. She brought photos of the high water from last Wednesday's rain.
She told commissioners she has spent hundreds of hours and hundreds of dollars cleaning the creek because every time it rains, her house gets flooded. She is concerned about 28 more acres of concrete, she said.
"We joke, you can't spit into it without it running over," Boone said.
She also said, "The city decided 15 years or so ago they would not issue any new building permits between 77 and 12th Avenue ever. Now there is a New Life and Second Chance."
Chairman George Skinner assured that they wouldn't add to the problem.
Commissioner Rusty Sullivan said the county is working with a civil engineering firm, the City of Norman and FEMA and they were "addressing all those concerns."
There were an average of 185 inmates in the county jail for the week of April 1-8 with 15 of those housed at other facilities, Lt. Ed Miller reported to the commissioners. Bookings for the week were up from 165 to 180 for the same week in 2007, he said.
Skinner told Miller the state health department jail inspection last week was the best "we ever had. I congratulate you."
Transcript Staff Writer
- Local news
Norman High student argues his way to the top
Knowing the ins and outs of an argument that involves complex research is the type of skill one expects a high paid attorney to have not a high school student. Yet debate competitor Nicky Halterman has been arguing his way to the top of ...
Police rule out homicide in Norman woman’s death
Norman Police Capt. Todd Gibson said Tuesday they have eliminated the theory of homicide after a Norman woman was found dead in her home Monday afternoon. “We’re moving in a different direction with the investigation,” Gibson said. “It’s ...
Moore resident lands in new home 14 months after tornado
She crawled from the rubble of what used to be her home. The neighborhood was destroyed. It was the afternoon of May 20, 2013, and Jamie Baker was homeless....
Additional details come to light in Campus Corner incident involving Sooner recruit
The 911 call from Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe early Friday morning brought forth more details from the incident that has Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon under investigation for an alleged assault....
Shelter construction ongoing; residents voice concerns
A regular quarterly meeting of the Animal Shelter Oversight Board prompted Norman residents to speak up about more than just a photo release issue Monday night involving Friends of the Animals of Norman volunteers and the city of Norman. ...
Police responded to the following incidents Monday: · 8:20 a.m. larceny report, 2000 block of West Lindsey Street · 9:04 a.m. stolen vehicle, 3400 block of Bart Conner Drive · 9:11 a.m. larceny report, 1200 block of Ed ...
The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Casey Dawn Sanders, 37, obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by forgery or fraud · Amiremad Nayebyazdi, ...
OU officials confirm student died in car wreck
University of Oklahoma officials confirmed Tuesday that recent car wreck victim Taylor Witcher was an OU student in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Witcher died after a three-car collision around 12:35 a.m. ...
Woman charged after Sunday shooting A Norman woman was charged after shooting several rounds toward a residence Sunday. When officers found her, she exhibited signs of intoxication and had drugs on her, records show. Teresa Renee Haas, ...
Medical marijuana initiative behind voter registrations push in the state
OKLAHOMA CITY — Medical marijuana may be the state’s newest gateway drug — to voting....
- More Local news Headlines
- Norman High student argues his way to the top