2021-12-13 Meeting Minutes
December 13, 2021
The Board of County Commissioners of Creek County (BOCC) met in Regular Session on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., date and time duly posted.
Item #1: Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman, Newt Stephens Jr. Roll Call Stephens present, Warner present, Whitehouse - present.
Item #2: Statement of compliance with open meetings act-Chairman.
Item #3: Commissioner Stephens led the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation.
Item #4: Motion was made by Warner and seconded by Whitehouse to approve the minutes of December 06, 2021. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.
Item #5: Motion was made by Warner and seconded by Whitehouse to approve November Monthly Reports from OSU Extension Services; Transfers $2,483.10 from 1321-2-8210-2005 Olive FD M&O Olive Fire Department FY2021-2022 to 1321-2-8210-4110 Olive FD Capital Outlay Olive Fire Department FY2022; $119,060.86 from 1102-6-4000-1110 Highway Salary-ALL Commissioners FY2021-2022 to 1102-6-4300-1110 Highway Salary-D3 HWY $90,000.00, 1102-6-4300-2005 Highway M&O-D3 HWY $14,060.86 and 1102-6-4300-4110 Highway Capital Outlay-D3 HWY $15,000.00 FY2022; $108,855.64 from 1102-6-4000-1110 Highway Salary-ALL Commissioners FY2021-2022 to 1102-6-4200-1110 Highway Salary-D2 HWY $85,000.00, 1102-6-4200-2005 Highway M&O-D2 HWY $11,855.64 and 1102-6-4200-4110 Highway Capital Outlay-D2 HWY $12,000.00 FY2022; $78,239.99 from 1102-6-4000-1110 Highway Salary-ALL Commissioners FY2021-2022 to 1102-6-4100-1110 Highway Salary-D1 HWY $70,000.00 and 1102-6-4100-2005 Highway M&O-D1 $8,239.99 HWY FY2022; $34,017.39 from 1102-6-4000-1110 Highway Salary-ALL Commissioners FY2021-2022 to 1102-6-4000-2005 Highway M&O-ALL Commissioners FY2022; $56,969.46 from 1102-6-6500-2005 CIRB-MV Coll/SB1888-ALL Commissioners FY2021-2022 to 1102-6-6510-2005 CIRB-MV Coll/SB1888-D1 HWY $11,393.90, 1102-6-6520-2005 CIRB-MV Coll/SB1888-D2 HWY $21,648.39 and 1102-6-6530-2005 CIRB-MV Coll/SB1888-D3 HWY $23,927.17 FY2022; $38,044.44 from 1103-6-4000-4030 Co Bridge & Rd Improv-ALL Commissioners FY2021-2022 to 1103-6-4100-4030 Co Bridge & Rd Improv-D1 HWY $12,681.48, 1103-6-4200-4030 Co Bridge & Rd Improv-D2 HWY $12,681.48 and 1103-6-4300-4030 Co Bridge & Rd Improv-D3 HWY $12,681.48 FY2022; Blanket Purchase Orders #3444 - 3475; Purchase Orders #2021-2022 911 Phone Utilities 3405 A T & T 1583.75; 3411 Cimarron Telephone Co 186.87; UTILITY 3407 CIMARRON TELEPHONE COMPANY 1368.57; CBRI MATERIAL 1587 ANCHOR STONE COMPANY 5611.61; 2209 ERGON A & E INC 1043.04; SIR TEST 2635 TotalSIR 36.50; General BOCC MINUTES 3125 SAPULPA DAILY HERALD 327.30; Equip Rental 2201 Lampton Welding Supply 23.33; FEES 17 THOMSON-WEST 196.45; FUEL/DEPUTY CARS 2743 COMDATA INC 9557.32; LEASE 3415 Quadient Leasing USA Inc 184.62; LOCKS 3403 WESTLAKE ACE HARDWARE OK-020 33.68; Network Services 3327 COX BUSINESS 237.54; PEST CONTROL 2735 EMCO TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INC 300.00; 3104 EMCO TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INC 15.00; PUBLICATION 3278 SAPULPA DAILY HERALD 625.65; SERVICE 2498 COX BUSINESS 36.15; 2765 Verizon Wireless 160.04; SERVICE AGREEMENT 1639 Standley Systems 28.50; Supplies 1589 MERRIFIELD OFFICE SUPPLIES 287.91; 1751 MERRIFIELD OFFICE SUPPLIES 251.10; 2493 MERRIFIELD OFFICE SUPPLIES 248.62; 2494 WESTLAKE ACE HARDWARE OK-020 11.86; 2495 JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 49.98; 3092 MERRIFIELD OFFICE SUPPLIES 279.04; TRAINING SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT 3326 LOCKE SUPPLY 81.64; TRAVEL 2492 Toothman, Olivia 247.66; 2768 TROUT, CHRISTINE 111.72; UNIFORM & ACCESSORIES 1821 MTM RECOGNITION 90.00; UTILITIES 3402 CREEK CO RURAL WATER D#3 264.50; 3435 O N G 847.11; UTILITY 3322 CITY OF BRISTOW 69.73; 3408 O G & E 281.12; 3424 O G & E 214.11; 3428 O G & E 113.59; VEHICLE PARTS 2115 ADVANCED AUTO PARTS 177.52; WATER 3199 CULLIGAN OF TULSA 17.90; WINDOW TINT 2848 AUTO ENHANCERS 50.00; Health LAWN CARE 2291 MARK CROMWELL 150.00; MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT 2302 Standley Systems 337.48; REGISTRATION 2682 OSEHP 200.00; SERVICE 2300 VIP TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS GROUP LLC 835.00; Supplies 2810 MERRIFIELD OFFICE SUPPLIES 199.29; 2864 Sherwin Williams 1575.05; TRAVEL 2303 STRINGFELLOW, ANNA 84.45; 2311 Richmond, Toni 128.80; 2800 TOTTRESS, ALMETRICE 84.00; Highway Boots 2591 SHARPES DEPARTMENT STORE 75.00; DIESEL FUEL/GAS 2762 COMDATA INC 611.76; LEASE/PURCHASE 3172 OK DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 1791.56; OFFICE SUPPLIES 1430 MERRIFIELD OFFICE SUPPLIES 225.21; 1902 MERRIFIELD OFFICE SUPPLIES 144.58; PARTS/ SUPPLIES 748 WESTLAKE ACE HARDWARE OK-020 293.25; 2470 O'REILLY AUTO PARTS 266.86; 2889 LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC 215.04; PAYMENT 2625 OKLA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 1791.56; RENTAL 2610 YELLOWHOUSE MACHINERY 8500.00; SERVICE 3175 Republic Services #789 120.27; SUPPLIES 3009 CINTAS CORPORATION NO 2 274.94; 3283 Amazon Capital Services 255.98; TRAVEL 2522 WARNER, LEON 99.42; TRUCK 1306 BRUCKNER TRUCK SALES INC 129584.00; T-SHIRTS 3013 Witty Ideas 303.07; Utilities 2585 A T & T MOBILITY 222.23; 2637 A T & T 468.75; Hwy-ST asphalt overlay 2232 DUNHAM ASPHALT SERVICE INC 236289.83; OFFICE SUPPLIES 2272 UniFirst Holdings Inc 109.50; PARTS 2860 WELDON PARTS-TULSA 1307.97; Parts & Labor 1721 CLARENCE L BOYD COMPANY INC 1793.33; 2646 Yellowhouse Machinery Co 1323.98; PARTS & REPAIR 2582 P&K EQUIPMENT 809.86; 2614 YELLOWHOUSE MACHINERY 398.56; PARTS & SUPPLIES 36 OCT EQUIPMENT INC 135.00; 930 HI-LINE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY 165.50; 1903 ECONOMY SUPPLY CO 50.71; 2082 KUBOTA CENTER 184.81; 2586 STANDARD AUTO PARTS 694.84; 2595 WELDON PARTS-TULSA 1902.38; 2604 ATWOODS 165.57; 2612 NAPA AUTO PARTS 578.92; 2619 DRUMRIGHT AUTO SUPPLY 47.86; 2623 C3 INDUSTRIAL LLC 499.91; 2632 TRACTOR SUPPLY CREDIT PLAN 973.53; 2634 CROW BURLINGAME COMPANY 996.48; 2638 O'REILLY AUTO PARTS 709.59; 2652 LIONEL HARRIS OIL CO INC 103.90; 2654 O'REILLY AUTO PARTS 217.13; 2750 CROW BURLINGAME COMPANY 411.70; 2759 TRACTOR SUPPLY CREDIT PLAN 353.79; RENTAL 3312 WHITE STAR MACHINERY & SUPPLY 1392.00; SIGNS 2621 TULSA COUNTY HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION SIGNS 114.00; SUPPLIES 2620 VARNERS EQUIPMENT & HARDWARE 24.73; Tires 3313 DIRECT DISCOUNT TIRE 1839.72; TIRES & REPAIRS 2636 Sellers Tire Inc 794.90; Utilities 2626 A T & T MOBILITY 282.96; UTILITY 2647 O G & E 27.27; 3027 O G & E 273.15; Jail-ST CCJ PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICES 3412 COX BUSINESS 2063.22; CCJ PLUMBING SERVICES 2913 JEFF JONES WELDING 375.00; FUEL/JAIL CARS 2062 COMDATA INC 1471.57; INMATE SUPPLIES 3287 CHARM TEX 548.70; Maintenance 2057 WESTLAKE ACE HARDWARE OK-020 14.26; RENTAL 193 ECOLAB 144.95; 3426 ECOLAB 434.85; Repair 1853 FASTENAL COMPANY 167.83; SPRINKLER HEADS 2561 FIRETROL 760.00; Supplies & Materials 862 ATWOODS 217.93; UTILITIES WATER 3321 SAPULPA RURAL WATER CO 2777.00; 3323 SAPULPA RURAL WATER CO 41.80; WINDOW TINT 2341 AUTO ENHANCERS 1211.55; Juv Dent-ST FOOD 1634 SYSCO FOODS 1504.20; FOOD/SUPPLIES 86 Williams Grocery 60.51; Fuel 2116 COMDATA INC 340.91; HEAT/AIR SERVICE 3268 AIRCO SERVICE INC 1756.80; 3272 AIRCO SERVICE INC 637.88; 3314 AIRCO SERVICE INC 902.76; JUVENILE DETENTION 3410 MERRIFIELD OFFICE SUPPLIES 255.22; MAINTENANCE/REPAIRS 505 WESTLAKE ACE HARDWARE OK-020 109.31; Supplies & Materials 3315 VARNERS EQUIPMENT & HARDWARE 39.96; UNIFORM 3425 Gorfam 55.00; UTILITIES WATER 3324 CITY OF BRISTOW 613.02; Planning/Zoning SUPPLIES 2708 Amazon Capital Services 47.96; 3137 Amazon Capital Services 106.82; Resale AIR FRESHENERS 2034 SCENTS PLUS LLC 48.00; BOTTLED WATER 2039 FIZZ-O WATER COMPANY 53.65; FUEL 2042 COMDATA INC 354.04; IT Support 2766 TM CONSULTING INC 237.50; SERVICE 771 COX BUSINESS 46.82; 2049 LEXISNEXIS RISK SOLUTIONS 180.00; Supplies 1088 WESTLAKE ACE HARDWARE OK-020 8.96; 3124 MIDWEST PRINTING 165.00; 3414 MERRIFIELD OFFICE SUPPLIES 15.00; Tax Statements 2733 PEREGRINE CORP 21583.78; TAX WARRANT SERVICE 2033 CREEK COUNTY SHERIFF 1350.00; TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 3064 DYNAMIC RECRUITING SPECIALIST 870.00; 3065 DYNAMIC RECRUITING SPECIALIST 870.00; 3066 DYNAMIC RECRUITING SPECIALIST 826.50; 3067 DYNAMIC RECRUITING SPECIALIST 721.00; 3068 DYNAMIC RECRUITING SPECIALIST 870.00; 3069 DYNAMIC RECRUITING SPECIALIST 696.00; 3070 DYNAMIC RECRUITING SPECIALIST 696.00; 3071 DYNAMIC RECRUITING SPECIALIST 391.50; 3072 DYNAMIC RECRUITING SPECIALIST 870.00; SH Commissary Commissary 2747 TIGER CORRECTIONAL 1819.75; SH Svc Fee FOOD FOR INMATES 2887 TIGER CORRECTIONAL 15257.84; Tax Refunds TAX CORRECTION 35 Heather Timms 72.00; 36 CRM Construciton LLC 1647.00; 37 Steven Or Tabitha Hale 39.00. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.
Item #6: DISCUSSION of new business. (In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Title 25 O.S. § 311, new business is defined as any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen within 24 hours of time of posting agenda.) Joy Naifeh provided the Commissioners with an updated map with the current redistricting boundaries, along with the updated precincts.
Item #7: DISCUSSION ONLY/NO ACTION to consider request from Ken Williams of Hall Estill, Attorneys at Law, to inform the Board of a new lawsuit brought by the City of Sapulpa against Taneha Utility Authority. Brian Allen, Attorney Representative for Hall Estill, Attorney at Law provided the Board with a copy of the current lawsuit. I have Steve Redfern and Loretta here today to speak on this issue, if need be. The lawsuit is in the amount of $680,000.00, that we are unable to pay, I bring this to the Board today, as the County is the beneficiary of the Public Trust. The County would succeed all property owned/sewer system by the trust. The system is in need of significant repairs, beyond what Taneha can provide. We have made applications for additional grants and funding, recently the ARPA Sewer/Water project that the county is offering, as well. The issue is fresh water going into the sewer system and the City treating it. I have been communicating with Goforth on this issue as well. Overall, the INI intake is the problem, we have been charged an additional $300,000.00 in the cleanup cost. We are under a DEQ Consent Order, as well. The system needs $7 million in upgrades, but could fix the current issue with $1.7. Warner asked how many customers are being serviced by Taneha, Allen stated 11,000, in which 200 reside in Tulsa, with two additions in the City of Sapulpa Freedom Park, Timber Ridge West and Commercial properties. Redfern spoke about his own bill and how it has increased over the years, we will have an additional increase of 50%, that we just cannot place on our customers. Warner asked when was the system established, Loretta stated 1975, it became operational. We have three water systems that feed Taneha currently Tulsa, Creek Rural Water #4, and Sapulpa Rural Water. Stephens stated we currently have $1.5 million allocated for water/sewer projects, with $24 million in requests. Taneha has sent in a request, I know they have had several bad standings with DEQ and there are several entities struggling right now.
Item #8: Motion was made by Warner and seconded by Whitehouse to sign Resolution#2021-177 amending redistricting Resolution#2021-164 correcting a scrivener's error in the district lines near Highway 33 and Highway 66 junction. Andrew Goforth, Assistant District Attorney stated this would be amending a small portion that would not affect the population count or road mileage, it pertains to one business and a small piece of land by the turnpike. This was due to a Congressional line issue. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.
Item #9: Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Warner to award Bid#22-1 6 Month Bridge/HWY Materials and Professional Services per designated districts to be turned into Jana Thomas, Purchasing Agent. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.
Item #10: Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Whitehouse to accept and pass for one week for the Public Facilities Authority to review Bid#22-2 Roof Replacement at the Creek County Justice Center for the Creek County Public Facilities Authority. Bids submitted by Ground Zero Roofing & Construction Co., LLC, A-Best Roofing, Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal LLC, Atwell Roofing Co. and Alva Roofing Company. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.
Item #11: Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Warner to award written quotes for replacing carpet in the Court Clerk's Office to ProSource of Tulsa for $4,038.68 for the carpet and $4,325.00 to Lara Agee, dba Flooring Designs for pull & haul off carpet, install carpet and move furniture, as per Title 61 O.S. § 101-138. Quotes submitted by LaFevers Carpet and Tile and Carpet Direct. Glen Musser stated he had no recommendation; I believe they all can do the job. I did receive notice Friday, that LaFevers was not going to submit a bid for County Clerk or Treasurer, due to the amount of furniture that needs to be moved. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.
Item #12: DISCUSSION ONLY/NO ACTION to consider awarding or denying written quotes for replacing carpet in the County Clerk's Office. Musser stated that we received no bid, we sent out to ten different entities. Mortazavi asked if the County workforce could install the carpet, Stephens stated he will have Musser come and look at the area and see what he can do.
Item #13: DISCUSSION ONLY/NO ACTION to consider awarding or denying written quotes for replacing carpet in the Treasurer's Office. Musser stated that we received no bid, we sent out to ten different entities. Don Engle, Treasurer stated he only needs the breakroom done right now with linoleum. We cannot do the carpet until summer. Musser stated he wished he had that information prior. We can do the breakroom with County workforce, just like we did for the Clerk's Office.
Item #14: Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Whitehouse to sign Resolution#2021-178 directing the Creek County Treasurer to credit the Creek County Clerk's Lien Fee Fund 1208-1-1000-2005 with funds from the Creek County Highway District #3 Highway Tax Cash M&O Fund 1313-6-8043-2005/HTX2-3 for reimbursement of postage, in the amount of $14.66, as per Title 62 O.S. § 335, and procedures implemented by the State Auditor's Office. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.
Item #15: Motion was made by Warner and seconded by Whitehouse to sign Resolution#2021-179 directing the Creek County Treasurer to credit the Creek County Highway District #3 Highway Cash Capital Outlay Fund 1102-6-4300-4110/T3-3 with funds from ACCO as reimbursement for repairs to an excavator damaged on December 20, 2020, in the amount of $34,654.45, as per Title 62 O.S. § 335, and procedures implemented by the State Auditor's Office. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.
Item #16: Motion was made by Whitehouse and seconded by Stephens to sign Resolution#2021-180 directing the Creek County Treasurer to credit the Creek County Sheriff's Maintenance and Operations Fund 001-2-0400-2005/B2 with funds from ACCO for repairs to a Sheriff's unit damaged in an accident which occurred on August 20, 2021, in the amount of $3,979.00, as per Title 62 O.S. § 335, and procedures implemented by the State Auditor's Office. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.
Item #17: Discussion and possible action regarding the American Recovery Plan 2021 funds directed to Creek County by the federal government. The Board has two bullet items to review this week. (#2) DISCUSSION ONLY/NO ACTION on requesting ARPA funds for the Creek County Sheriff's Office to purchase a mobile command center, capable of performing as a PSAP, temporary Sheriff's Office, Emergency Management Center or strategic management site for public safety incidents or disasters. Joe Thompson, Under Sheriff presented a packet of information for a new command center. This would assist in the current prolonged response time to a disaster in the areas such as Mannford, Slick, Drumright, Gypsy, Olive and Bristow, if a wildfire, disaster or criminal manhunt was to happen. This would be a modern unit that would provide modern technology hookup, closer to the scenes, own radio tower, CAD system capabilities, along with a strategic planning point. We currently have a 2004 command unit that would be repurposed to Emergency Management. I would rather be prepared now, before the real disaster than be unprepared with the current model. There was discussion of the current model requiring a vehicle to pull unit, where the new one is drivable and can be leant to different agencies if their dispatch center goes out, etc. Stephens spoke about the wildfire disaster and personally pulling the current unit. Thompson stated they worked closely with Jana Thomas, Purchasing Agent, Covey Murray and Jacob Pilgram Emergency Management. Also, we are using the GSA Contract for the unit proposed. This is something that we need to look at, it is a great proposal as well Stephens stated. Warner thanked Thompson and stated this is something I would like time to review. There was discussion of which category this would be expended out of. Goforth, along with the BOCC stated it would be out of the 6.1 Revenue Replacement that currently has about $3 million estimated to receive. (#1) Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Warner to request application from entities that responded to the call for project water/sewer allowing up to $88,000.00 for City of Oilton's project and divide the remaining amount by the remaining seven entities allowing up to $201,714.00 per entity, Barbara Albritton email full application to all entities and add decline language and dollar amount with workgroups review and figure top end of requests, and setting deadline for applications to be due by February 01, 2022, BOCC review applications on February 14, 2022. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye. Andrew Goforth spoke to the Board it's been more than a month, since we have reviewed the submitted requests. The call for projects deadline was November 10, 2021, by 4 p.m. We received 8 entity requests totaling $24,501,235.90, in which we allocated $1.5 million. Goforth proposed three options, we have a per entity cap, we have each entity pick one apply though application and vet the application or each entity pick three projects from submitted projects that have survived the vetting process and ask the Board to provide a cost for each project. With the submitted projects that passed the first vetting that would be $187,000.00 per entity. This would seal up some projects and exclude others. The workgroup also discussed using $500,000.00 per funded project. Warner stated he has worked up his own way to slice the pie. Politically do we do every entity that has submitted, do we look at their own ARPA allocations and do a percent from that, do we exclude Taneha with the current suit and take out Creek County Rural Water #1. Stephens suggested that we fund Oilton's project of $88,000.00, since they only have one and then split the other seven entities with the remaining amount giving each entity up too roughly $201,000.00. There was discussion of supplemental monies being used for projects, Barbara Albritton stated this was a question on the pre-application. Most responded that they have submitted for additional monies, but are not using it for these projects submitted. I would recommend that we add language in the application if they would like to decline the amount determined by the Board, if they do not have additional funding to complete the submitted projects. Stephens stated remember we have to use the dollars as what serves the most people and the most needs. Also, they must meet the requirements, with that we will need sealed bids with solid numbers before we can allocate to any project. So, they will need to start their bidding process to have firm numbers to submit with application. There was discussion that the county is not turning the funds over to the entities, so they will have to follow the county purchasing procedures. Stephens stated I think we just make this as simple as possible, we split the remaining monies, to where they can do one or more project's they submitted through the application process. Those are reviewed and scored and submitted to the BOCC to approve.
A motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Whitehouse at 11:01 to take a five-minute break. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye. At 11:10 a.m. the Chairman called the meeting back to order. Roll call Stephens present, Warner present, Whitehouse present.
Item #18: DISCUSSION ONLY/NO ACTION to consider modifying the split of funds between the Highway Districts for the county highway funds. This item had a lot of discussion on how it should be split. Stephens stated he has reviewed the calculation; I think we are missing the unseen big picture to all the funds. Currently the HWY Cash has 10% being held in an all account for insurance and workman's comp. Districts 2 and 3 employee 20-24 employee, as District 1 only has 10-12, which means I use a lot less. Also, I think you have to look at how many residents are being served on each road, you both have several miles where there is only one to two homes on it. All of my roads have high traffic that travels them, which require more maintenance. With the redistricting, I took on an additional 111 miles, so I would like to propose HWY Cash D1-24%, D2-33%, D3-33%, currently we are at D1-23%, D2-32%, D3-35%. This would add 1% to D1 so I can hire a couple of people and increase D2 and take a little away from D3. HWY Tax proposed D1-30%, D2-35%, D3-35%, currently we are at D1-31%, D2-33%, D3-36%. Then let's look at CBRIF proposed D1-30%, D2-35%, D3-35%, doing away with the 10% All account, currently we are at 30-30-30-10. SB1888 we do the same D1-30%, D2-35%, D3-35% and do away with the 10%-ALL account. If we cannot agree we will have to spend a lot of money on an engineer to come out and do traffic counts and see what best serves the most people. I am trying to make this fair as possible, so we all can still operate. I believe you cannot disregard the population and usage within District 1, being higher than both districts. Warner asked Stephens to help him understand why anyone would want one commissioner receiving 30% more than the other two, it just doesn't make sense. Warner provided numbers on current dollars per road mile D1 receives $7,266, D2 $5,508 and D3-$5,651 per mile, the average per mile is $6,296.00 and you want us to take less, I just don't understand why any district would be any different from another. Warner presented numbers of rural population from INCOG D1-53.5m D2-54.8 and D3-32.0, District 2 has a higher population density than both districts. Warner addressed the weather being the number one issue for maintenance of the roads, heavy oilfield trucks being second and cars being third. You ask any engineer one heavy oilfield truck is equivalent to 1000 cars traveling on the road and we in District 2 and 3 have a lot of those trucks utilizing our roads. Warner also presented the State of Oklahoma paved road miles Creek County has 551 miles of paved roads, D1 has 140 miles, then you take the remaining 441 and divide by two and you get 220 paved roads for D2 and D3, we have more than D1 and still have to maintain those with less funding. Whitehouse briefly discussed his five blade hands and how much they are out grading roads each day. Warner discussed the recent 6 Month Bid and how much more it is costing D2, we are spending $132,000.00 more on gravel then D1 and you are asking me do it with less money. Stephens discussed his new graveled roads he will be taking in January 1, as well. They are not in the best shape and will require a lot of work. We will manage to do the best we can with what we have. Stephens stated there are a lot of areas that you do not spend a lot of money on maintenance. There was a lot of back-and-forth discussion on the breakdown. Stephens spoke briefly about being frugal with his money and how a district is not following the PayScale. Warner reviewed the new proposed breakdown from Stephens this is still giving D1 an increase, I would like you do refigure your proposed worksheet with the numbers you gave us today and then we can revisit it. Whitehouse asked for more time to gather his information, but I just want it to be as fair as possible with none of our workforce losing their jobs. Warner discussed District 1 ability to do million-dollar road projects, Stephens stated he has worked very hard saving his funds to be able to do those projects. I save my money to outright purchase equipment as well. A concerned citizen also spoke briefly about the usage of the outlining roads and the damage that the big oilfield trucks make when passing her home. We do expect the same maintenance all the other district receives. I feel like we are forgotten sometimes and just would like the districts to have the means to take care of the roads. This item will be back on next weeks agenda to further discuss.
Adjournment: Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Warner at 12:35 p.m. to adjourn and meet again 12-20-21. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.