The last time we updated the status of the Coltrane road project phases, two of the three phases was uncertain. Our work in this area has gained new ground as this week we have much better news that all three project phases are now back on the full funding track.
This year’s Logan County District 1 construction season starts early this New Year with the Seward Road Bridge replacement beginning this month. The contract has been let and construction is scheduled to begin on replacing the Seward Road / Cottonwood Creek Bridge January 23rd, 2017. The project was awarded at the December ODOT Commission meeting […]
Right after I won the Republican Primary election for District 1 Logan County Commissioner in June 2014 I began researching current and future projects and began making operational plans for the road district. The Coltrane road from Waterloo Road north to Forest Hills is one such project that had been approved for federal road funds […]
Several constituents have called and ask about this next year’s road projects and so it is time to provide an update on our district road and bridge capital improvement program and the “Save to Pave” project.
Our Coltrane road project, like all the rest of our large county road and bridge projects require capitol funds from different revenue sources. Our local source of funding comes in the form of sales and property tax revenue given directly to the county road districts.
Another mile of well-traveled roadway reopens this week with new life and a new asphalt surface on Waterloo road from SH 74 (Portland) West to Meridian Road. Our board of commissioners unanimously approved this project earlier this fall and their decision was an easy one given the evidence of need due to overuse and neglect […]
Mother Nature may sometimes disappoint but she is never boring.
Will Guthrie city officials take away ambulance service from Langston in an effort to increase property taxes?
Earlier this year, Guthrie City Officials and County Commission Chairman Pearson initiated an effort which will have far reaching consequence on the lives and safety of all county residents.
Following a special and regular scheduled meeting, the Board of County Commissioners finalized the estimate of needs for each of the county office’s budget for the fiscal year on Monday morning. Commissioner Marven Goodman questioned both the district attorney and sheriff’s office accounts and voted against their proposed budget.
The last few weeks have been very productive as our repair and maintenance teams have completed several projects.
Waterloo road between Western and Santa Fe is now open for through traffic. Oklahoma County road crews put the finishing touches on the repair of Waterloo Road early this week by dressing the shoulder areas.
Good news for the week, Waterloo road between Western and Santa Fe should be reopen very soon. Repair began Tuesday, July 28. The new tin horn is scheduled to be delivered Thursday, August 6th and installed Friday August 7, hopefully we can reopen Waterloo road by Monday, August 10.
Last week I wrote about our district road and bridge site survey with the Federal Disaster folks. Well our county Emergency Management Director, David Ball, would like to make sure that all residents in Logan County, which had storm damage from May to July 2015, to know there might be help from FEMA for Individual […]
This week we provided a visual inspection tour of our storm and flood damage with FEMA field representatives and reviewed the requirements for filling the requests for assistance. This site survey was very productive and our staff is focused on pursuing this additional funding source.
We continue to be blessed with more rain than our lakes, rivers, and streams can accommodate and with this last week’s deluge we now have several of our county roads washed out to bedrock. This latest flood damage is most evident in southern Logan County along the streams and tributaries of the Cottonwood Creek. Our […]
It’s now official, with the latest release of the new county financial audit findings by the Oklahoma State Auditor, the last time Logan County produced a budget that met statutory or constitutional requirements was 2006. Ever since that time the county has received a reoccurring audit finding that documents the counties’ failure to follow statutory […]
This year’s state legislature robbed our local road and bridge funds to continue their out of control appetite for growing government. I got to listen to one of the large government cheerleaders of the Oklahoma House of Representatives while I was attending the OSU county officer training “Statute Reference/ Legislative Process” at the Sapulpa Central […]
This week we began cleanup effort from last May’s rains. Our road foreman and county emergency manager—along with FEMA assessment experts—conducted site surveys of our roads and bridges in the areas damaged by the May floods. We can assist our emergency management office with documentation and photos.
April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, not floods. But flooding is what we have been experiencing all over our County, and yes we lost more bridges. It looks like we may get a break in the weather this next week and so our road crews will be our cleaning up the mess left by […]
As you may imagine with the rain we have been blessed to receive the last few weeks we have been very busy with high water runoff and erosion issues. We will continuing to prioritize and address these new issues as we become aware of them and are working the most dangerous first. To begin, we […]