I am pleased to announce my recovery from recent unforeseen medical issues. It brings me great pleasure to provide this update and many more to come. A special thank you goes out to my family, friends and co workers who supported me throughout my recovery.
My appreciation goes to those who supported me in my reelection for a third four year term. It was an ordeal which I’m thankful is over. Short time ago, my wife went through a medical ordeal which, fortunately, has had a good outcome.
Road paving is getting underway as we get past the spring rains. Weather delays have occurred for our contracted paving projects. More rain could delay paving projects further. This will bring the total number of roads paved in the last 7 1/2 years to 22.5 miles.
On the Monday night of April 26, a tornado caused devastation across the far SE corner of Road District 2. Entering the county at Waterloo and Henney, the EF2 tore across Choctaw and Indian Meridian, jumped over Dobbs, crossing Charter Oak east of Harrah where eleven 100 foot Cottonwoods were knocked down across the road, […]
Many new businesses are moving to Logan County. – The new Tractor Supply has broken ground at College and Heather, just north of the Sleep Inn on the west side of I-35. – The new Hampton Inn, south of the Best Western, should open soon. – The new On Cue on Waterloo east of I-35 […]
In our last update, ODOT was about to have a public meet on the I-35/ Waterloo bridge replacement and Waterloo Rd improvements. We now know that this intersection will be a “Diverging Diamond”, the first for the state of Oklahoma. There will be four lanes under a six lane bridge with traffic light controls at the ramp […]
This Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6:30pm, ODOT will be holding a Public Meeting at Waterloo Road Baptist Church, 3100 E Waterloo Rd to inform the public and to get public input on the new design plans for the I-35 and Waterloo Rd bridge scheduled for construction in FY2021. The current bridge was constructed in 1960. New […]
Logan County citizens with unwanted furniture, appliances and junk can use the District 2 roll off dumpster instead of dumping in the creek or on the side of the road. It is free to all Logan County residents (non commercial). This service is proving effective at reducing dumping in the district. We are located at […]
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.
Last week, Director Mike Patterson, Commissioner Ray Vaughn and I met and discussed the plans being considered for the replacement of the bridge on I-35 and Waterloo Rd. With a total projected cost of $26 million, the first $2 million will be spent in FY2019 to acquire Right of Way and move utilities.
Last week, we met with Commissioner of Oklahoma County District 3, Ray Vaughn, and his superintendent to discuss the Waterloo Rd project that should begin soon.
The Logan County Board of County Commissioners will meet at 9am, Monday, August 3rd, at the County Annex across from the Logan County Courthouse.
The last several weeks have been tough. The worst damage was the partial washout of Midwest south of Charter Oak. There were several addition roads that had serious washouts. Though we had few washouts on the main roads, our drainage ditches and culverts will take a while to clean and repair. Most new potholes on […]
Oklahoma County District 3 Commissioner Ray Vaughn and I will be meeting very soon to work out an agreement for Waterloo Road. What is proposed is a replacement of Waterloo with three lanes from Pine/Air Depot to Douglas with possibly some round-abouts (traffic circles at intersections). This will require considerable cooperation between our two counties […]
FEMA has responded to our resolution proclaiming an emergency disaster due to heavy rainfall during the week of May 23-30. East Logan County escaped the heaviest part of this damage with the northern portion of the county getting the worst of it. It is doubtful District 2 will receive any of this funding.
In District 2 it has been another record buster for every May since rainfall was first ever recorded.
A meeting with ODOT at the BoCC meeting Friday, May 15, will go over the county’s priorities on the CIRB 5-year plan. At this time we do not know how much will be left in CIRB. The Appropriations Committees and the Governor’s office are struggling with a $611 million under funded budget. The funds for […]
The Senate and House Appropriations Committees and representatives of the Governor are hammering out a budget as I write this (See Wednesday’s Special Update). What is at stake for us in District 2 are 15 miles of asphalt roads and five bridges on our 5-year construction plan. The accumulation of funds in the CIRB state general […]
We have been quite busy the past few weeks due to the damage weather has caused our roads.
It has been a good week in District 2. But our rock hauling has slowed. Last month we broke our record for rock with over 4500 tons (200 loads) hauled into the district. This week we had two truckers with a third on Friday replacing the closed bridge at Peebly and Simmons with a temporary culvert […]