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 […]
Our road district has received excellent feedback from our residents on our upcoming road and bridge projects this week. The right of way utility relocation continues on Coltrane between Waterloo and Seward and is contracted to be finished no later than August 6, 2015. Rural Water District 1 is currently relocating utilities in support of […]
The response to our new citizen groups has been very encouraging. Our road planning committee has five new members and our traffic safety committee has three new members. We are also starting to receive recommended projects for the Save & Pave program and we set aside just over $30K this month to start the program. Our district transportation safety program […]
New citizen participation in local government. After our town hall meeting last week we had several folks sign up to be on our new finance, road and safety committees. Our first meeting of the road and safety committees will be scheduled later this month and the finance committee will meet next month to start the new (FY 2016) […]
Last week I wrote about seeing a group of folks from the Seward Road Baptist Church out picking up trash along Broadway just south of Seward Road. Since writing that last week we have been contacted by some interested in helping out but needed help with pick-up and disposal of the filled trash bags.
With St. Patrick’s Day come and gone the green of spring can only be just around the corner and so is spring cleaning. This week I noticed a group of folks picking up trash along Broadway just south of Seward Road. As it turns out it was volunteers from the Seward Road Baptist Church out […]
This week ended with two good pieces of news. First we ended the week with much better weather giving just a tease of looking forward to springtime. Next, we have a finalized schedule for our first town hall meeting 7-9 pm Thursday, March 26th at the Oak Cliff Fire Station #2, 12037 South Santa Fe […]
This week began and ended with another blast from the north that dropped our temperatures, and threatened road conditions and the safety of our residents. Our decisions and priority of action on which roads to sand/salt/plow is a coordinated effort with our county Sheriff’s central dispatch team. They notify us, day or night, of any unsafe changes […]
One of our very smart farmers/rancher in our district, recommended we look at a relatively inexpensive piece of road maintenance equipment called a “Road Boss”. It looks much like a large box blade and is pulled behind a tractor. We checked into it and after watching a live demo it became apparent to our road […]
The Logan county district 2 commissioner is proposing some sort of EMS ambulance actions to take place Monday, March 2 2015 at the Logan county courthouse annex. Given the limited information available, it seems the action is intended to bringing all county school district areas not covered by an existing EMS district into the Logan […]
We all look forward to springtime in our part of Oklahoma. The new growth and everything greening up gives us a sense that Mother Nature is cleaning up the muddy and cold mess from winter. One mess that Mother Nature takes a long time to clean up is the litter and trash that gets dumped […]
This week we continued to evaluate our district road maintenance requirements. We decided to make some changes and have organized two new road maintenance crews to better support our mission of road and right of way maintenance. The Road Maintenance crew will be responsible for asphalt road maintenance and patching, while the Right of Way […]
Toward the end of the regular scheduled Logan County Commissioner’s meeting, all three commissioners agreed they needed to have a more professional attitude toward each other.
On Sunday, Jan. 18, the residents in the south part of District 1 were once again threatened by rural wildfire. Thanks to the quick action of our county’s regional volunteer firefighters, Guthrie FD, Logan County Emergency Management, as well as others, the threat was quickly contained. We all owe these individuals a debt of gratitude […]