Logan County District 2 has been working hard to repair the many roads heavily damaged by this winter’s soaking rains and snow. Today we will finish gravelling a four-mile stretch from County Road 74 and Triple X close to Coyle down to Cooksey and Luther Rd. This is a major Coyle School bus route.
In my last update I expressed my concern on losing ambulance services beyond the Guthrie school district boundaries. That we, in our area of the Coyle school district boundary lines and the non-paying citizens in the rest of our county, must address the issue of funding for ambulance services in the future. At our last […]
I have become aware of a critical issue that will be coming before the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, March 2, that will affect the health and safety of a large number of our rural population: Emergency Medical Services.
Drizzle storm damage continues to plague District 2 with lots of holes, slowing our graders down and delaying progress in getting roads smoothed up. Yesterday, further delay was caused by some driver tearing off a bridge rail on a bridge on Midwest south of Forrest Hill. Stabilizing Post from Charter Oak to Forrest Hill has […]
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.
In this week’s update we will cover several of our projects. Much more to follow on our next update.
After a dry spell and then wet weather, we have moved past delays and Atlas Paving Company has recently finished laying asphalt on Simmons between Midwest and Douglas. This was made possible by a Phillips 66 contribution.
Spring and early summer has been a busy time for our road crew. Multiple projects are in both planning and construction stages. This update provides a brief description of some of the major projects.
It is sad to see the devastation in people’s lives caused by the recent wildfire. While much loss is obvious, there are many things which will only be understood when people set about to put their lives back together. Knowing the spirit of the community, there is little doubt that everyone will rally together to […]
Road District 2 continues construction of Midwest Blvd. between Forrest Hills and Charter Oak. Weather has been good for construction and progress has been made. The old chip-seal surface has been ground up and compacted. For more than a week we have focused on resurfacing the failed and problematic road portions with uniform ground shale. […]
Currently the process of grinding up the chip and seal surface of Midwest between Charter Oak and Forrest Hills in preparation for a new asphalt surface has been put on hold. This is due to problems with the asphalt re-claimer machine we were using. We were able to grind up Midwest between Charter Oak and […]
During the winter months we have been performing preliminary work toward repaving Midwest Blvd. between Forrest Hills and Charter Oak as weather and other critical needs have allowed. We completed the process of clearing trees from right-of-way, reshaping ditches, hauling off excess dirt and are in the process of grinding up the old chip-seal surface.
Each year the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) sends applications to government entities who may wish to apply for Rural Economic Actions Plan (REAP) grant funding. REAP is annually funded by the Oklahoma State Legislature and administered by ACOG. The applications contain a lengthy list of qualifying elements which are rated on a point […]
Last year District 2 participated in a solid waste program. It was so well received we once again applied for funding through the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma. ACCO administers Department of Environmental Quality funds for the program. We were notified in August that we were awarded $4,000 to conduct another solid waste cleanup.
In District 2, much hard work has been put into two major projects over the last few months, and we are glad to report that these jobs are nearly completed.
Haskell Lemon Construction Company is scheduled to begin work this week on Douglas from Waterloo to Forrest Hills. The first phase of the work will be to grind up and re-establish areas of pavement which have road base failure. New asphalt will then be applied to the entire road surface. Plans are to keep the […]
Near the middle of each month, commissioner districts are notified about how much they will receive from the Tax Commission for the following month. We never know exactly what that amount will be or how it will vary from month to month. In fact, when reviewing a line chart of income to District 2 over […]
Several weeks have passed since the last communication from District 2 so I want to update you on what we’ve been doing.
One of the laws passed by the state legislature in the 2013 session was SB 89. This bill, authored by Senator Ballenger and Representative Wesselhoft, increases the fine for littering from the maximum of $200.00 to up to $400.00, plus court costs. The bill passed with an emergency clause which allows it to take effect July […]
Our prayers and sympathy go out to victims of recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. In addition to the grief of individuals who have suffered great losses, these disasters have put a strain on local, county and state governments. In spite of this, I have been impressed with the ability of emergency responders and cleanup crews to […]