Logan County Commissioners close out 2022 meetings with appointments, donations

Pictured (L-R) are the Logan County commissioners Monty Piearcy, Kody Ellis and Marven Goodman.

The Logan County Board of County Commissioners met for the final time in 2022 just before the holiday break. The meeting was also the last for outgoing District 1 County Commissioner Marven Goodman.

After approving a residential plat near Cimarron National Golf Course, the commissioners unanimously voted 3-0 to re-appoint Chris Evans to the Excise and Equalization Board, for a four-year term, and Phil Nichols to the Guthrie EMS Board.

Afterward, the commissioners approved multiple donations for work projects, including what is believed to be the largest donation ever of $842,433.78. The donation came from Van Eaton Ready Mix to District 1 for labor and materials on Santa Fe Road between State Highway 33 and College.

The BOCC accepted the resignation from County Assessor Wayne Murphey, effective Dec. 31, 2022.

Murphey, who did not seek election, is retiring. His wife, Mary, did not draw an opponent earlier this year and was elected as the Assessor. She will be sworn into office Tuesday morning.

Goodman did not share any comments in his final meeting as Mark Sharpton will fill the position after he’s sworn into office on Tuesday.

However, others thank Goodman for his service.

“Thank you for what you have done for the county, supporting the emergency management program and getting us some upgrades,” Emergency Manager Steven Haga said.

Sheriff Damon Devereaux thanked Goodman for helping the county with 911 services.

“Thanks for always supporting the Sheriff’s Office. You were a big supporter (of the 911 service). You fought tooth and nail to get that,” Devereaux said.

Logan County Clerk Troy Cole wished him the best moving forward.

“Thank you for your eight years. I know you’re looking forward to doing a lot of good down at the (State) Capitol for OK2A,” Cole said. “Good luck.”

Commissioners Monty Piearcy and Kody Ellis also shared their sentiments.

“We do appreciate what you brought to the board. Thank you, I appreciate it,” Piearcy said.

Ellis added, “You pushed me to do this and helped me through it. Here I am.

The next commissioner’s meeting is set for Tuesday at 9 a.m.

All commissioner meetings are streamed live on Guthrie News Page’s Facebook and Youtube pages.


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