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October 23, 2012

GOVERNMENT WATCH: Payne County commission authorizes semi-truck sale

STILLWATER, Okla. — Payne County Commissioners sold a 1977 Peterbilt semi for $9,750 to Stewart Wholesale in Shawnee. R.C. Dozer of Drumright had an opposing bid of $5,150.

Commissioners accepted a donation of 18,000 tons of asphalt from Owens Equipment of Stillwater to be used on north Cottonwood Road.

Commissioners unanimously approved a payment of $7,247.71 to Holloway, Updike and Bellen for 12-month inspections and load ratings for 46 bridges in the county.

Commissioners Jim Arthur and Zach Cavett said weight limit restrictions on county roads are being ignored by heavy trucks going to drilling rigs.

Arthur said signs in some sections specify no through traffic, but some truck drivers think it doesn’t apply to them.

“We definitely have a big problem that’s getting worse out there,” Arthur said.

A purchase order totaling $98,540.10 for county expenses was approved.

Conveyance of two small strips of land in Perkins and Cushing from the county to the respective city governments was unanimously approved.

County Clerk Linda Hatfield reported alcohol sales tax revenue of $60,171.23 for September.

Jeff Kuhn, director of emergency management for the county, reported no fires in the county and no requests from local fire chiefs to reinstate a burn ban.

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