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November 14, 2012

Payne County commissioners open asphalt bids

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Payne County commissioners opened asphalt overlay bids for Ninth Street from State Highway 18 to Kings Highway in Cushing.

Four companies submitted bids.

Atlas Paving Co. submitted a price of $60.85 per ton for asphalt, Kerns submitted a bid of $62.45 a ton, Kerns Construction submitted $71.24 per ton and Bailey’s submitted a price of $62.84 per gallon of asphalt.

There were various prices for pavement reinforcing fabric and binder which helps to stabilize asphalt. Commissioners will evaluate the bids and award a contract at another commission meeting.

Commissioners unanimously approved two utility road crossing permits from Select Energy of Houston, one near West 32nd and Fairgrounds and one near West 44th and Fairgrounds.

A bid opening for a Community Development Block Grant water project for Lincoln County Rural Water District #4 was tabled because the Federal Aviation Administration said the proposed tower was too tall. The district wanted to build the tower a mile and a half from Cushing Municipal Airport, said Tawanna Chapman, district manager.

The district has a tower about 1,600 feet from the proposed site, she said.

A road name request for a section of county road between Sangre and Western off of West 56th Avenue was approved unanimously. The road’s name will be “Pearl Snap Trail.”

The commissioners unanimously approved a transfer of funds from general funds solid waste to the solid waste cash account of $15,806.

Two transfers from general fund flood plain to the flood plain cash account, one for $2,500 and one for $500 were unanimously approved.

A transfer of funds from general fund jail account to jail account cash fund of $300,000 was also unanimously approved.

Commissioners also unanimously approved two blanket purchase orders, one for $38,691.75 for fiscal year 2011-12 and one for $337,622.08 for fiscal year 2012-13.

Commissioners also approved monthly reports as presented by County Clerk Linda Hatfield.

Payne County Jail had an ending balance of $113,000.25 for October.

The Court Clerk collected fines and fees for October which amounted to $23,049.13 for the jail, $4,100.97 for courthouse security, $22,216.52 for sheriff’s services and $3,664.50 for jail bond fund fee, Hatfield said.

Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of an elevating scraper from Warren Cat, for $129,990.

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