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November 14, 2012

Payne County commissioners open asphalt bids

Government Watch: Payne County Commission, Payne County Budget Board, Stillwater Public Library Trust Board, Stillwater Housing Authority

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Payne County Budget Board approved cash appropriations and transfers of appropriations made at the commission meeting and also approved a maintenance and operations transfer of $30,000 from District 3 to District 1. District 1 County Commissioner Zach Cavett said this money is being paid from District 3 County Commissioner Jim Arthur’s district to Cavett’s district to repay funds used by District 3 when the county road fund was split 65 percent to 35 percent in District 3’s favor.

Stillwater Housing Authority will hold a board meeting at noon Wednesday at Roxie Weber Plaza.

Executive Director Glen Redding said the board will acknowledge a conflict of interest for Realtor Connie Stokes, who serves on the board. Redding said the agreement states that Stokes can’t profit from being on the board.

Redding said he will give the board a report on the housing authority involvement in a suit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development for funds for its operating reserve.

The suit, which is not yet filed, will involve approximately 400 other housing authorities across the United States, Redding said. The Stillwater Housing Authority and other authorities across the nation had to use their own funds and didn’t receive funds to offset their operating reserve.

The Stillwater Public Library Trust Board will hold a meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 313 of the Stillwater Public Library.

Lynda Reynolds, library director, said the trust will accept donations made by members of the community. Reynolds also will update the board on expenditures for projects and review an open meetings training.

The board will also hear Reynold’s recommendation to not apply for 501-3, or nonprofit status.

The board will also look at hiring an investment firm to conduct the library board’s investments, Reynolds said.

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