Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-09-20 17:19:29 –
Oklahoma City (Free press) — On Monday morning, the Oklahoma County County Commission (BoCC) held a regular meeting to handle the county’s related businesses.
After hearing from county residents at the beginning of the meeting, the board approved a bid to build a triple X road project. The board also approved the court clerk’s office contract to hire a company to digitize records.
The board also discussed a contract to provide disinfection services in the county courthouse, annex, and two downtown parking lots in the county.
Request to the village
Cathy Cummings, a councilor of The Village City, addressed the board in an official position to start the meeting on Monday.
Cummings explained that the village has some very important drainage and sewerage improvement projects that the municipality cannot afford. Cummings lobbyed BoCC and invested approximately $ 3 million in infrastructure improvements. Cummings has listed specific projects, including a physical list distributed to the Commissioner.
Cummings explained that the county’s US Reconstruction Planning Act (ARPA) funding is reducing the financial needs of the village. These projects to be completed will account for a very small percentage of their funding.
The Commissioner was unable to respond to her comments, as Cummings’ point was made during “citizen participation” rather than on the agenda.
Cummings had the opportunity to propose to other township-elected officials in Oklahoma County to attend a BoCC meeting to defend the community.
Triple X Road
In the latest chapter of the long-standing story of the Triple X Road Streambank Stabilization Project, BoCC approved a bid for road construction.
At the last BoCC meeting, the county received only one bid for a large project. The bid is about $ 1.7 million, which is higher than the county’s original estimate of $ 1.4 million.
Due to deadlines, federal and state restrictions and oversight, and labor and supply shortages, commissioners have been informed that they should not expect better bids than they receive.
In fact, according to county engineer Stacey Trumbo, you may not get more bids than if you rebid the project. Many local contractors doing this type of construction have already subcontracted with CP Integrated Services, the only company to bid on.
For federal requirements to obtain FEMA reimbursement for some construction costs, projects with audits must be completed by August 2022, and a considerable amount of time to select bidders for the project. There will be restrictions.
Brian Morgan, District 2 Commissioner, who has been working on the project since the house flowed into the North Canadian River on Triple X Road in 2013, said of the project: Become. “
The board unanimously accepted bids from the CP Integration Service and moved the project towards completion.
Rick Warren, Secretary of the Oklahoma County Court, is Business Imaging Systems, Inc. Requested a $ 928,500 contract with.
The companies mentioned specialize in digitizing records. Last year, the state legislature passed a law allowing court clerk to add a $ 2 fee to all civil proceedings. The fund generated about $ 1 million a year after Warren’s office passed.
Warren said the deal is making good use of the money not only to clean up record storage, but also to make records more accessible. All records that need to be sealed remain intact, but most other records are stored online and made accessible to the general public.
Digitization also allows court clerk staff to upload records related to OSCN, a website where proceedings can be found throughout Oklahoma.
During the course of the annual contract, the contract does not have to be permanent, as BIS staff trains the staff of court clerk to digitize the records.
The contract was unanimously approved.
Since the early weeks of the pandemic, which killed about 9,000 fellow Oklahomans, the county has had a crew of people disinfecting the surface throughout the county building, annex, and two parking garages owned by the county downtown. I was there.
The contract will expire soon.
Facility manager Keith Monroe discussed with BoCC whether to retain these staff.
Mr. Morgan appears to be bored with workers on his floor, including seeing them go in and out and wipe the door handles when no one is in and out of the office for more than an hour. Said.
District 1 Commissioner Carrie Blumer asked if the staff of six full-time contractors could be reduced to three.
“We can do whatever you want,” Monroe replied.
District 3 Commissioner Kevin Calvey pointed out that the CDC has declared that COVID does not actually spread through the surface and disinfection may be meaningless. He also said that sanitization does help reduce other bugs that can be transferred by touch, but previously did not sanitize it.
The board eventually adopted Blumart’s proposal and chose to reduce the number of full-time contractors to three.
The County Commission will meet again on October 4th at 9am.
Last updated: September 20, 2021 16:19 Brett Dickerson – Editor
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