District #2 Commissioner Kevin Paslay made an announcement regarding Samaritan EMS and EMS coverage for the Barnsdall Avant Area at the Monday Morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners.
In addition to announcing they would not be renewing their contract they had also asked to be relieved of their contract at the end on the month rather than finishing at the end of June. However, District #3 Commissioner Darren McKinney along with the other Commissioners agreed that they should fulfill their contract.
Along with the announcement Commissioner Paslay introduced Matt Miller owner of Miller EMS who currently operates out of Fairfax and has 12 ambulances operating throughout the State. Miller stated he and his company would be willing to take over the contract for the Barnsdall/Avant area, additionally he would give preference to Samaritan Employees who wished to stay at the Barnsdall location, however the employees would still need to undergo the application process.
While the Commissioners were relieved to hear that Miller EMS was prepared to take over the coverage, they will still need to advertise for bids for the EMS contract. The new service would also need to meet with the Barnsdall City Council to receive the membership paid by Barnsdall and Avant residents.
An Osage County Man has been taken into custody following an incident on Wednesday.
According to the Osage County Sheriff's Website, Dakoda Aaron McCauley was booked on Wednesday for one charge of Second Degree Murder. McCauley, who resides in Barnsdall, is said to have been involved in a stabbing incident at his residence in Barnsdall. Our partners at News On 6 report that Frankie Cotto is the victim of the stabbing.
According to the Osage County Courthouse, no formal charges have been filed at this time, so no affidavits are available right now. We will have more information as it becomes available
Friday, June 1, 2018, will be the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 26, 2018, Osage County Primary Elections. In order to register the voter must be a United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years-old .
Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Friday, June 1, 2018.
Applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed; however, the applications will not be approved until after June 26, 2018.
The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration. The response is either a voter identification card listing the new voter's precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved.
Any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office at (918) 287-3036 or email OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov.
Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 630 Kihekah Ave, Pawhuska, and at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county. Applications are also available online at www.osage.okcounties.org or the state website www.elections.ok.gov, and voters can check their registration status at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/
The Commissioners opened and accepted bids on Asphalt Chips this week at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners.
The County received four bids for the upcoming 8.5 mile resurfacing job on County Roads 2409 and 2230. Bids from Bison Materials, LLC listed ½ inch and ¾ inch Asphalt Chips at $11 a ton for each size, APAC-Central Inc submitted a bid for $12 for ½ and ¾, Candy Creek Quarry offered ½ and ¾ at $10.75 a ton, and Anchor Stone bid two types ½ BT at $18.56 per ton and $17.68 TT, the same prices for ¾ inch.
Commissioner Darren McKinney made a motion to accept the low bid from Candy Creek Quarry at $10.75 a ton.
During Citizens Input Commissioner Jerry Howerton announced that the District #1 made $6,681 in Scrap Metal from the successful Free Dumb Day last month, a return which more than offsets the $374.24 spend on taking trash to the dump.
The Osage County Board of County Commissioners will meet again next Monday at the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska.
A part of AEP-PSO's Wind Catcher Project may not be built. The Tulsa World reports the Osage Nation Mineral Council voted down a PSO proposal to cross Osage County.
PSO spokesman Stan Whiteford indicates a proposed alternate route through Creek and southern Tulsa County has not been laid out.
Equipment was the name of the game at the Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners. First on the agenda was the open and awarding of bids for a used dump truck year 2000 or newer, this item was rebid as bids failed to meet specifications previously. The dump truck is for use in District #3 and the commissioner's received bids from Boxer Construction Equipment and Premier Equipment . The Commissioners accepted all bids for tabulation.
The next equipment item on the agenda was the approval and signing of lease purchase agreements with Yellowhouse Machinery for one 2018 John Deere backhoe loader and a hydraulic breaker. The backhoe loader is for use in District #2.
Lastly, the final equipment purchase was for three brush hogs from State contract for District #1. The state contract would have the brush hogs purchased from Jensen Tractor Ranch in Bartlesville.
The next meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners will be Monday at the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska
Saturday April 21st from 8am to 4pm, the Osage County Commissioners and the City of Pawhuska will host their Free Dump Day. Osage County residents will have the opportunity to drop off bulky items along with no longer functioning appliances and much more.
The dump day was established in an effort to reduce the amount of trash and bulk items that are left along roadways, rivers, lakes, and on county roads. County residents may take their scrap and bulk metal, wood and brush, appliances or furniture, mattresses and box springs, and up to four tires to one of the participating County Barns.
8TH & PECAN PAWHUSKA
60810 OK HWY 11 SHIDLER (W. OF CITY ON HWY 11)
506 S. 5TH ST BARNSDALL
DISTRICT #2 SHOP
2850 W. 133RD STREET NORTH SKIATOOK
DISTRICT #3 SHOPS
100 N. 1ST STREET FAIRFAX
604 COTTON GIN HOMINY
There are several prohibited items however, do not bring household trash, household hazardous waste items, commercial or contractor’s trash, or paint and other chemicals. The barns will also not be able to accept shingles, as they are not accepted at the Osage County Landfill. Osage County Free Dump Day will take place this Saturday from 8am to 4pm.
At the close of filing Friday evening the District 36 seat for the House of Representative will be a heavily contested race. The incumbent, Republican Representative Sean Roberts has filed for re-election. Filing against Roberts were four additional Republication Candidates, Louise Redcorn of Pawhuska, Jared Lemmons of Pawhuska, J Paul Ganzel of Hominy, and Jordan Lauffer of Skiatook.
For the Oklahoma Senate District 10 Seat, the incumbent Senator Eddie Fields has filed to run in the Lieutenant Governor. Filing for the the District 10 seat will be Bill Coleman of Ponca City, Gary Lanham of Hominy, and Amber Roberts of Hominy.
The Primary Election will be held on June 26, 2018. If any candidate does not come away with a 50+1 majority the race will continue into a Run-Off in August.
Pawhuska’s Judge John Kane ended the three-day filing period unopposed for election to his office as District Judge for District 10 in Osage and Pawnee Counties. The District 11 District Judge’s office is a 3-way contested election. Incumbent District Judge Curtis DeLapp is opposed by current Bartlesville City Councilman Alan Gentges and by Linda Thomas. All of the candidates are from Bartlesville.
Associate District Judge for Nowata County Carl Gibson of Nowata, Associate District Judge Stuart Tate of Fairfax, and Associate District Judge for Washington County Russell Vaclaw are all unopposed.
Judgeships are non-partisan elections and will be elected during the June Primary Election. If no candidate receives at least 50 percent of the vote then the top two candidates would advance to the August runoff election.
District Attorney Kevin Buchanan is unopposed in his bid for re-election as District Attorney. Incumbent District 10 District Attorney Rex Duncan is opposed by Republican Mike Fisher of Skiatook. The winner of a Republican primary will face Bob Buchanan of Pawnee who filed as an Independent.
Osage County voters will have a choice in their election for assessor. After the first day if fillings, Republicans Ed Quinton, Jr. and Natasha Yancey of Pawhuska filed for the office. So did Democrat, LIsa Taylor, also of Pawhuska.
In other races, Democrat, Sally Hulse of Pawhuska filed for County Treasurer. Democrat Darren McKinney filed for the District Three Commissioner's seat. Republicans Randall Jones and Democrat Jerry Howerton filed for the District One Commissioner's seat.