The Osage Board of County Commissioners met Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska and put together an application for a community development block grant concerning water and sewer projects. The application is due by May 1 and the commissioners may ask for as much as $450,000 in assistance.
Barbara Albritton with the Indian Nations Council of Governments gave the presentation stating the need for funding with Oklahoma Rural Water District No. 21 near Shidler.
The Commissioners submitted the same application last year, but it didn't get any funding assistance.
Defense Attorney Mike Fisher asked the County Commissioners for permission to use the courthouse lawn on April 1 at 4 in the afternoon for a special reason.
The County Commissioners were more than willing to approve that agenda item.
Denise Ward, the Executive Director for the Roy Clark Memorial Championship Rodeo in April and the Roy Clark Memorial Run for Special Needs in October, was on hand hoping to get rental fees waived at the Clarence Brantley Indoor Arena. The Commissioners waived those rental fees for Ward and the American Therapeutic Riding Association's events.
Fairgrounds Director Pee-Wee Easley will be attending an auction later this week and could be purchasing a number of items, including two sets of portable stairs, two sets of portable bleachers and eight picnic tables. This purchase will not exceed $3,160.
The County Commissioners also approved the nutrition program's application for the Older Americans Grant for the fiscal year of 2019-2020. This is the second year of that grant and the program is budgeted to serve a minimum of 675 adults.
The next regular scheduled County Commissioners meeting is scheduled for next Monday at 10 in the morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska.