The Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning and many different things were discussed.
The County Commissioners are one step closer to formally having its emergency medical services advisory board. The Commissioners have completed a mission statement and the seven members will make recommendations to them regarding emergency medical services in the county.
Those seven members include Bo Cox, April Thompson, Kay Kelley, Larry Eulert, Ronnie Wilson, Cole Harring and Ken Montgomery. They will get re-appointed each year.
The Commissioners also talked about the possibility of making Kelly Bland, the Executive Director of Tourism in Osage County, a full time employee. The contract would be paid for out of the tourism budget.
Kevin Pasley, who represents District No. 2 is all for it, but Randall Jones, representative for District No.1, said it might be best to hold off.
During citizen’s input, Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts handed out the new drug policy for county employees. The County Commissioners could approve the new testing procedures, but Roberts said there are 22 bills in the Senate that could change the current policy.
The Commissioners went into executive session to interview applicants for a janitorial position, but tabled the item to get more information.
In new business, Pasley said AT&T would be on hand at next Monday’s meeting to discuss the possibility of adding their services to the county. The meeting will begin at 10 o’ clock at the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska.