The Moore American

January 15, 2014

County approves five-year road, bridge plan

American Staff
The Moore American

MOORE — With no public discussion, Cleveland County’s Board of Commissioners approved a five-year, $4.664 million road and bridge plan at its regular meeting Monday afternoon.

The plan covers fiscal years 2014 through 2018, and lists projects in Districts 2 and 3. It also lists additional projects ready for construction if state, federal or county funds become available.

The largest projects are improvements to 72nd Avenue SE from Cemetery Road to Slaughterville Road and 156th Avenue SE from Maguire Road north for two miles.

Bridge engineering on several projects in south and eastern Cleveland County are on the list. They include bridges over West Willow Creek, Willow Creek tributaries and other county streams.

Commission Chairman Rusty Sullivan said the district identifies the projects and plans years in advance. Engineering gets completed and, as dollars become available, they are put into the schedule.In other action Monday, commissioners:

— Set Feb. 13 for a public auction of miscellaneous surplus county items at the county jail, 203 S. Jones.

— Called the annual Fair Board election filing period from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31 with a Feb. 8 election date if needed.

— Approved an agreement between the Cleveland County Assessor and Peregrine Services to print and mail appraisal notices.

— Approved agreements for bottled water and trash service for various county buildings and a software support agreement with Oracle.

— Heard a report from Commissioner Rod Cleveland on proposed legislation impacting counties. They include a right to carry weapons law for commissioners, an increased travel maximum and term limits for county officers.