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12-THE PERKINS !OURNAL, Thursday, !uric 5, 2003 .Payne County trustees approve fee increase on courthouse project by Moira K. Wiley Journal Staff Writer The Payne County Facili- ties Authority held a special meeting on Friday to discuss  amending architectural fees and sign an agreement with Bernhardt's Strode Funeral Home for a mural project. " BKL, Inc., the architectural firm contracted for renovation of the courthouse, submitted , a request to amend the fees . associated with the project. Board of Trustees Jim Arthur, Bill Deering and Gloria Hesser voted to amend the original contract amount of $4,020,193 to include an additional fee of $145,357 as requested by B KL. This additional amount will be split between the bidding and contract phase and construction phase of the project. BKL was originally contracted for the project on Sept. 13, 1999; this will be the third amendment to the contract since that time. The additional fee was requested due to an increased amount of time and money needed to meet all code enforcements related to the project. At this point, all pre- vious code enforcement issues have been resolved, however, others may arise in the future, Hesser said. In other business, the Trustees approved signing an agreement written up by County Attorney Lowell Barto concerning an upcoming mural project. The agreement will grant ease- ment to the county to allow the work to be completed on the wall located on the north side of Strode's Hospitality Center. Dr. Bob Palmer, an art professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, will over- see the project. A $500 down payment to begin the work will be held until Mr. Bernhardt also approves and signs the agreement. :':" County Cc mmissioners00 remove, by Moira K. Wiley Journal Staff Writer Payne County Commission- ers moved, removed and added :several speed limit signs at b i their regular session meeting ',on Monday. Commissioners Bill Deer- : ing reported some confusion :concerning a speed limit sign ::on Norfolk Road by local b. residents. The sign, currently = located 2/10 of a mile north of b, : Deep Rock Road on Norfolk Road facing southbound traf- ', tic, will be removed and moved i instead to a location south of ' add speed limit signs S.H. 51 on Norfolk Road. A set of 35 mile per hour signs will also be added to Yost Road. Currently the speed limit on this road drops from 45 mph to 25 mph near Yost Lake; however, it was brought to Commissioner Deering's attention that the speed limit must drop in 10 mile increments. To correct the problem, commissioners voted to add two 35 mph signs to be located 1/10 of a mile east and 1/10 of a mile west of the 25 mph signs currently located on the road. Another speed limit sign located 2/10 of a mile east of Yost Lake would be removed, because it would no longer be needed. In other business, commis- sioners voted to transfer a 2003 Mack truck from District #3 to District #1. The truck, which was purchased last year, was mistakenly given to Dist. #3 and it should have been sent to Dist. #1. Commissioners also voted to renew the county's liabil- ity insurance with Acco. The annual fee for this year's insurance was $113,385. This premium is a decrease over last year's amount, however, due to an average in the previ- ous three-year's loss ratio, the county's deductible increased from $5,000 to $10,000 per incident. The policy covers both property and liability. Chairman Gloria Hesser announced that the County Surplus Auction held on Sat- urday was successful. The county deposited $813.50 in proceeds from the auction of surplus property previously removed from inventory. : TOUR from I ' entrance room. The large rest- room area and main connecting hall open to the left of the com- mons. The media-library, with a sky- , light in the ceiling, also opens left 'off of the commons area with sop- "aration columns delineating the , rooms. The two classroom halls , are adequately wide and accented ' with bright colors where lockers ' will be placed. Digital clocks are encased in each nice sized :classroom and the rooms are in : various stages of . Lights and air-conditioning are operational now, and color accented floor tile will be laid throughout the building soon. All the sidewalks around the build- ing are complete. More concrete work will take place at the front of the building and the brickwork is all but complete. Following the tour, the board members heard a presentation for the enhancement of the outside eating area at the new high school by two P-T class members: Tammy Clay of the P-T horticul- ture class and Sunni Golloway for the Learn and Serve class. Clay shared the researched suggestions for plants and shrubs, along with the estimated cost. Golloway pre- sented some OPtions concerning tables . and 'c-  ing details., ', In other business, Superinten- dent Jim Hyder stated the student 'enrollrnent on May 23 was 1,294, .up from 1,233 a year ago. The unofficial ADM (average daily membership) will be 1,302A4, also up from a year ago. The state aid received is based on these figures. Hyder also told the board of discussions with Paula Brown concerning a cooperative agree- ment with the Head Start pro- gram that could be housed in a portable at the elementary school. The cooperative arrangements would be a win-win situation for the program and the school, Hyder said. Details are not yet complete. bom'd :,appved ;several renewals of annual contracts, agreements, and services for the 2003-2004 school year.Approval was given to renew the agree- ment with Oklahoma School BANKS from I financial institutions in Payne and Noble Counties are doing their part by demonstrating and encouraging their cus- tomers to donate blood and that 'Together, we can save a life'." Every two seconds some- one in the United States needs blood. "So many folks are willing to come in to donate during an emergency.., but when there's a critical automobile accident the patients need the blood immediately, not later. During a life threatening injury every minute counts. Blood must ae on the shelf of the local aospital blood bank and an ,mergency supply here at the Red Cross." saidDuvall. Duvall went on to say, "Donating at the time of the emergency itself is too late to help that victim...it will help another equally critical patient...but not that emergency victim. Duvall explained that once a blood donation is made it must be tested and processed into red cells, plasma and platelets before it can be given to a patient. The processing and shipping of the product to the hospital takes an aver- age of 36 hours. "We want the public t0 Understand that blood is a living thing and has a limited lifespan of 42 days and must be replenished on a daily basis." There are literally millions of folks who have the ability to save a life but have never taken that first step. Poten- tial donors should weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be at least 17 years of age and in good health. Mobile blood drives are scheduled in Cushing, Mor- rison, Perkins, and Stillwater locations, or donations can be made at the Stillwater Ameri- can Red Cross located at 114 W. 8 th Street on Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Payne County Bank's blood drive is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18. Area residents are encouraged to sign up for the drive at the bank's reception desk during regular business 15 Do you have a # I Dad? The Perkins Journal is looking for interesting stories, and/or photos of local Dads. Drop your story and/or photo off at the office or e-mail if you can to: news@theperkinsjournal.com Deadline: Friday, June 6 l To be published in the June 12 issue. The Perkins lou.rnal 135 S. Main. Perkuns #/O,4,O #./OAO #/O,AO BIDS from 1 bid was received for the print- ing of election board ballots for various elections to be held during the one-year contract. The contract was awarded to Midwest Printing Company of Sapulpa and will run from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004. Payne County Commissioners also renewed several contracts. These included approval of renewing the county's contract with Alcohol & Drug testing. The contract covers the service of random drug and alcohol testing on county employees. Designated employee represen- tatives attached to the contract included Commissioners Bill Deering and Jim Arthur who will oversee their respective districts, who also both named their Road Foremen as the second choice representatives, if they should not be available when needed. Commissioners also approved a contract renewal with the Cleveland County Juvenile Center in the amount of $14.82 per child per day with the con- tract running from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004. The contract with the State Department of Agriculture for Wildlife Services was also renewed for the fiscal year 2003/2004 in the amount of $2400. This amount is the same as previous years and State Department of Agriculture for Wildlife Services' representa- tive Randy Lowry was on hand Assurance Group for the district workman's comp insurance, but approved a change to insure all property, vehicles and liability insurance with OSIG with a tail coverage with NAICO. The purchase of a Galaxy Plus MF-3010 Message Center Marquee from Daktronics, Inc. was approved by the board to be installed at the new high school site. This purchase will be financed through a lease purchase agreement with Payne County Bank as presented and be paid from the building fund. Approval was given to purchase three servers from Dell Comput- ers and 25 computers from Hewlett-Packard for the new high school for a total cost of $42,305 through lease purchase funds. hours. For blood drive schedules or to make an appointment to donate at the Stillwater American Red Cross office or the Cushing Community Drive on June 6 please call 1- 800-GIVE LIFE. To donate in Morrison at the Citizens State Bank on June 17 contact Jan McSwain at 580-724-3511, Perkins at the Payne County Bank drive on June 18 contact Kasey Longan at 547-2436, Stillwater National Bank on June 17 contact Deann Koumbis at 372-2234, Uni- versity & Community Federal Credit Union on June 19 con- tact Ron Davis at 372-3328. Due to rising costs, the board approved the increase of breakfast and lunch prices for the 2003-2004 school year as recommended. Meal prices will range from .90 to $1.25 for break- fast and $1.50-2.75 for lunch. It was noted that the student prices have not been increased since the 1997-1998 school year. After more than 17 years of service to P-T schools as high school secretarial assistant, Anita Hurst's retirement/resignation was accepted by the board. The employment of Misty Emmons, fund out contract for the 2003- 2004 year only and part time 2003 summer employees, Jason Reece and Curtis Dobbs was also approved by the board. Board approval for employment of sup- port staff for the P-T elementary, intermediate, junior, and senior high in the areas of child nutri- tion, custodial, transportation/ maintenance, transportation, and clerical/teacher's assistants was given. Legal to explain de to the contracL "The of trapping mals such vers who are damage on what to to prevent also help livestock. don't realize available." ers approved a Payne to unit to the ToWel unit involved Crown Victoria. Chairman requested that l and to the Sales Tax Advisory Bo missioner the result heldby! to extend the sales tax same. to keep the from this same within the Board in go to vote Public Hearing Perkins Rm Department 7:00 p.m., June 17, 2003 Moore, events to be weed. Moore 12 th Annum approximately during the water, Perry sold out. Due to popularity of said he expectS other large scheduled Moore such events in the works. liams, Jr. show and will by tions (KXY) City. He 1500-2000 ads June through ing the event. A s two-day event, have Clear is being 27-28. A Special Public Hearing shall be held at the to receive input from the public on the City's proposal to Partnerships Program grant. Because HOME funds are pdmadlY moderate-income persons, such persons or organizations particularly encouraged to attend. Explanation of the will be presented and applications will be available. The public is encouraged to attend. Legal notice published in The Perkins Journal Juno 5, 2003. A]PPLICATION FOR T]KMPORARY AIPROPRIATIONS WHEREAS: The needs of the Board of Eduafion of Public Distriet No._X=of lavn - County, require the immediate temporary appropriations for the fiscal year 2003 - 04: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Excise County is hereby requested to approve temporary appropriations to the extent exceed one hundred (100%) perr, ent of the total estimated funds available to follows: Oen=xlFund t Expen Building Ftmd Child Nutrition Fund APPROVED AND ADOPTED this dy of Jmae ,200_.__3. THE BOARD OF EDUCAT I01i Pttbllc Scuo (Name of School Dimiet) |