Mayes County is close to having a complete hazard mitigation plan, according to Mayes County Emergency Management Director Johnny Janzen.
Janzen gave the commissioners an update on the plan’s progress at the regular meeting Monday. He said the process usually takes about three years and June marks year three for Mayes County. He said the plan must be approved through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and periodically over the last three years the plan has been sent to FEMA where changes were made and implemented.
He said the last set of changes to come from FEMA had to do with the floor plans of schools. He said FEMA wants a copy of each school’s floor plan and tornado plan. He said this could help schools receive grants for additions to make them safe-room compliant. Janzen said FEMA had given MCEM a six-month extension to gather all the floor plans and then the mitigation plan should be complete. Janzen said at the time of completion, the citizens of Mayes County will be eligible to apply for safe rooms in their homes.
In other business, the commissioners:
• Approved a bid from ROCAL Inc., for “Turn around don’t drown” signs for Mayes County. ROCAL sent a bid of 25 signs for $996.75.
• Rejected the bid of $500 for a 1991 Ford F25 flat-bed truck the Disney Fire Department is selling.
• Approved documents for the Juvenile Graduated Sanctions Program.
• Approved appropriations of $220,623.68 for the T County Highway fund. District 1 received $79,643.90 and Districts 2 and 3 had $70,489.89.
• Approved consideration of claims for payment.
• Approved requests for blanket purchase orders.