The Pryor Times

March 26, 2013

Commissioners’ secretary retires

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

— The Mayes County Commissioners bid farewell to their secretary, Theresa Thompson, at Monday’s meeting.

The commissioners signed a commendation of service for Thompson, who is retiring.

“I've worked with Theresa for 23 years and she's always bossed me around and told me what to do. When I became commissioner, I thought for sure I'd be able to boss her around, but that never happened,” said Commissioner Alva Martin. “We appreciate her and we're really going to miss her.”

Commissioner Ryan Ball said he had an item to discuss under the agenda section titled old business.

“I've got something in regard to denying Disney their request last week. Mayor Judy Barter Is here to clarify that they don't have room for the new fire engine,” said Ball.

Barter stated that it isn't a matter of not having the space. The engine, she said, will not fit in the building.

She asked the commissioners if having the new engine under some sort of shelter was a requirement for  ISO ratings.

Martin said the discussion could not take place under old business and would be added to the agenda for the next meeting.

The commissioners voted to junk a computer from District 1 and a server from the clerk's office.

The computer, Martin said, is at least six years old. The computer came from the treasurer’s office and it was about six years old at that time.

A private counsel engagement contract with Ritchie Law Firm for Bridges and Roads Project 72 Wickliffe Creek was approved. Ball said this concerns securing the last easements for the project.

Brian Kellogg, of Kellogg Engineering provided the commissioners with a Bridges and Roads (BR) and County Improvement Roads and Bridges (CIRB) eight-year plan. The plan includes a schedule of all the projects the commissioners want completed within that time frame.