8. Independent Contractor Agreement – by and between Milestone Surveying, LLC, and Board of County Commissioners of Rogers County for staking lines between the section corners for East 450 Road from Oowala Road to the vicinity of the westerly right-of-way of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad that is parallel with Highway 66 – (D#1 DeLozier) Commissioner DeLozier reported the agreement was for road widening project for staking of centerline and right-of-way on East 450 Road. Commissioner DeLozier made a motion to approve contingent upon the signature of contractor with Commissioner Thacker seconding the motion. Roll Call: Helm- aye, Thacker-aye, DeLozier-aye. Motion carried.
9. Renewal of Dental, Vision, Life and Medical services for Rogers County – (H.R. Bentley) Employee Benefit Professionals, LLC, employees Rebecca Vonfeldt and Mike O’Brien along with a representative from Community Care were present at the meeting. Human Resources Director, Jenny Bentley, reported there would be no increase in rates for this year; prices would be the same as last year; no changes in coverage, would be the same as last year. Commissioner Thacker made a motion to approve with Chairman Helm seconding the motion. Roll Call: Helm-aye, Thacker-aye, DeLozier-aye. Motion carried.
10. NACO (National Association of Counties) membership dues from 1-1-2013 – 12-31-2013 in the amount of $1,309.00 – (County Clerk) Chairman Helm explained the benefits of being a member of NACO. Commissioner Thacker made a motion to approve the membership dues as presented to be paid from general fund with Commissioner DeLozier seconding the motion. Roll Call: Helm-aye, Thacker-aye, DeLozier-aye. Motion carried.
ITEM 19: ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING COUNTY EVENTS AND STATUS UPDATES FOR COMMENTS AND DISCUSSION FROM COUNTY DEPARTMENTS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS, AS FOLLOWS: a.) 911 Administrator – b.) Assessor – c.) Building Operations/Maintenance d.) County Clerk – e.) Court Clerk – f.) District Attorney – g.) Election Board h.) Emergency Management – i.) Human Resources – j.) Information Technology k.) Inspections/Planning Commission – l.) Judicial – m.) OSU Extension – n.) Sheriff o.) Treasurer c.) Building Operations/Maintenance Director, Ryan Baze, reported Johnson Controls reviewed the pneumatic controls last week; having issues of hot & cold spots on the 2nd floor only; gave an update on tree trimming; lights installed at OSU Extension; continue with stump grinding and cleaning of carpets. d.) County Clerk Peggy Armstrong, reminded that the Courthouse would be closed on Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day. g.) Election Board Secretary, Julie Dermody, reported that last day to register to vote in November election is October 12th. h.) Emergency Management Director, Bob Anderson, reported the Burn Ban has been lifted officially for Rogers County. k.) Planning Commission Director, Larry Curtis, reported for September a total of 18 building permits were issued with 11 being new construction for homes; Tuesday, October 2nd a Planning Commission meeting is scheduled; still need 2 board members for Board of Adjustment.