Claremore Daily Progress

June 21, 2013

Verdigris schools to get county surplus

Salesha Wilken
Staff Reporter

VERDIGRIS —

Rogers County Commissioners approved a measure Monday to give several items from the old courthouse to Verdigris Public Schools.
The board will be disposing of the equipment and fixtures prior to the demolition of the courthouse.
VPS teachers toured the building and looked for items that would be of use during their recent transition between facilities.
First grade teachers found sinks and bookshelves that will be useful, according to commissioner Kirt Thacker.
Thacker has been working with the staff to see if the items can be recycled. The commissioners have not yet determined an auction date for items remaining in the building.
Commissioner Mike Helm urged the board to move forward with auction plans on Monday, asking for a date to be set after the Fourth of July holiday.
Assistant District Attorney David Iski reminded the board of possible liability issues with the removal of the items.
Thacker agreed and with the assistance of Maintenance Director Ryan Baze determined the county could remove the items for the school.
Baze said it would take only a half of workday for his crew to get the items together.
The items include two sinks, bookshelves, chairs and cabinets, according to Baze.  
Remaining items will be auctioned once the board finalizes a date and prepares items for removal.