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June 23, 2015
Logan County Board of Commissioners continue to avoid financial responsibility

It’s now official, with the latest release of the new county financial audit findings by the Oklahoma State Auditor, the last time Logan County produced a budget that met statutory or constitutional requirements was 2006. Ever since that time the county has received a reoccurring audit finding that documents the counties’ failure to follow statutory guidance in producing a compliant estimate of needs and annual budget. At my request this topic of annual budget preparation was added to the, 1 June, board of commissioners meeting and very briefly discussed. After strenuous objection to a new statutorily and audit compliant budget process by the county treasurer and county clerk, the majority of the board of commissioners decided to take no action and continue the previous process that continues to produce non-compliant financial statements.

Part of coming into compliance with state budget laws requires the County Commission and the County Excise Boards to understand and fulfill their separate roles as required by statute. A serial process is required by the state constitution and statute—that is, the two different boards having separate meetings that sequentially follow each. Individual and autonomous action by each of these two boards is essential in order to satisfy the constitutionally mandated checks and balances required of the county budget processes. Whenever there is an expectation of two groups providing fiduciary peer review oversight responsibility—one to the other—those peer group meetings should always be conducted separately, serially, in sequence, and in order of responsible action. This loss of financial oversight is a giant obstacle blinding our county citizen’s to these actions, further restricting their liberties and expectations of free and open access to all local government actions and decisions, good or bad. This continued avoidance of making critical budgets decisions by the board of commissioners will ensure that these important discussions concerning the balance sheet of our county will continue to be made out of the light of public scrutiny. Without this oversight the county most likely will continue to overspend (expenditures exceed receipts) an average of around 200K per year, repeated over the past 7 years of non-compliance.

Shortly after that, 1 June, commissioners meeting the county Clerk sent out a no-notice meeting agenda to hold another joint budget meeting including all county elected officials, the board of commissioners, and excise board on June 24th. Getting everyone in the same room all at once may sound like a good idea until you take into consideration that this is the very process has failed to produce the desired results since 2006. A really smart man once commented on the futility of following the same process over and over again expecting differing results. In this area it is becoming clear that, collectively, the current board of county commissioners is willing to continue to advocate their constitutionally mandated fiduciary oversight responsibility for all monies appropriated to the county to anyone willing to accept that responsibility. While it has yet to be confirmed, it seems likely that collectively, the county excise board will also continue to endorse this same broken processes as well. One can only hope that the exercise board will provide the collective spark needed to begin exercising their constitutionally mandated oversight responsibility, we will see.

It seems this broken process will continue to be orchestrated by those who contend that all of the county’s past financial problems are the fault of hiring several incompetent budget makers over the past 7 years. As you can expect there is no one elected official will take full responsibility for this failure to produce a correct county estimate of needs and yearly budget. The county clerk and treasure contend that the county budget is far too complicated for any elected official or board of officials to sufficiently understand and so we have no choice except to trust this budget maker who, much like the Greek Oracles’ of Delphi, seems to be held in high reverence, unquestioned, trusted explicitly, and expected to be all knowing and all seeing. So you see, they believe this is all the fault of unforeseen mistakes made by someone incompetent person the county hires to fill the financial numbers, proved by the county, into a spreadsheet provided by the state auditor’s office.

In the words of President Reagan, we must “trust, but verify”. I fear that until either the commissioners or excise boards accept their constitutional and statutory role in the yearly budget process, our ability to verify a correct county budget will take a back seat to a continuation of a failed 7 year experiment in outsourcing responsibility.


June 14, 2015
Logan County District 1, Commissioner, Week Ending June 13, 2015

This year’s state legislature robbed our local road and bridge funds to continue their out of control appetite for growing government. I got to listen to one of the large government cheerleaders of the Oklahoma House of Representatives while I was attending the OSU county officer training “Statute Reference/ Legislative Process” at the Sapulpa Central Vo-Tech. One of the local representatives, a freshman statesman, spoke to us about how the Oklahoma legislature works. He spoke of how a bill becomes law and his challenges with the learning curve as a new representative. Then he was asked why he voted to take money away from the County Infrastructure for Roads and Bridge (CBRI) fund. Being a new representative I don’t think he counted on the number of the county officers in attendances that were so well versed on the voting record and backstory on House Bill 2244.

When pressed on the issue, this freshman representative responded as a seasoned pro by deflecting blame to the county commissioners themselves for supporting a cap on the CIRB funds to keep it from being raided in the future. This seemed to me like giving all your money and property away to keep it from being stolen in the future. When ask about raiding the fund itself he said, while he voted for the bill he really did not support the Senate’s initiative in taking the 50+ million from the current CIRB fund, but again, he only voted to raid the fund, it was the Senate’s idea to begin with. It boggles the mind how we can both be in the same political party and differ so greatly on fundamental principles of open government. More on this CIRB issue later.

With the break in the rain this last week we were able to complete repair on the large tin-horn that had washed out and cratered the road on South Rockwell approximately ¾ miles North of Waterloo Road. This road is now open again to through traffic again from Waterloo to Simmons Road.

We will be moving over to north Hogan Avenue this week where approximately ½ miles north of SH33 there is a large tin-horn that has washed out and undercut the roadway. Signs of the roadway sinking into a washout have begun and, at the request of the Cedar Valley Township, we have closed this road to through traffic until repaired. The new tin-horn will be moved on site early this next week and we will begin repair operations weather permitting.

We are also ready to begin county highway and street repair at approximately 2800 west Waterloo Road between Western and Santa Fe where the road was undercut by high water swamping a drainage culvert. The west bound land is temp closed. We have coordinated repair activities with the Oklahoma County road maintenance folks and we plan to finish repair early this week.

In addition to this Sunday being Flag Day today is also my Mother’s birthday, happy birthday mom! That’s it for now, thanks to all for the feedback, stays safe out there on our roads and bridges.


June 6, 2015
Logan County District 1, Commissioner, Week Ending June 6, 2015

This week we began cleanup effort from last May’s rains. Our road foreman and county emergency manager—along with FEMA assessment experts—conducted site surveys of our roads and bridges in the areas damaged by the May floods. We can assist our emergency management office with documentation and photos.

On South Rockwell approximately ¾ miles North of Waterloo Road there is a large tin-horn that has washed out and cratered the road. This road is temp closed to through traffic from Waterloo to Simmons Road. We have received the new tin-horn for this project this week and will begin repair early next week.

On north Hogan Avenue approximately ½ miles north of SH33 there is a large tin-horn that has washed out and undercut the roadway. Signs of the roadway sinking into a washout have begun and, at the request of the Cedar Valley Township, we have closed this road to through traffic until repaired. A new tin-horn should arrive this next week. We will begin repair operations as soon as the new pipe arrives.

We also have a serious issue at approximately 2800 west Waterloo Road between Western and Santa Fe where the road has been undercut by high water surround a draining culvert. The west bound land is temp closed. We have coordinated repair activities with the Oklahoma County road maintenance folks and plan to begin repair the week beginning 15 June.

We have a bridge permanently closed. The Seward Road Cottonwood Creek bridge approximately ¾ miles west of intersection of Seward Road and Broadway. The west end of the approach ramp and adjoining abutment were washed out which cause the road to collapse. Unfortunately, Seward Road from Broadway to Santa Fe is now closed to through traffic.

This was a record week for our highway repair crew who put down 30 tons of asphalt repairing our county roads. Doing so did not go unnoticed by some of our residents; one nicknamed them the “pothole patrol” in an email to us and I think that is going to stick (pun intended)—thanks for the feedback and nickname Sue! Many of our county residents recognize that repairing asphalt roads in the summertime is hot and physically demanding. We do pass along all your feedback to them.

That’s it for now, thanks to all for the feedback, stays safe out there on our roads and bridges.


May 31, 2015
Logan County District 1, Commissioner, Week Ending May 30, 2015

April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, not floods. But flooding is what we have been experiencing all over our County, and yes we lost more bridges. It looks like we may get a break in the weather this next week and so our road crews will be our cleaning up the mess left by our record rainfall.

To provide some perspective; in our County we have approximately 216 bridges and only around 105 are now considered adequate and safe, leaving us with the greatest number of deficient & obsolete bridges compared to all other counties in our region. Logan County also maintains approximately 1200 road miles which is the highest of any other county in our region.

With the not so good news that the Oklahoma State Legislature passed House Bill 2244 which again robbed transportation funding to balance the bloated state budget with falling revenue. So I guess while there never is a good time for a natural disaster, this certainly qualifies as really bad timing for our county transportation infrastructure maintenance efforts. While I am pretty sure that Mother Nature has not turned against us I am not so sure about our state elected officials that voted to take money from our county transportation fund.

In our road district we lost the bridge over the Cottonwood Creek—just over the rail road tracks—at Seward Road approximately 3/4 mile west of intersection of Seward Road and Broadway. The west end of the approach ramp and adjoining abutment were washed out which cause the road to collapse. Unfortunately, Seward Road from Broadway to Santa Fe is now closed to through traffic. We also have a serious issue on Waterloo Road on the north side, between Western and Santa Fe where the road has been undercut by high water.

That’s it for now, thanks to all for the feedback and stays safe out there on our roads and bridges.


May 25, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending May 23, 2015

With the recent storm activity our work order system witnesses the number of reported county wide transportation issues has increased, significantly, as one of our residents put it “the May rain has taken its toll”. We have opened around 70 new work orders in the last three weeks. In anticipation of the creeks drying out some time in the near future, we also added three new hands to our crew, Cody, Ben, and Jayden.

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Don Redinger is the new Road Foreman and Superintendent for District 1, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA. Don who was a current District 1 heavy equipment & grader operator for many years was promoted to this important job. He brings with him years of technical problem solving skills and as a previous military member, leadership.

Here is a few of the erosion & safety related work orders we have received this week:

#2015135 ­­ Industrial west of Hwy 74, Guthrie Oklahoma 73044, tinhorn about 100ft from their driveway it is washing out needs to be looked.

#2015127 ­­ On Penn 50 yards south of Charter Oak there is a new housing addition that has gone in and there is now tinhorn in right of way the water is flowing across the road

#2015118 ­­ Intersection of Simmons and Santa Fe, tinhorn needs to be cleaned out and ditches need to be dug were the water can flow through

#2015110 ­­ Tin horn is plugged and needs replaced at Davis Drive Guthrie OK.

#2015109 ­­ there is a water drainage problem in front of Crested Butte Drive, Guthrie, OK

#2015102 ­­ College St. from Hogan to Santa Fe, there is a tinhorn stopped up on the north side

#2015146 ­­ Intersection of Broadway and Simmons Road, several wrecks have occurred on this intersection. Need to see if the trees are the cause and need to be trimmed.

Read more of these at http://www.countyworkorders.com/bulletin

That’s it for now and thanks to all for the feedback and stay safe out there on our roads and bridges.


May 17, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending May 16, 2015

As you may imagine with the rain we have been blessed to receive the last few weeks we have been very busy with high water runoff and erosion issues. We will continuing to prioritize and address these new issues as we become aware of them and are working the most dangerous first.

To begin, we have one very serious issue with Seward road just East of Broadway where the old 1932 WPA box culvert was blocked by debris during a high water episode and the water cut a channel between the culvert and road bed which has compromised the asphalt bed with a visible sinkhole. In the same area, the Cottonwood has eroded the west side of the Seward road bridge, while there is no need to close this bridge at this time, it will need to be added to our County CIRB program.

On Hogan Drive at Cimarron National approximately ½ mile north of State HWY 33 there is a large culvert that connects two water collection ponds. This culvert has rusted down the center line so now water enters the culvert but does not come out the other end because it is washing through and around the drain pipe. The serious issue is associated with the upstream side where the water is now starting to seep under and around the culvert opening resulting in a serious issue that can compromise an earthen levee dam such as this one. This week we had a contractor out to look at it and we need the east reservoir depleted to patch it. We are watching it and if it gets worse with the rain the Golf Course will help by pumping down the level to relieve the stress on the earth dam.

The right of way utility relocation has been slowed due to the weather but continues on Coltrane between Waterloo and Seward and is contracted to be finished no later than August 6th, 2015. Rural Water District 1 is currently relocating utilities in support of expanded right of way preparation. This construction activity and recent rains has caused this roadway to look much like the surface of the moon resulting in several work orders to patch the resulting holes in the road.

Our contracted land surveyor has begun re-staking the right of way for Simpson Lane project next week. Simpson Lane project will resurface Simpson Lane from Broadway to Coltrane (Simpson Lane, Ward Road, Simpson Road). The project plan is scheduled to finish the same time as the Coltrane project South to Waterloo sometime mid-year 2017.

The asphalt overlay project on Charter Oak from Broadway to Kelly is still scheduled to being around the first of July. We anticipate finishing the overlay of that mile first part of August.

We have attended several meetings with state transportation officials this last week. One in particular with the Logan County Board of Commissioners and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) concerning the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB). Our board of commissioners agreed to re-look at our 5 year plan and ensure the project estimates reflect today’s construction costs of all associated phases. Our board of commissioners is committed to working with ODOT to ensure our 5 year plan reflects a more accurate cost and budget model.

That’s it for now and thanks to all for the feedback and stay safe out there on our roads and bridges.


April 26, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending April 25, 2015

Our road district has received excellent feedback from our residents on our upcoming road and bridge projects this week. The right of way utility relocation continues on Coltrane between Waterloo and Seward and is contracted to be finished no later than August 6th, 2015. Rural Water District 1 is currently relocating utilities in support of expanded right of way preparation.

We have engaging a land surveyor to begin re-staking the right of way for Simpson Lane project next week. Simpson Lane project will resurface Simpson Lane from Broadway to Coltrane (Simpson Lane, Ward Road, Simpson Road). The project plan is scheduled to finish the same time as the Coltrane project South to Waterloo sometime mid-year 2017. The total funding for the project is approximately $ 675,000 to resurface Simpson Lane from Broadway to Coltrane.

The paving contract for the asphalt overlay project on Charter Oak from Broadway to Kelly was awarded to Atlas paving and they are scheduled to being around the first of July. We anticipate finishing the overlay of that mile first part of August. We have started the road preparation by filling the potholed areas last week.

We have attended several meetings with state transportation officials this last week. One in particular with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) concerning the need to widen the narrow channel under the bridge at the Cottonwood Creek on Broadway & Camp Road. The downstream bank erosion has increased since the old pony bridge was replaced in 2012 and is threatening to erode the tree line. We will start working to widen this channel and fix this problem this August, as soon as the spring rains subside and the creek is no longer full of spring runoff.

That’s it for this week. Thanks to all for the feedback and stay safe out there on our roads and bridges.


April 13, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending April 11, 2015

The response to our new citizen groups has been very encouraging. Our road planning committee has 5 new members and our traffic safety committee has 3 new members. We are also starting to receive recommended projects for the Save & Pave program and we set aside just over $30K this month to start the program. Our district transportation safety program currently has $3,100 set aside for critical traffic control projects. We are gathering preliminary cost projections for each of the recommended projects and will discuss at our next district meeting of the road and safety committees. Look for more on that later this month as soon as we firm up schedules with the good folks at Oak Cliff Fire Station #2.

The updated inventory of District 1 reportable assets and property was accepted and approved by the Logan County Board of Commissioners and officially filed with the Logan County Clerk. This action included the attached listing of missing property items that were previously listed on the official district property inventory but now are missing as noted during the State Auditor’s Turnover audit, and can no longer be located. To preclude a future loss recurrence of this magnitude, each year on the first of April our district will perform a 100% property inventory, review, and reconciliation of ALL property, fixed assets and consumables, by physically inventoried as being on hand as compared to fixed assets on record, and so update that official property inventory record annually with the county clerk as required by law.

Our street maintenance crews continued road preparation of Charter Oak from Broadway to Kelly this week with asphalt patching of the worn areas. This is in preparation of Atlas paving beginning the asphalt overlay this summer and anticipate finishing that mile the first part of August this year. Rural Water District 1 utility relocation continues on Coltrane between Waterloo and Seward and should finished around August 6th, 2015 in support of expanded right of way preparation. Appropriate technology can improve responsiveness and that certainly seems to be the case this week as many more of our roads have seen maintenance scheduled as requested by our district residents using our new web based work order site at http://www.commissiondistrict1.com.

Have a great week!


April 7, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending April 5, 2015

New citizen participation in local government. After our town hall meeting last week we had several folks sign up to be on our new finance, road, & safety committees. Our first meeting of the road and safety committees will be scheduled later this month and the finance committee will meet next month to start the new (FY 2016) budget planning process.

The paving contract for the asphalt overlay project on Charter Oak from Broadway to Kelly has been awarded to Atlas paving April first this year.  They are scheduled to being 90 days after award (July 1, 2015) and we anticipate finishing the overlay of that mile not later than September. We will are starting the road preparation by filling the potholed areas this week, weather permitting. We will share the project plan and implementation schedule once it is finalized.

We have several meetings this last week including Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), Circuit Engineering District 5 (CED5), and the Association of County Commissioners for Oklahoma (ACCO). The most notable of these concerns discussions with ODOT on widening the narrow channel under the bridge at the Cottonwood Creek on Broadway & Camp Road. Downstream erosion has increased since the old pony bridge was replaced in 2012.

Inventory of District 1 reportable assets completed and we have officially notified the Logan County Board of Commissioner of the missing inventory items. Source documents including prior State Auditor’s (OSAI) reports and the latest turnover report. OSAI recommended that management implement controls to comply with OS 178.1. Also the first of April each year the district will perform a review and reconciliation of ALL fixed assets inventory on hand to fixed assets on record on an annual basis.

Our current property inventory and referendum identifying missing items at: CLICK HERE

Our town hall presentation can be seen by clicking HERE

Have a great week!


March 29, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending March 28, 2015

Last week I wrote about seeing a group of folks from the Seward Road Baptist Church out picking up trash along Broadway just south of Seward Road. Since writing that last week we have been contacted by some interested in helping out but needed help with pick-up and disposal of the filled trash bags.

We are always happy to work with any volunteer group on cleaning up our roadways to include placing temp traffic control road signs and barricades at the cleanup sites for the safety of the volunteers. Please give us a call if you or your group is interested in helping out with our district spring cleaning, heck we'll even furnish the bags. As always, anyone interested in helping out can also bring roadside trash to our solid waste collection site.

Logan County District 1 Town Hall Meeting. We had several residents attend our first town hall meeting this last Thursday at the Oak Cliff Fire Station #2. The key to making good decisions is making informed decisions. We discussed several ways to allow those citizens who desire to participate in the business of local government an opportunity to have an open view and mindful voice in the allocation of our county transportation resources.

We now have several volunteers for our new finance, road, and safety advisory groups but welcome all district 1 residents who wish to participate. To learn more about our Logan County District 1 local government please leave us a message, open a work order, or read the latest District 1 Bulletins at our new web site http://commissiondistrict1.com or you can call the district warehouse at (405) 282-3581 for more information.

Our asphalt road maintenance crews continue to repair more potholes in the district and we continue our gravel and grading operations to catch up with our rural dirt & gravel road maintenance. We will be engaging a land surveyor to begin out staking the right of way for Simpson Lane project. The project will resurface Simpson Lane from Broadway to Coltrane and we project to finish sometime mid-year 2017.

Have a happy and safe weekend!


March 21, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending March 21, 2015

With St. Patrick’s Day come and gone the green of spring can only be just around the corner and so is spring cleaning. This week I noticed a group of folks picking up trash along Broadway just south of Seward Road. As it turns out it was volunteers from the Seward Road Baptist Church out picking up the unsightly trash littering our county roadsides. I wanted to publicly thank that particular congregation and all of our faith based organizations who donate their time and efforts to improve our community and assist those less fortunate than most.

Anyone interested in helping out can bring roadside trash to our solid waste collection site at the District 1 office, 2315 SW 19th St., Guthrie, OK. The collection site is for solid waste only. We cannot accept garbage of any kind, food or vegetation, hazardous materials, appliances containing Freon, rubber tires, paint or liquids. The dumpster is available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. through Fri., except for holidays. We ask that you check in at the office before dumping.

Logan County District 1 Town Hall Meeting. Our first town hall meeting will be held 7-9 pm Thursday, March 26th at the Oak Cliff Fire Station #2, 12037 South Santa Fe Avenue, Edmond, OK. The object of this first meeting is to provide our residents with a better understanding of our county road and bridge budget and gain citizen input to help establish short and long term transportation projects for our part of the county. Agenda topics will be: introduction to the county transportation budget, save & pave program, establishing a citizen budget & operations committee, Q&A.

We now have the official “property of” placards and tag numbers on all District 1 properly. Next week we will complete the final action of our corrective action plan by certifying the inventory results via oficial referendum to the board of commissioners. This action will complete corrections necessary to put our current inventory and accounting process back in compliance with state statutes and will be tracked to completion.

We continue clearing right of way on Coltrane Rd. between Waterloo and Seward Roads. Our road maintenance crews repaired some potholes along that stretch and we have scheduled our gravel and grading crew to clean up the washboards as soon as the road base dries a bit sometime next week. Along with Coltrane, the Simpson Lane project will resurface that road from Broadway to Coltrane. We project this project to finish the same time as the Coltrane project sometime mid-year 2017.

Have a happy and safe weekend!


March 14, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending March 14, 2015

Logan County District 1 Town Hall Meeting. Our first town hall meeting will be held 7-9 pm Thursday, March 26th at the Oak Cliff Fire Station #2, 12037 South Santa Fe Avenue, Edmond, OK. The object of this first meeting is to provide our residents with a better understanding of our county road and bridge budget and gain citizen input to help establish short and long term transportation projects for our part of the county. Agenda topics will be: introduction to the county transportation budget, save & pave program, establishing a citizen budget & operations committee, Q&A.

We have now received the official “property of” placards and tag numbers to properly mark our district equipment on hand. Next week we will begin this final action of our corrective action plan ensuring the equipment on hand is properly marked, numbered, and re-verified on the inventory list, certify the results and verified inventory via referendum to the board of commissioners. This action is necessary to put our current inventory and accounting process back in compliance with state statutes and will be tracked to completion.

We have sent letters out to landowners which front Coltrane Rd. between Waterloo and Seward Roads about clearing the new right of way. This week we visited each site that requires some building demolition or fence movement. We have completed numbering and photographing each location needing attention. Each property owner has the option of moving any fence or building on the right of way; or, they can allow the county to have it removed beginning next month. We still have approximately $2.8 million funded through the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) available to continue clearing the right of way. Due to the amount of work and money which has already been invested in the Coltrane project we believe our re-application to restore the ACOG funding has a good chance of being approved this year to finish the project mid-year 2017.

Along with the above Coltrane project, the Simpson Lane project continues. The total funding for this project is approximately $675,000 to resurface Simpson Lane from Broadway to Coltrane. Our engineering contractor will provide us a punch list of prep work needed and we plan to begin this work in the next few weeks. Again, we project this project to finish the same time as the Coltrane project sometime mid-year 2017.

Spring cleaning is just around the corner. Remember, we still have a solid waste collection site set up at the District 1 office, 2315 SW 19th St., Guthrie, OK. The collection site is for solid waste only. We cannot accept garbage of any kind, food or vegetation, hazardous materials, appliances containing Freon, rubber tires, paint or liquids. The dumpster is available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. through Fri., except for holidays. We ask that you check in at the office before dumping. Please help us keep our roads and highways clean and safe.

Have a happy and safe weekend!


March 7, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending March 7, 2015

This week ended with two good pieces of news. First we ended the week with much better weather giving just a tease of looking forward to springtime. Next, we have a finalized schedule for our first town hall meeting 7-9 pm Thursday, March 26th at the Oak Cliff Fire Station #2, 12037 South Santa Fe Avenue, Edmond, OK. Please come and join us to gain a better understanding of the county road and bridge budget and provide your input to help establish short and long term transportation projects for our part of the county. We will furnish a detailed agenda next week and look forward to seeing you there.

We have completed an additional inventory of all District 1 equipment and expendables. We are waiting on the ordered “property of” placards and tag numbers to mark the equipment on hand, they should arrive soon. Once all the equipment on hand is properly marked, numbered, and re-verified on the inventory list we will close out the corrective action with a referendum to the board of commissioners. This action is necessary to put our current inventory and accounting process back in compliance with state statutes.

We have sent letters out to landowners which front Coltrane Rd between Waterloo and Seward Roads. Last year, part of the funding for the project which had been secured through the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), was rescinded due to the project’s lack of progress. We still have approximately $2.8 million funded through the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) available to continue clearing the right of way. Due to the amount of work and money which has already been invested in the Coltrane project, we believe our re-application to restore the ACOG has a good chance of being approved this year and approved to finish the project mid-year 2017. Current estimates of the earliest completion date of paving Coltrane is sometime in 2017.

We met with our ODOT certified contract engineers on the Simpson Lane project. The total funding for this project is approximately $ 675,000 to resurface Simpson Lane from Broadway to Coltrane. Our engineering contractor will provide us a punch list of prep work needed and we plan to begin this work in the next few weeks. Again, this project is scheduled to finish sometime mid-year 2017. More information to follow as it becomes available in the coming weeks.

Remember, we still have a solid waste collection site set up at the District 1 office, 2315 SW 19th St., Guthrie, OK. The collection site is for solid waste only. We cannot accept garbage of any kind, food or vegetation, hazardous materials, appliances containing Freon, rubber tires, paint or liquids. The dumpster is available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. through Fri., except for holidays. We ask that you check in at the office before dumping. Please help us keep our roads and highways clean and safe.

Have a happy and safe weekend!


March 1, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending February 28, 2015

This week began and ended with another blast from the north that dropped our temperatures, and threatened road conditions and the safety of our residents. Our decisions and priority of action on which roads to sand/salt/plow is a coordinated effort with our county Sheriff’s central dispatch team. They notify us, day or night, of any unsafe changes in road conditions based on real time observations. Our goal, like yours, is to help avoid or reduce the likelihood of a traffic accident. So please remember when traveling in bad weather you can help by taking extra time to arrive at your destination, check road conditions and slow down accordingly, watch out for the other guy, and most important, get there in one piece.

We completed our acceptance inspection of the W. Forest Hills asphalt paving project and concur that services delivered satisfied or exceed contract specifications. This completes the project from Broadway to approximately where Bryant would come out, or just east of Maple Ridge Lane. The Road Boss gravel road test seems to be holding up through this bad stretch of weather on Highland Hills Dr. Our road maintenance crews remained active this last week continuing to progress with grading, crowning, and putting down fresh gravel on our rural feeder roads. We have also been out trimming trees on the right of way and installing new road and traffic control signs. If you know of a really bad area please let us know.

We completed the turnover inventory of all District 1 equipment and expendables. We ordered “property of” placards and tag numbers to mark the equipment on hand, they should arrive soon. Once all the equipment on hand is properly marked, numbered, and re-verified on the inventory list we will close out the corrective action with a referendum to the board of commissioners. This action will put our current inventory and accounting process back in compliance with state statutes.

Right of way utility relocation continues on Coltrane between Waterloo and Seward and will be finished no later than August 6th, 2015. Rural Water District 1 is currently relocating utilities in support of expanded right of way preparation. Current estimates of the earliest completion date of paving Coltrane is sometime in 2017.

Remember, we still have a solid waste collection site set up at the District 1 office, 2315 SW 19th St., Guthrie, OK. The collection site is for solid waste only. We cannot accept garbage of any kind, food or vegetation, hazardous materials, appliances containing Freon, rubber tires, paint or liquids. The dumpster is available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. through Fri., except for holidays. We ask that you check in at the office before dumping. Please help us keep our roads and highways clean and safe.

Have a happy and safe weekend!


February 20, 2015
Logan County, District 1, Weekly Activity Update, Week ending February 21, 2015

One of our very smart farmers/rancher in our district, recommended we look at a relatively inexpensive piece of road maintenance equipment called a “Road Boss”. It looks much like a large box blade and is pulled behind a tractor. We checked into it and after watching a live demo it became apparent to our road maintenance team that this may work on our interior gravel roads in residential areas. Well, we tried it out this week on Highland Hills Dr. and the neighborhood seemed very pleased with the results.

In addition, our gravel & road maintenance crews have been active this last week as it was prime time for grading and crowning our rural feeder roads. We have also been out trimming trees on the right of way and installing new road and traffic control signs. If you know of a really bad area please let us know.

W. Forrest Hills update from last week: The asphalt paving contractors completed paving the mile from Broadway to approximately where Bryant would come out, or just east of Maple Ridge Lane. This is a 3” asphalt cap over a compacted aggregate base. A special thanks from me to our road maintenance team for getting this road base prepared on short notice.

Right of way utility relocation will continue on Coltrane between Waterloo and Seward and will be finished no later than August 6th, 2015. Rural Water District 1 is relocating utilities in support of expanded right of way preparation. Current estimates of the earliest completion date of paving Coltrane is sometime in 2017.

We completed the inventory of all District 1 equipment and expendables. We are finalizing our corrective action plan that will update the inventory to reflect the missing property and put our inventory and accounting process back in compliance with state statutes. For more information on the findings see the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s published Logan County, District 1, Turnover Audit. http://bit.ly/1Cw8Laf/

Remember, we still have a solid waste collection site set up at the District 1 office, 2315 SW 19th St., Guthrie, OK. The collection site is for solid waste only. We cannot accept garbage of any kind, food or vegetation, hazardous materials, appliances containing Freon, rubber tires, paint or liquids. The dumpster is available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. through Fri., except for holidays. We ask that you check in at the office before dumping. Please help us keep our roads and highways clean and safe.

Have a happy and safe weekend!




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