Grant County Oklahoma
County News & Announcments 2015
Courthouse Closing Early
DUE TO BAD WEATHER THE COURTHOUSE WILL CLOSE AT
3:00 PM TODAY DECEMBER 28, 2015
COURTHOUSE HOURS TUESDAY DECEMBER 29, 2015
9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
2016 County Assesment Dates
Go to County Assessor Page to review county assessment locations and dates coming up January 2 - March 15, 2016
Please click here to read the disaster proclamation
The Northern Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning Organization Public Participation Plan FFY2016
Click here for more info.
2016 School Board Filings
Click here to read who has filed for school board in Grant County.
Read the Estimate of Needs and Financial Statement of the Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Election Board Press Releases
Aim for Your Health 2015 Men's Health Event
Free health screenings. Check it out.
Flu Shots now available in Grant County
Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Voters in Grant County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the November 10 Special City of Pond Creek Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Harvey Bush said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, Bush urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early. More
Voter Registration Deadline is October 16
Friday, October 16, 2015 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 10, 2015 Election , Grant County Election Board Secretary Harvey Bush said today. More
GRANT COUNTY RECEIVES SAFETY AWARDS
Grant County, August 6th, 2015 –Grant County employees and Grant County received safety awards during the recent County Commissioners Safety Conference sponsored by the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO). The conference was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman. More
WAKITA ROAD PROJECT IS GOING TO HAPPEN
Max Hess, Commissioner for District 1, is excited to announce that the anticipated road project west of Wakita will commence on September 21, 2015. Read the rest of the story.
Press Release -
U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas tours Grant County federal transportation project
MEDFORD, Okla. – U.S. Representative Frank Lucas recently visited Grant County during August recess. During the visit, Lucas met with Grant County Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt for a tour of federal transportation projects in the county.
The tour included a bridge location on Harper Road east of County Road 1010, which has been closed since 2003 More
September 12, 2015 Hosted by the Grant county 4-H Clubs. Click here for more information or call Grant county Extension Office 580-395-2134
Grant County Free Fair
83rd Grant County Free Fair Will be held Sept. 10-12, 2015 at the Fairgrounds in Pond Creek, Oklahoma. Premium Book Coming Soon
GRANT COUNTY LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE
The LEPC meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on August 17th, in the Grant County District 2 Conference Room located at 524 N Front St, Medford, OK.
For further information, you may contact either the Grant County Emergency Manager, Richard Donaldson at firstname.lastname@example.org or the LEPC Chair, Jim Shepherd at email@example.com or
Back to School Immuniations at the Health Dept.
All persons having an indebtedness or claim against Grant County are notified that all invoices and documentation pertaining to said purchase orders or contracts must be recorded in the office of the Grant County Clerk on or before September 30, 2015, covering all debts now unpaid and incurred during the period beginning on July 1, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2015, or said account shall be void and forever barred.
The Grant County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 22, 2015 to take possible action on the following “Petition To County Commissioners To Vacate A Public Road”. Meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Grant County Courthouse, 112 E. Guthrie, Room 103, Medford, Oklahoma. All interested parties are invited to attend.
PETITION TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
TO VACATE A PUBLIC ROAD
To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Grant County, State of Oklahoma:
We, the undersigned, being freeholders residing in or near the vicinity of the roads to be affected, do hereby petition your Honorable Board to close, vacate and discontinue the public road, particularly described as follows:
County Road 1020 from Highway 11, 1320’ North between Section 15-27-4 and Section 16-27-4
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
The regular scheduled Payroll Meeting that was set for the Grant County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, May, 21, 2015at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled.
The payroll meeting will take place Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. during the regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday may, 26, 2015 at 9:00 am. More
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
The regular scheduled meeting that was set for the Grant County Board of Commissioners on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9:00 am has been cancelled. This meeting will be replaced with a Special Meeting, Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 9:00 am.
National Transportation Infrastructure Week
May 10-16, 2015
Grant County Board of Commissioners mark Stand up forTransportation week Resolution 16-2015 In addition a newspaper was published highlighting the infrastructure accomplishments of Grant Co. Read a copy here
Alvin Jones New Excise Board Member
On May 4, 2015, Chairman of the Board Max Hess swore in Alvin Jones, as a new Member of the
Excise/Equalization Board. The Grant County Board of Commissioners appointed Jones to replace long time
member Arthur Green who retired from the board, April 21, 2015.
Alvin Jones is a lifetime resident of Grant County. He graduated from Wakita High School in 1960. He attended college and graduated from OSU with a degree in Animal Science. He has been farming all of his life in the Wakita area, taking over his father’s operation upon the death of his father in 1962.
Alvin started teaching science in Nash and was the High School Principal. Later, when Jet and Nash schools consolidated he was Grade School Principal and taught Junior High Science.
Alvin obtained his Masters degree in Education from NWOSU in 1972. In 1973, he moved with his family to the family farm SW of Wakita where he still farms, raising sheep & he taught High School and Junior High Science for 6 years in Wakita. In 1980, he became a loan officer and director of the Citizens Bank of Wakita. After working in the bank for several years, he retired in 2008 to farm full time.
Alvin is married to his wife, Joy for 50 years. Their children are Kerri Pierce of Alva, David of Woodward, and Derrick of Ponca City. They have three grandchildren.
Proclamation for July 14,2015 Special ElectionFrom the office of Gov. Mary Fallin -
Executive Department Executive Proclamation
I, Mary Fallin, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the provisions of Section 12-111 of Title 26 of the Oklahoma Statutes, hereby order that a Special Election be held to fill a vacancy in the office of County Commissioner District 3 of Grant County. A vacancy exists due to the death of Commissioner Nathan A. Shaffer.
The filing period for the Special Election shall be May 4, S, and 6, 2015; the Special Primary Election shall be held on July 14, 2015; and the Special General Election shall be held on September 8, 2015. In the event that a Special Primary Election is not necessary, the Special General Election shall be held on July 14, 2015.
The Secretary of the State Election Board and the secretary of the appropriate county election board are hereby directed to take all actions necessary to conduct this election. Copies of this Executive Proclamation shall be distributed to them.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma to be affixed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this 22nd day of April, 2015.
See offical document
Commissioner Resolution 12-2015
Declaring the month of April 2015 as County Government Month in Grant County, Oklahoma.
WHEREAS, the 77 counties of the State of Oklahoma are the units of government closest to the people and are vital components of the state, and the orderly conduct of county business through the offices of the County Assessor, Clerk, Commissioners, Court Clerk, Sheriff and Treasurer serves well the citizens of the State of Oklahoma; and WHEREAS
Office of Emergency Managment & Social Media
The Grant County Office of Emergency/Safety Managment is now using social media, mainly Facebook to reach out to the residents of Grant County with relevant and timely information. Check us out and LIKE US so you will always be up to date with news and information about Emergency & Safety Issues in Grant County. Click on the link to go to the page.
Storm Spotter Training Webinar
If you weren't able to join us for our advanced storm spotter training, good news - the National Weather Service has posted a recording of the webinar on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl3l2P3z0Bc
The Association of General Contractors No U Turn on Funding
"The following is an advertisement sponsored by The Association of General Contractors. The use of one of the most famous voices of Morgan Freeman is being used to carry our message to reinforce the need to continue protection of transportation funds for the public. The very fact that Counties and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) seem to be the only entities that utilize five and eight plans to spend tax dollars in a proactive basis. The County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) funds are traceable through planning, design, and construction. The message is, nothing moves within our State unless we have safe roads and bridges.
Please contact Senator Patrick Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org and Representative John Pfeiffer at email@example.com to let them know you do not support taking funds out the CIRB Revolving Fund."
Emergency Management Blog
I have been hitting the "dinner circuit" over the past few weeks and have been impressed with the people and organizations I have been meeting with. Each one has a high interest in serving the citizens of Grant County to the best of their ability. More
Nathan Shaffer District 3 Commissioner Obituary
Nathan Andrew Shaffer of Pond Creek, Okla., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the age of 40.Nathan was born Sept. 4, 1974, in Enid, Okla., to Jerry and Jan Shaffer.
He graduated from Pond Creek-Hunter High School in 1993. Upon graduating from high school he completed OT Autry Tech in Enid, specializing in engine mechanics. More
Safe Schools 101
This time of year brings the threat of severe weather. The State of Oklahoma provides a free assessment of safe shelter in all public schools. This article from the State of Oklahoma details what local school superintendents can do to make their schools safer.
Should there be any questions regarding this program or any other Emergency Management issues, please contact Rich Donaldson Grant County Emergency Management/Safety Director
GRANT COUNTY LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE Meeting
As required by Section 311, Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Grant County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a REGULAR MEETING
DATE: April 6, 2015 TIME: 6:00 P.M.
PLACE: Grant County District 2 Office, Conference Room,
524 N Front St, Medford, OK Agenda
Questions may be referred to Rich Donaldson, Emergency Manager 580-541 -1027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Lamb New Excise Board Member
Mr. Mark Lamb of Pond Creek was sworn into office on March 26, 2015 as the newest member of the County Excise/Equalization Board replacing Billy Joe Halcomb. He was appointed by the Oklahoma Tax Commission with recommendations from Senator Patrick Anderson of Enid and the Grant County Board of County Commissioners. His term runs from February 24, 2015 through January 7, 2019.
Mr. Lamb is a lifelong resident of Grant County. The family's heritage in Grant County began over 120 years ago when his ancestors made the Cherokee Strip land run in 1893 on both sides of the family. He graduated from Pond Creek schools in 1980, however he had already become a full business partner in his family's farming operation in 1979 after the death of his grandfather. Learning responsibility came early for Mark with this partnership and working on the family farm from the time he could look over a steering wheel and carry a bucket. All of these experiences will be valuable assets as he serves on the Grant County Excise/Equalization Board.
Grant County Storm Shelter/Safe Room Registration
A form has been posted for residents of Grant County to fill out and email or send in to the Emergency Managment Office so there will be a record of all Storm Shelters/Safe Rooms in Grant County.
The information on this form will be stored in a secured location at the Emergency managment Office. The information submitted will only be shared with the Grant county Sheriff's office in the event of a disaster requiring search and rescue efforts.
New Grant Co. Emergency Management Director
The position of Grant County Emergency Managment (EM) Director was filled on Feb 2, 2015. The Grant County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Mr. Rich Donaldson to the position of Grant County Emergency Managment Director. The EM office offers many resources to Grant County in dealing with the mitigation, preparation, response and recovery phases before, during and after a natural or human caused disaster through social media, local media, lectures, and events.
For an overview of “Just what does an Emergency Manager do”? check out this link. This office will be regularly uploading articles and posts to assist you as a resident of Grant County in your endeavor of "Preparing for an Emergency" for your family. Please check the Emergency Managment Page regularly
New Grant Co. Safety Director
The position of Grant County Safety Director was filled on Feb. 2, 2015. The Grant County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Mr. Rich Donaldson to the position of Grant County Safety Director.
The County Safety Director offers many resources to Grant County dealing with the safety of county roads and highways, county highway construction and bridge projects as well as the safety of county employees. The Safety office is responsible for the recording, processing, storage and maintenance of workmen's compensation and Occupational Safety and Health Awareness (OSHA) records. Please check the Emergency Managment/Safety Page Regularly for posts an updates to help your family and business to stay safe.
New Grant Co. Commissioner Executive Assistant
The position of Executive Assistant (EA) has been filled. The Grant county board of Couny Commissioners appointed Ms. Dessie Scott to the position of Executive Assistant to the Grant County Commissioners and she started her duties on Feb. 2, 2015. The EA office offers many services and resources to the local governing body and the public. these include assistance with questions regarding county highway conditions, filling out andreceipt of Road Crossing Permits, processing of local government purchase orders, accounting of highway funds and the storage and upkeep of highway records. Please contact Ms. Scott at 580-395-2214 or email@example.com
69th Annual Grant County Spring Livestock Show
February 25-28 Grant County Fairgrounds - Pond Creek
Fair Board Election
BE IT REMEMBERED THAT ON THE 2nd DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2015 AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF GRANT COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED:
WHEREAS, the County Commissioners of Grant County, Oklahoma resolves that, in according with 2 O.S. 1991, as amended by Enrolled House Bill No. 1103 of the 1993 Oklahoma Legislative Session, the Board of Directors of the Grant County Fair Board shall be elected as follows:
- The filing period for such election shall consist of five (5) consecutive business days and shall commence on February 9, 2015 and end on February 13, 2015.
To see the rest of the resolution click Here
County Job Listings
Both Jobs have been filled. Please keep checking back to the Jobs Link for future listings.
Oath of Office
Grant county Officers elected during the 2014 election will be sworn in on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:00 am in the Grant county Courtroom. Those taking the Oath of Office will be Max Hess County Commissioner Dist. 1, Nathan Shaffer, County Commissioner Dist. 3 and Robyn Herod, Assessor. Penny Dowell Grant County Treasurer will take her Oath of Office on July 1, 2015 at the beginning of the Fiscal Year.