The Duncan Banner

December 20, 2012

Commissioners approve buy of shipping containers for fairgrounds

Megan Bristow
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — At Monday’s regularly scheduled county commissioners meeting, the board approved the $2,300 purchase of a 27-foot and a 20-foot shipping container from a military surplus retailer for the storage of shavings at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.

If that shipping container proves to be inadequate for the fairground’s needs, a new 40-foot trailer will also be bought from a retailer in Oklahoma City.

The board approved all bids received for bridge materials. They received bids from The Railroad Yard in Stillwater, Bridge and Highway Materials in Enid, Norton Metals in Fort Worth and Sunbelt Equipment and Supply in Meeker. The commissioners will pursue the lowest and best bid.

For hot-mix hot-laid asphalt, the board approved three bids. The lowest bid came from T &G Construction, Inc. in Lawton for $52 for Type A, B and C Hot Mix.

For decomposed granite, the board received and approved two bids. Red Rock Pit in Connerville bid 2.50 per ton and 2.99 per ton from Blessing Gravel Company in Tishomingo.

In other business, the board:

Approved a maintenance agreement between Financial Equipment and Stephens County for the County Clerk’s Office’s RapidPrint AN-E numbering machine.

Approved a Homeland Security Grant for narrowband capable radio equipment on behalf of the sheriff’s department.

The commissioners have moved its next regular Monday meeting until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday because of the holiday.

The Stephens County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Christmas Eve day, and Tuesday, Christmas Day.