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December 10, 2013

Commissioners approve county’s portion of road project

DUNCAN — An industrial access road for South Second is a step closer to becoming reality for Stephens County District 2.

During Monday’s regular meeting, the Board of Stephens County Commissioners approved its portion of the project, which has an agreement with the commissioners board, the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation, the City of Duncan and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

“We’re going to do the dirt work,” Lonnie Estes, District 2 commissioner, said about the county’s involvement in the project. “We’re approving the county’s portion of the project.”

Estes said this project has been two years in the making. During the June 3 meeting of the Transportation Commission, the commission approved the project and allocated $115,000 for the project. The access road would extend down South Second, south of Family Dollar Distribution, from Carver Avenue about 1,900 feet.

The Duncan City Council, acting as the Duncan Economic Development Trust Authority, is slated to discuss the project and related contract during tonight’s meeting.

In other action:

n The commissioners acknowledged the Stephens County Election Board’s appointment of receiving officer. Tara Green has been added to that position.

n The board approved the payment of purchase orders and the issuance of blanket purchase orders. The board also approved a county utility permit for District 2.

n The minutes of the Dec. 2 regular meeting were approved by the commissioners.

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