The Stephens County Commissioners met on Monday morning for a regular meeting during which the county board heard from a representative from Service Wing Organic Solutions, LLC, about a cleaning product used to help against COVID-19.
In opening the meeting, the county board heard from Kelly Mull, representative from Service Wing Organic Solutions, LLC, regarding the purchase of generators and/or HOCL machines for the county when it comes to sanitary products.
Mull spoke with members of the board about the use of the product, as well as the specifications it has for cleaning items, rooms, etc.
Mull explained that HOCL (Hypochlororous acid) is what white blood cells produce.
“It’s a natural occurring,” Mull said. “It helps us fight off infections and pathogens that our bodies encounter.”
According to Mull, this product is an EPA certified (United States Environmental Protection) product.
“What this technology is doing is simply mimicking what the body is already producing,” Mull said. “It’s stronger than bleach, but it’s neutral — it’s not an acid like bleach is.”
According to Mull, with the technology used, they balance the pH to 6.5.
Mull said he’s a fireman in Tulsa, and he brought the product to the attention of those in the area around March 2020.
According to Mull, he got involved with the product through working in agriculture and working around his farm.
Mull said he uses the product to clean the water on his farm.
“Basically, what it is — salt water from a swimming pool that goes to electrolysis,” Mull said.
According to Mull, it’s user friendly and non-toxic.
“It is an OMRI certified product, which means an Organic Materials Review Institute,” Mull said. “The big thing is the EPA — it’s on the end list that it kills COVID and beyond COVID, staph, H1N1, etc.”
According to Mull, it kills several pathogens, including flu.
Mull said many of the county jails use the product in their departments, as well as school systems utilizing the product.
“It’s not like a bleach,” Mull said. “It has a chlorine clean smell to it.”
According to Mull, there’s a school in Tulsa for severely handicapped children — The Little Lighthouse — who utilizes the product.
“They were very worried about what they were given to use, because of the sensitivity of the children,” Mull said. “They’ve been using it for over a year now.”
According to Mull, the State of Oklahoma has adopted their company, spreading their system throughout the state and bordering states.
“Once you own the technology, you can produce the product — what your utility rate is,” Mull said. “In Tulsa, we figure we’re producing it for .04 cents a gallon — most of that charge is water.”
Mull said he believes the communities can all benefit from the product.
“When they take it home and use it — the businesses, nursing homes, etc.,” Mull said. “There’s plenty of antidotal, real life, real world testimony coming out of every place that’s used this.”
Mull said it’s known to kill mold issues, fungus, etc.
“You can apply this safely because of the cost,” Mull said.
According to Mull, the machines cost around $37,000 per machine, per location.
Mull said he is a sole source provider.
The board took no action on the discussion.
Then, the Board acknowledged the Appointment of Receiving Officers for the Stephens County Assessor as Jade Polk and Kelsey Wren.
Furthermore, the board approved the Oklahoma Fiscal Year 2021 Emergency Management Performance Sub-grant (EMPG) Program Agreement.
The grant will be an agreement between the State of Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) and Stephens County, where ODEMHS will award a 50/50 match grant in the amount of $40,000 to Stephens County under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) EMPG program.
In other news, the board approved:
• To adopt a resolution to set the salaries for Stephens County Elected Officials for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
The Stephens County Commissioners meeting will convene again at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13 in their office of the Stephens County Courthouse, located at 101 S. 11th Street.