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Ottawa County employees disability coverage discontinued

The American of Vinita, Oklahoma

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Because it's not worth the cost involved, Ottawa County employees will no longer receive disability insurance beginning next year.

The Ottawa County Commissioners on Monday voted to discontinue the benefit, which they feel is not worth the $11000 in estimated cost to the county. County employees will notice the change when it becomeffective in January 2011.

County employees time records were also discussed, with commissioners noting that - according to the State Auditor and Inspector's Office, the Oklahoma Department of Labor and the county's handbook - an employer or supervisor must sign all county employees' time cards.

Also, compensatory time has to be earned and documented, with approval of a supervisor.

Bids for two items were opened and one was approved for purchase.

Commissioners voted to table bids for a used asphalt patching machine until the machines included in the bids could be inspected, anpproved Tri-State Asphalt's low bid for materials for a road paving project at a cost of $75287.

Amanda Severs was approved as first deputy in the Ottawa County Clerk's Office, and an agreement was approved between Guy Engineering and the countor design work on a bridge in District 2.

After discussing their options, commissioners voted to seek bids for janitorial services for the courthouse and courthouse annex. Also, One-way sighs'for A Street SE at the courthouse exits were discussed but no action taken.

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Original Publication Date: October 14, 2010

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