Kay County Justice Facilities Authority

Thursday, May, 23, 2013

Kay County Detention Center

Newkirk, OK 74647




The Trustees of the Kay County Justice Facilities Authority (JFA) met in special session at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, in the Sheriff’s training Room of the Kay County Detention Center (KCDC) in Newkirk, OK.  Notice of the special meeting was posted for public information on May 21, 2013, at the Kay County Detention Center front door and Sheriff’s training room door in Newkirk, OK.


Chairman Bruce Robinson called the special meeting to order.  Those present were as follows: Trustees – Lowell LeFebvre; Jim Stieber; Everette Van Hoesen; Wes Young; Jody Burd, Director KCDC; Harold Hughs, KCDC; Bill Williams and Claude Williams, Taxpayers for Transparency; David Cummings, JFA Attorney; Holly Cline, Deputy Kay County Clerk/Secretary.  Absent:  Steve Austin   (See sign-in sheet).


Bruce Robinson gave the opening prayer.


Members of the board shared memories and thoughts on former Vice-Chairman Carl Giddens. 


David Cummings noted that Mr. Giddens’ term ran until December 2014 and that he would be composing a letter to the Board of County Commissioners indicating the vacancy.


Thoughts and condolences were expressed for former JFA accountant Ron Stevens.


Jail Director Report:  Burd provided handouts and stated the current head count is 179; He provided reports indicating number of female/male inmates, inmate’s diets, number of inmates on regular medication, average age of inmates and a daily statistics of inmate population and inmate intake and releases. 


Burd noted that operations were routine without incident. 


Burd mentioned staff members Gwen Hazucha and Stephanie Ernst had recently received Letters of Accommodation for exceptional service.


Burd also indicated that he should have budgets mailed out by June 4th.


Questions were asked and answered.


Cummings inquired about current tornado protections for inmates.  Burd indicated that inmates would be on lockdown in cells and that that lockdown is a routine procedure practiced several times each day.  The jail is rated for an F5 tornado.


Motion was made by Jim Stieber and seconded by Wes Young approving and authorizing appropriations in the amount of $25,000 for the remainder of the FY2013.  Motion carried:  LeFebvre, aye; Robinson, aye; Stieber, aye; Van Hoesen, aye; Young, aye.


Motion was made by Wes Young and seconded by Loewll LeFebvre approving the following purchase orders submitted for payment:  David Cummings, JFA Attorney, $679.75 Attorney & Misc. Fees for April 2013; Don Jones, Jail Consultant, $900.00 Consulting Fees- April 2013.   Motion carried:  LeFebvre, aye; Robinson, aye; Stieber, aye; Van Hoesen, aye; Young, aye.



Chairman Bruce Robinson declared the meeting adjourned (2:48 p.m.).






Approved this 14th day of June, 2013.










                                                                   Bruce Robinson, Chairman









Tammy Reese, Kay County Clerk, Secretary

County of Kay, State of Oklahoma,

Kay County Justice Facilities Authority