Kay County Justice Facilities Authority
Friday, September 13, 2013
Kay County Detention Center
Newkirk, OK 74647
The Trustees of the Kay County Justice Facilities Authority (JFA) met in regular session at 2:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013, in the Sheriff’s training room of the Kay County Detention Center (KCDC) in Newkirk, OK. Notice of the regular meeting was posted for public information on September 12, 2013 at the Kay County Detention Center front door and Sheriff’s training room door in Newkirk, OK.
Vice-Chairman Wes Young called the regular meeting to order. Those present were as follows: Trustees: Jim Greenhagen; Lowell LeFebvre; Jim Stieber; Wes Young; Don Jones, Jail Consultant; Jody Burd, Director, KCDC; Harold Hughs, KCDC; Melissa Sprueill, KCDC/Admin; Kevin Main, KCDC; Gwen Hazucha, KCDC; David Cummings, JFA Attorney; Brian Hermanson, District Attorney; Bill Williams and Claude Williams, Taxpayers for Transparency; Holly Cline, Deputy County Clerk/Secretary. Absent: Chairman Bruce Robinson, Sheriff Van Hoesen, and Commissioner Austin. (See sign-in sheet).
Wes Young opened the meeting with a prayer.
No action was taken to Approve /Disapprove prior meeting minutes due to absence of members present at prior meeting.
Young introduced Jim Greenhagen to those present before Holly Cline administered the Oath of Office to Greenhagen.
Don Jones presented the jail consultant report. A visit with Senator Fields is being set up regarding juvenile facility. Jones recommends the board visit other juvenile facilities, one currently being built in Creek County and possibly Oklahoma County. Cummings commented on Jones recent article on Bryan County regarding DOC/Ad Valorum Tax Issues. Jones commented that Kay County is currently surpassing standards set for detention facilities.
Jail Director Report: Burd provided handouts and stated the current head count is 205, down from 208 after booking 17 individuals 9-12-13. He stated the average inmate count is increasing year to year and the sales tax figures are where they were anticipated to be. Burd reported that next month Tim Rathman, of Baskin, Stevens & Hadley will give a six month report. Burd also noted that Arbitrage was completed by Kutak Rock Arbitrage Consulting for $1,800 at the banks recommendation.
CPR training was recently offered and approximately 60 participants from the courthouse and highway districts attended the seminars given by Kevin Main. Main and Wade Locke are also trained to present “My Body, My Life” and a meeting is set up with Newkirk Public Schools to discuss scheduling the eight week program for presentation to eighth grade students. Main gave a quick overview of the program that is intended to empower and protect women of all ages.
Burd noted the jail is fully staffed at this time.
Motion was made by Stieber and seconded by LeFebvre approving the addition of Wes Young to the signature card for the KCJFA checking account. Motion carried. Greenhagen, aye; LeFebvre, aye; Stieber, aye; Young, aye.
Motion was made by Stieber and seconded by Greenhagen to approve a contingency contract with AIP for possible future project, upon approval by legal counsel. Motion carried. Greenhagen, aye; LeFebvre, aye; Stieber, aye; Young, aye.
Motion was made by Stieber and seconded by LeFebvre approving the following purchase orders for payment: David Cummings, JFA Attorney, $359.60 attorney & misc. fees for August 2013; Don Jones, Jail Consultant, $900.00 Consulting fees for August 2013. Motion carried. Greenhagen, aye; LeFebvre, aye; Stieber, aye; Young, aye.
Wes Young introduced Gwen Hazucha, Programs Director to give an overview of jail programs, including religious and domestic life skills programs. Young and the board expressed appreciation for Hazucha’s dedication and extended an invitation to visit the programs room to view the art displayed there.
There were no unscheduled public appearances.
Motion was made by LeFebvre and seconded by Greenhagen to adjourn the meeting (3:26 p.m.). Motion carried. Greenhagen, aye; LeFebvre, aye; Stieber, aye; Young, aye.
Approved this 11th day of October, 2013.
Bruce Robinson, Chairman
Tammy Reese, Kay Count Clerk, Secretary
County of Kay, State of Oklahoma
Kay County Justice Facilities Authority