Kay County Justice Facilities Authority

Friday, August 8, 2014

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, August 8, 2014, 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 August 7, 2014, at the Kay County Detention Center front door and Sheriff’s training room door in Newkirk, OK.


Chairman Wes Young called the regular meeting to order.  Those present were as follows: Trustees –Lowell LeFebvre; Vice-Chairman Bruce Robinson; Jason Shanks; Jim Stieber; Don Jones, Director KCDCD; Melissa Sprueill; KCDC; Kevin Main; Gwynn Hazucha, KCDC; David Cummings, JFA Attorney; Brian Hermanson, District Attorney; Claude Williams, Taxpayers for Transparency; Tammy Reese, Kay County Clerk/Secretary.   Absent:  Jimmy Greenhagen; Everette Van Hoesen.  (See sign-in sheet).


Bruce Robinson gave the opening prayer.


Motion was made by Jason Shanks and seconded by Lowell LeFebvre approving regular meeting minutes of July 11, 2014.  Motion carried:  LeFebvre, aye; Robinson, abstained; Shanks, aye; Stieber, abstained; Young, aye.


Jail Director Report:  Don Jones presented handouts with stats regarding number of inmates, restrictions on diets, medication and ages. He also gave a report comparing 2014 and 2013.  The handouts included Eastman National Bank statement of account.


Jones read a letter he received from a Tulsa County Deputy Sheriff requesting Detention Officer Trin Barrows is recognized for selflessly saving a young boy in a near-drowning incident.  The Tulsa County Deputy Sheriff was attending training on Vehicle Ambush at Lake Ponca when this took place.  Jones said he was very proud of him and an award has been given to Trin Barrows for his act of courage and his efforts.


Kevin Main, KCDC, talked about the inmate art program and the success with it.  He also told teaching classes in September and October on “My Body My Life” and indicated this program is going well and three classes were taught last year.


Gwynn Hazucha, KCDC, presented a handout of inmate activities and programs and indicated guitar lessons will be taught in the near future.  She reported the Getting Ahead class with teachings from Mike Schlichting is going well.


The board thanked Kevin Main and Gwynn Hazucha for a job well done.


On behalf of the JFA Board, Wes Young presented Bruce Robinson with a plaque for his many years of service on the board as Chairman.  Young said Robinson lead through the difficult years of building a facility and praised Robinson for his years of leadership and expressed his appreciation.


Robinson will continue to serve on the board as Vice-Chairman and said he has enjoyed being on this board even with all the challenges that were encountered.


There were no unscheduled public appearances


Motion was made by Bruce Robinson and seconded by Jason Shanks to adjourn (2:57 p.m.).  Motion carried:  LeFebvre, aye; Robinson, aye; Shanks, aye; Stieber, aye; Young, aye.












Approved this 12th day of September, 2014.






                                                                   Wes Young, Chairman







Tammy Reese, Kay County Clerk, Secretary

County of Kay, State of Oklahoma,

Kay County Justice Facilities Authority