Kay County Justice Facilities Authority

Friday, September 19, 2014

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., Friday, September 19, 2014, 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 September 17, 2014, at the Kay County Detention Center front door and Sheriff’s training room door in Newkirk, OK.


Chairman Wes Young called the special meeting to order.  Those present were as follows: Trustees –Jim Greenhagen; Lowell LeFebvre; Bruce Robinson; Everette Van Hoesen; Don Jones, Director KCDCD; Gwen Hazucha, KCDC; Bill & Claude Williams, Taxpayers for Transparency; Tammy Reese, Kay County Clerk/Secretary.  Absent:  Jason Shanks; Jim Stieber.   (See sign-in sheet).


Wes Young gave the opening prayer.


Motion was made by Lowell LeFebvre and seconded by Bruce Robinson approving regular meeting minutes of August 8 and September 12, 2014.  Motion carried:  Greenhagen, abstained; LeFebvre, aye; Robinson, aye; Van Hoesen, aye; Young, aye.


Jail Director Report:  Don Jones presented handouts with stats regarding number of inmates, restrictions on diets, medication, ages, etc.  He also gave a report comparing 2014 and 2013.  He said he would email the financials at a later date.


Jones talked about a couple of different inmate medical procedures that happened recently and noted the seriousness and the expense of both.


Jones indicated the server had to be replaced for the video visitation component.  He reported the skylights were not installed correctly and moisture such as rain and snow were leaking through.  Jones said this was a two day job to repair and noted there were no charges for this service.


The Hi-Risk ID Program was discussed and Jones told how the inmates are identified, medicine, etc.


Jones distributed an Oklahoma State Department of Corrections Facility County-Count/Capacity Difference spreadsheet and it showed the county jails that had contracts. 


It was mentioned that the trustees/inmates are being used by the commissioners at their county barns and helping the treasurer office to maintain properties.  This service has been a huge help and has saved the county money.


Jones presented architectural drawings of the Juvenile Detention Center addition.  He said it would be a 19 bed facility with 9 free beds for Kay County and 10 paid beds for out-of-county.  Jones stated if 20 beds and larger facility is built then the standards become more difficult to follow.  Many questions were asked and Jones answered.


Sheriff Van Hoesen said this facility would save his department from traveling around 60,000 miles a year.


The Ark Program was mentioned and it was said Channel 9 had been to the detention center filming.


There were no unscheduled public appearances made.


Motion was made by Bruce Robinson and seconded by Everette Van Hoesen to adjourn (3:31 p.m.).  Motion carried:  Greenhagen, aye; LeFebvre, aye; Robinson, aye; Van Hoesen, aye; Young, aye.







Approved this 10th day of October, 2014.




                                                                   Wes Young, Chairman





Tammy Reese, Kay County Clerk, Secretary

County of Kay, State of Oklahoma,

Kay County Justice Facilities Authority