Kay County Justice Facilities Authority

Friday, October 14, 2016

Kay County Detention Center

Newkirk, OK 74647




The Trustees of the Kay County Justice Facilities Authority (JFA) met in a regular session at 2:30 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2016, 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 October 13, 2016 at the Kay County Detention Center front door and Sheriff’s training room door in Newkirk, OK.


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


Bruce Robinson gave the opening prayer.


No action was taken on minutes of August 12 and June 10, 2016.


Jail Director Report:  Don Jones said his Program Director Gwen Hazucha reported on GED classes.  She told on September 22, 2016 the first fully certified GED class was held with three inmates in attendance.  Since that time she said the class has grown to 10 students.  Ms. Hazucha said computers would soon be installed and then class would be held Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m.; she said she is trying to get more teachers for 10 more students and would add an afternoon class.  Ms. Hazucha told after students complete 12 hours of class then can enroll as a Pioneer Technology student at no cost to them or their family.  She said the goal is to have an inmate released from the facility with a better education so they can use it to better themselves, their family and become a productive person in the community.  Ms. Hazucha also mentioned City Bank will be teaching a course in banking.

The board praised Ms. Hazucha for the job she is doing.

Jones mentioned State Question 780 and told the affects, if passed, it would have on the county jail (increasing jail population).  He said a hot water heater was installed and said the video arraignment system was down.  Jones thought for a little over $3,000 he could purchase a new system and have the current one repaired to use as a backup.  He met with Finley and Cook auditors for a pre-audit meeting.

Jones presented an inmate commissary account information for September 2016 with a list of sale items.  The report listed the totals from September 2016 (each item available for inmates to purchase) plus a year-to-date amount.

He gave a current inmate population report noting 304 inmates total, 65 inmates are on medication, 23 are classified as sex offenders, 13 are on restricted diets, the oldest inmate is 62 and the youngest is 18.  The report mentioned several other statistics.  He presented a comparison of 2015 and 2016 report on minimum/maximum number of inmates.

Don Jones presented a report noting 292 as the current head count, 61 arrested and released over the weekend and 131 for the week, arrested and released from October 1, 2016-147, daily average of 297, minimum amount of inmates-287, maximum amount of inmates-319, high for 24 hour period for October 3, 2016-329, 15 inmates sentenced to county time, 59 inmates sentenced to Department of Corrections (DOC) (waiting to go to prison).  The report showed nine (9) weekenders and sanctions, 32 paid contracts with BIA and Bridgeway currently are holding one (1) inmate on writs (prison to court).

Jones talked about his incoming revenue and said total revenue collected was $106,070.02.  He discussed the sales tax and noted the October sales tax receipts as $304,555.  The report listed July-Sept. sales tax receipts and fiscal year to date collections.  Jones had a sales tax receipts total with breakdowns beginning with fiscal year 2010-11 thru fiscal year 2016-2017.  He also handed out a current Account Summary report.

Jones told the board he would be hiring a Court Services Officer and explained the position.

Motion was made by Bruce Robinson and seconded by Jimmy Greenhagen approving the regular meeting dates for Calendar Year 2017 for the JFA.  Motion carried:  Greenhagen, aye; LeFebvre, aye; Robinson, aye; Young, aye.

There were no unscheduled public appearances made.

Motion was made by Lowell LeFebvre and seconded by Jimmy Greenhagen to adjourn (3:03 p.m.).  Motion carried:  Greenhagen, aye; LeFebvre, aye; Robinson, aye; Young, aye.









 Approved this 18th day of November, 2016.



                                                                                    Wes Young, Chairman






Tammy Reese, Kay County Clerk, Secretary

County of Kay, State of Oklahoma

Kay County, Justice Facilities Authority