Kay County Justice Facilities Authority
The Trustees of the Kay County Justice Facilities Authority
(JFA) met in regular session at
Chairman Bruce Robinson called the regular meeting to order. Those present were as follows: Trustees – Steve Austin; Carl Giddens; Darrell Grossardt; Jim Stieber; Everette Van Hoesen; Wes Young; Don Jones, Jail Consultant; David Cumminigs, JFA Attorney; Ron Stevens, Baskin, Stevens & Freeland, P.C.; Jody Burd, Director Kay County Detention Center; Melissa Sprueill, Administrative Assistant; Steve Kelley, Kay County Undersheriff; Brian Hermanson, District Attorney; Bill & Claude Williams, Taxpayers for Transparency; Scott Cloud, Newkirk Herald Journal; Sharon Rowan, Ponca City News; Holly Cline, Kay County Deputy Clerk/Secretary ( see sign in sheet).
Motion was made by Darrell Grossardt and seconded by Carl
Giddens approving the regular meeting minutes of
Motion was made by Everette Van Hoesen and seconded by Wes Young to accept the agreement with the Kaw Nation for housing of Indian detainees, fees, transportation, medical services, release and other matters related to such detention. Motion carried.
Jody Burd, Director, proposed
reimbursement of fuel and turnpike fees of approximately $72 for transport of prisoners
Motion was made by Everette Van Hoesen and seconded by Jim Stieber to reimburse transport officers for fuel and turnpike fees. Motion carried.
Don Jones reported that a lot had been accomplished in the
last two weeks at the detention center and he could not be more pleased and
relieved at the progress. Jones
suggested that the JFA explore the option of DOC contract for housing female
inmates due to there being fewer problems and they generate a fair amount of
revenue. Jones then formally introduced Jody Burd, as the new director of the
Burd indicated current jail count was 145 and some discussion took place in regard to the length of time it took to process inmates and how it was determined by DOC where to house inmates. Cummings reminded the board that according to contracts the detention center has the option to refuse housing if regular jail operations are compromised.
Jody Burd reported that a staff meeting took place that
Grossardt inquired to status of television. Burd confirmed that 10 of 20 TV casings are being shipped next week and quotes were currently being obtained from Dish, Direct and local cable service.
Don Jones gave recommendations for installation of TV antennae and booster.
Cummings inquired about agenda posting and it was indicated that Sprueill would be responsible for agenda items in the near future.
Board members Grossardt and Young praised the progress of current administration and commented that the weekly update is appreciated and would like to see it continue.
Motion was made by Grossardt and seconded by Young to
Don Jones presented information on upgrade of visitation equipment and explained the difficulties with smooth operation during busy hours. Software should have been included with original system and would be a one time capital expense.
Motion was made by Grossardt and seconded by
Motion was made by Young and seconded by Grossardt approving the following requisitions submitted for payment: David Cummings, Attorney, January billing -$4,807.60; Don Jones, Jail Consultant, January services - $2,300.00; Ron Stevens, Baskin, Stevens & Freeland, P.C., January Statement - $3,287.50; Kevin Main, transport officer, $6.00 Motion carried.
Brian Hermanson made an unscheduled public appearance. He had scheduled a meeting with the previous administration and would be contacting current administration to set up a meeting.
Motion was made by Van Hoesen and seconded by
Approved this 11th day of March, 2011.
Bruce Robinson, Chairman
Tammy Reese, Kay
Secretary, Kay County Justice Facilities Authority