Thursday, August 24, 2006

Newkirk, Oklahoma 


The Board of County Commissioners of Kay County, Oklahoma, met in special session at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, August 24, 2006 in the Kay County Commissioners Court, 1st floor, Kay County Courthouse, Newkirk, Oklahoma.  Notice of the meeting was posted for public information on August 22, 2006, at the Courthouse front door, Commissioners Court, and basement handicapped entrance of the Kay County Courthouse in Newkirk, Oklahoma.


Chairman Leven called the meeting to order. Those present were as follows: Wayne Leven, Chairman; Dee Schieber, Vice-Chairman; Laile Wilson, Member; Mark Gibson, District Attorney; Wayne White; Newkirk Herald Journal; Glenda Emerson, Court Clerk; Jan Gosting; Tammy Reese, County Clerk/Secretary.


At this point in the meeting Wayne White, Newkirk Herald Journal, addressed the Commissioners by saying, “I object to the closure of this meeting under Agenda Item 4 on the grounds that it is vague and misleading regarding the identity of whose appointment is to be considered.  Secondly, the reason given for the closure of the meeting is not a reason provided by the quoted statute.  Due to these facts, the Agenda and this meeting do not comply with the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.  I wish for my objection to be recorded in the official records of this meeting.”


Mark Gibson, District Attorney, advised the Board to move forward with this scheduled special meeting acting on his directions.


Consideration and discussion on appointment of Court Clerk:  Chairman Leven stated that he contacted Will Clark, First District Attorney, and was advised at the meeting by Mr. Gibson that no special election is required because the vacancy followed the filing date and person appointed will remain in office throughout the term.


Motion was made by Schieber and seconded by Wilson to enter into Executive Session as per O.S. 2001, 25§307.B.1 – (Discussing the employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried public officer or employee).   Chairman Leven announced applicants to be interviewed as follows:  9:00 a.m.–Carolyn Kahle; 10:00 a.m.–Mary Ramey; 11:00 a.m.–Marilee Bellinghausen and 1:30 p.m.–Pam Burkhalter.   Motion carried:  Schieber, aye; Leven, aye; Wilson, aye.


Motion was made by Schieber and seconded by Wilson to return to open meeting. 

Motion carried:  Schieber, aye; Leven, aye; Wilson, aye.


Comments were made by:  Glenda Emerson, Court Clerk - Topic:  In her opinion she thought meeting should be tabled.  Jan Gosting, citizen – Topic:  She expressed to the Commissioners the qualities a person should obtain to be Court Clerk and asked them to regard those mentioned qualities before making decision.


Motion was made by Schieber and seconded by Wilson to adjourn (2:25 p.m.).   Motion carried:  Schieber, aye; Leven, aye; Wilson, aye.






Approved this ____ day of _______, 2006.










                                                           LAILE WILSON, MEMBER