Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kay County Courthouse

Newkirk, OK 74647



The Board of County Commissioners of Kay County, Oklahoma, met in special session at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2009, in Commissioners Court located on the First Floor of the Kay County Courthouse in Newkirk, Oklahoma.Notice of the meeting was posted for public information on September 21, 2009, at the Courthouse front door, Commissioners Court, and basement handicapped entrance of the Kay County Courthouse in Newkirk, Oklahoma.


Chairman Austin called the special meeting to order.Those present were as follows: Steve Austin, Chairman, Dee Schieber, Vice-Chairman, Laile Wilson, Member; Dennis Bonewell, Emergency Management Director; Bill and Claude Williams, Taxpayers for Transparency; Scott Cloud, Newkirk Herald Journal; Sharon Rowen, Ponca City News and Tammy Reese, Kay County Clerk/Secretary.


Resolution 9, 10-56, Adoptions of Floodplain Management Regulations and Establishment of Flood Hazard Boundaries:Schieber expressed his frustration regarding the floodplain level change from two (2) feet to one (1) foot.He said in order to stay in compliance the regulations, resolutions, etc. must be approved today and returned to Oklahoma City by September 25, 2009.Schieber said because of this change it will raise around 70 citizenís insurance rates.


Austin asked Dennis Bonewell why these regulations were changed back from two feet to one foot.


Bonewell said the new regulations were submitted at two feet and he did not know the reason the Floodplain Board decided to go back to one foot.He said FEMAís minimum requirements is one foot or above and mentioned that the insurance rates would increase because of this change.


Austin asked Bonewell why the Floodplain Board waited until this week (last minute) to do this.Bonewell did not have an explanation.


Austin also asked Bonewell if BOCC approves the one foot level today can the level be changed at a later date.Bonewell said that it could be changed as long as the proper procedure/time frame was followed.


Wilson clarified if BOCC does not approve these regulations and resolutions it would cause the people who have flood insurance to lose their insurance as of midnight on September 25, 2009.


Schieber said he would like to extend an apology to the citizens of Kay County for this change.


Motion was made by Wilson and seconded by Schieber approving Resolution 9, 10-60, stating that certain areas within the unincorporated areas of Kay County are subject to periodic flooding from rivers and streams causing serious damage to properties within these areas; and relief is available in the form of federally subsidized flood insurance as authorized by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 upon participation by the county in the National Flood Insurance Program. Motion carried:Schieber, aye; Wilson, aye; Austin, aye.


Motion was made by Schieber and seconded by Wilson approving Regulations and noting the floodplain level change from one foot to two feet.Motion carried:Schieber, aye; Wilson, aye; Austin, aye.


No individual action was taken on the maps.


Motion was made by Schieber and seconded by Wilson to adjourn (2:16 p.m.).Motion carried: Schieber, aye; Wilson, aye; Austin, aye;























Approved this 28th day of September, 2009.








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