Tax Deputy Reva Schoonover discussing property taxes with Commissioner Jerry Linkinoggor
Tax Deputy Reva Schoonover discussing property taxes with Commissioner Jerry Linkinoggor

A small group gathered for Wednesday’s County Commission meeting at the Clay Courthouse. The session began with the approval of the minutes, bills, purchase orders, assessments and budget revisions. The majority of the agenda was devoted to estates, as the final settlement of the estates of Mildred Holcomb, John Summers and Marshall Bailey were approved, the appointment of Richard Drake as administrator of the estate of Linda Harrison was approved and the probating of the last wills and testaments of Mary Metheney, Teddy McClain, Clarence Falls, Richard White and Annie Ramsey were all approved.

The group voted to declare vacancy of a Clay County Board of Education member and establish a filing period for the candidates to be placed on the November 4, 2014 general election ballet. The open position was originally held by O. Gene King until his resignation, at which time his son JR was appointed to fill the position. Voters will now choose who will fill the vacant spot by means of electing a representative in November.

Other items on the agenda included the appointment of David Falls and Damon Grose to the Clay County Business Development Authority for a three year term. Sonya Wiliams was also hired as a part-time ambulance driver as needed. The courthouse restrooms ADA job is also being rebid with a mandatory pre-bid meeting being held on June 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

Oil and gas producer Cunningham Energy was scheduled to appear before the commission to discuss non-payment of delinquent property taxes but a representative was no present for the meeting. Sheriff’s Department employees and County Commission members discussed the amount due by Cunningham briefly before voting to table the discussion until a later date.

The next county commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at 10:00 am.