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Commissioners take no action during Lakehoma Lake discussion

Canadian County Commissioners discussed a possible action in maintaining Lakehoma Lake where algae has grown significantly throughout the years at Tuesday’s meeting. “It involves an area that lies in my district,” Commissioner David Anderson said. “These lakes are county-owned because in 1977 it went through the delinquent tax process. Over the years, the county has…

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Canadian County Commissioners OK road projects

From the purchase of a new type of base material to seeking bids on a long-awaited rebuild, road projects were a top priority this week for officials in Canadian County. And they encompassed two of three districts. The commissioners rejected a low bid from Dolese’s for a new type of base material, called concrete slurry.…

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Canadian County awards contract for Juvenile Justice Center expansion

Officials say they hope to break ground on an almost $4 million expansion at the Canadian County Children’s Justice Center within the next few weeks. The county commissioners on Monday approved three of the five projects that had been proposed for the facility. Those projects include the construction of two storm shelters, a new courtroom…

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Canadian County commissioners nix road project contract

Officials in Canadian County on Monday called off an experimental road project that had been planned with Kingfisher County. The project was to overlay about four miles of Waterloo Road beginning in Okarche to the Kingfisher County line. While working with another county is not unusual, the process that the roadwork was going to utilize…

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Bid opening delayed in juvenile center expansion

Officials with the Canadian County Children’s Justice Center will have to wait a few more day to find out how much a planned expansion of the facility will cost. The project, which will add safe rooms at the facility in east El Reno, was expected to have bids opened Monday was delayed Monday. County Clerk…

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Canadian County Commissioners: Right-of-way permit policy eyed by county

After months of discussion, the Canadian County commissioners are expected to consider a resolution that will require companies wanting to place temporary or permanent structures in the county’s rights-of-way to get a permit. Officials agreed to require the permits in November, but have not actually approved the resolution that would put it into effect. Officials…

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Commissioners deny request for redacted report

An open records request by the Yukon Review for a redacted copy of an investigative report that lead to the termination of the co-director of the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center was denied Monday by the Canadian County commissioners. District 2 Commissioner Dave Anderson and District 3 Commissioner Jack Stewart voted against releasing an…

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Justice center’s $8.6M budget is approved

Canadian County officials approved an almost $8.7 million budget for the county’s juvenile justice center on Monday. The $8,684,786.37 budget for the Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children’s Justice Center was approved unanimously. The budget is basically a repeat of last year’s budget, said Bill Sharp, director of the facility. The only change was a…

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Sheriff to seek state audit of books, policies

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West plans to have his department audited. West, during a county commissioners’ meeting Monday, sought permission for a voluntary audit to be conducted by the state auditor and inspector’s office. West said he doesn’t anticipate any problems being uncovered, but wants to look at how the sheriff’s office is running and…

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