Canadian County Commissioners

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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OKC law firm to provide advice to county on justice center case

An Oklahoma City law firm will serve as legal advisers to the Canadian County Commissioners when they begin reviewing an independent report on allegations of discrimination at the county’s juvenile justice center near El Reno. Commissioners Marc Hader and Dave Anderson voted to select the law firm of Fuller Tubb and Bickford to provide legal…

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County officials eye outside legal help

EL RENO – Canadian County officials say they want an outside attorney to provide advice once they receive two reports related to a discrimination complaint filed against the co-director of the Canadian County Juvenile Justice Center. County commissioners voted Monday to have Chairman Marc Hader interview representatives from two Oklahoma City law firms about the…

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County to move quickly on sheriff’s request

EL RENO – Canadian County officials said Monday they will move forward quickly with a request by the sheriff to construct a sally port at the county jail. Sheriff Chris West asked the commissioners to consider adding the sally port, which is a secure garage, as a both a safety measure and for added storage…

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