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Volunteers Recognized For Clean-Up Efforts


February 20, 2020

Countywide & Sun/Suzie Campbell

Jeanne and Glen Ring receive certification of appreciation from Environmental Deputy Shaun Copelin.

Keep Pottawatomie County Clean volunteer of the month award for February was presented to Jeanne and Glen Ring. During the Feb. 18 meeting of the Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners, Environmental Crimes Deputy Shaun Copelin said the couple has been "very, very vocal and early supporters on the Facebook group we have. They have come out and done a lot of pick-up with the groups. They have also started doing it on their own, which has caught fire on the Facebook page."

The Rings recently cleaned up three miles on Chambers Road.

"More and more people are talking about getting out there and cleaning up around their areas," said Copelin. He credits the couple with getting others interested in doing the same.

Copelin said six warnings had been issued so far in February. He also said two new illegal dumpsites were identified and 99.55 tons of trash was removed from the Leo Road site. "That is just under 200,000 pounds of trash we got out of there," he said.

The board approved the OMMA (Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority) Certificate of Compliance for MBK Venture, LLC but

Cannabless Cultivation 2 did not send a money order or cashier's check with its application. The company sent in a business check; however, the application policy specifically states payment is to be made by money order or cashier's check. The company was contacted but as of the meeting Monday had not made contact with staff to correct the error. No action was taken for Cannabless Cultivation 2.

A utility permit for Valor Telecom Oklahoma, LLC to cross New Hope Road was approved.

No action was taken concerning an alarm system at 14101 Acme Road. Dist. 1 Commissioner Melissa Dennis said quotes have been received but she would like Tommy Arnold to be in attendance to answer questions before any action was taken on the agenda item.

The board also took no action regarding the appointment of Tony Carlisle to the Pottawatomie County Development Authority board to replace Ralph Hill, who recently resigned.


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