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County Approves Yearly Agreements


During the Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners meeting this Tuesday, the commissioners approved many yearly agreements with the exception of a few new actions.

The yearly agreements and contracts approved for the next year are with Pictometry International Corp. for $124,040, Circuit Engineering District #4, and the Renewal of the 2021/2022 Workman's Compensation Insurance for around $206,000.

The commissioners also approved the action for the sheriff's office to apply for the following year's Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant.

The new actions include:

The Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant.

The purchase of the new Kelly Kellpro Database and Accounting System for three computers for $3,000 a year.

The purchase of a John Deere R10 flex-wing rotary cutter for District 2 for $18,091.04.

When discussing the agreement with Pictometry International Corp., Melissa Dennis showed her approval of the agreement, whereas Randy Thomas said, "it is an invasion of privacy and goes against our fourth amendment right. They are too intrusive on us; I know big brothers got us already, but I don't believe in it, and I don't want it in my county, but again that's up to you guys."

Commissioner Eddie Stackhouse mentioned that the agreement has a Disaster Response Program (DRP) at no charge. As mentioned above, the agreement with Pictometry was approved.

Later in the meeting, before approving the purchase of the John Deere for District 2, Dennis turned to Thomas and said, "so you're gonna use this to cut all those areas that Pictometry takes pictures of?"

All the commissioners and guests laughed.

Lastly, the commissioners approved the Adam Walsh Implementation Grant between the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office. The grant for $45,000 will help provide a response team vehicle to use in enforcing the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.


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