County Commissioners approve road and bridge repairs, utility crossings for oil and ONG

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This story originally appeared in the August 23rd Print Edition of Sapulpa Times.

Monday, August 17th’s regular Creek County Commissioners meeting took place at 9 a.m. in the County Commissioners’ Conference Room in the Collins Building. Commissioners Leon Warner and Lane Whitehouse were present; Commissioner Newt Stephens was absent. 

Progress on West 81st Street

The commissioners approved signing a contract with Dunham Asphalt Services for an asphalt overlay project on West 81st Street in District 2. 

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Repairs on 3 Bridges in District 3 Moving Forward

A utility relocation agreement was signed between the County and AT&T on ODOT project JP #28681 which affects three bridges in District 3. Whitehouse stated “This has been in the works for years,” and he hopes that this will finally let the project move forward.

Allocation of Beverage Tax

The Treasurer’s request for the approval of the Allocation of Alcoholic Beverage tax for the month of July passed. The total of $36,458 is to be distributed as follows: $4,196 to Bristow, $2,894 to Drumright, $1,145 to Kellyville, $1,677 to Kiefer, $3,062 to Mannford, and $20,453 to Sapulpa. 

ONG Pipeline Permit Approved at Gilcrease Extension

A utility permit request from Oklahoma Natural Gas to cross West 61st Street just southwest of the U.S. 244 and Gilcrease Expressway junction in District 2 was approved. Project Coordinator Paul Farris said that because the property straddles Creek and Tulsa Counties, ONG must also submit a request for approval to Tulsa County before this can move forward. 

New Pipeline to Stretch from Cushing to Tulsa through Creek County

A utility permit request from Cushing Connect Pipeline Holdings, LLC ws approved to make 25 road crossings in Creek County, all of which are in District 2. The 16” steel crude oil pipelines should take 4-5 days of work apiece and are not expected to impact traffic. Project Coordinator Farris said the pipeline will run from Cushing to Holly Oil Refinery in West Tulsa. For a list of crossings, please contact the Creek County Commissioners’ office.