Grant County Oklahoma

County News & Announcments 2019

$1000 REWARD OFFER
For the arrest and conviction, or for evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for shooting out the windows of the Grant County District 2 Packer in the Salt Fork area. The $1000 Reward is being offered in compliance with Oklahoma Statute Title 19 § 455.

Sometime between Friday October 18 and Monday October 21, 2019 person or persons shot through the windows of a Caterpillar Packer located on Comanche Road just west of Highway 74, shattering the back window through the seat and front window.
Please contact the
Grant County Sheriff’s Office
 at 580-395-2356
with any information.

JOB OPENING:
CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECT THE GRANT COUNTY SAFETY PROGRAM AND MANAGE THE PREPARATION, RESPONSE, MITIGATION AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS FROM DISASTERS FOR GRANT COUNTY

The Grant County Board of Commissioners is immediately accepting and reviewing all applications for the position of County Safety Director and Emergency Manager.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Grant County Office of Emergency Management is the managerial function charged with working alongside local Emergency Managers to create a framework within communities to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. More

A Complete job description can be found on the Grant County Website www.grantcountyok.com 

Applications will be taken until: November 8, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

TO APPLY:  Complete Job Application form at the Grant County website www.grantcountyok.com and submit a resume with completed application.

JOB OPENING:
Grant County OSU Extension Office
Agricultural or Family & Consumer Sciences & 4-H Youth Develpment
This position is located in the Grant County Extension Office, Medford, Oklahoma. Position provides leadership to agricultural or family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development programs in a dual assignment with approximately 50% of time spent in 4-H youth development work and 50% spent in either Ag or FCS. Candidates should have a degree in either of those fields and the best qualified applicant will be chosen for either an Extension Educator, Ag/4-H Youth Dev. position or Extension Educator, FCS/4-H Youth Dev. position. More

For more information please visit: https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=7327

Lucas Announces October Town Hall Meetings in Northwest Oklahoma

 Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will hold town hall meetings in Grant, Alfalfa, and Woods Counties on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Residents around this location are invited to attend and share their thoughts on current events in Washington and in Oklahoma. Lucas will be discussing his recent work in Congress, taking questions about issues important to constituents of the Third Congressional District, and seeking input on legislation currently before Congress.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Grant County Town Hall Meeting
10:00- 11:00 a.m.
615 N. Front Street, Medford, OK 73759

Alfalfa County Town Hall Meeting
1:00- 2:00 p.m.
Alfalfa County Farm Bureau
113 S. Grand Avenue, Cherokee, OK 73728

Woods County Town Hall Meeting
3:00- 4:00 p.m.
Ranger Room
Herod Hall
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, OK 73717

Grant County Awarded $3.468 Million in Grant Fund
for County Owned Bridge Replacement Project

MEDFORD, OK – Grant County Commissioners are pleased to confirm that $3.468 million was awarded to Grant County through the Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant to replace 34 county owned bridges.  U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao made the announcement earlier this month that Grant County in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) was one of the 20 awarded project grant recipients.

“This project will correct 20% of Grant County’s structurally deficient bridges, . .More

 

 

 

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THANK YOU NOTE

The Grant County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) would like to thank the following for writing letters of support for the Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant application submitted in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on December 4, 2018. 

As announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the Grant County application was successful and is being awarded $3.468 million from the U.S. Treasury’s General Fund in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.  The project will replace 34 structurally deficient bridges at a total cost of $10.3 million with the balance in matching funds from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Circuit Engineering District 8 (County Bridge & Road Improvement (CBRI) fund), Grant County Cash Highway Fund (County Improvements for Roads & Bridges (CIRB) fund), and Grant County Surface Transportation Funds (STP).

We know that these letters took a great deal of time, energy and effort.  We also acknowledge that these letters were instrumental in helping Grant County tell our story of why this grant application was vital for the economic growth in Grant County.  The Grant County BOCC looks forward to completing this project on time and on budget. Again, thank you all for your time and support.

Max L. Hess, District 1 Commissioner
Cindy R. Bobbitt, District 2 Commissioner
Steve Stinson, District 3 Commissioner

For a list of all the Project Parties, Government Officials, Government Offices & Services, Transportation Organizations or Companies, Economic Development organizations, Educational Institutions, Trade Organizations, Non-profti Organizations, & Businesses & Individuals. Please see the attached Note & List

Increase of Record Preservation Fee

Senate Bill 442 will increase the record preservation fee collected by county clerks from $5 to $10 for each instrument recorded with the Registrar of Deeds. Please be aware that this law will take effect November 1st, 2019.

Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Grant County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp stated, that voters in Grant County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the October 8, WAKITA OG&E FRANCHISE election should apply now. This election is for the City of Wakita only. Even though the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Rapp urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early. More 

The Grant County Courthouse and District Offices will be closed
Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. All offices will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 2019
with regularly scheduled hours.

Grant County Commissioners Attend Leadership Day at the White House

The White House has invited every county commissioner in the country to attend a series of 35 summits held at the Old Executive Office Building.  In addition to county commissioners, other county officials, city mayors and tribal leaders totaling more than 2000 have participated over a two-year period. More

President Donald Trump and Grant County Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt meet in the Oval Office - Official White House photo by Tia Dufour

 

 

 

Vice President Mike Pence meets with local officials from Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska at the State Leadership Day – Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen

 

Grant County District #2 Employee Receives Roads Scholar Certificate

Jason Kilian 7 Arthur Jones, Operator, Ganrt County District #2, recently recently received a Certifcate of Completion of the Roads Scholar Program offered through the Local Technical Assistance. More

Road Project to close CR910 from Hwy 11 to Kay Road

Construction workers will be putting out detour signs beginning August 1 on Clyde Rd in preparation for a road project on this road.  The project detour will begin on August 5, 2019 at Highway 11 and CR910 on Clyde Road and will run for 4 miles up to Kay Road.  Please take notice of the detour signs and follow the proper route for the safety of the workers and the public. This project is estimated to last for 120 days. Thanks for being patient as this road is repaired.

To learn more about this merger, please contact

Brandon Fetters, Grant County Emergency Management Director

In Observance of Independence Day

Grant County will be closing our offices Thursday, July 4th, 2019. All offices will reopen Friday, July 5th, 2019 with regularly scheduled hours.

In Observance of Memorial Day, Grant County Courthouse will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019. The Courthouse will reopen Tuesday, May 28, 2019 with regularly scheduled business hours.

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE
DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER & FLOODING

The Grant County Courthouse is closed May 21, 2019 due to severe weather and flooding.  Please do not drive through water.  “TURN AROUND-DON’T DROWN”.

Holiday Closure

In Observance of Good Friday, Grant County Courthouse will be close Friday, April 19th. The Courthouse will reopen Monday, April 22nd, 2019 with regularly scheduled business hours.

Grant County Celebrates National County Government Month with Yearly Awards Ceremony

By Brandon Fetters    
April 5, 2019
Medford, OK In celebration and in conjunction with National County Government Month, The Grant County Yearly Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday April 15, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. The Ceremony will be conducted at the Grant County Courthouse in the Courtroom. Following the ceremony there will be cake and punch. This ceremony is open for all to attend.

This year Grant County will be giving out awards for Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and the Courageous Spirit Award.

The Citizen of the Year Award is being given to Carolyn Buchanan. This award is in recognition of her hard work and dedication to the Wheatheart Nutrition Program as well as to the Grant County Community. She was nominated by Cindy Pratt. More

Tuesday’s Election: All the information you need
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the April 2 Municipal and Deer Creek-Lamont School Board Election, Grant County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today.
Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches.
- Early voting will be available at the County Election Board Office from 8 a.m.      to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday March 28 and 29th.                      
- Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Lines are possible at peak voting times. Wait times will likely be shortest at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Anyone in line to vote at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.
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TestIT Mobile App Launch by NACo
Accurate connectivity data is the foundation for investments in broadband infrastructure. Unfortunately, connectivity data provided to the Federal Communications Commission is often inaccurate and inflated – leaving many rural communities overlooked and disconnected.

NACo has partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to develop a mobile app designed to identify areas with low or no connectivity to help ensure adequate funding for broadband infrastructure is provided across the country. More

 

Voter Registration Deadline is March 6, 2019
Wednesday the 6th is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2, Municipal General Election, for Mayor of Pond Creek and Commissioner of District 3 all of Grant County, Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today. This election also includes a position on the Deer Creek-Lamont School Board. More

Holiday Closures

The Grant County Courthouse and District Offices will be closed Monday, February 18,  2019 in observance of Presidents’ Day.  All offices will reopen Tuesday, February 19, 2019 with regularly scheduled hours.

Municipal Candidate Filings Set to Begin Mon., Feb. 4

Candidates for municipal office in Grant County municipalities may file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, February 4th.
Robyn Rapp, Secretary of the County election Board, said the filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 6th.

Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the County Election board office for the indicated offices for each of the following municipalities: See municipalities

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballots Nears
A week remains for registered voters in Grant County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the February 12 Timberlake Bond Election, Grant County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today.
Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, to be processed in time for the election.

Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office or may send their applications by mail, fax, or e-mail. An online version of the form may be filled out and submitted electronically at www.elections.ok.gov.  Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, Rapp said, however absentee voters can activate certain special conditions in the following circumstances:More

Holiday Closure
In Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Grant County Courthouse and District Offices/Shops will be closed Monday, January 21st. All offices will reopen Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 with regularly scheduled hours.

Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Voters in Grant County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the February 12 Timberlake Bond ISD 23 election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, Rapp urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early. 

Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 112 E. Guthrie, Room 101-A. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed at: www.elections.ok.gov. More

Voter Registration Deadline is January 17, 2019
Thursday the 17th is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 12, Election , Grant County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today.

Rapp said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Thursday January 17.  More

Holiday Closures

Grant County Courthouse and District Offices will be closed New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.  All offices will reopen Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 with regularly scheduled hours.

In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the Grant County Courthouse and District Offices will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th.

All offices will reopen  Wednesday, December 26, 2018 with regularly scheduled hours.

Request Absentee Ballots
It will soon be the beginning of the new year and time for registered voters in Grant County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the year of 2019.

If you have applied for an absentee ballot in the past you will automatically receive an application to sign to continue ballots for 2019.
Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, Rapp said.  Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office or may send their applications by mail, fax, or online at www.elections.ok.gov.

 Voters also may apply for absentee ballots for the following reasons