MIAMI — Ottawa County Commissioners approved several items Monday morning, including an early resignation date for incumbent Ottawa County Sheriff Derek Derwin, and an eight-year plan, including combined county improvements.

An official letter of resignation from current Ottawa County Sheriff Derek Derwin included an early resignation request, which was approved by the County Commission. The authorization will allow Derwin to end his official duties Dec. 21, 2016, with his last full workday being December 20, 2016.

In attendance at the meeting were Ottawa County Sheriff-elect Jeremy Floyd and incoming undersheriff elect Dan Cook. During the session, a plan was not outlined to account for the service gap between the approved resignation date of Derwin and the official swearing in of Floyd scheduled for Jan. 3, 2017.

Monday’s meeting also saw Oklahoma’s Circuit Engineering District (CED) No. 1 bring forth its plan for combined county improvements of roads and bridges for final approval by Ottawa County Commissioners. The statewide initiative, which includes approximately 2,000 bridge and highway improvement projects, including dozens in Ottawa County through 2021, was approved unanimously.

Commissioners also approved the dedication of Cayuga Road as the Opal Armstrong Memorial Road, and a request for sealed bids for the financing of a 2017 Ford 250 Truck for the Commerce Fire Department, and performed an inspection of the county jail.