Resurfacing of the Ottawa County Jail will soon commence.

County commissioners approved the bid of Horizon Roofing Systems. Inc in the amount of $69,875.80 as they met Monday in regular session.

The Welch-based company will provide all labor, materials, equipment and accessories necessary for the application of approximately 19,650 square feet of fully adhered, mechanically-fastened, single-ply roofing system to the surface of the jail.

Horizon’s bid included a 15-year warranty and the company has agreed to complete the project within 60days.

Commissioners approved the bid upon the recommendation of Ottawa County Sheriff Terry Durborow who said he is anxious to repair the roof which has continuously plagued his department with  problems.

Also on Monday, commissioners named Guy Engineering Services the county’s bridge inspection provider.

The action keeps the county in compliance with national bridge inspection standards.

Chairman Russell Earls made the nomination of Guy Engineering as he noted that the group is also responsible for designing county engineering projects.

Guy Engineering was selected from among 22 engineering firms proposed by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

In other business, the county Discussed a complaint received from a City of Miami Code Enforcement Officer regarding county-owned property described as the “sheriff’s garage.”

Durborow acknowledged the poor condition of the property and requested assistance from the commission to remedy the situation.

The lot, located on B Street SE, holds abandoned vehicles and some vehicles that are being held as evidence. It also has a large amount of tires that are awaiting collection, according to Durborow.

Commissioner Earls said he will contact the City of Miami on behalf of the county to relay the message that the county will be addressing the problem.

Commissioners suggested that inmate work crews be utilized to haul away debris.

The commissioners also discussed providing the sheriff’s office with use of General Government funds to purchase fence materials to mask the property.