The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved a materials request to submit to the Circuit Engineering District 1 for the replacement of Bridge 159 on Hudson Creek east of Highway 125.

The county will be using some of the used beams from the old Crosstown Bridge the Oklahoma Department of Transportation shipped here for the project.

In other action, the board:

• Accepted the high bid of $2,500 from CMC Recycling for the surplus scrap metal Highway District 1 had. Commission Chairman John Clarke estimated there is about 20 tons of scrap metal there.

• Accepted a bid to buy two 2009 Ford Crown Victorias from the Missouri Highway Patrol for $13,750 each for the Ottawa County Disrict Attorney upon the recommendation of Investigator Chris Morris. It was the only qualified bid the county received.

• Approved the sale of one Bush Hog 2610 Flex Wing Cutter from Ottawa County Highway District 3 to Nowata County Highway District 2 for $4,000.

• Approved a request to submit a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Oklahoma Emergency Management for the inclusion of four more homes – three in Eastgate and one nearby – and an extension of Ottawa County's Repetitive Flood Claims Grant Award.

• Approved the payment of $2,358.35 to Guy Engineering Services Inc. for the inspection of bridges in Highway District 3.

• Commissioners Clarke and Gary Wyrick reported that they are working with the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma on the placement of “Green Boxes” within the county, in an effort to reduce illegal dumping.