Three Pottawatomie County schools receive over $140k in sales tax funds

By Adam Ewing |

SHAWNEE – Three area schools requested money from the Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners during their weekly meeting Monday morning.

During the weekly update from the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center it was announced the current population is 362.

The commissioners approved Pleasant Grove to utilize sales tax funds to pay for additional portions of their safe room project. Pleasant Grove received $61,755.25 to help pay construction management, general trade, drywall, electrical and concrete costs.

Shawnee Public Schools received $62,766 to purchase a 2019 14-passenger activity bus from Summit Truck Group. The $55,700 bus will receive $7,066 in upgrades, including $5,642 for decals and $4,200 for skirt mounting.

The commissioners unanimously approved McLoud Public Schools to utilize $16,097.44 per month from their portion of the sales tax to pay Hampel Oil no more than $6,500 per month for diesel, Dobson telephone $3,450 per month, Don’s Copier $4,500 per month for district-wide copier maintenance, and De Lage Public Finance $1,647.44 per month for district-wide copier rental.

Superintendent Steve Stanley requested funds starting Sept. 28, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

The commissioners proclaimed Oct. 4-10 4-H week in Pottawatomie County.

Several OMMA certificates of compliance were awarded. Ever Green Metal III LLC, Daddy Phat Sacks, Caveman Canabis, Imagination Crops LLC, Bonzai Grow Inc. and Earthbound Growers of Oklahoma all received certificates Monday morning.