Comanche County, Oklahoma

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Comanche County is one of 77 counties in Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 114,996. It is included in the Lawton, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Lawton.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Oklahoma county websites

This website was most recently evaluated on 5 August 2012

The good

  • Meetings
    • Meeting dates and times are listed[1]
    • Meeting Agendas are available from 2012 to 2010[2]
  • Elected Officials
    • Names, email addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses are available for the district 1 commissioner[3] and for the district 3 commissioner[4]. However, no information is available for the district 2 commissioner. As of the last rating of this website, it is unclear as to whether the district 2 position is filled.
  • Audits
    • County audits are posted[5]

The bad

  • Budget
    • No budget information is listed.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are not available
  • Administrative Officials
    • No information on administrative officials is available
  • Building permits
    • No information on permits is available
  • Contracts
    • Information on zoning and the Department of Planning and Zoning is not provided.
  • Lobbying
  • Public Records
  • Taxes
    • No tax rates or other tax information is available.

Stimulus

Comanche, OK received approximately $136,700,000 in stimulus funding, approximately $1,000 per person.[6]

Top 10 Stimulus Grants for Comache County, OK[6]
Recipient Amount Type Description Federal Dept./Agency Date
TRANSPORTATION, OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF $14,217,384 Grant Highway Planning and Construction USDOT - FHWA Transportation Infrastructure Project in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Transportation, Department of /Federal Highway Administration 5/2/2009
LAWTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT I-8 $8,451,701 Grant State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) - Education State Grants, Recovery Act Education Fund- for the support of public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education and, as, applicable, early childhood education programs and services. Education, Department of /Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 7/2/2009
MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS $4,460,750 DIRECT P Social Security Economic Recovery Act Payments Social Security Administration 6/30/2009
F G HAGGERTY COMPANY INC $4,365,701 Contract NO_CFDA_U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, except civil program financing As a part of Operation and Maintenance, Army, Recovery Act on the following project numbers, the contractor will be required to a complete a variety of mechanical work at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as described below. Project Number 22374... Show more Army, Department of / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, except civil program financing 3/18/2010
HCM&J, INC. $4,225,424 Contract NO_CFDA_U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, except civil program financing As a part of Operation and Maintenance, Army, Recovery Act, the following has been awarded: FY09-10 ARRA Project - Electrical Work at Multiple Locations, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, including: (1) Repair / Replace Component Feeder 6 & 7,... Show more Army, Department of / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, except civil program financing 3/30/2010
THE ROSS GROUP CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION $4,015,923 Contract NO_CFDA_U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, except civil program financing As a part of Operation and Maintenance, Army, Recovery Act on the following project numbers, the contractor will be required to a complete a variety of mechanical work at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as described below. Project Number 22374... Show more Army, Department of / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, except civil program financing 3/18/2010
F G HAGGERTY COMPANY INC $3,862,217 Contract NO_CFDA_U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, except civil program financing As a part of Operation and Maintenance, Army, Recovery Act on Recovery Project Number 37805, Repair B730 Snow Hall - heating, ventilating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, latrines, classrooms, lighting, f... Show more Army, Department of / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, except civil program financing 3/26/2010
LAWTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT I-8 $3,750,356 Grant Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies, Recovery Act Improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet State Academic Achievement standards Education, Department of /Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 4/1/2009

Public Employees

Elected Officials

The Board of County Commissioners, created by the State Constitution, is composed of three commissioners elected by the people. The county is divided into three districts, as equal in population as possible and numbered 1, 2, and 3 respectively. One commissioner is elected from each district. Boundaries are set once every 10 years following the federal census.

Although they are elected by district, county commissioners are elected to a board and, as such, are responsible to the county as a whole. As the county's administrative and business management entity, the board is required by law to hold a regular meeting on the first Monday of each month and to execute a wide range of legal and fiscal duties. Among the board's responsibilities are the powers to make orders and authorizations, to inspect and approve county programs and facilities, to supervise the financial affairs of the county, to investigate the performance of county officials and to designate, construct and maintain the county infrastructure.

The district 1 commissioner is Gail Turner. His term will end in December 2014.

The district 3 commissioner is Don Hawthorne. His term will end in December 2014.

Lobbying

See also: Oklahoma government sector lobbying


External links

References

  1. [http://www.comanchecounty.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130&Itemid=193 Comanche County, OK -- Commissioners' Meetings
  2. Comanche County, OK -- Meeting Agendas and Minutes
  3. Comanche County, OK -- District 1
  4. Comanche County, OK -- District 3
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  6. 6.0 6.1 Propublica -- Comanche, OK