UPDATE: Commissioners will vote Tuesday morning on whether to nullify the May 14 one penny for roads election and set a new election on Aug. 13.
By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor
Rogers County Commissioners took no action on a road tax issue at a special meeting Wednesday.
A citizen is questioning the validity of the recently passed extension of the one cent road tax. Myron Grubowski filed a complaint that alleges a proper public notice wasn’t published before the election.
Commissioners went into executive session Wednesday for 41 minutes with District Attorney Janice Steidley, Assistant D.A. David Iski, private counsel Paul Johanning and another associate from Johanning’s firm.
After reconvening in open session, chairman Kirt Thacker said he wasn’t comfortable with the format of the agenda. Thacker said Johanning would work out the proper procedure and the item would be back on the agenda for next Tuesday’s regular meeting.
A hearing on the matter in front of Judge Dwayne Steidley is scheduled for next Tuesday at 10 a.m.
“We won the election. We know there’s a problem and we’re taking care of it,” Commissioner Dan DeLozier said.