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County employees recognized for "Safety First!"

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Monday, 29 August 2011 07:51

Numerous Comanche County employees were recognized for outstanding safety achievements at the weekly Commissioners’ meeting on Monday.  Each year, the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO) recognizes employees who have completed 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25+ years without an accident or safety claim.

All employees receive a certificate.  Those with less than 25 years receive a $25 gift card as a safety award.  Those with 25 or more years receive a jacket provided by ACCO.

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PRESS RELEASE - Comanche Nation supports Burn Ban

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 03:57

Comanche Nation Public Information Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2011 

The Comanche Nation is honoring and supporting the Burn Ban set by the Comanche County Commissioners Office. No fireworks are to be set off on Indian Trust Land.

There is No Tolerance. The Comanche Nation Law Enforcement will be monitoring Trust LandProperties and will issue citations. You can be fined for Violation of the Burn Ban -Wreckless Burning/Exploding and will be fined up to $10,000 and/or spend up to one year in jail if prosecuted, per CFR Codes.

If a fire spreads from Trust Land to Non-Trust Land, you will be liable for all damages.
 

PRESS RELEASE - Comanche Co Burn Ban

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Monday, 27 June 2011 04:29

The Comanche County Board of Commissioners implemented a 30-day burn ban Monday morning due to extreme drought conditions and wildfire danger.  Commissioners were adamant toward a "NO tolerance" policy against ALL fireworks, including public displays.  The burn ban makes it a misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine and/or jail up to one (1) year for violation of the burn ban.

Exceptions include the following;
  • Construction projects using propane or other controlled-type burners need to have a water pumper on standby anytime the equipment is used near a grassy right of way.
  • Welding, cutting torch or grinding activities for business are allowed, provided they are conducted over a non-combustible surface at least 10 feet wide and welding blankets or screens are used to cover the flammable vegetation; and 1) Wind speeds must be less than 20mph and 2) A fire watcher, other than the welder, is present at the site with a pressurized water or fire extinguisher.
  • Campfires and bonfires are PROHIBITED. LPG, natural gas and charcoal outdoor cooking in a grilling receptacle are permitted provided the activity is conducted over a non-flammable surface AND at least five (5) feet from flammable vegetation.
 
 

Court Clerk receives certification

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Friday, 13 May 2011 04:17

Notie Lansford, Program Director, with Robert MoralesRobert Morales, Comanche County Court Clerk, was recently honored at the Court Clerks Association of Oklahoma’s Annual School for completing the Court Clerk Certification Program.  The county officer training program requires 60 hours of course instruction via Oklahoma State University.

The County Court Clerks Association of Oklahoma instituted a voluntary certification program in 1998, which includes two modules: a management course module and a court clerk specific module. Thirty hours of courses from each module are required for certification. Each court clerk selects courses at their own discretion from each module. The program must be completed within four years.

Since the program’s inception, more than 182 court clerks have successfully completed the program.

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Citizens can now receive emergency messages via Nixle

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Monday, 20 December 2010 09:26

City of Lawton/Comanche County Emergency Management (CCEM) announced today it will utilize a new mass notification system that allows officials to send emergency information directly to residents via text and/or email.

Nixle is a FREE service that allows public safety officials to create and publish messages for subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. There is NO spam and no hidden cost. Standard text messaging rates do apply. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com.

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