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§ 1238. Resolution of contest or noncontest of improvement--Approval of plans and specification...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 19. Counties and County Officers

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 19. Counties and County Officers
Chapter 30. Road Improvements
19 Okl.St.Ann. § 1238
§ 1238. Resolution of contest or noncontest of improvement--Approval of plans and specifications--Contractor's bond--Bidding procedure
After the expiration of the time for objection or protest on the part of the record title holders of property to an improvement, or if insufficient protest is filed, the board of county commissioners shall adopt a resolution declaring that no such protest has been filed, or that such protest, if filed, was insufficient and expressing the determination of the board to proceed with the improvement. Such resolution shall require the engineer to immediately file detailed plans, profiles, specifications, and estimates of probable cost. After the filing of said plans, profiles, specifications, and estimates, the board shall examine the same, and if found satisfactory, shall, by resolution, adopt and approve the same. The resolution shall state the material to be used and that the work or improvement will be constructed in accordance with the final detailed plans, specifications, and profiles of the engineer. The resolution shall set forth any reasonable terms and conditions that the board of county commissioners deems proper to impose. The board, by resolution, shall also provide that the contractor shall execute to the county a good and sufficient bond in an amount to be stated in the resolution, conditioned for the full and faithful execution of the work and the performance of the contract for the protection of the county and all record title holders of property interested, against any loss or damage by reason of the negligence of the contractor, improper execution of the work or improvement, or the use of inferior material, and shall also require a bond, in an amount to be stated in said resolution, for the maintenance of said improvements against any failure due to defective workmanship or materials for a period of not less than one (1) year from the time of its completion and acceptance. Such maintenance bond shall not be required where such road improvements consist of oil and chips or graveling. The resolution shall also require the execution of a good and sufficient bond for payment of labor and material conditioned in accordance with the laws of this state. The resolution shall also direct the county clerk after the filing of said final plans, profiles, specifications, and estimates to advertise for sealed bids for furnishing the materials and performing the work necessary in making the improvement. The notice for such bids shall state the roads, streets, avenues, or public places to be improved, the kind of improvements proposed, what bonds will be required to be executed by the contractor, shall refer to the plans and specifications, and shall state the date, time, and place where such sealed bids shall be filed, and the date and place the same will be considered by the board. The notice shall state the manner of payment to the contractor and whether the contractor will be paid in money, in bonds or in a proportion of money and bonds for making the improvement. The notice shall be published in accordance with the provisions of the Public Competitive Bidding Act of 1974.1 No action or suit to question the adoption of said resolution, or the sufficiency of the same or the final, detailed estimate of the engineer, shall be commenced later than fifteen (15) days after the first publication of said notice.
The resolution provided for in this section shall be adopted not later than six (6) months after the adoption of the resolution of necessity provided for in Section 1234 of this title or within six (6) months after the filing of a proper petition for the construction of the contemplated improvements.


Laws 1978, c. 208, § 10, eff. Jan. 1, 1979; Laws 1983, c. 148, § 5, operative July 1, 1983; Laws 1984, c. 43, § 6, emerg. eff. March 27, 1984; Laws 2010, c. 40, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Title 61, § 101 et seq.
19 Okl. St. Ann. § 1238, OK ST T. 19 § 1238
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 378 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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