The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office received approval to go ahead and apply for a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Equality for a full-time environmental crimes investigator.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office received approval to go ahead and apply for a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Equality for a full-time environmental crimes investigator.

According to the mission statement and grant request, the environmental crimes investigator program will provide quality service to the citizens of Pottawatomie County through comprehensive environmental protection and management programs.

The main area of focus will be identifying environmental misuse, dump sites and those that are responsible.

The statement indicates through education, cooperation and when necessary prosecution, the sheriff's office will ensure a clean, safe, healthy, beautiful and sustainable environment in Pottawatomie County.

Overall, the grant is for $50,000 and would cover salary and operational costs, if received.

In other commission news:

Macomb Public schools was approved to purchase a new laminator for the elementary building. Total cost of the laminator is $1,799.99 and will be purchased from Staples using funds available to the district from the county's education sales tax.

The county commissioners agreed to a contract renewal for fiscal year 2019 between the county commissioners and the Office of Juvenile Affairs. The contract allows the county to house juveniles at the Juvenile Detention Center.

The county commissioners agreed to a detention service agreement between Community Works, LLC and Pottawatomie County for the Cleveland County Regional Juvenile Detention Center. The agreement will allow some inmates to be housed at the Cleveland County facility.