The Osage County Commission approved the opening of a section line during its Oct. 24 meeting.

After a public hearing produced only supportive comments about the proposal, the commissioners voted to open the District 1 section line and assume the maintenance of a road known as Strikeaxe Drive.

due east of Pawhuska, a few miles southwest of Bartlesville Municipal Airport .

Commission Chairman Darren McKinney said the section line roadway was originally established more than 40 years ago, but the county has never been responsible for maintaining it. The section line action will allow the county to undertake maintenance of the roadway.

Commissioners also approved a revised rate schedule for the rental of facilities at the Osage County Fairgrounds. The pricing updates are to be posted at the Fairgrounds in the near future, officials said.

The weekly agenda also included several property auctions and discussion about funding possibilities for the County Corner Fire Department and Ambulance Service.