Board Welcomes New City Commissioners

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Judge John Cripps (left) swore in new city commissioners

Kristen Peerson (middle) and Josh Bailey at Monday's meeting. The Board of Sallisaw City Commissioners welcomed two new members at their April meeting Monday. Judge John Cripps was on hand at the beginning of the meeting to swear in new Ward 2 Commissioner Josh Bailey and Ward 4 Commissioner Kristin Peerson and present them with certificates. The commissioners then moved on to their consent agenda, where they cast official ballots for Mike Bailey, city manager of Bartlesville, and Craig Stephenson, city manager of Ponca City, to the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group. The panel also approved Mayor Ernie Martens’ reappointment of Matt Duke to the Sallisaw Planning Commission for a three-year term ending in April 2024. In other business, the commissioners: *Approved the issuance of audit engagement letters with FSW&B, CPAs PLLC of Stillwater for Fiscal Year 2021 audit services and landfill calculations *Approved the issuance of a letter of engagement for professional services with RS Meacham, CPAs and Advisors of Clinton for consulting services related to financial matters for the City of Sallisaw *Approved a $23,500 purchase order for a traffic control video detection system to be placed at the intersection of Kerr and Cherokee boulevards *Approved an airport coronavirus response grant offer in the amount of $13,000 for the Sallisaw Municipal Airport *Approved a business terms agreement with Tillman Infrastructure for negotiation of a lease agreement for the construction of a communications tower *Discussed and considered the approval of an interlocal agreement between Sequoyah County and the City of Sallisaw concerning county road and bridge maintenance and other repairs *Reviewed and discussed an ordinance that established regulations for transient merchants within Sallisaw city limits. Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer