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Commissioners discuss multiple items at weekly meeting

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - On February 14, the Sequoyah County Commissioners held their weekly 10 a.m. meeting at the Sequoyah County courthouse. The agenda consisted of several resolutions, bids, and contracts that were voted on throughout the meeting.

The Sallisaw Fire Department received approval from county commissioners for the purchase of new rescue equipment. The Muldrow Fire Department requested approval to purchase a new pumper truck. The purchase of the pumper truck was approved and will be financed for 84 months at a 1.979 percent interest rate through Armstrong Bank.

Discussion in regard to holding an election for the Board of Directors Fair Board was approved. The election filing is set to run through February 18.

The Master Services Agreement by and between Apprentice Information Systems of OK, INC and the Sequoyah County assessor’s office was approved for maintenance purposes.

In addition, the County Commissioner’s approved the resolution to authorize and permit Sequoyah County Water Association to install a pipeline for the transmission of water along the right-of-way sections listed in the resolution presented to the Commissioners.

There was conversation regarding an agreement to work on private property by and between Sequoyah County District 3 and a property owner on E 1060 Road. District 3 County Commissioner Jim Rogers said, "There are many trees hanging over the roadway, which could possibly lead to issues." The motion was approved.

The Commissioners discussed a purchase contract by and between Sequoyah County and BioSafe Global Technologies, LLC for the purchase and installation of ActivePure Aerus Medical Guardian Air Disinfection Technology in the Sequoyah County Jail. This item was discussed at great length but was tabled until next Monday’s meeting to give commissioners and the sheriff's office time to research the agreement and quotes for the project.

During the citizens' presentations, Jace Goodwin with the OSU extension said, "The county livestock show will be held next week, February 23–25." Goodwin also announced that if there is anyone who sponsored a buckle for the event that hasn’t paid yet, the money is due at this time.

Emergency manager Steve Rutherford reported that there is a potential for severe weather later this week and informed Commissioners that COVID numbers are continuing to decrease in the county.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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