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Commissioners discuss weekly business

Sunday, October 2, 2022 - The City of Sallisaw and Sequoyah County Commissioners joined efforts for the betterment of the downtown Sallisaw area during last week's county commissioners' meeting.

Economic Development Director for the City of Sallisaw George Bormann said, "The City of Sallisaw is planning to apply for the Transportation Alternative program grant from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Part of the application process is to obtain letters of support. I thought this would be a great time to highlight the great relationship the city has with the county."

The project, if awarded, would consist of a pedestrian crosswalk with push buttons at the intersection of Elm and Cherokee.

The $307,000 project would be matched by the city at 22%. "Therefore, we would be able to get a lot of equipment for about $62,000. Plus, improve foot traffic and walkability throughout the downtown area, "Bormann added.

In other business, a burn ban was approved and issued for Sequoyah County.

Commissioners heard from members of the community during the citizen’s presentation portion of the meeting.

Firefighters thanked commissioners for their support in issuing the much-needed burn ban.

Sallisaw NOW Coalition’s Micki Kimble reported that they are planning a mock crash and Randy Wood at Sallisaw Public School has agreed to let it take place on campus. The Mock crash will not take place until the Spring of 2023.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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