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County Commissioners discuss regular business

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - Sequoyah County commissioners held their weekly meeting on Monday at 10:00 a.m.

Announcements made during the citizens' presentation included the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that was discovered in Sequoyah County as well as an update on the progress toward the new VA center in Sallisaw. The Sallisaw Memorial Hospital reported that they had a COVID case reported this week but are hopeful that it was just a random one-time case.

In new business, there was discussion and approval to appoint Bob Warren and Larry Pack as requisitioning officers for the Gore fire department. There was also approval made to appoint Robin Henry and Justin Ohl as receiving officers for the Gore Fire Department.

Discussion regarding the ability of the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s office to accept a donation from the Cherokee Nation. This item was approved by the county commissioners.

Additionally, there was discussion and approval for the transfer of appropriations from ARPA to the Sheriff's Sales Tax M&O.

Approval was also given to surplus a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe for the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s department. Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane said, "This vehicle is a 2WD and has a ton of miles on it, but it is still a good vehicle that has just been sitting, so I am going to donate it to the Vian Police department for their school resource officer at Vian Public School."

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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