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County Commissioners OK dissolution of Criminal Justice Authority

Monday, June 28, 2021 - The Board of Commissioners of Sequoyah County approved a resolution dissolving the county's Criminal Justice Authority at their weekly meeting Monday.

Board Chairman Jim Rogers said the move came about because the Criminal Justice Authority had been listed as a defendant in a previous lawsuit regarding the jail, even though the Sequoyah County sheriff took over the facility in 2009. Rogers said the dissolution of the authority would ensure that the panel would not be mentioned in any other lawsuits that may arise in the future.

“We've got to protect the county,” Rogers said, “and that's what we're doing here.”

In other business, District 2 Commissioner Beau Burlison's lease-purchase of a Cat motor grader through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's revolving fund was approved, and the commissioners also approved the sale of county property at S/2 Block 102 Marble City original town, by the Sequoyah County treasurer.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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