March 29, 2022 - On Monday Sequoyah County commissioners signed two proclamations declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. The signing of the proclamations was held at the Sequoyah County Courthouse during the regularly scheduled weekly County Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m.
Sequoyah County Investigator and member of the Sequoyah County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Response Team (CCR/SART) Cindy Smith thanked commissioners for their ongoing support over the past ten years.
Smith stated, "One in every four women and one in every seven men will be affected by sexual assault in their lifetime."
The Child Abuse Task Force requested that the County Commissioners sign a proclamation declaring April to be Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Donna Owens, with the Child Abuse Task Force, stated, "The first proclamation was signed in 1983 by President Reagan, which shows you how long this issue has been occurring."
From there, Owens informed those in attendance that there would also be a pancake breakfast fundraiser held at the Mason Lodge located at 109 E. Redwood Street in Sallisaw on Saturday, April 2 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. Proceeds will go to the Sequoyah County Child Abuse Task Force for training, educational, and promotional items.
There was discussion and approval of an agreement to work on private property between Sequoyah County District # 2 and David Hubler, Sequoyah County District # 2.
Discussion and approval were held in regard to the contract between Data Scout, LLC and Sequoyah County Assessor’s office for the mapping system contract update.
In new business, there was discussion and approval of the fiscal year 2020 and 2021 SEFA reports.
Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer
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