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Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office to apply for mental health grant

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office was approved to apply for funding through the Oklahoma State Department of Mental Health during Monday's Sequoyah County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane said, "Sequoyah County qualifies for $133,000 through this mental health grant and would provide 20 hours a week of mental health services for inmates in our county jail."

The Sequoyah County Jail's medical provider plans to write the grant. If approved, they will also be overseeing and managing grant operations.

Commissioners also approved the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office's decision to surplus two patrol units to be donated to the Gore and Liberty Fire Departments.

"These are a couple of our older units that have fairly high miles but are overall in good shape. The Gore and Liberty fire departments will each receive a unit. Medical responders will then be able to respond to scenes without deploying a firetruck," Lane added.

During consideration of resolutions, bids, and contracts, there was approval to sign programming resolution to replace bridges and realign the roadway over Big Skin Bayou in Sequoyah County District 1.

New business included approval for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) county action report to add N. 4731 Road to District #3 road inventory.

Lindsie Dyer, KXMX Staff Writer

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