Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sallisaw City Commission Taking Steps For Improvements

In addition to bidding farewell to outgoing Mayor Shannon Vann, the Sallisaw City Commission took steps for city improvements at their regular meeting Monday.

The Commission approved a lease agreement with the Sallisaw Municipal Authority between the city and the authority for the new sports complex on the east side of the city.  While the city owns the land, the authority must lease the property in order to build the complex.  City Manager Bill Baker told the commission that a pre-bid conference was held with local contractors recently and many a- ttended.  "We had a room full of contractors," Baker told the commissioners.  "We hope to get some good low bids."

The power to the site will be installed by the city and, with approval of county commissioners, will use the county right-of-way.  The electricity should be installed in about two weeks.

The commission also approved a new contract for internet services for DiamondNet, which is expec- ted to save the city $109,000 a year.  They also approved the purchase of a transformer for the new middle school.  The school district will reimburse the city for that purchase.

Bids were accepted and opened for new lights along U. S. Hwy 64 and Kerr Blvd, a mower and for a waterline relocation project at Interstate 40 & U. S. Hwy 64.  The bids were turned over to the staff for review and recommendation.

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