Some Sallisaw streets may soon have a new asphalt overlay after Sallisaw city commissioners opened bids for the annual street program at their regular meeting Monday. JOB Construction Inc. of Poteau submitted the only bid, for $348,367. Other funding for the program will come from the city's Street and Alley Account and a grant for $150,000. The bid was turned over to the city staff for review and the staff will make a recommendation at the August 11 meeting.
The commissioners also approved supporting fiber optics to the home, such as DiamondNet, in other communities; the installation of new electrical equipment to reduce inefficiency in the system; and a $9,287 change order to a water system project, for which the city will be reimbursed.
City Manager Bill Baker told commissioners that a representative from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation will visit with them at the August meeting to discuss the U.S. Highway 59 project, around Sallisaw. He also reported that Carl Albert State College officials are actively seeking funds for a second access road to the Sallisaw campus. A discussion on selling an empty building in the Sallisaw industrial park concluded the meeting. See that story on the KXMX website. By Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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