Wednesday, August 12, 2015

City Commission Holds Short Meeting

In a short city meeting Monday, Sallisaw city commissioners approved the purchase for $34,500 of a 2,000 gallon water truck for the city street department but tabled a grant agreement with the Cherokee Nation.

City Manager Clayton Lucas explained a written clarification was needed for the agreement and the document was not received by the time of the meeting. The grant is for $87,616.85 per year for five years and is to be used to reduce the misuse of drugs and alcohol among teens.

During the public comment period, Robert Morris announced a railroad running through the city was planning on redoing a crossing so it would be more negotiable by the handicapped. Lucas said the crossing was the Elm Street crossing and was going to be worked on Aug. 17 by Union Pacific Railroad.

Lucas also announced that it is expected the new Sports Complex will be completed by the end of August or Sept.1.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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