The Board of Sequoyah County Commissioners approved an emergency disaster declaration for the county at their weekly meeting Monday.
The county is seeking the declaration after storms in late August led to additional flooding around the area. The declaration is only for state funding, commissioners said. Federal funds are not available for the most recent round of storms.
Commissioners also approved a plan to open bids for one or more 15-yard bed dump trucks. They also agreed to purchase a John Deere 6110 cab tractor. Both purchases are for Sequoyah County District 3.
In other action, the panel approved a memorandum of agreement between the Cherokee Nation and Sequoyah County District 2 for the Dwight Mission North project.
Commissioners also green-lighted the transfer of appropriations from the sheriff’s service fee fund to the Department of Environmental Quality grant fund for the sheriff’s office.
Monty Proctor, an engineer with the Eastern Oklahoma Circuit Engineering District, gave his annual presentation on the condition of bridges in the county, where he said several bridges need some work in each of the three districts.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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