The Board of Commissioners for Sequoyah County paved the way for annual safety awards at their weekly meeting Monday.
Steve Carter, the District 2 commissioner, said the awards, which the commissioners approved, were made possible by funding from the county’s insurer for safety and the awards can be handed out in two different ways: By sending out a lump sum to each county receiving the funding or the money could be deducted from each county’s insurance payment for the coming year.
“The funding is based on each county’s accident rate,” Carter said, “and (Sequoyah County’s) is really low. If you have accidents, you don’t get safety awards.”
In other business, the commissioners:
*Approved a lease-purchase agreement between the Sequoyah County commissioners and Firstar Bank on behalf of the McKey Fire Department.
*Approved a standard rental service agreement between Cintas and the Sequoyah County clerk’s office.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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