Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Residents Urged to "Stay Safe This Thanksgiving"

There were 246 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sequoyah County on Sunday, according to the Oklahoma Department of Health, the county’s emergency management director told county commissioners Monday.

Steve Rutherford, speaking at the commissioners’ weekly meeting, urged county residents to “stay safe this Thanksgiving,” a sentiment echoed by all the commissioners.

In other business commissioners:

*Opened bids for a new telephone system for the Sequoyah County Courthouse. They will take some time to consider each bid before making a final decision.

*Contingent on the district attorney’s go-ahead, the panel approved a lease-purchase agreement between the Sequoyah County commissioners and Firstar Bank on behalf of the McKey Fire Department.

*Reaffirmed a county resolution setting the land line tariff rate for Sequoyah County. The tariff rate is used to assist the county’s 911 center in its operations.

*Opened a public hearing on the final report on the water system improvements project for the Lee Creek rural water district. Millie Vance discussed the project’s completion and the next steps required to get the project finalized. District 3 Commissioner Jim Rogers praised Vance for her efforts on the project. “This really has gone very smooth. It was kind of nice to have Millie driving the bus,” he said.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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