District 2 County Commissioner Beau Burlison
The Sequoyah County Board of Commissioners welcomed a new member at their weekly meeting Monday, with Beau Burlison being sworn in by Judge Kyle Waters.
Board leadership also changed, with Commissioner Jim Rogers of District 3 becoming chairman and Commissioner Ray Watts of District 1 moving to the vice-chairman position.
Burlison, a football coach at Vian Public Schools, replaces outgoing District 2 Commissioner Steve Carter after defeating him during the election.
On the business front, the commissioners:
*Approved a payment to Union Pacific Railroad as part of the Dwight Mission Road resurfacing project in District 2
*Approved the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office’s purchase of a 2021 Ford Expedition from a state contract
*Approved holidays for Fiscal Year 2021
*Approved the transfer from the Sequoyah County Election Board’s salary account to its maintenance and operations fund
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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