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Commissions agree to reimburse Talihina


POTEAU – LeFlore County commissioners approved agreed Monday to reimburse Talihina for a storm warning siren and approved changes to the Hospital Board and Hospital Sale Tax Authority.

Emergency Management Director Dennis Yochum said Talihina received a grant a few years ago for the new siren, but because of paperwork delays had to pay off the remaining $7,500. Commissioners agreed to repay the town and seek reimbursement for the money.

The board approved the appointments of Joe Mode and Bradley Dedmon to the hospital boards, and accepted the resignation of Danielle Dedmon from the boards because she had moved out of the county. Commissioner expressed their appreciation to Danielle Dedmon for her service on the board.

Commissioners approved a warranty deed to G. Dale Mize and Paula J. Mize for property in Block 3 in Gilmore. A notice to sell property in Gilmore to Harry and Kyla Eastman was taken off the agenda because of a problem with the wording.

A $166,210 pay estimate from Robinson Construction was approved for work on the continuing Conser Road project.

The board approved a resolution to seek sealed bids to purchase some tank cars to benefit District 2.

Bob Moore, community liaison for Hilliary Communications in Lawton, spoke briefly to commissioners about a couple of economic development loans projects intended to help counties and other entities rehabilitate old buildings and other properties.

He said the firm is helping build a community center in the town of Leflore. Maximum monthly highway expenditures and the six-month highway material bid list were approved.

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