October proclaimed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Sequoyah County Commissioners proclaimed the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at their regular meeting Monday with several members of the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR) attending.
Cindy Smith, investigator for the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Offce and organizer of CCR, said increased awareness has reduced the problem throughout the state and appreciates support from the commissioners, and local agencies and law enforcement involved in bringing more awareness to the problem of domestic violence in Sequoyah County.
Smith said there will be events such as the lighting of the gazebo in memory of lives lost to domestic violence in front of the Sequoyah County Courthouse and other events during the month of October which will be announced.
In other business Steve Rutherford, Sequoyah County Emergency Management director, said there has been one more COVID-19 related death in Sequoyah County bringing the total number of deaths to 12.
The commissioners approved a Center for Tech & Civic Life Grant from the Sequoyah County Election Board which will provide PPE and other items the offce may need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the upcoming election.
Approved also was to remove Tiffany Biles as receiving agent from the Sequoyah County Election Board.
The commissioners also approved to surplus a 2000 Roadmaster Van for the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Offce and a transfer of appropriations from emergency management travel to Emergency Management Maintenance and Operations .