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Cherokee Nation funding Spring Creek project

Cherokee Nation funding Spring Creek project

This article first appeared in the Pryor Daily Times.

Julie Yates
Staff Reporter

May 19, 2009 09:14 am

The construction of the new Twin Bridges may be underway as soon as this fall.

Darrell Yoder, commissioner for Mayes County District 2, said Cherokee Nation is funding 100 percent of the Spring Creek project on Cavalier Road.

The commissioners approved $45,000 from Cherokee Nation for a reimbursement on the right-of-ways for the new bridge.
Yoder said the road will be raised seven feet in places, but he does not yet know the length of the new bridge.

Yoder said the right-of-ways are completed and work is in progress on the utilities. Moving the utilities is the last step before the construction process.

District 2 received $5,700 from ACCO for dumpsters for a cleanup.

District 2 applied for state funding for the overlay of 9th Street at the edge of Pryor city limits. Yoder hopes to overlay 9th Street from Oklahoma Street to Carbide Road.

The commissioners approved a juvenile detention agreement with Muskogee County. Because Mayes County has no holding place for youthful offenders, the county has annual agreements to hold juveniles in other counties. Muskogee County charges Mayes County $23.27 per day to hold the juveniles.

Lucy Belle Schultz told commissioners that Mayes County Nutrition Site is enclosing the roofed patio on the east side of the center. The senior center has seen an increased usage as more seniors are coming for lunch. The patio will allow more room for tables.

Schultz requested all three commissioners’ help with a bake sale to raise funds.
“That is a Mayes County site, it’s not just Pryor,” she said.

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