Search continues for member
The Henryetta Economic Development Authority (HEDA) continues its search for a board member after the item was tabled during their session Monday morning.
During the meeting chaired by Keith Estes, two citizens in attendance expressed their interest in serving. Last month, Andrew Bealko submitted his resignation.
The board was informed that several in the community had shown interest in serving as a member of the Authority.
Kanon Bailey and Steve Sanford, who also serves on the Henryetta City Council, were given an opportunity to the share their background and why they wish to serve on the HEDA board.
Sanford was informed by member Jim Beymer that due to someone of the council already serving on the board, that he could not hold the post. Janna Cluck holds the post, but was not present at Monday’s session.
After tabling a decision, the board will continue to take applications and resumes, along with scheduling an appearance before the current board to share why they are wanting to be part of the HEDA board.
Bailey owns and manages several rental properties in the city. He stated that his desire was to help others and do so in the best way that he could.
Sanford, who owns Rustler’s Barbecue, spoke about he intentions, and stated he would not be upset if he wasn’t selected, since there were so many of the community interested in making a difference.
“The way I look at it, the more I get involved the better for the town,” Sanford said.
To be eligible to serve, a person must live within the Henryetta city limits.
Submit your name and phone number to Genny Mooney, HEDA secretary at the Henryetta Chamber of Commerce, 918-652-3331.
In other business, Beymer inquired about the property that had been approved for a 99-year lease to Deep Fork Community Action Foundation, and who was responsible for the mowing of the grass.
According to other members, although the item was approved about a year ago and submitted to the city council, they still have not received a lease contract to date.
HEDA meets the second Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center.