On Jan. 26, the Inola Board of Trustees met in regular session with all members present.

There had been no applicants for the vacant seat on the board created when Tyler Brown moved out of the city. There will be two other vacancies when the terms of Shane McNichol and Trent Bynum expire. Filing period for these positions will be Feb. 2-4, with voting April 2, 3 and 4. Candidates must live within the Inola city limits and have been a resident for at least six months. They must also be a registered voter.

The treasurer position also will be vacant when the present term of Glennie Spurlock expires. She filled out the term of Amy Smith who resigned. All of these positions are four-year terms.

The library board presented the name of Gail Oquin Whitworth as their selection for the position of library assistant. Several applicants were interviewed. The trustees approved their choice. Whitworth is a long-time resident of Inola and owned an antique store at one time as well as being a retiree from the Inola School System where she was the head librarian. Paula Corle is the library director.

Ordinance 09-02 was adopted to amend the Town Code authorizing the maximum number of members of the Inola Fire Department from 20 to 25. This is effective immediately. Barney Grigg, fire chief, requested permission to purchase a pump for the Inola Volunteer Fire Department and this was approved, with the cost not to exceed $3,400.

The water bill reduction request was approved for the Church of Christ in Inola and water bill was adjusted for the Church of God water incident for $9. Authorization was approved to reimburse Dale Danker on labor for plumbing repairs on his property located at 6 S. Broadway in the amount of $203.85.

Other items on the agenda were tabled until the next meeting.

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