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Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
January 3, 2008
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Rogers County Commissioner Mike Helm Addressed Collinsville Chamber of Commerce

The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce heard an energized presentation from Mike Helm Thursday at their monthly luncheon meeting. With county commissioners in attendance from Tulsa County (John Smaligo), Washington County (Mike Dunlap) and Rogers County (Helm), cooperative efforts between these and other northeastern Oklahoma counties was stressed. Other topics included road and bridge improvements and funding challenges; housing and business growth potential; victory gardening, the contributions of Senator Robert S. Kerr to make the Port of Catoosa possible; and ice storm damage / brush removal options.

Some other items I found interesting:

Rogers County Commissioner Mike Helm (center)
New Chamber Officers To Be Installed At Jan. 26th Banquet
Pres: Susan Babbitt
VP: Don Hutchison
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Cory Slagle
Mayor Stan Sallee Comments:
Volunteer effort slated for Jan. 12 Collinsville brush cleanup
Maureen Wright (new CDI program manager) will be working for the city part-time to coordinate the storm damage documentation for city FEMA/state reimbursement claims.
Mayor Sallee also announced that the state would begin removing houses and building from the right of way for the S-Curve improvements beginning Jan. 9th, 2008. That based on a meeting with ODOT earlier Jan. 3rd.

Ted Misc.:

  • Helm is a former Owasso city commissioner and mayor
  • Most of Collinsville was in Rogers County from 1907-1918
  • Now just a small (mostly rural) portion of Collinsville is in Rogers County