Okemah Hall updates progress
City Manager Dustin Danker took a few minutes from his busy schedule on Monday morning to talk to the Okemah News Leader concerning several areas of improvements around Okemah. One of the key areas for Okemah is economic development. Much of the business world is now traveling by air even into small communities. Danker has worked with the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission to continue to develop the Okemah airport. The city is in the planning phase of repairs and maintenance for the Okemah airport. This is being funded by a grant of $300,000 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.
Okemah purchased property some time ago to expand the Okemah Cemetery. Mayor Fuller has donated his time and equipment to help with the clearing of the land. Danker reports the clearing of the land and the surveying is continuing to make progress.