Form of Government
The City of Sallisaw operates under a city charter and has a Council / City Manager form of government. Under this type of government, the Board of City Commissioners (the council) acts as the legislative body and is responsible for setting policy, approving annual budgets, and enacting city ordinances.
Board of City Commissioners (City Council)
The Board of City Commissioners is the governing body of the City of Sallisaw. It is made up of five board members. One board member is elected at large by the citizens and serves as the mayor. The other four members are elected by the citizens of their respective city wards (1-4). Each member of the Board serves three year terms.
Sallisaw Municipal Authority
The Sallisaw Municipal Authority (SMA) is a public trust of the City of Sallisaw established in accordance with Title 60 of the Oklahoma State Statutes. SMA was established in 1988. SMA has many purposes including providing utility services and facilities, promote industry, promote cultural and educational activities, lease or purchase properties, and to provide funding for the lease, purchase or constructing utilities, properties or facilities. The SMA may incur indebtedness, either secured or unsecured, or secured by any part of the trust estate or the revenues of the trust. The Trustees of the SMA are the acting members of the Board of City Commissioners.
Sallisaw Library Authority
The Sallisaw Library Authority (SLA) is a public trust of the City of Sallisaw established to handle special funding directly related to the Sallisaw Public Library system. The Trustees of the SLA are the acting members of the Board of City Commissioners.
Sallisaw Economic Authority
Sallisaw Industrial Finance Authority
The Sallisaw Economic Authority (SEA) and the Sallisaw Industrial Finance Authority (SIFA) are public trusts of the City of Sallisaw established to provide facilities and funding for economic development within Sallisaw. The Trustees of the SEA and SIFA are the acting members of the Board of City Commissioners.
Sallisaw Planning Commission
The Sallisaw Planning Commission is a recommending body to the Board of City Commissioners. The Planning Commission consists of seven (7) members, each appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of City Commissioners.
Sallisaw Airport Advisory Board
The Sallisaw Airport Advisory Board is a recommending body to the Board of City Commissioners. The purpose of the Board is to advise the City Commission on matters related to the operation of the Sallisaw Municipal Airport. The Board consists of five (5) members, each appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of City Commissioners.
The offices of the City Clerk/Treasurer, Finance and Customer Service have many daily tasks including but not limited to:
- Cash collections
- Depositing funds
- Collecting various accounts receivable
- Purchasing services, materials and supplies for the City
- Paying the bills of the City
- Managing investments
- Management of debt issuance and required debt payments
- Assisting in the annual audit as required by state law
- Completing special projects of the City.
The City of Sallisaw's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. The City prepares an annual budget based on the Oklahoma Municipal Budget Act (11 Q.S., S.17-201 - 17-216). The budget is based on established funds and departments of the City.
As required by the Oklahoma State Statutes, the City of Sallisaw must complete an audit of its financial statements at the close of each fiscal year.
The City of Sallisaw provides various utility services for the residents of Sallisaw. These services include electric, sanitation, landfill, water, sewer, and telecommunication services of Internet, cable television and telephone services.
The Oklahoma Open Records Act, Title 51, Section 24 of the Oklahoma State Statutes, address open records for the State of Oklahoma and its public entities.
If you wish to request copies of records that are subject to Oklahoma Open Records laws, please contact the office of the City Clerk.
Title 51, Section 24A.2
"As the Oklahoma Constitution recognizes and guarantees, all political power is inherent in the people. Thus, it is the public policy of the State of Oklahoma that the people are vested with the inherent right to know and be fully informed about their government...."
View City Ordinances