Former Lawmaker To Lead Tar Creek Trust

Saturday, June 30th 2007, 3:06 pm
By: News On 6

PICHER, Okla. (AP) -- A former state lawmaker will oversee the Tar Creek buyout trust.

Larry Roberts was approved by members of the trust Friday night. He will replace Sonya Harris, who resigned earlier this month over disagreements over the appraisal process.

The homes located in Picher, Cardin and Hockerville in northern Ottawa County that have been determined most at-risk of cave-ins are part of a $50 million federal buyout.

Roberts' salary will be established after negotiations with another former lawmaker -- Larry Rice, chairman of the Lead-Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance.

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