Hearing Tuesday on Alva's proposed utility rate increase
• At 6 p.m. in city council chambers
April 9, 2017
As the City of Alva approaches the beginning of a new fiscal year July 1, the city council is working on next year’s budget. With the economic downturn in the state and in northwest Oklahoma, the council is faced with some difficult financial decisions. So far, the city has managed to retain all employees and continue services to citizens. The city is operating with fewer employees since many who retired or took other jobs have not been replaced.
In a letter to citizens of Alva published in the Alva Review-Courier April 2, Mayor Kelly Parker said, “Even with extreme measures in expense...