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'Way too much, way too quick'

• Public comments on utility rate increase


August 13, 2017

Marione Martin

The Alva City Council holds a public hearing on utility rate increases Wednesday, Aug. 9. From left are Bo Hannaford, Mary Hamilton, Mayor Kelly Parker, Business Manager Joe Don Dunham, Brandon Sherman, Chris Eckhardt, Bryce Benson and Danny Winters. Not seen to the left are Brian Wallis and Randy Stelling.

"This is way too much, way too quick," said James Stallings during Wednesday's public hearing on proposed Alva utility rate increases. His comment reflects the attitude expressed by those speaking to the Alva City Council. A video of the entire hour-long meeting may be viewed at

The hearing gave utility users a chance to ask questions and express their views before the city council puts the rates to a vote on Aug. 21. Although this was the final chance to speak to the council as a whole, Mayor Kelly Parker encouraged anyone with questions or concerns to speak with cou...

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