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Long agenda for Alva City Council Monday


A lengthy agenda awaits the Alva City Council for the regular May meeting on Monday. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

After handling minutes and claims, the council will hear a number of reports from city-related meetings, from the mayor and from the city business manager.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will present the 2018 Spring Semester Alva Incentive Scholarship Program invoice. The vote to pay the $235,641.50 bill will take place later in the evening during the Alva Economic Development Authority meeting. The AEDA oversees disbursement of the one-percent city sales tax that is split equally between the scholarship program and the Alva Recreation Complex.

The council will hear the results of the annual audit by Chris Angel for 2016-2017. Then there will be discussion and action on engaging Angel, Johnson and Blasingame, PC to conduct the 2017-2018 fiscal year audit not to exceed $19,850.

The council will acknowledge the receipt of a DEQ permit for construction of 1,788 linear feet of 8-inch sewer lines to serve the sewer system improvements in Woods County.

In another item, the council will consider and take action on Resolution No. 2018-004 to approve incurring indebtedness by the Alva Utility Authority on its utility system revenue. This indebtedness is in relation to the maintenance of the city’s water system to finance several water, sewer and infrastructure improvements for the next fiscal year.

Three agenda items deal with city employees. There will be discussion and action on approving employee recognition program guidelines. Another vote is on guides for the employee review program. The third vote is on guidelines for the employee discipline program.

The council will discuss and vote on authorizing the city business manager to sign an agreement with Garver, LLC as authorized by the Airport Commission.

The council will then discuss and vote on entering a lease-purchase agreement with Community Bank to obtain a new ambulance for $151,300 at an interest rate of 4.125 percent.

An executive session is planned to discuss negotiations with the firefighters’ union with possible action to be taken on that subject on return to open session.

Mayor Kelly Parker plans to appoint Jay Randels to the Alva Hospital Authority for an unexpired term ending October 2019. He will take the spot vacated by Darlene Sanderson’s resignation this month.

Time is allowed for citizen comments and questions limited to two minutes per speaker. Council members may also make remarks and inquiries.

The Alva Utility Authority will meet following council adjournment. They will be addressing Resolution No. 2018-0005 authorizing issuance of a utility system revenue note in the amount of $1,875,000. They will also address two change orders on the construction of the 1.5 million gallon water storage tank and booster pump station project.

That meeting will adjourn, and the Alva Economic Development Authority will convene. They will be voting on the NWOSU scholarship bill.


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