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Alva City Council to hold two public hearings Monday


The Alva City Council has two public hearings scheduled for Monday’s meeting. The council meets the third Monday of most months at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. When the third Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting is moved to Tuesday. Agendas for the meetings may be found online at

The first public hearing is scheduled following a vote on the consent agenda, reports from earlier city meetings, the mayor’s report and the city business manager’s report. This hearing is a requirement in Alva’s application for a grant from the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The purpose is to aid in the construction and/or rehabilitation of the Alva Public Swimming Pool.

After that hearing, the council will listen to a presentation by Kids and Cops on their upcoming event, a “Who Done It” theater fundraiser. There will be a presentation by the Census Bureau on the upcoming census count with a proclamation. That will be followed by discussion and action on the Freedom Riders proclamation involving an American Legion ride going through Alva.

The council will discuss and act on bidding out the repair and replacement of the Professional Building roof for which estimates range from $45,000 to $172,000.

There will be action on bids for leases on the Harper Road farm and the airport farm. There will also be a vote to declare a piece of equipment as surplus.

An executive session is scheduled on negotiations with the firefighters’ union. During that time, the council chambers will be cleared of everyone except the council and designated city officials or employees.

After returning to open session, the council will recess to reconvene at the Alva Public Swimming Pool for a public hearing regarding the swimming pool project. This will give council members an opportunity to view the issues being faced in the operation of the pool.

Authority Meetings

The Alva Utility Authority (AUA) and the Alva Economic Development Authority (AEDA) meet following the city council. Those meetings may be handled before the council reconvenes at the pool. However, they could follow the council meeting at the pool.

The AUA will vote on the consent agenda (minutes and claims) before discussion and action to authorize the city business manager to prepare bids on the 14th and Oklahoma water pressure pump construction and installation. The engineer’s estimate for this project is $398,125. This is part of the 2018 Series Revenue Bonds and would be the last part of that series of projects. There is currently $733,729 remaining in that account.

During the AEDA meeting, there will be a vote on the consent agenda followed by action to declare a 1990 Chevy flatbed pickup as surplus.


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