Alva City Council to hear NWOSU scholarship presentation Tuesday
January 17, 2021
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, the Alva City Council will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Alva Recreation Complex in the fieldhouse.
Members of the public will be given a chance to make remarks to the council following the consent agenda vote, reports from city meetings, the mayor’s report and the city business manager’s report. Those speaking to the council are asked to identify themselves and limit comments to two minutes per person.
Representatives from Northwestern Oklahoma State University will present the 2020 Fall Semester Alva Incentive Scholarship Program invoice and give an update. This scholarship fund comes from a one-half percent city sales tax.
The council will hear a presentation from OK LED. That will be followed by discussion and action on proceeding with the proposal from OK LED to upgrade the city’s light fixtures to LED.
The council members will consider three resolutions amending the annual budget. Two are to recognize federal CARES act funding. The third is for $100,000 donated by Warren E. and Maxine Nichols Revocable Trust for asset improvement or book inventory.
The council will also vote on calendar year 2021 purchasing designations and limits which empower those in specified city positions to make purchases without prior city council approval.
The Alva Utility Authority (AUA), consisting of council members, will meet following council adjournment. They will discuss and act on the purchase of a John Deere skid steer from Western Equipment LL not to exceed $36,000. This is to replace a skid steer at the transfer station.
The AUA will also vote on authorizing bidding of installation of 6,500 feet of 16 inch water transmission line from the well field. The estimated cost of the project is $320,000. Projects greater than $50,000 require competitive bidding by state law and Alva policy.
After the AUA meeting, the Alva Economic Development Authority will meet. The trustees will vote on approving the payment of the NWOSU Foundation’s invoice for fall semester scholarships not to exceed $270,421.03.