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Voting divided on City of Alva budgets

• Dowling attempts to change Homestead maintenance budget to free up funds


Marione Martin

Councilmember Taylor Dowling (right) jogs his papers as he makes a point during the Alva Utility Authority budget discussion Monday night. From left are Mayor Kelly Parker, City Business Manager Angelica Brady, Councilmember Brandon Sherman and Dowling.

City of Alva budgets were approved in split votes during the Monday, June 21, city meetings. The budgets were very similar to the year ending June 30. City employees were given a COLA (cost of living adjustment) to their pay as well as earned step increases following favorable employment reviews. The EMS budget will be increased due to taxes from the newly created 522 EMS District.

The city plans to complete $2,181,306 in capital improvement projects in the coming fiscal year. Of that amount $1,566,094 will be funded through 2018 loan revenues, Federal Aviation Administration and a CDBG gra...

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