Seven named to Alva pool funding advisory committee
July 23, 2021
Monday night, the Alva City Council approved seven people to serve on a pool funding advisory committee.
First the council approved establishment of the committee. Daniel Winters thought he’d already made that motion in an earlier meeting including setting the number of committee members at seven. However, minutes didn’t show the committee was to have seven members. So Winters made the motion, seconded by Brandon Sherman, and it was approved unanimously.
Mayor Kelly Parker had a list of eleven people who had expressed an interest in being on the committee. He said he talked with each of them. Unfortunately, that list did not make it into the packet emailed to council members. After minutes clerk Shelly Wallis went to the office and printed the list, it was distributed to the council.
Parker read off the list, giving brief descriptions of each person: Alyson Penco, Paul Barton, Blake Jordan, Renae Green, Bill Beeler, Kim Baugh, Dalton Beeler, Chad Fisher, Dr. Kay Decker and Suzanne Walter. He asked each council member present to circle seven of the names. New councilmember Sadie Bier was absent, but Parker asked her to vote for her selection before the meeting.
After tabulating all the sheets, Parker listed the five receiving the top votes: Paul Barton, Blake Jordan, Brandon Sherman, Kim Baugh and Kay Decker. Three people were tied for the remaining two positions: Alyson Penco, Bill Beeler and Dalton Beeler. Parker made an executive decision to eliminate Bill Beeler.
Winters made the motion, seconded by Taylor Dowling, to approve the seven members to the committee, and the voting was unanimous in favor.
The committee of Penco, Barton, Jordan, Sherman, Baugh, D. Beeler and Decker are tasked with investigating sources including grants to fund a replacement for the municipal swimming pool.