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Alva City Council to consider contract for city business manager


February 19, 2023

After more contract negotiations, it’s hoped the City of Alva can hire a new business manager during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, the meeting will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The executive session to discuss the business manager employment contract will be held at the end of the meeting agenda with possible action on the contract following return to open session.

After voting on the consent agenda and hearing reports, the council will open the meeting for remarks and inquiries from the public. Remarks are limited to two minutes per person, and those speaking must provide their names.

With the resignation of Norville Ritter, the Tourism and Convention Development Committee has an opening. The committee members serve without compensation, and two are selected by the Alva Chamer. There will be discussion and action on the appointment of Angelica Brady to fill that position. She was selected by the Alva Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Brady is the former Alva city business manager and is CFO of Share Medical Center.

In a special meeting on January 30, the city council approved the purchase of a new fire truck. During Tuesday’s meeting, the council will discuss and vote on Resolution No. 2023-4, an amendment to the FY 2022-2023 budget for the purchase of that truck.

There will be discussion and action on Resolution No. 2023-5, another amendment to this year’s budget, to zero out loan revenue and related capital expenditures in the administration, utilities, police, parks, library, EMS, Right of Way maintenance and street department; and revenue and expenses related to the Department of Libraries State Aid FY23 grant. This reduces budgeted loan revenue by $445,868 and reduces budgeted capital expenditures by $437,868 while it increases library grant revenues by $8,730 and increases library expenses by $8,730.

Council members will discuss and act on Resolution No. 2023-6, an amendment to the current budget, to zero out loan revenue and related capital expenditures in the cemetery department. This item reduces the cemetery budget for loan revenue and capital expenditures by $47,000.

The council will consider a real estate contract between Wheeler Brothers Grain Company and the city for parts of Block Five, Original Town of Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma for the fair market value of $3,000. The land description has been confirmed and the fair market value has been determined by a local real estate professional.

After the council adjourns, the Alva Utility Authority will meet. In addition to the consent agenda, the AUA will discuss and vote on an agreement for professional services with Myers Engineering for water system improvements in the ARPA funded project.

The Alva Economic Development Authority will also meeting with the consent agenda as the only action.


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