Malvern Daily Record

City Council amends 2023 budget, OKS contract

- By Megan Hobbs Guest Correspond­ent

The Malvern City Council met in the conference room at the Malvern Police Deptartmen­t on May 8.

Mayor Brenda Weldon called the meeting to order with all council members present. City Clerk Kim Taber was also present. After the roll call, a motion and second was made to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.

Department reports were distribute­d to council members and those reports were approved by all council members.

Being no old business to discuss, Mayor Weldon moved to new business. Clerk Taber read an amendment to the 2023 budget to appropriat­e funds from one account to another.

This vote was needed to approve the move in funds as it was not in the originally passed budget. All council members approved of this moving of funds.

Mayor Weldon then asked the council to approve being able to sign a contract with DOW services. This vote was needed for Mayor Weldon to be able to sign a contract with this company for cleaning services. All council members voted in favor, no opposing votes.

All council members voted to approve a new water connection at a property on Oliver

Lancaster Blvd. Mayor Weldon reported that this new connection will not cost the city any new expense.

The mayor then requested approval for the Malvern Water Works dept to obtain a credit card from Malvern National Bank. Weldon reported that this card will only be used for online purchasing of already approved budget items. There are companies that MWW purchases supplies/parts from that will no longer send bills and it will be beneficial for the dept to be able to make online purchases. MWW GM David Coston stated to the council that only he and the employee who handles the purchasing for the dept would be given access to the card. The card will have a limit of $5000.00 Roll call of council members was done with none opposed.

Mayor Weldon reported that citizen Jermey Skaggs had asked to speak to the council again,

Skaggs asked to be deferred to next month’s meeting as his materials for his presentati­on had not yet arrived.

Councilman Cross asked the Mayor for an update about the City Skate Park. Weldon reported that the park is now ready for the next phase, confirming that the drainage issues being worked on were completed Monday. The next phase will include planning the layout of the park and obtaining informatio­n about costs. No other business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.

Malvern City Council meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 6:30PM at the Malvern Police Station. Meetings are open to the public and citizens are welcome to attend.

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