Tag: General Fund

Commission decreases external funding, adds COLA in new draft budget

The City Commission of Arkansas City asked city staff during a budget work session July 14 to generate a new proposed 2018 budget that it will consider July 18. Specifically, the commissioners proposed reducing Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s requested $100,000 to $75,000 and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

City commissioners authorize purchase of new police, fire telephone system

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Jan. 3 to authorize City Manager Nick Hernandez to spend up to $20,000 for a new telephone system for the Arkansas City Police Department and the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department. The emergency purchase is necessary because the phone system at the […]

Commissioners vote 3-2 to purchase trailer; Warren, Jurkovich hesitant

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 3-2 on Nov. 1 to approve the purchase of a new trailer. The lowboy trailer will be used to haul the city’s excavator and bulldozer to work sites throughout Ark City. Currently, the excavator is moved on a trailer that is less stable […]

Arkansas City notified of three-spot upgrade in medical center bond status

The City of Arkansas City was notified Oct. 6 by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. that the lease rental revenue bond rating for the Arkansas City Public Building Commission will be upgraded from Caa1, with a negative outlook, to B1, with a stable outlook. The Public Building Commission, which comprises the […]