Elk City City Manager Recommends Water Infrastructure Improvement Plan

April 7, 2021

By News Director Jared Atha

During the latest Elk City Commissioner’s meeting, City Manager Tom Ivester suggested to the Commission of continuing a pay increase on water bills to fund infrastructure improvements in the city.

Ivester says the increase on the bill was established to help pay off a loan that funded the new water plant at the city’s water fields south of Sayre. He says that loan is scheduled to be paid off during the summer of 2023, however feels that by leaving the increase on the water bills, the funds could go towards much needed improvements for the city.

Ivester says in order to proceed with that plan, the Commission would have to pass a resolution. He says a proposed resolution probably wouldn’t be voted on until next fall.