The Heavener City Council met Thursday night and hired a new auditor and approved code violations for several properties in Heavener.
The Council and Heavener Utilities Authority approved the hiring of Beall Barcley, an accounting firm out of Fort Smith, to perform audits for the years ending in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Cost is $20,000 for each audit for a total of $60,000.
Beall Barcley is expected to start working on the audits next week.
The Council approved the sale of a surplus truck to the Friends of the Runestone for $1. The truck is a 2005 Ford F150, which was transferred to the city the Oklahoma State Tourism Department when the Runestone was transferred to the city.
Code violations were approved for the following properties: west of 205 Olive, 800 W Second, Block 52, Lot 2 in Heavener, 203 W. Avenue F, 606 W. Second, 106 W. Fourth, 100 Hall Street, 404 W. Avenue H, 402 W. Avenue H, 404 W. Avenue G and 308 West Second in Heavener.
The city is purchasing a new dump truck which should arrive on Dec. 15. The old dump truck broke down, putting city workers behind on patching jobs.
Heavener will also join the Fort Smith Regional Alliance as of Jan. 15. Heavener representatives will start attending meetings next week. The Alliance is for eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Poteau, Roland and Sallisaw are currently members.