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Special meeting: Committee OKs reduced contract amounts

Special meeting: Committee OKs reduced contract amounts

The Shawnee News-Star
By Vicky O. Misa
Posted May 12, 2020 at 7:00 AM  

Expecting the COVID-19 shelter-at-home guidelines to cause a dip in local revenue for the foreseeable future, the city’s contract review committee determined it would be better at this time to dole out a slightly lighter bag of funds than the full amounts requested.

The City of Shawnee’s Community Service Contract Review Committee met via video conference Monday to consider three Fiscal Year 2020-21contracts. The requests were with the Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency/ Central Oklahoma Transit System (COCAA), Safe Events for Families (SEFF) and Shawnee Forward. Expecting the COVID-19 shelter-at-home guidelines to cause a dip in local revenue for the foreseeable future, the group determined it would be better at this time to dole out a slightly lighter bag of funds than the full amounts requested.

Mayor Richard Finley said he didn’t believe it was fair to the organizations under review to plan for a specified amount only to potentially have some of those funds rescinded if the city was forced to cut the budget due to lower-than-projected revenue. They decided to give a nod to 90-percent funding for each request... FULL ARTICLE

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