After more than 35 years, City Attorney Alvin Files announced his retirement Monday evening at Ada City Council meeting.
“I’ve definitely enjoyed working with the city and city employees,” Files said.
City Manager David Hathcoat said a come-and-go retirement party will be Monday, Nov. 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Building.
“I appreciate Alvin a lot,” Hathcoat said.
“I’m ready to move on and be closer to the grandkids,” Files said.
In other business at the meeting, City Engineer Gary Kinder announced the East Main Street Reconstruction Project begins Tuesday.
He said sections of Main Street between Stonewall and Center streets are closed while replacing water lines before continuing with the road construction. Main Street will be closed for about two months.
According to a press release from the city of Ada, Stonewall and Center streets will remain open and passable.
The project is funded by Proposition I.
Council members approved assisting Ada Main Street program with the Pat Taylor Memorial Parade of Lights scheduled for Dec. 2.
“I know this is a great event,” Mayor Darrell Nemecek said.
The Dec. 6 meetings for council and Ada Public Works Authority were canceled.
Hathcoat said three council members would be attending a meeting that weekend.
Nemecek said when he attends those, he doesn’t feel he has adequate time to go over items on the agenda.
Councilman Roger Cupps said a special called meeting could be scheduled if needed.