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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda
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February 9, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.


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Call to Order - Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call - Excused Absences




Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of January 26, 2021

  1. 1-26-21.pdf



2020 Voucher Total = $115,750.78


2021 Voucher Total = $130,312.32


Payroll Total = $942,194.66


Claims for Damages


Fellowship Baptist Church = $6,646.39


Small Contracts (Less than $10,000) - Approved by Mayor


Fire Protection Specialists - test fire alarms and extinguishers = Not to exceed $8,000


Specialty Pump Services - Well Six pump repairs = $5,800 plus taxes


Information Items




Citizen Comments

Council comments must be submitted via email to or by dropping off written comments in the drop box at Cheney City Hall, 609 2nd St.  All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

Action Items


Public Hearings




21-018 - Resolution E-891 - City Fuel Station Upgrade

The City Fuel Station upgrade will include a new unleaded fuel, and green diesel above ground storage tank, and two existing above ground storage tanks for red diesel, with new card readers for each fuel tank that will allow City vehicles to fuel 24/7.  The proposal is to purchase the NWESTCO fuel system on state contract though Whitley Fuel Company.  Whitely Fuel will provide technical assistance and oversite during the installation of the equipment.

21-019 - Resolution E-892 - Asplundh Line Clearance Renewal

The Light Department requests to execute the first of three possible one-year renewals of the Contract with Asplundh Tree Expert for the 2021 Line Clearance Program.  Initial contract was signed in February 2020 with an expiration of December 31, 2020. This contract involves the essential work of pruning and/or removal of trees near the City’s electric distribution system.                           

21-022 - Resolution E-983 - AFG Grant Type 5 Engine

This resolution allows the Cheney Fire Department to submit for a Federal Grant opportunity for award of funds to procure a new Type 5 wildland firefighting Engine and necessary equipment in the amount of $210,000.00.

21-026 - Resolution E-897 - Energy Services Proposal Evaluation

 Public Works requested proposals from energy services firms for the purpose of 
 evaluating a photovoltaic solar array alternative energy source at the wastewater 
 treatment plant.  Two proposals were submitted and staff is recommending that the 
 Public Works and Utilities Committee review and evaluate the proposals with a 
 recommendation to City Council. 




21-020 - Ordinance Y-1 - Building Code Amendment CMC 19.06

Ordinance Y-1 includes revisions to CMC19.06. Revisions Include adoption of the 2018 International Code including Washington State Amendments which replaces the 2015 International Code. Adoption of the code is effective February 1, 2021 and the City of Cheney is required to adopt these changes.

21-021 - Ordinance Y-2 - Fire Code Amendment AMC 18.06

Ordinance Y-2 includes revisions to the International Fire Code CMC18.06. Revisions Include adoption of the 2018 International Fire Code which replaces the 2015 International Fire Code. Adoption of the code is effective February 1, 2021 and the City of Cheney is required to adopt these changes.

21-024 - Ordinance X-98 - Interfund Loan

The fuel station will require an interfund loan to complete the project. The loan will be repaid over 5 years from the fees collected from fuel sales.

21-025 - Ordinance X-99 - 2021 Budget Amendment #1

The attached amendment worksheet contains amendments for: use of CARES funding for the finance remodel to separate employee workstations, the budgeting if the senior planner for work being done for the solid waste plan, the fuel station project, the interfund loan for partial funding of the fuel station project, and the grant funding and expense for the purple pipe project. Total amendment $2,419,700.

Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session


Executive Session as per RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase


21-023 - Consideration of Vacant Land Purchase