Regular City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers & Zoom
February 28, 2023 - 6:00 p.m.
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On June 14, 2022 Resolution F-041 authorized the Public Works Department and Light Department to enter into an agreement with Zero DB Communications for fiber broadband design and consulting services for the purpose of creating a secure and reliable fiber optic system for vital Water Department, Wastewater Department, and Light Department infrastructure, and to comply with Homeland Security requirements for infrastructure security directives.
Amendment One is for the buildout of the fiber network for the Water Department’s infrastructure (excluding fiber installation to Well 6 and 7), and Wastewater lift station communications to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The City received the attached lodging tax application from the Cheney Events Association for Cheney Rodeo. The Lodging Tax committee met February 7, 2023 and February 15, 2023 to discuss the application and the increased insurance request. The committee has recommended approval of $14,500 to fund the insurance required for the Cheney Rodeo and any additional insurance costs due to an increased number of parade entries. The $14,500 was for an estimated number of entries and will increase if the number of entries exceeds the estimate, Rodeo to be held July 7, 2023 – July 9, 2023.
Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is soliciting applications from qualified agencies for transportation preservation projects. City Staff is proposing to submit an application for design and construction preservation funding for Elm St. from Washington St. N 6th St. Grant funding requires a 13.5 % match. Applications are due April 14, 2023.
A proposal to amend the Comprehensive Plan (land use map) and the Zoning Map for the land located between Bi-Mart and Grocery Outlet on SR-904. The proposed change is from commercial to Mixed Use (on the west side of the creek), and to Residential (R-3H) on the east side of the creek. Planning Commission heard this application on February 13, 2023 and recommended approval. There were concerns regarding the loss of low-income housing.
Ziply Fiber Pacific, LLC and Ziply Wireless, LLC desires to operate a non-exclusive franchise to construct, operate and maintain a fiber optic Telecommunication System within the City of Cheney. The City has reviewed the applicants’ request and has determined that it is in the best interest of the City and its residents to allow for greater access to fiber optic Telecommunications.