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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers & Zoom

March 8, 2022 - 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 February 22, 2022

  1. 2-22-22.pdf



Voucher Total = $207,754.05


Payroll Total = $1,050,293.11


Claims for Damages


Lori Jenkins = unspecified


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


Atomic Frequencies - summer concert = $400


Information Items


ARPA Funds Discussion




Citizen Comments: Open to Public (two minute limit)

Council comments may 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. If you want to provide verbal comments at the meeting, please email by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting and provide the topic you would like to speak about. 


Action Items


Public Hearings




22-024 - Resolution E-999 - Central Square Software Development for Meter Reading

A new Central Square software is required to be developed in order to interface with the Tantalus fixed network system for electric and water meter data. The new software will translate utility billing data for use by the Central Square financial software system.  Central Square has provided a quote to provide the development services and project management services necessary for the new software development and installation. The Water Department will share approximately 30 percent of the total cost, which is proportional to the amount of total water meters expected to utilize the new software.


22-033 - Resolution F-008 - Lodging Tax Disbursement

 SUMMARY   The City received the attached lodging tax application from the Cheney Merchants Association for Mayfest to be held May 6 – 7, 2022.   The event is larger this year and will hold events for all age groups.     Lodging Tax committee met to discuss the application and has recommended approval of $24,281.00 for fund the event.   



22-034 - Resolution F-009 - Public Defender Agreement with Northwest Law

A resolution of the city council of the City of Cheney, Washington, authorizing the Mayor to sign a professional services agreement with Northwest Law, PLLC for the provision of indigent defense services.  Terms of the agreement are the same as those for the City’s previous agreement with Karen Lindholdt.


22-035 - Resolution F-010 - Cheney Solid Waste Plan Adoption

The City has updated its Solid Waste Management Plan 2021 to 2026 and has received Department of Ecology’s approval to proceed with formal adoption of the Plan.  City staff recommends adoption. 


22-036 - Resolution F-011 - Spokane County Solid Waste Transfer & Disposal Interlocal Agreement

The City of Cheney desires to continue its solid waste collection and disposal services within the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System, administered by Spokane County. Spokane County is in the process of preparing a Spokane County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan to replace the 2015 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan. An interlocal agreement is necessary for Cheney to be included in Spokane County’s updated Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan. 




22-032 - Ordinance Y-25 - Avista Franchise Agreement

An ordinance granting Avista Corporation, d/b/a Avista Utilities the nonexclusive right, privilege, authority and franchise to locate, construct, install, own, operate, maintain, repair, replace, extend, operate and use facilities in, upon, over, under, along, and across the franchise area for purposes of the transmission, distribution and sale of gas.


Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session