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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers & Zoom

April 11, 2023 - 6:00 p.m.


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Call to Order - Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call - Excused Absences


Citizen Comments: Open to Public (two minute limit)

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Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of March 28, 2023

  1. 3-28-23.pdf



Voucher Total = $591,273.53 (Expenditure approval = $565,381.91, Other payables = $25,891.62)


Payroll Total = $1,083,795.44


Claims for Damages


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


Zero dB - 3 Betz Rd Collector Project = $3,722.80 plus taxes


Information Items


EWU EMT Certificate Program




Action Items


Public Hearings




23-041 - Resolution F-141 - Ptera Assignment and Assumption Agreement

The City and Ptera, Inc. entered into a Dark Fiber Lease Agreement for Telecommunications Services in March of 2020. Ptera has now entered into an agreement to sell certain assets and related telecommunications business operations to Ziply Fiber Pacific, LLC. Ptera requests to transfer the 2020 City Dark Fiber Lease Agreement to Ziply via an Assignment and Assumption Agreement.

In order to do so, the City must consent to the assignment. This will permit Ptera to assign all of its rights, title and interest, and delegates its obligations, under the 2020 City Agreement, including permits to Ziply Fiber Pacific, LLC.


23-042 - Resolution F-142 - Spokane County Pictometry Agreement

Resolution E-451 authorized the Mayor to enter into an interlocal agreement with Spokane County for an imagery license agreement. The City utilizes images made available from the Imagery License Agreement to create maps for its Geographical Information Systems. In order for the City to purchase updated imagery from Spokane County, as a second party participant, an updated Spokane County Imagery License Agreement is required. 


23-044 - Resolution F-143 - Home Fire Sprinkler Grant Agreement

The Cheney Fire Department was awarded a $500 stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) to increase awareness about the dangers of home fires and the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers. 


23-045 - Resolution F-144 - Agreement with EVCO for Audio Visual Equipment Upgrades in the City of Cheney Courtroom

A resolution authorizing the Mayor sign an agreement with EVCO for Audio Visual Equipment Upgrades to the City of Cheney Courtroom.




23-043 - Ordinance Y-45 - Pool General Obligation Bond Ballot Proposition

While the proposed Ordinance No. Y-45 does not have an immediate financial impact, it would authorize the City to place a measure on the ballot. If successful, the City would be authorized to issue bonds in the principal amount of up to $13,000,0000 for acquisition, construction and installation of (i) a new outdoor aquatic center, including but not limited to a pool for lap swimming, swim lessons and recreational swimming, together with certain water features and other recreation activities, and (ii) a new locker room building adjacent thereto equipped with all required amenities for aquatic center operations, staff and patrons.


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 and 42.30.110(1)(c) to consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease


Conclusion of Meeting