Regular City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers & Zoom
May 10, 2022 - 6:00 p.m.
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On March 14, 2022, the Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on the Blackhawk Ridge Addition Preliminary Plat. At the conclusion of the Public Hearing, the Planning Commission recommended that the City Council deny the Blackhawk Ridge Addition Preliminary Plat.
On April 26, 2022, the City Council voted to continue the Closed Record Hearing to May 10, 2022 for the purpose of considering a Development Agreement. Subsequently, the developer has decided to pursue a Developers Agreement and requests additional time to prepare the agreement for consideration at the May 24, 2022 Council Meeting.
The City received the attached lodging tax application from the Cheney Merchants Association for Cheney Rodeo and the Civil War Association. The Lodging Tax committee met May 3,2022 to discuss the applications and has recommended approval of $5,900 for fund the Cheney Rodeo to be held July 8, 2022 – July 10, 2022 and $4,450 to fund the Civil War Association to be held May 27 – May 30, 2022.
A resolution of the city council of the City of Cheney, Washington, authorizing the Mayor to sign an agreement with Michael R. Addams for the provision of City Prosecutor services. Mr. Addams is proposed as the candidate to replace Angelle Gerl who tended her resignation to pursue other opportunities.
Resolution E-873 authorized the Light Department to enter into a 12-month renewable pilot program with Daupler, Inc. to provide dispatch services for the city. The pilot program redirected utility incident calls from the Police Department to a Daupler call center for incident reporting and callouts. The program has been successful and Staff is recommending acceptance of Daupler’s proposal to transition to a three-year service agreement for 2022-2024. Annual cost of $8,000 per year, for three years is $24,000 plus applicable taxes. Program costs will be shared between the Light and Public Works Departments. In addition, staff is requesting 10% additional to cover an annual “technology uplift” fee increase which is capped at 10% per year.
The Cheney Water Department received a 3-year planned maintenance proposal from Cummins, Inc. for the maintenance, inspection and repair of generators used to backup Well #8, Booster Station #2, and Booster Station #3. The proposed service agreement is for 2022-2024, with an average annual expenditure of $ 5,500.00, and a combined appropriation totaling $ 16,500.00.
The City of Cheney solicited a request for proposals to provide analysis and recommendations for the renovation or replacement of the city pool and pool house. Three proposals were received with NAC, Inc. being selected by the Pool Assessment Selection Committee.
The Light Department issued an invitation to bid for the purchase of 136 transformers. Two bids were received, with General Pacific, Inc. submitting the lone responsive bid, with an amount totaling $1,369,100.00 plus sales tax. Delivery of transformers is estimated to be 26-64 weeks. The bid prices and delivery times are subject to change due to supply chain issues. A final price and delivery date will be determined before production of any part of the order, and the option to increase/decrease or cancel the order is offered due to escalating costs and supply chain uncertainty.
City Council approved Resolution F-026 on April 26, 2022. The resolution needed to include the term and loan percentage rate. Resolution F- amends Resolution F-026 to include the term (20 years) and loan percent (1.2%)
In accordance with CMC 2.74, the City Council has the authority to declare real property as surplus and the City Council may establish sale price through minimum bid process. Staff is recommending to sell the Street Sweeper to a municipality for $ 20,000.
Design of the Washington Street SR 904 to W6th Project is near completion, and ready to request construction funding from WSDOT. A local agency agreement supplement is required to authorize construction funding.