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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers

May 23, 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 May 9, 2023

  1. 5-9-23.pdf



Voucher Total = $999,406.37 (Expenditure approval = $995,856.37, Other payables = $3,550.00)


Claims for Damages


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


Relational Riding Academy - horseback riding camp = $300 per registered participant


Information Items


Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Presentation




Action Items


Public Hearings




23-049 - Resolution F-148 - Boulder Surplus

Through the course of various excavation projects throughout the City, the Street Department has accumulated a large inventory of boulders which are now being stored at the materials yard at the Utility Building. Under CMC 2.74.020, Council can set a fixed price for the surplus of property, or any lot or portion thereof, and the property can be sold in total, or in lots, to the public without a call for bids. City staff is proposing to surplus the existing boulders at a current market rate of $450/ton. 


23-050 - Resolution F-149 - Cheney Purple Pipe Project Final Treatment Construction Bid Award

Bids were opened on May 10th for the Final Treatment System Project (Purple Pipe Project-Task 1) Three bids were received with Clearwater Construction and Management being the lowest responsible bidder in the amount of $ 7,356,812.00 plus applicable taxes. 


23-051 - Resolution F-150 - Medical Lake Interlocal Yard Waste Disposal Agreement

The City’s yard waste collection is not meeting past volumes for the production of its compost operations, and over the past few years, it has had to purchase additional yard waste to meet compost production capacity. Staff has been working with Medical Lake to provide yard waste collection and disposal services at the collection facility and have negotiated an interlocal agreement for such service.  


23-052 - Resolution F-151 - Terra Vista Lift Station Repair Project

The Terra Vista Lift Station is experiencing extensive mechanical issues stemming from a damaged pump drive. Further investigation also uncovered a significant decline of the lift station’s discharge piping. RC Worst Company has submitted a time and material estimate to replace and upgrade all three of the existing pump drives and replace the existing PVC discharge piping with stainless steel pipe. 


23-053 - Resolution F-152 - Light Department Net Metering Policy

This Net Metering Policy establishes the rules for determining the terms and conditions as directed by the City Council, governing the Interconnection of electric generating facilities fueled by renewable energy. These rules are consistent with RCW 80.60 Net Metering of Electricity, Chapter 480-100 WAC Electric companies, and comply with applicable sections of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.




23-054 - Ordinance Y-46 - Net Metering Ordinance Amendment CMC 14.20

Amending CMC 14.20 entitled “Net Metering” to add language to accurately present the guidance of RCW 80.60 “Net Metering of Electricity”.


Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session


Conclusion of Meeting