Regular City Council Meeting Agenda
Wren Pierson Community Center and Zoom Meeting
June 22, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.
Council comments may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Comments may also be made in person at the meeting.
The City has been awarded a total of $3,495,491 from ARPA Local Recovery Funds. The funds will be distributed $1,747,745 in the coming weeks with the other $1,745,745 being distributed one year late. There are restrictions on the funds and reporting to the Treasury is mandatory every October. All funds must be obligated by 12/31/2024 with all disbursements to be completed before 12/31/2026. All undisbursed funds will be returned to the Treasury. Recommendations for use of the funds will be presented in future council meetings.
The City has submitted a lodging tax application to partner with the American Legion to provide a street dance July 10, 2021. The Lodging Tax Committee met and recommended approval of the request not to exceed $3,000 to fund the band and the portable restrooms.
The City of Cheney was awarded $2,000,000.00 through legislative appropriation. In order to obligate funding, the City must enter into a contract with the Washington State Department of Commerce (DOC).
The Light Department is recommending that the City of Cheney enter into a 3-year renewable Dark Fiber Lease Agreement with Avista Edge in order to provide broadband internet to the City. This Agreement will provide the City the opportunity to improve and expand its telecommunication services to businesses and persons within and outside the City.
As of 1/1/2021, the Sewer fund was holding $408,298.13 in interfund loans from the Equipment Rental Fund ($20,803.13) and the Water Fund ($387,495.00). This ordinance will assign those loans to the Light Fund. The Sewer fund will receive interest through July 31, 2021 and the loans will them be transferred to the Light Fund.
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE SUBMISSION TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF CHENEY AT THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 GENERAL ELECTION OF A PROPOSITION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO INCREASE ITS REGULAR PROPERTY TAX LEVY