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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers & Zoom

June 28, 2022 - 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 June 14, 2022

  1. 6-14-22.pdf



Voucher Total = $161,649.29 (Expenditure approval = $161,079.29, Other payables = $570.00)


Claims for Damages


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


Information Items




Action Items


Public Hearings


22-075 - Resolution F-046 - Cheney 2023-2028 Transportation Improvement Plan

A public hearing has been scheduled for the June 28th City Council Meeting in accordance with RCW 35.77 for the purpose of adopting the 2023-2028 Six Year Transportation Plan.




22-054 - Resolution F-027 - LUA2021-008 Blackhawk Ridge Addition Preliminary Plat

The Developer is proposing a modification of the Blackhawk Preliminary Plat for Council consideration based on records presented in the Planning Commissions open public hearing on March 14, 2022.  The modification reduces the number of lots to 34 and provides unplatted property south of the development.  The Developer has agreed to consider selling the unplatted property for water utility and open space land. 


22-070 - Resolution F-040 - Alley Vacation Hearing Date Scheduling

At the June 14, 2022 City Council meeting, Council decided to bring back the resolution after the Public Works Committee reviewed the application.  The Public Works Committee reviewed the application at the June 16, 2022 meeting.  Pacific Mortgage Center is requesting to vacate four street right-of-ways that abut upon their properties for the purpose of developing a new commercial building.  Pursuant to RCW 35.79.010, the City may schedule a hearing on the vacation through the passage of a resolution. The hearing date set forth in the resolution can be no sooner than twenty days nor any later than sixty days from the date the resolution is passed. Resolution F-040 sets a hearing date for July 26, 2022.


22-073 - Resolution F-044 - Police Vehicle #7 Donation

Spokane Community College has requested local police agencies to donate a police vehicle to be used in practical scenarios.  The Cheney Police Department recently retired Car #7, which is valued at under $1000.  As Cheney supports higher education, this resolution would support their request for a donated car.


22-074 - Resolution F-045 - 2022 Lodging Tax Disbursement

The City received the attached lodging tax application from the American Legion Post #72 for activities during the Cheney Rodeo Weekend.   The Lodging Tax committee met June 13, 2022 to discuss the applications and has recommended approval of $5,300 for the activities during Saturday of the Cheney Rodeo.    The committee approved advancing ½ of the requested funds and paying the remaining expenses when receipts are submitted.    



22-076 - Resolution F-047 - Well 5 PFAS Analysis Consultant Agreement

A Request for Proposals was advertised for consultant services for the City’s Well 5 PFAS analysis.  City staff has reviewed the proposal and recommends entering into a contract with Esvelt Environmental Engineering for Well 5 PFAS analysis.


22-077 - Resolution F-048 - Concrete Electrical Utility Vault Purchase

The Light Department issued an invitation to bid for the purchase of concrete electrical utility vaults. Two bids were received, with Wilbert Precast, Inc. submitting the lowest responsive bid, with an amount totaling $ 25,254.00 plus sales tax. Staff is recommending acceptance of Wilbert Precast, Inc.’s bid.


22-078 - Resolution F-049 - 2022 Primary Trenching Ditching Boring Project

The Light Department received two sealed bids to perform the 2022 Primary Trenching, Ditching, and Boring Project which includes approximately 3,600 lineal feet (L.F.) of underground electrical trenching, ditching, boring and installation of conduit.  FB Titan supplied a quote in the amount of $ 53.59 L.F. plus tax based on 3,633 L.F. for a total amount of $ 199,726.91 plus tax. In addition, staff is requesting 10% for contingencies, resulting in a total appropriation amount of $ 240,000.00. 




22-052 - Ordinance Y-26 - 2022-2027 Capital Facilities Plan

On April 11, 2022 the Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on the 2022-2027 Capital Facilities Plan with recommendation that the plan be sent to City Council for adoption.   Modifications to the plan have been included from the City Council meeting on June 14, 2022


22-067 - Ordinance Y-27 - Shipping Containers as Residences

On June 13, 2022 the Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on proposed ordinance Y-27.  Planning Commission recommended approval with a vote of 3 to 1, and that the ordinance be sent to City Council for adoption.   


Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session


Conclusion of Meeting