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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers & Zoom

July 26, 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 July 12, 2022

  1. 7-12-22.pdf



Voucher Total = $624,051.15 (Expenditure approval = $624,019.21, Other payables = $31.94)


Claims for Damages


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


Carrie Jahns - zumbini classes = $6.30 per family, $28 for 5 class pass, $49 for 10 class pass


Heather Woller - Hatha and Senior Yoga = 70% of total revenue


Kris Wilder - youth karate classes = $59.50 per registered participant


Lilac City Cheer Academy - tumbling and cheer classes = $14 per registered participant


Information Items




Action Items


Public Hearings


22-088 - Ordinance Y-80 - Vacation of Street Right-of-Way for The Addition and 2nd Addition to the Town of Cheney – Public Hearing

The City Council passed Resolution F-40 on June 28, 2022 for the purpose of scheduling a hearing on July 26, 2022 on the matter of a petition filed by Pacific Mortgage Center who owns more than two-thirds of the property abutting the requested vacation.  Pacific Mortgage Center is seeking the vacation for the purpose of developing a new commercial property.  The vacation would allow the two properties to adjoin.  The City may require the owners of the property abutting the street to compensate the city in an amount that does not exceed the full appraised value of the area vacated.




22-072 - Resolution F-043 - Cheney Dog Park Fence Project

The Public Works Department solicited bids from licensed contractors for the purchase and installation of fencing for the Cheney Dog Park. Columbia General Contracting submitted the lone responsible bid in the amount of $ 41,022.33 plus applicable tax. Staff is requesting a total appropriation of $ 49,200.00 to cover tax and contingency. 


22-082 - Resolution F-053 - Interlocal Agreement For Inclusion in the Spokane County Tourism Promotion Area

A resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign the interlocal agreement for inclusion in the Spokane County Tourism Promotion Area.


22-084 - Resolution F-054 - Purchasing Policy

The attached purchasing policy is amending the current policy by adding an ethics clause and the required federal language from CFR200.  Additionally, the Public Works bids and project matrix has been updated.


22-085- Resolution F-055 - Digital Signature Policy

The attached digital signature policy authorizes the use of a digital signature in place of a wet signature on all contracts and documents.  The Mayor remains the authorized signatory of all City documents.        


22-086 - Resolution F-056 - Collection Services

The State Contract for collection services was awarded in December 2020 to a new company – Automated Accounts.   The web-based application is streamlines and will give easy access to both the City and our customers currently in collections.   Automated Accounts is a Spokane based company.   There is no contract as the State Contract serves as the contract with the company.           


22-087 - Resolution F-057 - Fire Hose Testing Service Agreement

Annual testing of Fire Hose          




22-083 - Ordinance Y-29 - Moratorium - Shipping Containers as Residences

The City Council on July 12th, had some additional concerns regarding the design standards outlined in the shipping container as residences ordinance, and has requested a 120-day moratorium to allow for additional review of options.


Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session


Conclusion of Meeting