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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers

August 24, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.


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Call to Order - Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call - Excused Absences




Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of August 10, 2021

  1. 8-10-21.pdf



Voucher Total = $2,444,884.84


Claims for Damages


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


Carrie Jahns - zumbini classes = Not to exceed $5,000


Diana Davis - ARPA Utility Assistance = not to exceed $10,000


Pitney Bowes - postage machine = $9,999.84


Information Items


Citywide Pandemic Policy




Citizen Comments: Open to Public (two minute limit)

Council comments may be submitted via email to 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. In-person and virtual participants will have the opportunity to comment during the meeting.


Action Items


Public Hearings




21-078 - Resolution E-936 - 2021 Department of Commerce Solar Grant Application

City Council approved a Solar Energy Service Agreement with Apollo Solutions on March 9, 2021.  Part of the agreement included assisting the City with grant applications for solar grants. The Department of Commerce is soliciting applications from qualified agencies for a competitive grant available through the Energy Retrofits for Public buildings – Solar Grants Program. City Staff is proposing to submit a grant application to fund a solar photovoltaic system for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.


21-079 - Resolution E-937 - 2021-2023 Teamsters Local 690 Contract

Teamsters Local 690 Labor Contract 2021-2023 including a 2.0% cost of living adjustment for 2021, which is fully funded in the approved 2021 City of Cheney Annual Budget.


21-080 - Resolution E-938 - Lodging Tax Disbursement

The City received the attached lodging tax application from the Cheney Merchants Association for Revitalize Cheney.   The banners are being removed from the application and the totes and pens have been added to the lodging tax funding.  The plaques are being moved to the match from the CMA.   Total cost of the event, without banners, is $5,100 with $4,100 in lodging tax funds and $1,000 match from the Cheney Merchants Association.  




21-069 - Ordinance Y-13 - Inland Power Franchise Agreement 2nd Reading

The Light Department is recommending that the City Council approve granting a Non-Exclusive Franchise to the Inland Power and Light Company. This would allow Inland Power to construct, operate and maintain electric facilities in the City, in order to provide services to persons and businesses within and/or adjacent to the City.


21-077 - Ordinance Y-14 - Clover Court

A proposal by the residents located within the defined geography outlined above to rezone approximately 12.07 acres from the R-2 (Two-family residential) zone to the R-1 (Single-family residential) to facilitate more single-family residential development which is what a majority of the neighborhood is comprised of in terms of housing.


21-081 - Ordinance Y-15 - 2021 Salary Ordinance

This 2021 Salary Ordinance includes a 2% increase for Teamsters Local 690 members.


Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session