Regular City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers
August 24, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.