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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers & Zoom

September 13, 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 August 23, 2022

  1. 8-23-22.pdf



Voucher Total = $763,083.48 (Expenditure approval = $727,101.85, Other payables = $35,981.63)


Payroll Total = $1,054,349.53


Claims for Damages


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


Alain Burrese - active shooter training = $35 per registered participant


Allison Black - face painting = $378.00


Dow Excavating - 1502 1st St Motel Fire = $3,879.44 plus taxes


Kris Wilder - martial arts camp = $70 per registered participant


Lilac City Cheer Academy - tumbling and cheer classes = $112 per registered participant per day


T-O Engineers - UGA Exchange Transportation Analysis Statement = $8,600


Information Items




Action Items


Public Hearings


22-108 - Resolution F-077 - Moratorium Shipping Containers

At City Council on July 12th, had some additional concerns regarding structure minimums and design standards outlined in the shipping container as residences during the 2nd reading of Ordinance Y-27, It was requested that a 120-day moratorium to allow for additional review of options. 




22-103 - Resolution F-070 - BPA Energy Conservation Agreement No 02

The Light Department is recommending that the City Council approve Amendment No. 2 to the BPA Energy Conservation Agreement Contract No. 17ES-11453. This Amendment will extend the term of the original Agreement through September 30, 2028, and also updates the contact information in Exhibit A, and updates the language regarding the tracking system and uncontrollable forces definition.


22-104 - Resolution F-071 - Fiber Optic Cable Replacement Project

The Light Department solicited a proposal for emergency replacement of 1,500’ of damaged fiber optic cable, spanning from Washington Street to the Water Tower. Expeditious repair of this fiber is important to maintain the continuity and reliability of the City’s fiber optic network system. Staff is recommending acceptance of Zero DB Communications proposal, totaling $ 9,650.00 plus applicable tax. 


22-105 - Resolution F-072 - UPRR Pipeline Crossing Agreement

The UPRR Pipeline Crossing License Agreement is required for the City to install and maintain a water main under UPRR property as part of the Cheney Purple Pipe Project.  


22-106 - Resolution F-073 - Wren Pierson Community Center HVAC Upgrade

The Public Works Department received a quote in the amount of $ 21,558.00 plus applicable tax from DIVCO, Inc for the purchase and installation of two ductless split heat pump systems in the Cheney Historical Museum, located in the Wren Pierson Community Center.  


22-109 - Resolution F-075 - Opting Out of the Spokane County Tourism Promotion Area

Resolution F-075 - Opting Out of The Spokane County Tourism Promotion Area


22-110 - Resolution F-076 - Opioid Settlement Particpation and Allocation Agreement Document Signature

A resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign the Participation Agreement and Allocation Agreement forms relating to the allocation and use of opioid settlement proceeds.


22-111 - Resolution F-078 - 2022 Recloser Control Panel Purchase

In the routine testing of the Four Lakes Substation, one of the four recloser control panels was discovered inoperable.  The Light Department hired Ripplinger Engineering Laboratories (REL) to assess and recommend a course of action for this critical repair. REL has recommended to replace all seven antiquated reclosers in both substations with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., (SEL) reclosers as soon as possible due to the age of the equipment and potential for additional failures.  




22-008 - Ordinance Y-21 - 2022 Zoning Code Update

Amending the text of CMC 21, amending the definitions section, measurements section, commercial/mixed use section, general use provisions section, and the wireless communication facilities section.   


Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session


Executive Session as per RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase


Conclusion of Meeting