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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers & Zoom

September 27, 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)

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.  If you want to provide verbal comments during the meeting, please email by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting and provide the topic you would like to speak about.




Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of September 13, 2022

  1. 9-13-22.pdf



Voucher Total = $679,846.65


Claims for Damages


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


Dundee Concrete & Landscaping - Police Department snow removal = not to exceed $10,000


SNAP - low income home energy assistance = No cost


Spokane Storytelling League - ghost stories = $100


Swimtime - lifeguard prep classes = $36.60 per registered participant


The Mason Jar - cooking classes = $55.00 per registered participant


Trevor Jensen - tree pruning class = $12.50 per registered participant


WSDOT - EWU Eagle Famile Homecoming Event = No cost


Information Items




Action Items


Public Hearings




22-113 - Resolution F-079 - Cheney Purple Pipe Project Supply of Goods and Special Services for Standby Power Contract Award

The Public Works Department requested sealed bids for Supply of Goods and Special Services for Standby Power Equipment for an upgrade to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of the Cheney Purple Pipe Project. Bids were opened on September 21, 2022. Upon evaluation of bids by Esvelt Environmental Engineering, staff recommends award to Western States Equipment Company for the amount of $558,937.00 plus applicable taxes.


22-114 - Resolution F-080 - 2022 CDBG Water System Improvements Project Contract Award

The CDBG Water System Improvements Project will include water main replacement on Elm Street from N 6th to N 5th Street: N 5th Street from Elm to Oak Street: and Clay Street from 3rd Street to 5th Street.  Eight bids were received with Inland Infrastructure being the lowest responsive bidder.


22-115 - Resolution F-081 - Inland Cheney Location Exchange 2023 Agreement

This Agreement allows Inland Power and the City of Cheney, which are both members of Northwest Energy Management Service (NEMS) to each exchange 1 MW of power in 2023 at no cost.  The City of Cheney will exchange 1MW of power purchased from TransAlta for 1MW of power from Inland Power purchased from Shell via NEMS. The City would then receive its entire market purchase of 2MW’s of power from Shell in 2023. This consolidation of power to one provider creates high administrative scheduling efficiencies for NEMS and its counterparties.  NEMS will also provide a $1,000 credit to be applied to the City’s 2023 power supply costs for participating. 




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.   The requested changes during the 2nd reading are highlighted in yellow.


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