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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers
October 23, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.


Call to Order - Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call - Excused Absences




Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of October 9, 2018

  1. 10-9-18.pdf



Voucher Total = $1,006,420.19


Claims for Damages


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


Breakout Dance Academy - dance programs = 70% of fees collected


Entertainment Warehouse - movie screen rental = $326.40


Iron Asylum Athletics - bootcamp classes = 70% of fees collected


Morrison-Maierle - transportation planning and engineering consulting = Not to exceed $10,000


Pollin Hotels Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel - function space rental = not to exceed $10,000


SNAP - low-income home energy assistance heating = No cost


Snowdon PTO - childcare = City receives $12.50 per hour per staff person


Stripe Rite - STA Bus Routing Project Striping = $3,600 plus tax


Superion - NaviLine utility billing development = $960.00


Information Items


Spokane Regional Health District presentation - Dr. Robert Lutz




Citizen Comments: Open to Public (two minute limit)


Action Items


Public Hearings


18-117 Emtman Rezone -Terra Vista – Public Hearing

Based on discussions with the applicant’s engineer, the City is requesting a continuance on this item to prepare a traffic study to analyze potential traffic impacts/mitigation as well as public safety concerns.  Staff anticipates revisiting this application in 60 to 90 days.   

18-136 - Resolution E-681 - 2019 Community Development Block Grant Application – Public Hearing

A Public Meeting was held at the October 8, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting to present the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, priorities and funding for year 2019.  The City is proposing this year to submit an application titled the 2019 Cheney Water Improvement Project.  CDBG funds will be used for water main replacement on N 3rd from Elm Street to Ash Street.  The request is for grant monies to pay for water main replacement using grant match towards street preservation work, as these types of projects are identified as high priority needs in the CDBG program. 

18-121 - Public Hearing - 2019 General Government - Administration, Finance, Municipal Court, and Parks & Recreation

This is the Public hearing for the department budget presentations for governmental funds including: Administration, Finance, Municipal Court, and Parks and Recreation.



18-118 - Resolution E-670 - Line Extension Policy Update

A resolution updating the Light Department’s Line Extension Policy, assessing a system facility fee to new large single load customers requesting one megawatt of power or more.

18-131 - Resolution E-676 - Bulletproof Vest Grant Acceptance

This is a grant we apply for each year. We have been notified that we will receive $2,986.75 to be used by 2020 to help defray the cost of bulletproof vests. The grant process is completely electronic, so this is just a formal acceptance and acknowledgement of the grant.

18-133 - Resolution E-677 - Lodging Tax Disbursement

The City of Cheney Lodging Tax Committee has met and reviewed a funding request from the Cheney Merchants Association for Holiday Hoopla. The committee recommends funding the request of $16,232.

18-134 - Resolution E-678 - Trailblazer Program MOU

A resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the Trailblazer Program. The MOU memorializes clarifications made to the Site Coordinator’s role and time spent running the City’s portion of the Trailblazer Program.

18-135 - Resolution E-679 - Surplus Compost Declaration

Compost sales have been down over the past couple of years and surplus amounts being stored are limiting the space for bio-solids operations.  Staff is recommending to annually re-visit surplus amounts and deplete the inventory prior to wintertime bio-solids operations. 

18-137 - Resolution E-680 - Avista Transmission Study

Avista has completed a transmission study for the Light Department.  Small contract approved by mayor in April estimated at $5,000.00.  Total due for study is $23,040.98.



18-090 - Ordinance X-36 - Ordinance Enacting New Chapter 17.06 Entitled “Property Maintenance Code”

Ordinance Enacting New Chapter 17.06 Entitled “Property Maintenance Code”.

18-096 - Ordinance X-42 - Ordinance Adding New Chapter 19.08 Entitled “Real Property Identification – Street Names and Address Standards”

Ordinance Adding New Chapter 19.08 Entitled  “Real Property Identification – Street Names and Address Standards”

18-100 - Ordinance X-46 - Ordinance Amendment - Chapter 19.20 Construction in Flood Hazard Areas

Ordinance Amendment - Chapter 19.20 Construction in Flood Hazard Areas

18-119 - Ordinance X-49 - Property Tax Levy and Ordinance X-50 - EMS Tax Levy

The City Council held a public hearing to discuss the General Property Tax Levy and the EMS Levy for 2019 on October 9, 2018. The Proposed levy amounts are $3.10 per $1,000 assessed valuation for the general tax levy and $.50 per $1,000 assessed valuation for the EMS Levy.

18-132 - Ordinance X-52 - 2018 Budget Amendment

The attached is the 3rd Budget Amendment of 2018 and includes amendments to the following: Street Fund - $18,200, Criminal Justice Fund ($17,100), Parks and Recreation Fund ($100,000), Information Technology Fund ($59,500). The total amendment to the 2018 budget is $176,600 bringing the total budget to $31,532,900.

18-138 - Ordinance X-53 - Ordinance Amending Cheney Municipal Code 2.60 Entitled “Hearing Examiner”

Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.60 Entitled “Hearing Examiner”.

Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session