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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers

October 25, 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 October 11, 2022

  1. 10-11-22.pdf



Voucher Total = $752,192.92


Claims for Damages


John Solomon = $150.00


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


Kris Wilder - martial arts camp = $87.50 per registered participant


Steve & Kristi Nebel - summer concert = $350.00


US Youth Disc Golf - youth disc golf summer camp = $87.50 per registered participant


Information Items




Action Items


Public Hearings


22-119 - 2023 Budget - 2023 Property Taxes

2023 Budget - Public hearing discussion of proposed general, levy lift and EMS property tax levies.    


22-120 - 2023 Budget - Public Hearing - Governmental Revenues

2023 Budget - Public hearing discussion of governmental revenues.


22-121 - 2023 Budget - Public Hearing - Governmental Budget Presentations

2023 Budget - Public hearing discussion of departmental budgets for Administration, Finance, and Parks and Recreation.




22-127 - Resolution F-086 - Third Amendment to Cheney and Four Lakes Substation Agreement with Inland Power and Light Company

This amendment reflects the third change in the price of transformation service rate charged to Inland Power and Light Company (IPLC) at the Cheney Substation. The rate is based upon BPA’s Transformation Delivery Charge.  This new rate is mutually agreed upon between the City and IPLC. 


22-128 - Resolution F-087 - 2023 CDBG Application

The Cheney Planning Commission scheduled a Public Meeting on October 10, 2022 to present the priorities and funding for the Community Development Block Grant program for year 2023. The City is proposing this year to submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application titled the 2023 Cheney Water Improvement Project.  CDBG funds will be used for water main replacement on N 5th Street from Oak to Oakland, and N4th Street from Oakland to Cedar. 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. 


22-129 - Resolution F-088 - Reservoir One Roof Assessment Amendment One

Amendment One to the Reservoir One Roof Repair Assessment includes acceptance of BHC’s predesign report recommendations and authorizes BHC to enter into the next phase of the project, which includes design services and support during bidding.  Amendment One increases the original contract from $60,000.00 to $310,000.00 


22-130 Resolution F-089 - A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Cheney, Washington Supporting Work to Identify Opportunities for Collaboration Amongst the West Plains Cities.

A resolution of the city council of the City of Cheney, Washington supporting work to identify opportunities for collaboration amongst the West Plains cities.




22-067 - Ordinance Y-27 - Shipping Containers as Residences

On June 13, 2022 the Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on proposed ordinance Y-27.  Planning Commission recommended approval with a vote of 3 to 1, and that the ordinance be sent to City Council for adoption.   On June 28, 2022, City Council had a first reading of the ordinance.  On July 6th, instead of a second reading it was recommended that a moratorium be set to allow staff time to refine the ordinance.  A revised ordinance is being brought back on October 25, 2022.


Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session


Executive Session as per RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) regarding potential litigation


Conclusion of Meeting