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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers & Zoom

November 9, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.


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In response to Governor Inslee's proclamation 20-28.15 regarding Open Public Meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council will be meeting in the Council Chambers and the public is encouraged to attend the meeting by clicking the link or calling the phone number below.  If you have technical difficulties, please call 509-498-9255.

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Call to Order - Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call - Excused Absences




Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of October 26, 2021

  1. 10-26-21.pdf



Voucher Total = $267,605.67


Payroll Total = $921,825.29


Claims for Damages


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


Information Items


AFSCME 270-S Contract 2022-2025




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


Action Items


Public Hearings


21-114 - Resolution E-963 - 2022 CDBG Application Public Hearing

The Cheney Planning Commission scheduled a Public Meeting on November 8, 2021 to present the priorities and funding for the Community Development Block Grant program for year 2022. The City is proposing this year to submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application titled the 2022 Cheney Water Improvement Project.  CDBG funds will be used for water main replacement on Elm Street from N 6th Street to N 5th Street, and N 5th Street from Elm 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.


21-103 - 2022 Budget - Property Tax Levy for General Property and EMS

2022 Budget - Public hearing to discuss the General Property Tax Levy and the EMS Levy for 2022.  The Proposed levy amounts are $3.10 per $1,000 assessed valuation for the general tax levy and $.42 per $1,000 assessed valuation for the EMS Levy.   The EMS levy calculation is based on the 1% allowed increase before the current year’s assessed value of new construction, improvements, and refund adjustments.


21-104 - 2022 Budget - Public Hearing - General Fund Revenues

2022 Public hearing for discussion of General Fund Revenue - both received through 2021 and projected for 2022.


21-105 - 2022 Budget - Public Hearing - Governmental Funds

2022 Budget Public hearing for the department budget presentations for governmental funds including:  Administration, Finance, Municipal Court, and Parks and Recreation.    




21-112 - Resolution E-961 - Washington State Office of Public Defense Grant Agreement


21-115 - Resolution E-964 - DowRocks Purchase and Sales Agreement

On September 29, 2016 the City entered into a lease agreement with DowRocks, LLC. which included an option for the lessee to purchase the property legally described on Exhibit A of the Real Property Purchase and Sale Agreement. DowRocks, LLC. desires to exercise its option to purchase the Property in accordance with the terms of the Option Agreement.


21-116 - Resolution E-965 - West Plains Recruit Academy ILA

The West Plains Fire Departments formed an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) in 2016 in order to operate a more efficient and effective volunteer firefighting academy.  The ILA was updated to remove Medical Lake Fire Department from the agreement along with some minor edifications that did not change the interoperability of the agreement.  




Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session