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The Kiddie Pool is open during swim lessons, open swim, and family swim.
Yes, the Kiddie Pool is free. Please be aware that there is no lifeguard on duty at the Kiddie Pool.
Yes, kids may be dropped off at the pool, but they must pass the swim test and be above the age of 10. Current parent information must be on file in case of an emergency.
Due to safety concerns, we do not allow these items into the pool.
Yes, a parent or guardian must be within arm's reach of the patron in a life jacket at all times.
Yes, but the child must first pass the swim test and have a wrist band on at all times. Wrist bands are provided by the pool staff.
Yes, if your child is not fully potty trained, swim diapers must be worn at all times in the pool and in the kiddie pool.
The pool is located in Hagelin Park, 711 Cedar Street, Cheney. You may call the pool directly during the summer at (509) 235-6911.
When the actual bill is lower than the budget bill, the customer gains a "deferred credit" to use towards months where the actual bill is larger than the budget bill amount.
After a 12 month period, your account goes through a "settle-up" process. This means the past 12 months, plus or minus the deferred balance is re-averaged to calculate a new budget bill amount.
In general, permits are required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, or demolish any building or structure. Here are some of the typical exemptions from building permits:
Keep in mind that exemption from a building permit does not grant exemption from any other requirements of the code, and you may still be required to obtain permits from other City departments. For a list of all permit exemptions, refer to the 2015 International Residential and Building Codes.
Whether built on site or delivered, all structures require a permit unless otherwise exempt. All portions of the structure must be inspected and all building code requirements must be met. Additionally, plans must be submitted for review prior to permit issuance.
Per the Washington State Building Code, work may not be started prior to obtaining a permit. Going through the permitting process is a valuable step in your project to help prevent any work from needing to be redone or removed if it does not meet the building code or any other City ordinances.
There are limited exceptions to work in cases of emergencies. Mechanical and plumbing work that must be completed to prevent damage to the building or may cause an unsafe condition, such as no heat during winter months, is permitted to be started prior to permit issuance provided that the required permits are applied for the next working day.
In general, Washington State laws permit owners of properties to do their own work. For additional information contact the
You may apply online for building, plumbing, mechanical, and combination permits. Go to the Citizen Connect portal, create a user account, and follow the screen prompts to submit your application. Once we receive your online submittal, we will review it for completeness, then email you with payment instructions, including a link for online payments.
As applicable you must submit 2 sets of building plans, 3 sets of civil plans, and/or 3 sets of fire alarm or fire sprinkler plans.
Architects and engineers are required in accordance with State law. Architects are generally required to design projects where the area of work exceeds 4,000 square feet.
Engineers are required to design items not meeting the prescriptive requirements of the code where the practice of engineering is needed to demonstrate compliance, such as using a steel beam for a large wall opening in a house, roof trusses, or retaining walls. See
Many plumbing and mechanical permits are over-the-counter and can be issued the same day. For permits involving more extensive work such as the reconfiguration of space, additions, and new structures, a plan review must be completed prior to permit issuance. You should allow at least 2 weeks for plan review.
Most minor projects such as decks or room reconfigurations are completed within a week. You should plan on allowing at least 2 weeks for plan review for a new home or for additions and other major work.
Note: Additional review time is required for each resubmission of plans for required corrections or changes to plans.
Unfortunately, not all manufactured products meet the Washington State Building Code, depending on their application. Many manufacturers recommend that you check with your local building department for specific requirements before purchase. If you are unsure that a product will be acceptable for your application, check the reviewed plans, read the manufacturer’s instructions, or ask one of our building inspectors.
Our goal is to fulfill inspection requests the same day. To ensure we can get you on an inspector’s schedule or if a specific time is needed, it is recommended that requests be made the day before.
Your willingness to work with us on your project prevents delays, improves communication, and results in a project that meets your needs and will be part of what makes Cheney a safe place to live and work.
In general, permits are required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, or demolish any building or structure. Exemptions from building permits are listed under
The ground snow load is 39 pounds per square feet. Under the IRC, the seismic design category for residential construction in Cheney is designated as “C.” Site-specific analysis in accordance with the IBC may be submitted for approval of other design categories for individual projects. Under the IBC, site-specific analysis is required to determine the design category for each project.
For new construction, the minimum review time is 3 weeks. Depending on the complexity, reviews for alterations, changes of occupancy, or additions generally take between 1 and 3 weeks.
Special inspections are additional inspections by individuals with specific education, experience, and certifications in portions of construction, such as concrete. Special inspections are not a substitute for but are required in addition to building department inspection. Special inspections are required by the Washington State Building Code depending on the nature of work involved.
No, all fireworks are illegal and prohibited within the incorporated areas of the city of Cheney. Anyone violating any provision of Cheney Municipal Code 18.08.074 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
Cheney residents are allowed to burn only in manufactured portable outdoor devices, such as barbecues, patio heaters, fireplaces, and chimineas, and only when there is no burning ban. Approved fuels are clean and dry seasoned firewood, charcoal, natural gas, or propane gas. Not allowed are any outdoor fires without a chimney and spark arrester, such as in a backyard fire pit or campfire. Any open burning of yard and garden debris is prohibited. Please see the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency for current outdoor burning conditions.
Copies of reports are obtained through our Public Records Request process. The Public Records Request form is here. You may also obtain a form at the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 609 2nd Street, Cheney, WA 99004, or by calling our Public Records Officer at (509) 498-9209 to request a form.
If you believe you did not commit the violation then you should select the third box, and request a contested hearing. Unless you request the officer to be subpoenaed, the procedure at the hearing will be for the Judge to read the sworn statement of the officer. Then you may testify or present any evidence or witnesses that you wish. If you want to have the officer present, please submit your request in writing at the time you present your ticket or as soon thereafter as possible so the hearing can be appropriately scheduled. Officers are not required to be present unless subpoenaed. There are instructions on the back of the hearing notice you will need to read that address this topic as well as other information. As a result of a contested hearing, the penalty may stay the same, be reduced, dismissed, or found not committed. A contested infraction hearing is a civil case and the Judge will decide the case based on the preponderance of the evidence.
Police reports can be requested by calling the City Clerk at 509-498-9209 or visit the City of Cheney website here.
Accident reports are obtained through the Washington State Patrol website. This will also be the link to file an accident report that an officer has not investigated. The link to the website is located here.
To see if there are any job openings, please visit our employment page
You can contact the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (S.C.R.A.P.S.) at 509-477-2532, or take the animal to S.C.R.A.P.S. at 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA.
Please visit the Washington State Patrol Watch program to get a criminal history background check. The link to their website can be found here!
Since a Cheney police officer didn’t investigate the collision when it occurred, you would need to fill out a Washington State Motor Vehicle Collision Report. You can obtain a paper form at the Cheney Police Department or I can be completed online here.
VIN inspections are done through Washington State Patrol. Please contact Washington State Patrol to schedule an appointment. A link to their website is located here.
All registered sex offenders that reside in Cheney must register with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department. Click here to find out.
You can contact Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) at 509-477-2532, or take the animal to SCRAPS at 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley, WA.
Important: If you're not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help. All other non-emergency calls can be made to 509-535-9233.
The Noise Ordinance for the city of Cheney is here.
Police reports are obtained through the Deputy City Clerk at 609 2nd Street, Cheney, WA. 99004. Accident reports are obtained through Washington State Patrol. You can view the link HERE.
Washington State Patrol Watch Program. You can view the link HERE!
Accident reports can be obtained from the
You can fill out a form in the Finance Department at 609 2nd St, call the Public Records Officer at 509-498-9283, or submit a request through our Public Records Center.
State law says that we must respond to your request within 5 business days. Our response will be to provide the records, deny the records, provide an electronic link to the records, seek clarification, provide a date when you can expect to receive the records, or let you know that we do not have any responsive records.
If the account is in your name, please call the Finance Department at (509) 498-9209. If the account is not in your name, please submit a request through our Public Records Center.
Charges for connecting electric service is $15 and water service is $5.00. These charges will be included on your first bill.