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NEWS CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, May 7, 2015 By AL STOVER visual feed was good but residents complained about Staff Reporter the audio. The new features and improvements for Sunset "There was an input problem from our end but it's Park keep coming, been addressed," Keith said. At its May 4 meeting, The Airway Heights CityThe council passed a resolution that recognized Council approved the purchase of two new monu- former code enforcement officer Steve Makar's service ment signs for the park for the price of $3,913.20: to the city and awarded him his duty weapon and The purchasing of new signs came from resident badge. Police Chief Lee Bennett told council he made feedback, as well as concerns about the current state arrangements to bring Makar his items. of the park's signs. Council approved a resolution that proclaimed Parks, Recreation and Community Services Direc- May 16 as "Anne Holloway Day" in Airway Heights tor J.C. Kennedy said staff plans to place one sign at in honor of her passing and her service to the city. King Street and the other at Lawson Street. He hopes Holloway was the wife of former Councilman John to have them in the park before the May 23 gramd Holloway and served in the city's Civil Service Com- opening for the splash pad. mission for seven years. Mayor Patrick Rushing said The council accepted the completion of the first the city normally does not recogniz6 spouses of former phase of the audio and visual system upgrade for the council members, however he felt it was appropriate City Council chambers. They also accepted a change to draft a resolution as a way to honor Holloway for order for the project. Executive assistant Daneka Keith everything she had done for the city. said the change order included additional cabling and During staff reports, City Manager Albert Tripp soldering services, introduced interim Public Works Director Ross Dun- "This will keep us from having to replacing the fee. Dunfee was a professional engineer and worked cables," Keith said. in Public Works before he retired. Deputy Mayor Kevin Richey asked about feed- "I heard Airway Heights was looking for assis- back from residents who watch the City Council tance and I decided to jump on board," Dunfee said. meetings from home. Keith said feedback for the Al Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.com. Photo by A1 Stover HOW may Arbor Day planting ; we serve you? Ai ay Heights Parks, Recreation ancl Community Services supervisor Andy G ardner (right)talks to several youth about the importance of Arbor Day before they begin planting a tree at Cleveland Park, We are available 24/7 for: April 24. Meal prep, light housekeeping Grocery shopping, errands Personal Care Medication Reminders Che Spoka Chapt Companionshil0 ney- ne er of Ice J e Floods .Transportation Institute planning lecture, field trip May 8-9 The Cheney-Spokane Chapter Through Crab Creek and Other and returns at 6 p.m. The Nixon of the Ice Age Floods Institute has several events coming up May 8-9. First, Dr. Gene Kiver will present a free, public lecture on Friday, May 8, at Eastern Washington University's JFK Library's auditorium on one of Washington's most spectacular canyons - the Grand Coulee. The lecture runs from 7 - 9 p.m., and is sponsored by Jackie Scholz, State Farm Insurance in Cheney, and the EWU De- partment of Geology. Contact Melanie Bell at (509) 954-4242 or iaficheneyspokane@gmail.com for more information. Saturday, May 9, join Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad on the field trip, "Investigation of the Com- plications of the Flood Story Flood Coulees." The trip will Agency Farmers Insurance, EWU take participants on a daylong Department of Geology and Ice journey to a place no Ice Age Age Floods Institute-Cheney- Floods Institute trip has been to Spokane Chapter sponsor the - through the Crab Creek Wa- field trip. Registration form, field tershed area and return via the trip information and liability Moses Coulee. form can be accessed at www. Riders will spend the day on iafi.org and at www.iceageflood- a deluxe bus tour to the Lower sewa.org. Grand Coulee to investigate the For more information contact complications of the Flood story field trip registrar Linda Long at in Central Washington. lindakl@centurytel.net or at (509) The bus leaves at 7:30 a.m., 235-4251. Spring plant sale coming May 1 6 The Gardeners of Cheney's annual "Spring Plant Sale" will be held Saturday, May 16, at Mitchell's Harvest Foods from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Raffle baskets, garden perennial flowers, veg- etables, containers plants and shrubs are for sale. 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