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NEWS CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, June 18, 2015 I 9 9 Lt e s i- e I, S e t- O [1 L- L- g e 3, L- f, .C n n )l t- Airway Heights to bring levy in By AL STOVER would have gone towardFireChiefMitchMetzger opted a list of goals for and bonds,', Metzger said. meetings to provide edu- Staff Reporter paying for increased EMS said this year's proposed 2015-16, one of those being "We thought it was a bet- cation On the levy, as well The city of Airway services, as well as new levy is the same amount as the enhancement of public ter idea to wait until No- as answer questions from Heights is planning to re- equipment and personnel, the one last year. safety services in Airway vember to reintroduce the residents. introduce the emergency The levy failed to reach "Our needs didn't Heights. Metzger said the levy." "Some of the City medical services (EMS) the supermajority vote by change," Metzger said.levy is one avenue thatCity Administrator A1- Council have offered to levy in the Nov. 3 general 2,percent 157.13-42.87). "Over 80 percent of the will pay for those types bert Tripp said one reason host town hall meetings election. In 2001, Airway Heights calls we run are medical of services. He added that the levy failed was because at their house and have In 2014, the city pro- proposed a six-year EMS calls. The levy will help the city decided to wait to the city did not provide us come talk to residents posed a six-year levy that levy on property owners pay for equipment and reintroduce the levy until enOUgh education to rest- there," Metzger said. would have increased thatwouldcosth0centsper personnel." after the February and dents on the needs of the At Stover can be reached property taxes 25 cents $1,000 of assessed property Since the November April specialelections. Fire Department. Metzger at al@chen eep ss.com. per $1,000 assessed value, value. That ballot measure election, staff and City"With those elections said he and his crew plan raising about $114,000 that also failed. Council created and ad- you had the different taxes to attend local town hall Airway Heights ByAL STOVER s f/R po er The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its Monday meeting. Council approved amend- ments to the job descriptions of both the public works director and building inspector positions. City Manager Albert Tripp explained that the changes in the public works director position were to reflect the current updates of the department and the devel- council approves job description changes opments the city has undergone in the last few years, specifically the additions of the wastewater treatment facility and the Trans- portation Benefit District. Development Services Director Derrick Braaten said the changes to the building inspector's position include two years of related con- struction, with at least one year of field inspection experience, and ei- ther ICC commercial or residential building inspector certification "Commercial building certifica- tion would be preferred/" Braaten said. "They'U have up to 12 months to be certified in both areas." Council approved the refor- mation of the Government Build- ing Committee to research park facilities construction. During public comment, Air- way Heights resident Karen In- man informed council that she stopped a dog from attacking her niece. When Inman called the Police Department and requested an officer to come and catch the dog, she was told that she "had to catch the dog herself." Deputy Mayor Kevin Richey explained that the city has a con- tract with Spokanimal for animal control services. 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