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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, August 13, 2015 continued.from page 1 the depot, but also in the same Spanish- style architecture that makes the depot unique to the region and, at one time, eligible for inclusion on the National Park Service's National Registry of Historic Places. "And both of them (HansenYs grandfathers) arrived here by train," Mamanakis said. Mamanakis said Hansen wants to give back to the community by preserv- ing the train station. He also wants to see the community get behind the efforts to purchase, move and maintain it. To that end, the committee has identified several sites it considers ideal for purchase, although Mamana- kis declined to name them because it could impact any negotiations in favor of the property owner. Committee member John Taves said there had also been discussions with a property owner near the city's information ki- osk at First Street and Cheney-Plaza Road about donating land there, and with the owners of the Holiday Inn Express about hotel land. Taves, who is also a city council member, said he recently had the chance to discuss some grant op- portunities for the station with a representative from the State Office of Historical Preservation while he was attendipng the annual Associa- tion of Washington Cities convention in Wenatchee. Taves said SOS was strongly urged to seek a grant from the state office. "They're really into railroading," Taves said. "That would have to be a matching grant, but we have the matching funds." Mamanakis said the committee is finalizing its application for 501 (c) 3 non-profit Status that would create the Cheney Depot Society, the official organization that would oversee the depot. Right now those functions are under the Cheney Historical Museum umbrella, but will transfer to the Soci- ety once the application is complete. "SOS - Save Our Station is still our rallying cry," Mamanakis said. Finally, the committee needs more volunteers, as the tasks are growing larger than the current six members can manage. Mamanakis said they need volunteers with expertise or interest in many areas such as social media, publicity, fundraising and developing relationships with busi- nesses that could potentially locate to the depot once it is moved and refurbished. "There's something to fill every skill," she added. John McCallum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. unc continued from page 1. they would like to serve mayor's abilities. One officials. One option is to on," City Manager Albert states the mayor Can-adjust the mayor's salary. remove Rushing as the Tripp said. not make any written or The other establishes a city's representative on The Association of oral statements regarding salary committee that will the Spokane Regional Northeast Mayors will the city without receiv- look at compensation for Transportation Council appoint a representative ing advanced approvalelected officials. At the and Spokane Transit Au- for the Emergency Servic- from the Community and July 20 meeting, council thority Board. Council- es Communication Policy Economic Development asked Rushing to forfeit his man Steve Lawrence took Board vacancy. Coun- subcommittee. The other $2,(100 a month salary for over Rushing's position cil members will select removes his ability to ap- the remainder of his term. on the STA board. Rushing's replacement point members to various He refused to do so. "Staff has identi- on the other committees committees. Deputy Mayor Kevin fied times for meetings at a later date. He also presented two Richey explained that and council members Tripp presented res-options regarding salary the reason for the salary can look at what boards olutions that limit the adjustments for elected raise for elected officials, NEWS inic continued from page 1 serve 8,700 individuals on the West Plains who lack adequate means to pay for health services. "I anticipate there's a number of residents in Cheney who aren't receiv- ing any primary care at all," CHAS chief executive officer Aaron Wilson said. "It's (federal funding) a huge win for them." CHAS originally planned to open its 11th clinic in the Inland North- west in the 16,020 square foot former location of Jarms Ace Hardware on First Street sometime this fall, but was bypassed in first round funding awarded in May. WilsonWiser, said the immedi- said they are re-engag- ate goal is to get primary ing with local real estate medical care up and run- agents on facility options, ning in Cheney. hoping to secure those "We have 120 days as soon as possible and from today to open with "I anticipate there's a number of residents in Cheney who aren't re- ceiving any primary care at all. It's (federal funding) a huge win for them." CHAS CEO Aaron Wilson proceed with the clinicsome primary care servic- that will eventually pro- es, but it will take longer to vide medical, dental and fully impleinent the plan behavioral services, with dental pharmacy, CHAS's vice president etc.," Wiser wrote in an of behavioral health, Mike emafl. All total, Washington received seven awards amounting to $4,766,618 hat is anticipated't0 serve 22,762 new patients. In the first round of funding in May, the state received ..just two awards totaling $1,030,493 and serving 13,375 new patients. The second round of HHS funding, available through the federalAfford- able Care Act, amounts to $169 million, and will provide health care'to over 1.2 million patients at 266 new clinics in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. John McCal- lum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. AH firefighters respond to blaze on Lawson and 19th By AL STOVER ture fire around 4 p.m., started. Fire crews were Staff Reporter Aug. 5., near Lawson onthe scene for approxi- Firefighters from Air- Street and 19th Avenue mately 4 hours and 15 way Heights, Medical in Airway Heights. minutes. Lake, Fairchild Air Force According to Fire All sides of the home Base, Spokane and Spo- Chief Mitch Metzger, suffered damage, as did kane County Fire District the renters were out of the back porch. No civil- 10 responded to a struc- the house when the fire iansandfirefighterswere injured, however a dog perished in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under,investiga- tion. AI Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress. corn. Photos by A1 Stover Note-ables There was plenty of mu- sic in area last week. Abovet Kris Isherwood (left) a nd Matt Henson (center) joined Wade Tay- lor (dgl t) and the rest of 'q'he S ch-mediums" at a fundrai er at Jarms Ace Hardv are while Karen McColmick (right) per- forme at the weekly concert in Sutton Park. which took effect in 2009, the rc was to encourage quali- $1,000 fled people to run for of- " rice. In 2009, the mayor's other salary went from $500 el exp to $2,000 a month, thecil me deputy mayor from $300activit to $750 and council mere- city," bers $300 to $500. Richey AI also suggested reducing atal@, ayor's salary to a month. 'e could put that i1,000 toward trav- :nses that all coun- mbers can use for ies outside of the said. Stover can be reached :hene freepress.com.