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NEWS 19 Thursday, August 27, 2015 coati nued from page 1 The settlement allows the city to purchase the parcel of property for $2,339.62, which results in the entirewater main being on city property. The city agreed topay an additional $10,000 for all claims of loss relating to the dispute, for the detriment of the property, lost fencing materials, rental fees for equipment and other expenses the Kenny's incurred. "This settlement is something we've been waiting for, for a long time," City Adminis- trator Doug Ross said, "This is the error we found. We worked with the Kenny's to fix this and now the agreement is done." In other action items, council approved a second amendment to the site lease agreement between the city and T-Mobile. Ross said the company is requesting to install an additional microwave an- tenna on the city's water tower. According to the agreement, T-Mobile will pay the city an additional $100 to its trrent monthly payment of $1,500. Council approved a li- censing and services agree- ment with Tyler Technolo- gies to pay $91,191.50 for a new server and software. The city will also pay an annual maintenance fee of $8,285. "We've been looking at new software for a couple of years," Jennifer Hough, finance director, said. "The current software we are us- ing is costing the city more man hours, making errors and isn't doing things we need it to do. I think it's going to be good for the City." continued from page 1 kane Incorporated's Robin Toth on a plan to establish a port district in Spokane County. Toth, the vice president of business development for GSI, spoke of the ben- efits a port district can pro- vide and that without one, Hough added that the new server would allow the wastewater treatment plant and maintenance building to have access to the city's network. In water updates, Ross said the city had 42 resi- dents use over 70,000 gal- lons of water in July, 68 users less than In June. ncil "Our wells are doing well, but that doesn't mean we can't ease up," Ross said. "I do thank residents for what they're doin but we can't let up. We have to get through the rest of Au- gust and September, and possibly next summer." In public safety, the Fife Department responded to the county is lacking an important tool in attracting business. Formation of a port dis- trict allows the collection of additional tax dollars to fund both infrastruc- ture and business develop- meat. "Business has bought in, our job now is to edu- care the public." Toth said. " The proposed vote could come in 2017. Spo- kane County last faced the issue in 1984 and vot- ers turned the measure down by a 4-1 margin. Pau/De/aneycanbem hed at pdelaney@ epress. com. 64 calls, and Kulibert said August "is likely to beat that number." Assistant fire chief Corey Stevens commended the men and women in the Fire Depart- ment for their efforts. "We just brought on six new members to the Fire Department," Ste- vens said. "Three of those six have prior experi- ence." While the Medical Lake Fire Department helps other agencies in Spokane County, Stevens assured that the depart- ment only leaves when the city is safe. "The city is covered before the truck leaves the city limits," Stevens said. AI Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.com. n Fellowship I~~e~e,~.Friendly th rlgjqae.. LSingle-minded in devotion to God I ] ~n us this coming Sunday at 10 a.m ] i:i~; :;;~ [ ~ur Lakee,(Cheney SIJA Building). Pastors Kelth & Gall Jensen [ '\ , ,~, . www,weMplains-church,org.509~89-4848, BTRY ~: Scott Smghetthaus Every ddld deserves great vision for school! Now taking back to school eye exam appointments. 509-235"2010 Eye Exams-GlassesContacts in Cheney 1867 1st St LAWN & TREE CARE LAWN & TREE CARE LANDSCAPING West Plains K A R A T E iiii # ili ~" Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate " Adult & Junior Classes Classes Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Come in to register (or to observe a la~) Call 509.559.5432 "We Make Dirt Look Good" FULL LANDSCAPES & HARD$CAPES Re~aining Wc~l[s Paver Patios & Walkwoys Pondle~s Wcder Features "irrigation Design~ ]nstaJlation & Repair Sprink/c~r BJoWob/s & Sprir~ Tatrn-ons ! Grading/Leveling -Hydro-Seeding & Sod Concrete Flatwork & Curbing FULL LAWNCARE *Commercial & Res~dentiQI *Weekly Mowing .FerfiJizing,/Weed Control -Tree/Shrub Prunhlg "Aerating Fall & Spd ng Cleonup 15o9) 714-5331 Eontre!dcr #t)~[~,951F~ IBOW Landscape Materials Top Soil, Compost, @~ Beauty Rock, Bark &More Come check us out[ 15 Union Street Cheney WA 509-235-4511 West Plains Karate www,westplainM