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Page 12 Free Press Thursday, October 4, 2012 New sites continued from page 1 located on White Road, is considered a secondary site for minimum and medium security offend- ers, as well as medical and mental health-re- lated bookings. In total, it would have 624 beds, with room for an ad- ditional 256 beds in the future. A search for the site was made to find a location that allowed a horizontal construction model in addition to its potential for expansion. A previous siting process concluded developing at the downtown Spokane campus would create 782 beds, housing the existing jail, a booking area and community corrections center. The Spokane site would need to be built vertically. Costs for the 10 pro- posed sites will be evalu- ated during the 30-day re- view, and presented at the October public hearing. Now, the Medical Lake site is in the hands of the board of County Commissioners, Sparber said, undergoing a Urban Growth Area analysis. The current step in the siting process will look at the population densities in surrounding areas, site design possibilities, po- Contributed graphic by Spokane County The site contributed by Spokane International Airport (left) would provide potential energy savings by being located next to the Waste to Energy Plant on Geiger Boulevard. The site along Thomas Mallon Road (right) closer to the Medical Lake interchange was ranked second in the study. tential for associated de- velopment and proposed mitigation measures, in addition to others. Scores from the first and second analysis rounds will be added up, with the top three moving forward. Sites received for the functional analysis were rated on a score of one to five, five being the highest, in 12 categories affecting the location. Size and operating costs held the most weight of the categories. The 19-acre Geiger Bou- levard location, provided onland owned by Spokane International Airport, was rated the highest, scoring 175 points, receiving top scores for the capacity of surrounding public utilities and equitable distribu- tion. It also received good marks for site size, the surrounding environment, transportation capacity and operating costs. The second-highest score was earned by an- other privately-owned site just south of the air- port runway on West Electric Avenue and South Thomas Mallon Road in Spokane County. The 20-acre site received a score of 167, receiv- ing highest marks for site size, capacity of sur- rounding public utilities, having consistent exist- ing land use and being compatiblewith compre- hensive plans. Sites submitted from within the city of Air- way Heights held scores of 156 and 148, placing them in the middle of the pack. One is located at the gravel pit directly across from the state's Airway Heights Cor- rections Center, giving it lower marks on equi- table distribution. Currently, Spokane County is heavily con- sidering the Geiger Bou- levard site, submitted by Spokane International Airport. The county would save an estimated $3.2 million in capital and infrastructure costs if the Medical Lake site wasn't used, and allows a chance to save on ener- gy costs with a steam-to- energy process from the Waste to Energy Plant to heat a building. A full review of the potential sites, however, will bring all options to the table. Overall, the process is moving along, and has a number of potentially strong locations. "I'm happy to have 10 sites to evaluate," Sparber said. "They're all the right size, and I'm eager to see how it pans out." James Elk can be reached at james@chene~reepress. com. Electrical usage continued from page 1 as an Android mobile app, allows residents to add data on their residence, including upgrades to windows, appliances, insulation and more, to get a more accurate reading and individ;ualized tips. But Noland also hopes the program will help edu- cate young people about the basics of their energy bill. "A lot of students, this is their first apart- ment," Nolan said. "They might think, it'd be nice to have a light on when I come home, but they're not going to be back for 12 hours. They don't always think about the usage and its connection to their bill." Cheney customers received a notice about the new program in their utility bills this month, and Noland hopes the promise of a smaller bill will drive people to try out the program. He said the more people participate, the more benefits can be seen for everyone. At the end of the city's yearlong contract, for which they pay 10 cents per month for each customer that uses the program, he said the city would review whether it had helped residertts achieve conservation and lowered bills. Currently, the pro- gram just shows total monthly usage, but No- land hopes to eventu- ally track daily and even hourly usage to help people determine what's using energy.in their home during off-peak times, like late-night and daytime hours. If it works out, the city may add other utilities to the program. Residents with ques- tions about the pro- gram are encouraged to contact the city at 498-9230. Becky Thom- as can be reached at becky@cheneyfreepress. com. .... ::t't:~: i: '7":I-~˘ Contributed by Cheney Light Department An example of the city of Cheney's new residential electrical usage page is shown above. 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