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I CHENEY FREE PRESS I Thursday, October 8, 2015 NEWS FROM STAFF AND NEWS REPORTS Fairways group's annual food drive a success The Fairways Ladies Club received $1,339 in monetary donations to go with boxes of food during their seventh annual Food Drive at the Fairways Golf Course in West Terrace. Club member Ceci Richardson Said they undertook several initiatives to generate donations. The club sent letters to area golf organizations challenging them to meet or beat the club's donation of $100. Those dona- tions along with checks from individuals enabled the Fairways Ladies Club to forward $661 to the Cheney Food Bank and $678 to 2nd Harvest. During the drive time period Sept. 14 - 28, indi- viduals bringing four items of non-perishable food to the Fairways course received a 50 percent discount on greens fees. That, and flyers Richardson said they dis- tributed to residences in West Terrace led to the group filling five large barrels full of canned vegetables and fruit and other boxes of foods. Anyone who receives such a call is urged to hang up and contact the Sheriff's Department at (509) 477-2240. Woman dies after 1-90 accident A Lakewood, Wash. woman succumbed to injuries she sustained in a single-car rollover accident that took place Sept. 25 on Interstate 90 seven miles west of Cheney. Kathy R. Tuttle, 61, was a passenger in a 1990 Mitsubishi pickup driven by Thomas J. Tuttle, 64, of Auburn, Wash. that was eastbound when Thomas Tuttle fell asleep near milepost 262. The vehicle, which was towing a trailer, left the roadway to the left, overcorrected and went off the roadway to the right where it rolled. Both Tuttles were transported to Providence Sa- cred Heart Medical Center in Spokane where Kathy Tuttle eventually died of her injuries on Sept. 28. Washington State Patrol has charged Thomas Tuttle with second-degree negligent driving. Medical Lake man injured in 1-90 collision A Medical Lake man was one of two people injured when he was caught up in a five-vehicle collision Tues- day morning, Oct. 6, on interstate 90 in Spokane. About 5:46 a.m. a Toyota Camry driven by Carrah C. Goble of Wenatchee was westbound in the 1-90 eastbound lanes near the Division Street off ramp when she struck a 2009 GMC SUV driven by Jon D. Hartman of Spokane head on. Hartman's vehicle was forced into a 1974 Volkswagen two-door driven by Ronald L. Morrison, 39, of Medical Lake, which in turn rolled and ejected Morrison: A fourth vehicle was damaged when it struck the debris from the first three vehicles, and a fifth vehicle, a 1997 Freightliner tractor and trailer, was damaged when it struck Hartman's SUV. Hartman and the driver of the fourth vehicle, Toby L. Parker, 45, of Spokane, were both transported by ambu- lance to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, County warns of jury duty scam Spokane County Superior Court is warning the public about a scam in which victims are accused of failing to report for jury duty. The court has fielded numerous inquiries from people saying they received a call from someone claiming to be an officer or sheriff's deputy represent- ing the court. The caller claimed an arrest warrant was issued for failing to appear then tells the potential victims to pay up to $1,500 with a cashier's check to cover the warrant. In a news release, Spokane Superior Court Ad- ministrator Ronald Miles said the court does not call people or issue warrants in these matters, and court officers will never ask for a payment or personal information. The jury duty scam is common. According to the FBI, victims are caught off-guard by the threat of arrest and are willing to give personal information to defuse the situation. The scammers then use Lhat information to steal a person's identity or empty a bank account, for example. Construction to begin on Salnave Glen Apartments City of Cheney officials have said the Depart- ment of Natural Resources has grafited a forest practices application to a developer seeking to build a 72-unit apartment complex on First Street near Presley Drive. In an August determination of mitigated non- significance on the $7 million project, city officials determined there would be no "probable signifi- cant adverse impact on the environment" as long as certain mitigation procedures are followed. One of those carried the requirement of obtaining a forest practices application from the state Department of Natural Resources in order remove a stand of trees that covers almost all of the parcel considered for development. In an Oct. I email, city planner Brett Lucas said DNR had granted the developer, Salnave Glen, LLC, the forest practices application, and that construction could begin soon on the site. Salnave Glen's Jeff Johnson said they hope the project is completed and opened by August 2016 ncil continued from page 1 Those changes indude removing the whole munic- to a future work session ipal code section on mari- the city's proposed ordi- juana collective gardens. nance C-846 amending "We will not be per- the municjpal code re- mitting.those at all," garding medical canna- Braaten said. bis standards in Airway Council also unani- Heights. The ordinance mously approved switch- originally receivedapub- ing its information tech- lic hearing atthe Aug. 12 n01ogy contract from meeting, and a required Contineo to Cycrest. first reading at the Sept. The city contracted with 5 meeting. Contineo for IT services Senate Bill 5052, en- last year, but after en- acted by Washington's gaging in the con :ract, Legislature this year, re- accounting/city clerk quires the medicalcann t- Addam Janke told the bis industry to conform to council issues came up, the same standards and and after meeting with guidelines as those for company officials, it was recreational marijuana determined that the best by July 1, 2016. Because course of action was find some of these changes a new IT provider. came out after Airway Cycrest was a close Heights' first reading of second in the bidding the ordinance, and the process, and when con- fact the city has no oper- tacted expressed inter- ating medical cannabis est in working with the dispensaries, Develop- city and providing more ment Services Director information regarding Derrick Braaten told the amending its service plan council they were elect- and a realignment of the ing to return the ordi- City's equipment. nance to a future work During the citizen session in order for the comment period, Air- council to debate and way Heights resident discuss alterations to the Aspen Monteleone ap- ordinance, proached the council and asked them to revisit had the main line, likely the possibility of chang- during development. ing the city's municipal Dunfee said the pipes code to allow residents had been crushed and to have chickens within improperly bedded, but city limits. Monteleone upon further examina- previously brought the tion, he found the city's suggestion forward last municipal code dictated year, but never heard that homeowners were $ . anything after a survey responsible for hnes run- was done by the city. ning from their homes to Richey said counci!main lines even if those and staff would be in- lines were in the public terested in looking at the right of way. matter again, and would "That seems improper bring it up in a future to me," Dunfee said, add- study session, ing that he went ahead Finally, as one of his and sent a city crew out last official acts as interim to fix the problem. public works director, Dunfee said that the consultant Ross Dunfee municipal code should challenged the council on be restructured so that a issue most likely didn't these water and sewer know existed, water lines were owned During the staff re- and maintained by the ports portion of the meet- city, something most ing, Dunfee informed municipalities do, and them of a recent incident not by private property at a residence on Molly owners. 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