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Thursday, November 22, 2012 Free Press Page 9 Cheney budget continued from page 1 service to the Maverick convenience store eration and maintenance with 29 percent cases - up from $46,400 to $54,000 - offset and the new Cheney Middle School. in salaries and benefits, 15 percent capital cuts in the Mayor's Office, $409,000 from ministration. Capital expenses increase Projects for 2013 in the $877,000 bud- and 12 percent debt service. $416,000 and the council's legislative bud- $309,710 to $877,000 while salaries and get item include another underground Individually the transportation divi- get, $82,200 from $86,300 in 2012. benefits in the nine-person department secondary in the Caldwell addition, a sion budgeted revenues and expenses at Some of the public defender costs have rose 1.76 percent -$1,009,800- and main- re-conductor feeder - $325,000 - and a $898,600, water at $1,167,300, solid waste beenoffsetbyreceipt of a$15000 grant. City tenance and Operations expenses drop potential remodel of the city council and at $1,305,600, wastewater $2,995,200 Administrator Arlene Fisher noted library 6.51 percent to $1,587,300. mayor's conference rooms, something with the shop budget at $105,200 and maintenance was trimmed from $7,000 to Cheney's October-September power Noland believes will bring some energy the department administration expen- $3,000 mainly because some major mainte- bills have increased steadily each year savings to the city if approved,ditures at $366,100, about 78 percent of narce work has already been done and only under the tiered system imposed in 2008, Revenues and expenses for the Pub- which is salaries and benefits. Funded $1,200 had been spent so far this year. with the most significant jump of just tic Works Department are budgeted at capital requests were continuation of the Fisher said the city would be chal- over 10 percent taking place between $6,838,000 in 2013; a reduction of about residential street preservation project, a lenged in 2013 with providing the level 2011-2012. Conversely the department's $1 million department director Todd water main project using Community of service expected by its citizens while annual net income over the same period Ableman said resulted from the comple- Development Block Grant funds and seeing less money from the state as a has decreased from a high of $1.2 million tion of several capital projects, including, eight projects at the wastewater treatment result of such things as the privatization in 2009 to just over $400,000 in 2012. the extension of Simpson Parkway now plant including a bioshdge conveyor of liquor sales. "This trend is important to watch known as Mike McKeehan Way. belt replacement, replacing the HVAC "Convenience may be good for some," because we see our margin shrinking," Most of the department's revenues system in the operations building and she said. "For us it's a significant loss of Noland told the council, will come from wastewater, 39 percent, pre "hminary engineering for replacing the revenue for the services we provide." The department has accomplished a with transportation at 22 percent, solid plant's headworks building. The council conducted a second read- number of capital projects in 2012 such waste 19 percent and water 17 percent. Finally the city's Administration Divi- ing only of the budget ordinance, defer- as replacing 30 older power poles in the Fifty-five percent of revenue is derived sion budgeted an increase of $2,000 over ring final passage of the $23,229,000 2013 system with new ones, installing 150 from rate charges, with 17 percent in 2012, up from $860,500 to $862,500. In- budget until after a final public hearing new electrical meters, replacing several beginning cash, 9 percent in taxes and 6 creases totaling $16,200 in LEOFF employee at its next council meeting, Nov. 27. transformers and primary and second- percent in miscellaneous fees. long term care costs - up from $116,00 to John McCalhm can be reached at ary residential feeders and installing new As for expenses, 44 percent go to op- $124,600- and public defender and conflict j~.com. Council continued from page 1 to discuss it before a final tionhelpstocompleteeach ate more public stock for vote. Other contracts are on client's paperwork, various citizens in Airway vided to its residents. The the table as well, including Mayor Patrick Rushing Heights," city attorney city of Spokane chose to not membership in Greater said the Joint Land Use Stanley Schwartz said. provide funds to the organi- Spokane Incorporated. Study memorandum of The City Council also zation, and has city residents Project Access' budget understanding group met approved the bid award receiving over $3 million in last year was 6 percent for its final Kme, inaneffort for a 2013 Polaris Ranger, provided medical services, smaller from the previous to create a land-use docu- for use primarily at the "Our value of services year, and is taking another ment for the city. TheCity wastewater treatment last year was over $7 mil- 20 percent reduction in Council will take'a look at plant. It would also be lion," Taylor said. 2013. The cuts are being the document in its next used throughout the city Based on its budget achieved largely through meeting. Airway Heights to help move snow off situation, Airway Heights reductioninstaffhoursand has worked to remainpro- sidewalks and other small looked into not providing shifting duties around, tective of Fairchild Air areas. Coming in at a bid funding for 2013, but will Clients using Project Force Base throughout the of $12,452.13, the vehicle look at its budget later Access typically reduce the discussions, which began doesn't draw funds from next year once sales tax no-show rate for appoint- earlier this year. the city's current expense revenues arrive. The city ments down from 30 to 4 "The whole idea is to budget, and is instead is facing a tight budget percent. In addition, health get more multi-family in funded through other ac- heading in to next year, and care providers save in the there in order to enhance counts related to the treat- has another public hearing long run as the organiza- the urban density and cre- ment plant. Also approved was a proved at the meeting. The $70,000 contract for ser- $11,000 contract costs $1 vices with Barr-Tech in perhour, with a12 percent 2013 for transportation and administrative fee and lasts beneficial use of biosolids, through Sept. 30, 2013. Barr-Tech takes the solids A second public hear- produced at the wastewa- ing of the 2013 budget will ter treatment plant at a rate take place at the next City of $49.50 per wet ton and Council meeting, Dec. 3 delivers it to its location at 5:30 p.m. in the council near Sprague, Wash. chambers. Another contract with James Eik can be reached the Department of Correc- at james@cheneyfreepress. tions work crew was ap- com. 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