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Page 6 Free Press Thursday, December 18, 2008 Decision comes after residents complain to police about excessive speeding By DAVID TELLER department met again with resi- went live in November. Campbell Staff Reporter dents to explain their findings and saidresidents" won't nohce" a dif- After a few meetings and propose a solution, ference when they call because some ideas were exchanged, the Cmdr. Rick Campbell credits it's an identical system to what residents of Simpson Parkway officer Campbell with coordinat- the county uses. The difference is will soon get the changes they ing all of the meetings between within the department. wanted in order to reduce the the Simpson Parkway residents"It's a totally new phone sys- speeding and racing problems in and the Police Department. tem," Campbell said. their neighborhood. Sector policing paid off again Automatic Number Identi- According to the CheneyPolice elsewhere. Officer Justin Hobbs fication and Automatic Loca- Department November Month- met with several apartment man- tion Identification (ANI/ALI) 1 y A c c o u n t- is an applica- ability Review"We're narrowing the street by paint to allow tion designed (MAR), officer to complement Zeb Campbell for parking on both sides of the street to forcethe 911record- resolved their cars to slow into the area." er system by traffic and road Cmdr. Rick Campbellattaching call striping issue records with successfully, location and "We're narrowing the street by agers regarding their trouble ten- number information. paint to allow for parking on both ants. Hobbs created a newsletter Campbell said with the ANI/ sides of the street to force cars to reminding people about how to ALI data package, even if the slow into the area," Cmdr. Rick be a good neighbor, about noise caller hangs up before the op- Campbell said. ordinances and the parking ordi- erator answers the information He said this spring, the Street hence for snow removal, is transferred to 911 operators. Department will remove current In other MAR news, the Police Campbell added that the new striping on Simpson Parkway and Department met with Eastern system also comes with a built rest-ripe it, allowing parking on Washington University athletics in teletypewriter (TTY) for the the western most half from North director Bill Chaves for assistance hearing impaired. The previous Sixth Street to A1 Ogden Way. in curbing incidents involving system used to consist of 10 pieces As part of the sector-policing basketball and football play- of equipment. Now it's consoli- program, Officer Zeb Campbell ers after numerous fights and dated into one. (no relation to Cmdr. Rick Camp- a shooting in Four Lakes. The The department budget contin- bell) organized a meeting with shooting incident started there ues to come in under the allotted residents to determine the issue and then came into Cheney. amount. Campbell saidthoughlast after complaints were made. The Campbell said a lot of the fights November's fuel bill had not been department worked for three not only start at parties, but also received at the time of the MAR months on traffic controls, traffic local bars too. printing, the department is still in count and emphasis patroIs. The The new 911 phone system good shape. The department has exhausted 82.6 percent of its over- is factored in with the Decem- year, which is precisely where he all expenditures with 91.7 percent bet fuel bill, Campbell said the wanted it to be. of the year elapsed, department will be very close David Teller can be reached at When the November fuel bill to the 100 percent mark for the Mmmm, cookies! Owl Pharmacy cashier Alyssa Early, left, gives Brooklynn White, 8, her choice of cookies after getting a stocking filled on Dec. 13 with candy during Winterfest hosted by downtown Cheney Merchants. Cheney fills vacancies on city government commissions Vance Youmans will grace the Retired officer and history teacher to join ........ . . DayWarandismultilingual.Hehas I ~a TheSe?hal-Hole Music Store since 1974 ~stonc rreservanon v,omm~slon lived inCheneysince2000. ] ~~, CelaeHarps, w/Case from-$1,199 planning and historical l eservation commissions at its January meeting Youma "i have always harbored a very I~~ By DAVID TELLER resume, Grover cites experience Staff Reporter leading a "multi-organizational In January, two commissions in team providing direct support to Cheney city government will have the Iraqi government and created two new faces: Spokane Falls Corn- a vision, mission and strategic ob- munity College history instructor jectives for the country's tourism Vance Youmans and senior naval industry." administrator, Lt. Cmdr. Christo- "I was impressed by his resume, pher Grover. Gainer said. "He's a fresh new sight, The two city government com- a fresh new thinking on the com- missions, Cheney Planning Corn- mission." mission and the Historic Iheserva- Gainer said he also liked Gro- tion Commission had vacancies ver's problem solving abilities. He since this fall and Cheney Mayor said Grover is someone "who takes Allan Gainer announced the ap- a problem head-on and tries to find pointments during the Cheney City a solution." Council meeting on Dec. 9. "He doesn't find what the prob- Grover, who is currently on lem is and dwell with it. He says, retirement leave, has separated 'OK, there's got to be a solution, let's from the U:S. Navy and returned to figure it out.'" Cheney. He will formally be retired Grover said he pursued an in- at the end of December after 22- terest in the Planning Commission and-a-half years of military service, because he is interested in serving As a 1986 graduate of Cheney High the city he loves. School, he enlisted in the Navy as a "I've loved it here since I was a clerk/executive assistant immedi- kid," Grover said. ately after high school and eventual- He added that he wants to get ly became an officer where he served a foot in the door and learn about in Army Gen. David Patraeus' staff, city government. Grover said his Patraeus is the multi-national forces naval experience carries over to the commander in Afghanistan. Planning Commission because he Grover was quoted in USA To- organized major changes at various day and MSNBC last summer speak- locations in his career where he put ing as a member of the Iraqi tourism together, strategic objectives, vision board to stimulate their economy, and mission plans. He added the effort was reaUy more Also later this year, Grover will about helping the Iraqis learn how be earning his master's of business to run their country, which, hesaid, administration degree from Touro they are still learning. University International (TUI), Gainer said he was intrigued which is a distance learning univer- by Grover's experience. On his sityfor military personnel. who teaches western civilization great interest in local history," You- and Pacific Northwest history is mans said in his letter of interest to an Eastern Washington University Gainer. graduate. He also has graduate stud- He wrote his master of arts thesis ies and a teaching certificate from on local the Hutterite Community: Cambridge University satellite "The Plough and the Pen," which campus in California. won the Eastern Washington State Youmans was born in Moscow, Historical Society's 1993 Joel E. Fer- Idaho, but was raised in South ris award for best work on Inland America, namely Bolivia, Colum- Empire history. bia and Brazil. 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