Council discusses garbage, water rates
August 16, 2012
By BECKY THOMAS
The Cheney City Council discussed the ongoing saga of solid waste disposal as well as potential changes to the water rate structure at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Public Works director Todd Ableman updated the council on the work of a regional committee to find alternatives to the current countywide waste disposal system.
Currently, Cheney's garbage is trucked to Spokane's Waste-to-Energy Plant, but that contract ends in 2014 and city leaders think they can find a lower price elsewhere. Many other jurisdictions in the county are considering changes,...