December 27, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 36

Cheney City Council concludes 2012 business – quickly

Cheney’s City Council meeting Thursday Dec. 20 set a record that might stand for quite a while.

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At one minute, 44 seconds it was likely the shortest council meeting ever held, with only one item addressed before adjournment – paying the bills.

The meeting had been moved from its normal fourth Tuesday of the month, which this December falls on Christmas Day, to last Thursday by council vote at the Nov. 27 meeting. However the city issued a “Notice of Meeting Continuation” to reconvene the Dec. 11 meeting, something Mayor Tom Trulove did in calling the meeting to order.

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