March 28, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 49

Power line clearance work gets council OK

Approving a contract for pruning and removing trees along the city’s electrical distribution system was the only action item on the Cheney City Council’s short agenda Tuesday night.

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Light Department Director Joe Noland told the council that eight bid packages had been prepared and sent out to qualified contractors, and only two responded with proposals, with the low bid submitted by Davey’s Tree Service of Kennewick. Davey’s bid $4,770 a week, $5,184.99 with tax added. Noland said the amount was about $500 more per week than last year, but after doing some more historical checking,...

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