October 31, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 28

Parks budget keeps director position

When it comes to the coming year for Cheney’s Parks and Recreation, the concerns might not be budgetary, but administrative.

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The biggest change in 2014 is the departure of Paul Simmons, Parks and Recreation director since the department was re-established in 2004 after citizen approval of a taxing measure the previous year. Simmons has accepted a similar position with the city of Olympia, a much larger department than Cheney’s, and will leave the city’s employ Nov. 9.

In an Oct. 10 Cheney Free Press story, Mayor Tom Trulove said the city intends to not fill Simmons position immediatel...

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