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Airway Heights council reappoints Richey deputy mayor


The Airway Heights City Council began their new year by reappointing a familiar face to the council.

During the Jan. 6 regular meeting, the council appointed Kevin Richey as the deputy mayor to the city for another two years. Councilwoman Tanya Dashiell nominated Richey for the position while Councilman Steven Lawrence seconded it. The council unanimously approved the nomination.

Richey had been serving as the deputy mayor since 2013. He has served on the City Council as a councilman. He has previously worked for the Spokane Transit Authority and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Prior to the reappointment of Richey, the council approved the Recovery Well Development. City Manager Albert Tripp explained the proposal was a staff request to accept the Recovery Well Development Phase as completed.

The council was presented with Ordinance C-822. Tripp mentioned that the ordinance would amend certain statutes of Airway Heights Municipal Code Chapter 15.02 Organization and Enforcement. Tripp explained that the ordinance would allow a designee to sign a certificate of authenticity for documents for the completion of projects.

Tripp added the ordinance allows the people involved with the projects to be closer to the process. Mayor Patrick Rushing told the council if they had any questions about the ordinance to come talk to him. Rushing mentioned the council would make a motion to approve the ordinance at the next meeting.

Rushing adjourned the meeting and wished the council a Happy New Year. He said he looks forward to 2014.

“I’m sure we have a lot of work to do this year, but not this night,” Rushing said.

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