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Medical Lake joins Cheney for municipal court services


At its Aug. 19 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council passed an interlocal agreement with Cheney for providing municipal court services and facilities. The contract is effective Sept. 1.

Under the agreement, Cheney will provide administration, a clerk, a judge, bailiff and public defender services. Cheney will charge Medical Lake $48,000 annually. Cheney’s City Council subsequently approved the contract at its Aug. 26 meeting.

City Administrator Doug Ross explained that the city does not have a bailiff or a full-time court administrator. He added that there are concerns relating to buil...

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