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By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

Airway Heights City Council assigns committee roles


February 8, 2018

Airway Heights City Council members received their various committee assignments at their Feb. 5 meeting.

The ad hoc committees included finance, community and economic development, public works, public safety, governmental building, JLUS (joint land use study), comprehensive planning, lodging tax, investment and collective bargaining.

An ad hoc meeting is either called for one specific purpose, or in an impromptu way. There is no set time in meetings and there can randomly be one.

The other assignments included growth management steering, West Plains Chamber of Commerce, Spokane Regional Transportation Council, Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane Transit performance monitoring and external relations committee and Spokane Community Development Block Grant.

Every council member had to select a couple committees to serve on including stepping up to be an alternate if somebody could not make a certain meeting.

During council reports, Councilman Sonny Weathers talked about his passion to continue having talks with the Cheney School District about expanding into the Airway Heights area. He wants to have a full school system, kindergarten through 12th grade in the town.

“I think our case gets stronger as time goes on,” Weathers said.

City Manager Albert Tripp suggested the council have an advisory board meeting with the school district so that all their questions can be answered.

In citizen’s comments, Paul Freeman went over a list of subjects in front of the board. He went on to express appreciation to the city for its work on the recreation center but would like to see improvements and additions to parks around town.

Freeman also talked about pedestrian safety on Highway 2 and about the potholes around the city, especially one on 14th Street.

He ended his comments by encouraging people to read the Fairchild Air Force Base’s paper, The Fairchild Flyer, because it is the best way to learn about what is going on at the base.

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