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Cheney Public Works budget looks at 2019 work

Permit valuations largest in years, water and sewer projects cited as need for fee increases


Last updated 12/6/2018 at 5:04pm

One of the biggest accomplishments for Cheney’s Public Works Department in 2018 comes from the building department in the form of construction permit valuations — an amount topping $82.1 million, making it the most profitable in valuations in the past five years.

That figure, however, is largely attributed to the almost $77.8 million in commercial permits, and those stem from two major entities in the city: Cheney School District and Eastern Washington University.

“We’re still dealing with the PUB (EWU’s Pence Union Building), and then the ISC (Interdisciplinary Science Center) ca...

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