By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Council OKs saving for another fire truck

Some of levy lid lift funding to be set aside for ladder truck instead of public safety personnel


Last updated 12/9/2019 at 2:34pm

CHENEY – Faced with a decision on which one or more of eight department requests to fund out of general fund revenues, the City Council instead elected to put money into an account proposed by the Mayor’s Office.

At a special budget meeting on Dec.2 to provide what Finance Director Cindy Niemeier said was “guidance and direction” on the final parts of the 2020 budget, the council agreed to take the safe route and not spend money on law enforcement, fire and municipal court positions. Instead, they elected to take $100,000 of $263,000 in leftover revenues from the levy lid lift and p...

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