By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Opposition delays Cheney connection charge increase


Last updated 3/26/2020 at 11:22am

CHENEY – A city proposal to increase the water system development charge paid by developers ran into a bit of opposition at the March 10 meeting of the City Council.

Developer Ryan Geschke took issue with the city’s plans — proposed after consultant’s study — to raise the amount developers pay as a one-time charge on a development as a condition of providing utility service. Geschke claimed the city was potentially following a “no-growth policy” by adopting rates that would put it above the city of Spokane when it came to installing a 1-inch residential connection and above Sp...

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