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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Putting a hold on block grants


Last updated 10/15/2020 at 8:57am

CHENEY – City officials are planning to hold off for now on making a specific application for Community Development Block Grant funding from Spokane County.

Public Works Director told the Planning Commission during a public meeting on the program on Monday, Oct. 12, that the city didn’t apply for any money from the program last year out of concern for funding levels in the Water Department reserve accounts. That remains true this year, with Cheney taking steps to replenish those levels through rate increases and fee restructuring.

The city has been relatively successful over the years i...

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