By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney council delays capital facilities plan

Addition of public safety study sought


Last updated 11/5/2020 at 12:05pm

CHENEY – For the second time, the City Council has postponed the third reading and final passage of the city’s capital facilities plan — with both postponements stemming from council members’ desires to call for additional studies.

The second postponement came after a proposal by Councilman Vince Barthels to conduct an “efficiency/effectiveness evaluation” of the city’s public safety, specifically police and fire departments. Barthels made the suggestion at the council’s Oct. 27 meeting, following a request by Councilman Paul Schmidt at the Oct. 13 meeting to add a $250,000...

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