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By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

Recycle center door installation begins this summer


Last updated 4/11/2022 at 11:01am

CHENEY – Cheney’s recycle center is getting a new overhead door. Cheney city council unanimously voted on Tuesday, March 22 to approve resolution F-018 that allows Big Timbers Contractors to begin work on an overhead door installation project that is estimated to cost $27,890. The city has allotted $33,700 for the project to account for 10% of contingencies according to the project’s proposal.

“We’ve been attempting to do this for two or three years now,” Todd Ableman, Cheney public works director, said.

The 14-foot door will separate two large buildings at the recycle center which will allow the city to park a refuse truck in one of the bays. The project has taken some time to come to fruition because of the engineering challenges installing the door presents.

“The recycling facility actually has metal studs supported by straps, so it was kind of an engineering challenge right now,” Ableman said. “It’s a little bit complicated trying to get a contractor and then trying to get a continental door order— garage doors are a ways out.”

Big Timbers Contractors is set to complete the entire project that includes demolishing the area to make room for the 12 by 14-foot door and installing all of the necessary components to ensure the door works properly by opening and closing on demand.

Big Timbers Contractors is a local company based out of the Cheney/Spokane area and operates across the entire Inland Northwest.


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