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Property purchase on Spokane Valley agenda

The Spokane Valley City Council is set to have another discussion on the possible purchase of property at Sprague and Herald during tonight's council meeting, but no decision will be made. Parks and Recreation director Mike Stone will be presenting several options for a park on the land with and without a new library. The Spokane County Library District wants to use part of the property for a new library, but can't afford to purchase the entire site.

Other items on the agenda include the award of the bid of the Sprague Avenue reconstruction project, a motion on street preservation funding, the second reading of a special event permit ordinance and the first reading of a sign code ordinance. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. 

Today’s highlights

Cemetery Director Richard Cesler, far right, reads the names of veterans from Washington who did not receive funeral honors. SR photo/Colin Mulvany

It's Thursday, which means another edition of the Valley Voice has hit porches across Spokane Valley. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has a story today on the monthly Veterans Memorial Tribute Program held at the Eastern Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. The ceremony gives formal honors to veterans who did not receive the honors at their own funerals for whatever reason.

The Spokane Valley City Council spent a fair amount of time Tuesday complaining about a recent story and editorial on a possible conflict of interest due to the close ties some council members have to Jack Pring, the owner of property the city is considering purchasing. After their digression from the agenda, the council decided to move forward with the purchase by preparing a conceptual site plan for the property and negotiating a letter of intent to purchase.

The city recently launched new permit software that has opened up a whole new realm for how employees can track and process permits. There are also plans to open up information to the public by this summer. And if you are looking for something to do this weekend, Lisa has information on the play “Did Someone Say Murder?” being put on by the East Valley High School drama department.

Animal control, property on agenda

There are a couple of interesting items on the Spokane Valley City Council agenda for tonight. Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke is expected to be there to present information on a new regional animal control concept and the council is also scheduled to discuss the possible acquisition of property on East Sprague across from the old University City Mall. The police chief will also be there to discuss charitable solicitations in public right of way. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague, if any of those topics interest you.

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