June 20, 2009 in Washington Voices

Applicants sought for council seat

From Local Reports

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley is taking applications for the City Council position Steve Taylor will vacate on June 30 to become city administrator in Connell, Wash.

The rest of the Spokane Valley City Council will appoint a successor on Aug. 4 who will serve until someone is elected in November. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton will announce a special filing period for the Nov. 3 general election.

Whoever wins the election will take over the remainder of Taylor’s term when the results are certified, probably on Nov. 24. Taylor’s term expires Dec. 31, 2011.

Applications for the City Council appointment must be hand-delivered or mailed to the city clerk’s office by 4 p.m. July 17. No e-mails or faxes will be accepted, and applicants must have lived in the city at least a year.

The City Council plans to select finalists for personal interviews.

Application forms are available on the city’s Web site, www.spokanevalley.org, or at City Hall. For more information or to receive a form by mail, call (500) 688-0177.

Completed forms should be delivered to Chris Bainbridge, Spokane Valley City Clerk, 11707 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 106, Spokane Valley, WA 99206.

John Craig

Road work to cause detours,

SPOKANE VALLEY – Construction will begin Monday morning on a project to rebuild the intersection of Sprague Avenue and McDonald Road with concrete.

City officials said that, starting at 7 a.m., McDonald Road will be closed to through traffic in both directions. Motorists will be detoured onto Evergreen Road at McDonald’s intersections with Fourth and Broadway avenues.

There will still be access to businesses in the construction area, but city officials encouraged other motorists to avoid the area until the construction ends around Aug. 1. When the work is finished crews will start a similar project at Sprague and Evergreen.

Also, city officials warned, resurfacing of Sprague Avenue, between University and Evergreen roads, will begin in mid-July. Most of that work is to be done at night, but daytime lane restrictions are likely.

John Craig

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