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Week in review

Sat., Feb. 6, 2010

Spokane Valley Fire – Chief Mike Thompson reported that the money spent so far this year is up slightly because of sick leave payouts and the number of runs has increased one percent over this time last year. Commissioners heard a report on safety issues in the design of the new administration building to be built next to Station 8. Staff is going to look into elevating the building by about two feet and installing a concrete retaining wall so vehicles would not be able to drive into the building. The building will have backup power and communications, making it essential in case of a disaster.

Fairfield City Council – New Councilman Gary Gortsema was sworn in. The city plans to apply for a $2,500 Home Depot grant to update the game room at the Fairfield Community Center. Council members approved the 2010 law enforcement contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Two juveniles were arrested this week for vandalizing the bathroom and pump house in the city park. The person who reported the crime will receive a reward that was offered in conjunction with the ongoing vandalism problems at the park. (Source: City clerk Cheryl Loeffler)

Liberty Lake SCOPE – Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich attended the meeting and spoke about budget and staffing issues as well as the status of the Department of Emergency Management. (Source: President Tom Lundstrom)

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