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No action on 6-year road plan

A resolution to adopt the city of Liberty Lake’s six-year transportation improvement plan didn’t pass Tuesday night after the City Council ran out of time and didn’t approve a motion to extend its meeting.

The plan is a list of road construction priorities in the event grants become available. City Clerk Ann Swenson said Councilman Ryan Romney was uncomfortable with one of the items on the list which had to do with the downtown corridor and a lengthy discussion followed.

Since a motion had been made and no decision had been made, the resolution failed. Swenson said it will come back to the council at a later meeting.

The council also met the city’s new golf professional, Chris Johnson, and new Finance Director Randall Stevenson took the oath of office.

Department heads in the city also introduced their staff members at the meeting.

“It was good to put names with faces,” Swenson said.

Meeting staff was a result of the human resources audit conducted recently by the city. Mayor Wendy Van Orman presented an organization chart of the chain of command, but a big chunk of that chart is still pending the election in November, when voters will decide if they want a city administrator.

That initiative is on the ballot of the Nov. 8 election.

The Liberty Lake City Council will meet again at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at City Hall.


 

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