In brief: Station 6 will be completed this year
SPOKANE VALLEY – The construction of Spokane Valley Fire Department’s Station 6 on East Sprague Avenue near Thierman Road will be completed this year, said Deputy Chief Larry Rider at a fire commissioner meeting on Monday.
There were concerns about whether the truck bay floor and parking lot could be completed before winter weather set in – if one of the two wasn’t finished the department would not be able to move in. Both the asphalt parking lot and concrete floor are in, Rider said.
The estimated completion date is now Dec. 15. Some tasks, such as finishing a brick wall in the parking lot, will have to wait until spring, Rider said. “It’s not going to be completely done,” he said. “There will be some weather-related issues.”
In other business, a public hearing was held on the department’s proposed 2013 budget. Revenues, mostly from property taxes, are projected to be $31.1 million. Expenses are projected to be $30 million, with the $1.1 million difference added to the department’s reserves. No construction projects are planned for 2013 and the only major equipment purchase will be a new brush truck.
Hardware store hosts motocross racer
SPOKANE VALLEY – Chris Howell, a Spokane native and motocross/supercross racer, will visit Peters Hardware, 12118 E. Sprague Ave., on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Howell has been racing since age 4 and will begin his sixth racing season in the professional circuit in January. Local residents will have an opportunity to meet Howell, hear his story and help him gain community support.
To learn more about Howell visit chrishowellracing.com.
Turkey bingo Sunday at St. Mary’s
SPOKANE VALLEY – The St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus will have its annual Turkey Bingo on Sunday in the parish hall at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road, at 2 p.m.
The family event will include games for all ages and refreshments available for purchase.
Cost is six bingo cards for $5 or $1 each.
Child care at TAC for Black Friday
SPOKANE VALLEY – Theater Arts for Children will provide child care for Black Friday shoppers on Nov. 23.
Children ages 5 and older can spend time at the studio from 5 a.m. to noon, at 2114 N. Pines Road, while their parents shop. Cost is $15 per child. Theater Arts is also in need of a few teenagers to help out with the event.