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In brief: West Valley School Board certifies million levy

SPOKANE VALLEY – The West Valley School Board certified its levy during its Nov. 13 meeting.

The district will collect $7,485,628 from taxpayers in 2014 – $354,372 less than approved by voters in 2012.

When the levy was on the ballot last year, state levy equalization funding was in question. Districts around the area added the extra funds to their levies in case the funds were cut. The state didn’t cut levy equalization, so West Valley won’t collect the higher amount from taxpayers.

Fairfield delays marijuana sales

FAIRFIELD – The town of Fairfield enacted a six-month moratorium on marijuana businesses during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

“At this time, we felt Fairfield wasn’t quite ready for folks to set up shop selling marijuana,” Mayor Pro Tem Brian Kauffman said. “Knowing how the council feels, we are probably going to indefinitely delay the selling of marijuana inside the city limits.”

The moratorium will be reviewed in six months and Kauffman said the council will probably vote to extend it if members can.

“I don’t know if we can keep doing that,” he said. “That’s one of the things we’re looking at. As long as there is an option to delay it, we’ll take it.”

Fairfield subject of WSU Extension study

FAIRFIELD – The town of Fairfield has been the subject of a research project by the Washington State University Extension.

The group has been studying how the physical attributes of a town can influence health and quality of life. A meeting is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main St., to discuss the results of their research.

Up to $2,500 is available to the town for a project that will help the town become a healthier place to live.

A free dinner will be served during the meeting. Those planning to attend are asked to make reservations by calling Deputy Clerk Jeannie Jesseph at (509) 283-2414 or sending an email to


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