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  • Government Almanac

    Nov. 23, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – SCRAPS director Nancy Hill made a presentation about providing animal control service to the town. She offered a three-year contract at $1,176 a year. A public …

  • Week in review

    Nov. 16, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council voted to apply for Community Development Block Grant funding for a waterline project in 2014. It also voted to set a new rental rate …

  • Week in review

    Nov. 2, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council went over the 2014 budget line by line. They also discussed the purchase of a new furnace for the post office. (Source: Town Clerk …

  • Week in review

    Oct. 19, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council voted to accept a bid for $1,250 to clean up a residence at 309 W. Lake St. A lien will be placed on the …

  • Week in review

    Oct. 5, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – An Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony is planned for Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. in Hart Park. The council discussed a yard waste day, but there is …

  • Fairfield City Council

    Sept. 21, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council discussed drainage issues along the west wall of the Community Center. A group of volunteers is scheduled to come to town today to help …

  • Week in review

    Aug. 24, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council discussed the contributions made by SCOPE volunteers in the area. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was in attendance. A representative from North by Northwest …

  • Week in review

    July 27, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council voted to relocate a light pole that was installed too close to the railroad tracks. The town’s free lunch program has been boosted by …

  • Week in review

    July 13, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council approved an agreement with the owners of Zythum Brewing Co. to use the kitchen in the Community Center to make food items two days …

  • Week in review

    May 18, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire Department Commissioners heard a presentation on the department’s swift-water rescue team. They voted to select ZBA Architecture as the department’s new architect. The commissioners also approved two …

  • Week in review

    March 16, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council heard reports of a sewer issue on North McNeil. They voted to approve hiring a consultant to do a cultural resource survey required for …

  • Week in review

    Feb. 23, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council discussed a tire collection event planned for April 27, the same day as the spring yard debris collection day. The council also discussed records …

  • Week in review

    Feb. 9, 2013 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council discussed a potentially dangerous dog and post office window hours. The window will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Plans …

  • Week in review

    Dec. 29, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council voted to approve a building permit for an addition to a home on Governor Moore Street and discussed a homeowner’s concern about having a …

  • Week in review

    Dec. 1, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council learned that the town has been awarded a $626,000 grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board to continue the Main Street rehabilitation project …

  • Week in review

    Nov. 10, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council discussed the East Main Street Rehabilitation projects and voted to release a partial payment to the contractor. A public hearing was held on Community …

  • Week in review

    Oct. 27, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V6 Fairfield City Council – Council members discussed the failing concrete in a driveway that was part of the Main Street Rehabilitation Project. An investigation showed that the rebar was not …

  • Week in review

    Oct. 6, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – There was a public hearing on the town’s proposed 1 percent property tax increase. The council then voted in favor of the increase, which will bring …

  • Week in review

    Sept. 22, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The town’s new summer lunch program was a success. Volunteers served 1,028 meals this summer. There was some discussion of applying for a grant to add …

  • Week in review

    May 19, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V3 Spokane Valley Fire Department – Four new recruits were sworn in. Brick work is supposed to start on Station 6 this week. The number of calls the department has responded …

  • Week in review

    April 28, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council took several votes, including awarding a sewer improvement project to Bowen Brothers in the amount of $77,125. A public hearing was held on proposed …

  • Week in review

    April 14, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire Department – Construction of the new administration building is substantially complete and landscaping will be added as weather permits. The department is slightly under budget so far …

  • Week in review

    April 7, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – There was more discussion on offering recycling in town and what Empire Disposal can offer residents. A draft water ordinance was also discussed. The council voted …

  • Week in review

    March 24, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council heard from a representative of Du-Mor Recycling, who said his organization might be able to provide free service for some recycling materials for residents. …

  • Week in review

    March 17, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire Department – The department’s new administration building is on track to be done at the beginning of April. The move-in date is expected to be April 12. …

  • Week in review

    March 3, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – A public hearing was held on a possible new recycling program through Sunshine Dispoal in the south Spokane County town. The council heard an update on …

  • Week in review

    Feb. 18, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council discussed a proposal from a landowner who would like to put in a U-pick fruit business and asked whether water lines could be extended. …

  • Week in review

    Jan. 21, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Rockford City Council – The council discussed a six-month recycling pilot project with other south Spokane County towns. (Source: Town clerk Darlene LaShaw)

  • Week in review

    Jan. 7, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – Mary Branon was elected mayor pro-tem for six months. The council willreview the town’s fees. Trash and tree limbs have been cleaned up from the parks. …

  • Week in review

    Dec. 24, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V3 Spokane Valley Fire Department – Commissioners discussed honoring deceased firefighter George Sly with a plaque in the new administration building. They heard an update on construction plans for Station 6. …