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  • Week in review

    Nov. 19, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council voted to grant permission for a wireless broadband pole to be installed on property used by the Fairfield Library. The council discussed the Main …

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    Nov. 5, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The city council voted to approve a pruning contract with Inland Tree Service and approve a 1 percent property tax increase for 2012 that will collect …

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    Oct. 29, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire Department – Commissioners gave their approval for an emergency purchase of filler dirt for the administration building construction site. Preparations are under way to install signs as …

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    Oct. 15, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire Department – Commissioners voted to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the department’s battalion chiefs and the 2012 base wage and benefit schedule for non-uniform employees. The …

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    Oct. 8, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Rockford City Council – The council hosted an Association of Washington Cities meeting for the small towns in the area. A public hearing on proposed Community Development Block Grant projects …

  • Spokane Valley week in review

    Aug. 6, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council voted to apply for a grant to fund a project that would pay for an overlay on Main Street plus sidewalks and lighting. Three …

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    July 23, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – Property owners in the 500 block of Portland were at the meeting to discuss draining issues on the street. The council was asked to take over …

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    July 16, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – Council members discussed grant applications and voted to approve changes to the city’s personnel policy. The six-year Transportation Improvement Plan was adopted. There was also some …

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    May 28, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire Department – Commissioners heard a report on the department’s construction projects, including a new administration building and changes to the training tower. In a few weeks the …

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    May 7, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – Council members heard an update on the East Main Rehabilitation Project and voted to add sidewalk improvements in front of the community center to the project. …

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    March 5, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire Department – Commissioners discussed a pilot study that will help assess post traumatic stress in firefighters. They also voted to name the conference room in the new …

  • Spokane Valley week in review

    Feb. 5, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – A representative from the tree board presented the council with a proposal for work to be done in the cemetery and Hart Park. The council discussed …

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    Jan. 22, 2011 in City, Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – Bids have been opened for the 2010 Sewer Improvement Project and the apparent low bidder is S&L Underground at $89,770. The council voted to award a …

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    Jan. 8, 2011 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council voted to retain Century West Engineering and TD&H Engineering Consultants through 2012. A new water service line on Portland Avenue has been completed. The …

  • Week in review

    June 5, 2010 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The town has received a Sewer Systems Improvement Project grant for $136,690. Union Pacific Railroad conducted repairs on the track crossing Main Street this week. The …

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    April 24, 2010 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire – Commissioners heard reports on the cost per mile to run all the department’s vehicles and a survey of Spokane Valley residents on their level of satisfaction …

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    March 20, 2010 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – Council members voted to select Century West Engineering as the town’s primary engineering firm for 2010 and TD&H Engineering as the secondary engineering firm. They also …

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    March 6, 2010 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The Fairfield 2010 yard debris collection will be April 24 at the Truax Fire Station. The council is looking into purchasing new window blinds at the …

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    Feb. 6, 2010 in Washington Voices on Page V2 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 …

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    Jan. 9, 2010 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire – A promotion ceremony was held for new assistant Fire Marshal Terry Thompson and inspector Greg Bennett. Chief Thompson reported that the department came in about 3 …

  • Week in review

    Dec. 19, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – The council heard a presentation on the Spokane County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, which it voted to adopt. There was also a discussion on possibly …

  • Week in review

    Dec. 12, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire – Commissioners voted to approve a Spokane County/Kootenai County mutual aid agreement and to extend an interlocal contract for ground ambulance service until March 31. The bid …

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    Dec. 5, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fire District 8 – New commissioner Dennis Ross was sworn in. The commissioners voted to approve a Spokane/Kootenai County Mutual Aid agreement and also approved an interlocal agreement to extend …

  • Week in review

    Nov. 21, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fire District 8 – Commissioners selected Dennis Ross to fill the vacant commissioner position. He was sworn in Thursday. Valley Fire – New civil service commissioner Tom Fisher was sworn …

  • Week in review

    Nov. 7, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Spokane Valley Fire – The proposed 2010 budget of $29.5 million was presented and next year’s projects were discussed. The number of calls are down slightly over this time last …

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    Oct. 17, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fire District 8 – A public hearing was held on revenue sources for 2010. The 2010 budget was reviewed and commissioners approved a substantial need resolution that will allow an …

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    Oct. 10, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was in attendance to discuss the vandalism issues plaguing the town. Citizens are urged to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 if they …

  • Week in review

    Sept. 5, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – Bids were opened for the sewer improvement project and the low bidder was Piersol Construction at $55,949. The project will begin in two or three weeks …

  • Week in review

    June 20, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V8 Fairfield City Council – The town’s annual Water Use Efficiency Performance report has been completed. The recent Flag Day celebration was well attended. The town is expecting to receive a …

  • Week in review

    May 23, 2009 in Washington Voices on Page V2 Fairfield City Council – Bids for sidewalk work on Main and Johnston streets were opened and council members voted to give the contract to the lowest bidder, Bacon Concrete Inc. …