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Week in review

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Newman Lake SCOPE – Volunteers spent most of their time discussion the upcoming barn dance fund-raiser for SCOPE and the Newman Lake Fire Auxiliary. (Source: Secretary Katie Rulffes)

Edgecliff SCOPE – Volunteers made plans to be in the Valleyfest parade and finalized plans for the annual Walk for Success community festival next Saturday. Volunteers also recently helped Safeco Insurance build 15 picnic tables for Edgecliff Park. They also discussed an upcoming clean-up day for sometime in October. (Source: President Rick Scott)

Spokane Valley Fire – Commissioners heard a report on the year-to-date budget. Spending is slightly lower than budgeted. At this time last year the department had responded to 5,725 calls, this year that has increased to 6,144. They also passed a decision to purchase a trailer that will fill firefighters’ air bottles. Commissioners also passed a motion to donate $1,200 to the Economic Development Council and discussed contract negotiations in executive session. (Source: Commissioner Joe Dawson)

Fairfield City Council – Council members approved an amended interlocal agreement for emergency management services. They also discussed a new law enforcement contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office that includes a charge based on population, not calls for service. The Upper Columbia Academy Hope Task Force will be doing volunteer work in the park on Oct. 16. Several citizens came to the meeting to talk about problems with dogs in their neighborhoods. (Source: Town Clerk Sue Adams)

Rockford City Council – Council members reviewed a proposed law enforcement contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. They also approved an amended interlocal agreement for emergency management services. (Source: Town Clerk)

Fire District 8 – Commissioners discussed the upcoming ballot item that requests voters to restore their regular levy rate back to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The money will be used to add staffing in some areas and increase the number of trained volunteers. They accepted several bids for thermal imaging cameras. They also voted to accept offers for two properties recently declared surplus. The former Station 83 in Mica will be sold for $69,900. The former Station 82 in Valleyford will be sold for $15,000. (Source: Assistant Chief Dan Blystone)

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