(Updated 1:11 p.m.) - I just spoke with Carolbelle Branch, the public information officer for the City of Spokane Valley. She outlined tonight’s city council meeting that might be worth looking into if you need a Tuesday evening activity at City Hall or the comforts of your home, online.
Tonight’s meeting is study session format only. No public comment will be taken.
- Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke will be making a presentation on regional animal control. SCRAPS operations manager, Nicole Montano, who was pictured recently during the adoption update at their emergency adoption shelter, will be featured during the presentation. They're talking about a proposed animal shelter at three different locations: one at the vacant Harley Davidson building on East Trent, another in a now vacant mattress building north of Sprague and Fancher. Another on the east end of the Fairgrounds that went on the market last week. . Depending on purchase option, a dog park could be built as well.
- City attorney, Cary Driskell, will be talking about city franchise purchases to establish standards for utilities operating in the right-away.
- The City Council will also be talking about charitable donations in the right-away of roads. Branch says the city still allows for campaigns like Fill The Boot. The council will just be reviewing the ordinances already in place since more groups are using the roadway for these activities. They might discuss modifications if they’re needed.
- Spokane County Libraries is hoping to purchase new property along Sprague Ave to build a new library, but they only want to buy 4-acres of the 8-acres. They’re hoping to form a joint-purchase agreement with the city so they can build a park on the other half of the property. There will only be discussion at this point on this topic.
Branch also added that three of their city employees were able to give out ALL of their business cards from last week’s City Hall at the Mall. Including herself, city attorney Cary Driskel ran out and so did Sue Passmore, the administrative assistant to the mayor.