When a deal continues to work, stick with it. That was the message from the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday night.
Back when the city incorporated in 2003, it relied on Spokane County to continue many of its services. As time went on, and it developed its stance as a contract city, Spokane Valley reached out to other vendors for services.
In 2007, Poe Asphalt and Paving received the contract for asphalt repair, roadway shoulder repair and grading, gravel road grading, crack sealing, etc. This time around, Poe continued to be the lowest bidder not to exceed $1.5 million for the next year.
The city has the option to extend the contract for up to four additional one-year terms.
In other news, council members assured the public that there were no plans to move the Spokane Valley Senior Center from CenterPlace to a Spokane County Library District location.
“They’re not going to move out or anything like this,” said Mayor Ben Wick.
Former Mayor Diana Wilhite agreed, saying that CenterPlace is a city property and could not unilaterally decide to move the senior center to a location that is controlled by SCLD.
“People need to be assured it won’t be moved,” she said.