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By Al Stover 

Ritzville City Council approves Wage Scale amendment, street closure


Last updated 8/30/2018 at Noon

PHASE ONE of the First Avenue Beautification Project has come to completion, thanks to the volunteer efforts by Mike Schrag and Bruce Benzel. The two worked tirelessly to complete the landscaping project, and also received help from countless other volunteers and businesses. The second phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2019, and will include more landscaping down First Avenue. One of the primary goals of the projects is to provide a pleasant and safe walking area off of the main roadway for visitors and locals alike. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson

During the Aug. 21 meeting, the Ritzville City Council approved an ordinance to modify the 2018 city budget.

The ordinance amends the budget and the salary schedule to include wage increases for Ritzville Police Department records clerk Marsha Bradshaw, and part-time officer Jeff Lane. It also includes a wage increase for deputy clerks Michelle Asmussen and Julie Hartz.

The wage increases, which the Council approved at the Aug. 7 meeting, will take effect on Sept. 1.

In other action items, the Council approved a request from East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) to close westbound traffic...

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