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10/10/2012 8:47:49 AM

City calls special meeting
A public workshop regarding Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT) measures available to the city of Liberty Lake will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. The special meeting was called by Mayor Steve Peterson.  

The city has the capability to use the TIF and LIFT economic development tools in the River District.  

City receives award for Valleyway project
The creation of a safe walkway on Valleyway Road was among the transportation improvements that earned the nod as this year's "best of the best" in city and county projects.

Liberty Lake joined the cities of Maple Valley and Castle Rock, along with Chelan County, as being recognized as 2012 Award of Excellence winners. The awards were announced recently by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

"The real winners here are the communities and people who benefit from these transportation improvements," said Kathleen Davis, WSDOT Highways and Local Programs director. 

The projects were evaluated based on safety enhancements, construction, innovative design, environmental sustainability and community involvement. 

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Liberty Lake was given the "Best Special Project" award for the new elevated sidewalk for safe pedestrian travel. The city will be presented with the award today at the American Public Works Association conference in Spokane.