The City of Goldendale is now conducting in person meetings. The number of participants is limited ot 50% capacity, not including staff. Public participation is still invited by telephone and teleconferencing until restrictions required by the pandemic have been lifted by CDC ar the State or when larger public accommodations have been obtained.
Council Meeting Information
Date: 1st and 3rd Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a Holiday)
Time: 7 pm
Teleconferencing Number: (415) 762-9988
Meeting ID: 373 290 5204
For the best connection to meetings, we recommend that participants download the Zoom desktop or mobile applications, both of which can be accessed at : www.zoom.us/download. Participants may also use their telephone by dialing the meeting's teleconferencing number. For questions on how to use Zoom, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting
Goldendale is near the geographic center of Klickitat County and has the Little Klickitat River running through it. The city obtained its start as a watering stop on the Yakima – Okanogan wagon trail. The first plat was recorded in 1872 and the city was incorporated in 1879. Goldendale is now the largest city in Klickitat County as well as the county seat. It serves as the regional service center.
Goldendale, Washington is located on a fertile plateau some 100 east of Portland, Oregon, 70 miles south of Yakima, Washington, and 100 miles west of the Tri-Cities. The majestic Columbia River is only 13 miles south of the city. The terrain is generally rolling with an elevation of 1620’ at the airport. The Simcoe mountains, visible from the City, rise in the north to an elevation of 5500’. Four mountain tops, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens are visible from certain places in the city.
04-06-22 Accounting Clerk II Position
City of Goldendale is accepting applications for an Accounting Clerk II, a full-time non-exempt union position. 2 years’ experience in local government in a financial capacity, including experience in computer operations, word processing and excel spreadsheets, accounting procedures and record keeping is required. Graduation from a Business College or AA degree is preferred; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job duties is required. Salary range: $3,193.34 - $3890.78 per month (2022 Wage Scale). Application packets are available by contacting Connie Byers at the City of Goldendale, 1103 South Columbus Avenue, Goldendale, WA 98620 (509) 773-3771.
Closing Date: April 15, 2022
Pump Storage Project
Much positive interest has been expressed by Goldendale residents regarding the pumped storage project being pursued by National Grid and Rye Development. Long-term economic impacts in the form of new jobs, tax base increases, and expanded retail sales would be very beneficial for our community. This project will create 144 permanent, local jobs (Operations and Maintenance) when fully built out. Numerous short-term jobs – many for area workers -- would be generated over the 3-5 year construction cycle. The following is the presentation given during the Goldendale Energy Center Meeting on May 15th at the Klickitat County Public Utility District meeting.
Voluntary Compliance Requested
As a result of a community survey, the citizen’s rated “Clean up the City” as the number 1 priority of the City. The Chamber-sponsored Economic Development Committee feels the city should pursue individuals, commercial and industrial property owners to eliminate nuisances in our community. In a recent City Council it was again reminded by the citizen to “enforce the current codes”. We need everyone’s help.As a result of a community survey, the citizen’s rated “Clean up the City” as the number 1 priority of the City. The Chamber-sponsored Economic Development Committee feels the city should pursue individuals, commercial and industrial property owners to eliminate nuisances in our community. In a recent City Council it was again reminded by the citizen to “enforce the current codes”. We need everyone’s help.
In response to this overwhelming mandate, the City is promoting Voluntary Compliance. Without voluntary compliance we will notify property owners and residents of conditions that are creating a nuisance:
Nuisance types, including but not limited to the following: