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: 6 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.
03-23-23 - Public Hearing Notice
Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington and Municipal Code, certain matters must be noticed prior to any action being taken by the Planning Commission and/or City Council. Below is a notice which will be considered at an upcoming meeting of the City Council. The notice shall be posted online for convenience and failure to post online shall not affect the finality or effectiveness of the decision. Notices which have expired will be removed.
On April 3, 2023, the City of Goldendale City Council will hold a public to take comments regarding the extinguishing of covenants and development standards for the Goldendale Industrial Park. The purpose of extinguishment is to eliminate covenants and development standards that conflict with Goldendale Municipal Code M-1 Light Industrial Zoning. The intent of this notice is to provide the public with more opportunities to participate in open meetings while maintain an orderly meeting.
03-16-23 Public Notice for Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement - SEPA Review
This link is provided as Public Notice for the City of Goldendale Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement. Click here to read Public Notice.
01-11-23 - City of Goldendale and Department of Ecology Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review SEPA DNS, Public Comment Period, and Virtual / Telephonic Public Hearing
The City of Goldendale and Washington Department of Ecology are accepting comments on a periodic review of the City of Goldendale’s shoreline master program (SMP) under RCW 90.58.080(4).
The City has prepared draft SMP amendments to keep the SMP current with changes in state law, changes in other City plans and regulations, and other changed local circumstances. Proposed amendments to the Goldendale SMP are available for review here. A paper copy will be available for viewing at City Hall. For full Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review document, click here to download.
01-10-23 - Shoreline Master Program
The City of Goldendale (City) is undertaking a Periodic Review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA), RCW 90.58.080(4), which regulates the use and development of “Shorelines of the State”. Click here to review documents.
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: