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.
06-09-23 - Special Meeting Notice
Special Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Goldendale City Council will hold a special meeting workshop with FCS Group Wednesday June 14, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. regarding the water and wastewater utility rate study. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the projections provided by FCS, which will help guide the Council in their determination process. This meeting will be held in a hybrid format and the public is encouraged to participate via the below options: In Person: Goldendale City Hall located 1103 S. Columbus Avenue in the City Council hearing room, 1300 Franklin Street, join by phone: (415) 762-9988: join by zoom: meeting ID 373 290 5204.
This Special Meeting is being called pursuant to RCW 42.30.080. This is a special meeting workshop for City Council members to conduct city business as it relates to the water and wastewater utility rate study performed by FCS Group. No final decision will be made at this meeting. At a later date, public notice shall be provided for a public hearing to be held to adopt any applicable ordinances as they relate to water and wastewater utility rates. This meeting is subject to the Open Public Meeting Act.
05-04-23 - 2023 Water Consumer Confidence Report for the Year 2022
The City of Goldendale is pleased to report that the City received no violations within its water system in 2022. Samples are collected on a daily basis with continuous source monitoring via telemetry. Click here to read more.
05-04-23 - Goldendale Business Incubator Application Process
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.