At Monday’s Goldendale City Council meeting, councilors approved a new contract for city janitorial services and, after much discussion, passed a comprehensive procurement policy, which allows department heads to authorize spending on line items in the city budget but requires council approval for needed expenditures that were not in the budget. The council also approved a new five-year lease agreement for upgraded computers for city police vehicles with an option to purchase at the end of the lease. The purpose of the lease rather than an immediate purchase was to spread the $66,000 expense over five years. 

Councilors also approved a budget adjustment, moving $320,000 into the City Streets Fund to cover additional costs for the Byers Street improvement project, the funds coming from cash reserves.