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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

City says hut can be built


September 20, 2017

City of Goldendale

HOT OVER HUT: The design for a Quonset hut garage proposed to be built on High Street. The building has encountered fierce resistance from neighbors.

What's the definition of compatible? That was the big question for several residents of High Street, who complained to the Goldendale City Council two weeks ago about a building permit granted to Michael Gallagher for a Quonset-shaped garage. Led by Dr. Lyle Ferch, the group contends the structure is not compatible with a residential neighborhood and would lower property values.

The city council at its Sept. 5 session agreed to pose the question to the city attorney and get a reply. That reply came Monday night as attorney Quinn Plant made a trip from Yakima. Contained in the board packet for Monday's meeting was a three-page response which he summarized by pointing out that this was a "T...

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