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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

City backs off garbage plan


March 21, 2018

Rodger Nichols

CODE CHART: City Administrator Larry Bellamy points out the process for code enforcement at Monday's city council meeting.

The City of Goldendale will not be passing an ordinance requiring every property owner in town to pay for garbage service: that was the word at the Goldendale City Council meeting Monday night. City Administrator Larry Bellamy noted strong opposition to the idea at the March 5 meeting.

"What we heard," he said, "was that a majority of the citizens who attended and who made comments stated that they felt like we should not require garbage service for everbody but instead should influence the existing codes and ordinances on the books."

Bellamy, with the help of Mayor Mike Canon, gave a Powerpoint presentation outlining the nuisance ordinances: Municipal Code 10.16 dealing with problems in...

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