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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

City asked to consider BMX track


One of the items on the Goldendale City Council agenda last night caused concern to one motivated citizen with a dream. Brock Warner has been preaching the benefits of constructing a BMX track for bicycles in Goldendale, with an eye on a two-acre tract that formerly held the town train depot. The city acquired it from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in 1999. But it showed up on Monday’s council agenda as a proposal to declare it surplus and sell it, putting the property back on the tax roles.

That led Warner to make a heartfelt plea to the council to drop the proposed sale and back his plan to construct a BMX track at that location. In his address to the council, he showed a short...

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