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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

City gets an earful from upset tax dollars groups


February 6, 2019

Rodger Nichols

ANOTHER YEAR, PLEASE: John Sprovieri, CEO of Auscrete, asks the Goldendale City Council Monday night for a year's extension to put up a building on the lot it purchased from the city.

The Goldendale City Council had a packed agenda Monday night in a meeting so long councilors had to vote to extend it past 9 p.m.

That meeting was preceded by a meeting of the event committee that turned contentious. Several groups who were used to receiving hotel-motel room tax dollars to help put on their events and to buy advertising to promote them found their requests reduced by the amount they planned to spend on advertising-the difference being given to the Chamber of Commerce with the idea that the Chamber could get more bang for the buck by negotiating bulk buys. That did not sit well with Julie Vance of the Brighter Goldendale Christmas Committee and Larry Lenoir and Dennis Sch...

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