By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

City approves new server

 

February 13, 2019



The February 4 Goldendale City Council meeting agenda was so packed that coverage needed to be extended to this week. Here are the other items that were covered in that meeting:

The police department’s main server, which is four years old, is, according to a memo for consultants Radcomp Technologies of White Salmon, no longer under warranty and is “undersized for the tasks it is performing.” Their proposal, to purchase a new server for a price not to exceed $15,000, was unanimously approved. The new server will also allow total encryption for security’s sake and offsite cloud storage as additional protection against loss of data.

Councilors granted a request from Cascade Bicycle Club for exclusive use of Ekone Park for overnight tent camping from Tuesday Aug. 6, to Thursday, Aug. 8. as a stop on a “ride around Washington” bicycle tour.


On recommendation from Public Works Director Karl Enyeart, councilors ordered the removal of the kitchen building at Ekone Park, which Enyeart said is in imminent danger of collapse.

With bids for the public works building approved last year coming in over budget, the department has hired Pioneer Surveying and Engineering to design a pole building to be constructed by Public Works employees. Council members approved a capital outlay of $60,000 for materials and labor to build a 40 x 162.5-foot structure with 14-foot eaves and 10 bays to store vehicles.

That same company was selected by a Request for Qualification prices for design and construction services for the South Columbus overlay project, which will reach from Golden Ridge Drive to the South City Limits. Councilors voted an outlay not to exceed $20,762 for the firm’s services.

And, finally, Enyeart suggested Pioneer had a scanner/copier that could scan the many “as built” plan sheets currently existing only in bulk paper form in the Publc Works office, and councilors agreed to authorize $5,000 to have them digitally scanned for convenience of access and to prevent further physical deterioration.

 

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