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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

Council hears about burglaries


March 20, 2019

A bare quorum of four Goldendale City Council members were present for a brisk 20-minute meeting Monday night. Councilors Andy Halm, Shannon Middleton, and Carmen Knopes were excused due to travel and work conflicts.

Councilors did give a consensus nod to Tom Ireland’s request to provide city water to four lots outside the city limits. He told them that former public works director Karl Enyeart had indicated there would be no problem with the request, and city administrator Larry Bellamy said he would prepare formal documents for a vote at the next meeting.

During a brief round of reports, Chief Reggie Bartkowski reported on the arrest of three people for burglary and drug charges and announced that the police department would conduct an active shooter training this Saturday at the Goldendale Primary School. He noted this would be the 11th year the department had joined with other local law enforcement agencies for the training, and said it was important for all agencies to know how the others would react and to have a clear strategy. The training, he said, would take about four hours, enacting three different scenarios.

Fire Chief Noah Halm reported that six firefighters were going through first-level training, which will be followed by DNR wildfire training, and that 15 people were preparing for EVIP, Emergency Vehicle Incident Protection, which, he explained, meant learning how to drive a fire truck.

Several committee meetings were announced: Ordinance Committee at 7 p.m. March 27, Event Committee at 6 p.m. on April 8, and Airport Committee at 7 p.m. on April 22.

The meeting concluded with an executive session to discuss qualifications of applicants for the vacant city public works director position.


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