Goldendale Mayor Praises City Workers During Rain Storm Event

One of the major topics of Monday night’s Goldendale City Council meeting was the August 8 deluge. City Administrator Larry Bellamy said that it was more like a 200-year event, and that stormwater in one area had infiltrated the sewer system, causing it to back up into several homes. Those are being cleaned up with the help of the city’s insurance carrier, he said, and the public works crew will be carrying out smoke tests to find where the storm drain water is getting into the sanitary sewers.

Under the mayor’s report, Mike Canon praised the efforts of the public works department in the torrential rain. 

Goldendale Mayor Mike Cannon