The Dalles City Council Update 9/09

It was a busy night for The Dalles City Council as they moved briskly through the agenda last night. One of the best moments came at the beginning of the session, when the city honored the Cherry City Crush 10 and under girls’ softball team for winning the state championship earlier this summer. Mayor Rich Mays introduced the team this way

The Dalles Mayor Rich Mays

You can see a group photo and individual team member photos on our web page, gorge news center dot com.

In other news from last night, the city urban renewal agency has called for a special meeting on Wednesday night at 5:30 to deal with an engineer’s report that says part of the Recreation building that suffered a roof collapse will have to be demolished. City Planning Director Steve Harris described the agenda for that meeting:

The Dalles Planning Director Steve Harris

Harris said that was the portion that previously held the bowling alley. Harris told the council that when the bowling alley was installed in 1958, they had to remove some of the upright supports for the alleys. One interesting fact to come out of the engineering report was shared by council member Russ Brown.

Russ Brown, The Dalles City Council Member

Harris said the Urban Renewal meeting will likely award the contract for partial demolition and noted that both lanes of traffic on Second Street might have to be closed during the demolition for safety’s sake.