Listen: The Dalles City Council 10/12/2020

Mayor Rich Mays chairs a Zoom meeting.

The Dalles City Council met Monday, Oct. 12. The two main pieces of business were the approval of purchases for the public works department, including a remote control camera for inspection of water and sewer pipes and a backup generator so that pubic works is able to remotely control sewer and water flows during an electrical outage. Both items had bids well within the budgeted amounts for those purchases. And there was good news for restaurants. City Manager Julie Krueger said that Wasco County had suggested that this year, in order to help economic recovery, food service businesses would not be charged a license fee. The city and the county would replace the lost revenue with federal economic stimulus package funding.
“It would include all the restaurants – there’s probably 100 restaurants in Wasco County – mobile units, benevolent food services, warehouse,” she said. “I don’t have the exact descriptions with me, but the total for Wasco County would be $77,895, which would be $38,948 for the city if we shared that equally.”   
Krueger said the stimulus funding still had approximately $400,000 unspent, and councilors were quick to agree that was a good use for part of that money. You can hear the whole meeting by clicking on the grey podcast bar below: