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The Dalles City Council approved municipal code and comprehensive plan changes to allow more and larger accessory dwelling units following a public hearing Oct. 28. Provisions were also made to allow duplexes in all residential zones and for “cottage clusters.”

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On April 29, the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District implemented its new deviated fixed route serving The Dalles. The bus route serves five stops: at The Dalles Transit Center, Goodwill, Columbia Gorge Community College, Mid-Columbia Medical Center and the Veterans Service Office.

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The City of The Dalles has made a tentative offer to Michelle Teed to serve as city attorney. The city is doing a background check, and anticipates moving forward at the Nov. 25 meeting of the council.

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The Dalles City Clerk Izetta Grossman, left, receives the Ripple Effect award from Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders Past President Nicole Morris.

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The Wasco County Assessor’s Office began mailing statements Oct. 16, said Assessor Jill Amery.

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The annual autumn leaf disposal special at The Dalles Transfer Station begins Nov. 1, when they begin accepting yard debris from residential customers at no charge. Leaves can be disposed of at the transfer station (1317 West First St.) throughout the month of November, Monday through Friday…

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There’s been at least a 75 percent reduction in complaints about RVs and other oversize vehicles since the city implemented a new ordinance that bans storing such vehicles on city streets.

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With the largest state investment in education in 30 years comes high expectations, D21 Superintendent Candy Armstrong told the school board Sept 26. If results aren’t achieved, she said, the money will dry up.

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  The Dalles Mayor Rich Mays will host his monthly “Second Saturday with the Mayor” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. This month’s meet will be held at Route 30 Bottle & Brews (317 E. 2nd St.) in The Dalles. This month’s feature guest is city Police Chief Pat Ashmore. Bring your …

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The Dalles City Clerk Izetta Grossman, CMC, was presented the 2019 Ripple Effect award by the Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders (OAMR) at the association’s annual conference banquet in Bend on Sept. 19. Grossman was also installed as the OAMR Region VI Director through 2021, a role s…

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The City of The Dalles Public Works Department will be closing the 200-block of East 2nd Street to all traffic on today, October 7, for about four hours.  The closure is needed so that the concrete barriers currently in place can be relocated for work that will be occurring on the Recreation…

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Crews from the City of The Dalles and a contractor will paint center and side lines on selected high-traffic streets Monday and Tuesday, Oct.7 and 8, beginning at 7 a.m. each day, weather permitting.

The city is currently using a new epoxy-based, modified urethane paint. This new type of paint is expected to last for several years rather than just one year. Extra precautions are needed to give the epoxy-based paint time to dry, however, because it cannot be easily removed from vehicles.

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The city hoped to have a contract signed Tuesday, Oct. 1, with a Beaverton company to do a controlled demolition of parts of the Recreation Building, which was earlier posted as a “dangerous building.”

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Work has begun on a project to repair part of the irrigation system on the eastern portion of Sorosis Park. The repairs cover the ground between the picnic shelter and Columbia Gorge Community College, as well as the rose garden.

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The 26-year-old Riverfront Trail is in need of significant repairs, especially on the west end of the trail, and as much as two-thirds of the funds needed for the work have been identified, said Julie Kruger, city manager of The Dalles. The city, which approved up to $100,000 for repairs in July, has received commitments of $50,000 each from the People’s Utility District (PUD) and the Port of The Dalles, Kruger told the Chronicle Aug. 9.

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Local public health services are not affected by a recent federal law change that bars providers from telling pregnant women about abortion options.

That’s because Oregon declined to accept the federal dollars that would have meant abiding by the new rule. Instead, Oregon has backfilled the loss of federal money, which amounted to $3 million in fiscal year 2018.

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With two engineering reports calling for immediate demolition of part of the Recreation Building downtown, a special meeting is set for Wednesday to authorize the demolition.

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Boaters at Pine Hollow Reservoir will soon have new and improved launch facilities, and the years-long effort to replace one boat ramp and repair another was celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony.

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The Dalles City Council agreed Aug. 26 to delay issuing a request for bids to demolish the Waldron/Gitchell building for at least six months, allowing building supporters to plan for stabilizing, restoring and removing the building from its current location between the city’s sewer plant and…

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