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Town of Coulee Dam will become a city


The town of Coulee Dam will soon become a “non-charter code city,” following a vote at the town council meeting last week.

The council voted unanimously to make the switch that Town Attorney Mick Howe said most other municipalities in Washington have already taken.

The proposal met with concern among citizens last June, who showed up at a council meeting after hearing of the proposal via a letter delivered door-to-door by a town council candidate, Fred Netzel.

His concern, he said at the time, was not that the move would be bad for the town, but that it wasn’t being done openly.


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