PENDLETON — At an emergency meeting Thursday, the Pendleton City Council unanimously authorized city staff to spend the money necessary to make immediate levee and sewer repairs after last week’s flooding.

According to a staff report, the authorization will last 30 days and include repairs to the levee near Keystone RV Co. and Rocky Mountain Colby Pipe Co., fixing a water main downstream from Riverside, and potentially hiring a contractor to replace a Umatilla County crew that was set to help with in-progress work on McKay Creek.

Although the total cost of the projects will cost more than $50,000, the city doesn’t have a definitive budget for the projects.

The council had no objections and quickly approved staff’s request with little discussion.

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