Mabton to offer alternative for problem properties

MABTON – Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez has asked the city council to approve a pre-abatement program to help homeowners comply with city laws and clean up their properties.

Cedillo asks for chief search

MABTON – Offered a promotion to police chief of Mabton last week, Acting Police Chief Casimiro Cedillo instead requested the city open the position to all viable candidates and allow him to apply.

Lower water rates considered for seniors

MABTON – The Mabton City Council agreed to consider allowing seniors living outside the city limits to pay a lower water rate, similar to the rates seniors living within the city limits currently pay.

Training officer wants Mabton to allow neck restraint move

MABTON – Johnny Gusby gave an hour-long presentation on lateral vascular neck restraint to the Mabton City Council last week, explaining that the move is safe and effective in policing.

Mabton considering new vehicles

MABTON – The Mabton City Council agreed to allow staff to look for newer vehicles to replace aging and unreliable staff vehicles after a discussion of the city’s travel policy.

Community garden finds land to grow

MABTON – A proposal to create a community garden has gained ground in Mabton, with Mayor Mario Martinez proposing land near a city well for the placement of the garden.

Repair work funding OK’d

MABTON – In action last week, the Mabton City Council authorized a $30,000 budget amendment.

Horse massage class offered near Grandview

Sunny Acres Ranch near Grandview is hosting a special class for horse lovers.

Business tax seminar to be held in S’side

Rural Community Development Resources is sponsoring a free business tax seminar for Spanish-speaking business owners.

Comments sought on CAFO permits

A public listening session is scheduled next Tuesday, April 21, in Zillah as the state begins work to update the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) general permit requirements.

Volunteers needed to clean up, paint homes

The Loving Sunnyside Initiative organization invites everyone to help paint and clean up six homes in Sunnyside on Saturday, April 18.

Relay for Life princesses being sought

Local girls are invited to participate in a special Princess of the Relay fundraiser being planned in conjunction with the 2015 American Cancer Society Lower Valley Relay for Life, to be held May 16-17 in Sunnyside.

Water system flushing slated for April 22-23

The city of Sunnyside will be flushing its water system on Wednesday, April 22, and Thursday, April 23, from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Council OKs street closures

In action last night, Monday, the Sunnyside City Council approved a pair of temporary street closures.

City council declares storage building surplus

The first hurdle to converting an abandoned city water building into an incubator for a wine or brewery business was cleared Monday night when the city council declared the building at Fifth Street and Grant Avenue to be surplus.