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South Hill Road open again

According to Public Works Director Shane Fisher, South Hill Road is now open to public traffic again after several years of being closed.

Insurance snafus plague homeowners

City Manager Don Day told city council at Tuesday night’s meeting that insurance claims regarding damage done during a water line break on 15th Street are being handled.

Canal accident prompts discussion

Covering the irrigation canal along 16th Street between Edison Avenue and Yakima Valley Highway was discussed at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

New employee

The city has hired a new support specialist to assist with duties at city hall. The new staff member, Esmeralda Ochoa, started work on May 18.

Appointments get council nod

Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci this past Tuesday received council approval of his appointments of Wallace B. Anderson and May M. Haney to the Sunnyside Housing Authority Board, and Monica Guillen to the parks and recreation board.

Swim team contract OK’d

An agreement between the city of Sunnyside and the Sunnyside summer swim team for use of the city pool was approved by city council Tuesday night.

Police cars loan approved

The Sunnyside City Council authorized the city manager to sign loan documents totaling $99,084 to pay for two new police patrol vehicles.

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Sunnyside City Council Brief

Dave Rand, owner of Stonies who is currently suing the city of Sunnyside over its marijuana policy, complained about the city spraying weed killer on his property in an area the city had claimed was wetlands.

Tennis club offers lessons

The Sunnyside Tennis Club is currently registering players for six weeks of lessons that start on Tuesday, June 16.

Local quilters meeting here

The Friendship Square Quilters group meets the second Monday of each month at Sunnyside’s Christian Reformed Church.

Port, Roza plan meeting

During comments at the Port of Sunnyside commissioners’ meeting Monday night, Executive Director Jay Hester said he will be meeting with Roza Irrigation District officials about the port leasing irrigation water to Roza farmers this summer.

Executive session held

Port of Sunnyside commissioners met in executive session this past Monday, to discuss legal and real estate issues.

Preschool teacher to be honored

Bethany Christian Preschool will be honoring teacher Lori VerMulm on Thursday, May 28, after the graduation ceremony for four-year-olds at 6:30 p.m.

Ranch loses approximately $300,000 in afternoon blaze

Property valued at $300,000 at the Lyendekker Ranch, owned by Eric Lyendekker, was destroyed by fire this past Saturday.

Road design deadline extended

Awaiting the passage of a federal transportation bill, the city of Grandview is unable to meet the initial deadline stipulated when it secured a Surface Transportation Project grant for improvements to Old Inland Empire Road.

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