SIED funding for tourism signage OK’d

Repairs to signs that promote tourism in Yakima County can be completed with the appropriation of $50,000 in Supporting Investments in Economic Development (SIED) funds.

Mabton inks county pacts

In two separate actions last night, Tuesday, the Mabton City Council approved two agreements with Yakima County.

Veterans Day brunch planned

The American Legion post in Grandview will be holding a Veterans Day brunch on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Grandview Community Center.

City manager off on vacation

Sunnyside City Manager Don Day informed the city council he will be on vacation from Thursday, Oct. 30, until Monday, Nov. 10.

Miss Sunnyside funding to be considered

The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday decided to forward a request by the Miss Sunnyside Committee for lodging tax funds to the LTAC committee after a plea from Miss Sunnyside Committee Board President Sharon Dolan.

Emergency management plan pitched to council

The Sunnyside City Council received a report from the Office of Emergency Management on the emergency management plan and the office’s request for more funding.

City budget under review

The Sunnyside City Council held a public hearing Monday night on the preliminary 2015 budget and received no comments from the public.

Meeting canceled

The Sunnyside City Council workshop meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3, has been canceled.

South Hill Road closure questioned

The close of South Hill Road to thru traffic will be revisited by the council in the near future.

Downtown paving slated for next week

According to Sunnyside Public Works Director Shane Fisher, the final paving on the downtown revitalization project is due to be done on Thursday, Nov. 6, and Friday, Nov. 7.

New ambulance due to arrive later this week

Fire Chief Aaron Markham said Sunnyside’s new ambulance is on the way and should be available for the Public Safety Subcommittee to inspect at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 3.

Amendment made to 2014 city budget

The Sunnyside City Council made an amendment to the 2014 budget this past Monday night as part of the final balancing to close out the year.

16th Street ditch to be covered

The city of Sunnyside is applying for a grant to cover the SVID irrigation ditch along 16th Street between Edison Avenue and Yakima Valley Highway.

Computer policy in place

The Sunnyside City Council Monday night approved a policy for internet use by city staff.

Three graduate from Perry Tech

Three Sunnyside natives were among the students who graduated last month from Perry Technical Institute in Yakima.