Water rate changes OK’d

Changes to the water rates in Sunnyside were approved by the city council Monday night.

LTAC funds approved

The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night approved two tourism promotion agreements using lodging tax funds.

Fire chief gets pay raise

The Sunnyside City Council approved a 6 percent pay raise for Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham at Monday night’s meeting.

More info needed to raise pay of rec coordinator

A potential pay increase for the Sunnyside recreation coordinator was delayed after council members requested more information during last Monday night’s meeting.

Law firms hired

The Sunnyside City Council has approved public defender services from Garrison Law Offices and Michael L. Everett Law Offices.

Next Monday’s workshop meeting canceled

The Sunnyside City Council workshop meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2, has been canceled due to lack of agenda items.

Hearing on road closure slated for March 9

The Sunnyside City Council will hold a public hearing on whether or not to open South Hill Road to through traffic.

Moore joins planning commission

Brittan Moore of Sunnyside has been appointed to the Sunnyside Planning Commission by Mayor Jim Restucci.

Highly capable program OK’d

The Sunnyside School Board approved the district’s plan for highly capable students at Thursday night’s board meeting.

Personnel changes OK’d

Thursday night, the Sunnyside School Board approved a number of personnel changes in the district. For the 2014-15 school year, the district has hired Michele Wiederspohn and Brandi Honey as fourth and fifth grade Seek teachers.

Migrant data in good order

Lorenzo Garza was recognized Thursday night by the Sunnyside School Board for a clean review of migrant student data conducted by the Washington State Migrant Education Program.

Sunnyside United-Unidos to be honored

Sunnyside United-Unidos will be honored by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America at its 25th National Leadership Forum for completing the National Coalition Academy.

Legal issues dog high school contractor

The Sunnyside School Board this past Saturday heard an update from Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole on the current situation with Petra Incorporated regarding Sunnyside High School’s additions and modernization project.

Wine tasting room near SHS unopposed

Sunnyside Schools Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole informally polled members of the Sunnyside School Board regarding a business that wants to serve alcohol within 1,000 feet of school district property.

Lobbyist agreement reviewed

During its retreat this past weekend, the Sunnyside School Board reviewed its $2,800 contract with the lobbyist for ESD 105.