Budget process starting soon

The Sunnyside City Council will begin its budget process on Saturday, Aug. 15, with an eight-hour retreat. The location of the retreat has yet to be determined.

Paving problem being handled

Public Works Director Shane Fisher said the city is aware of some settling of paver bricks downtown near Navarro’s Community Center, and the contractor has been notified of the problem.

Jail staff overburdened

Police Chief Al Escalera said his jail department is understaffed.

S’side buses pass muster

The Sunnyside School District’s fleet of buses were inspected and passed with flying colors, according to a letter the district received from Randy Dorn, the state’s superintendent of public schools, and from John Batiste, chief of the Washington State Patrol.

School board calendar set

With few exceptions, the Sunnyside School Board for the 2015-16 school year will stick to the tried and true of holding its work sessions at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month and its regular action meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Early budget estimates

Though a budget for the 2015-16 school year has yet to be finalized, the Sunnyside School Board Monday night received some early calculations.

Board OKs staff changes

In action Monday night, the Sunnyside School Board approved several staffing changes within the district in preparation for the 2015-16 school year.

More houses in Harvest Village

Phase three of the Harvest Village housing development by Aho Construction has been approved by the Sunnyside City Council.

Firefighter, officer hired

The city of Sunnyside has hired a new firefighter and a new officer, according to Human Resources Director Anna Bullock.

New police commander nearly hired

The city of Sunnyside will have a new police commander as soon as Aug. 10, according to Police Chief Al Escalera.

Workshop meeting canceled

The Sunnyside City Council workshop meeting scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

Ochoa off planning commission

Victor Ochoa has had his membership on the Sunnyside Planning Commission revoked due to three unexcused absences.

City staff benefits OK’d

Monday night, the Sunnyside City Council approved a collective bargaining agreement and an ordinance for insurance premium contribution rates for non-represented employees.

NNO street closures OK’d

The Sunnyside City Council approved street closures for National Night Out block parties around Sunnyside.

Dairy bid from Pasco company gains approval

The Mabton School District recently advertised for bids from firms willing to provide dairy products to the district.