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Pipe lining approved

In action last night, Monday, the Sunnyside City Council approved a $45,089 contract with Columbia Pumping and Construction to line a sewer pipe under a 1,250-foot stretch of Yakima Avenue.

Thumbs up for software update

Next year, Sunnyside residents will be able to listen in live to city council meetings over the internet, whether they are using a Mac or PC.

Executive session held

The Sunnyside City Council met in executive session for about 20 minutes Monday night to discuss pending litigation.

Commission gains student

In action last night, the Sunnyside City Council approved a move to create a position on the Sunnyside Arts Commission for a Sunnyside-area student.

Closures OK’d for parade route

In action Monday night, the Sunnyside City Council approved the closure of Sixth Street from Blaine to Warehouse avenues to all but local business traffic during the Lighted Farm Implement Parade to take place on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Property taxes increase 1 percent

The Sunnyside City Council agreed Monday night to increase property taxes by 1 percent next year.

Veterans Day proclaimed

During the Sunnyside City Council meeting last night, Monday, Mayor Jim Restucci formally proclaimed today, Nov. 11, as Veterans Day in the city of Sunnyside.

Nursing assistant cited

In August 2014 the state’s Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant David F. Clark of Yakima County with unprofessional conduct.

State extends dam restrictions

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the closure of four water access sites along the Columbia River behind Wanapum Dam through Jan. 15, 2015, while work continues to repair a fractured spillway.

Local firm low SVID bidder

Columbia Electric Supply of Sunnyside was awarded a bid to provide materials for a pump station for SVID.

SVID executive session held

At the conclusion of its regular business meeting last week, the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District board convened an executive session to discuss pending litigation.

SVID foreclosures trending down

The number of properties in foreclosure stemming from past-due assessments owed to the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District are down by about half.

Class-size initiative now passing

The measure to reduce class sizes and increase staffing support in schools, Initiative 1351, switched direction after ballots that came in yesterday were counted and is now passing by 4,473 votes.

Well easement agreement OK’d

YAKIMA – An existing well adjacent to the Snipes Mountain landfill will be monitored by the county in accordance with an agreement inked by Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday.