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Municipal court judge’s contract gets renewed

The city of Sunnyside agreed to a contract with Municipal Court Judge Steven L. Michels for another four years of service starting Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

Subcommittee proposed

The Sunnyside City Council reviewed an ordinance that would form a new council subcommittee to review the council’s rules and procedures.

Board, commission members to get city e-mail

The city of Sunnyside will now offer city e-mail addresses to volunteer members of boards and commissions to prevent possible legal issues involving those members’ personal e-mails in the future.

Planning commission has vacancy

The city of Sunnyside is still looking to fill a vacancy on the planning commission.

Street lights on the way

During last night’s meeting of the Sunnyside City Council’s subcommittee on public works it was announced that in a week’s time new street lights will be arriving for phase one of a downtown improvement project.

Designing improvements

Taking a cue from Grandview’s strategy of designing public works projects ahead of time so they will be “shovel ready” for future grant funding, Sunnyside is securing grant funds to design some local street improvements.

Workshop replaced with retreat

The Sunnyside City Council has canceled its planned workshop meeting scheduled for Monday, Aug. 4, due to plans to hold a council retreat on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Sunnyside may review changes in water report

As required by federal law, the city of Sunnyside issues a water quality report each year.

HOME Consortium loans approved for four homeowners

Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday approved up to $75,000 in rehabilitation loans each for four Lower Valley residences.

Forsell Road improvement agreement with Grandview inked

An agreement for certified acceptance services between Yakima County and the city of Grandview was this past Tuesday approved by the Yakima County Commission.

City sewer rates bumped up

In action last night, Tuesday, the Mabton City Council approved a $1 increase in monthly sewer rates.