City of Yakima

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015.

Action taken by the Council on May 19th included:

–    Referring an ordinance dealing with the use and definition of a “mission” back to the planning commission for additional review

–    Tabling a motion that would delay spending on the downtown plaza until next year

–    Approving a public participation guide for the 2040 visioning plan process

–    Setting public hearing dates to consider adoption of the six-year transportation improvement plan

Follow this link to watch Y-PAC coverage of the May 19th Yakima City Council meeting – http://bit.ly/1LbA7Tx

Yakima City Council regular agenda business meetings air live on Charter Cable channel 194 and are replayed at 7:00 pm the following night. The meetings are shown again at 9:00 am on the following Saturday and Sunday and are also available on the City of Yakima website – http://www.yakimawa.gov/.

Intersection Restriping Project to Impact Traffic at 40th and Nob Hill

The intersection of 40th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard will be closed from 10:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20th through 2:00 am on Thursday, May 21st while a restriping project is completed.

During the project, no traffic will be allowed through the 40th and Nob Hill intersection. Detour routes will be in place during the project. Drivers can avoid the project area by following the detour routes from Nob Hill to Washington Avenue via 48th Avenue or via 24th Avenue.

While the project is underway, drivers can expect delays on roads near the project area. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area when necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For more information about the project, contact Construction Supervisor Bruce Floyd at 575-6138.

40th and Nob Hill Restriping Project – News Release

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall.

Items on the May 19th agenda include:

–    Holding a public hearing on the use and definition of a “mission” in certain zoning districts

–    Development of a public participation guide for the 2040 visioning plan process

–    Setting public hearing dates to consider adoption of the six-year transportation improvement plan

To see the complete agenda for the May 19th Council meeting, click on the following link http://bit.ly/1HlhwXk

Yakima City Council regular agenda business meetings air live on Charter Cable channel 194 and are replayed at 7:00 pm the following day. The meetings are shown again at 9:00 am on the following Saturday and Sunday and are also available on the City of Yakima website – http://www.yakimawa.gov/

May 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief

Articles in the May 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter include – Everyone Can Help Conserve Water During Drought Year – Lunchtime Live Concert Series Returns to Performance Park May 29th – Cleanup Finished at First of Four Former Tiger Bin Mini-Mart Sites.

Click on the link below to see the May 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter, a publication of the City of Yakima Community Relations office.

May 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief

Bicycle Safety and Planning Events On Tap For Yakima

The “Feet in the Street” event on Sunday, May 17th in Downtown Yakima should provide lots of family fun along with important information on bicycle and pedestrian safety. The event will begin at 11:00 am on North 3rd Street near the Yakima Farmers Market.

The Yakima Police Department will host bicycle safety classes, Yakima Transit will demonstrate the proper use of bike racks on city buses, and walking tours will emphasis bicycle and pedestrian safety. Other activities will include the popular “Tour de Farce” bike race, a mini-bike rodeo, and a bicycle repair station.

The event will run until 3:00 pm and is sponsored by the City of Yakima, Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, and the Yakima Health District.

On Thursday, May 21st the kick-off event for development of Yakima’s Bike Master Plan will be held at the Yakima Convention Center from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. During “Voices for Our Streets”, the public will learn about the “complete streets” concept from several nationally- renowned experts and have an opportunity to provide comments on current and future bike facility needs in Yakima. Informational booths will also be set up at the event to allow visitors to connect and engage with representatives of agencies involved in local and regional transportation planning efforts.

The “Voices for Our Streets” meeting is just one of several ways the public can provide input on the Yakima Bicycle Master Plan. An online survey is currently available on the City of Yakima’s website. In addition to the survey, an interactive map allows users an opportunity to draw bike routes, point out problem areas for bicyclists, and identify popular designations. The online survey and interactive map can be accessed by clicking http://bit.ly/1KoSqF8.

The City has hired the Toole Design Group of Seattle to help coordinate the bicycle master plan development process for Yakima’s 300 miles of streets. The Yakima Bicycle Master Plan is expected to be finished in late 2015 or early 2016

 

Yakima Bicycle Events pdf

Portion of Fair Avenue to be Closed During Sewer Installation

The installation of new sewer service to a retail center will result in daytime closures of a portion of Fair Avenue tomorrow and Wednesday.

Fair Avenue between Nob Hill Boulevard and Lafollette Street will be closed to all traffic from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on both Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th while sewer lines are extended to the Fiesta Foods retail center. That section of Fair Avenue will be open to traffic overnight on Tuesday.

A detour around the project area will route drivers along 6th Street to Wilson Lane and then back to Fair Avenue.

While the project is underway, drivers can expect delays on roads near the project area. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed. Pickup of yard waste and refuse by City of Yakima crews may also be affected by the project.

Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area when necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For more information about the project, contact Construction Supervisor Bruce Floyd at 575-6138.

Sewer Line Installation Project – News Release

Power System Work to Impact Traffic at Nob Hill & 40th Avenue Intersection

A project involving improvements to part of the system used to deliver electricity to local homes and businesses will result in daytime traffic delays at the intersection of 40th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard on Monday, May 11th.

Crews from Pacific Power will be stringing new power lines in the area, which will result in the traffic signals at the 40th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard needing to operate in the flashing red mode while the project is underway. Flaggers will be in place to help drivers navigate the intersection safely. Work on the project will get underway at 6:00 am on Monday, May 11th, and is expected to be completed by about 3:00 pm.

During the project, traffic delays in the area are likely to occur. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the project is completed.

Access to homes and businesses in the area will be maintained and traffic will be allowed through the project area when possible.

As always, the schedule for this type of a project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For additional information about this project, contact Streets and Traffic Operations Manager Joe Rosenlund at 576-6430.

Power System Project – News Release

Improvement Project on North 6th Avenue to Impact Traffic

Improvements to several blocks of North 6th Avenue that are being made to accommodate the expansion of neighboring fruit processing facilities will impact traffic from now until late June or early July.

The improvements are being made as part of the growth of Washington Fruit & Produce Company operations west of North 6th Avenue and north of River Road. Mountain States Construction, a Sunnyside-based firm, is doing the work on behalf of Washington Fruit. The project includes reconstruction of several blocks of North 6th Avenue, installation of new curbs and gutters, and installation of new street lighting.

During the project, periodic traffic restrictions will be in place along the portion of North 6th Avenue that is being worked on. The underpass below BNSF Railway tracks that connects North 6th Avenue to Gordon Road will be closed to all traffic throughout the project.

While the project is underway, drivers can expect delays on roads near the project area. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed. Pickup of yard waste and refuse by City of Yakima crews may also be affected by the project.

Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area when necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For more information about the project, contact Construction Supervisor Bruce Floyd at 575-6138.

North 6th Avenue Improvement Project – News Release

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.

Action taken by the Council on May 5th included:

–     Authorizing five cruising events this summer in downtown Yakima

–     Approval of an agreement with JEM Development for additional downtown parking space

–     Approving formation of a law enforcement Critical Response Unit to handle high risk incidents

–     Allocating $20,000 to the Yakima 4th of July Celebration Committee for fireworks

Follow this link to watch Y-PAC coverage of the May 5th Yakima City Council meeting –http://bit.ly/1H1ikk2

Yakima City Council regular agenda business meetings air live on Charter Cable channel 194 and are replayed at 7:00 pm the following night. The meetings are shown again at 9:00 am on the following Saturday and Sunday and are also available on the City of Yakima website – http://www.yakimawa.gov/.