Community Clean Ups Proving Successful

The first three community fall clean up events that the City of Yakima’s Refuse Division has coordinated this year have been big successes.  In total, the Sept. 7th, Sept. 28th, and Oct. 12th  clean ups have yielded nearly 20 tons (40,000 pounds) of trash, 2 tons of metal and 638 old tires.  Combined with earlier … Continued

New Donated Pet Oxygen Mask Helps Save Dog From Fire

As East Valley firefighters got to the scene of a house fire in Terrace Heights on October 14th, they were discouraged to find the home fully involved, but were pleased to learn that man who lived there was not inside.  However, the man’s dog, Thor, was reportedly trapped in the blaze. Once additional fire crews … Continued

Community Christmas Tree Needed for Downtown Yakima

The Downtown Yakima Business Improvement District is looking for a Community Christmas Tree.  The tree will be put on display during the holidays at Millennium Plaza in front of the Capitol Theatre on South 3rd street. The tree should be between 30 and 40 feet high, easily accessible by a crane on a flatbed truck and … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Session Review

The Yakima City Council held a study session on Monday, October 21st at Yakima City Hall. At the study session on October 21st the Council –      Discussed the 2014 Preliminary City Budget –      Endorsed creation of a downtown public plaza and continued work on implementing the Downtown Yakima Master Plan Yakima City Council study sessions are … Continued

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Wastewater Plant Bioreactor

Reduced operating costs, increased treatment capacity and a new economic development tool, are among the benefits of a new bioreactor at the Yakima Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant operated by the City of Yakima. A ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the facility will be held on Thursday, October 24th at 10:30 AM at the Regional … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Session Preview

The Yakima City Council holds a study session on Monday, October 21st.  The meeting begins at 10:00 am at Yakima City Hall. Items on the October 21st study session include: –          Presentation of 2014 Preliminary City Budget                                                                 –          Discussion regarding implementation of The Downtown Yakima Master Plan Additional study session information is available at Yakima … Continued

Dedication for River Road Rebuild and Expansion

Dedication ceremonies marking completion of major improvements to River Road in Yakima will be held on Tuesday October 22nd at 2:00 pm.  Representatives from the City of Yakima, Washington Fruit, the Yakima School District and the State of Washington have been invited to attend the ceremony to discuss the importance of the project to Yakima’s … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013.  Action taken by the Council on October 15th included: –   Adopting findings of fact affirming a six month moratorium on new digital signs –   Setting a November 5th public hearing regarding regulations of communication towers –   Setting a … Continued

Biodegradable Bags Return for Fall Leaf Collection Program

For the sixth year in a row, the City of Yakima Refuse Division is giving away free biodegradable bags to Yakima residents as part of its Fall Leaf Collection Program. The City’s Refuse Division is giving away bags at the Public Works Complex located at 2301 Fruitvale Boulevard from now until supplies run out.  Bags … Continued

October 2103 City of Yakima Issues Brief

In this edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newletter – Dedication of S Sgt Pendleton Way to Take Place on Veterans Day – Yakima Police Explorers Post Among Best in the State – Getting Rid of Unwanted Prescription Drugs Will be Free…and Easy October 2013 City of Yakima Issues Brief