Repaving of Damaged Yakima Avenue Sections to begin Next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, Columbia Asphalt & Gravel, Inc. (“Columbia”), a Yakima-based contracting firm, will begin repaving sections of Yakima Avenue between 1st Street and 2nd Street that were damaged as a result of a water main break that occurred last Saturday. The project to fix the damage done to the roadway began yesterday when City crews … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the November 4th agenda include: –    Reconsideration of holding an advisory vote election next year on the proposed downtown central plaza project –   Setting a December 9th, … Continued

Work Underway to Fix Damage Caused by Water Main Break

City of Yakima crews got started today on a project that will repair damage to a one-block section of Yakima Avenue that was caused by a water main break that occurred this past Saturday. The first step in the repair process is for City crews to grind up and remove asphalt in most of the … Continued

Irrigation System Improvements Being Made in Yakima Neighborhoods

P.O.W. Contracting, Inc., a Pasco-based construction firm, is the primary contractor for an approximately $980,000 project that will improve the irrigation system in several neighborhoods in Yakima. Work on the West Yakima Irrigation System Phase 2 Improvements project will begin on Thursday, October 30 and is expected to be completed by the start of the … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a special meeting and study session on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014. Action taken by the Council on October 28th included: –    Modification of City’s response to a recent Federal Court ruling concerning the election process for city council members –    Requesting additional funding options concerning refuse and recycling rates –    … Continued

Online Survey Will Gather Input on City Sign Regulations

The Yakima community has the opportunity to help reshape the way the City of Yakima regulates how signs are displayed by filling on an online survey. How many signs can be displayed at a single location, where signs can be placed, and other elements of the City’s sign regulations are currently under review. The feedback … Continued

Utility Work to Close a Portion of North 35th Avenue

Installation of a water line will result in the closure of North 35th Avenue between Englewood Avenue and West Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday, October 29th. The work will begin at 7:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm. Detours around the construction site will be available, but because of heavy traffic volume in the … Continued

City Council Special Meeting/Study Session Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a special agenda meeting and study session on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014. The meeting begins at 10:00 am at Yakima City Hall. Items on the October 28th agenda include: –   Redesign of City Council election system –   Discussion on refuse and recycling rates –   Presentation of 2015 Preliminary Budget … Continued

Road Damage Caused by Water Main Break Being Assessed

It will likely take a few days to fully evaluate the extent of damage a water main break that occurred early this morning did to a downtown section of Yakima Avenue and to determine what repairs will need to be made to the roadway. Until a more complete assessment is completed, Yakima Avenue between 1st … Continued

Special Yakima City Council Meeting Scheduled for October 28th

A special meeting of the Yakima City Council has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 28th at 10:00 am so the Council can discuss its efforts to redesign its Council election system.  The redesign of the Council election system became necessary after a federal judge ruled in August that certain elements of the existing system do … Continued