Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the March 3rd agenda include –    Recognition of retiring fire department secretary Rita Mantey –    A public hearing on adoption of the Yakima Airport Master Plan –    … Continued

2015 Yard Waste Pick Up Service To Begin

It is that time of year again when the City of Yakima Refuse Division resumes weekly collection of yard waste. The service will start next week and continue until the end of November. More than a quarter of Yakima’s 25,000 refuse customers voluntarily subscribe to the yard waste pick up service, which costs $2.96 a … Continued

Allied Arts Building to be Razed this Weekend

The longtime home of the Warehouse Theatre Company, a gallery that often featured the work of local artists, multiple classrooms, and the offices of the non-profit Allied Arts of Yakima Valley will be razed on Saturday, February 28th. Demolition of the building is expected to begin around 8:00 am that day. More than a year … Continued

Parking Lot Project to Impact Traffic on 40th Avenue

Traffic along a one-block portion of 40th Avenue near Fisher Park Golf Course will be impacted today, Friday, and next Monday while work associated with a golf course parking lot project is underway. The outside northbound lane of 40th Avenue in front of the golf course will be closed from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm … Continued

New Windows Alive! Art Displays Start March 8th In Downtown Yakima

In 2013, the Yakima Arts Commission, an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council, developed an idea to harness the creativity of Central Washington artists to help invigorate windows of empty downtown storefronts by displaying their work as part of a new project called, “Windows Alive!”. Based on similar projects that have proven successful … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015. Action taken by the Council on February 17th included: –   Approval of $100,000 for marketing and operational expenses at the Yakima Valley SunDome –   Rejecting a public advisory vote on the proposed Yakima downtown plaza –   Establishing … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the February 17th agenda include: –    Council direction on potential and pending items before the state legislature –    Establishing no parking zones along parade routes –    A … Continued

February 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief

The February 2015 edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes the following articles: Generosity of Local Service Clubs Makes a Big Difference for Parks – Procurement Manager Named to Organization’s Leadership Post – City Program Repairs Homes of Senior and Disabled Residents. Click on the link below to see the February 2015 … Continued

Irrigation System Improvements Nearly Complete

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 is nearly complete and will be finished in time for the start of the 2015 irrigation season … Continued