April 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief

Articles in the 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief include: Yakima Making Another Run at All-America City Status –  Viva La Música Free Concert Series Returns for Second Year – Longtime City Employee Named Interim Human Resources Director.  Click on the link below to see the latest edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief, … Continued

Randall Park Wildlife Viewing Deck Nearing Completion

Construction on the $70,000 Randall Park wildlife viewing deck began earlier this year thanks to fund raising efforts that were spearheaded by the Yakima Southwest Rotary Club and a grant from the Yakima Rotary Trust. “The new deck will be a tremendous improvement for visitors and replaces a structure that was in really bad shape,” … Continued

New Dog Park at Randall Park Dedication this Saturday

Since it opened in early December last year, the first dog park built by the City of Yakima has been being enjoyed by dogs big and small and their owners. The Randall Park Dog Park, however, still needed a few finishing touches before it was officially done, and those final details had to wait to … 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 has improved the irrigation system in several neighborhoods in Yakima.  Work on the West Yakima Irrigation System Phase 2 Improvements project, which began in November of 2014, is nearly complete. The contractor has completed the installation of all … Continued

Portion of Lincoln to be Closed During Sewer Installation

The installation of new sewer service will result in daytime closure of a portion of Lincoln Avenue on Monday, April 13th. Lincoln between 60th Avenue and 63rd Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on April 13th. Detour routes will be in place to allow drivers to avoid the … Continued

Utility Work To Impact Traffic At Busy Yakima Intersection

The installation of a new stormwater manhole will impact drivers at the intersection of 32nd Avenue and Summitview Avenue on Tuesday, April 14th and Wednesday, April 15th. Westbound traffic on Summitview will be restricted to a single lane in the construction area and 32nd Avenue will be closed on the north side of the intersection … Continued

Utility Work to Close a Portion of East Viola Avenue

Repairs to a water line will result in the closure of East Viola Avenue between South 18th Street and South 19th Street on Thursday, April 9th. 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 … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. Action taken by the Council on April 7th included: –         Approving an agreement with SOZO Sports of Central Washington for a multi-sports complex. –         Authorizing a professional services contract for engineering and design work on the Downtown Yakima … Continued