Vehicle’s Mechanical Failure Results in Minor Damage

While maintenance was being performed on a City of Yakima Public Works Department vehicle at about 8:00 am today, a yet-to-be-determined mechanical failure occurred, which resulted in the vehicle’s transmission engaging.  The vehicle, which is primarily used to haul refuse carts (garbage cans), went through two rollup doors of a maintenance building and eventually came … Continued

Water Service Line Repairs to Restrict Traffic on Lincoln Avenue

Water service line repairs will result in traffic restrictions on Lincoln Avenue between North 20th Avenue and North 16th Avenue on Thursday, May 17th.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Traffic will be channeled around the project area. Because of heavy traffic volumes on Lincoln Avenue, drivers … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Plath Avenue

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Pleasant Avenue from Tuesday, May 15th through Thursday, May 17th. As a result of the project, Plath Avenue will be closed between 16th Avenue and 17th Avenue until the project is completed.  The southbound, outside lane of 16th Avenue from Logan Avenue to Mead … Continued

Candidates Should be Aware of Sign Code Requirements

With Yakima County’s official candidate filing week beginning today (Monday, May 14th), the City of Yakima reminds candidates and their supporters that signs cannot be affixed to City property – including fences or utility poles – or placed within City parks (other than public rights-of-way adjacent to parks). Campaign signs also be removed promptly after … Continued

Lions Pool Reopened Following Pump Repair

Lions Pool, the City of Yakima’s indoor aquatics facility, was reopened at 6:00 am today following a temporary closure yesterday (Thursday, May 10th) while an emergency repair was completed to the pool’s main recirculation pump.    “We thank the loyal users of Lions Pool for their patience while the facility was temporarily closed for the … Continued

May 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the May 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – May 2018 Issues Brief The May 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles on a landscaping project that will conserve water, the four finalists for Yakima Fire Chief, and the city’s continued record-low unemployment rate. The City … Continued

Yakima City Council May 15th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 15th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street.  Agenda items for the May 15th business meeting include: Amending the Ellensburg-Yakima Interlocal Commuter Service contract. Considering an ordinance amending fire inspection fees. Modifying a lease with … Continued

Pump Repair Results in Temporary Closure of Lions Pool

Lions Pool, the City of Yakima’s indoor aquatics facility, has been closed temporarily while an emergency repair is being conducted on the pool’s main recirculation pump.  The repair will be completed as quickly as possible.  However it is not known at this point exactly how long it will take to finish the work. Once the … Continued

Paving Project to Impact Traffic on I Street

A paving project will result in the closure of a section of I Street for part of the day on Friday, May 11th. As a result of the project, I Street between 1st Street and 1st Avenue will be closed on May 11th from 5:30 am to about 3:30 pm.  Detour routes will be in … Continued