Yakima Yard Waste Collection Begins March 2nd

Yard waste collection in the City of Yakima will begin Monday, March 2nd. The City’s Refuse Division will provide weekly yard waste pick-up from March 2nd through November 30th. “Please have the green yard waste cart available by 6:00 a.m. on the curb or alley on the day of scheduled pick-up,” said Refuse and Recycling … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions. There is one youth position available on the Community Integration Committee. The position has a two-year term and applicants must live within Yakima city limits. Appointments shall be made to ensure that varied community perspectives are represented … Continued

MLK Jr. Park Groundbreaking Ceremony is February 27th

A groundbreaking ceremony at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 27th will mark more than $160,000 in improvements to the City of Yakima’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Improvements include playground equipment, a 576 square-foot picnic shelter and more security lighting. Yakima Downtown Rotary President Eric Silvers chose the park as the site for the new … Continued

Yakima City Council February 18th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, February 18th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving the 4th Quarter 2019 Capital Improvement Projects Report Reviewing utility billing payment arrangement guidelines Approving recommendations to boards, commissions and committees Agreeing to schedule a special meeting/listening session to ask for public input on the … Continued

Crack Sealing Project to Impact Traffic on Summitview

A project involving “crack sealing” will impact traffic along a portion of Summitview Avenue from Wednesday, February 19th through Friday, February 21st. City of Yakima crews will be filling cracks along the section of Summitview between 56th Avenue and 66th Avenue from February 19th through February 21st.  Work on the project will take place from … Continued

Free Workshop Focuses on Pollinators, Water Conservation

A free workshop will teach home owners how to develop attractive landscaping that uses little water. The Spring 2020 Heritage Garden Workshop is titled “Sharing the Love for Native Plants & Pollinators.” It is presented by the North & South Yakima Conservation Districts, as well as the Benton Conservation District. It will be held from … Continued

Yakima City Council February 18th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 18th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the February 18th regular meeting include: Lemonade Day proclamation from the Chamber of Commerce. The 4th Quarter 2019 Capital Improvement Projects Report. Utility billing payment … Continued

Convention Center Project to Impact Traffic on North 8th Street

Work in preparation for the Yakima Convention Center expansion will close a section of North 8th Street starting tomorrow, Friday, February 14th. North 8th Street will be closed to traffic from Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way to East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard while the project contractor, Total Site Services, makes underground water, sewer and storm … Continued