Yakima City Council March 3rd Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will a hold regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 3rd, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the March 3rd regular meeting include: Presentation of the Yakima Valley Tourism 2019 Annual Report Resolution authorizing the Tahoma Cemetery Blue Star Memorial Agreement Public … Continued

Harman Center Closing First Week of March for Spring Cleaning

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center will be closed next week from Monday, March 2nd through Saturday, March 7th for an annual deep cleaning. “The building gets a lot of use and it’s time for a spring cleaning,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Work will include stripping and putting new finish on all floors, … Continued

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

Signal Work at 16th Avenue and Yakima Avenue to Impact Traffic

Some lanes of traffic will be affected this Wednesday, February 26th, so City of Yakima crews can change out the north and south left-turn traffic signals at the intersection of 16th Avenue and Yakima Avenue. The work will be done between 9:00 am and 11:00 am on Wednesday. The north/south turn lanes will not be … 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

Wastewater Line Project to Impact Traffic on Portion of Fair Avenue

A wastewater line installation project will impact traffic on a section of Fair Avenue from Monday, February 24th through mid-May. The section of Fair Avenue between Beech Street and Spruce Street will be limited to local access only from February 24th until the project is completed.  Detours will be in place to allow drivers to … 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