Yakima City Council May 3rd Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022. Agenda items for the May 3rd regular meeting include: Introduction of Assistant City Manager Rosylen Oglesby Discussion about applying for County American Rescue Plan Act funds for internet in City parks. Discussion on amending the Council Rules of … Continued

Selection of New Assistant City Manager Announced

Yakima City Manager Bob Harrison announced today that Rosylen Oglesby has been selected to fill the position of assistant city manager. “Rosylen brings to the City a wealth of experience in a wide range of local government disciplines,” said Harrison.  “She has followed a very deliberate career path that has provided her with opportunities to … Continued

Road Project to Close Section of Englewood Avenue

A section of Englewood Avenue will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, April 28th, for an asphalt removal and replacement project. Englewood Avenue will be closed between 53rd Avenue and 56th Avenue from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm tomorrow. A detour route will be in effect during the closure. Flaggers will be on site to assist drivers … Continued

Harman Center Offers Wellness Fair for Seniors

The City of Yakima Harman Center is hosting a free wellness fair this Friday, April 29th, for seniors. The Defying Aging Wellness Fair is 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Friday. “This is our first wellness fair and we look forward to a great turnout,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “It’s all about seniors staying … Continued

City Seeks Applicants for Lodging Tax & Tourism Promotion Funds

The City of Yakima will begin receiving applications next Monday, May 2nd, for Fiscal Year 2023 lodging tax & tourism promotion grant funds. July 1st is the application deadline. Additional information is available in the application for City of Yakima Lodging Tax and Tourism Promotion Grant Funds. Click 2023-LTAC-Application-Revised-3.15.2022.pdf (yakimawa.gov) for a copy of the … Continued

Paving Project to Close Section of Englewood Avenue  

Asphalt work will close a section of Englewood Avenue on Monday, April 25th, 2022. Englewood Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between North 32nd Avenue and North 34th Avenue. Detours will be in place to route traffic around the project. Local access to residents and businesses will be maintained. Emergency vehicles will be allowed … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council seeks volunteers interested in serving on City boards, committees, and commissions: Board of Appeals currently has two available openings and two upcoming term expirations. Community Integration Committee has four openings (including two youth openings) and two upcoming term expirations. Henry Beauchamp Advisory Committee has one vacancy and two upcoming term expirations. … Continued

Work on Nelson Dam Project to Result in Temporary Road Closures

Work continues on the Nelson Dam removal and replacement project and will result in temporary road closures over the next couple of weeks. Work scheduled to continue next week includes pouring concrete for a new fish screen structure. The work requires temporary closure of South Naches Road at Powerhouse Road. This closure will start at … Continued

Playground Build Underway for Miller Park

Work began this week to install a new playground at Miller Park, located at 4th Street and E Street. Cost of the playground equipment and install is $148,000. It is funded through the Washington State Legislative Capital Budget and private donations. The new playground is part of a community effort launched in September 2020 to … Continued

Yakima City Council April 19th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 19th. Action taken by the Council included: Appointing Colleda Monick to the Planning Commission Adopting the Yakima City Council Election Districts 2022 map Approving an ordinance amending the City of Yakima Municipal Code, Chapter 1.04: City Council Election Districts and adopting the updated districting … Continued