Council approves mutual aid agreement
GRANDVIEW - Monday night, Grandview City Council approved a
mutual aid agreement with the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management.
The agreement brings all of the cities, fire districts and Yakima
County together under one mutual aid agreement that is coordinated by the
Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management.
Council receives update on cable TV upgrade
GRANDVIEW - Monday night, Grandview City Administrator Jim
Sewell talked to members of Council about the cable television upgrades being
made by Charter Communications.
Sewell reported that upgrades were originally scheduled to
be completed by the end of the year, and at this point Charter has all of the
underground work complete and is working on hanging cable from PP&L power
poles throughout the community.
Sewell said the company is hoping to begin phasing in
upgraded connections as early as October.
Council approves fencing ordinance
GRANDVIEW - People living in Grandview will now have to
apply for a building permit before they can install a fence.
Monday night, Grandview City Council approved a new fencing
ordinance that sets in place a variety of regulations when it comes to the
installation of a new fence. The regulations include that the fence can not be
more than six feet tall unless a special use permit is granted and outlines
material that can not be used to construct a fence, such as barbed wire,
plywood, pallets, cardboard and used tires.
The new ordinance will go into effect Aug. 9.
Council outlaws parking area near middle school
GRANDVIEW - Monday night, Grandview City Council voted to
eliminate parking on West Second Street in front of Grandview Middle School.
Parking will be eliminated for 60 feet along the south side
of Second Street, from the intersection of Hillcrest west, and 116 feet of
parking will be eliminated on the north side of the street from Hillcrest west.
County auditor explains new voting system
GRANDVIEW - Yakima County Auditor Corky Mattingly talked to
members of Grandview City Council about the new electronic voting system that
will be used in Yakima County during this fall's general election.
She showed one of the electronic voting mechanisms to
members of the council, showing them how the system will work. She pointed out
the system does not use a touch screen, instead people will use a rotary dial
to cast their vote.
Grandview Council approves rezone application
GRANDVIEW - Monday night, Grandview City Council approved
the rezone of nearly five acres of property located off of West Fifth Street.
The request for re-zoning was made by Dr. Fred Boboth.
Boboth requested the property be rezoned from AF1
agriculture to R-1 single family residential.