Council rule changes, meeting times to be finalized July 26
The main highlight of the Monday, July 26, Sunnyside City
Council meeting is expected to be a series of procedural changes for meetings.
Council is expected to adopt a resolution limiting the
number of meetings each month from four to two. Under the resolution, Council
will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. Council
is also expected to adopt a change that limits public participation for
non-agenda items from being on the agenda twice to just once every meeting.
Also scheduled to be before Council July 26 is a public
hearing for the city's six-year transportation improvement program and a set of
liquor license renewals. Council is also expected to convene in executive
Council approves chamber request
The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night formally
approved a budget amendment to fund a request from the Sunnyside Chamber of
The Chamber had approached Council earlier this month about
providing matching funds for a grant it had received from U.S. Bank. The
chamber was seeking $2,748 from the city to providing matching dollars for the
grant that will be used to upgrade the electrical system on Sixth Street between
Decatur and Franklin avenues. The upgrade is designed to provide more
electrical capacity for events occurring in the downtown area.
The matching funds Council approved will come from the
city's tourism fund.