Surplus property approved for sale
GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council members approved a list
of items to be surplused. The list includes items from both the Public Works
and the Grandview Police departments. Among those items approved for sale at
auction are six used vehicle batteries, a Chevy panel van, three truck tool
boxes, a wide array of car stereos, two patrol cars and an animal control
Grandview Police Chief Dave Charvet said the two patrol cars
being surplused have already been replaced and the new animal control vehicle
should arrive in the next couple of weeks.
City Administrator Jim Sewell said the vehicles were
scheduled for replacement this year.
New stop sign
to be erected
GRANDVIEW - A new stop sign will be erected at the
intersection of Concord Avenue with East and West Concord Avenues following a
decision made by Grandview City Council members Monday night.
Grandview Police Chief Dave Charvet told council members he
has received quite a few complaints from that neighborhood of cars speeding
through the area. He said it was neighborhood residents who suggested a stop
sign be placed at the intersection to help slow down traffic.
The intersection is currently unsigned.
City joins county efforts to update Growth Management Act
GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council members voted Monday
night to join efforts with Yakima County to update the city's Critical Area
Ordinance and Shoreline Master Program, both of which are Growth Management Act
City Clerk Anita Palacios explained that the county has
received state grant funding and is offering to take a regional approach to the
Council approves comprehensive plan amendment and rezone
GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council members approved a
request made by Dan and Harriet Alexander to amend the city's Comprehensive
Plan to change the future land use designation of approximately 13 acres
located off of Wine Country Road near the east entrance into Grandview.
The 13 acres is located in two parcels, both of which are
currently zoned agriculture with a future land use designation of residential.
The rezone request was to change the future land use designation of the north
parcel to commercial and the other parcel to single family residential.
After approval by Grandview City Council the request will be
forwarded to the Washington State Growth Management Division for a 60-day
Poteet honored for years of service
GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council members recognized police
dispatcher Sue Poteet, who recently retired from the Grandview Police
Department. Poteet has worked full-time at the department since January 1980
and just recently retired.
Poteet told Mayor Mike Bren that upon retiring she plans on
traveling and visiting relatives.