Sunnyside City Council Briefs


City should be able to use new fire truck by end of April

Sunnyside Fire Chief Jim Stanton reported to the City Council this past Monday night on the status of the city's new fire truck.

Stanton reported that the city should have access to the fire truck purchased in partnership with Yakima County by the end of April.

Police department earns accolades

Sunnyside City Councilman Alex de la Cruz extended words of congratulations to the Sunnyside Police Department this past Monday night.

de la Cruz informed the Council the police department had received a letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). de la Cruz said the Sunnyside Police Department was instrumental in capturing a subject who has eluded the FBI since 1996.

King holiday to be on April 5 agenda

At the request of Sunnyside City Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar, a discussion concerning the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will be on the April 5 agenda.

The city doesn't currently recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday for city staff. Aguilar wants to have the discussion to have the January holiday recognized by the city.

City staff to check on annual spring clean-up event

Sunnyside Mayor Pro-tem Mike Farmer requested at this past Monday night's Council meeting to have city staff look into whether there will be the annual spring clean-up day.

The annual spring clean-up day is held in conjunction with Yakima Waste Systems. Sunnyside residents are able to dispose of waste and other materials free of charge.

Interim City Manager Mark Kunkler said he would get in contact with Yakima Waste Systems about the status of the event and come back with a report to Council.

Vlieger in charge of 'Spirit' awards

Mayor Ed Prilucik placed Councilman Don Vlieger in charge of organizing the annual Spirit of Sunnyside awards.

The Spirit of Sunnyside awards are handed out during the community's annual Fourth of July celebration.

Vlieger said the awards recognize past, living and youth pioneers in the community. He was hoping to have nominations submitted by May 15.


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