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Grandview City Council Briefs

Food service agreement

with county OK'd

GRANDVIEW - Tuesday night, Grandview City Council members voted to approve an agreement with Yakima County that will ultimately lead to the city receiving $100 less per month for the use of the kitchen at the Grandview senior center.

According to the city, in late 2004 the Yakima County Department of Food Services decided that it would no longer use the Grandview kitchen to prepare the lunch that is served at the local senior center. Instead, the meals will be prepared at the main kitchen in Yakima and then brought down to Grandview and other Lower Valley locations. Since the county will be using the kitchen less, the agreement notes that the reimbursement from the county will drop from $200 to $100 a month.

Aquatic center presentation brought to council

GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council members had a chance last night (Tuesday) to hear the latest news on the proposed aquatics center.

Members of the Grandview Parks and Recreation Service Area Board talked to council about the project, showcasing two pool set-ups the board is currently examining. The presentation made to the Grandview City Council was just one of seven presentations the board has made over the past two weeks. The board plans on taking one of the aquatic center options to voters in the spring.

Reciprocal detention agreement

with county OK'd

GRANDVIEW - Tuesday night, Grandview City Council members voted to approve a reciprocal correction/detention agreement with Yakima County.

The agreement, which extends the city's current reciprocal agreement with the county until Jan. 31, 2005, makes it possible for the city to house and feed county inmates in its jail facility and for the county to house and feed city inmates.

City attorney honored for 25 years

of service

GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Attorney Jack Maxwell was honored for 25 years of service to the community during Tuesday night's Grandview City Council meeting.

"He's done an excellent job," said Mayor Norm Childress. "We'd like to thank you for your service, Jack."

Maxwell has served as city attorney for Grandview since January 1980.

Council takes

its time with nuisance ordinance

GRANDVIEW - Tuesday night, Grandview City Council decided to take its time reviewing the draft of the city's proposed new nuisance ordinance.

"I don't think we're ready to discuss it....until we have some time to ingest it," said Mayor Norm Childress.

He said council will take a look at the draft ordinance during its Feb. 7 meeting. He noted that this will give council members a chance to thoroughly read over the draft and be ready to discuss it in detail.

Council set to appoint new member Feb. 7

GRANDVIEW - Who the newest member of the Grandview City Council will be is set to be decided during the Feb. 7 meeting.

Tuesday night, Mayor Norm Childress said the city had received three letters of interest for the council position vacated by Mike Bren. The three candidates are Jan McDonald, John Hunting and Javier Rodriguez.

Council members decided the three candidates will be given time to speak during the Feb. 7 meeting. Childress said after the presentations are made, council members will go into executive session, where they will discuss who will be appointed to the open position. He said they plan on announcing the chosen candidate immediately following the executive session.

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