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Commissioners approve regional stormwater deal

YAKIMA — A regional effort to obtain funds for stormwater planning was approved Tuesday by Yakima County commissioners.

The regional stormwater management planning group includes the county, Sunnyside, Union Gap, Moxee and the city of Yakima.

Sunnyside's city council approved its participation in the plan last week. The cooperative effort is intended to generate $75,000 in state money to each of the participants to address stormwater needs.

"It just makes sense," commissioner Jesse Palacios said of the regional plan. "The state likes to see a single plan instead of five different ones."

County signs contract with Goodwill Industries

YAKIMA — County commissioners on Tuesday approved a two-year agreement with Goodwill Industries totalling $170,256. The contract is a fee for services provided by Goodwill for the developmentally disabled.

Irrigation franchise approved

YAKIMA — A non-exclusive irrigation franchise for Sunnyside resident Stephen Winfree and the Upland Water Users Association became official Tuesday when county commissioners signed the franchise agreement.

The franchise permits placing irrigation pipes under, over or beside the intersection of Swan Road and Riverside Avenue.

The franchise is non-exclusive, which means others are eligible to apply for irrigation systems in the same area.

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