Yakima County Briefs


Computer recycling program launched

YAKIMA - The Yakima County Commissioners' meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, served as an opportunity to launch a computer recycling program, dubbed "Take it Back."

The program is a partnership between the county and five Yakima-area computer businesses.

According to county officials, "Take it Back" offers consumers the opportunity to recycle old computers and other electronics at participating stores.

For more information, or a list of locations accepting computers for recycling, contact Yakima County Public Services, Waste Division at 509-574-2450.

County adopts six-year street improvement program

YAKIMA - Woodin Road between Scoon Road and Maple Grove Road is among the road improvements Yakima County is planning for 2006.

Resurfacing Woodin from gravel to a paved roadway is part of a six-year transportation plan submitted to county commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Other Lower Valley road improvements set for 2006 include Edison Road from Swan Road to four-tenths of a mile past Swan, and Washout Road from Van Belle Road to the Sunnyside city limits.

Crewport underwater inspection tabled

YAKIMA - An ordinance to authorize a contract bid to do a final underwater inspection of the new Crewport water tank was tabled by county commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The move was due to the fact contractor Liquivision Technology has not yet signed the inspection agreement, explained public works director Vern Redifer.


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