Port of Sunnyside Briefs


Port officials meet behind closed doors

Port of Sunnyside commissioners made no announcement following a 30-minute executive session regarding potential litigation and a land purchase.

The commissioners held the executive session at a meeting on Monday night.

Wetlands habitat funding still up in the air

Port of Sunnyside Manager Amber Hansen announced Monday night that her agency is still in the running for federal funding for a wetlands habitat project.

Hansen said the project hasn't been approved yet, but is still vying for federal dollars.

Grant secured for Port study

Port of Sunnyside commissioners on Monday night approved two contracts regarding a planning study for improving the industrial park on East Edison Avenue.

The port owns 105 acres on East Edison Avenue and has been for years working to develop an industrial park in the area.

The first of the contracts that was approved was for a grant for $13,000, which will come from the Yakima County SIED program. The money is a grant and the Port will not have to repay any of it.

The other contract approved by Port commissioners on Monday night was with the Portland based Mitch Nelson Group to conduct the industrial park feasibility evaluation. The grant money from the county will help cover the $58,000 price tag for the project.

Commissioners approve expenditures

During Monday night's meeting, Port of Sunnyside commissioners approved payroll and voucher payments for September.

The port approved $174,526 in voucher payments and a $20,599 payroll list.


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