Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Port officials meet behind closed doors
Port of Sunnyside commissioners made no announcement
following a 30-minute executive session regarding potential litigation and a
The commissioners held the executive session at a meeting on
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
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