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Sunnyside City Council Briefs

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Swan Market annexation clears first hurdle

The Sunnyside City Council on Monday night agreed to receive and refer for a future hearing an annexation request by Swan Market owner Leonardo Ramirez.

Public Works Director Jim Bridges said Ramirez is seeking to annex into the city because of problems with his septic tank. Bridges explained the county will not allow the market, located at 791 Swan Road, to replace its septic system because of the store's proximity to the Sunnyside city limits.

The next steps for Ramirez will be a public hearing at a future date before either the planning commission or hearing examiner.

Council recommends Padelford annexation

The Sunnyside City Council on Monday night approved a measure recommending that 120 acres owned by Don Padelford near the Sunnyside Airport be annexed into the city.

The move comes a month after the Sunnyside Planning Commission was unable to reach a majority decision on the annexation issue.

Before passing the motion, Councilwoman Theresa Hancock expressed concerns that the land not be used for residential housing in that it could limit future expansion of the airport. The area is currently zoned for industrial uses.

Last night's vote by council now sends the annexation for further review to the State Boundary Review Board and to the city's hearing examiner.

The city council will make a final decision on the annexation following the reviews.

Jan. 8 date set for hospital hearing

The Sunnyside City Council last night set Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, as a public hearing to consider a request by Sunnyside Community Hospital for the city to vacate a four-foot right-of-way on Tacoma Avenue.

The hospital needs the footage for expansion of the emergency department now underway.

The hearing will be held during council's regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 8.

Council adopts comprehensive plan

As required by state law, the Sunnyside City Council last night approved an update of the city's comprehensive plan for 2007.

The plan, last updated in 1995, describes plans, land use, zoning, housing, utilities and public infrastructure within the city of Sunnyside and its urban growth area.

S'side approves new committee

A Lodging Tax Advisory Committee was approved by the Sunnyside City Council last night.

The five-member committee, to be appointed by Mayor Ed Prilucik, will be responsible to review and make recommendations before the city makes any changes in its current hotel/motel tax rate.

S'side firm receives bid for city project

R.H. Perez Construction Company of Sunnyside was awarded an $83,961 bid by the Sunnyside City Council on Monday night to build vehicle/equipment sheds at the city's wastewater plant.

The project, which will protect the equipment from weather, also received a bid of $111,326 from Columbia River Steel and Construction of Grandview.

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