County updates surplus policy

In action this past Tuesday, Yakima County commissioners approved a move to update the county’s policy for disposal of surplus property – other than real estate – valued at less than $5,000.

Port approves pay increases

Following a 20-minute executive session on Tuesday of this week, Port of Sunnyside commissioners approved pay raises to take effect in 2015.

Parenting classes set

Sign-ups for “Strong Families” winter classes are now being taken.

Jail deal OK’d

Under an agreement signed yesterday, Tuesday, by Yakima County commissioners, the city of Sunnyside will pay from $50.60 to $56.80 per day per inmate – depending on the number of inmates Sunnyside sends to the county jail.

Council meeting called off

The regular meeting of the Grandview City Council scheduled for tonight, Dec. 23, has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

Addition finalized

The Sunnyside School Board last week accepted the work on Sunnyside High School’s addition as complete.

New schedules working well

The new schedule for Sunnyside School District’s middle schools is working and teachers do not want to change back, according to administrators from both schools.

Affirmative action on track

The Sunnyside School Board approved the district’s five-year affirmative action plan last week.

Officers elected

The Sunnyside School Board of Directors re-elected Rocky Simmons as president and elected Sandra Linde as vice president at last week’s meeting.

Port officials waive late fees

In action last night, Monday, Port of Sunnyside commissioners agreed to waive late fees totaling a little more than $1,400.

Tease photo

Prepping for 2015

Gary Holwegner, Port of Sunnyside spray field manager, shares with port commissioners last night, Monday, that crews are tending to seasonal duties such as supply inventory and building maintenance due to recent rains.

Volunteer farmers sought

Small farmers and ranchers in the Yakima Valley are needed to help WSU researchers answer the question, “What do you know about environmental health terms and risks?”

Honeyford on ways and means committee

Sen. Jim Honeyford was renamed as vice-chair of the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee when lawmakers met to decide who would lead committees in 2015.

Debit cards for inmates

The Sunnyside City Council agreed unanimously last Monday night to allow the Keefe Commissary Network to provide debit cards to inmates in the Sunnyside jail.

MERIT contract OK’d