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City council debates school district’s share of school resource officer costs

It took quite a bit of discussion this past Monday evening before the Sunnyside City Council came to an agreement on a contract it was willing to enter into with the Sunnyside School District. Specifically, the agreement is a continuation of the policy of the city providing the schools with on-site police officers.

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Sunnyside City Council Briefs

Sunnyside reserve officers Joaquin and Josue Bustamante are introduced to the city council this past Monday night.

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Stadium upgrade progressing well

The $1.6 million construction of Grandview High School’s athletic facilities is well on its way.

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Swim team donation

Sunnyside swim team representatives were presented with a check for $4,254.92 from the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club this past Monday.

More houses in Harvest Village

Phase three of the Harvest Village housing development by Aho Construction has been approved by the Sunnyside City Council.

Firefighter, officer hired

The city of Sunnyside has hired a new firefighter and a new officer, according to Human Resources Director Anna Bullock.

New police commander nearly hired

The city of Sunnyside will have a new police commander as soon as Aug. 10, according to Police Chief Al Escalera.

Workshop meeting canceled

The Sunnyside City Council workshop meeting scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

Ochoa off planning commission

Victor Ochoa has had his membership on the Sunnyside Planning Commission revoked due to three unexcused absences.

City staff benefits OK’d

Monday night, the Sunnyside City Council approved a collective bargaining agreement and an ordinance for insurance premium contribution rates for non-represented employees.

NNO street closures OK’d

The Sunnyside City Council approved street closures for National Night Out block parties around Sunnyside.

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Sunnyside City Council

Micaela Razo of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy makes a presentation to the Sunnyside City Council about her organization.

Personnel changes in Mabton get OK

The Mabton School Board this past Monday approved contracts for one classified staff member and five certified staff.

Board approves fund transfer

At Monday’s Mabton School Board meeting a resolution to transfer $100,000 from the 2014-15 general fund to the capital projects fund was approved.

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Mabton OKs $12.1 million schools budget

Schools in the community of Mabton will operate on a $12.1 million budget this coming school year.