Moved to May 9 – Notice of Closed Record Hearing

The Selah City Council will hold a closed record public hearing to consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve with conditions, the Class 3 Review to expand an existing parking lot at John Campbell Elementary School. The hearing will be on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Selah City Council Chambers, 115 W. Naches Avenue, Selah, Washington. This is a closed record public hearing; no new testimony or information will be … Read More

Police Officer Employment Opportunity!

The City of Selah is creating an applicant registry of Entry Level and Lateral Entry Police Officers in order to fill a department vacancy.

Entry Level Police Officer

This position will be full-time, non-exempt. The minimum qualifications include:

Must be 21 years of age or older and a US Citizen; must have a High School Diploma or GED certificate and a valid Washington Driver’s License; must be in good health and able to meet LEOFF 2 standards. May not have any felony or domestic violence convictions.

The current salary is $47,772 for … Read More

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Come join the Selah Kiwanis for a pancake breakfast with everyone’s favorite bunny from 9 to 11am on Saturday April 15th, at the Selah Civic Center. Cost is $5 per adult, $3 for student K-12, and free for pre-school age. Bring your camera and document this fun event for the family.

Proceeds support projects serving the children of our community.


Notice of Development Application & Open Record Public Hearing


Application: On March 6, 2017 the City of Selah Planning Department received a Class 3 Use Review application from Hordan Planning Services, 410 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901 on behalf of Selah School District #119 to expand an existing parking lot at John Campbell School including seal-coat and restriping the existing parking lot and the construction of an additional 26,200 square feet of parking area, increasing the total … Read More

Looking for your Building Plans and Blueprints?

If you are a homeowner within the City of Selah and have built or remodeled your home since 1974 the Community Development and Planning Department may have originals or copies of building plans/ blueprints of your home or project. Washington State Law (RCW 40.14.070) in conjunction with the Washington State Archives (LU50-11-05) does not require our department to keep these plans at our facility after project completion. As such you may be able to obtain these plans for your own … Read More

Employment Opportunity

Swimming Pool Employment

The City of Selah is accepting applications for seasonal employees for the City Swimming Pool, including cashiers, lifeguards, and head lifeguards.

Lifeguards are responsible for patrolling the pool in order to maintain the absolute safety of the facility. Duties include, but are not limited to, enforcing rules, supervising swimmers in assigned areas of the pools during its use, preventing accidents, maintaining discipline, making rescues when necessary, and applying first aid and resuscitation techniques when needed.

Starting pay will be based on … Read More

Burn Ban lifted

Due to improving Air Quality the Burn Ban has been lifted by the YRCAA Air Pollution Control Officer for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas effective Monday January 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. until further notice.

Air quality can change rapidly; please keep watching and we will update the situation as necessary.

Burn Ban upgraded to Stage 2

⦁ A Stage 2 Burn Ban has been declared by the YRCAA Air Pollution Control Officer for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas effective Thursday January 26, 2017 at 4:30pm. Conditions will be reevaluated on Monday, January 30th at 9:30am. This burn ban has been called due to deteriorating air quality conditions.

⦁ Ventilation category will be poor.
⦁ Dispersion category will be poor.
⦁ A strong surface inversion will persist through at least Tuesday Jan.17th

During a Stage 2 Burn Ban:
1. All Outdoor Burning, including … Read More

Burn Ban downgraded to Stage 1

Due to improving Air Quality the Stage 2 Burn Ban has been Downgraded to Stage 1 by the YRCAA Air Pollution Control Officer for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas effective Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until further notice. Air quality can change rapidly; please keep watching and we will update the situation as necessary.


During a Stage 1 Burn Ban:

All Outdoor Burning, including Agricultural burning, is prohibited;The use of any fireplace, wood stove or fireplace insert … Read More

What you can do to prepare for flood emergencies

Heavy rains and winter weather can sometimes herald the possibility of emergency flooding.  The City of Selah proactively plans for emergency situations; however, it is still important for city and county residents to independently prepare by taking necessary precautions to protect themselves and their property. Learn more about how you can take precautionary flood measures. Check out these other sites for more useful emergency preparedness information:

Sign-Up for email/Cell phone emergency notifications 

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