Sumner’s Clean Audit

Audits are quite dry and frankly, not the most exciting to read. However, they are among the most important documents for a City. Our complete FY2018 Audit from the Washington State Auditor includes no exit items, management letters or findings. An audit is not as visual as a bridge being Read more…

Asphalt Batch Plants

The topic of asphalt batch plants has come up in Sumner recently. Although the City has not received an application for a new asphalt batch plant, zoning code changes related to an existing mineral extraction company prompted some questions since the State defines asphalt batching as an accessory use of Read more…

Council Meeting

Thanks to our partners at Pierce County TV, we are now able to stream our Council meetings live on our website and leave the video up for you to see here. Watch here for the September 16, 2019 meeting. To see previous meetings, click here for an archive.

Sound Transit Survey

We’ve talked about parking garages, interchanges and pedestrian improvements with Sound Transit. Now, it’s time to talk capacity. The Sounder South Capacity Expansion team is developing a plan to expand service capacity in the South Sound. That could range from additional daily trips to station upgrades to accommodate longer trains. Read more…

Traffic Avenue Changes

UPDATE 9/18/19: the contractor changed what was previously noticed as a full closure of the overpass to a one-land closure for this week. Here are the latest traffic changes: There’s no parking along the shoulder of Traffic Avenue northbound from the City limits to the overpass. This affects Sound Transit commuters. Read more…

Traffic Avenue Breaks Ground

It’s an interchange that serves many from Sumner and Puyallup, so the groundbreaking to add two new lanes plus pedestrian crossings is a big deal to the South Sound region. Thank you to all our partners and participants. To learn more about the project and get updates, click here.

PSRC Honors Sumner

At the past City Council Meeting, Josh Brown with the Puget Sound Regional Council presented Sumner with the Vision 2040 Award for our designated Manufacturing Industrial Center subarea plan that we share with the City of Pacific. This designation and award highlight the regional benefit of this area and its Read more…