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Cemetery Awarded Grant

The State of Washington’s Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation awarded the Sumner Cemetery with an $18,000 grant to replace the roof on the Chapel Mausoleum. Built in 1971, this flat-roof, concrete building holds indoor and outdoor crypts, as well as glass front and bronze niches inside.  The inside chapel Read more…

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Earth Overshoot Day

August 1 is Earth Overshoot Day ―the date when we (all of humanity) have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year. To recognize this, here are some things the City is doing to help reduce our ecological footprint: Working towards switching to paperless methods Read more…

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New Sewer Averages

Did the sewer portion of your bill change this month? Yes, why? Every June the City recalculates your sewer rates for each individual residential property. How? Calculations are based on water that you used in the prior six months (November through May). This sets your sewer rate for the next Read more…

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Sewer Smoke Testing

This summer, the City of Sumner will be conducting tests of the sanitary sewers throughout the city.  These tests involve blowing harmless “smoke” into the sewer to find where unwanted storm water enters the sewer.  As a result, you may see “smoke” coming from roof vents, building foundations, manhole covers Read more…

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Doing Business in Sumner

Some call us the best little town the Pacific Northwest has to offer, but don’t let our small-town charm fool you. Behind that friendly smile is an award-winning planned community, four freeway interchanges, commuter rail station and access to two major Pacific Coast ports…all waiting to serve your customers!  Give Read more…

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Six Simple Steps to Save $$

People always ask how to get more city services for lower taxes. The answer? Do a few simple tasks yourself. If everyone did this, the City would have hundreds of hours of staff time for bigger projects. 1. Pick up pet waste. A humble task but oh, so important. 2. Read more…

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Daffodil Parade Pictures

It may have poured rain right before, but once the parade started, a rainbow came out, the daffodils turned Main Street a sunny yellow. Nothing could keep Sumner’s spirits down to celebrate the 85th Annual Daffodil Festival with Traditions in Bloom. Click here to take a look at pictures from Read more…