Notice of Availability – Comprehensive Plan

Final Comprehensive Plan, East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, Municipal Code Update, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, and East Sumner Neighborhood Planned Action Notice of Availability Notice is hereby given under WAC 197‐11‐460 and 510 that the City of Sumner is issuing a Final Comprehensive Plan, East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, Municipal Code Read more…

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Rep. Stokesbary’s State Update

Representative Drew Stokesbary visited the Sumner City Council on Monday to give an update of what’s happening at the State and how it can affect Sumner.  He noted that when he scheduled the update, he though they’d be done already, but he proceeded with status reports about Sumner items in Read more…

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Animal Control Appreciation Week

It’s National Animal Control Appreciation Week, and Sumner is celebrating its own Metro Animal Services.  With three officers, including newly sworn-in Officer Sauer, Metro serves seven cities, including Sumner.  Last year, they responded to 3,477 calls for service, welcomed 9,167 human visitors to the Shelter, adopted 345 pets to new Read more…

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2015-16 Budget Online

The 2015-2016 Biennial Budget is now available online for reading, printing, and downloading.  This is a very important roadmap that tells you what the City has recently accomplished and what’s planned for the next two years.  After all, the difference between a plan and a dream is the funding. Click Read more…

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Whitworth Founding

Did you know that Whitworth University was founded 125 years ago here in Sumner?  It opened February 20, 1890, in the block surrounded by Alder and Cherry Avenues and Academy and College Streets (now Park Street).  In fact, the college’s predecessor, the much smaller Sumner Academy, is what gave Academy Read more…

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2015 Legislative Agenda

Few issues understand border lines drawn on a map.  The Legislative Agenda tells Sumner’s story as it relates to issues facing Pierce County, Washington State and the nation.  It includes how key issues in the 2015 State session will affect the people of Sumner and some issues that are not Read more…

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Preliminary Budget

Over the next few weeks, the City Council will be reviewing and providing feedback in preparation to pass the 2015-2016 Biennial Budget in November.  The Mayor and staff have prepared this preliminary budget to get the discussion started.  This is most likely the most important document the City publishes.  Take Read more…

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Transit Recommendation

Last week, the Sumner City Council recommended to Sound Transit that the new station access improvements include reworking the 410/Traffic Avenue interchange, building a garage on the existing station site at the corner of Harrison Street and Station Lane, and other area improvements like wayside horns at the crossings to Read more…

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Growth Award

Sumner is pleased and honored to receive the Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation.  Take a look at Pierce County TV’s coverage of this award and Sumner’s dedication to trees. The full presentation is at the start of the June 2 meeting, which can be viewed here.

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