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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 2018 Audit from the Washington State Auditor includes no findings and minor recommendations. An audit is not as visual as a bridge being built or Read more…

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Sumner Short Film Debuts

How do you describe Sumner to someone who’s never been here before? How do you convey in words the charm, the friendliness, the joy and the work that all happens here on any given day? If pictures are worth a thousand words, then hopefully this short film tells Sumner’s story. Read more…

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Town Center Plan

The Draft Town Center Plan is Ready! After hearing your ideas at meetings and workshops over the last year, City planners have developed a Draft Town Center Plan, code, and environmental documents. Description of Proposal The proposal includes adoption of a Town Center Subarea Plan Update that would alter Future Read more…

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Wastewater Facility Report

Sumner’s Regional Wastewater Facility collects waste from 15+ square miles, serves 28,700 residents, processes 860,000,000 gallons of flow annually, treats 2,800,000 pounds of solids, removes 98.2% of solids, and gives away 338 tons of biosolid to gardeners. While most people don’t, and don’t want to, think about the work of Read more…

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Bill Pay Timing

Finance staff have noticed that a few utility customers are confused about the path and timing of your bank’s online bill pay function. It is not an immediate transfer of funds: it still requires the mailing of a physical check; it’s just that the bank does it for you now. Read more…

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New Permit Counter Hours

The Permit Center counter at City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm. Why the change? A lot of permits and questions are now coming in electronically through email. By devoting the hours after 2 pm to focus on reviewing permits, we will be able to Read more…

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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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Crack-Sealing Streets

Starting on Wednesday, August 15, we will be crack-sealing Maple, Meeker, Meade and  Academy Streets between Valley Avenue and Wood Avenue. There will be no full road closures, and we will not tow cars; however, your assistance in moving cars off the road will allow us to do a more Read more…

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Meet Sumner’s “New” Chief!

Eight-year-old Reid Watkins is Sumner’s Chief for a Day! On August 16, a state-wide event celebrates the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness. Reid will join Chief Moericke for a motorcade, swearing-in ceremony, lunch and other special surprises. He’s already been helping out Read more…

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Update on Traffic Avenue

Take a look at the latest story from Pierce County TV highlighting progress to relieve the congestion on Sumner’s Traffic Avenue/Puyallup’s East Main interchange with SR 410.