Town Center Plan

The Sumner Town Center Plan presents the vision and strategies for Sumner’s Town Center. The Town Center Planning Area includes Main Street and the Sounder Station vicinity and intends to reinforce and strengthen the Sumner Downtown as a fully functional “everyday” downtown maintaining its classic small town character. The Sumner Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

24th Street/142nd Avenue Done

There will be short intermittent lane closures as the contractor works through the punch list, but for the most part, the 142nd Avenue/24th Street repaving project is complete and newly repaved lanes are back open to traffic. We’re very excited to complete this large project for you and appreciate your Read more…