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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…

Regional Issues

Open House Information

Did you miss last week’s Open House? We’re sorry we didn’t get the chance to talk with you in person. Below are the informational boards that were available at the Open House. Please note they are not the full story, but they are a good abridged version of the information Read more…

City Council

New Family Wage Job Credit

On Monday, September 17, Sumner’s City Council adopted Ordinance 2658, creating a Family Wage Credit Program for the City of Sumner. This program provides incentives to attract businesses to Pierce County and Sumner that provide family-wage jobs and thereby reduce the need to commute out of the area. Currently more Read more…

Regional Issues

Pollution Prevention Week

The  EPA has declared this week P2 – Pollution Prevention for a Resilient Planet. What does that mean? Pollution prevention (P2) means reducing or eliminating sources of pollution to prevent damage to the environment while also eliminating the need for costly controls and cleanup. In other words, let’s identify hazards and minimize risks Read more…

Around Town

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…

Around Town

Parks & Trail Plan

The City of Sumner has been working with Berk Consulting to take all of your ideas, dreams, and wishes from the past months of open houses, surveys, and even Pop-Ups in the Parks. They distilled those ideas and thoughts into a Parks & Trail plan for Sumner’s next 20 years. Read more…

City Council

2018 Legislative Agenda

The Legislative Agenda is the tool through which Sumner tells legislators at the County, State and Federal levels of government how their actions affect Sumner.  This Agenda also helps other cities, the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Washington Cities, Sound Transit, the Port of Tacoma and other partners Read more…

Regional Issues

Fall Yard Care 101

The leaves are falling, bushes and shrubs grew over the hot summer, and there are some yard care tips specifically to keep in mind during this time of year: Do not blow leaves into the street. It clogs the street sweeper; it causes storm drains to flood roads; and it’s Read more…

Around Town

Virtual Open House: Manufacturing Area

The Cities of Sumner and Pacific are jointly creating a Subarea Plan for the Sumner-Pacific Manufacturing and Industrial Center (MIC), approximately 2,100 acres in the two cities with over 14,000 regional jobs. This plan will explore strategies for enhancements, improvements, and future planning. It also helps obtain designation from the Read more…