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Holiday Safety Tips

This time of year, you’re doing things differently than normal. Here are a few basic tips from Sumner Police to make sure your holidays are happy and bright, and not in the flashing-police-light kind of way. At Your Door • Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts. Read more…

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Improvements to Utility Bills

Our current billing cycle posed challenges. Residents are confused about paying high bills months after summer ended while businesses struggled to meet the schedule of a monthly bill. Starting in 2018, we hope to fix both issues: Residents (Single & Multi-Family) in Sumner: You will continue to receive a monthly Read more…

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Cityvision Magazine

Sumner is in the news in the most recent Cityvision Magazine, the magazine for the Association of Washington Cities.  The article “Water Rights and Wrongs,” written by Sumner City Attorney Brett Vinson and Tom Pors, outlines how a recent court decision hinders effective planning and can end up costing you Read more…

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School Bus Safety

Brush up on the rules to help keep everyone safe. And here are a few more reminders. Drivers: obey the speed limit, especially in school zones. At 20 mph, 9 out of 10 pedestrians hit by a vehicle survive. At 30 mph, only 5 out of 10 survive. Students: walking Read more…

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Be on the Lookout for Bugs

Did you know that August is National Tree Check Month?  That’s because it’s the peak time of year to find invasive bugs like citrus longhorned beetles, emerald ash borers and other aggressive wood-boring insects. Take a quick peak at your trees to see if you spot any of these invasive Read more…

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Gunshots in Sumner–Arrests Made

UPDATE July 28, 2017–Arrests have been made and two suspects are in custody. Both are 19-year-old males residing near Sumner. Investigation continues. July 25, 2017–At approximately 1 am this morning, multiple gunshots were reported in Sumner. Upon responding, officers found that at least one shot had gone through the back Read more…

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Request for Interest: Red Apple Site

The City of Sumner is seeking expressions of interest from potential development partners in a unique opportunity.  The City owns a full city block, 1.97 acres, in charming, historic Downtown Sumner, available for redevelopment.  The block sits just two blocks from Sumner’s regional Sound Transit station, offering reliable access to Read more…