Fireworks in Sumner

It’s a long Independence Day weekend, but remember, legal fireworks are allowed in Sumner only on July 4th from Noon to Midnight. Enjoy a Public Display Please choose to watch a public fireworks display…or two….or three, instead of lighting your own. Professional shows are spread throughout the weekend in our […]

Sumner Celebrates PRIDE & Inclusion

Pride season is upon us, with a range of events celebrating LGBTQIA+ people happening all over the region. Pride events are held in June to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which were in response to a raid on a gay bar in New York City in 1969. Stonewall […]

Senior Center Back Open

The Sumner Senior Center has returned to normal operating hours of 8 am – 4:30 pm and fully open for activities and services. As of June 1st, lunches are back to inside dining only. Come sit and visit with everyone and enjoy your lunch. The Sumner Senior Center staff remain available via phone […]

Dog License Fees

Starting June 1, 2022, Sumner’s pet license fees changed for altered dogs only. Their annual license fee is now $20 per year, up $4 from the previous $16. Altered Dogs owned by Seniors (owners age 65+) are now $10, up $2 from the previous $8. No other rates change. This […]

New Park Plans & Upgrades

This video from The News Tribune highlights plans to upgrade Seibenthaler Park and design the new park space on the Bennett property.  

East Sumner Apartments

New development coming soon to Sumner: East Sumner Apartments – West (Windmill) & East (60th Street) sites The East Sumner Apartment project has two sites. The western parcels is a proposed development of 102 apartment unit complex, to include 6 varying 3-story multi-family buildings, an on-site recreation center, on-site parking, […]

TIP for Roads

Wondering about upcoming road projects in Sumner? How about looking at what we anticipate will happen in the next six years? Here’s a TIP: every year, Sumner updates our Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) to tell you exactly what projects are on our radar, their progress and their funding.

ARPA Update

The City of Sumner received $2.9 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), half in 2021 and half in 2022. How is the City spending this funding? A Council committee continues to explore and answer this question. The Council has passed three rounds of funding to date with approximately […]

Graffiti Update

Have you noticed an increase in graffiti lately? We have too. There has been an increase. In the past 12 months, our Parks staff have spent 190 hours, which is $6,800, in just labor/time to clean up graffiti. Worse, that’s time not spent doing other projects around the city. The […]

Avoid the Penalty Box

Reminder: we have resumed the normal process of assessing penalties on late utility bill payments. The State of Washington had suspended this procedure along with shut-offs, through September 2021. We gave all our customers a grace period, especially to catch up accounts that were facing shut-offs, but now our procedures […]

Regional Lahar Drill

On April 29, Sumner joins other regional cities, including Puyallup and Orting, in a full-scale lahar evacuation exercise of students in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District. This exercise is designed to test and improve the ability to evacuate or shelter students and staff in the event of an incoming lahar […]

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