Wetlands and Pierce County – can they coexist?

By Marianne Lincoln Two developments currently in process are raising the eyebrows of planning and development watchers in the county. These are called Ally Brook and Phoebe’s Meadows. In Phoebes Meadows, the developer actually didn’t want to build as many houses (4) as PALS (Planning and Land Services) demanded he put on the parcel (10)….

Open houses to plan for new growth in central Pierce County communities

PIERCE COUNTY — About 60,000 more people are projected to move to the unincorporated communities of Pierce County between 2010 and 2030, according to the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Pierce County is updating the Community Plans for Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, and South Hill to plan for this growth. Central Pierce County residents are…

April 15 – Eggstravaganza

On April 15th from 9 AM till noon, FCCCC members will be attending the Annual Eggstravaganza Event at Sound Life Church. Each year we provide the Bunny(s) for the event and pass out candy to the youngsters.  Sound Life Church puts on a huge event with many activities for children that culminates with an Egg Hunt…

Fir Meadows and Oxbow flooding in Pioneer Valley

By Marianne Lincoln Flooding continues to plague the Pioneer Valley area in Spanaway/Frederickson. Fir Meadows, which was built in 1968, has closed roads and swift water flowing in from the flooded playfield near the railroad tracks on Knoble Road. Electric vaults are underwater, yet people are still driving through the closed signs and even wading…

Pioneer Valley Oxbow flooding

By Marianne Lincoln FREDERICKSON, WA — Near Liberty Middle School and Pioneer Valley Elementary School there is a wetland that crosses under 204th Street and under Eustis Hunt Road. This area, called an oxbow has a rising water table when the groundwater reserve is full. The heavy rains we have had this winter, combined with…

Tempers could flare over RTA tax on vehicle tabs

Have you gotten your statement in the mail for you vehicle registration. Brace yourself if you live in the Regional Transit Area. If you voted on the RTA tax for those trains and light rail in King County and that extension from Lakewood to Dupont, you are impacted. I live outside the RTA and my truck registration…

Frederickson Community Meeting Feb 18

Greetings, There is more going on in Frederickson than I can include in this message. I would urge you to attend our meeting Saturday, February 18th @ 9 AM to find out more details. Meetings that you might want to attend this month are as follows: Feb 18th – Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council meeting…

Bethel SD seeks members for Long Range Facilities Task Force

Group to study overcrowded and aging schools districtwide Recent studies show as many as 3,000 more students will enter Bethel Schools in the next decade. Do we have enough space? Will we be ready? The Bethel School District is now seeking staff, parents, students and community members for its Long Range Facilities Task Force. The…

Annexation to a city WITHOUT a vote proposed by local legislators – updated

UPDATE: I attended the hearings and spoke on both HB1683 and HB1681. Apparently the provision to do an interlocal agreement has been in the law for some time. But they are broadening the application. Further discussion with Randy Lewis, Tacoma’s Lobbyist is currently they are focusing on the little areas that are still unincorporated that…

Bethel Art & Technology Fair

Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the Bethel School District annual Technology & Art Fair, innovation 2017.  The event is free. This is a great opportunity to see the work of kids in your school district and get familiar with public education in 2017. This event shows your tax dollars at work…

Public invited to help design Cross Park in Frederickson

Pierce County Parks is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the evening to gather comments on the site design for Phase 1 of Cross Park in the Frederickson area of unincorporated Pierce County. Phase 1 will develop the northern 3.5 acres of the 64-acre park along Military Road. The northern portion of the…