County plans to change development regulations

EDITORIAL According to several people who are on Land Use Advisory Committees in Pierce County, there are new development regulations that have passed through the Planning Commission and the Hearings Examiner are are slated to be in front of the Pierce County Council for approval and adoption, possibly as early as January 2018. If you look…

Down? Property Taxes for schools will go down even with new bond

Facilities Funding 11-6-17     <– PDF file data on the bond from the district BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — As school districts around the state gear up for bond and levy elections next year, the Bethel School District finds itself in a unique position. In February, Bethel will be running a new $443 million bond and two…

FCCCC breakfast meeting Nov 18

Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council – This month’s FCCCC meeting will be changed to a breakfast meeting at Ricky J’s, 6805 176th St. E.at 9 AM. It would be a good time for folks to catch up on what is happening in the community. So if you have some free time this Saturday, stop by…

Winning! – at Freddie Fest

Saturday was the annual Freddie Fest at the Sound Life Church on the corner of 176th Street and 36th Avenue, just south of Clover Creek Elementary School. It was a day almost as hot as the chili in the contest. Hundreds of beautiful restored cars, trucks and vans, almost a dozen chili competitors, vendors, bouncy…

Hot cars, hotter chili at Freddie Fest Aug 12

FREDERICKSON, WA — Saturday, August 12 is the annual community festival for Frederickson, Freddie Fest. Cars, vendors, kiddie rides, bouncy toys, ponies, hot rods and classic cars and a great chili cook-off. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the grounds of Sound Life Church, 3425 176th St E, Spanaway, WA. Fun…

Community Meeting in Frederickson June 17

Greetings, June 17 is our monthly meeting @ 9AM. We will have a representative from Pierce County Planning give a presentation on their Centers and Corridors plan that will rezone properties in Frederickson and the surrounding communities to accommodate 60,000 new residents. Existing Cities must plan for an additional 140,000 people. We would expect them to…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

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…