Deputies? Urban Pierce County Fail

The Washington State Growth Management Act states guidelines for urban area police coverage. That is 1 officer for every 700 residents. Urban Pierce County currently has about 1 officer for ever 2000 residents. Have you felt there is more crime than normal or that you are not getting response when you call the Pierce County…

Pierce County Planning at Frederickson Meeting Sept. 15

Greetings, The Pierce County Planning Department has agreed to send representatives to our Saturday morning FCCCC meeting. We hope to get updated information on the Industrial Park that is being developed on about 250 acres in our community. The original proposal was for a lumber mill on the Southern portion of the site and an…

Downpour doesn’t dampen local spirit

Freddie Fest started out cloudy and dry on August 11, but squalls passing through left visitors and vendors occasionally huddling under their tents. Yet, community spirit prevailed and the event and chili cookoff went on as planned. Washington residents are used to dodging a bit of rain. Bravo to those souls who took it all…

Almost time for Freddie Fest! Aug 11

FREDERICKSON CLOVER CREEK COMMUNITY COUNCIL – The most well attended community event in the area, Freddie Fest is about to happen once again in our neighborhood! With vendor booths, food trucks, bouncy toys, pony rides, music, collector cars, a chili cook off and this year Go Green Games! Freddy Fest is 9 a.m. to 3…

But wait! Is it really decided? 208th St.

From Cindy Beckett, Watershed Steward – regarding the 208th Street development There is a great deal of confusion on this issue.  The below letter from Ecology clearly says “Frederickson 40 warehouse project.”  The person I spoke with at the USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers or AC) said it was for warehouses and industrial buildings. …

Irreparable Damage – Permits? Really?

[Editor Note: This is the neighborhood I grew up in. My family property at nearby Shady Acres airport has been in the family since 1965.] By Marianne Lincoln Around mid-July, large earth moving equipment started rolling across a former dairy farm along 208th Street East in Spanaway/Frederickson. A considerable portion of this land is Federally listed…

Revving a local economy

By Marianne Lincoln Have you thought much about what it takes to make your local community successful? People in the community who are employed, with money in their pockets, shop at local stores, gas stations and restaurants. That, in turn, raises tax money to go back into the community. Quite simple, actually. So to make…

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…