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…

Frederickson News

FREDERICKSON CLOVER CREEK COMMUNITY COUNCIL  — I would like to thank our former FCCCC Secretary Kerry French for all of her hard work these past several years. In addition to FCCCC Secretary, she served as a member of the Frederickson Land Use Advisory Commission. Kerry has moved to the East Coast to pursue a new…

Chili Day at Freddy Fest

FREDERICKSON, WA — The annual Freddy Fest event was alive with classic cars, vendors and a great number of booths competing in the chili cook off. People appeared out of nowhere ar noon when the chili samples became available. Peoples choice is more fun for the people making the selection and tasting the delicious competing chilies….

Freddy Fest is August 8

Freddie Fest is this Saturday at Sound Life Church from 9AM to 3 PM.  It is the annual community festival with local favorite attractions. Car Show Chili Challenge Local Vendors There will be nearly 40 vendor booths and they expect 150+ show cars. Our famous Chili will be served at noon for a modest fee….

Fires break out in Frederickson July 4

This 4th of July there was sun and record-breaking temperatures. That combination turned frustrating for local firefighters. The Central Pierce water truck had no sooner finished dousing a grass fire at the Kalapus Chiropractic clinic, than another fire began on 200th near the IKEA warehouse. Thanks to Shady Acres pilot Judy Scott, the PPP got this…

Comp Plan vote may impact Frederickson Town Center Project

By John Marshall The Pierce County Council is currently considering an amendment to their Comprehensive Plan & the Frederickson Community Plan. The group of investors who own the 50+ acre site on the NW corner of 176th & Canyon have requested that the County re-zone about 1/2 of the property to allow them to add…