Turn in those ballots, Bethel voters!

There are two ways to spoil and election. One is to fail to get enough yes votes. The other is to fail to “qualify” by getting enough ballots turned in. Every election costs around $75,000 for a school district to even get on the ballot. Add to that the cost of sending out informational materials,…

Graham Library intersection meeting Feb. 6

Public invited to Feb. 6 open house on 92nd Avenue East and 224th Street East intersection project The public is invited to learn about Pierce County’s plans to improve the intersection at 92nd Avenue East and 224th Street East at an open house on Feb. 6 at North Star Elementary, 7719 224th St. E in…

Lakewood Water Pipeline? Meeting Feb. 6

At this time, there is a plan for city density development in the communities of Frederickson, South Hill, Spanaway and Parkland. The key question is: Will there be enough water? Federal Law prohibits pumping water from another source (Tacoma’s Green River Water) into our Sole Source Aquifer. Can Spanaway Water, Firgrove Water, Rainier View Water…

Buckley Mayor joins the chorus

Editorial by Marianne Lincoln At the Pierce County Regional Council meeting on Thursday January 17, 2019, a contingent of community representatives from Frederickson, Midland, North Clover Creek Collins and Spanaway spoke during general public comments (myself included). They highlighted the devastation that massive development has caused in the area, turning pastures to apartment buildings and…

Major County Rezoning Proposal

The area Pierce County identified 2 years ago as “The City of Pierce” is now being slated for a zoning density increase in the area from Pacific Avenue on the West to Meridian on the East and 112th Street to 176th Street. This will affect all people the own single family homes and property! Request:…

Massive mid-county planning amendment

The below application is going before all LUACs (land use advisory committees), and started this week.    This will affect every one of our communities in the entire UGA (urban growth area).  It appears, the goal is to eradicate all of our individual historic communities altogether as you will see below. Remember the “City of Pierce” proposal…

October 9 County Council Meeting in Fort Steilacoom Park

The Pierce County Council will hold an in-district Council meeting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 9, at the Lakewood Pavilion inside Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW in Lakewood. This in-district meeting will be chaired by Chair Doug Richardson, Pierce County Council District 6. Each member of the Pierce County Council hosts at least…

Mistakes to avoid when looking for a care facility

PIERCE COUNTY — Many families feel like they have been thrown into the fire when the need to find a care facility for themselves or a loved one. There are scores of long term care facilities throughout Pierce County – adult family homes, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and more. No two are alike….

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…

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. …

County Speed Limit Control hearing

PIERCE COUNTY –  Final Council hearing on Proposal No. 2018-48. An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Ordinance No. 2010-36, Making Applicable Revisions to the Maximum Speed Limits of County Roads and Directing the County Engineer to Properly Implement the Maximum Speed Limits Through the Use of Appropriate Traffic Control Devices; and Setting an…

22nd Avenue signal work at 152nd

[Editor Note: I raised my family near this intersection; they are now grown with their own children. This improvement is at least 30 years overdue, which says a lot about all our county roads. 22nd Avenue from 176th Street to this location historically was called Radermacher Road. It was named for the Radermachers who lived…