June 6 meeting about historic Parkland School

Councilmember Jani Hitchen has reserved a room at the James Sales School to have a community discussion about the fate of the historic Parkland School. The meeting will be held June 6. 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at 11213 Sheridan Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444. It was only May 15, when a group of people in…

6th Council District Meeting May 25

Every year, the County Council has meetings in each district instead of the Council Chambers. The 6th District, which includes West Parkland, Lakewood and Anderson Island, has a meeting May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Lakewood City Hall Council Chambers, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. It is also available on Zoom at:…

The FATE of Parkland School, June 21

On May 17, the Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission almost did not have a quorum, but when the Vice Chair finally came on line 10 minutes late, they were surprised by the 41 people signed on to their Zoom meeting. It was stated that it was the largest turnout of any meeting they…

May 17 Public Meeting to decide fate of the old Parkland School

Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation zoom meeting Tuesday 6 p.m. where the fate of our Parkland School building could be decided.  Go to https://www.piercecountywa.gov/5938/Landmarks-and-Historic-Preservation, to find out more about the meeting or, here is the pertinent information: Starts at 6pm, Tuesday night (May 17), Call in number (253) 215-8782, i.d. 938 3347 5756, pass code 594581.  …

2022: April 30th & May 1st , LeMay Wine, Spirits & Chocolate Event

April 30th & May 1stLeMay Wine, Spirits & Chocolate Event Saturday 3pm- 9pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm Enjoy locally crafted wine, artisan spirits, chocolate, & more! This two-day premier event will feature live music and carefully selected wineries, distilleries, chocolate, decadent sweets and specialty gift vendors from around Washington. It is an annual tradition in the South…

Brookdale Road Closures for sewer pipe, again

PIERCE COUNTY — A sewer interceptor is a sewer trunk line that receives wastewater flows from multiple collection lines. These could be main or trunk sewers, or force mains, or other kinds of sewer lines. This combined flow is then directed to a wastewater treatment facility or another interceptor. To address capacity need and to…

Godzilla is on the horizon or is that Baby Huey?

For those of you who love your quiet, safe, inexpensive little enclave of Spanaway, or Frederickson, or Parkland, guess what? Godzilla has reared her head again. $200,000 of state money has once again been placed in the Washington State budget by Rep. Melanie Morgan of the 29th District, for the purpose of an incorporation study…

Dire warnings on our watershed – dialogue

Several members of the Chambers Clover Watershed Council have been exchanging some very concerning emails recently. Based on their experience, credentials, and length of service in the stewardship capacity, these are worth your interest. (Cindy Beckett, Don Russell and Kurt Reidinger) Starting with a reply to Ms. Beckett’s email in the previous article, “Destruction of…

Destruction of this creek has always been illegal

A message from Cindy Beckett, EPA Watershed Manager, WSU Master Watershed Steward: I really do wish that everyone would finally understand this….. no elected “official” on the county or executive level, nor anyone on Pierce County staff, has any authority whatsoever over this creek system.  I really mean this! Authority falls onto both the State…

A disaster called Clover Creek

Since 1853, when Washington became a Territory, Clover Creek has been diverted, dammed, dug up, relocated, culverted, drilled back into the ground and had vast amounts of pollutants dumped into it. The creek was named by Christopher Mahon who settled a Donation Land Claim there, where the Brookdale Golf Course was later sited. Their home…

Rep. Morgan plants $200k for incorporation study in State budget again

Rep. Melanie Morgan of the 29th Legislative district is trying again. She had a proposal to get $200,000 incorporation study money from the Washington State budget for the area Pierce County just rezoned called “Centers and Corridors.” The idea is to make it one big city. (Larger than Tacoma I might add.) You will not…

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue hosting Santa visits

Many of us remember Santa riding on a fire truck through our streets for days before Christmas, passing out candy canes to children who spotted him. The fire district has grown significantly since then and the task is time consuming. Our firefighters have found a solution. They will tour Santa on specific routes in each…