Property tax due date extended to June 1

County Assessor-Treasurer extends property tax due date to June 1 PIERCE COUNTY — Citing the financial impact of the COVID-19 virus on Pierce County residents, Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan, in coordination with the County Finance Director, has extended the due date for first-half property tax payments to June 1, 2020.  Interest charges will not be assessed…

Council approves emergency ordinances related to COVID-19 Measures provide economic relief to residents and small businesses

PIERCE COUNTY –  The Council passed Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-43 to declare an emergency and establish a loan program for small businesses.  Under certain qualifying circumstances, businesses may apply for zero-interest, twelve-month loans at $2,000 per employee, with a total amount per employer not to exceed $10,000. The loan fund will be administered by the Pierce…

FREE MEALS AVAILABLE AT 10 BETHEL SCHOOLS

Este mensaje en español From BETHEL SCHOOLS — Starting Tuesday, March 17, free meals will be available to ANYONE ages 1-18 through the end of the statewide school closure. These “grab and go” meals will include both lunch and breakfast for the following morning. We’ll be utilizing “curbside pick-up” to maintain social distancing, so you…

Owner Will Maintain? Make sure your sign is up!

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 23 Pierce County roadsides will get an annual makeover this spring and summer. An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders will start March 23 and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed….

How to be a local delegate to select a Presidential candidate

How do you actually choose a Presidential candidate? Aside from the fact that the two main political may change some of the process due to the virus restrictions currently in place, there is a process for each party to select their candidate for the general election for President of the United States. If you are…

Spanaway To Go

SPANAWAY, WA — Due to the Declaration of Emergency by Governor Inslee there is a temporary closure on all bars and restaurants in the State of Washington. Drive-Thru and To-Go operations are still available to customers, sitting in dining rooms together is banned.  Governor’s COVID-19 Resource Page Wednesday, March 18, our editor drove around Spanaway…

Planning Commission makes final recommendations on updates to four community plans

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Planning Commission made its final recommendations on updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plans March 10 and 12. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look and feel of the community, and…

2020 Census begins March 12

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding: Online. By phone. By mail. March 12-20, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. If you live in the following locations,…

Planning Commission February 25

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING PIERCE COUNTY — Date/Time: February 25, 2020 at 9:30 am Place: Pierce County Annex, Public Hearing Rm.-2401 S 35th St, Tacoma, WA At their regular meeting, the Planning Commission will review and discuss preliminary findings of the housing market study that provides a realistic estimate of additional housing growth related to the Centers and…

Spanaway’s net property tax change

Last year our editor put together a comprehensive list of tax rates for Spanaway. Once the 2020 tax changes were in, we combined the two lists. If you live in an area with Unincorporated Spanaway, Bethel School District and Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, this is a table of what happened between 2019 and 2020.