Growth – Is it managed in Pierce County?

Back in the early 1990’s the Washington State legislature passed the Growth Management Act. Since that time in Pierce County lot sizes have grown much smaller, there is more traffic congestion in unincorporated areas and now there are restrictions on who can get a well put on their property in rural areas. Did ‘we’ preserve our…

Join, help your community and be happier as a result

South Pierce County has many local organizations from Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis to community associations in the unincorporated areas. These groups are made up of volunteers who care about the people and places around them. They put in countless unpaid hours to make your lives better. If you are feeling low, participating in one of these…

Franklin Pierce Citizen’s Committee crafts bond proposal to school board

By Marianne Lincoln On May 7, the ad hoc committee studying the Franklin Pierce School District facilities needs finalized a list of ranked needs to present to the school board. In a crafted proposal they will present at the next board meeting, they proposed many capital projects greatly needed in the district. The proposal is…

Section of Vickery Avenue East to be closed Sept. 15-19

Vickery Avenue East between 128th Street East and 112th Street East will be closed Sept. 15-19 while crews rebuild the roadway. A detour route will be in place, and will direct motorists west along 112th Street East, south along Waller Road East, and east along 128th Street East. Noise levels will be monitored to make sure…

Summit Rummage Sale June 7

Summit United Methodist Church at 104th & Canyon Road is holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summit United Methodist Church is located at 5316 104th St E, Tacoma, WA. The sale will include household Items, clothing, furniture and more. The donations support local and world mission projects.

Waller Road Adopt-A-Road Clean-up, May 17

Waller Road Adopt-A-Road Clean-up this Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:00 AM – Noon The Summit-Waller Community Association invites any interested party  to participate in their litter patrol clean-up of Waller Road E from SR 512 to Pioneer Way E ( a 5 mile stretch ). Interested citizens should plan to sign-in at 9925 Waller Road E…

21st Annual Summit-Waller Community Associaton General Membership and Community Meeting

SUMMIT-WALLER, WA – The Summit-Waller Community Association will hold its annual General Membership and Community Meeting this Tuesday, May 6 from 7-9 pm at the Mid-County Community Center, 10205  44th Avenue East [ directly behind Central Avenue Elementary School ]. Special guest speakers include: Jeananne Conwell ( Mid-County community Center), Ann Poetter (Evergreen Lutheran High School), Mark Williams & Hugh Taylor (Pierce…

Pierce County Parks Appreciation Day

Pierce County Parks and the Summit-Waller Community Association are seeking volunteers to help clear trails, remove litter, and remove invasive Scotch Broom and English Ivy from the 160-acre, county-owned Orangegate Property (Park) located in the Summit-Waller Community.  The work party is scheduled on Parks Appreciation Day, Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 am until Noon. Anyone interested…

Support Puyallup and Franklin Pierce Schools

A quality educational environment is an essential pillar of a community’s character and quality of life.  Therefore, community support for its schools is critical. The Summit-Waller Community Association Board of Directors on behalf of our community membership encourages all voters to approve both levy propositions before the voters in the Puyallup and Franklin Pierce School…

County Council meeting Wednesday in Parkland

PARKLAND, WA —  The weekly Pierce County Council meeting will be on Wednesday in Parkland at the Central Pierce Fire and Rescue Station at 100 South 114th Street (114th & A Street). The meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. The agenda can be found here. I will draw your attention to the following item up…

School board honored as a school board of distinction for 4th consecutive year

FRANKLIN PIERCE — The Franklin Pierce School District Board of Directors — Cole Roberts (Chair), John Harstad (Vice Chair), Doug Carlson, Mary Sherman and Mark Baumgarten — has been recognized as a 2013 Washington State School Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Board Directors’ Association. This is the fourth consecutive year that Franklin Pierce…