Poof! – What rural buffer Portland Ave.?

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County is considering commercial development and multi-family housing units along Portland Avenue. If you live it he “Rural Separator,” you should find out what is happening to your peaceful neighborhoods. Meeting information:  Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Harvard Elementary in the gym 1709 – 85th St. E., Tacoma 98445 “The…

County plans to change development regulations

EDITORIAL According to several people who are on Land Use Advisory Committees in Pierce County, there are new development regulations that have passed through the Planning Commission and the Hearings Examiner are are slated to be in front of the Pierce County Council for approval and adoption, possibly as early as January 2018. If you look…

Another community legend passes

[Editor note: Jim was so instrumental in so many ventures, but was always careful to remain behind the scenes. I know we all can thank him for the beautiful photographs in the Pierce Prairie Post, but he would never admit to helping us get the beautiful camera we use. Rest peacefully Jim – condolences to…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

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…

100th Year Celebration – Waller Rd Elementary

Waller Road Elementary School 100th Year Celebration Saturday, May 31, 2014 6312 Waller Road E 4-7 PM The centennial celebration will include a spaghetti dinner ($5) with music provided by the Waller Road drum ensemble and the Waller Road chorus and junior chorus. Also, the school will be open for visitors so they can go through the…

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…