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402 Tacoma 1019 Pacific Avenue, Avenue S., Suite Suite 1216 200 PO Box 1303, TACOMA, WA TACOMA, 98402 WA 98401 PHONE (253) 627-4853 FAX (253) 627-2253 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013 Vol. CXXIV, No. 202 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF TACOMA Devoted to the Courts, Real Estate, Finance, Industrial Activities, and Publication of Legal Notices Published Published Since Since 1890 1890 Grand Opening ceremony ahead for Gig Harbor Donkey Creek Restoration Project Posted online Tues., Oct. 15 Contractors Photo Courtesy City of Gig poured concrete last month for Harbor The City of Gig Harbor plans the shared path on the bridge to mark the completion of the that will span $3.7 million Donkey Creek and Donkey Creek Estuary Restoration Project in downtown during a grand opening ceremoGig Harbor. ny next week. The project, which encompasses nearly 13 acres and began in March, restored the creek and estuary from Donkey Creek Park to the harbor and constructing roadway improvements on Austin Street, North Harborview Drive and Harborview Drive to reconfigure the traffic flow and provide widened sidewalks for pedestrians. A bridge was constructed along North Harborview Drive in order to remove 300 feet of culvert pipe and restore Visit our Web site at at LEGAL NOTICES BANKRUPTCIES LIENS ORDERS FEDERAL COURT AUDITORS OFFICE NEW BUSINESSES Tacoma awarded $6M for wastewater treatment plant oodwall Posted online Tues., Oct. 15 Photo Courtesy City of Tacoma A decision last week to award a $6 million grant to the City of Tacoma will help build a floodwall around Tacoma's Central Wastewater Treatment Plant. According to City of Tacoma officials, the plant, which is located in a low-lying area at 2201 East Portland Avenue, receives and treats more than 130 million gallons of wastewater per day during large storm events before it flows into Commencement Bay. Eighty per cent of the wastewater comes from Tacoma, but the plant also treats the wastewater from about 19,500 customers in Fife, Fircrest and unincorporated Pierce County. "When it floods, this location can become a regional liability," said Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello. In the past, the City of Tacoma has had to pull emergency crews off of flood responses in other areas to secure the plant from rising waters. "Residents throughout the county have reasons to be thankful for the decision." On Oct. 9, the Flood Control Zone District Board announced it would provide the funding over a six-year period. The board noted project was selected primarily due to its highrisk ranking — namely, an overflow from the plant could introduce untreated wastewater Donkey Creek between the park and the harbor. A trail connecting Donkey Creek Park to Austin Estuary Park was constructed along the restored portion of the creek and estuary. WSDOT: Puyallup River Bridge inspections resume this weekend Posted online Tues., Oct. 15 Washington State Department of Transportation bridge crews will return to the northbound State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridge on Sat., Oct. 19, to complete a bridge inspection they began last weekend. Because of the narrow width of the bridge, crews will close the northbound bridge to all traffic at 4 a.m. Saturday. They will reduce State Route 167 to one lane in each direction and route both lanes over the parallel southbound State Route 167 bridge. Crews hope to complete the inspection and remove traffic INSIDE: control by noon Saturday, however they caution the work may take longer. They will clean areas of the bridge and use an "Under-Bridge Inspection Truck" with a specialized arm to reach around the bridge railing and below the deck. Motorists traveling through the area are advised to add time to their journeys and to expect delays, especially if the northbound bridge stays closed beyond noon on Saturday. More information is available online at into Puget Sound, impacting water-based businesses, recreation activities, and wildlife. The City of Tacoma's Environmental Services has funded the project's $1.2 million design and will need to fund another $1.5 million in construction costs. The year-long construction project is expected to begin next spring. Kirkland, Wash.-based MidMountain Contractors was the general construction contractor. Two federal grants helped pay for the project, including nearly $1.5 million from the 2010 Transportation and Housing & Urban Development Appropriations Bill, and $800,000 from the 2009 Interior Appropriations Bill. The grand opening ceremony will be held on Weds., Oct. 23, between 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Harbor History Museum, located at 4121 Harborview Drive, in downtown Gig Harbor. The ceremony will include a ribbon-cutting and guest speakers from the City of Gig Harbor, visiting dignitaries and representatives from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Canoe Family, which will perform a blessing and songs. Also included will be tours of the Donkey Creek project area and light refreshments. More information is available online at

Tacoma Daily Index, October 17, 2013

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