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CITY OF SUMNER NEWSLETTER

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Sumner Reads Together 2005 The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom has been selected for Sumner Reads Together 2005, a joint project of the Sumner Arts Commission and The Sumner Library along with sponsorships from the Sumner Rotary and The News Tribune. This is the second year for this highly successful program. The program’s goal is to share the joy of reading for pleasure throughout the Sumner Community. All events are held at the Sumner Library. Book discussions include: ■ Thursday, January 27, 10 a.m. ■ Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. Programs include: ■ Tuesday, January 25 at 7 p.m. “The Making of a Carousel” by Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. ■ Tuesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. “Visions of Heaven” by Reverend Annie Hayes. We look forward to seeing you at one of the above events! If you have any questions, please contact Sally Abrams at (253) 891-3303 or email her at sallya@ci.sumner.wa.us.

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2005 Budget Guides City Projects

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n November, the City Council approved the $51 million budget that will pay for the operation of the City. Because of the significant amount of development over the past three years, the City has considerable one-time revenues. These revenues are being directed to projects and programs that are one-time expenses. As a result, the City is in good financial condition, but voter-approved initiatives that limit tax revenues have hit certain departments and will make a significant impact when the current development level slows. About 30 percent of the City’s general fund of $11.6 million will come from property taxes. Sales tax provides another 26 percent of the general fund. The remainder of the revenue is from utility taxes, permit fees, fines, grants, and other charges for services. For example, Fire District #1 and the City of Bonney Lake each pay for services they receive by contract from Sumner. No new permanent staff members were added in the general fund. This fund includes police, fire, planning, legal, finance, and parks services. Almost 50 percent of the fund is allocated to public safety (police and fire). The City’s other 39 funds will also be busy this year. Several major street projects will be funded with the help of State grants. Valley Avenue East will be rebuilt with a new roadway, sidewalks, street lights, and signals on each side of the railroad tracks. Operation and improvements to the City’s utilities are about half of the total budget. Several new employees will help with the operation of the new

MAJOR PROJECTS FOR 2005 ■

City-wide sidewalk construction project

Construction of the Eastside Park

Purchase of a replacement fire engine

Rebuild Zehnder Street

Riverfront Trail construction

Funding for additional local police services

treatment plant and maintenance of utilities and streets. The budget includes a 50 percent reduction in the franchise fee on refuse and a planned reduction in the monthly stormwater utility rates. While this utility rate decrease will be partially off-set by implementing a 6 percent utility tax on stormwater, most ratepayers will still see a decrease. Revenue from the stormwater tax will be designated for street improvements. Although the property tax rate was allowed by law to increase by 1 percent, the City Council opted to not impose the increase. The full budget will be available at City Hall, the Library, and at the City’s website starting February 15. For additional information, please contact the City’s Finance Director, Mary Ann Norquist at 253-826-9402.


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MAYOR’S MESSAGE

was looking back in time the other day. In 1998, in my first year as Mayor of Sumner, the 142nd Street East project in the north end of town had started. Sumner was getting ready to “remodel” Traffic Avenue. The interchange on SR167 at 24th Street would start soon. Of course, that was before the salmon became endangered and the federal government decided to join us in our projects. It takes a lot of time to work with both the state and federal fisheries departments but, finally this year the North Sumner Interchange was completed and it has made a great impact in taking most of the truck traffic out of downtown.

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1104 Maple St. Sumner, WA 98390 253-863-8300 253-863-2850 FAX

MAYOR Barbara Skinner Barbara Skinner

After all of that “road work”, the City Council and I decided we’d better get going on Sumner’s trail project this year. For 18 years, work has progressed on various trails in Pierce County and its cities. Now Sumner seems to be the target at which the new trails around us are all aimed. The Foothills Trail comes from the south, the Puyallup Trail and Tacoma Waterfront Trail from the west, and the Interurban Trail from the north. We are going to enjoy a wonderful opportunity to ride trails all over the region - if we get our trail completed! I expect we will finish our trail in the next couple of years. My nightmare is that all those trails will get here and our trail won’t be ready to ride. However, if we all keep supporting Sumner’s trail, soon we will be able to get on our bikes and ride safely through town and wherever else we want to go.

CITY COUNCIL Steve Allsop

891-3331

Curt Brown

891-3336

Mike Connor

891-3332

Dave Enslow

891-3338

Mark Evers

891-3330

Leroy Goff

891-3335

Matt Richardson

891-3334

CITY STAFF Andrew Neiditz John Doan

City Administrator Deputy City Administrator

Steve Zamberlin

Now that’s a vision for the future I really like. With comments, please call me at 253-891-3318 or email at bskinner@ci.sumner.wa.us. Have a wonderful winter and think daffodils!! Barbara Skinner, Mayor

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Director of Administration and Human Resources

Wendy Shook

Court Administrator

Patricia Bosmans

City Attorney

Susan Clary

City Clerk

Mary Ann Norquist

Finance/Systems Director

COUNCIL PROFILE Steve Stringfellow

Matt Richardson is finishing his first year on the City Council having been elected to Position 4 in November 2003. Matt, Lisa, Sarah (14), Catherine (9) and Mary (7) have lived in Sumner since 1997. Matt is currently the principal of the communications and public affairs consulting firm, American Strategies Group, LLC. and is a teacher of English and Civics at Saghalie Middle School in Federal Way. He is a former congressional staff member to Rick White and Doc Hastings and a former legislative research analyst for the state House and Senate. Before his election to the City Council, he served six years on the Sumner City Planning Commission, including more than a year as vice-chairman.

Colleen Wilson

Police Chief

Bill Shoemaker

Public Works Director

Bruce Johnson Community/Senior Services Manager Lee Anderson Parks and Facilities Manager CITY OFFICES Administration/Finance

Matt Richardson

Matt was a graduate of Kentwood High School (1984). He has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies/Russian (UW), a master’s degree in Public Policy (UW) and his education degree from Saint Martin’s College.

For up-to-date information on City of Sumner services, projects and special events, please see the City’s website at:

Fire/Emergency Services Director

Cemetery

863-8300 FAX 863-2850 863-6345

Court

863-7635

Fire (non-emergency)

863-5451

Golf Course

863-8198

Parks & Recreation

891-6500

Permit Center

863-1230

Police (non-emergency)

863-6384

Senior Center

863-2910

Utilities & Billing

826-9400

Website: www.ci.sumner.wa.us

www.ci.sumner.wa.us POLICE/FIRE EMERGENCY


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Billy Casper Golf Selected to Manage Sumner Meadows

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illy Casper Golf (“BCG”), the nation’s fifth largest golf course operator, has been selected by the City to manage its 18-hole golf course, Sumner Meadows Golf

Under terms of the multi-year contract, BCG will provide management services at the City-owned course to include: clubhouse operations, course maintenance, financial management, merchandising, food and beverage, staffing and training, and marketing and public relations. BCG won the coveted Sumner Meadows contract over several national competitors. The course adds to the company’s formidable, nationwide portfolio, which now encompasses 49 properties stretching from the Northeastern United States to Hawaii, and its growing Pacific Northwest portfolio, which includes Tri Mountain (Ridgefield), Legion Memorial (Everett), and Walter Hall (Everett) municipal golf courses. “Billy Casper Golf is excited about partnering with the City of Sumner in helping Sumner Meadows Golf Links realize its full potential,” says Peter Hill, Chief Executive Officer of BCG. Improvement plans at Sumner Meadows Golf Links call for bunker renovations and drainage improvements, a new tournament pavilion and clubhouse, and the implementation of new player development programs and group lessons for women, beginners and juniors on the course’s spacious, all-weather practice range.

A new clubhouse and other improvements are planned at the City-owned Sumner Meadows Golf Links.

“Billy Casper Golf has a proven track record of operating golf courses with strong customer service and financial returns to their owners,” says Andrew Neiditz, City Administrator. “Key in our decision to retain BCG is its capability to better market golf courses, to provide an excellent customer-friendly atmosphere, improve economic conditions, and attract new golfers.” Billy Casper Golf, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was co-founded in 1989 by professional golf legend Billy Casper, the Masters and two-time U.S. Open winner who ranks sixth all-time with 51 PGA Tour wins. For information about BCG, visit www.billycaspergolf.com, call 703-761-1444, or e-mail info@billycaspergolf.com. For more information about Sumner Meadows, call 863-8198.

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t the end of each year, City employees are asked to nominate fellow employees for special recognition in the form of awards – one for Teamwork and one for Customer Service. The purpose is to underscore the importance of these two values and attributes for all City employees. This year there were 15 nominations, representing employees in six different departments. Andrew Neiditz This year’s Customer Service Award went to Linda Clerget, the senior services program coordinator at the Sumner Senior Center. She is described as “knowledgeable, positive, upbeat and willing to go the extra mile,” and that she should be classed as “the Ambassador of Smiles.” Linda has been at the Senior Center for seven years. The Teamwork Award went to Sherry Arciniega, the Public Works administrative assistant for the past three years. Her nomination said that “she has defined teamwork this year, and she gets people together to get the job done,” and “she has done an outstanding job of handling the records management program for the City.” Both award winners receive a special pin and certificate, a day off with pay, and a check for $150. “Honorable mention” for teamwork this year was given to John Morgan, our

GIS/CAD technician in Public Works, and the customer service “honorable mention” went to Robert Holler, associate planner in Community Development. A special award for Exemplary Community Service Performance this year was given to Firefighter Brian Van Meter, who has been with the Sumner Fire Department for 10 years, Brian and his wife, Cindy, have coordinated the annual pancake feed every year in early December to raise funds for children in need at Christmas. This year, they raised close to $6,000 to buy toys and gifts for many children in our community. Even though many employees participate in the pancake feed program, Brian and Cindy coordinate the process all year long. For the first time this year, two members of the management team were also given special recognition. A special lapel pin with word “Respect” was presented to bestow the award for “Respect for Community.” John Doan, Deputy City Administrator who is the senior member of the group, with more than 12 years of service, won the first award, and our most “junior” member, Steve Stringfellow, who is the Director of Fire & Emergency Services for less than two years, won the second award. Sumner is proud of its award-winning employees. – Andrew Neiditz


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Learn About Your City at Sumner University Sumner University is returning this year. The award-winning program offers the public a chance to learn about their community’s history, government, and traditions. It is also a great place to meet friends and neighbors. The program will take place Tuesday, February 1 and 8, 6 - 9 p.m., at City Hall. The University is free and graduates receive a diploma and t-shirt. A variety of course offerings will be available. In the past, the classes have included “How does the City pay for things?”, “What does the Comprehensive Plan say?” and “History of Sumner.” Coffee and snacks will be provided. Sumner University won a Municipal Achievement Award from the Association of Washington Cities as an innovative and fun way of providing citizen education and building community. Past graduates have included City Councilmembers, staff, commissioners, and citizens wanting to learn about their community. To register (in order to ensure you receive the free textbook) call Sally Abrams at 8913303 or email sallya@ci.sumner.wa.us. Please reserve your seat by Jan. 25.

JANUARY 2005

City Regulates Use of Motorized Scooters In response to safety concerns and complaints from citizens, the Sumner City Council recently passed an ordinance regulating the use of motorized scooters. The majority of concerns regarded operators not wearing helmets, noisy engines, and underage drivers violating the rules of the road. Under the guidance of the Public Safety Committee, staff researched injury data, state law and the ordinances of more than a dozen other municipalities. It was noted that confiscating equipment and using student courts for young violators had proven effective in other communities and Council members also decided to make a distinction in the ordinance between internal combustion powered scooters and electric scooters. Highlights “Motorized foot scooter” is a device with no more than two 10-inch or smaller diameter wheels that has handlebars, is designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, and is powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion. ■ Motorized foot scooters may not be operated on sidewalks within the City limits.

Operation is prohibited one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.

Operators must wear a helmet.

Operators of combustion powered motorized foot scooter must be 16 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

■ Penalties range from traffic infractions for those with operator’s licenses to alternative penalties for minor children, such as parent/guardian written notification, scooter confiscation, and a civil fine not to exceed $100.00.

Operators cannot be negligent and must comply with other rules of the road like drivers, so the Police Department recommends that parents of young operators ensure they are familiar with those expectations before allowing children to use a scooter. The entire ordinance is available at the Police Department or on the Sumner City website at www.ci.sumner.wa.us.

Police Chief Honored Sumner Police Chief Colleen Wilson received the Shanahan Deveny Award of Excellence from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. She recently led a state-wide initiative of the association to develop policies and procedures Colleen Wilson addressing domestic violence in police departments. Chief Wilson joined the City of Sumner in 2002 after being the Police Chief in Monroe and chairing the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Youths Speak Up About Their Community The City of Sumner and Sumner School District again hosted the annual youth forums at Sumner Junior High and the High School. City Councilmembers, City staff, and community members worked with students to hear their concerns about their community. Young people voiced desires to have more youth activities, improved sidewalks, safe transportation, and reduced drug and alcohol use. For the past decade, the ideas from young people have been used to shape the City budget and policies to support youth programs. As one of the students wrote about the forum “Thank you for coming and letting us give our opinion on City issues. It’s nice to be able to give my thoughts and have someone listen.” For a copy of the summary of the forums, please contact Marilee HillAnderson, of the Sumner School District, at 253-891-6066.


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CITY HALL CALENDAR JANUARY JANUARY 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day City Hall Closed JANUARY 18 City Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Council Chambers

FEBRUARY 9 Youth Commission, 6:30 p.m., Police training room FEBRUARY 10 Forestry Commission, 4 p.m., Upstairs conference room Design Commission 6 p.m., Council Chambers

MARCH MARCH 2 Youth Commission, 6 p.m., Police training room MARCH 3 Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Council Chambers

JANUARY 24 City Council Study Session 6 p.m., Council Chambers

FEBRUARY 14 City Council Study Session 6 p.m., Council Chambers

MARCH 7 City Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Council Chambers

JANUARY 27 Arts Commission, 6 p.m., Main conference room

FEBRUARY 16 Youth Commission, 6 p.m., Police training room

MARCH 10 Forestry Commission, 4 p.m., Upstairs conference room

FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 1 Sumner University, 6 - 9 p.m., Council Chambers FEBRUARY 3 Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Council Chambers FEBRUARY 7 City Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Council Chambers FEBRUARY 8 Sumner University, 6 - 9 p.m., Council Chambers

FEBRUARY 21 Presidents’ Day City Hall Closed FEBRUARY 22 City Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Council Chambers FEBRUARY 24 Arts Commission, 6 p.m., Main conference room FEBRUARY 28 City Council Study Session 6 p.m., Council Chambers

Design Commission 6 p.m., Council Chambers MARCH 14 City Council Study Session 6 p.m., Council Chambers MARCH 16 Youth Commission, 6 p.m., Police training room MARCH 21 City Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Council Chambers MARCH 24 Arts Commission, 6 p.m., Main conference room MARCH 28 City Council Study Session 6 p.m., Council Chambers

COMMUNITY EVENTS JANUARY 25 Sumner Reads Together 2005 Carousel program, 7 p.m., Sumner Library

MARCH 13 Annual St. Patrick’s Parade, 1:00 p.m., Heritage Park down Main St.

JANUARY 27 Sumner Reads Together 2005, book discussion, 10 a.m., Sumner Library

MARCH 31 Community Summit. Help strengthen children, youth and families. Call 8916066 for schedule.

FEBRUARY 8 Sumner Reads Together 2005, “Visions of Heaven,” 7 p.m., Sumner Library

APRIL 16 72nd Annual Daffodil Parade, 3 p.m. in Sumner. Ryan House Museum tours, noon – 3 p.m.

MARCH 8 Sumner Reads Together 2005, book discussion, 7 p.m, Sumner Library

APRIL 24 Parks Appreciation Day / Arbor Day; 9 a.m. – noon; Heritage Park

ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE March 13, 1 p.m. Downtown Sumner on Main Street


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DEPARTMENT PROFILE The role of the City of Sumner’s Finance Department is easily explained by Finance Director Mary Ann Norquist: “If it deals with money, we handle it.” The 10-member department has a variety of functions, but they all center around the collection and distribution of funds, from customers’utility payments to payroll checks for City employees. The department’s biggest projects are the yearly City budget and financial report, both of which are required by state law. The budget process begins around the first of August and is completed when it is passed by the City Council, normally in November or December. The department’s day-to-day responsibilities include payroll for about 130 City employees, processing and paying all of the City’s bills, billing and collecting for utilities, and other accounts receivable functions. The Finance Department also is responsible for securing financing for local improvement districts and other big capital improvement projects. The department serves as the main reception area for all departments at City Hall, taking phone calls to City Hall’s main phone number and directing the public to the appropriate department at City Hall. Two staff people also maintain the City’s information technology, including computers, website, email and telephones. The City’s finances are audited every year by the state and routinely come up “clean” with no discrepancies found.

The City of Sumner Finance Department includes (from left) Glynn Neumann, Payroll Accountant; Michael Johnson, IT Coordinator; Betty Lucas, Finance Specialist 1; Mary Ann Norquist, Finance Director; Jamie Coleman, Finance Specialist 2.; and Jeff Steffens, Accountant. Not pictured are Audrey Young, Derek Barry, Brian Cunningham and Barbara Fortier.

PROJECT UPDATE BRIDGE STREET BRIDGE PAINTING

The Bridge Street Bridge Rehabilitation contract with IntraState Painting Corp., of Seattle, continues. When completed late this winter, the bridge truss will be copper colored with the hand rails painted black. Currently the truss has received its new copper color finish and the under-deck portion of the bridge is being cleaned and prepared for painting. Construction costs are fully funded by the Federal Highway Administration through their Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation program. During construction the bridge will be open during the day but might be closed to one lane at night.

EASTSIDE PARK IMPROVEMENTS

Design for improvements to the Eastside Park, located at the corner of Meade-McCumber Road and Parker Road, is being finalized with the first phase of construction planned to begin in early spring 2005. This phase of the

project will re-grade the site providing an irrigated grass lawn, parking stalls, concrete sidewalks, and asphalt paths. The ultimate plan for the park will provide a playground, areas for horseshoes, basketball, shuffleboard, chess, picnics and other activities. The plan can be viewed at City Hall and on the City’s website.

VALLEY AVENUE EAST IMPROVEMENTS

This project will widen Valley Avenue East from the Bridge Street Bridge to Huston Road (by The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse) and will include the construction of two new traffic signals to improve safety and the railroad crossing. The project design is complete and the City is working on acquiring right-of-way from the Union Pacific Railroad. Pending right-of-way acquisition, construction is scheduled to start in late spring 2005. For details on any of these projects, please contact Mike Dahlem at miked@ci.sumner.wa.us or call 253-891-3308.

Comprehensive Plan Being Reviewed It isn't too late to be part of planning the future of the City. The update of the Comprehensive Plan includes consideration of the Town Center Plan, eight proposed map changes and policies to address housing, land use, growth and economic development. For additional information or to join the mailing list, contact Senior Planner, Ryan Windish at (253) 8913301 or ryanw@ci.sumner.wa.us.

COMINGS AND GOINGS NEW HIRES: John Kaylor Sherrie Duggan

Entry Level Police Officer Police Records Clerk


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Forestry Commission Needs Tree Board Members

CITY COUNCIL CORNER

The City’s Forestry Commission is gearing up for some important projects around the community and could use some help in the planning and implementation of those projects.

Looking forward to the New Year is a great time for taking stock of our community’s accomplishments and its challenges. We are the envy of our neighbors because we have a splendid town. We have great parades, Dave Enslow great police and fire departments, a city that looks and feels like a Norman Rockwell painting and best of all, wonderful people.

"We welcome input from all concerned community members interested in tree planting, education and community involvement. We also need the expertise of citizens in the fields of environmental science, forestry, landscape design, parks management, arboriculture, horticulture and urban planning," says Forestry Commission Chair, Jacqueline Cherrett Esselstrom. “It provides an important balance of perspectives." In 1993, the City formed the Forestry Commission as part of the City's new Comprehensive Plan. After surveying the neighborhood streets, gathering questionnaire data from residents, and conducting tree issue public workshops, the commission developed an Urban Forestry Strategy which is a vision statement and the roadmap for citizens, City staff, and the Commission to achieve a healthy and beautiful urban forest. In the past 10 years, Sumner's very active Forestry Commission has proudly overseen the planting of over 1,000 new trees in our parks and neighborhoods. Because of our community's reforestation efforts, Sumner has been recognized as a 'Tree City, USA' for the past 10 years. Some upcoming projects: Neighborhood Tree Planting on Academy Street from Valley to Wood Avenues. ■ Apply for a Community Assistance Grant through the Dept. of Natural Resources preservation and protection of historic trees in Loyalty Park. ■ Apply for a grant to fund the completion of the Academy St. planting from Wood Avenue to the train station. ■ Develop a tree inventory of Sumner’s streets and parks. ■ Provide educational materials and workshops on proper planting and pruning and appropriate tree selection for small urban lots and street trees to the public. ■ Train and educate City maintenance staff on proper maintenance of our street trees through ISA workshops. ■ Involve young people in the annual Arbor Day Celebration held in conjunction with Pierce County's Parks Appreciation Day. ■

If you would like to be involved in any of these projects, have an idea to contribute or would like to become an active, hands-on member of Sumner's Forestry Commission, please contact: Jacqueline Cherrett Esselstrom at jesselstrom@msn.com or Lee Anderson at leea@ci.sumner.wa.us or call 253-891-3303.

Ask Dr. Sumner

“Why do they send a huge fire truck when I call 911 because my neighbor fell and hurt her foot”?

Although a highly professional Fire Department, committed to providing quality service to the citizens and businesses in Sumner, the fact is that the Fire Department is still a small department. As such, there are only three or four onduty firefighters at any one time. When a call comes in, they take the vehicle that can cover the broadest range of emergencies. With the increasing number of calls that your Fire Department is responding to, almost daily your firefighters are responding to an emergency call and then being dispatched to several other calls before returning to the station. They need to have all the equipment with them so they don’t have to return to the station and “switch trucks.” The fire engine can carry all the necessary medical response equipment, but an ambulance isn’t much help fighting a fire.

We also have challenges: Too much traffic. Neighboring cities, which are exploding with growth. Concern about new apartments and their impact on services. Worry that the Town Center Plan could have a negative impact. Residents who worry that their opinions are not being heard by the City. These are all things our City needs to focus on this year. Last year our population increased by only 55 people. Our traffic congestion is not coming from them but from our neighbors who shortcut through town. We need to look at ways to control traffic so that our streets better serve people who live and work here. The City is working hard to get in touch with folks who want to know about the Town Center Plan. It is just now being put together and there is plenty of time for you to look it over and be heard. I promise that the City Council and Planning Commission are listening. Everyone will be getting notices about future City meetings that show off ideas in the proposed plan and ask for your thoughts. Please go to a meeting and make yourself heard. Don’t be left out. Change is inevitable. If we work together and listen to each other, change can work for us. We can preserve what we like and make other things work better. That’s good news for a new year. Best wishes to each of you for a wonderful new year. – Dave Enslow


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SUMNER CITY COUNCIL

Steve Allsop

Curt Brown

Mike Connor

Dave Enslow

ITEMS PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2004

Administration Service for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Project.

OCTOBER

Accepted the Senior Center Painting Project and Authorized Release of Retainage.

Approved a Penalty Fee for Failure to Respond to a Notice of Traffic Infraction for Parking.

NOVEMBER

Adopted Resolution No. 1132 Approving the Surplus of City Property.

Adopted Resolution No. 1134 Committing to Updating the Comprehensive Plan.

Mark Evers

Property Tax Levy. Adopted Ordinance No. 2099 setting the 2005 EMS Property Tax Levy.

Adopted Ordinance No. 2096 Extending the Boundaries of Restricted Parking Zone No. 1. Adopted Ordinance No. 2097 Authorizing the City Attorney to Acquire Certain Properties along Stewart Road.

■ Adopted Resolution No. 1136 Entering into a Contract with Billy Casper Golf for the Operation of Sumner Meadows Golf Course.

■ Accepted a Pierce County Community Salmon Fund Grant in the Amount of $29,840. ■ Authorized an Amendment to the Professional Engineering Services Contract with Gray & Osborne for Construction

■ Accepted Money from Drainage District 11 upon Dissolution of the District.

Approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Seattle for the Purchase of Radio Equipment and Installation of Multicast System. ■

Adopted Ordinance No. 2098 setting the 2005 Ad Valorem

Matt Richardson

■ Adopted Ordinance No. 2106 a 2004 Supplemental Budget.

Adopted Ordinance No. 2100 The 2005 Budget.

■ Adopted Ordinance No. 2107 The Water Comprehensive Plan Update.

■ Adopted Ordinance No. 2101 Approving the Final Assessment Roll for LID 70.

Adopted Ordinance No. 2102 Decreasing the Garbage/Refuse Collection Franchise Fee. ■

Leroy Goff

Adopted Ordinance No. 2103 Regulating Motorized Scooters.

Adopted Ordinance No. 2108 Authorizing the City Attorney to Acquire Certain Properties along Valley Avenue. ■

■ Adopted Resolution No. 1138 Accepting the Sumner Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. ■ Accepted the City Hall Addition and Remodel Project. ■ Authorized a Contract with

Authorized a Contract with NCA for a new Phone System.

Springbrook for Utility Billing and Collection Software.

DECEMBER

Awarded a Construction Contract to Dennis R. Craig Construction, Inc. for the Cyrus Wood Neighborhood Sidewalk Improvement Project.

■ Adopted Ordinance No. 2104 Condemning a Portion of Graham Avenue.

Adopted Ordinance No. 2105 Authorizing an Interfund Loan.

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