An amendment to Sumner’s zoning code seeks to remove limits on outdoor sales and size limits of alcoholic beverages served by businesses. It would also remove the requirement that alcohol be served in unmarked containers.
Bill Pugh ran unopposed for the position of mayor of Sumner and was elected in November. He wants to focus on issues of public safety, providing housing to seniors and millenials, preventing flooding of the White River and maintaining Sumner’s “small-town” character while adapting to regional changes.
After Sumner mayor Dave Enslow died on Dec. 17, Sumner City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to appoint Bill Pugh as acting mayor until the end of the year, when his term as mayor officially begins.
Sound Transit hosted a drop-in session in Sumner last week for community members to share their thoughts on the new Sumner Station Improvements Project. Among the biggest concerns were available parking and having the parking garage fit into Sumner’s Main Street.
At approximately 55,000 square feet, the new $28 million school will be the ninth elementary school in the Sumner School District. It’s built to serve 550 students and features an outdoor STEM courtyard, a library, a multipurpose field and 24 classrooms.
On Saturday, the Pierce Conservation District, a Washington Conservation Corps crew and a group of volunteers planted 1,100 native plants and trees along Salmon Creek to improve habitats for salmon and other wildlife.
Fifteen-year-old Elliot Crouch-Goodhue created a community flag collection box as part of his Eagle Scout project. Old, worn-out flags can be dropped off at the box at the Sumner Cemetery, and Boy Scouts will properly retire them.