|Stay informed for flood protection in Sumner|
Flooding will always be a threat in Sumner. There are some things we can do together to help minimize the impact of floods on residents and businesses. This e-newsletter will help keep you informed on the progress of these efforts plus offer suggestions and tools for things you can do to stay safe and be as resilient as possible when waters do rise.
|Grant request makes progress|
The City of Sumner applied to Pierce County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for $200,000. This would help fund a portion of the flood wall in Rainier Manor, the only neighborhood that met the CDBG criteria.
Good news! The Citizens Advisory Board recommended that Sumner's receive $196,058 as part of their 2009 proposed use of HUD dollars for Public Facilities. This is a preliminary recommendation, so we don't have money yet, but it's good that our project advanced to the next step.
We're hoping that if we get this funding, it will jump start more opportunities to completely fund the wall. The City has submitted other proposals to Congress and the State for funding.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The next step is the Citizen Advisory Board's Public Hearing for the Final Funding Recommendations. This means that citizens (like you) can go and listen and even comment. The meeting is April 1, 6 pm, at 3602 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98418, Sound View Conference Room 1. The building is a little hard to find: it's located between the Health Department and the hospital off Pacific Avenue. The conference room is downstairs.