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City of Sumner's Flood Protection Update
July 2010- Vol 2, Issue 2
Sumner officials urge flood control district
You may have read in the newspaper that many cities, including Lakewood, University Place, Milton, Bonney Lake, Gig Harbor, Fircrest and Edgewood have voted to contest their proposed inclusion in a Pierce County Flood Control District. This is in response to the Pierce County Council passing legislation in May establishing this new taxing district within the entire county for flood protection.  
Seeing the need for county-wide participation, Mayor Enslow sent a letter to Pierce County last week, stating his opposition to any city withdrawing from the district.  At the City Council Meeting this Monday, August 2, the Sumner City Council will further echo the Mayor's words with a resolution that also calls for not only a Pierce County Flood Control District but that all cities in the county should participate.
As both the letter and resolution point out, flooding not only impacts Sumner residents and businesses immediately near rivers, but the hazard to regional facilities such as SR 167, the Wastewater Treatment Plant, and rail lines require a county-wide flood control district, not just a local jurisdiction district. 
Get alerts on the phone of your choice 
In the past, Sumner has used Pierce County's phone system to call neighborhoods that are endangered by rising waters.  The old system, however, could only call the old-fashioned land-line phones.  Not anymore! 
Pierce County's new Alert! system lets you sign up to get those messages by whichever method(s) you prefer including your home, cell, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. You pick where, you pick how.
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