Plus Walk a Mile video, Don't Drip & Drive & Awesome Destinations
May 12, 2016 - Volume 8, Issue 19 
Mayor's Update: Planting Trees...and Roots

Mayor Enslow planting trees a few years ago. Others continued this tradition last Saturday. 
Sumner is a beautiful city for many reasons, one of which being the trees around town.  We've been honored as a Tree City USA for 22 years now, and it shows as you drive down our streets or take a look at our parks. 
Several years ago I joined staff and volunteers as we planted trees to repair an area damaged along the White River.  Last year we joined together as part of a national effort and planted trees in Triangle Park, a new park along the trail north of town.  As part of our Arbor Day Celebration this year, we had volunteers helping us plant trees at the Sumner City Cemetery.  I want to thank them all for their contribution, but their help goes beyond just planting trees.

We are very
fortunate to have an excellent City staff.  I'm pretty sure these folks can do just about anything, and they definitely could have planted those trees in nothing flat.  But, is that the point?  It's not staff alone that build community: it's each of us - all of us - working together that builds our community and makes it beautiful.  Whether you vote in an election or run for office or plant a tree, it's a reminder that this is your community, a role that gives you responsibilities along with rights.

We appreciate the trees and the help, but we are really grateful for the care that brought those volunteers out to help on a beautiful Saturday.  When people get involved like that, especially families with children, it's setting the roots for a strong community into the future. 

So perhaps one of the top reasons that Sumner is a beautiful city is that we have individuals like you who realize that this is our city to build, to maintain and to care for into the future.  Thank you for that. 

Mayor Dave Enslow    
Walk a Mile Video
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes supports victims
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes supports victims
Don't Drip & Drive 

May is Puget Sound Starts Here month, highlighting ongoing efforts to help us remember that everyday choices we make here in Sumner affect the health of beautiful Puget Sound.  One choice is to quickly repair your car's oil leaks.  Otherwise, oil drips onto streets, washes down storm drains to the Puyallup and White Rivers and into Puget Sound.  Think of it as a mini oil spill that adds up with others for major damage. 

The Don't Drip & Drive campaign offers good information to identify oil leaks and even some local options for getting them fixed! 

Take a look
One of Sunset's "Awesome Destinations"  

Sumner is proud to be one of Sunset Magazine's Awesome Destinations as featured in their Summer Trips Getaway Guide now on sale.  Featured along with the likes of San Diego, Taos, Astoria and Hood River, it's proving that Sumner and its rhubarb pie are getting to be quite popular, great news for our featured restaurants and stores!

Upcoming Meetings & Calendar

Community Calendar:
  • Walk Chambers Bay with the Sumner Senior Center, Friday, May 13
  • Manestage Theatre's Bye, Bye Birdie at the Performing Arts Center, May 13-14
  • Ryan House open for tours, May 14-15, 1-4 pm
  • Train to Mariners Game from Sumner Station on Sunday, May 15
  • Fashion Week in Downtown Sumner, week of May 16

City Meeting Calendar:  

  • City Council Meeting, Monday, May 16, at 7 pm
  • CD/Parks Committee, Wednesday, May 18 at 5 pm
  • Public Safety Committee, Thursday, May 19 at 5 pm at Fire Station

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at City Hall.  For a full calendar including links to agendas, click here.   


Council Action

The Sumner City Council took the following action at their May 2, 2016, meeting.
  • Authorized trade-in of MODIS equipment. 
  • Passed Ordinance 2565 amending the Compensation Schedule
  • Authorized the Mayor to execute a contract for professional legal services with Ashbaugh and Beal, LLP., to represent the City in issues pertaining to the l36th/Valentine Corridor Improvement Project
  • Authorized the Mayor to execute a contract for professional legal services with Van Ness Feldman, to assist the City
  • Approved a purchase and sale agreement between Sumner and Sumner Sixteenth Street, LLC
  • Accepted grant funding from the Port of Tacoma for Traffic Avenue interchange
Full minutes, agendas and streaming video of meetings are available online.  Click here to begin  

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