Plus Puyallup St Repaving Update, Pruning for Safety, Music Off Main, and more
July 6, 2016 - Volume 8, Issue 26 
Mayor Enslow is still enjoying a well-deserved break.  In his absence, we're filling in with a lot going on in Sumner:
Comcast Features Sumner 

Comcast visited Sumner this past spring to sample the local flavor, including rhubarb pie!
Puyallup Street Repaving Schedule
Work on Puyallup Street on Tuesday morning.
When it comes to Puyallup Street upgrades, an end is in sight, but the bulk of the work is happening now that will affect travel times through this area. (Please note that this is Puyallup Street in Sumner, not streets in the neighboring city of Puyallup.) 

July 6-7: Grinding the existing asphalt between Fryar Avenue bridge and Tacoma Avenue.  Traffic will be open to one lane but expect delays.

RESCHEDULED: paving on Puyallup Street between the Fryar Avenue bridge and Tacoma Avenue.  Road remains open but expect delays.  Originally planned for July 7, this work has been rescheduled due to rain. Please watch for updates.  

July 8 through July 11 at 4 pm: Road closure on Puyallup St between Tacoma Ave and Williams Ave. This section of road will be closed for the entire weekend and will reopen Monday, 7-11-16 at approx. 4PM after paving.  Please note that this week forecasts some rain.  Depending on weather, schedules may shift accordingly.

July 13 Project is expected to be physically complete.  Please note that this week forecasts some rain.  Depending on weather, schedules may shift accordingly.

Music Off Main: The Funaddicts
Every year, their concert turns into a dance party.  Join Sumner in celebrating The Funaddicts, who cover Jazz, Classic Rock, Country, Ballroom and Disco-from Glen Miller to Lady Ga-Ga. 

More about the band

Click here for the full line-up

BMX Lumberjack Nationals in Sumner  

Last weekend, the first USA BMX Lumberjack Nationals was held at River Valley BMX park, just south of Sumner.  Riders ranged in age from two to 70 and came from Japan, Australia, Florida, California, Canada and, of course, local areas.  Check out more pictures and recap of the event at BMX USA.  
Prune for Safety     

It's the time of year when fertile valley soil makes all plants grow like crazy.  Even if you pruned recently, it's a good idea to check your bushes and hedges, especially those that border public sidewalks.  Overgrown shrubs are a huge obstacle for people walking throughout Sumner, especially those using wheelchairs or strollers. 

And while the clippers are out, prune for other safety measures. Make sure hydrants are accessible and visible, and your house number is clearly visible from the street. 

PSE Brings Savings to Sumner

Just a reminder that now through July 22, Puget Sound Energy is bringing all customers in Sumner a hot deal that will help everyone shrink their energy bill! To help Sumner residents save energy, PSE is offering a free LED to every PSE residential electric customer. PSE's team will be hand-delivering LEDs and providing some valuable information to our community this summer, so be sure to keep an eye out for them!  Visit to learn more.

Upcoming Meetings & Calendar

Community Calendar:
  • Music Off Main: the Funaddicts, July 8 at 6:30 pm in Heritage Park
  • Train to Sounders Game, July 9 at 9:45 am, Sumner Station
  • Nighthawks Game, July 9 at 6 pm, Sunset Chev Stadium
  • Smart Phone Class, July 7 at Sumner Senior Center
City Hall Calendar 
  • City Council Study Session, July 11 at 6 pm
  • Public Works Committee, July 13 at 4 pm
  • Design Commission, July 13 at 6:30 pm
  • Forestry Commission, July 14 at 4:30 pm
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at City Hall.  For a full calendar including links to agendas, click here.