Registration is now open for the 2017 Duck Parade and we hope you will again be a part of this great University Place tradition.
Did you know that vehicles drip an estimated seven million quarts of vehicle fluids, including motor oil, fuel, lubricants and more, into the Puget Sound watershed each year?
Each time it rains, the petroleum products that drip from our cars and are left behind on our roadways get carried into our waterways to rivers, streams, lakes and eventually to Puget Sound, harming wildlife and habitats in the process.
Like thousands of college students, Adam Teske and Ryan Wildy needed part-time jobs while they were students at the University of Illinois. So they signed on to be drivers for Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches.
The City of University Place has issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) pursuant to WAC 197-11-340(2)(a). The City of University Place proposes to amend the zoning code so that in the event the City Council in the future determines to allow State-licensed and regulated marijuana uses in the City, zones where such uses would be allowed by conditional use permit and applicable development standards are codified.
Celebrating its 10th year, Pierce County READS selects “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach for the county’s largest one-book reading program. With this choice, Pierce County Library System emphasizes the important ties between its larger countywide community and the military community. Pierce County READS runs now through April 28.
Pierce County is proposing to update the Chambers Creek Properties Master Site Plan, 2007 (MSP) and existing environmental documentation. The proposed Update is primarily focused on a comprehensive development plan for the south area of the Regional Park. However, the Update also envisions a hotel, restaurant and golf clubhouse complex in the vicinity of where the current clubhouse and restaurant are located in the park.The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) will analyze the proposed Update at a programmatic level. The DSEIS was released on March 1, 2017.
A message from your University Place Police
Since Jan. 1, 2017 reported vehicle prowls (theft of things left inside your vehicle) is nearly double for the same period in 2016. Many of these prowls are taking place in our business areas where consumers are leaving valuables on the seats and in visible areas of their vehicles while they grocery shop or meet friends for coffee.
Although not technically an island that is surrounded by water on all sides, Day Island comes close. A thin sand spit is all that connects this small community to the “mainland” of University Place. Yet in many ways, it remains a remote and charming reminder of simpler times.
Enjoy delicious apples while supporting the Curran Apple Orchard Park in University Place. Tree adoptions are still available for the 2017 growing season.
The City of University Place recently received 10 redwood saplings that were harvested or cloned from some of the giant coast redwoods of California.
The Rainier Communications Commission (RCC) elected its leadership for 2017.
University Place Mayor and Councilmember, Javier Figueroa, will continue as President. Puyallup Councilman Tom Swanson is the Commission’s vice president for the year.
The RCC provides member jurisdictions with a variety of advisory, legal and television production services as they navigate local right-of-way authority and other issues related to the telecommunications industry.
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of University Place by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2015 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
We have had a recent spate of distracted driving accidents that thankfully have not resulted in any injuries or fatalities, but which have caused significant property damage, including damage to City property, including a roundabout and multi-signal traffic light.
On September 19, 2016 the University Place City Council adopted Resolution 817 referring the existing City zoning and development regulations regarding State-licensed and regulated marijuana-related uses to the Planning Commission, to seek public opinion, review and provide recommendations regarding: zones where marijuana uses should be allowed, including production, processing and retail sales; any reductions of buffers where allowed by State law; and should marijuana uses be subject to a conditional use permit, or be outright permitted, and/or subject to specific development regulations.
Pet owners in the City of University Place who fail to purchase an annual license tag for their animals may find themselves facing a large fine if the animal is impounded.