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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Lahar Warning Siren System Change

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Starting in November, the lahar warning sirens will wail only in an emergency. The system will continue to be tested at noon on the first Monday of each month, but the tests will sound very different. Pierce County has upgraded the sirens and system to al...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Notice of Public Hearings/Puyallup City Council

The Puyallup City Council will hold two public hearings: one for the proposed 2021-2022 Biennial Budget and one for the 2021 Property Tax Levy.  The public hearings are scheduled as follows:

  •  Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (2021- 2022 Biennia...
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Public Notices
Posted on: October 13, 2020

2020 Fall Clean-Up: November 9-13*

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Fall Clean-Up is the time to set out extra garbage and yard waste, and one appliance.

Extra Garbage

Leave up to three extra bags of garbage for curbside pickup on your regular garbage day.

*Garbage must be in securely tied bags

*Bags should not exceed 40 poun...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 9, 2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DV Awareness Month

The purple lights you see downtown Puyallup and elsewhere in October shine a spotlight on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a serious issue that negatively affects every community, including our own.

In the United States, one...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Rent and Mortgage Assistance Offered in Puyallup

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The Puyallup City Council has allocated $100,000 of federal CARES Act funds for emergency relief grants for residential housing assistance.

Puyallup residents who have experienced negative economic impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible to...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Puyallup Extends Temporary Waiver of Sign Permit Fees

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From now through November 30th*, the City of Puyallup is temporarily waiving building permit fees for new or replacement non-freestanding signage (e.g. wall signs, projecting signs, canopy signs) for any commercial establishment. Permit fees will be waive...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2020

All Puyallup Parks Closed Until Further Notice

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All parks in Puyallup are closed until further notice due to the poor air quality in our region. This includes the skate park, dog park and all of the trails. Air conditions in the Puget Sound are ranging from "unhealthy" to "very unhealthy...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Parking in the Downtown: Good? Bad? We're Listening!

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We know, we know. Some days you love it! Other days ... not so much. 

Tell us what we can do to help make parking in the downtown better. We’ll get you started by asking some questions, and we’ll keep you informed about the sta...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Location Change for Document Shredding on Oct. 10th

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From 10 am to 2 pm on October 10th, Puyallup residents are invited to drop off unwanted Styrofoam for recycling. The annual document shredding event has also been rescheduled to this same day and time.

Safeway will collect clean, dry and intact Styrofoam i...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Police and Water and Streets, Oh My!

The City offers a free civics course for those interested to learn about their local government.

Puyallup 101: Your Community’s Civics will provide insight into the operations of the City over the course of eight weeks starting August 27th. Resid...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Senior Lunch Program at Puyallup Activity Center

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Alternative Meals to Go, a takeaway lunch service through Catholic Community Services, is now offered at the Puyallup Activity Center. Meals are provided in the form of a boxed lunch and are available for pick up Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Pre-orders ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Dye Test in Clarks Creek on August 5th

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Pierce County will conduct another one-day dye test in Clarks Creek on Wednesday, August 5th. The red-colored dye will be used to measure and track the movement of water in the creek. The dye is not harmful to public health, fish or the aquatic environmen...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Claims for Damage from Downtown Gas Leak

Businesses or persons who sustained property damage from last week’s gas leak in the downtown are encouraged to file a claim with Puget Sound Energy. 

Once filed, PSE will investigate how the incident occurred, determine whether or not i...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Fireworks Regulations in the City of Puyallup

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Persons may set off consumer fireworks in the city limits of Puyallup from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 4th.

Consumer fireworks are the kind which can be purchased from various retailers or at licensed firework stands. Many fireworks available for purchase ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2020

Puyallup City Council COVID-19 Update

The Puyallup City Council has shared an update to the community in this time of COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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Posted on: June 13, 2020

Message to the Puyallup Community

The City of Puyallup is an organization that values all people without regard to race, ethnicity, gender or background. We do not tolerate harassment or mistreatment of any kind, period.  The issues that must be addressed at this historic junctur...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Memorial Day Moment of Remembrance at 3 pm today

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Dear Puyallup Community:

We want to collectively take a moment today as your City Council to remember and honor the brave military heroes who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. On this Memorial Day, while we cannot gather in a tradi...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Dye Test in Clarks Creek on May 27th

Clarks Creek dye test photo

Pierce County will conduct a one-day dye test in Clarks Creek on Wednesday, May 27th. The red-colored dye will be used to measure and track the movement of water in the creek. The dye is not harmful to public health, fish or the aquatic environment and wi...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Puyallup Local Business Instagram Contest & Giveaway!

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Do you have a positive message that communicates your support for our community? If you do, please share it! Your message can help recognize the critical work that many are doing, or fortify our resolve to stay strong as we continue to navigate our way th...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 12, 2020

City of Puyallup Prepares to Revise its 2020 and 2021 Budgets Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us: individuals, families, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments at every level. Some of these impacts are financial, and as a result we’ve all had to take a hard look at our incomes and ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Spring Clean-Up Changes

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Shredding will not be offered on May 2nd as planned. We will announce a rescheduled shredding day after the governor’s stay home order has been rescinded.

This year, your Spring Clean-Up Week is determined by your yard waste week. This will not b...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Puyallup pledges no utility shut-offs; waives late fees

The Puyallup City Council has temporarily waived late fees for utility bills.

The action was taken at a special meeting earlier this week in recognition of the potential economic hardship to residents and local businesses resulting from the state of emerge...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Puyallup City Council March 31st Meeting

We apologize to those who tried to tune in to the Puyallup City Council meeting of March 31st. We’re working through what went wrong. Once that’s resolved, we’ll let everyone know about future meetings and how to tune in.

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reliably Supplying You With Safe Water

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Reliably supplying you and your family with safe drinking water is our water division’s highest priority. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water, and customers can continue to use and drink water straight from the tap. Althou...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Issues Stay Home Order; Puyallup Parks Closed

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a stay home order for all residents, to remain in effect for at least two weeks. The order will close all non-essential businesses unless their employees can work from home. It allows the continued operation...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Puyallup City Council Message to Community on Covid-19 Response

The Puyallup City Council has issued a message to the public regarding the response to COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 23, 2020

You Don't Want a Sewer Backup (You Also Don't Want to See Pics)

Practicing good hygiene and keeping surfaces clean is essential now more than ever. But baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, paper towels and even smaller makeup-remover wipes must be thrown away in the trash. On a not-good day, wipes and other products clog p...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Puyallup Opens Call Center for Covid-19 Questions

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The City of has opened a call center at 253-864-4170 to answer questions about known service changes and  resource availability resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak.The center is staffed between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Persons calli...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Q: Why Be Counted? A: Money, and Political Representation

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Washington state’s growing population helps fuel our economy, but it also adds traffic and impacts our schools and other public services.

Federal taxes paid around the country are returned to states, counties, and cities based on population. That...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Puyallup City Hall Service Changes

Puyallup City Hall will close to foot traffic on Wednesday, March 18th. All operations and services continue and we ask that persons who have questions or need assistance please call or email us, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

In Development Serv...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Puyallup City Council Public Message on COVID-19

The Puyallup City Council has issued a message to the public regarding COVID-19.

The members of the Council welcome your emails and phone calls; their contact information can be found here.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Temporary Closure of Puyallup Activity Center

To help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and in consideration of the City of Puyallup’s priority for public safety and guidance from the Center for Disease Control, the City has temporarily closed the Puyallup Activity Center beginning Wednesday,...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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Although Pierce County has yet to report its first known case of COVID-19, the City of Puyallup is in close contact with our public health officials in addition to other community partners such as Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and the Puyallup School D...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

COVID-19 Information

The City of Puyallup understands that many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. Although the CDC states the risk at this time is low for the general American public, state and regional health professionals are closely monitoring the situation an...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 6, 2020

COVID-19 Patient Being Treated in Puyallup

We want to briefly respond to the media report that a person with COVID-19 was transported today from a Kirkland senior care center to MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. The patient was transported in accordance with MultiCare’s part...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Gallery Art Show: Curt BoD

The Rose

On Thursday, February 20th, the City of Puyallup will host a reception for Curt BōD, the artist currently featured in “City Gallery” on the fifth floor of City Hall. BōD’s show consists of more than 20 pieces of his vivid, co...

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Puyallup Property Tax Rate to Fall in 2020

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The local property tax rate imposed by the City of Puyallup will decrease from $1.54 per $1,000 AV in 2019 to $1.33 per $1,000 AV in 2020 (and this has steadily declined from a high of $1.86 per $1,000 AV in 2013). Just twelve cents of every property tax ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Pioneer Crossing Traffic Signal Now Online

The new traffic signal at Pioneer Crossing on lower Shaw Road is now operational. This signal utilizes adaptive signal technology to monitor traffic volumes and optimize vehicular movement. The new signal will coordinate with the nearby Pioneer/Shaw signa...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Utility Customer Service Hours Change

Beginning Monday, November 4th, the City's utility services customer hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays only, the service hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

The Utility S...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Puyallup's Economic Development & Safe School Route Plans Gain Exposure

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Puyallup's Downtown Economic Development Plan & Safe Routes to School Plan will be shared at the American Planning Association’s Washington Annual Conference in Tacoma on October 16th.

At the conference, a panel that will include Puyallup Sen...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Fall Clean-Up is Nov. 11-15

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Extra Garbage: On your regular garbage day, you may leave up to three extra bags of garbage for curbside pickup:

*Garbage must be in covered cans or garbage bags

*Containers or bags should not exceed 40 pounds

*Tires will not be accepted

*Place conta...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Come Learn About Your Local Government!

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The City is offering a new civics course for those interested to learn about their local government.

Puyallup 101: Your Community's Civics will provide insight into the operations of the City over the course of ten weeks. Residents and business owners as w...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Pollinator-Friendly Businesses: We Want to Hear From You!

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The City of Puyallup is an official Bee City, which means that we support and encourage pollinator-friendly habitat creation and enhancement on public and private properties. As our local business owners can be significant partners in this effort, we want...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

New Reserved Parking for Puyallup Sounder Commuters

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Starting June 1, Sounder riders who park at the Puyallup station will be able to reserve a spot up to 8:00 am by purchasing a permit or signing up for a free carpool permit. The single-occupant vehicle permits go on sale Wednesday, May 1st and will be ava...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

What's Better Than Good Eats? More Good Eats!

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The City has commenced with a food truck pilot program in the downtown. This six-month pilot program will continue through mid-October.

The program will allow food trucks along certain streets, on private property within the Central Business District (CBD)...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Puyallup's Water: Best in the South Sound

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Q: The City of Puyallup provides clean, safe water to its customers. What could be better than that?

A: Award-winning taste!

The City of Puyallup was recently declared to have the best-tasting water in the South Sound*, and will advance to compete with othe...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

And It’s Another Green Light!

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In 2015, the signal lights along Meridian and 3rd and 2nd Streets NE (aka “the bypass”) in Puyallup’s downtown were outfitted with a system designed to improve traffic flow by adjusting signal timings based on demand. The system was then expanded to River...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Puyallup Sued Over Homeless Encampment Clean-Ups

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A large Seattle-based law firm has sued the City of Puyallup and Pierce County on behalf of six homeless plaintiffs. The Seattle law firm alleges that the plaintiffs were victimized because the City and County cleaned up volumes of trash, waste and debris...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Safety Staffing: What's Sufficient?

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One of the most basic and critical functions of local government is the provision of public safety services. In the interest of ensuring that Puyallup’s public safety needs are met, the City commissioned a study to  determine the staffi...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

More Sidewalks Coming to Puyallup

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The City of Puyallup is constructing $1.95 million worth of sidewalks as part of its Sidewalk Link Program.

At its August 21st meeting, the Puyallup City Council authorized two construction contracts with Reed Trucking & Excavating for the 2016 and 201...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Initial Court Ruling on Puyallup's Pedestrian Safety Zones

Roy Ruffino, a signature gatherer, sued the City of Puyallup because the City implements pedestrian safety zones at the two busiest gates (Gold and Blue) of the Washington State Fair during the fall and spring fairs. Pedestrian safety zones are small desi...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Who Represents Me? What is my Property Zoned? Do I Live in a Floodplain?

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To answer these and other questions, the City recently added interactive mapping services to our website. The first set of these new applications make it easy to look up your City Council district and the zoning of any property. You’re ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Your Puyallup Address--In the City? Or Out?

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Many people who have Puyallup addresses naturally think they live in the city, but some of them do not. That’s because a large number of Puyallup addresses (as assigned by the US Postal Service) are located in unincorporated Pierce County, beyon...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Yet Another Reason to Not Leave Your Dog in Your Vehicle

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Persons who leave their pet in their vehicle on a warm day could subject the animal to stress (or worse)--and be themselves subject to a $250 fine. That's because the City of Puyallup increased the fine for confining an animal in a vehicle in a way that p...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Shaw Road Partial Long-Term Closure Starting April 19th

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Shaw Road will be closed for construction starting Thursday, April 19th between 23rd and Manorwood. Vehicles will be able to cross Shaw between Cherokee and 26th, and one northbound-only lane will be available from Cherokee/26th down to 23rd/Crystal Ridge...

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Puyallup Utility Rate Increases to Fund Capital Needs

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In the interest of attending to important maintenance and upgrades for our aging utility systems, Puyallup’s water, sewer and stormwater rates will increase by 3.5% in 2018. This means that the average residential utility customer will pay an ad...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

A Library in Wildwood Park? Why, Yes!

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A local Girl Scout troop has built and installed a “Little Free Library” in Wildwood Park in Puyallup. The books offered are for all ages, from pre-readers to adults.

Troop #43636 spent nine months from start to finish on this project, ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Puyallup Seeking RFQs for Hearing Examiner Services

The City is requesting proposals for the purpose of selecting a person or firm/entity to perform Hearing Examiner services.

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

City Council Public Hearings for the 2017 Property Tax Levy and the 2017 City Budget

Notice is hereby given that the Puyallup City Council will hold two public hearings: one for the proposed 2017 budget and one for the 2017 Property Tax Levy. The public hearings are scheduled as follows:

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 3, 2016

2017 Recommended Budget Available for Review and Comment

The City of Puyallup's budget is the means by which your elected officials determine how to spend limited revenues. As such, the budget reflects key policy decisions, and decides how programs and services are prioritized. Public input is welcome and encou...Read on...

City Manager's 2017 Recommended Budget Public Notices
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Salmon Springs Phase 2 Project - RFQ

INTRODUCTION:

The City of Puyallup (“City”) is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) to provide consulting, design, and engineering services for the Salmon Springs Phase 2 Project. All services are to be performed or supervised by persons appro...Read on...

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