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Sumner City Council to Review Wastewater Treatment Expansion Plan, Hear Public Testimony on Fleishmann’s Industrial Park

Tonight's city council meeting in Sumner will focus on local development issues, including the wastewater treatment expansion plan with neighboring Bonney Lake and a public hearing on zoning changes at Fleishmann’s Industrial Park.

Local development will be on the agenda at tonight's regular city council meeting in Sumner.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Sumner Municipal Court. Here's some highlights from tonight's agenda:

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Plan Map Amendments, in reference to Fleishmann’s Industrial Park:

The city council will hear testimony on amendments to Sumner's Comprehensive Plan, applied for by Fleishmann’s Industrial Park, LLC in 2010.

The proposal would amend the Manufacturing/Industrial Center (MIC) Map Boundary of the city's comprehensive plan to include four properties along Fryar Avenue, for a total of 21.3 acres.

Fleishmann’s Industrial Park, LLC is proposing the amendment because the subject parcels are currently designated both “Heavy Industrial” and “Light Industrial” by the Comprehensive Plan and the subject parcels are adjacent to the MIC boundary. The parcels being requested to be within the MIC boundary are currently occupied by industrial use (Fleischmann’s Yeast and Vinegar Plant) and proposed to be used as the Northstar Chemical Storage Facility.

Patch published a three-piece series on Northstar last summer:

Wastewater Treatment Plan Expansion

The cities of Bonney Lake and Sumner have come to an agreement to work together to expand Sumner's wastewater treatment plant, which is used by both towns. .

The wastewater facility is reaching its federal permit limits and an expansion plan has been floating around Sumner since 2009. In the new agreement, Bonney Lake will be alloted about 70 percent of the plant's total capacity.

Bonney Lake and Sumner will split the cost 50/50; each city received a Public Works Trust Fund Loan of $4.7 milion from Washington State, which should cover the expansion.

Sara de Soto Hoime March 20, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Hey, I love a two for one! Here's an outside of the box idea..how about we build a new WWTF on Fleischmann's? Don't expand the current WWTF on right on the river (and requiring tons of flood protection).This Fleischmann's property is for sale...plenty of room for a second WWTF right here with the added bonus of buying out the current property owner who has a chemical plant application being processed. Oh and let us not forget the other added bonus of the future drinking water well being right here too. Even more reason to acquire this assembled 15 acres...

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