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.