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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS- SURPLUS AND DISPOSAL OF REAL PROPERTY

The City Council of the City of Orting will hold a Public Hearing during the regular meeting of October 25 at 7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as possible, to consider the surplus and disposal of City property.

The two parcels of real property being considered at this hearing as surplus are:
1.     Address:  230XX 177th St. East, Orting WA 98360               
Parcel No:   Portion of Parcel No. 05-19-36-2-003, Adjacent to Wingate Spring
Zoning:    R10 (Residential)
Improvement:   Vacant land – undeveloped
2.     Address:  401 Washington Ave. SE, Orting WA 98360
Parcel No.:  0519326011
Zoning:  Public Facilities
Improvement:   Public Safety Building (Fire, Police and Municipal Court)

The City proposes to sell both of these parcels, pursuant to RCW 39.22.010, to another government agency, for fair market value. All members of the public may provide testimony during the public hearing or they may submit written comments prior to the public hearing. The City Council meets at Orting Multi-Purpose Center, 202 Washington Ave. S, Orting WA 98360.  Written comments may be submitted prior to the hearing to the City Clerk at 110 Train Street SE – PO Box 489, Orting, WA 98360. 

For residents with disabilities who are requesting translators or adaptive equipment for communication purposes, the City
requests notification as soon as possible as to the type of service or equipment needed.

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NOTICE OF ORTING CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Orting City Council will be conducting a public hearing during the regular meeting of October 25th, 2017, at 7:00pm, or as soon thereafter as possible to consider the following:

Proposed 2018 Property Tax Levy

All members of the public may provide testimony during the public hearing or they may submit written comments prior to the public hearing. The City Council meets at Orting Multi-Purpose Center, 202 Washington Ave. S, Orting WA 98360.  Written comments may be submitted prior to the hearing by 3:00pm on the 25th, to the City Clerk at 110 Train Street SE – PO Box 489, Orting, WA 98360.  Jane Montgomery, City Clerk

Posted on the 16th of October, 2017.
Published on the 16th and 23rd, day of October, 2017 .

For residents with disabilities who are requesting
translators or adaptive equipment for communication purposes, the City requests notification as soon as possible as to the type of service or equipment needed. Continue Reading

PLANNING COMMISSION VACANCY

The City of Orting is seeking applicants for the Planning Commission to fill an unexpired four-year term. The term for this position will commence when filled, and will expire December 31, 2018. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

The Planning Commission consists of seven (7) members. The Planning Commission’s role is to promote and coordinate comprehensive long-range planning, growth-management, transportation, and environmental protection. The Planning Commission upholds and approves all Architectural Designs for various types of building and signage. Commission recommendations are on land use issues and Municipal Code changes and forwarded to the Council for its consideration, whether a recommendation to approve or deny.

If you are interested in volunteering to be on the City of Orting Planning Commission, please submit a Commission Application a resume and a letter of interest to City of Orting, Attn: City Clerk, 110 Train St. SE, PO Box 489, Orting, WA 98360; or by email to jmontgomery@cityoforting.org To be considered for this position applications need to be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday November 3, 2017.

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Notice of Public Hearings

There are two public hearings on October 11, 2017 at the regular City Council meeting at 7pm at the MPC.

1. Amending Orting Municipal Code Section 9.5A.4 & 9.5A.9 Relating To Storm Water Management & Conforming To The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit For Phase II Communities, By Ordinance No. 2017-1014.

2. Revenue Sources

Any person may submit written or oral comments at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the Clerk’s office at 110 Train St. SE, PO Box 489, Orting, WA, 98360 no later than 3:00 p.m. on October 11th, 2017; otherwise, comments must be submitted at the hearing. Continue Reading

Position Opening- Maintenance Worker 1

The City is recruiting for the position of Maintenance Worker 1.

The Maintenance Worker I is primarily responsible for maintenance of municipal parks, the cemetery, streets, water, wastewater, stormwater and City facilities so that they are safe, clean, functional and attractive at all times. The Maintenance Worker I will cross-train in all departments as allowed by the Public Works Supervisor. Closes October 18, 2017.

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City of Orting – Request for Qualifications

City of Orting
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Orting invites the submittal of a Statement of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from firms interested in providing design-build services for the City of Orting’s Public Works Maintenance Building located on Rocky Road NE. Please submit SOQ’s to Mark Bethune, City Administrator, City of Orting, 110 Train St. SE, PO Box 489, Orting, WA 98360. SOQ’s shall be submitted no later than October 20th, 2017 at 4:30pm. Contact Mark Bethune at mbethune@cityoforting.org or visit the City’s website at www.cityoforting.org for more information. Continue Reading

Notice of Public Hearings- 2018 Proposed Utility Rates

NOTICE OF ORTING CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARINGS

Wednesday, September 13, and 27, 2017
7:00p.m. Multipurpose Center, 202 Washington Ave. S.

Notice is hereby given that the Orting City Council will be conducting public hearings on the proposed Final 2018 Utility Rates. The hearings are scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th and 27th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Multipurpose Center, 202 Washington Ave. S., Orting, WA. The purpose of the hearings is to hear public testimony on the above listed.

Any person may submit written or oral comments at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk’s office at 110 Train St. SE, PO Box 489, Orting, WA, 98360 no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 26th, 2017; otherwise, comments must be submitted at the hearing. Continue Reading

THE MAYOR’S CORNER

At a recent City Council meeting citizens spoke about the uses of the vehicle loaned to the City by the State Patrol. Some were for limiting the use of the vehicle to Search & Rescue operations only, while others are for expanding its potential use to include protecting our police officers in the event of a high risk incident.

When the question of “why we got this vehicle” came up in May of 2016, I wrote a letter of explanation to one of our citizens and I would like to share that letter with all of you now:

May 8, 2016
Hello __________,
I thought I should take a moment to share with you how we got to the V-150 vehicle. One of the reasons why I ran for mayor was that I wanted to be more involved in City-wide emergency preparation.
The Army leadership at JBLM has made a tremendous effort to be connected to local communities in Pierce County. I appreciated their reaching out to Orting. In looking at surplus vehicles I concluded that a Stewart & Stevenson LMTV 4×4 Cargo Truck could come in handy in various emergencies in town. (See attached picture.) I had hoped we could get two of them for free. One for regular use by our Public Works Department and one for spare parts. I learned that we would have to pay at least $3,500 for each. And to be prepared for pushing stalled vehicles out of the travel lanes we would need to buy or build some form of easily attachable push bumper. We’ve made a couple of trips to the Base but have not yet found the right vehicle.

Our Police Chief has a good working relationship with the State Patrol and has saved the City quite a bit of money by getting us their ‘hand-me-downs’ for free. They mentioned that they would soon surplus their V-150, that was used for Search & Rescue and SWAT activities, since they now have two bigger vehicles for those purposes.

While this was not what I had originally envisioned, I appreciated that it could do some of the things I was looking for; that there was no cost to get this vehicle; that spare parts are also available from the Federal Surplus system; that it already has an attached push blade to move cars or downed trees out of the way; that Bates Technical College wants to do the maintenance for us for free (except for supplies); that the Soldiers Home is willing to store it for us; and should the need ever arise here or in our neighboring communities, that we could make it available to protect the lives of First Responders.
I realize that there are certain restrictions that come with this vehicle. For instance I had hoped that the Fire Department could train their staff to operate it and use it in river rescues since it maneuvers in water and can float and act like a boat. However, I understand that it must remain under the control of a Police Department. (And they will certainly assist the Fire Department.)

The bottom line: I’m glad we are getting this vehicle. I will probably still try to get a surplus LMTV 4×4 for our Public Works Department, and a trailer for the Back-hoe/front-end loader so that it doesn’t get the wear and tear of driving back and forth between worksites and the material site. I’m also looking for trailered generators. Congressman Reichert’s Aide is helping me to see if Homeland Security can get us one for free.
Well _________, I just thought I should share my thinking with you.
Thanks for reading this.
–Joe

Here is how I feel about this vehicle today:
1) I hope it will be of some use if there is a search and rescue need in our community for someone who is lost.
2) I hope we will never ever have a serious Lahar situation. But we want to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. Its ability to push stuff out of the way may help clear roads.
3) I hope we will never ever have a serious “crazed shooter or terrorist” incident in our community. But if we do I want to give our First Responders all the protection we can give.

However the ultimate decision of the use of the vehicle rests with the City Council.

Joe Pestinger
Mayor, City of Orting

P.S. If you would like to share your thoughts with me please call me or leave a message for me at City Hall. 360-893-2219 Extension 125 Continue Reading

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