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National Prescription Drug- Take Back Day In Orting

The City of Orting Police Department is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 29th from 10am to 2pm. at the Public Safety Building at the Public Safety Building,
401 Washington Ave. SE, Orting, WA.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. This is for prescription drugs only. Needles are not accepted.

Daffodil Parade Day

84 TH ANNUAL DAFFODIL PARADE – IN ORTING
“FAMILY DAY FESTIVAL IN THE CITY PARK”
40 + VENDORS- FOOD, ARTS & CRAFTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, PONY RIDES, LOCAL BUSINESS VENDORS, AND NON PROFITS.
APRIL 8TH, 2017 – 10 AM TO DUSK -PARADE AT 5PM.

The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of community, history, traditions, and growth. The theme for this years parade is Daffodil Paradise.

Traveling through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting, the Parade consists of over 180 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units, linking one generation to another in tradition. Floats are decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils.

Contact Information:
Orting Chamber – 360 893-5000 occnewsecretary@gmail.com

Please be aware that Detour Routes should be anticipated. Continue Reading

DM Disposal Spring Cleanup

Orting – March 20th – 24th
Items Collected Date
Extra Garbage–up to 3 32-gallon cans or bags-Wednesday March 22nd on your regular collection day.
Extra Yard Waste—-up to 3 32-gallon cans or biodegradable Wednesday March 22nd on your regular collection day
1 Appliance—Range, refrigerator, freezer, furnace, dryer, washing machine, dish washer, hot water tank, trash compactor, or air conditioner Set out curbside (sorry no alley collection) Monday, March 20th by 7:00am for pick up. Appliance will be collected during clean up week.
Helpful Hints:

• Please be sure all items are accessible by 7:00am to ensure pick up.
• Only the above listed appliances will be accepted for Spring Clean Up. Please place on the curb (sorry no alley pick up due to truck size).
• Please label/ID your extra yard waste so it is not confused as trash.
• Do not exceed 45lbs per bag for trash or yard waste.
• Please no tires or bulky items. All items must be contained in a can or bag.
If you have any questions, please email us at DMDisposal@wasteconnections.com or call Monday – Friday from 7:30am-5:00pm to speak with a customer service representative at 253-414-0347. Thank you for you continued business! Continue Reading

Orting Police Statement Release- March 21, 2017

Orting Police Statement Release – 21 March 2017
Search Warrant Served On A House With Alleged Stolen Property

Today, March 21, 2017, the Orting Police Department served a search warrant on a house in the 300 block of Calistoga West. Stolen merchandise (purchased with stolen credit cards), stolen property from a vehicle prowl, and drug paraphernalia was seized. During the execution of this search warrant, a 41 year old male, who is a known criminal felon, was apprehended. He was arrested & booked into the Pierce County jail for charging on these alleged crimes. Continue Reading

Public Notification-Land Use Variance

Public Notification
Land Use Variance 2017-1
Majestic View Estates Division II

The applicant, Stowe Investments, LLC, request a variance allowing reduced rear yard setbacks of 20 feet to the following lots: 39-60; and Reduced side yard setbacks of 5 feet to all lots: 1-60.

Majestic View Estates Division II is located at a portion of the North Line of the S.W. ¼ of Section 32, TWN 19N, RG.5E W.M. City of Orting. Tax Parcels 0519323032 and 0519324701.

The applicant states that:

There are special circumstances applicable to the subject property or to the intended use such as shape, topography, location, or surroundings that do not apply generally to the other property or class of use in the same vicinity and zone.

The variance is necessary for the preservation and enjoyment of a substantial property right or use possessed by other properties in the same vicinity and zone but which because of special circumstances is denied to the property in question.

The granting of the variance will not be materially detrimental to the public welfare or be injurious to the property or improvement in such vicinity and zone in which the subject property is located.

Complete application for the Variance was rendered on March 17, 2017.

A hearing will be held Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, at 3:00pm at the Public Safety Building located at 401 Washington Avenue SE, Orting, WA 98360. A decision on the Variance Application will be made by the Hearing Examiner approximately 2 weeks after the hearing. The public is invited to express any comments or opinions at this hearing. People who are unable to attend the hearing may provide comment in writing to Jane Montgomery, City Clerk, at Orting City Hall, P.O. Box 489, Orting, WA 98360 by 5:00pm on Monday April 10th, 2017. Continue Reading

Request For Qualifications

City of Orting
March 13, 2017

The City of Orting is requesting qualifications from architectural and engineering firms with expertise in space planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, construction documents, and construction supervision for municipal projects.

Project Descriptions: The selected firm (or firms) will perform the following tasks, and may perform other facilities planning and design services if the need arises:

– Police Station: Design, obtain permits, prepare bid documents, and administer the construction contract for an approximately 4,500 square foot building plus parking/landscaping. In addition, the City will need advice and planning for additional facilities and/or renovations to meet current and future needs.

Specific Qualifications Required: In addition to technical skills in facilities planning, design, and construction management, the successful firm must have excellent communications skills, the ability to elicit community input, facilitate diverse interest groups, understand community concerns and issues, and develop recommendations that have broad public support. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL SHOW EXAMPLES OF LOWER COST PROJECTS FOR SMALL CITIES.

Submission of Qualifications: Interested firms should submit five (5) copies of their Statement of Qualifications in 8 ½” x 11” format, not to exceed 20 pages (10 pages if printed two-sided). Page limit does not include covers or dividers. Submittals are due March 31st, 2017 and should be addressed to Jane Montgomery, City Clerk, P.O. Box 489, Orting, Washington 98360.

Selection Process and Evaluation Criteria:

Firms will be considered for selection based upon the following criteria: 1) Key Personnel, including sub consultants, 2) Relevant Experience, 3) History of Cost-Effective and Innovative Design, and 4) References.

Following an evaluation of submittals, the City of Orting may select the most qualified firm (or firms) based solely on the written Statements of Qualifications, or request to meet with short-listed firms to discuss the work in more detail prior to making our decision. Following selection of the most qualified firm (or firms), the City will negotiate a professional services agreement and fee structure.

The City reserves the right to reject all submissions and waive any irregularities and informalities in the information provided.

Mark Bethune, City Administrator
City of Orting Continue Reading

Notice of City Council Special Meeting

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

Tuesday March 14th, 2017
7:00pm. –Public Safety Building
401 Washington Avenue SE
The purpose of the Special City Council meeting is as follows:
Ordinance No. 2017-1011, An Ordinance Of The City Of Orting, Washington, Adding Orting Municipal Code Chapter 5-10, Relating To The Declaration And Abatement Of Chronic Nuisance Properties.

For further information contact Jane Montgomery, City Clerk, at 360-893-2219 ext. 133 Continue Reading

A Tragedy in Town

The recent death of young Cody Breslin has been a shock and a wakeup call for our community. I have seen various communications about the circumstances around his death and I wanted to take a moment to let you know what I know so far.

Until the Medical Examiner rules what the cause of death was, our police actions are limited. The death occurred at what many in our community call “the farm”. I know that this property has a history of being used for illegal activities. The police chief has shared with me that the police have responded to more than 30 incidents at this place in the last couple of years.

What Has the City Been Doing?
About 2 years ago the city forced the owner of the land to tear down one of the barns because of code violations. We were aware that people were using this barn for shelter and suspected drug use. Our code enforcement officer attended additional training this past year for up-to-date legal information on how to close down properties where illegal activity is common.

Recently the city participated in the successful prosecution of one of the residents of the farm. He is now serving a two year sentence. The City has also been working with Pierce County and the State of Washington to investigate this property for civil violations.

At the March 8th City Council meeting our attorney introduced the draft of an ordinance for the Declaration and Abatement of Chronic Nuisance Properties. To speed things up, the Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm. to act on this legislation.

You might also be aware that the Orting Police, with the aid of surrounding Police Departments recently shut down a drug house near the Post Office.

In Conclusion
Illegal drugs are the scourge of our time and have been for the last 60 years. Addiction seems to be at an all-time high. The crimes that are attached to this illegal activity are many and increasing. I am committed to the full investigation and prosecution of illegal drug activity in our town. It will not be easy. It seems our courts and laws tend to favor the perpetrator more than the victims. I will need your assistance in keeping your eyes open and letting our police department know about any illegal drug activity that you might be aware of. Continue Reading

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110 Train Street SE - PO Box 489
Orting, WA 98360 - 360.893.2219