Reprint Courtesy of the Auburn Reporter, April 18, 2014
Councilman’s May 1st Resignation for health reasons opens a spot on the Pacific City Council for new Person,
Earth Day will be celebrated in Pacific Sat April 26th, starting at 10AM with the International “Green Homes, Green Transportation” theme. Containers will be available to recycle plastics, paper, glass and metals, and also for yard wastes and non-recycleables. Infornmation tables will be set-up outide, or in the Gym bld if it rains. Pacific’s Earth day is hosted by the Pacific Park Board, and lunch is free, but Park Board sez they will happily take lunch-donations to go towards Parks improvements, like replacing or repairing vandalized big toys…
Always Brothers Run is coming through Pacifc this summer, and sevral local folks are asking for donation to Always Brothers on Earth Day. Look for their canopy at the Senior Center, 100 3rd SE, Pacific WA 98047.
April 19, 2014, Lake Tapps Scout Trop 501
Congratulations to new Eagle Scout Bryant Irwin, of Lake Tapps Troop 501. Bryant will officially be awarded the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America at a special Eagle Court of Honor at the City of Pacific Gymnasium on April 26th.
His Eagle Scout project included four months of refurbishing the Help NW Food and Clothing Bank in Auburn … new sheetrock, mud & paint, new shelving and lighting and refinishing the concrete floor.
In 2009, Bryant was one of six Troop 501 Scouts who were recognized with the National Certificate of Merit for providing life saving first aid and emergency response in a mountain bike accident near Buck Creek.
Bryant is a senior at Auburn Riverside High School.
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The Pacific Park Board will be holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the Pacific City Hall Conference Room at 100 3rd Avenue SE, Pacific, WA.
The purpose of this Special Meeting is to discuss potential park property, and to prepare for Pacific’s April 26, 2014 Earth Day Event.
The public is welcome to attend. For further information, contact the Community Development Department: (253) 929-1110.
The next regular Park Board Meeting will be
May 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
REMINDER TO PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Posting Places: City of Pacific Library, Post Office and City Hall.
Pacific Residents met and mingled at last night’s First Annual Citizen’s Appreciation Dinner. A “2014 Citizen of the Year” Award was given to one of 7 well-known nominees. There was Bingo, Great food, attendance by many Pacific residents (the “citizens”/civilians) who comtributed to Community cohesiveness, and most of the City Council, the Mayor, and many of her staff. A Special nod to Darcy Thatch and Joann Futch, Senior and Youth Program Managers (respectively), who “catered” the Dinner, and to the Unknown Volunteers who set up and called Bingo, donated Raffle prizes and food, and decorated the Shilo Bleu Room (of the Gym/Community Center) as an Italian restaraunt!
"Award" video is posted on youtube at
Mayor Guier starts her comments by thanking all….
Dinner photos are posted in no special order:
Mayor Guier Selling Tickets
Raffle Winner with prize bucket
The 2014 “Citizen of the Year”Award goes to……oops….
where is that pic of the engraved plaque?
it’s on the video…….http://youtu.be/owzMY4JbT5M
FIRST ANNUAL CITIZENS APPRECIATION DINNER. THIS SATURDAY!
March 22, 2014 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
$10 per ticket. Proceeds go to support Youth and Senior Programs
Menu: Lasagna with Salad Dinner
Bingo with White Elephant Prizes
See who receives the FIRST Citizen of the Year Award!
Call for Pre-Sell Tickets, 253-929-1153 or 253-929-1155,
OR COME IN TO THE PACIFIC-ALGONA SENIOR CENTER BEFORE 4PM FRIDAY! Bld B, 100 3rd SE, Pacific WA 98047
(posted at the request of Pacific Senior Center Asst. Manager Darcy Thach)
Part 1 http://youtu.be/PcQV0yco4dY
Pot Hearing “findings of fact” moving forward to Planning Commission
I missed the “accept 2 anonymous donations of $500 each, to community services”, discussion. Results: It Moved forward to Council for next week vote.
Part 2 http://youtu.be/lx8QQl6z2L0
Council discusses moving forward: an “assessment reimbursement area” (latecomers fee) for Thornton-Stewart road improvements (traffic signal); a software program purchase for Police Department Evidence tracking; and dues to a consortium which performs random drug tests on city employees who must have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
Part 3 http://youtu.be/DPtsuukwgRc
Council & Governance Committee discuss RV zoning Ordinance updates, or revisions, regarding parking RVs, etcet, in front yards.
And Councilman Kave reports on Work plan for advisory/research “Marijuana workgroup” (as a Council-initiated adjunct to the Planning Commission) .Council discusses various aspects of regulating a business not legal in the US, as “pot” is regulated by drug-control Treaties ratified by Congress.
posted 3-19-2014, pcs editor
"Permenent" King County sign indicates extended road closure from S 364th street, downhill to W. Valley Hywy. RATS! (Sign Location: S. 364th Street, just East of Military Rd S, Unincorperated King County)
Update: as of March 18th, both of the 2 one-way roads were still Closed.
(In ancient times, when I was a kid, they had no street numbers, and were known as the Algona grade (uphill) and the Pacific grade (downhill).)
That nice “path”, well used, is the top of four-foot high HESCOs (giant sand bag units) placed atop the revetment last October.
The “elevation” of the top of the water, at about the same timethese pictures were taken, was about 85 feet. The measure is made where the River goes under the BNSF RR Bridge by Skinner Road (location of a USGS river gage).
There is a lot of speculation by the powers that be on just how much “sediment” has been depositied in the river channel since the 1914-1920’s revetments constrained flooding.
Some people are lobbying to resume dredging the river bed, which was stopped around the 1980’s to protect endangered species of Salmon..
King County is widening the river channel so rocks, water and woody debris can return to old oxbows. Thes levee setbacks will increase the holding capacity of the floodways and reconnect the river with its floodplain.
I’ll bet the rocks are rumbling loudly in the river today——turning boulders to gravel, gravel to sand, and sand to silt!
March 9, 2013, Pacific WA
Don Blackwell shot this at 11M this morning.
The “flow” upstream at the R st Bridge gage was aprox. 6000 CFS and Elevation was about 85 feet at the BNSF RR Bridge gage, according to the USGS river gage pages.
fyi- some photos do not post directly from my cell phone— this one finally did…..but i don’t know why. Why, Tumblr, Why?
While I can think of several citizens deserving of this recognition, I would like to nominate Don and Shirley Thomson as the Pacific, WA “Out Standing Citizen(s) of the Year”. Due to their tireless work during the last several years, in the successful effort to recall former Mayor Cy Sun, we now have returned sanity and fiscal responsibility back to our city. Don and Shirley stood tall for this city as they initiated, organized, funded, fundraised and ran the stress filled but successful recall effort with a dedicated group of citizens. No longer is Pacific presented weekly in the local and national media as a laughing stock and on the verge of dissolution. Without their efforts (along with the City Council getting our liability insurance renewed) I believe that the City of Pacific would no longer exist. There would be no “citizens of Pacific” or a reason to have a “1st Annual Citizen’s Appreciation Dinner” without their efforts. We would be saying to visitors that “this area here used to be called Pacific but it is now unincorporated King County/Auburn”.
BCRA // PRINCIPAL
2) Nomination Information:
Do you know of an Out Standing Citizen here in our very own community who may be deserving of
being recognized at our
1st Annual Citizens Appreciation Dinner.
If so submit in 250 words or less why he/she should be considered for this recognition.
Please submit your nomination to
Pacific/ Algona Community Center
Assistant Director Darcie Thach
You May Walk it in to the Pacific / Algona Senior Center
Mail : ATT: Darcie Thach
100 3rd Ave SW. Pacific, Wash 98047
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For More Information -253-929-1153