Puyallup Neighborhoods Take to the Streets
This year’s National Night Out (NNO) event will take place on Tuesday, August 6th. The event will run from 5:00-9:00 pm. Several neighborhoods have already signed up for this year’s event; additional information will follow on the schedule for NNO activities.
Sounds & Cinema at Bradley Lake Park
Parks and Recreation held its first Sounds and Cinema event on Saturday, July 20th at Bradley Lake Park. The Country Rock Association performed to an audience of approximately 300. This was followed by a showing of the film Madagascar 3 (PG) at dusk, with approximately 500 people in attendance for the movie. The next Sounds and Cinema event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd, featuring the 60’s & 70’s rock group “The Adventures” at 7:00 pm and the film The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) at dusk. Check out the Parks and Recreation Website for a full listing of fun and free upcoming community events.
PPD represented on the STP
Bicycle Officer Dave Temple represented the Puyallup Police Department on the Seattle to Portland bicycle ride the weekend of July 13th for the fifth time! Once again, Officer Temple rode his police bicycle wearing his complete uniform and duty gear, and he completed the ride in one day. The ride took him a little over twelve hours this year.
Public Works Construction Updates
· 3rd Street SW Improvement Project: 3rd St SW between West Meeker & West Pioneer is closed to traffic through the end of August. This grant-funded project is intended to add property value and aid redevelopment. The improvements include utility, sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, ADA access, and road improvements on 3rd Street SW between 4th Ave SW and West Main.
· Forest Green Water Main Replacement Project Phase II: Paving work will start the week of July 29th. This work is expected to be completed in seven working days. This type of work is typically not affected by weather.
Information has been mailed to area residents and businesses and posted on the web. For additional project information, see links below:
Public Works would like to thank the public for their patience during construction!
Lieutenant Ed Shannon completes 30 years with the City of Puyallup
Corrections Lieutenant Ed Shannon recently completed his 30th year as a City employee. Lieutenant Shannon was initially hired as a Community Service Officer in 1983, which included parking enforcement, animal control, and corrections duties. He was promoted to sergeant in 1990; and in 1994, he moved to being solely a corrections officer. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2003. Lieutenant Shannon has seen a lot of positive change in the Puyallup Jail during his tenure and has been instrumental in initiating that change. Thank you for your service!
PPD Officers Receive Recognition
The officers involved in the abduction/assault incident at the Glenbrooke apartment complex on July 10th were awarded the Chief’s Coin for their excellent work on the case. The initial responding officers, led by Sergeant Joe Pihl, did an outstanding job of coordinating the search and eventually finding the young victim. Detective Sergeant Tamera Pihl led the investigative effort that included obtaining a confession from the suspect. Dispatch, led by Communications Supervisor Barbara Longanecker, did a commendable job of coordinating the communications, recording important information, and requesting additional resources; as well as handling the calls that were coming in to the Communications Center. This is an example of outstanding work on a case that touched the entire community.
Individuals awarded coins were: Sergeant Joe Pihl, Officer Steve Pigman, Officer Nate Cusick, Officer Andrew Bond, Officer Dylan Rice, Officer Craig Gocha, Detective Sergeant Tamera Pihl, Detective Don Bourbon, Detective Shelby Wilcox, Detective Ken Lewis, Corrections Officer Jeff Dreyer, CSI Sherie Theuerkauf, Chaplain Mike Boisture, Communication Supervisor Barbara Longanecker, Communications Officer Angela Gestring, Communications Officer Amy Blodgett, Communications Officer Erin Schoolcraft, and Communications Officer Lara Gavre.
The Season for Splashing at Pioneer Park
The Pioneer Park Wading Pool opened on Monday, July 8th. Wading pool monitors estimate that 450 adults and 840 kids enjoyed the pool in the first two weeks of operations. The wading pool hours are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 1:30 – 7:00 pm
Ragtime at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse
On July 20th, the Activity Center offered an afternoon trip to the Tacoma Musical Playhouse to watch the very popular musical “Ragtime.” The production is an all-time TMP favorite, and Puyallup seniors look forward to this trip every year! After the show, the group enjoyed a nice meal out and great conversation with friends.
Personal Safety Presentation
On July 17th, Crime Prevention Coordinator Lisa Isaacs made a made a personal safety presentation to the residents at Meridian Hills Assisted Living community at 1813 South Meridian. Lisa talked to the residents about protecting themselves from theft and other crime that may occur in an assisted living setting. The residents and staff were very appreciative of the information they received.
Mark Your Calendars
· August 6 – National Night Out
· August 13 – City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, 6:30 pm (Meeting Rescheduled from August 6)
· August 27 – Council Study Session, Council Chambers, 6:30 pm
· September 2 – Labor Day Holiday, City Offices Closed
· September 3 - City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, 6:30
· September 6-22 – Washington State Fair
· September 17 - City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, 6:30
· September 24 - Council Study Session, Council Chambers, 6:30 pm
Puyallup Farmer’s Market Hours:
Saturdays 9:00am - 2:00pm April 13 – October 12
Wednesdays 3:00pm -7:30pm May 29 – August 28