Public Notices

Notice of Public Hearing

posted Jun 22, 2017, 10:55 AM by Town Clerk   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 10:56 AM ]

The City Council of the City of Ruston will hold a public hearing on July 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on Resolution  No. 657, regarding adoption of an updated 6-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing.  Copies of pertinent documents are available on line at www.rustonwa.org or by contacting the City Clerk at (253) 759-3544.

Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Judy Grams, City Clerk by e-mail at townclerk@rustonwa.org,  or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

Metro Parks - Point Defiance Park Entrance Construction

posted May 24, 2017, 12:11 PM by Town Clerk

Metro Parks sent the letter notification dated May 15, 2017 below:

May 15, 2017

Subject:    Point Defiance Park Entrance Construction
Project:     Point Defiance Park – Waterfront Phase 1 Improvements - Roundabout Entry
Location:   Intersection of North Pearl St., North Park Ave, Roberts Garden Road and North Waterfront Drive

Dear Resident or Property Owner

This letter is to inform you that Metro Parks Tacoma is finalizing plans for improvements to the entrance to Point Defiance Park consistent with recommendations of the 2015 Point Defiance Park Master Plan Update. The improvements include construction of a roundabout that will more efficiently and safely manage traffic going to and from the park, boat launch, and ferry landing. Other improvements include a sign welcoming visitors to the signature park; a secondary roundabout at the entrance to the boat trailer parking lot; and associated roadway, sidewalk, utility and landscape enhancements.

According to the current schedule, construction work is anticipated to begin as early as July 2017 and last for approximately six months, weather dependent.

Temporary detours will be provided to keep the intersection open throughout the construction process.

In addition, this letter serves to inform you that intersection design standards will result in the permanent elimination of vehicular access to Pearl Street from North Park Avenue from both east and west.

Two community meetings have been scheduled to review the project, answer questions, and to discuss the impacts of construction and the benefits upon completion. Those meetings are scheduled to be held:
    • May 30, 2017, Mary Joyce Community Center, 5219 N. Shirley Street, Ruston, noon – 2 pm
    • June 6, 2017, Point Defiance Pagoda, 5801 Trolley Lane, Tacoma, 6 – 8 pm

We encourage you to attend one or both of these meetings to learn more details about the project, ask any questions you may have, and hear the questions asked by others.

You can also contact us directly by phone or email by directing your questions to Michael Thompson, Public Information Manager, at (253) 305-1092 or electronically to michaelt@tacomaparks.com.

Respectfully,
Michael Thompson
Public Information Manager

Notice of Application and Public Hearing - VAR 17-01

posted May 24, 2017, 8:02 AM by Rob White

The City of Ruston will hold a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner on June 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on a Variance request submitted by John Gibson, which proposes to reduce the rear yard setback in order to construct a residential live-work project in the Commercial zone at 5336 North 52nd Street.

The public hearing will be held at the Ruston Community Center located at 5219 North Shirley Street, Ruston, WA 98407.  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing.  If you would like to view a copy of the application materials, including the proposed site plan, you will find them at the following link: 

VAR 17-01

Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Rob White, Planning Director by e-mail at robw@rustonwa.org, or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

Notice of Application and SEPA DNS

posted Mar 29, 2017, 6:23 PM by Rob White

The City of Ruston SEPA Responsible Official has issued a SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) to the City of Ruston Engineering Department for the construction of a replacement retaining wall located along the north side of 51st Street, just east of the corner of Bennett Street and 51st Street, (permit #SEP 17-01).  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public comment period which ends on April 12, 2017.  If you would like to view a copy of the application materials, you will find them on line at www.rustonwa.org.

Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Rob White, Planning Director by e-mail at robw@rustonwa.org, or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public comment period.

Tacoma Water - Systematic Flushing Program

posted Feb 23, 2017, 3:08 PM by Town Clerk

Tacoma Water sent the notification below:


February 20, 2017

If you are receiving this letter Tacoma Water will be performing Systematic Flushing in your neighborhood.

Dear Customer:

Systematic flushing is a program that complements existing water testing and preventive maintenance programs. Al' are part of our commitment to deliver pure, clean water to our customers. The benefits and impacts of the flushing program are detailed below.

Water Quality— Systematic flushing forces water to move through the water lines and out through the fire hydrants to remove rust and sediments that can collect in the water system.

Water System Reliability— While flushing, Tacoma Water personnel can easily find and repair malfunctioning valves, fire hydrants or blow-offs before they cause problems.

Additionally, data is collected during the flushing process to confirm our systems capacity to meet fire flow.

What to Expect: The day before the work will begins, Tacoma Water personnel will place high visibility signs along the streets in the area they plan to flush. The signs will be relocated each day as the crew progresses through your neighborhood to identify the area that may be affected.

It is likely that the sediments stirred up during flushing will discolor the water. You can easily keep this water out of your home or business by not using water while flushing is underway. This includes not running appliances that use water, such as washing machines and dishwashers.

Any discolored water that gets into your home or business water lines is temporary and not harmful. It should clear up quickly. If you experience discolored water or sediment in your water following flushing, remove aerators from your faucets and run the cold water for a few minutes. We also recommend that your first load of laundry after flushing be dark clothes, before you wash light-colored clothing.

During the flushing process, crews will be working at fire hydrants, in street intersections and at the end of cul-desacs. They will be opening and operating fire hydrants and blow-offs to create high water flows and velocities in the water system to scour and clean the inside of water mains. Please note water pressure and available flow may decrease at times during flushing.

For More Information: If you have questions about the systematic flushing program or if your water does not clear up a short time after flushing, please call Rick Thompson at 253-377-0629 or Kendall Funk at 253-502-8398 during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. At all other times, you can call the Water Emergency Control Center at 253-502-8344.

Notice of Public Hearing - Surplus and Disposal of Real Property

posted Feb 16, 2017, 10:56 AM by Town Clerk   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

Notice of Public Hearing

Surplus and Disposal of Real Property

 

            The City Council of the City of Ruston will hold a Public Hearing during the regular meeting of March 7, 2017 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:                5114 N. 49th Street, Ruston WA 98407

Parcel No.:            2365000700

Zoning:                 Residential (RES Zone)

Improvement:       Vacant land – undeveloped

 

2.     Address:                5405 N. Commercial Street, Ruston WA 98407

Parcel No.:                        4002050050

Zoning:                 Residential (RES Zone)

Improvement:       Vacant land – undeveloped

 

            The City proposes to sell both of these parcels on the open market 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 Mary Joyce Community Center at 5219 N. Shirley Street, Ruston WA 98407. Written comments may be submitted prior to the hearing to the City Clerk at 5117 N. Winnifred Street, Ruston WA 98407 or townclerk@rustonwa.org  

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.

 

 

Cc:      Members of the City Council                         Posted: City Hall

Mayor Bruce Hopkins                                                 Mary Joyce Community Center

Tacoma Daily Index                                                     City Website

            Tacoma News Tribune

            Tacoma Weekly  

Notice of Application and Public Hearing - CUP 16-04

posted Dec 27, 2016, 9:07 PM by Rob White

The City of Ruston will hold a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner on January 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on a Conditional Use Permit (CUP 16-04) submitted by Anne Curry, which proposes to construct an accessory dwelling unit over a new detached garage at 5402 Park Avenue, Ruston, WA 98407.  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing, which will be held in the City Council Chambers and Community Center at 5219 N Shirley Street, Ruston, WA.  If you would like to view a copy of the application materials, you will find them at the following link:

http://www.rustonwa.org/home-2/hearing-examiner/meeting-packets/2017-01-12

Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Rob White, Planning Director by e-mail at robw@rustonwa.org, or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

Notice of Application and Public Hearing - ORD 1492

posted Dec 27, 2016, 8:58 PM by Rob White

The City of Ruston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on January 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on ORD 1492, which proposes to amend the City’s sign code to allow an increase in the maximum size allowed for projecting signs and also to allow individual pan-channel letters to project above a building’s facia line.  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing, which will be held in the City Council Chambers and Community Center at 5219 N Shirley Street, Ruston, WA.  If you would like to view a copy of the application materials, you will find them at the following link.

http://www.rustonwa.org/planning-commission/meeting-agendas/2017-01-18

Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Rob White, Planning Director by e-mail at robw@rustonwa.org, or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

Notice of Application and Public Hearing - ORD 1484

posted Sep 6, 2016, 2:54 PM by Rob White   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 2:56 PM ]

Notice of Application and Public Hearing

The City of Ruston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on September 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on ORD 1484, which proposes to update the City’s Commercial (COM) zone to include standards which are similar to the City’s Commercial-Pearl (COM-P) Zone.  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing.  If you would like to view a copy of the application materials, you will find them on line at the following link:

http://www.rustonwa.org/planning-commission/meeting-agendas/2016-09-21

Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Rob White, Planning Director by e-mail at robw@rustonwa.org, or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

Notice of SEPA Determination of Non-Significance - SUB 15-02

posted Sep 1, 2016, 11:12 AM by Rob White

City of Ruston

File Number: SUB 15-02/RST 16-1451

Orchard Properties Fill and Grade/Baumgardner Boundary Line Revision

 

To:                  All Departments and Agencies with Jurisdiction

Subject:          Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)

 

In accordance with WAC 197-11-340, a copy of the Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the project described below is transmitted:

Applicant:         David Baumgardner

                        5401 25th Ave NW

                        Gig Harbor, WA 98335

 

Proposal:         A proposal to gain City of Ruston approval for placement of fill material upon lots within the Baumgardner Boundary Line Revision project.

Fill material was gathered from the adjacent Orchard Street utility project, (permit SEP 13-06), by the applicant and placed upon the subject site without City of Ruston approval.  The material was subsequently tested by the applicant for soil quality and determined to be clean according to the Washington State Department of Ecology.  The applicant also provided a revised geotechnical report confirming that slope stability has not been compromised.

The applicant acknowledges that placement of the proposed fill will not affect maximum building height calculations and has agreed to utilize previous grades when indicating base grade on the boundary line revision documents included within permit SUB 15-02.

Location:         The subject site is located within Ruston at the northern terminus of Orchard Street near the intersection of North Orchard and North Court Streets.

Lead Agency:  City of Ruston

Contact:           Rob White

                        Planning Director

                        5117 North Winnifred

                        Ruston, WA 98407

                        robw@rustonwa.org

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