Power Outage

Posted on September 1, 2020

We are aware of a power outage affecting certain areas in the City of Ruston.  A crew is currently working to restore the power and expect to have it back up in a couple of hours.

SEPA Determination on Non-Significance – SPR 20-01

Posted on August 17, 2020

In accordance with WAC 197-11-340, a copy of the Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the project described below is transmitted: Applicant: Kathy Brown 5318 N Commercial Street Ruston, WA 98407 Proposal: The proposal is to construct a new 8,900 square foot, three-story mixed use structure within the Commercial-Pearl District in the City of Ruston, (see...

Pierce County – Free COVID-19 Testing

Posted on August 6, 2020

Pierce County brings free testing to  you. Anyone can be tested.  Field staff help you register on site.  No ID required.  Results in 5-7 days. Friday, August 7, 2020 from 9:30AM to 3:30PM City of Ruston at 5321 Yacht Club Road, Ruston WA 98407 Learn more at or See Attached Flyer:  Pierce County...

Notice of Application and Public Hearing – ORD 1535

Posted on August 3, 2020

The City of Ruston City Council will hold a public hearing on August 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on ORD 1535, which proposes to amend Title 19 of Ruston’s Code to update the permit process and review procedure for master development plan approvals and amendments. ...

Murrey’s Disposal Pricing and Schedule

Posted on July 13, 2020


Murrey’s Disposal – Solid Waste Collection

Posted on July 2, 2020

For many years, the City of Ruston has had its own solid waste utility for hauling garbage, recycling and yard waste for the residents and businesses in Ruston. Over the past several years, operational costs have increased, and the long-term sustainability of the services is at risk. Therefore, the City decided to issue a Request...

52nd Street Improvement Project – Request for Bids

Posted on June 5, 2020

CITY OF RUSTON N 52nd STREET , PEARL ST (SR 163) to BENNETT ST TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD OVERLAY PROJECT TIB 6-P-135(003)-1 SEP 20-17 Notice is hereby given that the City of Ruston, Washington does hereby invite sealed bid proposals for the 52nd Street TIB Improvements Project as described and in accordance with the Bid Documents,...

Notice of Public Hearing – RES 713

Posted on May 29, 2020

The City Council of the City of Ruston will hold a public hearing on June 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on Resolution No. 713, regarding adoption of an updated 6-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal...

City of Ruston Comments on Proposed Point Ruston Building 9/11 and Associated SEPA Review

Posted on May 22, 2020

Site Plan and SEPA Comments: 2020-05-22 - SDEV19-0116 - Building 9-11A Review Comments - Final Building Permit Comments: 2020-05-22 - BLDCN19-0087 - Building 9-11A Review Comments - Final  

Scam Phone Call – Tacoma Utilities

Posted on April 28, 2020

Please be aware: Utility Customers have received calls from sophisticated scammers using spoofing technology to look and sound like Tacoma Utilities. Their caller ID shows as TPU’s Customer Service line (253-502-8600). If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to represent TPU and demanding payment, hang up immediately. Protect yourself from payment scammers by...

Xpress Bill Pay Website Update

Posted on April 20, 2020

The Xpress Bill Pay website is currently experiencing heavy usage. The current performance issues are related to a significant increase in usage caused by growth and the recent COVID-19 pandemic.  Xpress Bill Pay has had much higher usage than has been typical now that many billing offices have closed to the public.  They are seeing...

Pierce County – COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program

Posted on March 27, 2020

Pierce County has just launched the COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program. The application is available online at This link is also available on the Pierce County Economic Development website COVID-19 business resource page. Here’s a link to the News Item.

Request for Proposal – Solid Waste Collection

Posted on March 20, 2020

The attached draft contract is a suggested draft only. This City will negotiate the final terms of the contract with the Vendor to reach a mutually acceptable agreement.  Ruston Solid Waste RFP - Public Notice COR Tonnage Waste Management - Recycle 2019 COR Tonnage City of Tacoma - SW 2018-2019 Solid Waste and Recycling Agreement...

Out of Abundance of Caution – Noval Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on March 12, 2020

Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice: Out of abundance of caution, caused by the Noval Coronavirus (COVID-19) and for the health and well-being of our community and city staff please place utility payments and documents in the Drop Box to the left of the front door. If you need to speak to Office...

Garbage and Recycle Rate Increase

Posted on February 14, 2020

The City of Ruston is running deficits for the costs of providing Solid Waste and Recycle services.  Therefore a rate increase to cover the cost of providing these services is necessary. Beginning on your February 2020 Utility Billing Statement, Solid Waste Service for Residential Customers will increase by $5.00 per tote and Commercial Customers will...
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