Pierce County solid waste disposal rates to decrease

Some good news on the solid waste disposal front was passed along by Ryan Dicks, sustainable resources administrator with Pierce County, during a presentation before the Pierce County Council during its Sept. 28 meeting.

Dicks told the council solid waste disposal rates are proposed to go down from $168.51 per ton to $166.45 per ton, starting March 1, 2022.

The Pierce County Council passed a number of ordinances, resolutions and proclamations at the meeting.

Proposal No. 2021-72, an ordinance vacating a portion of the Sales Road South right-of-way bordering the City of Lakewood and just south of Tacoma, was passed by the council.

The council also passed Proposal No. 2021-81s, an ordinance acknowledging approval of an interlocal agreement for Tacoma to annex an unincorporated urban area of Pierce County known as the “Manitou Potential Annexation Area,” 37 acres on the southwest corner of Tacoma, near Lakewood Drive West and 66th Street West.

The council passed R2021-111, a resolution ratifying the sale of property known as the “clean care property” in the Tacoma Tideflats vicinity.

Also passed by the council was R2021-160, a resolution approving the Board of Equalization’s request to convene to act on timely filed taxpayer petitions that exceed the requirements of the Revised Code of Washington 84.48.010, which states, “The County Board of Equalization shall meet on the 15th day of July and may continue in session and adjourn from time to time during a period not to exceed four weeks unless it obtains approval of the County legislative authority to convene at any time when petitions exceed 25, or 10 percent of the number of appeals filed in the preceding year, whichever is greater.”

The council passed several proclamations recognizing October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” “Crime Prevention Month” and “Healthcare Heroes Month.” Another proclamation by the council declared Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as “Hispanic Heritage Month.”


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