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CITY OF FIFE REOPENING BUILDINGS

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, all remaining Fife city buildings will reopen to the public. Things may look a little different though. Masks will be optional for fully-vaccinated visitors, but will be required for anyone not fully-vaccinated when visiting any city building.

Here are the schedules for when each building is open to the public:

Fife City Hall: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays by appointment only

Community Center: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aquatic Center: Monday-Friday, hours vary depending on programs

Public Works Counter: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Police Department Counter: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Municipal Court Counter: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


VACCINATION CLINIC ON JUNE 24 IN FIFE

The City of Fife is partnering with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to offer a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic from 2 to 6 p.m. June 24 at the Fife Community Center, 2111 54th Ave. E. The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations will be offered, free of charge to participants. Here’s what you should know:

•             No insurance information or identification is required

•             There is no cost for the vaccination 

•             No registration is required, this is a drop-in clinic

•             Snacks and beverages will be provided

•             Need a ride? Pierce Transit offers free rides to vaccine clinics (info here: bit.ly/3gBFBPf), or call Around the Sound at 253-858-7088

•             Want more information about the vaccination or have a question about future clinics? Visit tpchd.org/vaxtothefuture or call the health department at 253-649-1412

JUNETEENTH RECOGNITION


Fife City Councilmembers adopted a resolution on May 25 recognizing the significance of June 19, 2021, also known as Juneteenth, a commemoration of African American freedom from slavery. Click here to read the council’s proclamation. Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery. Although Juneteenth long has been celebrated in the African-American community, it wasn’t until recent years that the commemoration received more widespread attention. In recognition of this important day, here are resources and events - local in-person events, national resources and online virtual events. 

The Washington State History Museum has a collection of resources to explore the history of Juneteenth, plus reading lists for adults and children and more. Find more information here:  https://www.washingtonhistory.org/event/honoring-juneteenth/

A Juneteenth celebration will be held from 12-5 p.m. Saturday (June 19) at Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma. More information from the Tacoma Urban League here.

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and Rep. Melanie Morgan, among other black leaders, will talk at a virtual session at 11 a.m. June 19. Register for this online event here. 

The Northwest African American Museum will host a week of events, both virtual and in person. Sessions will include virtual storytelling, spoken word sessions and a jamboree. Find more information here: https://www.naamnw.org/events/juneteenth

To commemorate the significant historical day, Washington State Parks Service has declared Juneteenth, June 19, a day for free admission to all state parks. No Discovery or parking pass will be required on recreation lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Find more information here: https://www.parks.state.wa.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=699

Read more about the history of Juneteenth and explore the annual Juneteenth national commemoration festival here: https://thejuneteenthfoundation.com/who-we-are/


TRANSPORTATION STUDY FROM PSRC

Puget Sound Regional Council is conducting a survey on the Future of Transportation in support of the development of the Regional Transportation Plan. Take the survey at: https://engage.psrc.org/regional-transportation-plan?fbclid=IwAR3SXK6x1W5CidhExxd1lL9m-sHtLMz99wzgkqM4GwbI8GMwe8tnEGrgUTw
 
The survey is open to everyone. It asks questions about telework, travel after the pandemic subsides, transportation features around home and work, as well as special needs transportation services. The Regional Transportation Plan will describe how the region will meet transportation needs into the future, addressing existing needs and expected growth. The plan will outline investments the region is making to improve all aspects of the transportation system – from roads, transit, rail, ferry, bicycle and pedestrian systems – and ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. The survey is available in English, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Traditional Chinese.


Tideflats Subarea Planning Project

The Tideflats subarea planning process, a partnership between City of Tacoma, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Port of Tacoma, Pierce County and City of Fife, is intended to create a shared long-term vision and more coordinated approach to development, environmental review, and strategic capital investments in the Tideflats. Completion of the subarea plan will support the ongoing eligibility for and prioritization of transportation funding in the regional manufacturing and industrial center. The Tideflats is an area of over 5,000 acres of waterfront land providing vital saltwater and estuarian habitat for salmon, shellfish and other marine life, the Tideflats is an economic center that includes industrial and manufacturing and maritime activity in a world class port and is the ancestral lands of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.  The area is designated as the Port of Tacoma Manufacturing Industrial Center (MIC). The MIC is home to Tacoma and Pierce County’s highest concentration of industrial and manufacturing activity and is the work site for about 9,800 employees.   

To learn more about community engagement opportunities with this important project, please visit https://www.cityoftacoma.org/tideflatsplan.


FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FIFE UTILITIES ON OUR WEBSITE

Did you know you can sign up for auto payments for utility billing? You can also make a one-time payment online. To do so, visit this page. For more information on utility payments, visit this page. For more information on recent utility rate increases for the City of Fife , please visit this page.  Have another utility-related question? Visit this FAQ page.

SR 167 COMPLETION INFORMATION

Want to find out more about the SR 167 completion project that will add a bridge over I-5 at 70th Avenue East?  Read more at our traffic page at cityoffife.org/traffic. Or, visit the WSDOT information page - https://wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR167/completion/default.htm

ONLINE PERMITTING HELP

The City of Fife’s Community Development team has worked hard to make the city’s online permitting system more user friendly. You can apply for a permit from anywhere, so long as you have a computer connection. To learn more about the city’s online permitting features, visit cityoffife.org/onlinepermits

fife CITY COUNCIL meetings

Fife City Council holds their regular meetings the second and fourth Tuesday of each month starting at 6 p.m. They hold a special meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, also starting at 6 p.m. Currently, all meetings are being held remotely. For more information on city council meetings and to review the agendas, please click here. 

To find out how you can participate in those meetings, visit cityoffife.org and select the date for the next council meeting. Citizens who would like to submit comments in advance of the meeting may do so by emailing the comments to the City Clerk’s office at cityclerk@cityoffife.org or sending via postal mail to 5411 23rd Street E, Fife, WA 98424.

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