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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Overnight construction resumes on I-5 through JBLM after July Fourth holiday

Washington State Department of Transportation Olympic Region – PO Box 47440 – Olympia, WA 98504-7440 – 360-357-2600

TRAVEL ADVISORY 

July 2, 2020

Contact: Cara Mitchell, communications, 360-357-2703

LAKEWOOD &am...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Fireworks Code Change Goes into Effect 2021

Currently, fireworks are permitted from 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight on July 3rd and 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight on July 4th. Fireworks are not allowed on City of DuPont public property, including public streets, sidewalks, and public p...

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City News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

July DuPont Dispatch

The July edition of "The DuPont Dispatch" is out now!

Click here to read the latest City newsletter!

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Bear Sightings in DuPont

Updated information on Bear Sightings in DuPont:

There have been several locations for bear sightings recently, to include the trails near Bell Hill and at Wilkes Observatory. It is believed that the bear is using the city greenbelts (particularly up in th...

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days Canceled

The City of DuPont, American Legion Post 53, and the DuPont Historical Society have made the joint decision to cancel our annual Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days celebration this summer due to COVID-19.

The health and safety of our community is the top...

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City News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Steilacoom Historical School District Receives Waiver to Provide Summer Meals Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Gwen Miller

Telephone: 253.983.2203

E-Mail: gmiller@steilacoom.k12.wa.us

June 12, 2020

During the school closure period, Steilacoom Historical School District had the pleasure of serving free meals to the children of our communit...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Disposing of Hazardous Waste

As a reminder to our DuPont residents, please dispose of household hazardous waste properly. Link for more information on household hazardous waste disposal: https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/1544/Household-Hazardous-Waste

Unfortunately, oil and wet paint were d...

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

DuPont Police Implement Body Worn Cameras

The DuPont Police Department will be issuing body worn cameras to all on-duty, uniformed officers on patrol.

"Prompted by current events, we’ve received an overwhelming amount of excellent questions from the public, specifically regarding po...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Pierce County approved to enter Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start Recovery Plan

*From Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department*

Modified restrictions set to take effect June 5.

TACOMA, WASH.—Pierce County residents will soon have relaxed restrictions on businesses and other areas of public life. On Fr...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Mayor's Statement on George Floyd

The extremely disturbing and unjust death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis has resulted in an upheaval of grief, anger and questions throughout our nation.  All of us must examine and consider his death and the implications for our society. &am...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

A Message from the Chief of Police

From the Desk of the Police Chief:

We are monitoring the nationwide unrest as a result of the Minneapolis Police in-custody death of Mr. George Floyd. This horrible incident is now at the epicenter of a national crisis, and has reopened wounds of mistrust....

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City News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

City of DuPont & Northwest Landing’s 2020 4th of July Hometown Celebration Postponed

In a joint decision with the Parks & Recreation Agency, City Council, and City staff the City of DuPont and Northwest Landing have postponed their annual 4th of July Hometown Celebration for 2020, which includes the fireworks show. This decision was m...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor's Memorial Day Message

May 22, 2020 

"Hello, Neighbors

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and reflection. While we may not be together this Memorial Day, we can and we must recognize the men and women that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

Today and...

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City News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Temporary regulatory speed limit reduction coming to I-5 in Lakewood

FROM WSDOT: 

LAKEWOOD – Starting as early as May 15, travelers will notice a regulatory speed limit reduction to 50 mph along a two-mile section of Interstate 5 in Lakewood. The 50 mph speed limit will be implemented on both northbound a...

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City News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

City Newsletter

The City continues to seek new, innovative, and cost-effective ways to communicate with our residents.

“The DuPont Dispatch” is a new online City newsletter designed to help you stay up to date on all the goings-on in the City (and ther...

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City News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

A Message from the Mayor

To all DuPont Citizens, 

On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued a Proclamation “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” directing all Washington residents to immediately cease leaving their homes or place of residence except...

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City News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Arbor Day Foundation Names DuPont Tree City USA for the 11th Year

For the 11th year in a row, the City of DuPont was named a 2019 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

DuPont achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an...

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City News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Crime Awareness - Car Prowls

DPD is starting to see an increase in property crimes, particularly theft from vehicles (car prowls). We are not the only jurisdiction in the area and along the I-5 corridor experiencing a recent increase in thefts – possibly because of the chan...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program established by the CARES Act provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

Stimulus money is going qu...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

SHS Earns spot on Best High School List & Chloe Clark receives State Recognition

From the Steilacoom School Historical District

CONTACT: Gwen Miller

Telephone: 253.983.2203

E-Mail: gmiller@steilacoom.k12.wa.us

Steilacoom High School Earns Spot on U.S News & World Report 2020 Best High School List

U.S. News and World Report rec...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Did you know that agendas for City meetings are available to view on the calendar?

Take a look at the Meetings Calendar on the City of DuPont homepage. There you can find what City meetings are happening that month.

For example, on April 15th the City Council held a Special Remote Meeting for COVID-19 and necessary City business. Lots of...

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City News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Self-employed people and independent contractors are eligible to apply for unemployment insurance

As of Saturday, April 18th, self-employed people and independent contractors are eligible to apply for unemployment insurance.

Please go to www.esd.wa.gov for more information.

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City News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

DSHS to provide disaster cash assistance for some Washingtonians beginning April 17

Release Date: Apr 17 2020
DSHS Office of Communications
Norah Westnorah.west@dshs.wa.gov
(360) 902-7833

OLYMPIA – Beginning Friday, April 17, some Washington residents can apply through the Department of Social and Health Services for emergency cash...

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City News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

A Message from Mayor Frederick

DuPont Business Relief:This morning I personally spoke with the property managers (JSH Properties) for many of our DuPont businesses. They have agreed to do whatever they can to help keep our businesses in place since that will help everyone. Some of the ...

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City News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

DuPont Implements CivicReady® Mass Notification Solution

The City of DuPont partnered with CivicReady to implement a free 90-day mass notification solution.

To assist with COVID-19 and the rapidly evolving situation, CivicReady has offered a free 90-day service to help distribute information to the community. Th...

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City News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

***CRIME PREVENTION AWARENESS***

***ATTENTION HISTORIC VILLAGE RESIDENTS***

Today DPD Officers responded to three separate reports of vehicle prowls, which occurred early this morning (4/14/2020). None of the vehicle appeared to have been accessed via forced entry and only small, miscella...

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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Mission Critical COVID-19 financial aid programs for small business in the South Sound.

April 7, 2020

Today, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced a new grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County is partnering with the Governor and the Department...

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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant

Governor Inslee has created a Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program using a portion of the state’s Strategic Reserve Fund (SRF). A limited number of grants (up to $10,000) are available to small businesses with up to 10 emplo...

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City News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

4 cases of COVID-19 in Pierce County as of March 8, 2020

Post Date: 03/08/2020 8:50 AM

Pierce County has four presumed positive test results for COVID-19. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is still learning more about the patients and who may have come into contact with them in this ongoing case investi...

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City News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

City of DuPont Earns 2020 WellCity Award

For the ninth year in a row DuPont has earned the AWC (Association of Washington Cities) WellCity Award. The AWC Employee Benefit Trust’s annual WellCity Awards recognize members that meet nine best practice standards for employee health promoti...

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City News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Information regarding COVID-19

The City of DuPont is aware of concerns and questions regarding the emergence the COVID-19 virus. We are working actively as a City to protect our community.

There are important steps people should take to reduce their risk of getting and spreading any vir...

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City News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Where Did Your Property Tax Dollar Go in 2020?

Here is where your Property Tax dollar is going…

  • 12.2 cents = Port of Tacoma, Regional Transit Authority, Flood Control
  • 13.3 cents = Pierce County and Library 
  • 13.9 cents = City of DuPont and EMS Levy
  • 26.3 cents = State of Washington
  • 34.1 c...
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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Community Center Feasibility Study Results

Thomas Architectural Studios (TAS) has conducted a series of eleven outreach events throughout the summer to solicit public input and participation in the planning of the potential Community Center.

Two design options have been developed with the feedback ...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Integrated Pest Management

The City of DuPont is looking into alternative ways to maintain landscaping. Public Works is currently developing an Integrated Pest Management Policy. This process will be completed in November 2020 and will include input from the City agencies, Council,...

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City News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Alternate Routes around DuPont

If you are south of DuPont and your destination is north of DuPont:  (Wide Detour)

Take Exit 116 (Mounts Rd) and go south on Mounts Rd/Old Pacific Hwy. Follow to Reservation Road where you will turn left and follow to Hwy 510 to Yelm, Fro...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Homelessness is a Housing Crisis

Click the link below to view presentations by Tess Colby - Manager, Community Services Division, Pierce County.  Homelessness is a Housing Crisis Presentation Housing Affordability Roundtable PresentationRead on... City News
Posted on: December 20, 2016

City Legislative Priorities for County Council

The following letter is the city's legislative priorities for the county council.

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

City Legislative Priorities for State Representatives

The following letter is the city's legislative priorities for our state representatives.

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

City Legislative Priorities for Federal Representatives

The following letter is the city's legislative priorities for our federal representatives.

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