TNT: Dilapidated docks, creosote piles to be removed from Chambers Creek, Steilacoom waterfronts

“Work began Thursday to clean up the shoreline at Sunnyside Beach Park in Steilacoom and will start next month at Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place.

“On the Steilacoom waterfront, the cleanup effort will remove 32 creosote piles. In University Place, it will take out two docks, including almost 800 creosote piles.”

Read Brynn Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.

TNT: University Place corner sees transformation a decade after city approves zoning changes to encourage development

“Rebar, chunks of foundation, wood scraps and other demolition debris lay in a heap Friday at the corner of Grandview Drive West and 27th Street West in University Place.

“More than a decade after property owners and city officials created a plan to spur development, the corner that for years served as an attractive nuisance is finally being transformed.”

Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.

TNT: Lakewood sticks drivers with $20 car tab fee

“Lakewood residents will have to pay an additional $20 to renew their vehicle tabs starting next March. The Lakewood City Council, acting as the city’s Transportation Benefit District board, voted 6 to 1 Monday night to impose the annual fee. Councilwoman Mary Moss was the dissenting vote.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune.