By Pierce County Public Works and Utilities
Electric Utility Vehicle: If you have walked the trails lately you may have seen our new utility vehicle. The all-electric GEMcar replaces a gas powered utility vehicle and underlines our commitment to sustainability at the Chambers Creek Properties. The GEM car is used by our maintenance crew to cleanly and quietly cover the hundreds of acres they are responsible for maintaining every day. Next time you see them out driving around, stop and say thank you for all of their hard work!
New Trail Maps Coming Soon: Our trail map has been reformatted and is at the print shop. The existing map was expanded to show the shoreline that is accessible since the Bridge to the Beach opened in September. The maps should be available by the end of the year. Stop by the ESB or the Chambers Bay clubhouse to pick up your copy.
Public Development Awards: Our Project Updates don’t usually focus on our staff but we wanted to share two recent achievements with you. In November the Public Development Division was awarded a Standing Ovation Award at the Employee Recognition banquet. The award recognizes employees who put forth outstanding efforts that make Pierce County a better place to live. We were recognized in the customer service category for our work at the Chambers Creek Properties, including maintenance, facility rentals, and work on the 2010 US Amateur at Chambers Bay.
Last month Joe Scorcio, public development division manager, was awarded the Community Unity award from the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. Joe was recognized for “uniting the Pierce County community through collaboration and innovation.” He has worked on the Chambers Creek Properties project since its inception in 1992, and the award-winning master site plan was the result of years of coordination and collaboration with local cities and members of the public.