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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Wildfire Season is Here!

The Washington State Department of Health is available to support you during this season. Here is an outline of resources.

Public information resources:

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Moratorium to end on August 12th, 2018

New residential projects will be accepted on Monday, August 13th

New residential projects will be accepted on Monday, August 13th. During the course of the moratorium, two ordinances (No. 1389 and No.1393) were adopted that made ten (10) major changes to the City’s development regulations to reduce residential...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Sentinel Drive Community Meeting - 9/5/18 at 5:30 p.m.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! The City of Gig Harbor desires to be proactive concerning the traffic volumes and vehicle speeds in the Gig Harbor North neighborhood in the area of Sentinel Drive.

We are currently examining the areas of potential impacts to see what increase traffic volumes and speeds along Sentinel Drive are, once Harbor Hill Drive opens.  The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers and begin with a presentation of t...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Citizens Police Academy

The Gig Harbor Police Department is accepting applications for our 2018 Citizens Police Academy.

The Citizens Police Academy will provide information on a variety of topics in enjoyable and interesting ways. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Patrol Procedures, Laws of Arrest, Communications, Field Investigations, Criminal Investigations, T...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Park Clean Up A Success

Thank you volunteers!

Many thanks to the volunteers on July 28.

Another opportunity to help will be on August 25 and September 22. Meet at Soundview Drive and Harborview Drive at 9am. Bring tools if you have them!

Posted on: July 26, 2018

Spray Park at Skansie Park now Open

Just in time for the mid-summer heat, the spray park is now fully operational!

Located in the courtyard between Jerisich Dock and Skansie Park at 3211 Harborview Drive, the spray park operates daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Temporary Sign Permits

With campaign season heating up for the August Primary and November General Elections, it's important to remember that the City's Sign Code needs to be observed for all temporary signs on public and private property.

There are regulations in place which govern the allowable sign area, the number of temporary signs allowed and the maximum duration a temporary sign may be displayed.

Permits to place a temporary sign on public right-of-way can be easily and freely obtaine...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Gig Harbor Names New City Administrator

Gig Harbor’s Mayor Kit Kuhn is pleased to announce Wade Farris has been selected as the new City Administrator for the city to begin August 9th. Mr. Farris was selected from a list of top candidates from around the country.

Farris will come to Gig Harbor from Othello, Wash., where he has been City Administrator for the past five years. Prior to leading Othello, Farris had a long career in the United States Air Force having held several management roles at Air Force bases acr...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Streetlight Wire Theft

Streetlight copper wire thefts are a problem in Gig Harbor, the surrounding area, and the nation. Not only is this crime costing our community hundreds of thousands of unbudgeted dollars, but the crime itself can be dangerous to criminals and residents.

With over 1000 streetlights and additional junction box targets throughout our community, Gig Harbor needs watchful residents to help.

Activities to Watch For

The first stage of this crime may occur in broad daylight.

  • Criminals may use official-looking white...
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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Responsible Growth for Gig Harbor

Residential Moratorium Public Outreach Meeting
April 30th, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The City is seeking input from public. Help us forge a plan for the next 20-years and future generations. Our goal is to establish a road map for growth throughout Gig Harbor.

The City has identified several potential code changes we could make to help reg...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

City Rehabilitating Historic Ancich Netshed as Part of the Ancich Waterfront Park Project

Consistent with Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation requirements, the Ancich Netshed has been internally braced and was lifted by crane from its position on the dilapidated pier, to a barge. The Netshed will remain &ld...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Winter Roadway Maintenance

As the winter season approaches, the City will be applying salt brine on the major City roadways in advance of any forecasted freezing temperatures and snow events.

Click on this fact sheet prepared by the American Public Works Association that discusses what salt brine is and how it is used for winter maintenance.

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