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Posted on: July 5, 2019

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City history unfolds with the Native American, Hudson Bay Company, DuPont and Weyerhaeuser eras, and the impact and changes they made to what we now call DuPont.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

CM Bruce awarded with Certificate of Municipal Leadership

 

Councilmember Rex Bruce recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplish...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

WSDOT Rail Work Near I-5 Exit 119

Closure between I-5 Exit 119 to DuPont-Steilacoom Road from 9 pm Tues. 8/27/19 to 6 am Wed. 8/28/19.

WSDOT will refresh the paint on Barksdale Road for the Yellow Dynamic Envelope Rail Road markings.

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Amazon will utilize Center Dr for the month of August

You may have seen some Amazon trucks on Center Dr. lately.

During the month of August, Amazon will be utilizing Center Drive to access DuPont-Steilacoom Rd from their entrance to utilize Exit 119 while the guard shack on Wharf Rd to their property is under...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Addressing Allegations

In July 2019, the City of DuPont settled a public records lawsuit with Mr. David Bungert. During the City Council Meeting there were allegations made of the City. This is to provide clarifying information on the case. The link below is a brief synopsis.&a...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

The DuPont Fire Department purchased two new Fire Engines!

These replaced the 1983 Sutphen Engine, the 1995 H&W Engine, and the 2004 Pierce Engine. The City sold the three engines for a combined total of approximately $113,000, which went into the Equipment Rental & Revolving Fund (ER&R) that helped p...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

DPD Selected as Host Agency for Task Force

The DuPont Police Department has been selected as a new host agency for the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children & Human Trafficking Task Force (MECTF/Human Trafficking).  This state-wide taskforce spearheads mul...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Council Appoints Pat McElligott as Interim Fire Chief

Mayor Mike Courts nominated and Council appointed Pat McElligott as the Interim Fire Chief for the DuPont Fire Department.

“It’s a great opportunity to work with the DuPont Fire Department and a professional City staff. I’m ea...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Fire Chief Michael Keohi Resigns

Fire Chief Michael Keohi has resigned after over a year of service. He has made the decision to seek other opportunities. The City is grateful for the leadership, guidance, and expertise he provided.

Chief Keohi was hired in May 2018. During his tenure, he...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

City Settles Public Records Lawsuit

The City of DuPont has settled a public records lawsuit. In September 2016, Mr. David Bungert put in a public records request for City phone records and text messages. Staff worked with the requestor to fulfill his public records request, going over the p...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Political Signs Placement

Political Signs: We know there are questions about the placement of political signs. As a reminder, here is the link to “Political Signs Location and Removal”.

http://dupontwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2530

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Funding Secured for DuPont-Steilacoom Road Expansion

The 2019 Washington State Transportation Budget allocated $3.9 million to fully fund the construction of expanding of DuPont-Steilacoom Road.

The project will expand the current two-lane road to four lanes from Exit 119 to Wharf Rd/JBLM Integrity Gate. Thi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

NTSB - Amtrak Derailment Report

This is a synopsis from the NTSB’s report and does not include the Board’s rationale for the conclusions, probable cause, and safety recommendations. NTSB staff is currently making final revisions to the report from which the attached ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Arbor Day Foundation Names DuPont Tree City USA for the 10th Year

The City of DuPont was named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 10th year in a row that DuPont has received this title!

DuPont achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or departm...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Partial Lane Closures; Center Drive and International Place

Monday 5/13/19 through 8/30/19 will have intermittent single lane closures at the intersection of Center Drive and International Place.

This developer installed work includes new traffic signal lights, pedestrian crossing signals, cross walk, curb ramps,...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

May - August Recreation Guide

Parks & Recreation is so excited to release the 2019 Summer Recreation Guide! Click here for concerts, classes and summer trips. We look forward to seeing you at many of the upcoming events throughout the city. Enjoy this beautiful weather this weeken...
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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Community Center Meeting Schedule

It’s time! Calling all DuPont residents! The City of DuPont is kicking off a very public process to gather community input on the possibility of voting and building a Community Center. Thomas Architectural Studios will be on site to gather commu...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Shoreline Master Program Open House

The City of DuPont is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Plan (SMP).  The current SMP was adopted by the City in February 2013.  The Shoreline Management Act (SMA) requires each SMP be reviewed and revised on an eight-...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

City of DuPont Earns 2019 WellCity Award

For the eighth 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 promot...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

AA Rating for DuPont’s Water & Stormwater Revenue Bonds

The City of DuPont is in the process of issuing Water & Stormwater Revenue Bonds to finance three capital improvements a new Public Works Facility, the Hoffman Hill Reservoir Corrosion Protection, and an Automatic Meter Reading System. As part of the ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

South Sound 911 launches text-to-911 service in Pierce County

If you cannot safely place a voice call to 911, you can now text for emergency police, fire or medical aid in Pierce County. South Sound 911’s launch of text-to-911 service today provides the community – including the Deaf, hard of hea...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Assistant Chief of Police to Resign

City of DuPont Assistant Chief of Police Ted Jackson has announced his resignation effective April 15th, 2019. Assistant Chief Jackson was instrumental in supporting the successful transition of a new police administration and department leadersh...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

KOMO Interview

Paris Jackson from KOMO News interviewed Mayor Courts, Chief Newman, and Sergeant Cummings about the impact an incident on I-5 has on DuPont and mitigation measures that affect Center Dr. The City along with other agencies are working together to have a c...

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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: March 1, 2019

Public Works Facility

There’s been some discussion about the development of the new Public Works facility. Here is some background information that I hope you find helpful.

General Background:

Currently, Public Works (PW) is housed in the Historic Village. The current...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Mayor's 2019 "State of the City Address"

January 8, 2019

Good evening and Happy New Year to all Stakeholders of DuPont; homeowners, residents, employees and businesses,

First, let me characterize the State of Our City as strong and vibrant. 2018 was a dynamic year with growth and progress in ma...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

City of DuPont gets a Clean Audit

The Washington State Auditor’s Office performed the Accountability Audit and Financial Statement Audit for 2017. There were no findings in the audit.

“We’re very proud of the audit results. We’re committed as a City...

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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... Home
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Recreational Facilities and Programming Survey Results

The Community Center Report prepared by Jonathan Pierce and Megan Hillyard for the City of DuPont and P.A.R.C.S - DuPont are available to view.  Thank to everyone who participated in survey!  Recreational Facilities and...

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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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