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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Flag Lowering - 10/24/19 (Asst. Fire Chief Christian Johnson)

The flag will be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in memory of Christian Johnson, Assistant Fire Chief for Okanogan County Fire District #3. Assistant Fire Chief Johnson, 55, passed away on October 2, 2019, from injuries sustained in th...

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City News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Washington Conservation Corps is back!

This year, as in past years, a Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew is going to be in town for two weeks identifying and removing noxious weeds at our stormwater facilities. This will help keep facilities functioning properly.

Why is it important to ma...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

DPD nominated for the Aftermath K9 Grant

A Message from the Chief of Police:

Calling all K9 supporters - We need your help!!! Read below.... #AftermathK9Grant.

Since being appointed to lead your police department 10 months ago, I've had privilege of speaking with countless community membe...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Help out with the Haunted House

Parks and Recreation is reaching out on behalf of the DuPont Haunted House Planning Committee to look for business sponsors to participate in this year’s Haunted House.

The DuPont Haunted House will run from October 25th to 26th from 5 PM &nd...

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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Heartfelt thanks from the Parks & Recreation Auction

Wow DuPont, you have really outdone yourself! Many heartfelt thanks for a wonderful Parks & Recreation Auction on Saturday! This is one of our largest community gatherings of the year, celebrating community, friendships and everything we all love abou...

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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: October 4, 2019

SHS Receives DoDEA Grant with STEM Focus

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Partnership Grant Program has awarded a third grant to Steilacoom Historical School District.  This DoDEA Military Connected Student Academic and Support Program (MCSAP) grant awards $1 million...

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

DPD reaches out to Green Beret Foundation

From the Desk of the Police Chief:

In light of the recent losses experienced by JBLM’s 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and in an effort to provide additional support to military families who call DuPont home, we have reached out to the Green...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Wreaths Across America

American Legion Pat Tillman Memorial Post 53 is asking your help to make our Wreaths Across America goal happen.  As a Post we are trying to get 250 of the 1,100 wreaths needed to place on graves at Camp Lewis (Joint Base Lewis McChord &ndash...

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City News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Water Quality Report Open House

On September 26, 2019 the City held a Water Quality Report Open House.

Topics covered included…

Water System Components 

The City of DuPont currently uses groundwater from five (5) wells for its public water supply. The City’s water supply wells are...

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City News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

2019 Community Center Feasibility Study Update

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: 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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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

The fence line along DuPont-Stei...

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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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Press Release City News
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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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: 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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City News
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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Press Release City News
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: 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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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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