Meeting Watch RTSA

The board… 

made a proclamation encouraging fair housing actions, heightening public awareness and reiterating support of the Fair Housing Act.

authorized the purchase of a 35-ton drop deck trailer for the Highway Department in the excess of $75,000.

accepted the donation of a K-9 dog and training from McDonough K-9 for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Program.

The Pierce County Board of Supervisors met on Sept. 28 and heard from the County Park Superintendent, amongst addressing other matters. 

As the only inland lake that lies entirely within Pierce County, Nugget Lake provides countless water based activities for residents and visitors. However, the upper end is filling up with sediment, inhibiting access to the lower end.

“We have dredged once in 2007 and it is time to look at that again,” said Scott Schoepp, County Park Superintendent. 

It was noted in Schoepp’s presentation that the ratio of watershed area to lake surface area for Nugget Lake is approximately 100:1, meaning runoff from 100 acres of land feeds into 1 acre of lake. Typically, lakes have a 20:1 ratio. 

Schoepp and the County Parks asked the board to “consider re-authorizing the $125,000 of previously approved dredge funding (from the 2007 project) to prepare for a future dredge project. Initial steps would be to obtain engineering services to develop a plan, obtain permits and determine volumes/cost estimates. The funding would also be used to prepare grant application documents. Grant funding may be available for some expenditures for the material removed from the channel, but it is a proportional amount.” 

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