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Tag: Milton


Early election results show strong support for all measures except Bonney Lake park district


Early results showed voters apparently rejected creation of a park district in Bonney Lake, which would have granted the city authority to tax residents to maintain parks and recreation facilities.

The measure was one of three ballot measures in Tuesday’s special election, all of which were issues concentrated in East Pierce County.

Approval of the Bonney Lake Metropolitan Park District would have created a supplemental tax and established a dedicated funding source for the management, improvement and maintenance of parks, according to the ballot’s explanatory statement.

Statutory tax limits and the district’s status

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Milton Police Department declares spaghetti war to raise funds for new station

Milton Mayor Debra Perry and Milton City Council will participate in a Spaghetti War to help pay for the completion of the new police station.

The  old library space is being converted into the new station, according to a news release from the department.

The event is Saturday, April 13, from 3-7 p.m.  There will be a spaghetti sauce challenge followed by a spaghetti dinner. Advance tickets are available at City Hall. Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event.

Attendees can enjoy dinner and enter their family sauce recipe, according to the release.

Kari Plog:

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