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Applications being taken for vacant City Council position

Dec 30, 2021 | By:

A person will be appointed to serve through November 2023, completing the term of Tracie Markley, who is leaving to become the city’s mayor.

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Olalla winery in jeopardy of losing permit for special events

Dec 21, 2021 | By:

No decision was reached after a 10-hour Kitsap County hearing Thursday on the status of Olalla Valley Vineyard and Winery‘s conditional use permit (CUP). The 5.87-acre winery, owned and operated by Stuart Chisholm and Mary Ellen Houston, is zoned Rural Protection (RP), which permits agriculture-related uses and agritourism. The permit was issued in April 2017,

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Sale of historic Lakebay Marina nears completion

Dec 20, 2021 | By:

The Department of Natural Resources will oversee the aquatic lands and lease, State Parks will manage the uplands and a boating association will renovate, maintain and operate the marina.

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New Gig Harbor mayor, council members sworn in

Dec 15, 2021 | By:

New mayor Tracie Markley and new council members Brenda Lykins, Roger Henderson and Seth Storset will begin serving in January.

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Mayor Kuhn, City Council celebrate accomplishments as chapter comes to close

Dec 14, 2021 | By:

Mayor Kit Kuhn said he considers his most important accomplishments to be saving Soundview Forest and establishing a strong relationship with the Puyallup Tribe.

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Survey: More trails, picnic areas top parks wish list

Dec 13, 2021 | By:

Gig Harbor conducted a survey and hosted an open house to solicit public input for use in updating its parks plan.

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Legislation proposes to pay off Tacoma Narrows Bridge, remove tolls

Dec 06, 2021 | By:

Emily Randall, D-Bremerton, pre-filed the bill in the Senate on Monday and a companion bill was filed in the House.

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Lodging tax dollars recycled into more tourists

Nov 29, 2021 | By:

Of lodging taxes, $125,000 goes to visitor-drawing events and $375,000 contributes to operating the city’s Tourism and Marketing Department.

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Allen appointed as Gig Harbor Municipal Court judge

Nov 26, 2021 | By:

The court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, infractions and parking violations that occur within the city limits.

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City Council passes $118.2 million budget for next year

Nov 23, 2021 | By:

Also at Monday’s meeting, the Council heard that 416 curbs need to be made ADA-compliant at a rate of 17 per year and $15,000 per ramp.

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