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REQUEST MADE TO AMEND
LAND USE PERMIT
FOR PHASE 2 OF DEVELOPMENT
Communities has requested that Pierce County consider a major amendment to their
Tehaleh land use permit for Phase Two of the development. A major
amendment includes significant changes to the original permit and are subject to
the same procedures as the original application. The most significant
change is to increase the number of single unit housing units by
some of which will be designated for senior living.
The County has the
authority to decide whether an Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)
is required. The County held an open house on September 30, 2014 and
opened a Public Comment 30 day public comment period that will end on October
10, 2014. If you missed this deadline, we will try to inform you of your
next opportunity for review and comment.
communities will be impacted by increased traffic issues amplified by the
implementation of the Phase 2 "Highway to the Valley."
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100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
McMillin Grange (old
This is the
reunion that you do not want to miss. We are celebrating the Alderton
School's 100th year. The school that still stands today was built in 1915
and your 2015 Alderton/McMillin class reunion will be hosting the Centennial
Celebration. A number of special things are planned. School day
activities will be relived and classmates will be able to experience photo ops
in front of the Alderton School (school front replica). You will
have fun browsing historical displays, student picture displays, and classmate
memory displays. Centennial eatable treats and more will make this day a
There is another
reason not to miss the next reunion. We will be saying farewell to the
current reunion leadership that has provided the current style of reunions for
the past thirteen years. Our President and reunion committee Chair are
stepping down. Future reunion formats will be up to their replacements.
Say goodbye to the past and welcome in a new generation of reunion leaders
(maybe that should be you). Election of new officers will be held at the
What is the future
of the Alderton School? The school is currently owned by the Spooner
Farm's. We hope to have some discussion on what plans they may have for
it. Will there be another 100 years left in her?
at the old McMillin School
12615 SR162 - ORTING HWY - McMILLIN GRANGE
Unfortunately the turnout
for this year's reunion was much less than we were hoping for, but for the
committee and those who attended, it was a very fun time. Our classmates cozied up to
the stage as we presented our version of the classic television game show
"What's My Line." We think that this was our best performance in that we
were all relaxed and enjoyed doing it. Our small audience was very
responsive and also commented on how fun it was.
There was an abundance of
promoting next year's reunion which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the
Alderton School. The committee hopes to present a unique and meaningful
centennial celebration. This year's attendees were ask to contribute by
contacting school mates who do not regularly attend to encourage them to come.
The date of next year's
reunion returns to the third Saturday in June, the 20th. Mark it down on next year's
computer calendar or on the last page of this year's calendar. We are
planning on sending out a reminder late winter or early spring to be sure you
keep us in your June plans.
Next year will also be the
last reunion for our current President and her husband, committee Chair.
They have been serving in their roles for the last 10 years. They are
stepping down but not stepping out and plan to continue their support of the
Alderton/McMillin reunions. Classmates are encouraged to help recruit
their replacements and email their nominees to the reunion committee prior to
next year's reunion. The larger production reunions may be over, but
everyone still looks forward to getting together. How many elementary
schools even have reunions and the Alderton/McMillin schools have had them now
for over 80 years.
2014 reunion pictures are
available on link at the bottom of the 2014 reunion page (see link below).
You can visit prior reunion pages with pictures from those reunions by selecting
the "School Reunion Page" on the sidebar of this page.
Be sure to refresh each
time you visit us so you have the latest release.
2014 REUNION PAGE
COUNTY TO THE RESCUE
Commits to Protect Valley Farming
As reported by Steve Maynard
in an article in the Tacoma News Tribune on May 13, 2014, Pierce County has
secured the funding to
preserving 154 acres of rich valley farmland located in the Alderton-McMillin
area of the Puyallup Valley. This was accomplished by purchasing the land
development rights from the owners of the land, Dave and Ivan Matlock. As
reported on this website, years earlier, the Matlocks had applied to
subdivide the land for development, but have had a change of heart and hope that
young farming enthusiasts will be attracted to the opportunity to own a portion of
the best farmland in the U.S.
We want to offer our
appreciation to Pat McCarthy, County Executive for the action taken by the
County to preserve farmland. McCarthy was quoted in the article saying;
"Protecting this property is good for farmers, fish and Pierce County's rural
character." That mirrors how we have felt since the beginning and it shows
a change of direction for Pierce County government. Action does speak
louder than words and we commend the action taken by the County to preserve the
Puyallup Valley's rural character.
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