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TEHALEH UPDATE

REQUEST MADE TO AMEND
LAND USE PERMIT
 FOR PHASE 2 OF DEVELOPMENT

Newland 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 3000, 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.

Valley communities will be impacted by increased traffic issues amplified by the implementation of the Phase 2 "Highway to the Valley."

Learn More including comments from PVPG founder
coming soon - page development in progress

 

ALDERTON SCHOOL
100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

2015 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
 Alderton/McMillin Annual School Reunion
McMillin Grange (old
McMillin School)

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 memorable experience.

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 business meeting.

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?

 

2014 Alderton/McMillin REUNION
“Looking back”

JUNE 14, 2014
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.
 

You can contact us at amreunion@hotmail.com.

2014 REUNION PAGE

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PIERCE COUNTY TO THE RESCUE
County 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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