Feb. 14, 2017
In this issue:
Commissioners are expected at Friday's meeting to hear a
second reading of a request to enter into a 20-year lease with Trident Seafoods
Corporation. The commission will also consider approving legal fees to recover cleanup
costs for a site on East 11th Street, and they
will discuss the CEO’s goals for 2017.
The date of this month’s commission meeting was
changed from the typical third Thursday of the month to allow
for travel. See
the full agenda.
Commission meetings are held in Room 104 of the Fabulich Center,
3600 Port of Tacoma Road. Meetings are streamed live at www.portoftacoma.com.
Due to overwhelming
demand for bus tours, we’ve added extra tour dates in April and May. Tours
scheduled for Feb. 13, March 7, April 1 and May 9 are already at capacity. To
book a seat on one of the new dates, April 18 and May 9, please email us. Check out our Tours page for more information.
Contractors have received permission from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue driving piles for Pier 4 in the Tacoma Tideflats through Feb. 28.
Pile driving through this extension is expected to occur during standard hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. Read the full story.
As you may have read in The News Tribune, several of the gulls that
became sick last month have been released back into the wild.
While Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife continues to
investigate the cause of the gull illnesses and deaths, our biologist has been
working with them to get to the bottom of it. Read her reflections on a tough week.