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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Gig Harbor Names New City Administrator

Gig Harbor’s Mayor Kit Kuhn is pleased to announce Wade Farris has been selected as the new City Administrator for the city to begin August 9th. Mr. Farris was selected from a list of top candidates from around the country.

Farris will come to Gig Harbor from Othello, Wash., where he has been City Administrator for the past five years. Prior to leading Othello, Farris had a long career in the United States Air Force having held several management roles at Air Force bases acr...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Streetlight Wire Theft

Streetlight copper wire thefts are a problem in Gig Harbor, the surrounding area, and the nation. Not only is this crime costing our community hundreds of thousands of unbudgeted dollars, but the crime itself can be dangerous to criminals and residents.

With over 1000 streetlights and additional junction box targets throughout our community, Gig Harbor needs watchful residents to help.

Activities to Watch For

The first stage of this crime may occur in broad daylight.

  • Criminals may use official-looking white...
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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Responsible Growth for Gig Harbor

Residential Moratorium Public Outreach Meeting
April 30th, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The City is seeking input from public. Help us forge a plan for the next 20-years and future generations. Our goal is to establish a road map for growth throughout Gig Harbor.

The City has identified several potential code changes we could make to help reg...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

City Rehabilitating Historic Ancich Netshed as Part of the Ancich Waterfront Park Project

Consistent with Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation requirements, the Ancich Netshed has been internally braced and was lifted by crane from its position on the dilapidated pier, to a barge. The Netshed will remain &ld...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Winter Roadway Maintenance

As the winter season approaches, the City will be applying salt brine on the major City roadways in advance of any forecasted freezing temperatures and snow events.

Click on this fact sheet prepared by the American Public Works Association that discusses what salt brine is and how it is used for winter maintenance.

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