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Tenino, Washington 98589
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City News & Upcoming Events

A lot is happening in our vibrant and growing city! From events to public information notices, it's all here on this page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to ensure you are always aware of what is going on in the great City of Tenino.

Additional New Stop Signs

The City of Tenino is announcing additional stop signs at the corners of West 5th Avenue/McArthur Street South. At the intersection of Ritter Street South and West 4th Avenue the stop sign will be moving to Ritter Street South and Park Avenue West. As the weather warms up we are asking drivers to stay vigilant while driving through Tenino. Thanks to the hard work of the City of Tenino Public Works Department, the stop signs will be place this week. We are also continuing work with WSDOT to reduce the speed limit on Sussex Avenue from McArthur Street South to Frost Street South.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the police chief or Director of Public Works Troy Cannon at City Hall at (360) 264.2368. 

Please take a moment to review the additional new stop signs press release for additional information. Thank you all for your continued support in making our city safer.

Truck Routes Established

Ordinance 873, adopted on February 28, 2017, designates truck routes within the city and places a 20,000 pound weight restriction on all streets and avenues that are not truck routes. Basically, Old Highway 99 and State Route 507, including both Wichmann Street and Sussex Avenue, are the designated truck routes through the city, along with some portions of 6th Street, Howard Street, Olympia Street, and Central Avenue. The ordinance specifically excludes busses, public utility vehicles, and solid waste disposal vehicles. Please take a moment to view the map of the designated truck routes for additional details.

Changes in Utility Billing

The city council recently adopted ordinance 869, which changes a number of procedures that you may have become familiar with over time. Significantly, it changes the late fee from a percentage of the unpaid balance to a flat $25 fee and eliminates the door hangars that we have used as "last chance" warnings. We invite you to read through the information on ordinance 869 to learn more.

City Council Vacancy

The Honorable Sirena Painter submitted her resignation from her position as Councilmember, Position #1, effective February 21, 2017. Her resignation opened a vacancy that we need to fill. If you have an interest or know anyone who might have an interest in filling this vacancy, please complete and submit a city council and commissions positions application.

New Stop Signs

The City of Tenino is announcing additional stop signs at the corners of West 4th Avenue/ McArthur Street South and West 4th Avenue/Keithahn. As the weather warms up we are asking drivers to stay vigilant while driving through Tenino. Thanks to the hard work of the City of Tenino Public Works Department, the stop signs were put into place on February 13, 2017. We are planning to add additional stops signs in an attempt to reduce speeds within our community. We are also continuing work with WSDOT to reduce the speed limit on Sussex Avenue from McArthur Street South to Frost Street South.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the police chief or Director of Public Works Troy Cannon at City Hall at (360) 264.2368. 

Please take a moment to review the new stop signs press release for additional information. Thank you all for your continued support in making our city safer.

Assistance Available for Low-income Homeowners or Renters

The City of Tenino, along with other service organizations in Thurston County, has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide monetary assistance with home repairs/improvement. At the most recent South Sound Housing Summit, Thurston County Commissioners "Bub" Blake and John Hutchings facilitated a meeting with representatives from a number of private, governmental, and non-governmental service providers in an effort to improve housing conditions throughout Thurston County, but with special emphasis on lower-income families, particularly in the southern portion of the County. While the majority of the service providers work at a level above the direct provision of resources, South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity has developed a pre-application interest form to help homeowners and renters to figure out whether or not federal funds are available to them in order to help defray the costs of home ownership or rental. Once you have completed the form, or if you need help completing it, please contact Mr. Andrew Oomann at (360) 956.3456, or visit the South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity website.

Veteran's Honor Roll Wall Coming to the City Park

The Tenino VFW Post 5878, in partnership with P.A.R.C., is soliciting donations for a new Veteran's Honor Roll Wall that they will construct in Tenino's City Park. With a donation of $100, you can have a red paving brick permanently displayed by the Veteran's Honor Roll Wall. This display will be part of a larger work honoring all veterans, but will place special emphasis on veterans who either graduated or attended Tenino High School. If you or your business is interested in donating to this project, please complete the form listed below and send it, along with your check or money order, to Tenino VFW Post 5878/P.A.R.C., PO Box 386, Tenino, WA 98589.