News and Public Notices

Tremont street detours that beging January 7, 2019

News and Public Notices

Public Notice: Special Events

Posted on February 15, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the below events are to take place within the City Limits of Port Orchard. This notice is required by POMC 5.96.050(3), to allow citizens to provide written comments regarding how allowing the special event will impact their property, business or quality of life. Written comments will be accepted until March...

Storm Cleanup

Posted on February 13, 2019

Storm Cleanup   PORT ORCHARD, WA – On Friday, February 8, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee declared a State of Emergency due to the storms that occurred with extensive snowfall, ice, and subfreezing temperatures. Due to the several storms, City roads have become extremely hazardous and driving conditions are unsafe on many roads. For the safety...

Message from Puget Sound Energy Regarding Storm Prep

Posted on February 8, 2019

As you are likely aware by now (especially if you’ve tried to go grocery shopping in the last 24 hours), the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and a high wind watch for portions of our service area from 12:00pm Fri., Feb. 8 through 4:00pm Sat., Feb. 9 (with the heaviest snowfall...

Storm Preparedness

Posted on February 7, 2019

Please see the below weather alerts for the next few days: Starting Friday, February 8th, our public works crew will transition to 24-hour shifts in anticipation of the upcoming weather events.  These shifts will continue as needed until we get through this anticipated weather event.  There are 3 plows with sanders and 1 plow with...

Police Chief Recruitment Announcement

Posted on February 1, 2019

PRESS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2019   Contact: Michael Painter, Director of Professional Services Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (360) 292-7959   City of Port Orchard Police Chief Recruitment Announcement PORT ORCHARD, WA – The City of Port Orchard has opened the recruitment process for a new Police Chief. The Chief...

Wave Video System Upgrade

Posted on January 29, 2019

Kitsap County Deputy Assessor to Visit McCormick Woods Properties

Posted on January 24, 2019

The City has been notified that Deputy Assessor Perry Robertson with the Kitsap County Assessor’s office will be visiting properties in McCormick Woods. This is completed at least once every six years and is to verify the information they have on file. Mr. Robertson will not be knocking on all doors as it is not...

Notice of Public Hearing – City’s Update to the Zoning Code and Zoning Map

Posted on January 17, 2019

The Port Orchard Planning Commission will hold a public hearing during its regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 216 Prospect Street, to take testimony and comment on the City’s draft update to the Zoning Code and Zoning Map. The draft chapters of the Zoning...

Tremont Street Widening Project New Traffic Detours

Posted on January 4, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE Tremont Street Widening Project New Traffic Detours PORT ORCHARD, WA –On January 7, 2019, new traffic detours will begin and will include a change in the traffic flow on Tremont Street between Pottery Avenue and Port Orchard Boulevard. The detour allows for the completion of construction of Tremont Street between Roland Avenue and...

McCormick Village Park Closure

Posted on January 3, 2019

On December 21, 2018, the City held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the McCormick Village Park. Unfortunately, there were several contractor items that were discovered after the ribbon cutting was confirmed and these items won’t allow for the use of the park until corrected. At this time, the park is closed to the public, but...

Community Resource Telephone Number

Posted on January 3, 2019

The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management opened a Community Resource Center to assist individuals and families impacted by the tornado. A phone number has been established for those who are unable to visit the center and who need assistance or to ask questions. The telephone number is 360-710-6657. ###

Physical Inspections of Property in Kitsap County

Posted on December 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 27, 2018 CONTACT: Kitsap County Assessor (360) 337-7160   Physical Inspections of Property in the City of Port Orchard   PORT ORCHARD, WA – Appraisers from the Kitsap County Assessor’s Office are now conducting on-site inspections throughout the City of Port Orchard area. Washington State Law (RCW 84.40.025) requires inspections of...

Town Hall Meeting for Residents Affected by the December Tornado

Posted on December 27, 2018

County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido and City of Port Orchard Mayor Rob Putaansuu will be holding a Town Hall Meeting for those families and individuals directly impacted by the December 18th tornado. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 30th in the North Auditorium at the Christian Life Center,...

Community Donations for Tornado

Posted on December 20, 2018

For information regarding donations for the tornado disaster, please see the Kitsap Sun article at:…/port-orchard-tornad…/2364787002/  

Port Orchard Tornado Disaster Assistance

Posted on December 20, 2018

Release from Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management:   The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management opened a Community Resource Center to assist individuals and families impacted by Tuesday’s tornado. The Community Resource Center will be temporarily open at the Christian Life Center, 1780 Lincoln Ave. SE, Port Orchard, Washington.  However, if the Christian Life...

Tornado Report

Posted on December 18, 2018

The City has been notified of a tornado on Bethel Avenue. City personnel is on site and assessing the damage. Bethel Road is currently closed from Sedgwick Road to Lund Avenue. Please take alternate routes.

Press Release: Olympic View Transfer Station Facility Closure and Service Interruptions

Posted on December 4, 2018

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kitsap County Public Works December 4, 2018 (360) 337-5777 Olympic View Transfer Station Facility Closure and Service Interruptions PORT ORCHARD, WA – Beginning January 2019, repairs are scheduled to begin at the Olympic View Transfer Station located at 10015 SW Barney White Road. Due to these repairs, the transfer...

Kitsap Sun Article ‘Community Center Proposed in Downtown Port Orchard’

Posted on November 30, 2018

Article written by Christian Vosler, Kitsap Sun PORT ORCHARD — The development group behind a proposed five-story, multi-use building on Bay Street in Port Orchard hopes to tap into public funds to build a waterfront community center downtown. Waterman Investment Properties LLC, the group seeking to buy property at 640 Bay St. and turn it into a 55,000-square-foot building...
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