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Notice of Application: McDonald’s Drive-Thru Remodel

Posted on June 21, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Public Notice of a Special Event Parking Lot and Street Closure

Posted on June 17, 2021

PORT ORCHARD, WA – Notice is hereby given that a special event is to take place within the City Limits of Port Orchard in the downtown parking lots and a street will be closed due to the event. Please find alternative driving routes, as heavy traffic congestion may occur during the event.   This notice...

Public Notice of a Special Event Parking Lot and Street Closure

Posted on June 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: City Clerk’s Office June 16, 2021   Public Notice of a Special Event Parking Lot and Street Closure   PORT ORCHARD, WA – Notice is hereby given that a special event is to take place within the City Limits of Port Orchard in the downtown parking lots and a street will...

NOA: McCormick West Divisions 11 and 12 Site Development

Posted on June 10, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Hydrant Flushing

Posted on June 7, 2021

  NEWS RELEASE HYDRANT FLUSHING City of Port Orchard As part of normal system maintenance, it is necessary to periodically flush a water system by flowing water at a high velocity.  Corrosion and low flows in pipelines can reduce water quality in the City’s system, making it necessary to periodically perform system flushing from fire...

Puget Sound Energy: COVID Bill Assistance Program

Posted on June 3, 2021

We all know it has been a tough year, and Puget Sound Energy recognizes that for many families, the financial struggles associated with COVID-19 are not by any means over. So, Puget Sound Energy created the COVID Bill Assistance Program to help customers pay their energy bills. Qualified PSE customers can get up to $2,500...

NOA: Bridge View Trail Apartments

Posted on June 2, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Notice of Public Hearing: Lighting Retrofit Project at Etta Turner Park & Bay Street Pedestrian Path

Posted on May 31, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING File Name: Lighting Retrofit Project at Etta Turner Park & Bay Street Pedestrian Path File Number: LU21-SH SDP-01 Application Type: Shoreline Substantial Development Permit Applicant: City of Port Orchard, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard WA 98366 Date of Application: February 4, 2021, Date of Complete Application: March...

Scheduled Closure of the RV Dump Station

Posted on May 24, 2021

The RV Dump station at the South Kitsap Water Reclamation Facility will be closed to the public May 26th and 27th for maintenance. Alternate facilities in our area are located at the City of Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1600 Oyster Bay Ave in Bremerton and at the 76 Station at 240 Bravo Terrace SE in...

Puget Sound Energy Survey on Clean Energy Future

Posted on May 20, 2021

Earlier this year, PSE announced its aspirational goal of becoming a Beyond Net Zero Carbon energy company by 2045. There are different components that will help us get there, including the state’s Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), a groundbreaking law that sets clean energy targets for our electric supply. We’re now developing a new clean...

Council Meetings to Stream Live on YouTube Beginning June 8, 2021

Posted on May 13, 2021

City Council Meetings to Stream Live on YouTube Beginning June 8, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2021 PORT ORCHARD, WA – Starting June 8, 2021, City Council meetings will transition from live streaming on Facebook, to live streaming on YouTube. Individuals are not required to have a YouTube account to watch live streams, and...

Long Range Plans and Projects Email Distribution List

Posted on May 3, 2021

Long Range Plans and Projects Email Distribution List FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2021 PORT ORCHARD, WA – The City’s Community Development Department is creating an email list to keep interested persons informed about public document releases, meetings, and hearings (including remote Zoom teleconferences) for the City’s long-range planning and project activities. Examples of these...

Dye Testing of the City of Port Orchard’s Stormwater System

Posted on April 30, 2021

Dye Testing of the City of Port Orchard’s Stormwater System FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2021 PORT ORCHARD, WA – On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the city will be conducting dye testing within the downtown stormwater basins (various spots between Cline and Rockwell Avenues). The dye is a non-toxic, environmentally safe approved dye that is a...
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Bay Street Sidewalks Pressure Washing

Posted on April 29, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2021 PORT ORCHARD, WA – The Public Works Department will be pressure washing the downtown Bay Street sidewalks on Wednesday May 5th and Thursday May 6th from 3:00am-8:00am.  “No parking” signs will be posted for these dates/times on Monday May 3rd to allow access for public works crew’s vehicles/equipment to complete...

Notice of Application: Thimbleberry Fourplex Bldg A

Posted on April 26, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...
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Letter to the Port Orchard Community from Mayor Robert Putaansuu

Posted on April 22, 2021

To the Port Orchard Community: Better days are ahead but we’re not there yet. COVID-19 continues to challenge Port Orchard and South Kitsap, unfortunately, it’s a hotspot. While all of us are grateful for Phase 3 in the governor’s recovery plan, our current case trends continue to inch us dangerously close to the thresholds that...

Notice of Application: McCormick Woods North Phase III

Posted on April 20, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD NOTICE OF APPLICATION This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

The City Moves Forward with Pedestrian Pathway Right-of-Way Acquisition Phase

Posted on April 16, 2021

City of Port Orchard Moves Forward with Pedestrian Pathway Right-of-Way Acquisition Phase FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (April 16, 2021) — The Port Orchard City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve supplemental funding and re-engage Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd., to complete right of way acquisitions for the Bay Street Pedestrian Path....

Notice of Public Hearing: Bair Coffee Stand, File Number: LU20-CUP-02

Posted on April 14, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING This is a public notice that the City of Port Orchard will conduct a public hearing on the following project: File Name: Bair Coffee Stand, File Number: LU20-CUP-02, Application Type: Conditional Use Permit Applicant: Charles and Patricia Bair, 1303 Lakehurst Drive, Bremerton WA 98312, Representative: James Guerrero...

Notice of Meeting Cancellation

Posted on April 12, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: HR Manager April 12, 2021 (360) 876-7014 Notice of Meeting Cancellation PORT ORCHARD, WA – Notice is hereby given that the Port Orchard Civil Service Commission is cancelling their meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 due to lack of business. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Port Orchard Civil...

Notice of Application: Drive Thru Coffee Shop

Posted on April 8, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...
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WSDA COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants

Posted on April 6, 2021

WSDA COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2021 PORT ORCHARD, WA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture Relief and Recovery grants are available thanks to a partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce.  Grants are available for small businesses in four sectors: Shellfish growers Farmers market organizations Agritourism farms Small...

Accepting In-Person Appointments Starting April 5, 2021

Posted on March 26, 2021

Port Orchard City Hall and the Department of Community Development will be Accepting In-Person Appointments Starting April 5, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2021 PORT ORCHARD, WA – Port Orchard City Hall located at 216 Prospect Street, and the Community Development/Permit Center located at 720 Prospect Street, will be accepting in-person appointments starting Monday, April...

NOA with Optional SEPA Determination of Nonsignificance

Posted on March 24, 2021

PROJECT: Lighting Retrofit Project at Etta Turner Park & Bay Street Pedestrian Path (LU21-SH SDP-01) LOCATION: Right-of-way abutting parcel number 252401-2-001-2003, commonly known as Etta Turner Park and surrounding Bay Street Pedestrian Path (BSPP) Segments 3, 4, and 5. PERMIT APPLICATIONS: Shoreline Substantial Development Permit DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: Replacement and upgrade of existing electrical conduit/wiring...

Spring Clean-up Canceled

Posted on March 16, 2021

After careful consideration, the City has made the decision to cancel this year’s Spring Clean-up. After we have returned to full staffing, we will identify a date for the Fall Clean-up.  We will send more information once a date has been set. We understand the Spring Clean-up is a great opportunity for our residents to...

Notice of Application: The Ridge at Stetson Heights Preliminary Plat

Posted on March 8, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD NOTICE OF APPLICATION This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Now Streaming City Council Meetings Live on Facebook

Posted on March 1, 2021

City of Port Orchard Now Streaming City Council Meetings Live on Facebook FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2021 PORT ORCHARD, WA – The City of Port Orchard is excited to announce City Council meetings are now being streamed live on Facebook. Live streaming is another way for our citizens to watch the Council meetings and find...

Notice of Application: Plisko Lane Apartments

Posted on February 25, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Temporary Traffic Revision on Sidney Avenue

Posted on February 22, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2021 PORT ORCHARD, WA – This week, the City of Port Orchard will be implementing temporary traffic control measures on Sidney Avenue between Kitsap Street and Dekalb Street. There is settling of the concrete street and the northbound traffic lane is being shifted. Please note that no parking is being implemented on the...

Old Clifton Road Roundabout, Campus Parkway

Posted on February 19, 2021

Work to Begin on Roundabout on Old Clifton Road in the City of Port Orchard   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Public Works (360) 876-4991   PORT ORCHARD, WA – (February 19, 2021) – McCormick Communities is commencing construction in February on a new street, Campus Pkwy, and associated round about intersection improvements on Old Clifton Road...

NOA: McCormick West Divisions 11 and 12

Posted on January 29, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Notice of Public Hearing: McCormick Communities

Posted on January 21, 2021

McCormick Communities Development Agreement for Transportation Improvements In accordance with the Governor’s “Stay Home-Stay Safe” Order, the City Council is conducting this public hearing remotely. This meeting can be attended via Zoom at the following web address on February 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85812030839 Meeting ID: 858 1203 0839 One tap...
Mayor Rob Putaansuu

Message from Mayor Rob Putaansuu

Posted on January 19, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on everyone. There is no getting around it. Our local business community has been hard hit and they’re in absolute survival mode.  Restaurants, bowling alleys and movie theaters, have faced devastating restrictions and are challenged to just survive.  Against nearly impossible odds they adjust and continue to...
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Public Notification – Level III Sex Offender

Posted on January 14, 2021

Public Notification – Level III Sex Offender Port Orchard, WA. – January 13th, 2020 The Port Orchard Police Department (P.O.P.D.) is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550 and the Washington State Supreme Court decision in State v. Ward, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offenders release when;...

Notice of Application: McCormick West Water Main Extension

Posted on January 7, 2021

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...
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City of Port Orchard Awarded Federal Funds to Improve Road Safety

Posted on January 5, 2021

City of Port Orchard Awarded Federal Funds to Improve Road Safety WSDOT Program Commits $1.5 million to Bethel and Lincoln Roundabout Project PORT ORCHARD, WA – (January 5, 2021) – City of Port Orchard officials in late December received confirmation from the Washington State Department of Transportation of a $1.5 million award for the construction of...

Notice of Application: Harold Dr Triplex Site Development

Posted on December 29, 2020

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

City Selects Site for South Kitsap Community Events Center

Posted on December 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2020 PORT ORCHARD, WA – The South Kitsap Community Events Center (SKCEC), a project in the works for over two years, has reached another milestone with the selection of a site for the planned 24,000-square-foot facility.   The process that included the community and stakeholders has selected the current Kitsap Bank...

Working Washington Small Biz Grants: Round 3

Posted on December 2, 2020

Do you own a restaurant, bar, fitness center, bowling alley or event venue? If so, get ready to apply for $20K tomorrow for the Working WA 3 grant. Click here for more information and to apply: http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/working-washington-round-3/       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Western Washington University - [email protected] December 2, 2020   PORT ORCHARD,...

NOA: Project Name: McCormick North Ph III Div 2

Posted on November 2, 2020

This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code reference for associated permits that may be...

Public Notification – Level III Sex Offender

Posted on October 15, 2020

  Public Notification – Level III Sex Offender Port Orchard, WA. – October 15th, 2020 The Port Orchard Police Department (P.O.P.D.) is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550 and the Washington State Supreme Court decision in State v. Ward, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offenders release...

Pathway Project Moves One Step Closer to Fruition

Posted on October 6, 2020

City Completes Environmental Re-Evaluation Process and Resumes Right-of-Way Phase   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Public Works October 6, 2020 (360) 876-4991 PORT ORCHARD, WA – The City of Port Orchard has completed a nearly year-long comprehensive federal and state environmental re-evaluation  process related to the Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway Project – a project that has...

Notice of Public Hearing: Title 13 (Public Utilities)

Posted on September 14, 2020

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm, the Port Orchard City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Port Orchard Municipal Code Title 13 (Public Utilities), regarding revisions to the fee schedule in Chapters 13.04.025 and 13.04.065 POMC. In accordance with the Governor’s “Stay Home-Stay Safe” Order, the City is conducting...

City of Port Orchard Extends CARES Rental Relief Grants to More Small Businesses

Posted on September 11, 2020

City delivers rental relief checks to 20 local businesses, opens up new funding window beginning Sept. 16 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mayor’s Office September 11, 2020 (360) 876-4407   PORT ORCHARD, WA – City of Port Orchard officials this month have delivered nearly $100,000 is rental relief checks for more than 20 local businesses made...

NOA: Broz Commercial Building

Posted on September 8, 2020

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Rental Relief Grants to Small Businesses

Posted on September 1, 2020

City of Port Orchard Provides Rental Relief Grants to Small Businesses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mayor’s Office Sept. 1, 2020 (360) 876-4407 PORT ORCHARD, WA (Sept. 1, 2020) — The City of Port Orchard has approved and funded twelve Port Orchard Cares rent relief grants to assist local small businesses. The City of Port Orchard...

KEDA CARES New Emergency Grants

Posted on August 31, 2020

NEWS RELEASE (KEDA) For immediate release Contact: Theresa Mangrum 360.377.9499, [email protected] KEDA CARES New Emergency Grants Available to Local Small Businesses Up to $5,000 is available for Kitsap County businesses with up to 20 employees to support COVID-related response and recovery (August 31, 2020 – SILVERDALE, WA) – ) The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA)...

NOA: Bay Street Apartments and Restaurant

Posted on August 21, 2020

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Public Hearing: Development Agreements

Posted on August 14, 2020

AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 20.26 POMC – DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm, the Port Orchard Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed revisions to the City’s code requirements for development agreements in POMC 20.26 (Permitting and Development Approval – Development Agreements). The City proposes to clarify requirements, provide more...

NOA: McCormick Parcel A Civil Improvements

Posted on August 13, 2020

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

NOA: McCormick Campus Roundabout

Posted on August 4, 2020

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

SR 166 Pre-Design Study

Posted on July 22, 2020

SR 166/Bethel Avenue/Maple Avenue Pre-Design Study FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Washington State Department of Transportation July 22, 2020 PORT ORCHARD, WA – The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has completed the SR 166 Pre-Design Study Report and it is now available for review on their website. To review the report and see more information on...

Public Notice of Special Events

Posted on July 6, 2020

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 July...

NOA: McCormick Woods Parcel A Site Development

Posted on July 3, 2020

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Mayor’s George Floyd Message

Posted on June 10, 2020

I am heartbroken that George Floyd and too many others have senselessly lost their lives.  Black Lives Matter. I strive for Port Orchard to be a community where all are welcome and safe. Right now, across the country, black Americans are crying out for love and support. I support the rally against racism, and the...

To the Community of Port Orchard

Posted on June 8, 2020

        June 8th, 2020   To the Community of Port Orchard, The Port Orchard Police Department and our city leaders sincerely thank you for working closely with us as you organized and assembled a protest event over the weekend. It was a proud moment when nearly 200 citizens peacefully expressed their First...

Notice of Application: Payseno Apartments Offsite Improvements, PW20-020 and PW20-021

Posted on June 5, 2020

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

Port Orchard Moves into Phase II of Governor’s Phased Approach to Reopening Washington Plan

Posted on May 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mayor’s Office MAY 28, 2020 (360) 876-4407 PORT ORCHARD, WA – Governor Jay Inslee’s office this morning accepted Kitsap County’s variance application to his Phased Approach to Reopening Washington Plan. The action allows multiple individual businesses to open and small gatherings to occur with restrictions to ensure that safe practices are still...

City of Port Orchard Continues Services Aligned with Governor’s Phased Plan

Posted on May 12, 2020

City of Port Orchard Continues Services Aligned with Governor’s Phased Plan Posted on May 12, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mayor’s Office May 12, 2020 (360) 876-4407 PORT ORCHARD, WA – Port Orchard city officials today confirmed that while our lobby remains closed due to Governor’s “Stay at Home” order, services continue through virtual channels. City...

Notice of Application: Stetson Heights Offsite Improvements

Posted on May 1, 2020

Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code reference for associated permits...

City Funds New Affordable Housing Program through Kitsap Community Resources

Posted on April 29, 2020

Posted on April 29, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mayor’s Office April 29, 2020 (360) 876-4407   PORT ORCHARD, WA – The City of Port Orchard city council this week activated a new funding program to support affordable housing in the community. The program is designed to ensure more residents have a safe  place to live...

Notice of Application: Overlook Apartments Phase II, File Number: PW20-013 and PW20-014

Posted on April 22, 2020

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application – Overlook Apartments Phase II – PW20-013 and PW20-014

Posted on April 10, 2020

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code...

EPA encourages Americans to only flush toilet paper

Posted on April 1, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE EPA encourages Americans to only flush toilet paper  PORT ORCHARD, WA – Please see the below information sent to the City of Port Orchard from the EPA: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging all Americans to only flush toilet paper, not disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items that should be...

City of Port Orchard Public Facilities Limited Services

Posted on April 1, 2020

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2020 City of Port Orchard Public Facilities Limited Services   PORT ORCHARD, WA –Effective Wednesday April 1, 2020, the City of Port Orchard will be working to provide you with essential services under the Governor’s order. This means we are working with limited staff to better serve the...

Communication between public agencies in times of crisis

Posted on March 25, 2020

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2020 Communication between public agencies in times of crisis   PORT ORCHARD, WA – In times of crisis such as the outbreak of COVID-19, it is critically important for public agencies to communicate regularly and ensure that essential public services continue uninterrupted. Kitsap County Commissioners and the cities...

City of Port Orchard Public Facilities Closing Until Further Notice

Posted on March 25, 2020

PRESS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2020 City of Port Orchard Public Facilities Closing Until Further Notice   PORT ORCHARD, WA – Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, City of Port Orchard facilities will be closing for a minimum of 2 weeks per Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Essential City employees and...

Proclamation & Issuance of Emergency Rule: Temporary Suspension of Chapter 6.20 POMC Single-Use Plastic Bag Reduction

Posted on March 24, 2020

  Click Here to See Proclamation Suspending Plastic Bag Ban - Extension

City of Port Orchard Public Facilities Closing to the Public

Posted on March 18, 2020

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 City of Port Orchard Public Facilities Closing to the Public  PORT ORCHARD, WA – Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, City of Port Orchard will close customer service counters in City Hall and the Department of Community Development, until further notice. Exceptions will be made for Court proceedings...

City of Port Orchard Service Reductions Effective March 16, 2020

Posted on March 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2020 City of Port Orchard Service Reductions Effective March 16, 2020 PORT ORCHARD, WA – As City of Port Orchard citizens are aware, we are experiencing an unprecedented health and safety event. We know the community is concerned about COVID-19, and we share your concerns. As we monitor...

Emergency Administrative Order Regarding Port Orchard Municipal Court

Posted on March 16, 2020

Emergency Administrative Order Regarding Port Orchard Municipal Court Please read the Emergency Order regarding most upcoming court dates for Port Orchard Municipal Court Court Policy Regarding Illness If you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, please do not come into the Port Orchard City Building.  If...

City of Port Orchard Preventative Measures

Posted on March 13, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the COVID-19 virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Based on the information available to the City of Port...

COVID-19 Fact Sheet and Video

Posted on March 9, 2020

PORT ORCHARD, WA –Please see the below Fact Sheet regarding COVID-19. Additionally, Kitsap County, Kitsap Public Health District and Bremerton Kitsap Access collaborated to produce a short informational public service announcement. It offers prevention measures, answers some frequently asked questions. To view the video please click the following link: https://vimeo.com/396059087 ###

Notice of Logging Activity Near the Glenwood Fire Station

Posted on March 6, 2020

PORT ORCHARD, WA – Commercial logging activity is to commence on property near the Glenwood Fire Station in the next few weeks, under a Class 3 Forest Practices Permit which was issued by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The City of Port Orchard cannot prevent DNR from issuing this type of permit,...

2020 City Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Posted on February 27, 2020

To view the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Amendments visit: https://www.cityofportorchard.us/2020-city-comp-plan-amendments/

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) 4th Quarter Report

Posted on January 28, 2020

Click here to download the KEDA 4th Quarter 2019 Economic Development Report for the City of Port Orchard (PDF).

Public Notice: Special Event

Posted on November 21, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the below event is 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 December...

Public Notice: Changes to Crosswalks at the Intersection of Frederick Avenue and Bay Street

Posted on November 20, 2019

PORT ORCHARD, WA – With the support of the City of Port Orchard and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the existing in-street flashing pedestrian marked crossings at the Frederick Avenue/Bay Street (SR 166) intersection will be modified to being a standard marked crossing only, as the components for the in-street flashing system are...

Public Notice: SW Old Clifton Road Speed Limit Change

Posted on November 5, 2019

PORT ORCHARD, WA – Please be aware that the speed limit on SW Old Clifton Road from Highway 16 to Sunnyslope in the City of Port Orchard and Kitsap County jurisdictions has been reduced from 45 mph and 40 mph to 35 mph. For more information please visit our website at https://www.cityofportorchard.us/city-of-port-orchard-speed-limit-changes/ Posted: November 5,...

SW Sedgwick Road and SW Glenwood Road Speed Limit Change

Posted on November 1, 2019

PORT ORCHARD, WA – Please be aware that the speed limit on SW Sedgwick Road and SW Glenwood Road from Sidney Road SW to the western City of Port Orchard/Kitsap County line has been reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph. For more information please visit our website at https://www.cityofportorchard.us/city-of-port-orchard-speed-limit-changes/

SEPA Threshold Determination

Posted on June 11, 2019

SEPA Threshold Determination The City of Port Orchard has received a land use permit application for the following project that may be of interest to you. You are invited to comment on this proposal. File Name: LSB Petroleum Land Disturbing Activity Permit and Stormwater Drainage Permit File No’s.: PW18-039, PW18-040 Date of Permit application: 8/1/18...

Notice of Application – Childress Utility Extension

Posted on May 30, 2019

This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code reference for associated permits that may be...

Notice of Application, Project Name: Starbucks Site Improvement

Posted on May 24, 2019

This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code reference for associated permits that may be...

Notice of Application, Project Name: Sedgwick Multi-Family

Posted on May 17, 2019

This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code reference for associated permits that may be...

Notice of Public Hearing – 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Package

Posted on May 10, 2019

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm, the Port Orchard Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the City’s 2019 Comprehensive Plan amendment package, to take public testimony and comment on the proposed amendments.    The amendment package includes:   The Public Works Department has updated the City’s 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)...

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. ###

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: https://www.kitsapsun.com/…/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.

DNS: 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program

Posted on November 26, 2018

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS) DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: The City of Port Orchard has updated its 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program to the 2019-2024 planning horizon. PROPONENT: City of Port Orchard Public Works Department LOCATION OF PROPOSAL: N/A (non-project action) LEAD AGENCY: City of Port Orchard SEPA OFFICIAL: Nicholas Bond, Development Director City...

Public Notice: Yellowbook Phone Book Opt-Out and Recycling Options

Posted on November 8, 2018

Did you know that you can opt-out, or recycle your used Yellowbook phone directory? The City of Port Orchard has been contacted by hibu, publisher of Yellowbook, regarding recycling and opt-out options for citizens. Learn more at www.yellowpagesoptout.com for recycling and opt-out options.

Public Notice Well No. 13

Posted on October 26, 2018

City of Port Orchard, Thomas Hunter, 216 Prospect St Port Orchard, WA 98366-5326, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Well No. 13 Site, is located at 4940 Bethel Rd SE in Port Orchard in Kitsap county. This project involves...

Notice of Application: Port Orchard Chevron

Posted on October 3, 2018

Notice of Application This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Please be aware there are deadlines for comments and appeal; if you do not adhere...

Press Release: Bethel Road and Sedgwick Road Corridor Plan

Posted on August 10, 2018

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nick Bond, DCD Director August 10, 2018 (360) 876-5533   Release of Draft Public Review Plan and Public Hearing: Bethel Road and Sedgwick Road Corridor Plan   PORT ORCHARD, WA – The City has released the draft Bethel Road and Sedgwick Road Corridor Plan for public review. Bethel Road...
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