Puget Sound Regional Council Recognizes Joe’s Contributions
After the mayors of Pierce County elected Joe to the Puget Sound Regional Council, he made sure that Orting was also properly represented and put Orting on the funding map.
Joe Secures Initial Funding for Improvement Project
As a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board, Joe and the city’s engineer secured $346,000 grant for the Whithawk Boulevard Extention project.
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Orville Road Waterline Replacement – Joe Saves Orting $1.5 Million
Another $2 Million in Savings for Orting
Joe has been working for several years to encourage WSDOT’s regional administrator to lower the requirement that the old water line in SR 162 must be removed when a new line is installed. Finally, a successful agreement has been reached that will save Orting $2 million in future expenses.
European Study Tour Proposed by Joe
Joe represented 17 western states on AASHTO’s R/W committee. He proposed and co-chaired a study tour of the best right of way practices in Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, and Engeland. Just one of the ideas brought back saved just under $6 million on the first project.
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