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Recycling information for 2017

Table Rock is on route A for recycling, with pickup every other Thursday (except holidays). Have containers to the curb by 7 a.m. For service questions, call 525-1711. For billing questions, call 527-4479. Visit for a complete list of items that are accepted. You can also download a recycling calendar PDF from the city.

Pickup schedule

  • January – 12, 26
  • February – 9, 23
  • March – 9, 23
  • April – 6, 20
  • May – 4, 18
  • June – 1, 15, 29
  • July – 13, 27
  • August – 10, 24
  • September – 7, 21
  • October – 5, 19
  • November – 2, 16, 30
  • December – 14, 28

Celebrate July 4th safely

boy-with-sparkler-in-handsSummer’s officially underway, and July 4th celebrations are just around the corner.

For fireworks safety, follow these tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Council on Fireworks Safety, and the City of Walla Walla:

  • Always read and follow label directions.
  • Have an adult present.
  • Buy from reliable fireworks sellers.
  • Ignite outdoors.
  • Have water handy.
  • Never give fireworks to small children.
  • Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks.
  • Light one at a time.
  • Never re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Dispose of properly.
  • Never throw fireworks at another person.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.

In Walla Walla, fireworks are allowed from 9 a.m. on July 4 until midnight on July 5.

The following fireworks are prohibited in Walla Walla (see this post on the city website):

  • Sky rockets, including bottle rockets.
  • Missile-type rockets, such as roman candles.
  • Firecrackers or salutes “chasers,” or ground-level rockets.
  • Jumping jacks or other fireworks that may move unpredictably.
  • Any firework specifically designed to make a loud noise, such as a whistle, explosion or report (bang).
  • Any firework not defined as a non-aerial common firework.

Annexation, housing development proposed bordering Table Rock

Walla Walla City department heads were scheduled to meet today to discuss an annexation proposal for the roughly 100-acre field that extends southward and around the Table Rock neighborhood, reports Joyce Cox, a neighborhood resident who has spoken with Elizabeth Chamberlain, development services director for the City of Walla Walla.

On March 18, the City Council will receive a report about the annexation proposal from the city departments. The report will be posted online around midday on the City Council’s page at the city website.

On March 23, the council will decide whether to accept, reject or modify the annexation proposal.

The field is part of the urban growth area (UGA) designated in the 1990s with public hearings and comment at that time, Cox reports. All land in the UGA eventually will be annexed into city limits, so this proposal is likely to be accepted.

The Table Rock Homeowners Association board understands that plans for partial development of this parcel already are underway:

  • Hayden Homes is under contract to purchase 11 acres of the field along Cottonwood and just south of Table Rock.
  • Hayden Homes is planning a 34-home development in this location. All land in the UGA is designated R96, meaning the lots must be at least 9,600 square feet, which translates to four houses per acre.
  • There currently is no master plan for development of the 100-acre field.
  • Given the past history of significant flooding and related drainage issues in the Table Rock subdivision and adjacent areas, the HOA board would expect that the city will require or prepare a master plan for the entire area before any development, including of the 11 acres, takes place.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Recycling information for 2016

Earth_recycleTable Rock is on route A for recycling, with pickup every other Thursday (except holidays). Have containers to the curb by 7 a.m. For service questions, call 525-1711. For billing questions, call 527-4479. To sign up for service notices, go to

Pickup schedule

  • January – 14, 28
  • February – 11, 25
  • March – 10, 24
  • April – 7, 21
  • May – 5, 19
  • June – 2, 16, 30
  • July – 14, 28
  • August – 11, 25
  • September – 8, 22
  • October – 6, 20
  • November – 3, 17
  • December – 1, 15, 29

HOA dues remain at $60 for 2016

The Table Rock Homeowners Association board is pleased to announce that the annual HOA dues for 2016 will remain at $60.

Dues cover the cost of property management, water for the common area and other neighborhood expenses detailed in the treasurer’s report, which will be covered in the upcoming general HOA meeting on January 26.

The dues, made payable to Table Rock Homeowners Association, are due by January 31, 2016. A $25 late fee will be added after that date. You can bring dues to the or mail to TRHOA, P.O. Box 1871, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Yearly meeting set for January 26

You’re invited to the yearly Table Rock Homeowners Association meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on January 26. We’ll be meeting at the Walla Walla Fire District 4 – Station 21, which is located at 2251 S. Howard Street.

The agenda, which will be appearing soon in your mailbox, includes a review and information about neighborhood safety, improvements, HOA finances/dues, the HOA website and enewsletter, covenants, a welcome to new neighbors–and time for questions, answers and suggestions.

A copy of the mailed agenda is also available online.

We’ll look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Wenaha drainage lot potential hazard

Children sometimes play in the drainage lot at the south end of Wenaha. This is a use-at-your-own-risk area. The visible concrete drainage system poses a risk for serious injury if a child happens to trip or fall in that location. Additional risk is possible when water collects in the pond or ice forms in the area. Please exercise due caution.

Reporting streetlight problems

The City of Walla Walla maintains the Table Rock streetlights. If you notice flickering or burned out streetlights, you can report the problem directly to the city by calling (509) 527-4363.

Fiber internet is coming to Table Rock

It’s official. PocketiNet has the required number of signups to begin installing fiberoptic internet in our neighborhood.

“We are very excited to extend this amazing new service via fiberoptics to the residents of Table Rock,” says Todd Brandenburg, president of PocketiNet. “For the first time Walla Walla residents will be able to experience what possibilities are enabled by an unlimited pipe.”

“It is my hope that eventually the vast majority of Table Rock homeowners will utilize and benefit from this service,” says Glenn Bell, Table Rock HOA president.

Valley Acres has also just qualified for fiberoptic installation.

“We have our work cut out for us!” Brandenburg says.

Right of way construction is likely to begin first in Valley Acres with work going back and forth between that neighborhood and Table Rock, according to Brandenburg.

Engineering and permitting is underway. PocketiNet may be in our neighborhood within the next two or three weeks if good weather holds out, according to Donny Veverka, public relations coordinator for PocketiNet.

Additional details will follow as they become available.

In the meantime, signup questions or information about service packages can be directed to Aaron Shiffler, director of Fiberhood sales for PocketiNet:
Office: (509) 526-5026 x137
Cell: (509) 438-7339
Direct: (509) 593-4716


Fiber internet only 3 sign-ups away!

PocketiNet reports that the Table Rock neighborhood is only three fiber sign-ups short of the number needed to begin installing fiberoptic internet cable.

If you’re planning on fiber service but haven’t yet signed up, now is the time. If you still have questions or wonder if fiber really has that much to offer, please follow up right away with PocketiNet (contact info below). Winter weather is coming, and days that could be used for laying fiber are slipping away.

Aaron Shiffler, Director of Fiberhood Sales for PocketiNet, is the person to contact:
Office: (509) 526-5026 x137
Cell: (509) 438-7339
Direct: (509) 593-4716

Thank you for helping to make fiber internet a reality for Table Rock.

Note: This post has been edited 10/22/15 to remove the reference to chip-and-seal repair of the roads in Table Rock. George Bell, street supervisor with the City of Walla Walla, reports that the information we had was incorrect. Crack sealing was the scheduled repair and it already has been done. We regret the error.