By Paul Loveless, Steilacoom Town Administrator
- Council Meeting – February 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Planning Commission – February 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – February 27, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Civil Service – March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Community.
Council Future Agenda “Look-Ahead” Issues: Copies of the Agenda and staff reports are available at all Town facilities once published. The Agenda and Council meeting minutes are posted to the Town’s official website
Website Design and Development – Request for Qualifications (download): The Town of Steilacoom is soliciting Request for Qualifications (RFQ’s) from firms interested in providing website design and development services for the Town of Steilacoom. The Town is seeking to enter into a professional services agreement with a qualified vendor to design and implement a new Town website.
Interested parties should request a complete RFQ information packet from email@example.com.
Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce
2013 Business Directory available on the Chamber website at the following link:
Parks’ Task Force Native Plant Salvaging Event:
On February 8th and 9th, the Parks’ Task Force after receiving permission from the developer, salvaged native plants from four lots in the Norberg Estates plat and transplanted them to Perkins Park and Farrell’s Marsh. On February 12th, the Cedar Creek work crew harvested additional plants and relocated them to Farrell’s Marsh and Cherrydale Park. Thank you to the volunteers who participated and to Rob Tillotson, the developer for Norberg Estates.
Streets and Storm:
The Crew assisted the Electric Crew on the Steilacoom Boulevard street light replacement; swept streets and cleared catch basins.
Steilacoom Boulevard Street Light:
The Crew assisted by the other crews and Amaya Electric replaced the street light on Steilacoom Boulevard near the library. The prior street light was severely damaged in a car accident. Due to its height, the pole had to be special ordered and specialized equipment needed to be used to install it.
Colbert Infrared System Study:
The annual electrical system infrared study performed by the Colbert Company is tentatively scheduled for March 12, 13, and 14th subject to Council approval of the contract. This study helps identify potential system problem areas and allows the Town crews to proactively address those issues.
Staff also the Electric Crew replacing the Steilacoom Boulevard street light and worked with the Electric Crew to install battery back-ups for the pole-mounted antennas (remote transmission units) associated with the upgraded, narrow-banded, SCADA system.
Parks and Grounds:
The Crew continued to focus on repairing the bandstand in Pioneer Park. These repairs are necessary due to age and extensive and repeated vandalism. The crew also began our pre-spring equipment preparation/maintenance and applying moss-out to our parks.
Pull out your best green digs and join City of DuPont Parks & Recreation on Saturday, March 16th for the 6th Annual Shamrock Walk. This is a great way to get out there and get moving. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. The cost for this year’s event is $5 per child, $8 per adult and $25 per family. This has become an annual tradition for some families. Tee shirts are available with registration for $12. The first 50 families will receive a goodie bag full of ideas for healthy living. Catch the luck of the Irish and be the lucky participant to find the leprechaun along the route to win a special prize.
If you are a business and would like to add something to the goodie bag, please contact City of DuPont Parks and Recreation at (253) 912-5245. All contributions must be received at City Hall by Wednesday, March 13 to allow ample time to prepare the bags. Need ideas? How about a coupon, granola bar, menu or water bottle. Be as creative as you wish!