By Paul Loveless (253-983-2074), Steilacoom Town Administrator to Mayor Ron Lucas and Members of the Town Council
Council Meeting Minutes: Minutes to the Council meetings through September 21st are posted on the website at townofsteilacoom.org.
Pierce County Boundary Review Board: Public testimony regarding the formation of a Countywide Flood Control District by Pierce County will be received by the Pierce County Boundary Review Board on Tuesday, October 12th beginning at 9 AM in the Public Meeting Room of the Pierce County Annex located in Tacoma at 2401 So. 35th Street. The Town is a participant in this action and representatives of the Town along with 11 other jurisdictions will be testifying.
Council Meeting: The next Council meeting is on October 19, 2010 at Town Hall.
Parks Task Force: The next Parks Task Force Community Project is on October 30, 2010 from 9 AM to Noon. The project will be to remove invasive species from the 5th Street waterway in the area of Gove Street. This project is being done in preparation for a future planting project in this area and also to fulfill one of the mitigation conditions in the Town’s HPA permit issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Martin Street Culvert Project. The next Parks Task Force meeting is November 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall in the Map Room.
Planning Commission: The next Planning Commission meeting is October 11, 2010 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
Council Future Agenda “Look-Ahead” Issues: Copies of the Agenda and staff reports are available at all Town facilities once published.
October 19, 2010 Proposed Agenda Items:
- 2011-2012 Budget – 2ndt Public Hearing and action.
- 2009-2010 Budget Amendment – 2nd Public Hearing and action.
- 2011 Property Tax Levy – 2nd Public Hearing and action.
- Agreement with the Pierce County for law enforcement services.
Future Topics – Policy Related:
- Urban Forestry Management ordinance update (Fall-Winter).
- Nuisance and Abatement procedures (Fall-Winter-Spring).
- Grown “Fences” (Fall-Winter).
- Shoreline Management (Fall-Winter-Spring)
Future Topics – Administrative/Contractual:
- Animal sheltering contract – Humane Society (Fall).
Chief Drozynski Recognition Event: On October 15, 2010 from 3-5 PM at the Public Safety Building, please join with us in wishing Chief Drozynski well on his future endeavors.
Interim Public Safety Director: The Mayor appointed Ron Schaub of the Pierce County Sheriff’s office as the interim Public Safety Direct. Ron shadowed the Chief this week and will formally start as of October 18th.
Streets – Martin Street Culvert: THE ROAD IS OPEN. The contractor installed the guardrails, paved, installed erosion control measures and the road was opened as of Thursday. Substantial completion was also awarded as of Thursday. The contractor will continue clearing punch list items and will install fencing next week. We anticipate they will be fully complete by October 15th. The crew performed right of way maintenance, street sweeping, and storm drain clean-out this week. Additionally, they placed some fill in areas abutting the Martin Street Project but which were not included in the contractor’s scope of work..
Electric – The crew continued to work on resolving the issues which caused the power outages impacting the 1200 block of Union Avenue area. The plan is to install conduit and run new wire in the area that is faulting.
Water/Sewer – The crew spent the week performing routine maintenance and installing a new intertie meter on Old Military Road.
Buildings and Grounds – The crew started winterizing the sprinkler systems and water fountains, mowed, and recovered from the Apple Squeeze. We anticipate they will continue winterizing and mowing for the next several weeks.
Emergency Management Preparedness Day: Pierce County Emergency Management is holding their second annual Preparedness Day on Saturday, October 9th from 10 AM – 3 PM at the Roy H. Murphy Community Center at 555 Contra Costa Avenue in Fircrest. This free event is open to the public. Emergency response apparatus will be on display, kids activities will be occurring, and there will be three training sessions throughout the day. The sessions will teach attendees about earthquake awareness, sandbagging, winter weather outlook, volcano awareness, and information on lahar sirens and evacuation. Please contact PC Emergency Management at 253-798-3311 for more information.
Candidates’ Forum: The Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Candidates Forum at Steilacoom Town Hall on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 PM. Featured will be the candidates from the 9th Congressional District Adam Smith and Dick Muri, and 28th District Legislative candidates Tami Green, Paul Wagemen, Troy Kelley and Steve O’Ban. Questions for the candidates may be submitted to email@example.com or at the event by writing your question on 3”x5” cards that will be made available. The Suburban Times reporter Dave Sclair will moderate the program for the chamber.