By Paul Loveless, Town Administration to Steilacoom Mayor Ron Lucas and Member of the Town Council
Pierce County Boundary Review Board:
Public testimony regarding the formation of a Countywide Flood Control District by Pierce County was heard by the Pierce County Boundary Review Board on Tuesday, October 12th. The Town was represented by Mayor Lucas, Town Administrator Loveless, and Town Attorney Hoffman. The BRB will deliberate and render a decision probably within the next 30 days.
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.
Council Future Agenda “Look-Ahead” Issues:
Copies of the Agenda and staff reports are available at all Town facilities once published.
Future Topics – Policy Related:
1. Urban Forestry Management ordinance update (Fall-Winter).
2. Nuisance and Abatement procedures (Fall-Winter-Spring).
3. Grown “Fences” (Fall-Winter).
4. Shoreline Management (Fall-Winter-Spring)
Future Topics – Administrative/Contractual:
1. Animal sheltering contract – Humane Society (Fall).
2. Utility rate modifications – November.
3. Parks Task Force – 2011 Work Plan (January)
4. BPA Substation Assessment (November)
Chief Drozynski Recognition Event:
On October 15, 2010 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 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.
The Town replaced on e of its engines and is selling the surplused engine. Details are:
1973 Mack CF700 Fire Engine
V-8 Diesel motor –
Automatic transmission (New in 2008)
1500 GPM Waterous two stage pump
500 Gal steel Water Tank
VHF Radio with cab headsets
Warning lights and siren
Pump certification Test 2008
Maintenance Records Available
Sold “As Is, Where Is” with no warranty
Available for inspection by contacting Dale Calkins, Town Mechanic 253-982-2076
Minimum Bid: – $5,000
Pick-up date November 1, 2010
Martin Street Culvert:
The contractor will continue clearing punch list items and will install fencing soon.
The crew performed extensive maintenance work on the Balch Street drainage way south of Starling Street.
The crew removed a light pole near 703 Gove Street. This was an old wooden pole which is not slated for replacement. Additionally, they performed monthly maintenance checks of the lift stations.
The BPA Electrical Distribution Substation Assessment report is included in your packet. The consultants are scheduled to make their presentation at the November 2, 2010 Council meeting.
The crew spent the week cleaning the “wet wells”, replacing filters, and performing other system maintenance.
Buildings and Grounds:
The crew continued winterizing the sprinkler systems and water fountains, mowing the parks, and started collecting Fall leaves. We anticipate they will continue winterizing, mowing, and leaf collecting at least through the end of the month.
The Make a Difference Day project is scheduled for October 22nd. Members of the 42nd MP Brigade will be assisting in the construction and rehabilitation of trails in Farrell’s Marsh.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Questions – Give Paul a call at 983-2074.