By Ron Lucas, Mayor
A new addition to the “recycling process” for residents is a glass recycling station located in the Town parking lot near the train station off Union Avenue/Commercial St. The coordination with LeMay Inc. resulted in the placement of a large glass recycle container for all colors of glass. The container is in this location on a trial basis to gauge the interest and volume of usage. Please consider recycling glass versus placing it in your normal trash container. Next to the glass station is a Steilacoom Kiwanis aluminum recycle container that benefits the Pioneer Middle School camp program. Please take advantage of this recycling opportunity as well as helping our kids.
The Town Council will soon receive the final plans with full scope of work and bid documents for the 2011 utility/road project on Starling Street. The scope of work is for utility, road and sidewalk improvements on Starling St. from Main St. to Union Ave. This approved project in the 2011 Capital Project plan will allow for the consolidation of several utility projects and road re-surface into one total project gaining scale and anticipated cost savings. The Town has the cash in utility and street reserves to complete the work. Unfortunately, Starling Street is not a street eligible for any outside funding even if it were available.
The project will likely begin in late May or early June and be completed by the Fall. All home owners on Starling that are affected will be invited to “Open Houses” to explain the project and then our staff will coordinate personally with each owner. We followed the same procedure with the utility/road work on Commercial St., Rainier St., and Old Military Road in recent years. I expect Starling St. residents will have disruptions as with other major road work for up to seven months but our goal will be to keep them informed and minimize the effect on their homes and families. The final result for the Town will be improved reliability in several utilities, more sidewalks, improved storm water capture, and a better road surface.
The winter months are very hard on local restaurant businesses. All the owners are great people and love doing/having businesses in Town. Please consider visiting local business for coffee, meals, and entertainment for you and your guests. You will be treated very well and your business is welcomed!!Print This Post