By Paul Loveless, Steilacoom Town Administrator
- Council Meeting – May 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Parks Task Force – May 24, 2011 at 6:30 P.M at Town Hall.
- Planning Commission – May 9, 2011 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. The Agenda and Council meeting minutes are posted to the Town’s official website.
Future Topics – Policy Related:
1. Nuisance and Abatement procedures (Spring-Summer).
2. Grown “Fences” (Spring-Summer).
3. Storm Water Comprehensive Plan (Summer – Fall)
4. Economic Development (May 17th Study Session)
Future Topics – Administrative Related:
1. 4th of July Staffing Plan (June 7th Study Session)
2. Comcast Franchise Agreement (May 17th)
3. Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations (May 17th Introduction; June 7 Action)
4. Starling Street Improvement Project Award (May 17th – Action)
5. Duties of the Mayor Pro Tempore (May 17th – Consent)
6. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (May 17th – Introduction; June 7 Action)
Garden Club Plant Sale:
The Garden Club Plant sale is this Saturday at 9 AM in downtown.
Confidential Document – Shredding Event:
The Town in conjunction with LeMay Mobile Shredding is hosting a confidential document shredding event tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 21st from 9 AM to Noon at the Public Works facility. There will be a 3 standard sized grocery bag limit per resident. There will be no charge for Town residents; however, we are requesting a donation of non-perishable foods items to be used for the Steilacoom Food Pantry.
The marina owner appears to have exceeded the terms of the HPA governing the clean-up of the site by loading burnt materials into a dumpster on a barge docked at the marina below the ordinary high water line. The materials were then to be transported away by water. Staff notified the Washington Statement Department of Fish and Wildlife who sent an agent up to review. (The HPA is issued by WDFW.) The agent and staff toured the site and will continue to work on this situation.
The glass and aluminum recycling center was moved from the ferry terminal area to the Community Center to provide better access to the center and more parking at the terminal.
The Town was notified we received a SAFER award to help fund an expanded effort for recruitment and retention in our volunteer firefighter program. The award amount is for $43,800 per year for the next 4 years for a total of $175,200
Street and Storm Water Utility Crew:
The Street and Storm Water Crew:
– Procured two brine tanks and will be installing them in the Public Works’ Building lower yard.
– Continued cleaning catch basins and storm lines.
– Swept streets and performed other right-of-way maintenance.
The Electric Crew:
– Continued preventative maintenance for issues identified as part of the Colbert Infrared Study including a planned outage in the Cormorant area of Town.
Water and Sewer Crew:
The Water/Sewer Crew:
– The crew jetted portions of the system and performed other outdoor maintenance activities.
– The Department of Health will be inspecting our water system next Tuesday (May 10).
Buildings and Grounds:
The Buildings and Grounds Crew:
– The Cedar Creek work crew concentrated on Charlie’s Park.
– As weather permitted, the crew mowed or performed building maintenance.
Building Energy Efficiency Project:
– New HVAC units were installed in Town Hall this week.
Questions – Call Paul at 983-2074