By Paul Loveless, Steilacoom Town Administrator
- Council Meeting – July 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall. (The June 18th meeting has been canceled.)
- Preservation and Review Board – June 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Civil Service – July 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center.
- Planning Commission – June 10, 2013 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
Farmers’ Market Begins: Wednesdays 3 – 7 pm – June 12-August 28
It’s that time of year again! Summer and the FARMERS’ MARKET!! Many favorite vendors are returning as well as new ones, including several new prepared food vendors offering a wide variety of delicacies perfect for picking up on the way to the concerts! The farmers’ market is a great opportunity to find the freshest and tastiest local food and connect with old friends and new. Be sure to make the market part of your Wednesday routine! Volunteers are always welcome. Weekly ‘fresh finds at the market’ updates can be found at www.steilacoomfarmersmarket.
In 2009, the Town Council adopted ordinance 1456 amending the Steilacoom Municipal Code to make the possession and/or use of fireworks illegal within the Town limits subject to fines up to $250 and $500 respectively. Due to State law, 2011 was the first year this ordinance was in effect and enforced. Please be aware of the provisions and inform any family members, guests, or others of this regulation.
In The News:
The South Puget Sound News ran an article about a ride along with Public Safety Sergeant TJ Rodriguez.
The background investigation process continues. There is currently one open position in the Department which we hope to fill on or before July 1, 2013.
Chief Schaub met with Interim DuPont Police Chief Bob Sheehan Tuesday morning. He offered the Town’s support while they select a new chief and hire two new officers.
Metro SWAT has their annual training week next week. Sergeant Rodriguez and Officer Derig will be participating.
Chief Schaub contacted Rebecca Morris and requested a meeting to talk about her concerns brought before Council Tuesday night.
Annual First-Aid and CPR Training:
The Public Works and Community Center Summer Program staff attending annual first-aid and CPR training on Friday.
Streets and Storm:
The Crew performed right-of-way maintenance along with installing new traffic control signs. ProVac is currently filming the storm lines in Town.
Next week, weather permitting, the crew will continue refreshing the painted stop bars and other traffic control markers throughout Town.
The Main Street and Lafayette Street electrical improvement project is underway. The contractor is working in the vicinity of Wilkes Street, behind Town Hall, and along Main Street. Please utilize alternate routes.
The Crew located facilities along the Main/Lafayette Street project, are assisting the contractor, disconnected and reconnected utility customers, and performed other maintenance as needed or normally scheduled.
The Crew performed hydrant maintenance, jetted sewer lines, and performed other system maintenance.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew continued coordinating with the Eagle Scout candidate who is installing the information kiosk at Farrell’s Marsh, mowed, and performed other parks and buildings maintenance activities.
Six privately owned historic homes in the Historic District of Steilacoom will be on view to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. The tour, presented by the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association, will feature homes dating from 1858 through 1895. Of these, five were built when Washington was still a territory, and one built just after Washington achieved statehood. All the homes are within the Steilacoom Historic District, which has 30 structures listed and is recognized by the National Register of Historic Sites. There has not been a home tour in Steilacoom for almost forty years.
The tour includes Rolling Hill, built in 1858 by merchant Philip Keach, with its well tended garden overlooking Puget Sound. This home is placed separately on the National Register of Historic Sites and owned by the same family since 1937.
The homes are typical of their time period, including several with Gothic Revival styling, and one early summer home later moved up from the water to it’s present location when the railroad came through in 1912. They were owned by pioneers whose stories describe the beginnings of this region, such as Steven Appleby who was president of the National Bank of Tacoma and was instrumental in situating Fort Lewis on the Nisqually Plain or Wolf Shafer who established a successful brewery in town and later became Pierce County Treasurer.
Prices are $15.00 for Steilacoom Historical Museum Association members, or $20.00 for the general public. Both ticket categories will be available at the Museum, 1801Rainier Street, on weekends in May from 1 to 5 p.m. or on the day of the event at Perkins Park at the corner of Union and Martin Streets. General public tickets will also be available online after May 1 at www.steilacoomhistorical.
On-street parking is available near all the stops on the tour. Several of the homes are within close walking distance. Steilacoom restaurants and coffee shops will be open during the day, and the Steilacoom Museum with the 1854 Nathaniel Orr Pioneer Home Site will be open from noon to 5:00.
Proceeds will benefit the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association. For further information, please contact the Museum at 253.584.4133.
Senator Mike Carrell’s Memorial Service:
(Suburban Times – June 7 – By Erich Ebel)
Residents of Washington’s 28th Legislative District and members of the public are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, on Monday at the state Capitol in Olympia. Carrell, who was laid to rest Wednesday during a small, private ceremony attended by family and close friends, passed away May 29 after complications from treatment he was receiving for a blood disorder.
Carrell’s wife Charlotte and members of their family will be present as the Washington State Senate adopts a resolution honoring Carrell and his nearly 20 years of public service. The 10 a.m. Senate ceremony will be immediately followed by a memorial service in the Capitol Rotunda, at which a number of friends and colleagues will speak and share stories remembering Carrell.
|Date:||Monday, June 10, 2013|
|Notes:||Members of the public are welcome to view the resolution’s adoption from the Senate’s fourth-floor public galleries or on video monitors outside the chamber in the Rotunda.|