By Paul Loveless, Steilacoom Town Administrator
- Council Meeting – July 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- 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 24, 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
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.
Wednesdays 3 – 7 pm — June 26-August 28
Summer concerts started this last Wednesday with America’s I Corp Army Band. Next Wednesday, June 26, the Town will present the Swing Reunion Orchestra in Pioneer Park starting at 6:30 PM.
Steilacoom Flower Reintroduction:
The Town partnered with the Pierce Conservation District to obtain a display sample of the Steilacoom Flower (Lithophragma Parviflorum) which is currently located outside the front door at the Public Works’ Building.
The Town is working with the Washington State University Extension Office to obtain approximately 500 starts of the plant next March (shortly after they emerge from their Winter dormant period) for display during their approximate 3 week blooming period.
Website Redesign and Development Project Update:
Staff held a virtual meeting with representatives of CivicPlus to establish the timeline and informational requirements for the website redesign and development project. At this time, the timeline suggests a “go-live” date in the November/December timeframe.
Traffic Safety Emphasis:
A Traffic Safety Emphasis will kick off June 26th and run for one month. We will be targeting various safety related traffic concerns including speeding, either not stopping or failure to come to a complete stop at stop signs, unlawful cell phone use, etc.
The background investigation process continues. There is currently one open position in the Department for which we have issued a conditional offer. We hope to fill this position on or before July 16, 2013.
PERC mediated negotiations for a successor agreement to the contract that expired December 31, 2011 are scheduled for Wednesday June 26th.
Officer Derig and Sergeant Rodriguez participated in Metro SWAT’s training week last week.
Sergeant Rodriguez and Sergeant Whelan attended Middle Management Training at the Criminal Justice Training Center this week.
Streets and Storm:
The Crew performed right-of-way maintenance along with painting crosswalks and stop bars as weather permitted. ProVac continues 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 and ProVac will continue filming the storm lines.
Main Street Overlay Project:
The Main Street overlay project is currently out to bid. Bid opening is on the 24th. Staff anticipates bringing a recommendation to Council at the July 2, 2013 meeting.
The Main Street and Lafayette Street electrical improvement project is underway. The contractor is working along both Main and Lafayette streets. Please utilize alternate routes.
The Crew located facilities along the Main/Lafayette Street project, are assisting the contractor, and performed other maintenance as needed or normally scheduled.
The Crew performed hydrant maintenance, jetted sewer lines, assisted the Storm and Street crew, repaired a water service in the 300 block of Martin, and performed other system maintenance.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew assisted with the set-up for the Farmers’ Market and performed other parks and buildings maintenance activities.
The Cedar Creek work crew has been redeployed to assist various school districts and will not return until August at the earliest.