By Paul Loveless, Steilacoom Town Administrator
- Council Meeting – November 5, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – November 27, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Civil Service – November 7, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Community Center
- Planning Commission – October 28, 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
Report Street Light Problems:
As daylight hours are beginning to get shorter, it is a good time to check your neighborhood street lights and help us identify those that are not working and need to be repaired. To report a street light outage or other problem, please record the nearest street address and contact the Public Works Department at 253.581.1912. Repairs may take up to 1-2 weeks to complete..
Saltar’s Point Park:
Saltar’s Point Park remains closed. If anyone notices trespassers on the beach, please contact Public Safety using the non-emergency number – 253 798-4721. BNSF is pursuing design of a replacement structure at this time.
Comprehensive Plan Update:
Your input is needed to update to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. Over the next several months, the Planning Commission will review the Comprehensive Plan by topic, and public input is vital to the success of this exercise. Remaining topics to be covered are Development Patterns on October 28; Housing on November 25; Economic Development on December 9 and Transportation on December 23. All meetings will be at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall, 1717 Lafayette Street. More information is available from Town Planner Doug Fortner at 581-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to receive advance notice of Planning Commission meetings and hearings by email? You can sign up at any Planning Commission meeting or send an email request to email@example.com.
Backgrounds are in progress for entry level and lateral candidates.
The Chief continued to update and customize the Lexipol policy manual.
The Records Officer/Evidend Custodian attended a training session related to evidence control this last week.
Streets and Storm:
Joey Hollow Development:
Staff continued meeting with the Joey Hollow Development Team in an attempt to resolve the plat deficiencies in order to lift the stop work order. The Development Team was granted permission to continue limited work to stabilize the area. On Monday, the contractor met with the Town’s geo-technical consultant on-site to assess and evaluate the soil conditions to determine if a concrete-treated base option would be feasible. His recommendations will be forthcoming. Approval was provided to complete the water main installation on the plat.
On another note, the Developer has requested a hearing for final plat approval. This is being scheduled for the Planning Commission first and then to come to Council on November 19th. Given Council will be presiding on this hearing in their quasi-judicial capacity, please do not discuss this matter with anyone outside of the hearing.
Sequalish Street Project;
PSE’s contractor continued working on moving their gas mains along the project while the contractor worked on constructing the wall near the old Pioneer Middle School. Additionally, sewer lines were installed in the vicinity of Chambers Street and Braecrest Court. Please find alternate commuting routes. Starting Monday, sewer construction will continue.
The crew focused on GIS training, site visits at Joey Hollow, and other right-of-way maintenance.
The crew coordinated with the Sequalish Street contractor and provided locates for the gas and other work being performed. Additionally, they performed streetlight maintenance and assisted the Water Department in installing a service in the 2200 block of Lafayette Street.
Next week, the crew will continue the work with the contractor and also perform routine system maintenance.
The Crew spent a considerable amount of time locating facilities along Sequalish Street in conjunction with the ongoing project and the installation of the sewer line. Additionally, they installed a water line on Lafayette Street in the 2200 block and replaced the meter heads on both interties with Lakewood Water District.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew continued winterizing sprinkler systems, water fountains, mowed, and performed other building and grounds maintenance. The crew is also coordinating with Andrew Gonzales, and Eagle Scout candidate, on his project marking trails in Madrona Park and Chambers Bay II.
Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom:
The Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom will meet on Thursday, October 31st, at 7 AM at Saltar’s Point School.
The Steilacoom Town Council declared the following items surplus to Town needs and will be accepting written offers for purchase.
Items are available for viewing at the Public Safety Building during normal building hours.
Sealed bids for any of the items should include the description of the item and the amount of the offer.
Sealed bids must be received by 2:30 PM, October 31, 2013, at the Public Works Building. The envelope containing the offer should be marked “Surplus Property Bid”.
Item Condition Comment
Chairs – approximately 150 Fair to poor A
6 4-foot round tables Fair
24-30 assorted style chairs varies
Chairs were used for rentals and events. Chairs were replaced 4-5 years ago and have not been used since.
The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids.For more information, contact Paul Loveless at 581-1912.