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 – November 14, 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.
The Commission will meet on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 in the Town Hall to take up Joey Hollow and have a look at marijuana zoning regulations.
The tradition continues — the annual fall Bazaar at Oberlin Church will be held Saturday November 2nd, from 9AM to 3PM. Come visit the many vendors selling pottery, arts and crafts, books, jewelry, decorator items, and more and the silent auction tables. Visit Grandma’s Attic and the Bake Shop. Stay for a soup and sandwich lunch, featuring several choices of homemade soups and sandwiches. The Church is located at the corner of Rainier and Pacific Streets and parking is available in both lots. Come shop, eat and enjoy the annual Bazaar, which has been a big part of Steilacoom’s history for decades.
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.
Reduce Flooding by Keeping Storm Drains Clear of Leaves:
|Steilacoom residents may reduce flooding on Steilacoom roads by picking up yard waste on their properties and making sure nearby storm drains are free of leaves.
Steilacoom residents can take the following actions to keep storm drains clear:
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 Housing on December 9; Economic Development on January 13, and Transportation on January 27. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backgrounds are in progress for entry level and lateral candidates.
The Chief continued to update and customize the Lexipol policy manual.
Activities in Town:
Several federal agencies served a narcotics search warrant in the Town earlier in the week.
On Wednesday, two residents were injured by a deer. Our officers were forced to dispatch the animal when they arrived at the scene. The Chief was interviewed by Kiro TV and several other news organizations also ran short briefs.
The Chief and other staff are researching a new “In Car Camera system” to replace our aging Watchguard camera system.
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 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;
Work continued on the sewer main in the vicinity of Pacific Street and Sequalish. Additionally, the retaining wall at the ball field is under construction and PSE continues to relocate their facility along the project. We anticipate this work will continue for the next several weeks.
The crew focused on street sweeping, 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 assisted the Water/Sewer crew in reinstalling a pump motor at the Dock Street lift station.
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 repaired and reinstalled a pump and motor at the Dock Street lift station and tested the sewer and water mains installed as part of the Joey Hollow Development.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew continued winterizing sprinkler systems, water fountains, mowed, and performed other building and grounds maintenance.
Leaking, broken, cracked, and otherwise failing windows are being replaced at the Administration Building on Lafayette Street. This work is being performed prior to residing the structure.