- Council Meeting – January 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – January 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Civil Service – January 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Community Center
- Planning Commission – January 13, 2014 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.
Elves and Bells Around Town:
The annual Elves and Bells/Santa Around Town parade starts this evening at 5 PM.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:
On behalf of the Town staff, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Town offices will close at noon on December 24, will be closed December 25th for Christmas, and will reopen at their normal times on December 26th.
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; 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 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.
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. Staff continues to work with BNSF officials pursuing design of a replacement structure.
Staff met with representatives of AT&T on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of placing a cell tower at the well site in Cormorant. I anticipate an application for the site will be submitted for review in 2014.
PSO Greg Feleppa graduated from the Pierce College EMT program Wednesday and the CJTC Equivalency Academy Thursday.
Lateral Candidate Justin Hammerick has his final hurdle this week with the psychological exam Friday. We expect him to start on January 2nd.
Det. Yabe is continuing to process the final batch of entry level candidates. We expect to be able to make a hiring decision in late January.
Public Safety will be performing traffic emphasis patrols along Union Avenue focusing on speeding, failure to come to a complete stop at stop signs, and driving while distracted.
Sgt. Rodriguez and Chief Schaub attended the Metro SWAT oversight committee meeting on Tuesday.
SS911 radios have been delivered. Systems for Public Safety are installing the mobile units into our patrol cars this week. The portable will be issued during the first training day in January (8th).
Streets and Storm:
Sequalish Street Project;
The contractor will be suspending work for the next two weeks with the exception of some water line testing.
We are currently reviewing an option to extend the planned improvements on the unpaved portion of Wilkes Street south of Sequalish Street up to Washington Street. Staff will bring additional information to Council at their January meeting.
Lafayette Street Bid Opening:
The Lafayette Street project bid opening was Tuesday. The apparent low bidder was Tucci and Sons, Inc. at $366,405. Staff anticipates bringing a recommendation for award to Council at their January 7th meeting.
The crew focused on right-of-way maintenance along with snow and ice control. They also worked with Pan-Geo performing potholing on Martin Street in conjunction with the DOE design award for storm water management.
The crew conducted a planned power outage to relocate a vault and associated wires in the vicinity of Sequalish Street and Short Street. Additionally, they replaced the light at the Steilacoom was First sign, coordinated electrical work at the Joey Hollow plat and performed monthly wayside horn testing.
The Crew coordinated the testing of the water main at Joey Hollow, worked with Tapani on the Sequalish Street water main, and assisted the electrical crew on the planned power outage.
Parks and Grounds:
The Cedar Creek work crew performed grounds maintenance at the Public Works facility including installing wall blocks at the entry way and cleaning up the lower yard. Town crews performed annual fire extinguisher testing and delivered materials for the replacement of the fence on Hewitt Street.
The Kiwanis Winefest is scheduled for January 24, 2014 at the McGavick Center. Tickets are $40 each and are available from any Kiwanis member and/or at the Public Works Building front desk.