- Council Meeting – March 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – February 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Civil Service – March 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Community Center
- Planning Commission – February 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Parks Task Force – March 12, 2014 – 6 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.
Candlelight Vigil at Pioneer Park
A Candlelight Vigil at Pioneer Park is scheduled this weekend for an ex-McNeil Island employee who was killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber. Expect to see several hundred people in attendance.
Parks’ Task Force Community Work Party:
A Community Work party to remove ivy from the Tunnel of Trees is scheduled for 2 March, 2014, from 1 PM to 3 PM. If we have plenty of volunteers, we can also take on the ivy growing up trees behind the Community Center. The meeting place will be where Starling St joins into Steilacoom Blvd at Puyallup Street.
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.
Cell Tower Proposal:
AT&T withdrew their proposal to place a cell tower near the intersection of Union Avenue and Cormorant. The Public Notification meeting scheduled for February 27th has been cancelled.
Steilacoom Boulevard Slide:
On Thursday, there was a small landslide on the up-hill side of Steilacoom Boulevard about mid-way up the Tunnel of Trees on the McBride property. Staff cleaned up the portion of the slide encroaching into the driving lanes and placed ecology blocks along the road edge. We will continue to monitor this area and work with the property owner in an attempt to stabilize the slope.
Burglaries in Town:
Working in concert with the Lakewood Police Department, a female suspect was arrested while committing a burglary in the Oakbrook area. This individual eventually confessed to 10 out of the 14 burglaries that occurred in Town in January.
Sergeant Rodriguez and Chief Schaub will be attending Leadership in Police Organizations next week at the state police academy in Burien.
Detective Yabe is scheduled for two classes next week: Less Lethal Weapons Instructor Course and the Firearms Instructor Conference. Both are also at the state police academy in Burien.
Sergeant Rodriguez had his BAC (Breathalyzer) recertification this week with the Washington State Patrol.
Streets and Storm:
Sequalish Street Project;
The contractor focused on storm drain piping installation (upper area) along with working on the rock and block walls between Short Street and Union Avenue (lower area). Additionally, they installed both storm and water mains near Union Avenue.
Lafayette Street Project:
We anticipate the contractor will commence work next week, weather permitting.
The crew responded to the slide on Steilacoom Blvd., performed flagging in conjunction with hazardous trees near the Community Center, and performed storm drain maintenance along with responding to and cleaning up after the windstorm.
The crew reinstalled the pedestrian crossing warning light at the Puyallup Street curve, replaced secondary wires in conjunction with the contractor along Sequalish Street, assisted with landslide response, disconnected power in the Cormorant area at the request of BNSF, and performed other system maintenance.
The crew repaired the Dock Lift station pump, installed a water service in the 2500 block of Lafayette Street, prepared for a new hydrant installation at the intersection of Powell and Short Streets, and performed other system maintenance.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew responded to and cleaned up after the windstorm, repaired a plugged sewer line at the Community Center, and performed other building and grounds maintenance.