- Council Meeting – March 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – March 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Civil Service – April 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Community Center
- Planning Commission – March 10, 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.
March 4, 2014 Council Meeting Follow-up:
Weekend Contact Information:
Council requested information on how to contact staff on the weekend. I recommend the following:
- Life-Safety Emergencies – 911
- Public Safety – Non-emergency number – 253.798.4721
- Public Works – After Hours Number for Utility Emergencies – 253.620.4123
- Development or permitting questions – Contact the Mayor and/or Town Administrator for emergent issues.
The preliminary plat for this development, approved in 2007, calls for up to 19 single family residences and the supporting infrastructure to be constructed in the Stevens Street area north of Lexington Street. Copies of the approved preliminary plat are available at the Public Works’ facility. Copies for the Council are attached. Due to the sensitivity of the site and other safety concerns, the owner has requested that only authorized individuals enter the property.
Top of the Bay Preliminary Plat:
The preliminary plat of this development, approved in 2009, calls for up to 13 single family residences and the supporting infrastructure to be constructed between Steilacoom Boulevard and Lafayette Street. Copies of the approved preliminary plat are available at the Public Works’ Facility. Copies for the Council are attached.
Energy Conservation Project:
The Mayor and staff are reviewing “green power” options. Information on renewable cost recovery is attached.
Lafayette Street Grind and Overlay Project:
Tucci and Sons received permission to begin the Lafayette Street grind and overlay project effective Wednesday, February 26th. They received a weather delay for this week. We anticipate they will start working on the sidewalk ramps next week, March 10, weather permitting. Commuters are asked to use alternate routes to avoid long delays. Residents are asked to not park vehicles along the street.
Parks’ Task Force Community Work Party:
A Community Work party removed ivy from the Tunnel of Trees on 2 March, 2014. Thank you to the 18 community members who showed up and participated in this event.
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. The PRB at their February 26, 2014 meeting approved the design submitted for the replacement structure. No timeline has been established for replacement as of this time.
The Town recently redeveloped and enhanced its website. One of the new features is the ability of citizens to be notified when changes, updates, or notices are made or added to the website. If you are interested in this feature, please consider signing up on the website located at townofsteilacoom.org under “Notify Me”.
Sergeant Rodriguez attended SWAT Command School this week. TJ is the Commander of the Metro SWAT team.
Sergeant Whelan attended the Northwest Command College sponsored by WCIA.
Officer Hamrick has two weeks to go in his FTO process. He is scheduled to start EMT training on March 31st.
We anticipate making a hiring decision for an entry level position by the end of the month with the training Academy starting in April.
Streets and Storm:
Sequalish Street Project;
The contractor was granted a rain delay this week. Depending upon the weather, we anticipate they will be back next Monday or Tuesday working on walls and the storm water system.
Lafayette Street Project:
We anticipate the contractor will recommence work next week, weather permitting, with concrete cutting for the sidewalks and ramps.
Staff inspected the Joey Hollow Development following the torrential rains this week and communicated deficiencies to the contractor. Overall, given the amount of rain, the site held up fairly well.
The crew focused on storm water management and street sweeping, when possible.
The crew repaired the school zone speed limit signs, replaced defective wire on Birch Street near Union Avenue, performed utility disconnections and reconnections, and assisted with the bucket truck testing.
The crew performed generator testing, responded to two water service leaks, and performed system maintenance.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew responded to the inclemental and performed other building and grounds maintenance projects.
KIWANIS FLOWER BOWLS
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” A quote from a famous poet reminds us that spring will soon be here. And, with it, the annual color bowl sales from the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club. At just $16, a planter bowl full of quality primroses daffodils and tulips can be purchased as a great gift for a spouse, shut-in, hostess gift, or just to brighten up a spot on a porch or deck. Proceeds will benefit the many projects which support our children through schools and community activities. Orders can be made at any time; however, the anticipated delivery date is March 13. For more information, contact any Kiwanis Club member.