- Council Meeting – May 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – April 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Civil Service – May 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center
- Planning Commission – May 12, 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.
Construction in Town and Safety Measures:
Town staff and the various contractors have erected signs, barricades, and other safety devices alerting the public to the work. Please adhere to the notices/restrictions. If you see someone moving or not adhering to the safety measures, please notify staff.
Well City Awards
The AWC Employee Benefit Trust’s annual WellCity Awards recognize members that meet nine best practice standards for employee health promotion. Members of the AWC Employee Benefit Trust are eligible to apply for the award. This includes cities, towns, and non-city entities.
AWC Trust members that earned the 2014 WellCity Award receive a 2% premium discount on all medical premiums.
The Town of Steilacoom along with 95 other cities and towns qualified for this award. The Town’s Wellness Committee; Pauline Monk, Micki Sterbick, and Denise Bollman, are to be commended for their activities in this area.
Registration for the AWC Conference is now open. The conference is June 17-20 in Spokane.
Please let me know if you would like to attend.
Danielle Stone’s first day was Wednesday. She will begin the Law Enforcement
Academy next Wednesday.
Arrest in Town:
Officers Webb and Hamerick apprehended an individual while in the act of burglarizing a home in Town. The individual was booked into the Pierce County jail.
Sequalish Street Project;
On the lower section, work continues on walls, water mains, and storm drainage. Next week, the contractor will continue pouring driveways, steps, and pervious sidewalk.
Lafayette Street Project:
The contractor completed raising the utility infrastructure to the new road grade. We anticipate they will stripe within the next two weeks depending upon the weather.
Streets and Storm:
The crew focused on right-of-way maintenance. Additionally, we began our annual traffic count program.
The crew pulled wire and energized the old Pioneer Middle School main building. They also repaired wire on Natalie Lane that was damaged due to tree roots and performed work along Sequalish Street in conjunction with the Town’s reconstruction project.
The crew worked with the contractor on Sequalish Street on the water system. They also worked with the School District’s contractor on the old Pioneer School project sewer line. Additionally, they worked with the property owners on two failing septic systems and with the developers on two new homes.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew performed grounds maintenance as the weather allowed. With the warmer (?) weather, the parks are beginning to require additional maintenance. Our first temporary hire started Friday. The other summer hires will be staged in over the next several months.
SHS Students Collect Books for the African Library Project:
Over the years, Girl Scout Troop 40332 has been very active in volunteer activities and community service. The girls, Dee Cheng, Niki Hobbs, Katie Howard, Anola Inglehart, and Daishua Johnson will be graduating this year and wanted to take on one last project. Partnering with the National Honor Society at SHS, the troop will be collecting books and donations to build a primary school library in Malawi.
The African Library Project began in 2005 and thru that project volunteers from around the United States have sent 1,267,000 books to build 1,165 libraries in Africa. To build a library, a group must collect 1,000+ new or very gently used books and $500 to cover the cost of shipping and helping to build the library.
If you would like to help these SHS students to build a library in Malawi you may bring books, suitable for kindergarten thru 8th grade, new or very gently used, to the Town of Steilacoom Clean-up on April 26th and 27th. Cash donations for shipping expenses will also be gratefully accepted.
If you have more donations you can drop them at the Steilacoom High School Office or contact us. Books should be appropriate for grades K thru 8th, be non religious or political and new or gently used.
If you have any questions, please email Bettye at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for helping with this project.
Fort Steilacoom Park – Children’s Playground:
In 2006, nearly 3,000 volunteers participated in the building process involved in the Fort Steilacoom Park playground project, and the driving force from start to finish was, “If We Build It, They Will Come.” No one had any idea how true this statement would be until the project was completed, and the playground became a central gathering point for families from throughout the region.
Now, eight years later, volunteers and project coordinators will gather again for a week long ‘work party’ to complete restoration projects to the playground equipment. The FSP playground and two shelters will be closed while the projects are completed from Wednesday, April 23 through Saturday, April 26, 2014. Please note these closure dates on your calendar so your family is not disappointed during a park visit while construction and restoration are active. If you have questions, please call the Lakewood City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at 253-983-7887.