- Council Meeting – May 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – May 28, 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.
Spring Clean-up is this Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Public Works facility.
Danielle Stone began the Law Enforcement Academy Wednesday.
Chief Schaub and Sergeant Rodriguez attended their third week of Leadership in Police Organizations at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien
Sequalish Street Project;
On the lower section, work continues on walls, storm drainage and the final portions of the electrical conduits. On the upper section, sidewalks are being installed when the weather permits. Next week, the contractor will be working Tuesday through Friday to coincide with the weather forecast.
Lafayette Street Project:
Street striping has been tentatively set for 4/29-4/30 depending upon the weather.
Streets and Storm:
The crew focused on right-of-way maintenance (right-of-way mowing and street sweeping). Additionally, we continued our annual traffic count program.
The crew performed work along Sequalish Street in conjunction with the Town’s reconstruction project, moving primary and secondary wires from areas where walls are being constructed. Additionally, the crew rewired a pump motor at the Marietta St. lift station, performed monthly amperage readings and inspected the new conduit installation (Change Order #3) along Frederick St. form Sequalish St. down the hill toward Rainier St. .
The crew worked with the contractor on Sequalish Street on the water system and installed two pressure reducing valves to residences previously connected to a different water main that is being abandoned as part of this project. The crew also flushed a water main on Bay Rd. and inspected the sewer main extension in the 2100 block of Lafayette St.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew performed grounds maintenance as the weather allowed. Mowing the grass has been difficult with the rainy weather. Sunnyside Beach attendance is increasing, so additional time is being spent at this Park. Our first temporary hire started last 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 email@example.com . Thank you for helping with this project.