- 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 – June 5, 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.
Bike Safety Rodeo
The Kiwanis Club will hold a bike rodeo on Saturday, May 3 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Saltar’s Point Elementary School. Activities include bike inspections and minor repairs as needed; helmet inspection, fitting, and free replacement if needed; and six riding skill stations.
Mark Lindquist’s class was rescheduled to June.
Block Watch Program:
Chief Schaub met with Jenifer Hales with UPPD about instituting a Block Watch program. She provided him with information that should be useful in fleshing out a program. He will also be meeting with Chief Cheesman of Fircrest.
The Public Works Director completed and submitted grant applications for three projects to the Pierce County Regional Council. The is a highly competitive process with 61 applications being submitted totally approximately $84 million for approximately $25 million dollars of available funds. We anticipate hearing whether we are recommended for funding by the end of June.
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 on the storm line on Chambers Street and continuing road bed preparation on the lower section.
Lafayette Street Project:
The street was striped and the contractor was issued substantial completion this week. Punch-list items will be addressed by the contractor over the next week or two.
Streets and Storm:
The crew focused on right-of-way maintenance (right-of-way mowing and street sweeping) and cleaning the sidewalks on Union Avenue. 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 responded to an unplanned power outage in the Pamela Place and Oak Drive area. This is the one area in Town with overhead lines and the outage was caused by a squirrel attempting to move from one line to the other and connecting them.
The crew repaired a man hole on Steilacoom Boulevard at Madrona Park Drive. Additionally, they repaired a water service in the 800 block of Galloway Street and performed maintenance around the lift stations and pump stations.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew focused on mowing the parks and applying herbicides.