- Council Meeting – May 20, 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.
Council Meeting Follow-Up:
Due to limitations with our current utility billing software, without customized programing, we are only able to print comparison data for one utility, ie, either water consumption or electrical consumption. Estimated costs to include this information for one utility would be between $500 and $1,000, not counting staff time.
The current utility billing software and outsourced program supports up to 20 individual charge lines. We are currently reviewing and have requested additional information to determine how many we are using and how many would be available if we were to move to a tiered rate structure for the water utility.
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.
Garden Club Plant Sale:
Are you looking for something to buy your mom for Mother’s Day? Consider attending the Steilacoom Garden Club’s Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10, from 9 AM to Noon (or until sold out). The small square beside the Bair Drug and Hardware Store on Lafayette Street will be filled with plants and fun things to buy for Mom! Proceeds from the sale are used to beautify areas of Steilacoom.
Confidential Document Shredding Event:
The Town of Steilacoom in partnership with LeMay Mobile Shredding will be holding a confidential document shredding event on Saturday, May 17th, from 9 AM to Noon at the Steilacoom Public Works Facility located at 1030 Roe Street. Each Town of Steilacoom resident may bring up to two file boxes or three grocery bags of documents. Please do not bring plastic bags, DVDs or other items that will jam the shredder. The event is free, however, non-perishable food items and cash donations will be accepted and appreciated in support of the We Love Steilacoom Food Pantry.
A list of confidential document shredding events can be found on the website for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General under “Upcoming Events – Shredding Events
Prescription Medication and Drug Disposal:
The Steilacoom Department of Public Safety is an authorized location for collecting prescription medications (usually turned in once they are no longer needed or are beyond their expiration date). As part of this program, we recently disposed of 69.6 pounds of prescription drugs and 3,866.2 grams of non-prescription drugs.
Oral Board Panel:
An oral board for entry level candidates is scheduled for June 9th. Successful candidates, once certified by the Civil Service Commission, will be added to the ongoing certified list.
Sequalish Street Project;
On the lower section, work has been completed on the electrical conduits; Comcast completed their switch-over to their new facilities and are resolving individual issues. Next week, work will concentrate on roadway excavation, graveling, and installation of curbs.
Lafayette Street Project:
WSDOT scheduled their walk-thru inspection for June 5th. Federal funding was obtained for a portion of this project so WSDOT must sign off on the complete project prior to acceptance.
Streets and Storm:
The crew focused on right-of-way maintenance (right-of-way mowing and street sweeping) and spraying. 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, they straightened light poles along Lafayette Street and worked on the #2 pump at the Sunnyside pump station.
As this report is being written, the crew is responding to an unplanned power outage on the Union Avenue feeder impacting the west side of Town.
The crew repaired a water service in the 1600 block of Rainier Street, repaired the #1 pump at the dock lift station, coordinated the abandonment of the old water main on Sequalish Street, and performed other system maintenance.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew focused on building repairs at the Community Center, mowing the parks, and applying herbicides.