- Council Meeting – July 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – June 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Civil Service – July 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center
- Planning Commission – July 14, 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.
Communication Link and Bandwidth Update:
CenturyLink assigned the Town an account manager on Monday the 9th. The account manager is responsible for coordinating the installation of the necessary equipment at Public Safety in order to upgrade the communication link. We are coordinating schedules for an on-site meeting either this week or next week. At that point, CenturyLink will schedule a time to install the equipment to complete the upgrade. Once the equipment is installed and the appropriate crossover to the new system completed, we will migrate our e-mail system to “the cloud” eliminating some of the existing spam issues. We should have updated timeframes for completing after the on-site meeting.
Farmers’ Market Starts:
Wednesdays 3 – 7 pm — June 11-August 27
The first market of the season was June 11! If you are interested in information about being a vendor, or volunteering to help with market operations, please see our website at steilacoomfarmersmarket.org or contact Mike Guerber at 253-581-1912. Volunteers are especially needed to assist with closing from 7 PM to 8 PM.
The Town of Steilacoom’s Summer concert season starts June 25 with the 1st Corps Army Band. Concerts are held in Pioneer Park starting at 7 PM.
In 2009, the Town Council adopted ordinance 1456 amending the Steilacoom Municipal Code to make the possession and/or use of fireworks illegal within the Town limits subject to fines up to $250 and $500 respectively. Due to State law, 2011 was the first year this ordinance was in effect and enforced. Please be aware of the provisions and inform any family members, guests, or others of this regulation.
Block Watch Program:
The first draft of the Block Watch program was completed and is currently under review.
Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist, Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Penner, and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mike Sommerfeld provided a 90 minute training session to the Department on court room testimony.
PSO Derig participated in Metro SWAT team training this week. Sergeant Rodriguez participated on one of the days.
PSO Hamrick will complete EMT school on Wednesday, June 12th.
Oral Board Panel:
An oral board for 10 entry level candidates was held June 9th. Of the 10 scheduled, 3 withdrew either the day before or day of the panel, 1 did not pass, and 6 will be presented to the Civil Service Commission at their next meeting for certification to the on-going register.
Sequalish Street Project;
Work continued on grading sidewalks and driveways from Chambers Street to Union Avenue in preparation for pouring concrete. Concrete was poured at several sites. Concrete work will continue to be the focus next week, weather permitting. Additionally, wire was pulled for several street lights along the project.
Lafayette Street Project:
WSDOT conducted their walk-thru inspection onr June 5th. Federal funding was obtained for a portion of this project so WSDOT must sign off on the complete project prior to acceptance. We have not received their report yet, however, we anticipate a fewer punchlist items being generated. Additionally, we are working on closing out the project and will be bringing a small change order for quantity variances and additional necessary for Council’s consideration at the July 1st meeting.
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 and worked with the contractor on Sequalish Street.
The crew performed work along Sequalish Street in conjunction with the Town’s reconstruction project, moving primary and secondary wires and overseeing the pulling of the wires for the streetlights. The crew also has been trimming trees around streetlights and the overhead lines in the Cherrydale neighborhood. Additionally, they installed a permanent service on Puget Drive.
The crew continued to work on the SCADA radio system to resolve communication issues. We met with and had an outside contractor work with us on upgrading and stabilizing the system. Additionally, the crew repaired the variable frequency drive unit on pump #2 at the Sunnyside pump station.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew focused on mowing the parks, and applying herbicides. Additionally, they set up for and recovered from the Farmers’ Market.
Harrison Preparatory School students on the 9th and 10th assisted by the Parks’ crew placed sand in the Sunnyside Beach volleyball courts, painted the inside of the bathrooms, and performed other general clean-up of the park and beach.