- 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.
Farmers’ Market Starts:
Wednesdays 3 – 7 pm — June 11-August 27
The second market of the season was June 18 under beautiful sunny skies! 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, or email@example.com. 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. Come early. Walk through the Market and have a pleasant evening overlooking the Sound listening to good music.
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.
In-Car Cameras/On-site Training:
Representatives from Coban Systems will be on-site next Monday-Wednesday providing training on the new in-car camera system.
First Aid Training:
All of the Public Works staff along with the Community Center Summer Youth Program staff and 8 participants in our Leaders in Training program participated in a first aid/CPR class on Thursday.
1715 Lafayette Street Building Siding Project:
The call-for-bids was advertised this week. The bid opening is scheduled for July 10th. Staff is hoping to bring a recommendation to Council at the July 15 meeting.
Sequalish Street Project;
Work continued on grading sidewalks and driveways from Chambers Street to Union Avenue in preparation for and pouring concrete. Concrete was poured at several sites. Concrete work will continue to be the focus next week, weather permitting. Asphalt driveways will also be installed next week. Additionally, throughout the length of the project, utility access points are being raised to the new street level. This will also continue into next week.
Streets and Storm:
The crew focused on right-of-way maintenance (right-of-way mowing and street sweeping), spraying, and refreshing the bark in bulb-outs and along right-of-ways throughout Town.. 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 energized the streetlights along Sequalish. The crew also pulled the primary on Frederick Street from Sequalish Street to Rainier Street as part of our upgrade to the distribution system in that area. They also repaired a secondary service in the 2300 Block of Lexington Street and installed a permanent service in the 1200 block of Adams Street.
Next week, staff will be meeting with Novinium for a preconstruction meeting related to the cable injection project.
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 worked on hdrant and irrigation system testing and sewer line flushing.
Parks and Grounds:
The crew focused on mowing the parks, and applying herbicides. Additionally, they set up for and recovered from the Farmers’ Market.