- Council Meeting – May 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall
- Civil Service – May 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center.
- Planning Commission – May 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – May 25, 2016 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.
Tasanee Plat/PAD Appeal;
An appeal has been filed on the MDNS issued for the Tasanee Plat/Pad proposal. A Hearing Examiner will be used for the appeal which is scheduled for May 4th at 1 PM at Town Hall. Given this plat/pad will come to Council at some time in the future for action, please do not attend the hearing. If someone asks you about this matter, please do not comment and refer the inquiry to Doug Fortner or me.
The annual Spring Clean-up is this weekend from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Town’s Public Works’ Building. Yard waste and hazardous materials will not be accepted. Please visit our website if you have additional questions.
Garden Club Plant Sale:
The Steilacoom Garden Club will be holding their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 to noon in the open area next to the Bair Bistro on Lafayette Street. They will have perennials, annuals, bulbs, shrubs, and vegetable and herb starts as well as decorative pots for Mother’s Day gifts. Birdhouses and garden art will also be available for sale. Proceeds from the Plant Sale go towards the purchase of the hanging flower pots displayed throughout Town.
Donations of plants are needed! Please bring plants to the site the previous day and include a label so they know how to sort them. They ask that no invasive plant species be donated, e.g. Shasta Daisies. Call Jan Lucas at 253-588-6217 for more information.
Annual Water Quality Report:
Starting April 5, 2016 you are able to view the Town of Steilacoom Annual Water Quality Report on-line at www.townofsteilacoom.com/DocumentCenter/view/887 . This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. Please call 581-1912 if you would like a paper report delivered to you, or you can pick one up at the Public Works Building at 1030 Roe St., Steilacoom, WA 98388. If you have questions about the quality of the water provided by the Town of Steilacoom, please contact Doug Hale at 581-1912.
Cross Connection Control:
Are you getting your irrigation system ready to go for the summer? Don’t forget to get your backflow protection device tested. The best time to have the device tested is at the beginning of the irrigating season. Some people have their device tested on a certain date every year because that was the month that the original annual test was performed. Have your device tested at the beginning of the irrigation season so that you know that it is working properly to provide protection to the water to your home and the Town’s water system all summer long.
For a list of Washington State certified testers or any questions about cross connection, contact Doug Hale at 581-1912
Public Safety hosted two (2) tours of Kindergarten classes from Cherrydale Primary School on Monday.
DEA National Drug Take Back Day:
The Town will be participating in the DEA National Drug Take Back Day on April 30th. Our designated location is the Town Public Safety Building at 601 Main Street which will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Streets and Storm:
The crew concentrated on mowing rights-of-way, spraying noxious weeds and other vegetation, street sweeping, equipment maintenance, and the annual traffic counter program.
Sentinel Way Reconstruction Project:
The Sentinel Way Reconstruction Project is out to bid. Bid opening is April 27th at 10 AM at Public Works.
Lexington Street Grind and Overlay and Drainage Improvement Project:
The Lexington Street Project open house was held on Thursday night. Approximately 12 of the 18 residences along the project corridor were represented. Input was received and is being considered as the design phase continues.
The crew completed switching to new wire in the Commercial Street/Union Avenue area, repaired three defective components in VFIs, installed a temporary power service in the 300 block of Puyallup Street, performed disconnection/reconnections for utility billings, serviced the wayside horns, installed new primary wire to the dock lift station, they performed other system maintenance.
The crew installed three new water meters on 4th Street, inspected a new water service in the 1100 block of Stevens Street, repaired a water meter in the 600 block of Montegomery Street, assisted with the lower yard clean-up in preparation for Spring Clean-up, and performed other system maintenance.
Parks, Buildings and Grounds:
Staff continued restoration at the new Cherrydale Playground site including bench and fence installation. We anticipate being able to open the area by next Friday. The crew also delivered woods chips to various areas around Farrell’s March for use in volunteer projects, responded to issues in the parks caused by their high usage during the nice weather, and expanded their Spring mowing effort. We also conducted interviews for seasonal help.
SHSD 2nd Annual Day of Champions:
One of my very favorite days of the entire school year was last year’s “Day of Champions”. The Steilacoom Historical School District hosted our inaugural Day of Champions and it was a huge success with over 120 students with disabilities participating in a non-competitive track and field meet. It was truly a memorable event for everyone involved and we are looking forward to this year’s festivities.
At the Day of Champions, students from preschool through 12th grade participate in a variety of outdoor events involving tossing Frisbees, obstacle course challenges, running, jumping, throwing large and small balls and outdoor bowling. Our high school students make this a day to remember by volunteering their time to assist with event coordination, music, leading events, and cheering on the athletes.
This year, the event will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Steilacoom High School. Opening ceremonies will take place at 10:00 a.m., with closing ceremonies and lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. We would love to have your help supporting this amazing event by volunteering, serving as a sponsor or by simply stopping by to be a spectator!
The Day of Champions is made possible by our generous sponsors: the Steilacoom Historical Education Foundation, First Student Transportation, Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom, DuPont Lions, and Pepsi Company. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Jennifer Brownell at 253-983-2238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATER USE EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
In 2003, the State legislature passed the Municipal Water Law, directing the State Department of Health to adopt a rule establishing water use efficiency requirements for all municipal water suppliers. The goal of the rule is to conserve water for future generations and the environment.
The Town established supply side and demand side goals in July of 2008. Those goals are:
- Reduce distribution system “unaccounted for” water to 7% or less of total water production in each of the next 6 years.
- Initiate leak detection program using electronic listening devices to test 10% of water mains 30 years or older per calendar year.
- Provide response/repairs to all leaks within 24 hours of initial report to Town personnel.
- Reduce our average annual consumption per residential connection by 3% over the next 6 years.
- Provide water-saving tips to customers in the local newsletter, ”Around Town” at least quarterly.
- Provide free conservation products to customers, such as toilet leak detection tablets, irrigation gauges, and low flow shower heads where applicable.
- Provide free “water audits” by Town Water Department personnel upon request.
Report of Town Water Use Efficiency for 2015
Total Water Purchased…………243,447,113 gallons
Authorized Consumption…….…226,541,124 gallons
Distribution System Leakage……16,905,989 gallons
Distribution Leakage – Percent 6.94%
3 Year Annual Average 7.44%
The Town has provided 756 low flow shower heads to customers. Based on industry standards, this is an estimated annual savings of 2% of total water demand.
May 17, 2016 6:30 P.M.
Town Council Meeting Town Hall
Subject: Water Use Efficiency Public Forum
The Washington State Department of Health requires that water systems set goals for water use efficiency and to evaluate those goals annually. You are invited to a Public Forum on evaluating these goals.
Measures to be considered will be public education on:
Efficient plumbing fixtures
Homeowner leak detection
Irrigation and landscape efficiency
Typical residential water use
You can find more information about these goals at Town of Steilacoom Public Works, 1030 Roe St.
For more information on saving water indoors and outdoors check the following web sites:
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