- Council Meeting – July 5, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall
- Civil Service – July 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center.
- Planning Commission – June 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – June 29, 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.
Steilacoom Historical School District:
Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 will host a community forum on Monday, June 13, 2016, at 7:00 pm, in the Steilacoom High School Main Gymnasium to meet and ask questions of the finalist candidates for the position of Steilacoom High School Principal. Each candidate will have a 30 minute opportunity to answer questions submitted by those in attendance. Public questions will be taken, in writing, beginning at 6:45 p.m.
The final candidates (in order of speaking) are: Mr. Darrin Lowry, Principal at Elma High School in Elma School District , Mr. David Chappell, Principal at Tenino High School in Tenino School District and Mr. Michael Miller, Assistant Principal, Steilacoom High School.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend
Eagle Scout Projects:
One of our local Boy Scouts, Ammon Quackenbush, as his Eagle Scout project, is extending the enhancement of the non-motorized trail on Worthington Street from Galloway to Roe St. He is organizing this as both a Scout and community project. Volunteers are welcome to join the Scouts this Saturday, 11 June, meeting at Webber Court at 9 AM. Ammon is providing refreshments.
Another local Eagle Scout candidate, Ethan Wagner, will be creating a new entrance to the 4th Street trail at the top of Saltar’s Point Estates (Joey Hollow). The project consists of installing stairs along the slope and other enhancements. This project will be occurring on Saturday, June 11th at 9:30 AM. Volunteers are welcome to help/
The Farmers’ Market runs every Wednesday from 3 PM to 7 PM in downtown Steilacoom.
Summer Concert Series:
The 2016 Summer Concert series’ schedule has been announced and is posted on the Town’s official website at townofsteilacoom.com. The concert series starts June 29th and runs through August 31.
Fireworks – Possession and/or Use:
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.
Streets and Storm:
The crew concentrated on reviewing submittals for the Sentinel Way project, spraying noxious weeds based upon requests from the Pierce County Noxious Weed Control Board, mowed storm drain control facilities on the west side of Town and around the Public Safety building, assisted the Parks Crew preparing for the Eagle Scout project, and maintaining/mowing rights-of-ways.
The crew replaced a wooden street light pole at 1st and Wallace Street, terminated cables on Lexington Street to be used for future improvements, assisted the Water Crew, and performed other system maintenance.
The crew assisted the Parks Department supporting Eagle Scout projects and performed other system maintenance.
Parks, Buildings and Grounds:
Staff continued repairing, charging, and adjusting sprinkler systems and drinking fountains, mowed parks and grounds, supported the Farmers’ Market, and prepared for the Eagle Scout projects.
Thank you to the Garden Club which donated $1,000 towards the cost of purchasing the flower baskets.
Pierce Conservation District – Rain Barrel Presentation
The Pierce Conservation District is teaming up with Dan Borba of Natural Rainwater to host a booth at the Steilacoom Farmers Market on June 22nd. Dan will have rain barrels available for purchase and will be taking orders, while answering people’s questions on rain barrels and rain water harvesting.
Rain barrels are an effective way to capture rain water from your roof and use it for watering your garden and plants. It can also help prevent storm water pollution by diverting your downspout away from hard surfaces and the pollutants that accumulate there. While at the market, you can learn about the Conservation District’s programs and opportunities to get involved in habitat and water quality projects.
The market, located at 1700 Lafayette St., runs from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. that day.
Interested in volunteering in your community?
Steilacoom Summer Day Camp needs you! Give an hour or even 15 minutes. Tell the kids about your job, teach a skill or sport, lead a project or an activity.
Contact for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steilacoom Summer Youth Program
K-6 Summer Day Camp
6-9 Middle School Field Trips
9-12 Volunteer Camp Counselor
Contact for more info: email@example.com 253-581-1076
Don’t forget to register your kids for Before/After School care for the Fall!
Junior Explorers with Ms. Melody:
- Come explore with us! Class will prepare 3 – 6 year olds for school success. We’ll sing, dance and explore new things while learning letters, numbers and so much more!
- Class meets at the Steilacoom Community Center, Monday – Thursday from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. starting in September. Cost is $250 per month
- Register at the Steilacoom Community Center. Cash or check only please. Questions? Call 253-983-2056