- Council Meeting – September 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall
- Civil Service – September 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center.
- Planning Commission – September 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – August 24, 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.
The Farmers’ Market runs every Wednesday from 3 PM to 7 PM in downtown Steilacoom. Come visit over 50 vendors including farmers, crafters, prepared foods, etc.
Farmers’ Markets play a vital role in forming healthy, local food systems. By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture, sharing recipes, and exposing them to new foods. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier.
Summer Concert Series:
The 2016 Summer Concert series is underway and will continue every Wednesday through the end of August. Concerts are held in Pioneer Park starting at 6:30 PM. The complete concert schedule is available on the Town’s official website. Wally and the Beaves (Golden Age of Rock and Roll) are the featured artists for Wednesday, August 17th.
With the warm weather upon us, many people are enjoying our parks. While enjoying the parks, please remember to secure your vehicles and not leave any valuable objects in plain sight. Use of alcohol and marijuana is not allowed in any of our parks at any times by anyone.
Active Shooter Training:
On Wednesday the 17th, Steilacoom School District will conduct “active shooter” training at Steilacoom High School. The Steilacoom Police Department along with representatives from many other local police departments will be participating.
Streets and Storm:
The crew spent the week performing rights-of-way maintenance and focused on painting crosswalks, stop bars, curbs, and other traffic control markings, along with street sweeping.
We anticipate these projects will continue for the next several weeks, weather permitting.
Sentinel Way Project:
Street striping is scheduled for August 18th. A planned power outage for SHS is scheduled on August 19th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM to transfer power service from the existing line to the new line installed in conjunction with this project.
Lexington Street Project:
The contractor focused on the storm water system, connecting area drains, and trench rehabilitation. Next week, they are scheduled to continue work on trench rehabilitation. The road remains closed to all but local access.
Roe Street Project:
The Roe Street grind and overlay project’s contracts are currently being circulated for signatures. Once all parties have signed, we will schedule a preconstruction meeting.
The crew continued work on the Sentinel Way project in preparation for the planned outage scheduled for August 19th to transfer the service to the new wire. Additionally, they installed both a regular and a temporary service, attended the street light retrofit pre-construction meeting, and performed other system maintenance.
Street Light Retrofit Project:
The preconstruction meeting was held on Thursday for the street light retrofit project. Due to the size of the project and the long lead time to obtain the materials, the project is expected to commence in October and go through December.
The crew continued jetting sewers, cleaning around manholes and performing hydrant and valve maintenance. This work is scheduled for the next several weeks. Additionally, the crew raised the manhole at Rigney Road and Marietta Street, replaced a manhole cover and lid on Steilacoom Boulevard, reviewed the plans for the Tasanee development, and performed other system maintenance.
Parks, Buildings and Grounds:
Staff prepared for and recovered from the Farmers’ Market and summer concerts, mowed parks and grounds, and performed other building and maintenance projects. Staff is also currently working on handrails to be installed on the 4th Street trail.
Steilacoom Annual Town-wide Garage Sale:
Saturday, August 13, 2016 9 AM – 4 PM
The annual Steilacoom Town-wide garage sale, sponsored by the Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th, rain or shine.
Dig out those treasures hidden away in your attics, closets, garages and other dark spaces and bring them to Steilacoom!
Rent a space on the Town tennis courts or sip sun tea in your yard and let the people come to you! This popular event will be advertised via local media (Steilacoom, Lakewood, DuPont & beyond), so there will be many opportunities for buyers to find “just the thing you are looking for!” Street maps will be available showing the addresses of those participating at their residences.
This is a fundraising event to support scholarships for local students. The Chamber greatly appreciates your participation and donations.
A Goodwill truck will be parked on Wilkes Street from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM to collect any unsold items that you would like to donate.
Application fees are as follows: 15’ X 15’ space on the tennis court: $25.00; registration and inclusion of your address on the street map: $10.00.
Registration forms are available on the Chamber of Commerce website at www.steilacoomchamber.com or at Espresso By The Bay, 1203 Rainier Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388. Completed forms, along with your check made payable to Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce, should be returned in person or by mail to Espresso By The Bay at the above address. Forms must be received not later than August 10th if you want your address on the street map, and by August 12th if you would like a space on the tennis court.
Please contact Donna Herting at 253-241-6266 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
National Drive Electric, Sunday 18 September Noon to 2 PM, Pot Luck Picnic, Sunnyside Beach in Steilacoom, WA! Hope you can sign up and attend…..
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
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Registered attendees report 229,201 electric miles driven.
Fred Hutch’s Obliteride is Coming Through Steilacoom:
Cheer on the riders as they pedal to help cure cancer faster
More than 1,400 people are signed up to ride in the largest Obliteride ever. “We’re excited so many people are riding this year and we’re urging people to make posters and come cheer us on as we ride through your neighborhood,” said Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “Even better, come ride with us! There’s still time to sign up.”
People interested in riding or cheering on the riders can find maps of the routes on the Obliteride website.
Obliteride has routes for everyone, from rookies to road warriors, ranging from 10 to 165 miles. The 10-mile family ride around Seattle’s Lake Union is an easy pedal that takes about an hour and needs no training. One lane along Westlake and Eastlake avenues will be coned off for the ride, so it’s a good option for the entire family. Funds raised from this route benefit women’s cancer research at Fred Hutch.
Obliteride has raised nearly $7 million in just three years for lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch; 100 percent of every dollar raised goes to the Hutch. People interested in participating can still sign up to ride, donate or volunteer. Riders have until Sept. 15 to complete their fundraising.
Obliteride is much more than a bike ride. It’s a weekend filled with parties, live entertainment and delicious food. All riders are treated to a kickoff party at Gas Works Park on Friday, Aug. 12, which includes a Tom Douglas salmon dinner. The Friday kickoff party is a private event to thank the riders who are required to raise at least $500 to participate.
To be part of Obliteride this weekend, sign up to ride or volunteer at www.obliteride.org.
Obliteride is maniacally focused on FUNding cancer research at Fred Hutch and ultimately, ending cancer. We ride together annually, focusing on possibilities, embracing our fears and celebrating discovery. It’s fun, focused and full of energy! Learn more at www.obliteride.org.Print This Post