- Council Meeting – October 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall
- Civil Service – October 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center.
- Planning Commission – October 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – October 26, 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 43rd annual Steilacoom Apple Squeeze is coming Sunday, October 2 from 10-4 in historic downtown Steilacoom. Come press apples into cider, stroll the street fair of hand- made crafts, listen to toe-tapping music all day. Providing music are Curlew’s Call, Steve and Kristi Nebel and Barleywine Revue. Eat great food including apple pie and ice cream in Town Hall and cider floats! Pick up some award-winning pre-squeezed cider by Lattin’s Country Cider Mill. Children’s activities will be available, the Steilacoom Tribal Museum and the Steilacoom Historical Museum will be open and there will be pony rides from noon to 4. See spinning and weaving demonstrations, and browse the vintage and reproduction apple labels in Town Hall. Bring a fruit and a leaf and our apple ID experts will tell you about your apple tree. Wander through the Nathaniel Orr historic orchard, visit the Orr Wagon Shop and check out the museum. For more information call 253-584-4133.
Street Light LED Conversion Project:
The contractor continues to work converting street lights to LED heads/lights on the west side of Town. The lights installed to-date included a diffuser purchased by the Town to mitigate the impacts in the residential areas. The diffuser appears to be causing a “diamond-type” sparkle effect at the light itself. Given resident comments, we requested and the contractor installed lights along Sequalish Street without the diffuser to provide a comparison to determine if we should continue using the diffuser or not. Please view both areas and provide the Mayor, Mark, or me your opinions.
School Emphasis Patrols:
Public Safety officers as part of our community oriented policing objective, will be highly visible in, at, and around the schools.
If you observe suspicious activity, please contact Public Safety – non-emergency number – 798-4721 as soon as possible
Streets and Storm:
The crew performed sidewalk maintenance, maintained storm drains, swept streets, and worked with the contractor on Roe Street.
Roe Street Project:
Tucci & Sons’ crews ground the roadway on Thursday and as of this writing was laying the first lift of asphalt. Traffic delays are occurring. Please utilize alternate routes when possible. The “gap” sidewalks are scheduled to be poured next week and then the second lift of asphalt will be installed.
The crew worked with the contractor installing the LED street lights, responded to an unplanned power outage in the Shannon Street area caused by faulty wire, performed utility customer disconnections/reconnections due to nonpayment, installed services in the 300 block of Puyallup Street and on 4th Street, trouble shot light issues at the ferry dock, and performed other system maintenance and month end projects.
The crew repaired the Marietta Street lift station pump #2 and the Cormorant lift station pump #2 due to foreign material being in the waste stream. We continue to have issues with materials being flushed into the system in these areas such as disposable/flushable wipes which plug the pumps. Additionally, staff worked with a customer on a water leak in the 400 section of Gove Street, mowed and removed other vegetation from around the facilities, worked with Lakewood Water District at the interties, inspected a sewer service in the 800 block of 5th Street, installed two services on 4th Street, and performed other system maintenance.
Parks, Buildings and Grounds:
The crew mowed and performed grounds maintenance at: Town Hall; Perkins(2x); Cherrydale; Webber Court; Pioneer; Byrd Mill; Madrona Entrance; Manitoba. Additionally, the barked the front flower beds at the Community Center, replaced a soap dispenser at the DSHS office, installed a water restricted in one of the rooms at the Community Center, prepared for the Apple Squeeze, and performed other grounds and building maintenance.