- Council Meeting – January 7, 2020, at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Planning Commission – January 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Civil Service Commission – January 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center.
- Preservation and Review Board – January 22, 2019 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 once approved.
The Public Safety office and the Public Works office will close at noon on December 24th and the Community Center will close at 2 PM on the 24th. All offices will be closed on December 25th.
In-Home Security Cameras:
There has been a recent increase around the country in unauthorized access being gained to in-home security cameras. Some of the vulnerabilities have been reportedly tied to user credentials. The Public Safety Department recommends any owner(s) of in-home security cameras to contact their device manufacturer to ensure the most up-to-date security protocols are in place, and to use caution when choosing where to install such cameras.
Here are references to a few recent online stories discussing the issue, as well as the typical causes of the problem, and manners in which users can enhance their own security regarding the devices (it seems to be related to owners using the same login information for their camera security as their other online accounts, and hackers testing those credentials across multiple platforms):
If you observe suspicious activity, please contact Public Safety – non-emergency number – (253) 798-4721 as soon as possible. To anonymously report suspicious activity please email the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Water, water, water, everywhere. All the crews responded to various issues throughout Town created by the torrential rains. These events included: 1) landslides in the Tunnel of Trees impating Steilacoom Boulevard, 2) water entering the lower level of Town Hall, 3) 5th Street Waterway flooding, 4) water over the roadway on Chambers Creek Road, 5) localized flooding.
Streets and Storm:
The crew responded to water related event and performed other maintenance activities.
The crew continued working on the Sunnyside pump station replacing a contactor on pump #3; replaced a contactor on the Cormorant lift station pump #2; performed the annual crane inspection; attended arc flash training; assisted the water crew and the street crew throughout the week; responded to water related events; and performed other system maintenance.
The crew responded to water related events and assisted the Streets and Storm crew.
Parks, Buildings and Grounds:
The crew assisted by the Cedar Creek Work Crew chipped the Short Street Trail extension; responded to water related events; and performed other buildings and grounds maintenance activities.
Friends of the Steilacoom Library Speaker Series:
The Friends of the Steilacoom Library and the Steilacoom Historical Museum along with Humanities Washington, are partnering to bring back the historical speaker series. All events are at 3 PM at the Museum.
December 13: David Buerge, Who Was Chief Seattle?
January 10: John Jensen, The Roots of Ron ‘N’ Roll … From the 1920s to the 1960s.
February 14: Lane Sample, Life at Fort Nisqually
March 13: Karen Haas, Pioneer Memories, Future Dreams: Ezra Jane Meeker.
Santa Around Town:
Santa along with his band of merry elves and reindeer will be proceeding through Town on Friday the 20th between 5 PM and 7:30 PM with a stop at Saltar’s Point School at approximately 7:30 PM. Toys will only be distributed at Saltar’s Point School this year.
Census 2020: You Count
Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on Census Bureau data. Locally census statistics are used to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools and emergency services. Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.
In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will implement new technology to make it easier than ever to respond to the census. For the first time, people will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. The bureau will use data that the public has already provided to reduce follow up visits. And, the bureau is building an accurate address list and automating its field operations—all while keeping the public’s information confidential and safe.
For those who do not complete the census on or by Census Day (April 1, 2020), in-person house visits will occur. Residents may also see people canvassing neighborhoods to check addresses.Print This Post