By Paul Loveless, Steilacoom Town Administrator
The Town of Steilacoom was awarded funding for the following projects:
- Main Street grind and overlay from Sequalish Street to Lafayette Street. – Award amount of $177,934 of an estimated total project cost of $197,704. This project will be done in coordination with a wire replacement and electrical system upgrade in that same area.
- Sequalish Street reconstruction from Main Street to Union Avenue. This project will continue the street cross-section built on Lexington Street of two eleven foot drive lanes, two five foot bike lanes, and two five foot sidewalks. Utility work will also be done within the project scope. Award amount of $1,743,404 of an estimated total project cost of $2,682,160.
Congratulations to Mark Burlingame, Ken Cox, and our consulting engineers from Gray and Osborne for their success on these applications.
- Council Meeting – November 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Planning Commission – November 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
- Preservation and Review Board – November 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall
- Civil Service – December 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center.
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.
Thanksgiving: Town offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22, for Thanksgiving and Friday the 23rd.
Leaves and Flooding: As Winter approaches, falling leaves can combine with heavy rains to cause problems. Leaves in street gutters can clog storm drains, potentially causing flooding of neighborhood streets. Citizens can help by promptly removing fallen leaves averting potential flooding and pollution to local creeks may be prevented. Everyone should check storm drains near their property to make sure they are free of leaves and debris, and they should rake leaves away from storm drains and dispose of them with the yard waste. Do not remove the grate! Street sweepers cannot pick up large piles of leaves, so please do not rake or blow leaves from your property into the street.
Street and Storm Crew: The Crew swept, cleaned storm water control structures, man holes, catch basins, and performed other right-of-way maintenance.
Lexington/Sequalish Street: The contractor and staff performed a project walk-through to develop a “punch-list” of items to be completed including installation of permanent handrails.
Water/Sewer Crew: The Water/Sewer Crew assisted the Street Crew in cleaning catch basins, assisted the Electric Crew with two unplanned power outages, and continued to assist on the SCADA system upgrade.
Electric Crew: The Electric Crew continued working on the SCADA system upgrade and responded to two unplanned power outages.
- 1800 block of Commercial Street. Secondary outaged created by wire failure resulting in a ½ power situation impacting one (1) residence.
- A primary outage occurred on Ira Light in the vicinity of Queets Street impacting approximately twelve homes. We are currently investigating and trying to determine the cause of the outage. Power has been restored to the residence while the investigation continues.
Buildings and Grounds Crew: The Crew removed leaves from various parks and continued winterizing the irrigation systems in the parks. They also installed replacement arborvitae near the bell tower and planted a tree near the Public Safety Building.