John Caulfield (253) 983-7703 • Fax (253) 589-3774JCaulfield@cityoflakewood.us
City Manager

January 27th, 2017

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

City of Lakewood Receives 2015 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The City of Lakewood was recognized for excellence in governmental accounting and financial reporting  by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada(GFOA). The GFOA presented the award to Tho Kraus, Assistant City Manager of Administrative Service and Chief Financial Officer at the City of Lakewood, as the individual primarily responsible for preparing the 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report  . This award represents the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, for providing accurate and transparent information in aiding the pursuit of financial well-being. Read more about the certificate and recognition .

Happy Hearts Dinner Auction on February 4th 

'Caring for Kids' is organizing the annual Happy Hearts Dinner Auction on Saturday, February 4th. Caring for Kids puts on this annual fundraiser to support underserved children in the community. Last year, Caring for Kids distributed over eight thousand books, three thousand dental kits, many many meals and more. She addresses resources to tackle poverty together with other groups like St Leo Food Connection, Tillicum Community Center, and others. Email her at to buy a ticket for the dinner auction.

Save the Date! Father Daughter Dance February 25th

Boots ‘N Bling Father Daughter Dance 
This year, we are inviting daughters on the frontier to the annual Father Daughter Dance to shake up Lakewood. There will be a dance floor with music from a professional DJ, along with refreshments and snacks for all ages. The dance is western-themed and everyone is invited to dress in the spirit of the event. Take part in the "glow" booth with wigs, signs, and props for fun pictures to remember the traditional dance. Visit /parks-and-recreation/special-events/father-daughter-dance-event for more information.
Date: February 25, 2017, Saturday
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Where: McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College
                4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW 
               Lakewood, WA 98499
Cost: $25/pair (one father and one daughter), $10/each additional daughter
For more information on the event or to volunteer, contact Sally Martinez (253) 983-7758

 

Point Defiance Bypass Track and Signal Testing

Testing of the new Point Defiance Bypass signals and tracks    will occur in January and February 2017. Watch for trains traveling up to 79 mph between the Tacoma Dome Station and Nisqually, including the tracks that parallel Interstate 5 from South Tacoma, through Lakewood, Joint Base Lewis McChord and DuPont.

WSDOT wants to ensure you stay safe during this testing, so remember:

  • Trains will be traveling at speeds up to 79 mph
  • Trains may come from either direction, day or night
  • Wait for crossing arms to go up and/or lights to stop flashing before proceeding
  • Obey all signals at all times (pedestrians and vehicles)
  • Do not walk on or near the tracks
  • If police or flaggers are present, follow their directions

 

Looking for Active Residents to Serve on Community Advisory Boards

Are you an active member of the Lakewood community? The City of Lakewood is looking to fill a vacancies on our community adbisory boards  . Board members typically have some experience or expertise in the subject, are able to meet on a monthly basis, and serve for a specific number of months or years. For more specific information on each of the vacancies and for questions on how to apply, please refer to the descriptions linked below.

  • Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board.    Members work to identify and actively encourage the conservation of the City’s historic resources by establishing and maintaining a register of historic landmarks, landmark sites, historic special review districts, and conservation districts, among other responsibilities. 2 vacancies, through 12/31/2019.
  • Community Services Advisory Board    Members help to conduct public hearings, make recommendations to Council regarding community service fundings, among other responsibilities. 1 vacancy, through 12/15/2020.
  • Arts Commission    Members help to promote the visual, performing and literary arts and encourage the creative contribution of local artists, among other responsibilities. 1 vacancy through 10/15/2017.
  • Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board    Members make recommendations to Council regarding the Lakewood's Promise mission and youth development, among other responsibilities. 1 vacancy, through 5/21/2020.

 

New Issue of Lakewood Connections Magazine 

The latest issue of Lakewood Connections is out! Read about the latest on the city budget, local transportation and road projects, updates on Waughop Lake Trail and more. Find out about upcoming winter programming and activities like the Father Daughter Dance, the Ray Evans Fishing event, snowshoeing, and classes at the Senior Activity Center. Read the latest issue online   .

City Council

The City Council will be holding a special meeting on Monday, January 30, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 30, 2017 (Special Meeting) Joint Clover Park School District Board, 6:00 PM 
•    Facilities Advisory Committee recommendations
•    Youth Council update
•    Joint Quarterly CPSD and City of Lakewood Meetings

The City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Monday, February 6, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

February 6, 2017 Regular Meeting
•    Municipal Court Judge Swearing-In Ceremony
•    Proclamation declaring Toastmaster’s Week – Major Heath Dickinson, President, Lakewood Toastmasters Club
•    Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Update – Mr. Mark Lindquist
•    Youth Council Report
•    Clover Park School District Report 
•    Bid award Gravelly Lake and Nyanza and Ft. Steilacoom Park gateway signs 
•    Setting April 3, 2017 as the date for a public hearing on vacating a portion of Pacific Highway from Chicago Avenue and New York Avenue
•    Public Hearing on Six Year 2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program amendments re: Dekoven Drive traffic calming
•    Adopt accepting donations ordinance
•    Amending the parks code
•    Approve West-Pierce Fire agreement for emergency management coordinator services
•    Approve agreement to abate Golden Lion

January 20th, 2017

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Business showcase with Chambers Creek Veterinary Hospital, with Mary Oberson, Hospital Manager

The City Council recognized Chambers Creek Veterinary Hospital as this month's business showcase. The Chambers Creek Veterinary Hospital has committed many years to treating animals and providing exemplary service to the animal-owning residents of the area---its reputation precedes itself as an outstanding member of the business community in Lakewood. You can read more about the history and their specialty services in this month's Economic Development Business Showcase .

 

 

 

Point Defiance Bypass Track and Signal Testing

Testing of the new Point Defiance Bypass signals and tracks   will occur in January and February 2017. Watch for trains traveling up to 79 mph between the Tacoma Dome Station and Nisqually, including the tracks that parallel Interstate 5 from South Tacoma, through Lakewood, Joint Base Lewis McChord and DuPont.

WSDOT wants to ensure you stay safe during this testing, so remember:

  • Trains will be traveling at speeds up to 79 mph
  • Trains may come from either direction, day or night
  • Wait for crossing arms to go up and/or lights to stop flashing before proceeding
  • Obey all signals at all times (pedestrians and vehicles)
  • Do not walk on or near the tracks
  • If police or flaggers are present, follow their directions

 

Looking for Active Residents to Serve on Community Advisory Boards

Are you an active member of the Lakewood community? The City of Lakewood is looking to fill a vacancies on our community adbisory boards . Board members typically have some experience or expertise in the subject, are able to meet on a monthly basis, and serve for a specific number of months or years. For more specific information on each of the vacancies and for questions on how to apply, please refer to the descriptions linked below.

  • Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board.   Members work to identify and actively encourage the conservation of the City’s historic resources by establishing and maintaining a register of historic landmarks, landmark sites, historic special review districts, and conservation districts, among other responsibilities. 2 vacancies, through 12/31/2019.
  • Community Services Advisory Board   Members help to conduct public hearings, make recommendations to Council regarding community service fundings, among other responsibilities. 1 vacancy, through 12/15/2020.
  • Arts Commission   Members help to promote the visual, performing and literary arts and encourage the creative contribution of local artists, among other responsibilities. 1 vacancy through 10/15/2017.
  • Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board   Members make recommendations to Council regarding the Lakewood's Promise mission and youth development, among other responsibilities. 1 vacancy, through 5/21/2020.

Free Car Maintenance Workshops at Clover Park Technical College

Does your car drip? Ever wondered if a ‘spot’ on the ground came from your car? Want to learn how to properly maintain your car? Join the experts for a FREE Auto Leaks workshop - a $125 value. Open to everyone in Puget Sound. At this workshop you’ll: 

  • Get a free professional car health assessment from a certified automotive instructor. 
  • Learn how to identify and prevent leaks. 
  • Receive tips on repairing minor common leaks. 
  • Learn preventive maintenance. 
  • Leave the class with a FREE Vehicle Maintenance Check Kit and the confidence to talk to your mechanic.

Read more and register for a workshop at Fix Car Leaks   

New Issue of Lakewood Connections Magazine 

The latest issue of Lakewood Connections is out! Read about the latest on the city budget, local transportation and road projects, updates on Waughop Lake Trail and more. Find out about upcoming winter programming and activities like the Father Daughter Dance, the Ray Evans Fishing event, snowshoeing, and classes at the Senior Activity Center. Read the latest issue online  .

City Council

The City Council will be holding a study session on Monday, January 23, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 23, 2017 Study Session 
•    Chambers Creek Master Plan update. – Mr. Joseph Coppo, Pierce County Parks and Recreation
•    LED streetlights project update
•    Review of sponsorship guidelines
•    Parks CIP progress report
•    Legacy Plan Progress Report
•    Parks code update

Then immediately following the January 23, 2017 Council Study Session, the Council will hold a special meeting at the same location.  Agenda item for the special meeting include:

January 23, 2017 (Special Meeting) - Following Study Session
•    Confirmation of Municipal Court Judge appointment

The City Council will be holding a special meeting on Monday, January 30, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 30, 2017 (Special Meeting) Joint Clover Park School District Board, 6:00 PM 
•    Review of CPSD Board decision on school facilities

 

January 6th, 2017

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

City Council Proclamation and Recognition for Becky Huber

On Tuesday, January 3rd, City Council recognized Becky Huber for her commitment to preserving and memorializing the history of Lakewood.  She served as President of the Lakewood Historical Society for ten years, where she sought to celebrate Lakewood, and it's role in the development of the Pacific Northwest. Through the Society's work, she commemorated the landmarks and historical buildings that made up the community's identity. Becky Huber and the Lakewood Historical Society also hosted a variety of lectures, book talks, programming and other events. Lakewood City Council recognizes Becky Huber and thanks her for all her accomplishments. 

 

Proclamation for MLK Jr Day and Black History MonthDeputy Mayor Jason Whalen, Brittany Higgins, Carolina Robles and Dennis Higashiyama

Tuesday night, City Council proclaimed February as Black History Month and Monday January 16th as the Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service.  Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen presented the proclamation to Brittany Higgins, Carolina Robles and Dennis Higashiyama on behalf of Jo Ethel Smith, Founder of the MLK Committee. The City of Lakewood will again honor the distinguished legacy of Dr. King during the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Sharon McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College. You are invited to attend "The Dream in Person" with featured speaker Cinthia Illan-Vazquez (Daffodil Princess, Act Six Scholar, graduate of Clover Park High School and Whitworth University) and featured performers Morris Northcutt, the Prairie Bells, Harrison Prep School Choir, Reverend Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir.

When: Saturday. January 14th, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Sharon McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood
Free admission, free parking

 

Proclamation declaring January as School Board Recognition Month

City Council also proclaimed this month as School Board Recognition Month. The School Board Directors align school district resources to goals, build collaborated relationships,  and sustain community oversight for student achievement. Clover Park School District continues to outline a vision of high levels of learning and achievement for all students in the jurisdiction. The City Council thanks all members of the Clover Park School District Board of Directors, for their dedicated service in preparing today's students for tomorrow's world. 


Looking for Active Residents to Serve on Community Advisory Boards

Are you an active member of the Lakewood community? The City of Lakewood is looking to fill a single vacancy on three boards. Board members typically have some experience or expertise in the subject, are able to meet on a monthly basis, and serve for a specific number of months or years. For more specific information on each of the vacancies and for questions on how to apply, please refer to the descriptions linked below.

  • Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board. Members work to identify and actively encourage the conservation of the City’s historic resources by establishing and maintaining a register of historic landmarks, landmark sites, historic special review districts, and conservation districts, among other responsibilities.
  • Community Services Advisory Board Members help to conduct public hearings, make recommendations to Council regarding community service fundings, among other responsibilities.
  • Arts Commission Members help to promote the visual, performing and literary arts and encourage the creative contribution of local artists, among other responsibilities.
  • Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board Members make recommendations to Council regarding the Lakewood's Promise mission and youth development, among other responsibilities.

 

Point Defiance Bypass Track and Signal Testing

Testing of the new Point Defiance Bypass signals and tracks will occur in January and February 2017. Watch for trains traveling up to 79 mph between the Tacoma Dome Station and Nisqually, including the tracks that parallel Interstate 5 from South Tacoma, through Lakewood, Joint Base Lewis McChord and DuPont.

WSDOT wants to ensure you stay safe during this testing, so remember:

  • Trains will be traveling at speeds up to 79 mph
  • Trains may come from either direction, day or night
  • Wait for crossing arms to go up and/or lights to stop flashing before proceeding
  • Obey all signals at all times (pedestrians and vehicles)
  • Do not walk on or near the tracks
  • If police or flaggers are present, follow their directions

Orienteering Training & Race Tomorrow at Fort Steilacoom Park

You have a map, a compass, and a mission: To find all of the checkpoints (control markers) on your map in the least amount of time, relying on your own wits. Go solo or with a group: run, walk, it’s up to you! A perfect activity to get the whole family outdoors, finding checkpoints is like a treasure hunt. This activity also helps Scouts fulfill badge requirements. Cascade Orienteering Club is teaming up with Lakewood Parks and Rec to provide special newcomer instruction and training; followed by your choice of the beginner or intermediate course. Please bring your own compass if you would like to use it, compasses are optional and beginner and intermediate courses may be completed easily without one.

Where: Fort Steilacoom Park
When: Saturday January 7, 2017
Time: Registration opens at 9:30 AM
Beginner course between 1-2.5K
Intermediate course between 2-3K
Pre-Register: http://cascadeoc.org/event/winter- series-wiol-5/
More information online in our flyer

City Council

The City Council will be holding a study session on Monday, January 9, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 9th, 2017 Study Session

  • Economic Development update
  • Pavement Management system update
  • Review of Adult Family Homes
  • Review of citizens’ advisory boards, committees and commission 2017 Work Plans

The City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 17th, 2017 (Tuesday) Regular Meeting 

  • Business showcase - Chambers Creek Veterinary Hospital – Ms. Mary Oberson, Manager

  • AMTRAK update – Mr. David Smelser, Rail Capital Program Manager, WSDOT

  • Adopt City Council Rules amendments

  • Adopt citizens’ advisory boards, committees and commission 2017 Work Plans

  • Reports by the City Manager – North Clear Zone Strategy and Action Plan update; and review of accepting donations ordinance

     

January 13th, 2017

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

City of Lakewood earns IRWA Chapter 4 'Project of the Year' Award

Congratulations to the City of Lakewood, Brian Fagernes, and Kinnon Williams for the hard work they have put into the Gravelly Lake Way and Mount Tacoma Drive Improvement Project! The International Right of Way Association recognized their work to address accessibility and safety issues with a special award! The Puget Sound Chapter of IRWA adds that "proactive nature in which the City of Lakewood took on the project, as demonstrated by the multi-pronged team approach with the engineers, right of way agent, and legal counsel all sharing in contributions to the process, allowed the project to be completed without delays or controversy". 

 
 

Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration Tomorrow at Sharon McGavick Conference Center

Tomorrow from 10am to noon, the City of Lakewood will celebrate Dr King's dream and legacy. Join in to hear from Cinthia Illan-Vazquez, a hometown Act Six Scholar, Whitworth University Alumnus and Daffodil Princess.There will be more music and performances from trumpeter Morris Northcut, the Prairie Bells, Harrison Prep School Choir and  Reverend Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir. 

When: Saturday, 10 am to noon, January 14, 2017
Where: Clover Park Technical College, Sharon McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW

 

 

Point Defiance Bypass Track and Signal Testing

Testing of the new Point Defiance Bypass signals and tracks  will occur in January and February 2017. Watch for trains traveling up to 79 mph between the Tacoma Dome Station and Nisqually, including the tracks that parallel Interstate 5 from South Tacoma, through Lakewood, Joint Base Lewis McChord and DuPont.

WSDOT wants to ensure you stay safe during this testing, so remember:

  • Trains will be traveling at speeds up to 79 mph
  • Trains may come from either direction, day or night
  • Wait for crossing arms to go up and/or lights to stop flashing before proceeding
  • Obey all signals at all times (pedestrians and vehicles)
  • Do not walk on or near the tracks
  • If police or flaggers are present, follow their directions

 

 

Looking for Active Residents to Serve on Community Advisory Boards

Are you an active member of the Lakewood community? The City of Lakewood is looking to fill a single vacancy on three boards. Board members typically have some experience or expertise in the subject, are able to meet on a monthly basis, and serve for a specific number of months or years. For more specific information on each of the vacancies and for questions on how to apply, please refer to the descriptions linked below.

  • Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board.  Members work to identify and actively encourage the conservation of the City’s historic resources by establishing and maintaining a register of historic landmarks, landmark sites, historic special review districts, and conservation districts, among other responsibilities. 2 vacancies, through 12/31/2019.
  • Community Services Advisory Board  Members help to conduct public hearings, make recommendations to Council regarding community service fundings, among other responsibilities. 1 vacancy, through 12/15/2020.
  • Arts Commission  Members help to promote the visual, performing and literary arts and encourage the creative contribution of local artists, among other responsibilities. 1 vacancy through 10/15/2017.
  • Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board  Members make recommendations to Council regarding the Lakewood's Promise mission and youth development, among other responsibilities. 1 vacancy, through 5/21/2020.

Free Car Maintenance Workshops at Clover Park Technical College

Does your car drip? Ever wondered if a ‘spot’ on the ground came from your car? Want to learn how to properly maintain your car? Join the experts for a FREE Auto Leaks workshop - a $125 value. Open to everyone in Puget Sound. At this workshop you’ll: 

  • Get a free professional car health assessment from a certified automotive instructor. 
  • Learn how to identify and prevent leaks. 
  • Receive tips on repairing minor common leaks. 
  • Learn preventive maintenance. 
  • Leave the class with a FREE Vehicle Maintenance Check Kit and the confidence to talk to your mechanic.

Read more and register for a workshop at Fix Car Leaks  

New Issue of Lakewood Connections Magazine 

The latest issue of Lakewood Connections is out! Read about the latest on the city budget, local transportation and road projects, updates on Waughop Lake Trail and more. Find out about upcoming winter programming and activities like the Father Daughter Dance, the Ray Evans Fishing event, snowshoeing, and classes at the Senior Activity Center. Read the latest issue online .

City Council

The City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 17, 2017 (Tuesday) Regular Meeting
•    Business showcase. - Chambers Creek Veterinary Hospital – Ms. Mary Oberson, Manager
•    AMTRAK update – Mr. David Smelser, Rail Capital Program Manager, WSDOT
•    Adopt City Council Rules amendments
•    Adopt citizens’ advisory boards, committees and commission 2017 Work Plans
•    Reports by the City Manager – North Clear Zone Strategy and Action Plan update; and review of accepting donations ordinance

The City Council will be holding a study session on Monday, January 23, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 23, 2017 Study Session
•    Chambers Creek Master Plan update. – Mr. Joseph Coppo, Pierce County Parks and Recreation
•    Parks CIP Progress Report
•    Legacy Plan Progress Report
•    Review of sponsorship guidelines
•    Parks code update
•    LED streetlights project update

The City Council will be holding a special meeting on Monday, January 30, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 30, 2017 (Special Meeting) Joint Clover Park School District Board, 6:00 PM 
•    Review of CPSD Board decision on school facilities

December 30th, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Orienteering Training & Race on January 7th

You have a map, a compass, and a mission: To find all of the checkpoints (control markers) on your map in the least amount of time, relying on your own wits. Go solo or with a group: run, walk, it’s up to you! A perfect activity to get the whole family outdoors, finding checkpoints is like a treasure hunt. This activity also helps Scouts fulfill badge requirements. Cascade Orienteering Club is teaming up with Lakewood Parks and Rec to provide special newcomer instruction and training; followed by your choice of the beginner or intermediate course. Please bring your own compass if you would like to use it, compasses are optional and beginner and intermediate courses may be completed easily without one.

Where: Fort Steilacoom Park
When: Saturday January 7, 2017
Time: Trainings begin at 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM
Beginner course between 1-2.5K
Intermediate course between 2-3K
Pre-Register: http://cascadeoc.org/event/winter- series-wiol-5/
More information online in our flyer

Parks Special Events: Save the Date! Martin Luther King J Celebration, Father Daughter Dance

Lakewood's 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Celebration, "The Dream in Person" with featured speaker Cinthia Illan-Vazquez (Daffodil Princess, Act Six Scholar, graduate of Clover Park High School and Whitworth University) and featured performers Morris Northcutt, the Prairie Bells, Harrison Prep School Choir, Reverend Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir.

When: Saturday. January 14th, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Sharon McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood
Free admission, free parking
More information online at our special events page flyer for MLK Jr Day.  

The Boots 'n Bling Father Daughter Dance: Get your dancing boots on and create memories with your daughter on this wonderful night! Country western theme with casual or semi-formal attire. Snacks, photo booth, DJ and dancing. Register now at active.com

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Sharon McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood 
More information online at the special events flyer for the dance .

Snow and Ice Response Priorities

Winter is here! When cold weather comes, take extra time and planning to reach your destination safely. Lakewood Public Works will be working to keep your daily commute free of hazards. Take a moment to review your route on our priority response map for snow and ice(PDF) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springbrook Park Improvements

The Parks Department, Public Works Department, and City of Lakewood are continuously working to make better infrastructure, attractive environments, and ensure a sustainable and high standard of living for all residents. Some of this work includes expansion of Springbrook Park and installation of new equipment, as well as work on new sidewalks, lighting, signals and lanes on Bridgeport Way. Learn more about the City's efforts work to-date in this blog post and find photos  of what's in store.

City Council

The City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 beginning at 7:00pm in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW. Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 3, 2017 (Tues) Regular Meeting 
•    Proclamation recognizing Becky Huber
•    Proclamation MLK Day and Black History month
•    Proclamation declaring January as School Board recognition month
•    Youth Council Report
•    Clover Park School District Report 
•    Appointing members to Arts Commission
•    Appointing member to Public Safety Advisory Committee 
•    Approve amendments to Legacy Plan
•    Approve agreement with Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare for mental health services  
•    Reports by the City Manager - Review of 2017 Council liaisons to citizens advisory boards and committees and external committees; and review of City Council Rules amendments

The City Council will be holding a study session on Monday, January 9, 2017, beginning at 7:00pm, in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW. Agenda items for the meeting include:

January 9th, 2017 Study Session 
•    Economic Development Update
•    Pavement Management Index Report
•    Review of citizens' advisory boards, committees and commission 2017 Work Plans
•    Review of Central Business District Marketing Analysis (tentative)
•    Review of Adult Family Homes(tentative)

January 17th, 2017 (Tuesday) Regular Meeting 
•    Business showcase
•    AMTRAK Update - Mr. David Smelser, Rail Capital Program Manager, WSDOT
•    Adopt City Council Rules amendments
•    Adopt citizens' advisory boards, committees and commission 2017 Work Plans
•    Reports by the City Manager - North Clear Zone Strategy and Action Plan Update; review of accepting donations ordinance; and 2017 City Council Retreat

January 23rd, 2017 Study Session
•    Chambers Creek Master Plan update
•    Parks CIP Progress Report
•    Legacy Plan Progress Report
•    Review of sponsorship guidelines
•    Adult Family Homes Update (tentative)