Brynn Grimley (253) 983-7761 • Fax (253) 589-3774 • bgrimley@cityoflakewood.us
Communications Manager

July 1, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Fireworks in Lakewood

Independence Day is right around the corner, which means some residents will be using fireworks to celebrate the holiday.

According to the Lakewood Municipal Code , it is legal to discharge fireworks from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., July 3-5.

In Washington State it is unlawful to sell fireworks to any person under 16 years of age. It is the responsibility of any seller of fireworks to obtain and/or require proof of age of any consumer at time of purchase.

Permissible consumer fireworks specifically include dipped sticks and sparklers, ground and hand-held sparkling devices, cylindrical or cone fountains, wheels, ground spinners, filter sparklers, smoke devices, helicopters, roman candles, mines or shells and illuminating torches.

The following fireworks are not legal within the District: fireworks, sky rockets, bottle rockets, M-80’s, M-100’s or larger cherry bombs, tennis ball bombs, pipe bombs, tampered, altered or homemade fireworks. To see photos and descriptions of what fireworks are permitted and prohibited, please visit this link , provided by the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office.

June 24, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

SummerFEST: July 9

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Annual SummerFEST
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 9
  • WHERE: Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 97th Avenue SW, Lakewood, WA
  • COST: Free

Oh, you thought the big summer parties in the City of Lakewood were finished? Not even close.

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, the City of Lakewood will hold its 20th Annual SummerFEST celebration, presented by CHI Franciscan, America’s Credit Union and Navy Federal Credit Union.

The event will feature an entire day’s worth of activities, entertainment, food and fun:

June 10, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

20th Anniversary Summer Celebration

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the community converged on Lakewood City Hall to celebrate the City's 20th Anniversary Summer Event: Celebrating Our Dynamic Future.

The day started off with a mini-parade featuring students from the Clover Park School District, as well as others. The 5,000 or so people who attended the celebration were treated to sun-soaked backdrops and temperatures in the high 80's, mouth-watering food from the City's first Mobile Food Fest, music from The Aprhodisiacs and local performers, booths, displays, scavenger hunts, balloon and fake tattoo artists and much, much more.

Speakers included Mayor Don Anderson , former Mayor and current Pierce County Councilmember Doug Richardson, even our state legislator, Rep. Dick Muri, as well as countless others, about how far our City has come in the past 20 years.

May 27, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

In One Week: City's 20th Anniversary Summer Celebration

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Summer Event “Celebrating Our Dynamic Future!"
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016
  • WHERE: Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW

The countdown is on to the City of Lakewood’s biggest birthday bash in its history.

On June 4, 2016, the City will hold its 20th Anniversary Summer Party. This event runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., outside Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW.

Everyone is invited to this outdoor event that will feature something for everyone, including Lakewood’s first mobile food fest, fun activities for the entire family and entertainment headlined by The Afrodisiacs and much, much more.

Best part? With the exception of the mouth-watering dishes at the mobile food fest, everything is FREE. Still not convinced? Check out this jam-packed lineup of reasons to attend.

June 17, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

20th Anniversary Letter-Writing Competition, Student Murals Book

The City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Summer Event  on June 4 celebrated the community’s future – its youth – by showcasing its many talents.

The community got a glimpse of that talent via the event’s official letter-writing competition – which asked students their vision for City’s future - and student murals. The letter-writing competition winners, as well as artwork submitted by students, were on display during the event.

In case you missed any of it, the City of Lakewood has posted a .pdf of the official booklet on its website .

Again, the City of Lakewood thanks all of the youth who participated and congratulates those included in the book. As the event’s slogan alludes to, Lakewood truly does have a dynamic future.

June 3, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

It's Finally Here - City of Lakewood's 20th Anniversary Summer Celebration

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the City will hold its 20th Anniversary Summer Event - perhaps the biggest summer celebration in our City's history.

This event runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., outside Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW.

Everyone is invited to this outdoor event that will feature something for everyone, including Lakewood’s first mobile food fest, fun activities for the entire family and entertainment headlined by The Afrodisiacs and much, much more.

Best part? With the exception of the mouth-watering dishes at the mobile food fest, everything is FREE. Still not convinced? Check out this jam-packed lineup  of reasons to attend.

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Summer Event “Celebrating Our Dynamic Future!"
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016
  • WHERE: Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW

Everyone is invited to this outdoor event that will feature something for everyone, including Lakewood’s first mobile food fest, fun activities for the entire family and entertainment headlined by The Afrodisiacs and much, much more.

Best part? With the exception of the mouth-watering dishes at the mobile food fest, everything is FREE. Still not convinced? Check out this jam-packed lineup  of reasons to attend:

May 20, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Reminder: Gravelly Lake Drive Closure

The City of Lakewood is installing three large, water quality vaults at various locations throughout the City as part of the Outfall Water Quality Vaults Project.

Construction at one location, near Ponce De Leon Creek, will require the closure of Gravelly Lake Drive between Avondale Rd SW and Main St SW. Traffic will be detoured through Lakewood Towne Center during the closure. Details for the closure are as follows:

When
  • Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. to Monday, May 23 at 6 a.m.
Where
  • Gravelly Lake Drive will be closed/barricaded between Avondale Road SW and Main Stree. SW to all traffic, with the exception of local traffic to select businesses and residences. A detour route (See Map) will be available during closure hours.
Why
  • Installation of a large water quality vault and storm upgrades will improve water quality to storm surface water entering Ponce De Leon Creek/Lake Steilacoom.

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