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Coffee with the Mayor - August 10, 2012

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Friday, August 10, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. We will meet in the resource center at St. Clare Hospital, 4908 112th Street SW, in Lakewood.

Our guest speaker will be Police Lieutenant Steve Mauer who will make a presentation on how to survive an active shooter situation.

If you have any questions, please contact Deanne Wegmann at (253) 589-2489. I hope to see you there!

Mayor Douglas G. Richardson

Lakewood Community to Host Sixth Annual Disaster Preparedness Day

Would you and your family be ready if a disaster were to strike tomorrow? West Pierce Fire & Rescue, The City of Lakewood, Lakewood YMCA and the Lakewood Lowe’s will be hosting the sixth annual “Disaster Preparedness Day” on August 11th, 2012. The event will take place at the Lakewood Lowe’s located at 100th & Lakewood Drive SW from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come and join us for a day of learning how to take care of your family in a disaster! Some highlights of Disaster Preparedness Day:

  • Learn how to assemble a disaster kit
  • Learn about our own Community Emergency Response Team
  • American Red Cross will provide disaster preparedness education
  • Pierce County Department of Emergency Management will be providing educational materials and give tours of their Mobile Command vehicle
  • There will free raffle for disaster preparedness items

The first 100 families will receive some supplies to start a disaster kit of their own.

Come and join us for Disaster Preparedness Day! If you have questions or for more information please contact Colleen Adler at (253) 983-4564.

Coffee with the Mayor - July 13, 2012

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Friday, July 13, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. We will meet in the Resource Center at St. Clare Hospital, 4908 112th Street SW, in Lakewood.

Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board (LHAB) members will screen their video Preserving Our Heritage and will give a presentation.

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Assistant Deanne Wegmann at (253) 589-2489. I hope to see you there!

Mayor Douglas G. Richardson

City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 7/27/2012

July 27, 2012
To:     Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Emergency management training: Several City staff attended a three-day Emergency Operation Center training provided by FEMA. Many community partners, including West Pierce Fire, St. Clare Hospital, TPC Health Department and JBLM, also attended.  It is vital that this community wide support is in place when and if a major event occurs. 
  • Paving Murray Road and 150th Street: Crews will be paving 150th Street between Spring Street and Murray Road on Thursday, August 2nd. Murray Road between the JBLM Logistics Gate and I-5 will be paved on the night of Friday, August 3rd starting at 7:30pm and is expected to go into early Saturday morning. Delays in the vicinity of the Throne Lane Interchange at I-5 are expected both nights as crews prepare and complete the work. Construction within the corridor is expected to be completed in August.
  • City activates new traffic signal: The Public Works Department activated a new (replacement) traffic signal at the intersection of Gravelly Lake Dr and 100th St this week.  The new signal has many safety improvements including audible pedestrian push buttons, Braille pedestrian signage, countdown pedestrian heads, flashing yellow left turn arrows, signal head back plates with reflective tape and internally illuminated street name signs.  The contractor will construct new ADA crosswalk ramps within the next few weeks.
  • Awesome Artful Antics Camp:  Last week campers enjoyed an art-filled week learning about many different mediums of self-expression including music, dance, drawing, painting and theatre. They visited Lakewold Gardens, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass. The campers finished off the week with a talent show and art showcase.
  • Camp Create:  Over 50 campers enjoyed fun games, crazy crafts and a virtual safari at the City of Lakewood's $5/day Day Camp. Last week’s theme was "Silly Safari" and the campers, counselors and volunteers had a good time. This next week’s theme is "All the Places You’ll Go".  Campers will play games, make crafts and enjoy activities all based off the wonderful world of Dr. Suess.

Human Services Funding Available

The City of Lakewood is now accepting applications for Human Services funding. Funds will be available for services provided January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Lakewood City Council has identified priorities for funding in 2013 to be: Basic Needs, Safety, Health and Education. Applicants seeking to receive human services funding by the City of Lakewood for 2013 must provide core services to Lakewood citizens in one or more of the four priority areas. New applicants must create an eCImpact account. The registration and application process is accessed by clicking on this link: 2012 City of Lakewood Application for Funding. For additional information on the application process, please contact Kim Dodds, Human Services Coordinator at (253) 983-7756.