City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 7/30/10

July 30, 2010
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Human Services Staff Relocate Family: Human Services staff assisted with relocating nine individuals after a Lakewood's building inspector was forced to close down a single-family dwelling. The structure was illegally and unsafely converted to a multi-family complex. Human services partnered with Lakewood Area Shelter Association and Centro Latino to support families with their relocation efforts. Additional support was provided by the Lakewood Fire Department.
  • Economic Development Director speaks at Lakewood United: On July 29th, Economic Development Director Ellie Chambers Grady spoke at Lakewood United. The topic was "Economic Development in Lakewood - An Update. The presentation provided updates to various projects and business activity in Lakewood. The PowerPoint presented at Lakewood United is available for public viewing under the Economic Development tab on the City's website.
  • CSRT Conducts CPR/AED Class For Police Department: CSRT Staff CSO Gail Conelly provided CPR/Automated External Defibrillator(AED) training to 53 staff members and co-instructed classes on Blood Borne Pathogens for 55 members of the Lakewood Police Dept.
  • CSRT Perform Inspection Of Apartment Complex: The CSRT coordinated with the LPD, the LFD, Building Dept., Animal Control, Human Services, and L&I to perform a comprehensive inspection of a small apartment complex on July 28th. Three unoccupied buildings were posted as unsafe. The occupied units, while having some minor violations, were found to be habitable. The property was also found to have some vehicle storage/vegetation/property maintenance violations. CSRT will be working with the property owner to bring the property into full compliance.
  • Animals Up For Adoption: Pierce County Animal Control removed more than 70 animals from a home in Eatonville in early June. They are currently trying to find homes for 17 horses and 3 goats. The animals can be viewed by going to www.piercecountywa.org/animal. From this site, you may click to view the animals at petfinder.com.
  • Update on Sound Transit's Rail Reconstruction Project: 108th Street SW rail road crossing will be closed to all traffic beginning Friday, July 30th, at 7:30 pm for the contractor to do the final asphalt paving of the crossing. It is anticipated the all paving work will completed around midnight with the crossing fully open for Saturday morning traffic. Also, tentatively scheduled August 9-13, the 100th Street crossing will be closed for night work at the crossing. The work will include the final asphalt paving of the crossing plus the rail road crossing signal and gate work. Again, the road would be closed at night starting at 7:30 pm and reopened by 5:00 am the following morning for traffic.