City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 7/23/10

July 23, 2010
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Road Closure: 100th Street SW will be closed beginning Friday, July 23rd, at 8:00 p.m. and will re-open Saturday, July 24th, at 6:00 p.m. Transportation Systems, electrical sub, will be there as well, connecting the span wire and hanging new signal heads Saturday (tentative 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.). Our signal techs have been asked to put the signal on time in case loops are damaged during grinding and paving. An officer and flaggers will be on-site both days.
  • Sounder Rail Project Update: Starting on Monday, July 26th, Sound Transit's contractor will start the final reconstructing of the 108th St rail road over crossing. This reconstruction work will be done at night. The crossing will be closed to all traffic during the work hours which will start Monday night at 8:00 p.m. and continue to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The nightly closures will continue through the rest of the week, through Friday night. Upon opening the crossing Saturday morning at 5:00 a.m. all the road improvements should be complete.
  • Pierce County Flood Control Zone District update: Eleven "invocations of jurisdiction" were filed at the Boundary Review Board at Pierce County questioning the boundaries of the proposed Flood Control Zone District. They include: Bonney Lake, Eatonville, Edgewood, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Key Peninsula Parks District, Milton, Peninsula Metro Parks District, Steilacoom and University Place. In addition, Roy submitted an opposition letter but did not actually file. In terms of process, the hearing will be scheduled for October at the earliest.
  • Police and CSRT attend LAAPAC event at Springbrook Park: On July 17th, CSRT members joined by Lakewood Police Officers and Explorers attended the annual Lakewood African American Police Advisory Committee (LAAPAC) "Come Out and Play" sports event at Springbrook Park. They played T-ball, basketball, soccer and also enjoyed a barbeque with about 30 neighborhood children.
  • Shoreline Master Plan: The Community Development Department held the first of ten public meetings to discuss the Shoreline Master Plan Update on July 20th. The intent of the meeting was to begin discussions with the residents living along the shoreline of Lake Steilacoom in addition to individuals who have expressed interest in the City's shoreline update process. About 450 notices were sent out in addition to notices posted. A total of 20 individuals attended to discuss many shoreline related topics, including maintenance of vegetation, state and federal regulations, bulkheads, nonconforming uses and structures, and impervious surface standards and setbacks. Three additional workshops are to be conducted for properties adjacent to Chambers and Clover Creek (August 12), Lake Louise and Waughop Lake (August 19) and American Lake (August 17). A workshop for property owners who reside around Gravelly Lake will also be scheduled. Upon completion of these meetings, the City's consultant will complete a Draft Shoreline Master Program for the public and governmental agencies to review and comment.
  • Lakeside Country Club Proposals: On July 21st, the Hearing Examiner held a public hearing for a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit. The applicant, Lakeside Country Club, is located on the north shore of American Lake and has proposed to make modifications to a legal nonconforming community dock. If approved, they would be allowed to replace their existing dock with a twelve (12) slip dock at a distance of 150 feet from the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM). Twenty-nine people were in attendance for the public hearing. The Examiner now has 14 calendar days to render a decision. Upon receipt of this decision a 21-day appeal period will begin with the Department of Ecology.