City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 10/28/05

October 28, 2005
To:      Mayor and Members of the Council

From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Community Arson MeetingIn reference to the recent arsons, a meeting was held on October 24th at the Mt. Vernon Village Condos, with about 100 in attendance. LPD and Safe Streets participated. The fire department discussed how the fires occurred and the way they respond to fires. They then moved into fire prevention. The Police Department gave an update on our side of the investigation and then presented on crime prevention and safety tips.
  • Pierce County Responder Updates: The School Resource Officers have contacted all the Middle and Elementary Schools and updated the information currently on file for Pierce Responder, a work in progress with the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC).  The information was used in the two day meetings with Prepared Response.  All schools are mapped and have tactical plans.
  • Tillicum/American Lake Gardens Community Service Center Anniversary: The city manager and LPD community resource officer attended the 20th anniversary celebration for the community center on October 28th. A number of present and past board members were present, and the City’s support for the community center was the subject of a number of appreciative comments.
  • Pumpkin Patch: The Lakewood Pumpkin Patch was held last Saturday, at the Lakewood Fire Station 2-1 on Steilacoom Blvd. Lakewood Police participated in the event. There was a lot of fun for all of those who attended. The attendees were able to go around to different booths, learning about fire safety, boating safety, 911, and child passenger safety. The Pierce County Child Passenger Safety Team was present, conducting a free car seat check.