City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 12/16/05

December 16, 2005
To:      Mayor and Members of the Council

From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Wal-mart: Staff conducted a pre-construction meeting on December 14th with Wal-mart representatives.  Wal-mart will begin construction on February 1, 2006.  They intend on completing construction within a 10-month timeframe and have tentatively scheduled December 1, 2006 as their grand opening date.  On the February 1st date, Wal-Mart will initiate construction of all off-site improvements and begin the preloading process.  Preloading refers to the importation of 67,100 cubic yards of fill.
    Another preconstruction meeting will be conducted in mid-January, 2006.  This meeting will detail truck routes, and when and where imported fill may be delivered onsite.  The timing of offsite construction will likely be another topic, in addition to public notification of construction schedules.
  • Clover Park Technical College: The city manager and gov’t relations director met with the College president and senior staff this week to explore opportunities to partner on small business development training and video production, as well as other community relations programs.