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City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 12/30/2011

December 30, 2011
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • City Hall Scheduling: City Hall will be closed on January 2nd in recognition of the New Years holiday.
  • City launches email notification feature: The City of Lakewood has recently launched an email notification feature on the city website. With this feature citizens may sign up for weekly notifications of news articles published by the City, council meeting agendas and meeting schedules, quarterly Parks and Recreation brochures, and public notices such as public hearings, meeting cancellations and RFPs, RFQs and bids. Citizens may sign up for the notifications on the city’s website at: /i-want-to/sign-up-for/email-notifications .
  • Code Enforcement Officer passes Zoning Inspector Examination: Code Enforcement Officer Doug Price took and passed the Zoning Inspector examination for certification through the International Code Council and the American Association of Code Enforcement. CEO Price will continue to study and expects to take the Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector examination in February or March. Both certifications are required to become a Certified Code Enforcement Officer. The certifications are not required in Washington or the City of Lakewood, but CEO Price chose to pursue them to challenge himself and for personal and professional development.
  • Lakewood Officers' Charity 2nd Annual "Shop With An Officer" at Walmart: On December 19th, the Lakewood Officers' Charity partnered with Walmart to provide Christmas gifts for 20 families. Each child was partnered with a Lakewood Police Officer and provided $60 per family member to shop with. Walmart provided a grant for $3,000 and the Lakewood Officers' Charity matched that for a total of $6,000. The families were nominated by the Clover Park School District school counselors. All the presents were wrapped by Walmart and CPSD volunteers. Santa made a special appearance and the kids got their pictures taken with him. Walmart provided snacks and gift bags for the children.