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Current Town Initiatives

Children's Playground, Morningside Park

The Parks Board has been working with Osborn Pacific Group to design a children’s playground serving children ages 5-12. The playground is scoped to include components such as a swing and a slide. The play structure will complement the environmental elements of Yarrow Point.

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PROJECT DURATION: 2 years
PROJECT TIMELINE: Fluid/ January 2017- January 2019
PROJECT CONTACT Stacia Schroeder
COUNCIL LIAISON Mary Elmore
Stormwater Management Plan Update

A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was posted for the Town’s Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) update on October 1st, 2018.  Under WA State law (RCW 39.80), the RFQ is the first step to getting an engineer on board.  Three (3) proposals for the SWMP update were received November 8th, 2018:

  • ESM Consulting Engineers, LLC
  • Gray & Osborne, Inc.
  • PACE Engineers, Inc

An evaluation committee, comprised of the Town Engineer, the Mayor, and at least one (1) Stormwater Utility member, will review the RFQ’s on November 15th, 2018.  Collectively we will choose one (1) firm by December 3rd, 2018.  Town staff will work with this firm during the month of December to create a well-defined scope of work, a schedule, and an estimate.

PROJECT DURATION: 4 Months
PROJECT TIMELINE: Fluid/ October 2018-2019
PROJECT CONTACT Stacia Schroeder
COUNCIL LIAISON
NE 42nd St Stormwater Upsizing Project

A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was posted for the Town’s NE 42nd Street Stormwater Upsizing Project on October 1st, 2018.  Under WA State law (RCW 39.80), the RFQ is the first step to getting an engineer on board.  Two (2) proposals were received on November 8th:

  • ESM Consulting Engineer, LLC
  • Gray & Osborne, Inc.

An evaluation committee, comprised of the Town Engineer, the Mayor, and a Councilmember will review the RFQ’s in November.  Collectively we will choose one (1) firm by December 3rd, 2018.  Town staff will work with this firm during the month of December to create a well-defined scope of work, a schedule, and an estimate.

 

 

PROJECT DURATION: 4 Months
PROJECT TIMELINE: Fluid/ October 2018-2019
PROJECT CONTACT Stacia Schroeder
COUNCIL LIAISON
520 Lid Negotiations

The SR520 Lid is a multi-jurisdictional structure. The Town, with the help of legal counsel, and the support of the neighboring communities, is advocating for an equitable fair maintenance agreement reflecting the aesthetic standards of the Town.

PROJECT DURATION: 3 years
PROJECT TIMELINE: March 2016 - March 2019
PROJECT CONTACT Mayor Cahill
COUNCIL LIAISON Carl Scandella
Trees on Private Property

The Planning Commission is discussing the policies surrounding trees on private property. There are currently no regulations pertaining to private trees. The Town is studying the issue and is evaluating options including, but not limited to educational outreach, mitigation measures, and tree regulations.

PROJECT DURATION: 1 year
PROJECT TIMELINE: August 2018 - August 2019
PROJECT CONTACT Mona Green
COUNCIL LIAISON
Wireless Regulation

The Town is seeking to review existing wireless regulations. Though the scope is limited, the Town’s Planning Commission and Council are empowered to review and modify the code within the authority of federal laws.

 

Authority to Regulate Wireless Facilities - Memorandum from Town Attorney

PROJECT DURATION: 1 year
PROJECT TIMELINE: August 2018 - August 2019
PROJECT CONTACT Mona Green
COUNCIL LIAISON
2019 Budget

The Town is creating a budget that reflects funding for Town operations as well as capital improvement projects.

PROJECT DURATION: 4 months
PROJECT TIMELINE: September 2018 - December 2018
PROJECT CONTACT Bonnie Ritter
COUNCIL LIAISON Andy Valaas