The City of Normandy Park is pleased to announce the welcoming presence of our newest city team member Abdirizak Ahmed—Abdi—who has accepted…
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Holiday Safety Tips—This weekend, we kick off the 2022 Holiday Season, a wonderful time of year. The City of Normandy Park knows that many of you will be starting holiday preparations this weekend, and we want you to be safe. So, as we enter the holiday season, please consider these precautions to avoid becoming a victim of criminals: Deliveries: To prevent thefts, have your packages delivered to a designated delivery location or your place of work rather than your front door or mailbox.
Do not leave packages in your car. Never leave packages or personal items in your vehicle at home or while out shopping. Either take them inside or secure them in the trunk of your vehicle. Do not leave boxes in front of your house.Boxes of items you recently purchased or received lets crooks know what you have inside.
In August, a proposition needed to fund the construction of a proposed Civic Center failed. To help us better understand the “why” behind…
On Tuesday, November 8th, the City Council had its regular monthly meeting. Here are the meeting highlights.
Normandy Park’s Blue Star Memorial By-Way—As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th, I wanted to highlight the Normandy Park Blue Star Memorial By-Way. The Blue Star Program honors all men and women that serve in the United States Armed Services, and we are honored to have one in Normandy Park. This program began with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs in 1944 as a living memorial to veterans of World War II. In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs (now NGC, Inc.) adopted this program and began a Blue Star Highway system that covers thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. The Blue Star was adopted because it had become an icon in World War II and was seen on flags and banners in homes for sons and daughters away at war.
As we prepare for Halloween on Monday, October 31st, I wanted to provide some safety tips for everyone. Adults should accompany young children. Make sure to carry a flashlight since it will get dark early. Stay within the neighborhood and only visit well-lit homes you know. Make sure children can see well through face masks. Wear light-colored clothing that is short enough to prevent tripping, and add reflective tape to the costume’s sides, front, and back if possible. Watch for traffic! Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy. Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it. Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened. Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords.Substitute with foam rubber which is soft and flexible.
On Tuesday, October 25th, the City Council will review the proposed Preliminary Budget for 2023-2024. This is an important document since it presents the overall…
On Tuesday, October 11th, the City Council had its regular monthly meeting. Here are the meeting highlights.
New City Councilmember…
On September 27th, the City Council selected a new City Councilmember to fill the vacancy created with Councilmember Earnest Thompson’s passing.
As the temperature starts to cool and the leaves change color, we know the fall season is upon us. For local government, that also means budget season. Cities, counties, and certain special purpose districts in Washington State must adopt budgets on an annual or, in some cases, biennial (two-year) basis. The City of Normandy Park uses a biennial budget to strengthen our financial planning, and this document must be adopted by December 31 of every even-number year.
Did you know that National Voter Registration Day was celebrated this past week? September 20th was the kick-off date for a nationwide effort to get citizens to register to vote and/or update their voter registration. Since voting is one of the most important rights we have, I wanted to take some time to give you some additional information about the last election.
On Tuesday, September 13th, the City Council had its regular monthly meeting. Here are the meeting highlights. Two proclamations were approved. We recognized Childhood Cancer Awareness and National Recovery Month. The City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that will amend the Normandy Park Municipal Code to clarify the rules on dangerous dogs. Our new code will better conform to current State law and provide a straightforward procedure for appeals making our process more defensible. The second reading is scheduled for the October meeting.
The City Council approved an ordinance to align the city’s code with amended State law so the city can enforce order violations, including protection and no contact orders.