Weekly Report – December 17, 2021
City Manager Amy Arrington
City Council Round-Up
The City Council had a full agenda at its December 14th meeting. You can review the entire agenda packet by clicking this link. Here are some highlights of the items approved by the City Council:
- Three Grants for Capital Projects – With the acceptance of these grants, the city will be able to overlay a portion of 16th Avenue SW, install a new section of sidewalk on First Avenue, and start the process of purchasing property for the new Salmon View Park. These grants will cover 50% to 80% of project costs.
- Amended the 2021-2022 Budget – The city has a biennial budget, and RCW 35A.34 requires the city to review and adjust the budget, if needed, by the end of the first year of the two-year budget cycle. The approved budget amendment included a variety of adjustments like grant awards, capital projects in progress/closeout, and other transactions or contracts that were unknown at the time the City Council initially approved the budget.
- 2022 Legislative Agenda – The Legislative Agenda reflects policies intended to support the city’s four strategic goals by other legislative bodies. The four strategic goals include maintaining fiscal stability, strengthening the city’s identity and influence, being truthful and transparent, and cultivating community health. The complete listing of the legislative priorities can be found on page 93 of the agenda packet.
- 2022 Fee Schedule – Every year, the city reviews its fees. And when appropriate, user charges and fees are adjusted to reflect the total cost of providing the related service. Based on the current consumer price index of 6.3%, most rates have been changed. Fees that are set by state law or city ordinance remain unchanged. Information on the fee schedule, including a listing of the approved fees, can be found starting on page 127 of the agenda packet.
- Civic Center Site Plan Approval – With a 6 to 1 vote, the City Council approved the site plan for the new civic center. The next step in the process will be the actual facility design. We will need community input on this topic, so stay tuned for more information.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these items or the other business addressed at the meeting, please watch the entire meeting by clicking here.
Scholarship Opportunity for Graduating Seniors
The City of Normandy Park is now accepting applications for the AWC Center for Quality Communities $1,500 Scholarship Opportunity. The scholarship is available through a statewide competitive process for students who are actively engaged in their city government and/or community and plan to attend post-secondary school in fall 2022.
To be eligible, students must be graduating from high school, home school, or receiving a GED in spring/summer 2022; plan to continue their education at an accredited college or trade school in the 2022-2023 academic year on a half-time or more basis, and have been involved with a city government or with a community/school leadership activity.
The Normandy Park Education Committee will review applications and recommend a local scholarship nominee to the City Council for final approval. If you are interested, use this link to complete your application. Once completed, please submit your application, signed release form, letter of recommendation, and essay to Brooks Wall at email@example.com by email or mail to City Hall at 801 SW 174th SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 by December 29th at 2:00 pm.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great week!
“Civic Center Site Plan Approval – With a 6 to 1 vote…”
Amy Arrington, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)
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