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Weekly Report – November 4, 2022
City Manager Amy Arrington

City Manager Amy Arrington

December 9, 2022

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.

The program also includes Blue Star By-Way Markers. These memorials are permitted in parks, historic sites, and other civic locations. And the city has a By-Way Memorial thanks to the Parkside Garden Club.

On July 4, 2001, Parkside Garden Club dedicated the Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker at the Normandy Park City Hall in honor of our country’s veterans and service men and women. Club members raised the funds, obtained the marker, and created the flowerbed surrounding it. The Club continues to maintain the marker and the surrounding plantings.

If you have not seen the Memorial, please visit it. The Memorial is located at City Hall Park adjacent to the flagpole (just north of City Hall).

Donuts for Veterans

On Thursday, November 10th, the city and Parkside Garden Club invite you to Donuts for Veterans. The event will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Visit the Blue Star Memorial at City Hall Park that day for free coffee and a donut to honor our Veterans!

Be prepared for the Bad Weather

This time of year, you need to be ready for inclement weather. Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare:

  1. Always be aware of your surroundings – Alder and Cottonwood trees are notorious for dropping branches in the pacific northwest. During windstorms or rain events, this activity will increase.  Contact a local arborist if you are concerned that one of your trees may be diseased or hazardous.
  1. Clear leaves and debris from grates – As leaves continue to fall, make sure they are raked up and disposed of with your yard waste. Leaves and lawn clippings can plug catch basins, ditches, and culverts, causing temporary flooding problems.
  1. Clean your gutters – Properly working gutters reduce the risk of clogged drains, water backups, and damage to your roof or foundation.
  1. Pick up after your pet – Disposing of pet waste properly prevents pathogens and nutrients from contaminating stormwater runoff.

If you have something to report, call City Hall at 206.248.7603. For after-hours emergencies, don’t hesitate to dial 911. Stay safe!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at Have a great week!

” This time of year, you need to be ready for inclement weather”

Amy Arrington, City Manager

City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)

Weekly Report – November 25, 2022

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.

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