Town of Steilacoom update

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Town of Steilacoom logoSteilacoom Town Administrator, Paul Loveless, sent out the following update to the mayor and council members on March 29. The update includes information on a conditional use permit for modular classrooms at Saltar’s Point Elementary, and updates from the Town’s Public Works and Public Safety departments. The update reads as follows:

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Council Meeting – April 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
  • Planning Commission – April 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
  • Preservation and Review Board – April 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall.
  • Civil Service – April 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center.

170th Military Police Company BBQ:

  • The Pacific Northwest BBQ Association, AUSA, and the Town hosted the 170th MP Company at the Community Center on Thursday the 28th.  The unit is preparing to deploy to Kuwait.

Parks’ Task Force:

  • Renee Mitchell of the Pierce Conservation District accompanied by Councilwoman Nancy Henderson, Rebecca Morris-Hill, and Public Works Director Mark Burlingame surveyed the Town on Tuesday looking for Japanese Knotweed and Old Man’s Beard.  The results were presented the Parks’ Task Force on Thursday night.

Steilacoom Historical School District – Conditional Use Permit Application:

The Steilacoom Historical School District has applied to the Town for a conditional use permit to place a modular classroom at Saltar’s Point Elementary School.  The process and anticipated timeline are as follows:

  1. Public Notice Posted – March 25th.
  2. Informational Workshop hosted by the Planning Commission – April 22nd.
  3. Public Hearing with the Town Council – Potentially either May 7th or May 22nd.

Additionally, the building’s design will be reviewed by the Town’s Preservation and Review Board.  A date for that review has not been set.

Public Safety:

  • PSO’s continue to run emphasis patrols in the school zones and other selected areas around Town.  Please remember, speed limits are 20 mph in school zones and generally 25 mph on most streets throughout Town.

Chief Schaub returned to duty on Monday the 25th.  At the FBI Academy, the Chief participated in the following classes (which are accredited through the University of Virginia):

  • Executive Leadership – Graduate
  • Contemporary Media Relations – Undergraduate
  • The Law of Police Operations- Graduate
  • Advanced Crime Analysis – Graduate
  • Interviewing Strategies through Statement Analysis- Graduate
  • Fitness in Law Enforcement – Undergraduate

Detective Yabe is continuing to work on multiple background investigations to fill the vacancy created by PSO Halbert’s return to the Tacoma Police Department. The department has tentatively scheduled a lateral police officer oral board on April 25th.

Public Works:

Streets and Storm:

  • The Crew attended training conducted by WSDOT related to roadway maintenance, swept streets, and performed other right-of-way maintenance.


  • The Crew diagnosed and repaired the radio at the substation used as part of the telementry system.  Additionally, they responded to a request for service from BNSF at the Union Avenue wayside horn and performed other system maintenance.


  • The Crew reinstalled a rebuilt pump at the dock lift station and continued hydrant maintenance.

Parks and Grounds:

  • The Crew prepared the site at Sunnyside for a bench.  Assisted by the Cedar Creek work crew, they pressure washed the Public Works’ building and continued landscaping in addition to performing routine litter and parks’ maintenance activities.

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