City Manager’s Weekly Report
for week ending May 9, 2020
4th of July and the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. City of Normandy Park fireworks law will be in effect for the 4th of July; fireworks are only allowed on properties where the owner provides permission and only legally permissible fireworks are allowed. The city and all its residents, associations, organizations and businesses must follow the Governor’s Emergency Declaration. No one should create a situation where more people congregate than the Governor’s Emergency Declaration allows. It is currently not possible to anticipate what size groups may be allowed by the 4th of July, but I think it somewhat likely that Washington state may be in Phase II by July 4th. https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/chart-washingtons-phased-approach If so, statutorily, this would allow groups of five (5) or less people, if no one in the group has met outside of the house with any one else all week.
Permitting Updates. Community Development staff has created a contractor/applicant checklist to address the Construction-Phase I stipulations put in place under the April 24th addendum to Governor Inslee’s Stay Home Order. Low-risk construction projects have been given permission to continue. For full details, please access the following link:
The permitting center is currently working on many over-the-counter permits, as well as single-family residential projects.
Economic Development. Since distributing the updated small business resource packets, staff has connected with five business owners and helped them access grant/loan resources. The businesses in Normandy Park needing the greatest level of assistance are those also dealing with language barriers. To surmount language barriers, staff provided outreach and translation to help such business owners access resources and processes. Recently, economic development outreach, as a percentage of staff workload, increased from 20% to approximately 40%.
Waste Management Suspends Door-to-Door Summer Program. In the past, WM’s Recycle Corps team was used to conduct summertime site visits and door-to-door outreach to multifamily and commercial customers. This summer, and for the remainder of the year, WM will conduct such activities as follows:
- Proceed with mailing of the single-family annual guide (scheduled for August).
- Design/Print/Mail commercial and multifamily postcard promoting recycling and compost service and educational assistance (tentatively scheduled for Fall).
- Complete multifamily site visit requests either virtually or in-person as health and safety guidelines allow. Unlike past practice, no proactive site visits will be conducted.
– Mark E. Hoppen, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)