Normandy Park City Manager’s Report
for week ending June 24, 2022
Council Meeting Round-Up
On June 14th, the City Council had its regular monthly meeting. Here are the meeting highlights.
- The city approved its first Normandy Park Scholarship Application. This program is intended to help Normandy Park students continue their education after high school.
- The City Council adopted the Washington State Department of Ecology 2019 Stormwater Manual for Western Washington. This action updates our code to address runoff from new development, redevelopment, and construction site projects. It also keeps the city eligible for grant funding through the state.
- Efforts to pursue a Scooter Pilot Program were green-lighted. The purpose of this program is to allow an electric scooter program that can easily be stopped if it doesn’t work for Normandy Park.
- The City Council adopted the city’s 2023-2028 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This program represents a listing of transportation projects that the city intends to construct or implement in the next six years. Because transportation projects are expensive, the city depends on grants and outside funding to make these projects a reality. Having an approved TIP fosters eligibility for a variety of funding programs.
- A contract for work related to needed stormwater and ADA projects was approved.
- The first reading on an ordinance that will amend the Normandy Park Municipal Code was approved. If approved, these specific amendments will change the city’s code to comply with a state mandate to increase support for certain housing types. This is an interim ordinance, which is only in place for six months, and the second reading is planned for July.
- An ordinance was approved to clarify and expand the ability of City Council members to participate in city council meetings remotely.
- A majority of the City Council approved Resolution No. 988, expressing Council support for Proposition No. 1 on the August 2, 2022, ballot and urged Normandy Park voters to “approve” the issuance of a general obligation bond to finance a new civic center.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these items, click here to watch the recording of the meeting.
Special Training Event – Safety Tips for Dog Owners
On June 30th, join the Normandy Park Police Department Paws on Patrol for this fun and informative event. You can learn more about the Normandy Park Municipal Codes, how to be a more responsible and polite dog owner, strengthen your dog’s manners, and learn safety tips if approached by an off-leash dog. If interested, mark your calendar for June 30th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and come to the Marvista Park Pavilion.
2020 Census Data
The Census continues to share data in celebration of American Housing Month and National Homeownership Month. Click here to learn more about homeownership rates in the U.S., the western region, Washington State, and in Normandy Park. Let us know what you see in the data!
If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at [email protected]. Have a great week!