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CITY MANAGER'S INFOBULLETS: Youth Celebration, PCRC Funding and Hot-Mix Asphalt

Here's the weekly report from Lakewood City Manager Andrew Neiditz.

  • Youth Celebration at City Hall:  From 6-7pm, Monday, October 15, the City, its Youth Council, and Lakewood’s Promise will host a “Youth Celebration” to commemorate the City’s recognition as one of “100 Best Communities for Young People.”  Mr. Jordan LaPier from America’s Promise will present this award to the City. The Youth Council will challenge young people, community groups, and families to engage in volunteer service. The City will provide refreshments and the public is encouraged to attend.
  • Transportation Coordinating Committee recommends PCRC funding:  The Transportation Coordinating Committee (TCC) of the Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC) met on Oct 4th to recommend a project funding list. The PCRC must determine how to allocate an additional $2,585,596 in federal transportation grant funds.  The TCC selected projects based on a previously approved contingency list.  With PCRC’s concurrence, Lakewood would receive an additional $100,000 required to complete the $750,000 Traffic Signal Upgrade-ITS-Phase IV project.   PCRC is scheduled to take action on TCC’s recommendations on October 18th.
  • Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Patching – next week: City contractor, Asphalt Patch, will complete major hot-mix asphalt (HMA) patching during the week of October 8th during day-time hours.  Most notable locations include Lakewood Drive (Flett Creek to 74th); Pacific Highway at 108th; and Gravelly Lake Drive near Country Club Drive.  Temporary lane closures will be in effect during these projects.
  • HR Director attends Washington Public Employers Labor Relations Association (WAPELRA) Conference:  HR Director Debra Young attended the annual Washington Public Employers Labor Relations Association (WAPELRA) conference. WAPELRA presented a wide variety of topics such as recent PERC decisions, social media, investigations, and health care reform.

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