April 2018

Week Ending April 20


Here are this week’s items:

Council Direction

- North Olympic Library System (NOLS) – NOLS will be presenting at our meetings on 5/14, 5/29, and 6/11. They need us, and the County, to authorize the placement on the November ballot of an item that would form a special district to fund their new Sequim library. The district would encompass roughly the Sequim School District boundaries. Some of you were on the Council for NOLS’ presentation on their potential project a couple of years ago. It has come a long way since then. We are planning three touches for this discussion. The last would be a potential action by the Council.

Council Follow-Through

- State Safe Routes to Schools Grant – We are working on a grant application, due next Friday, to complete the sidewalk section on the west side of Sequim Avenue from Olympic Highway (the roundabout) to Hendrickson. This is a section that the Lavender Circle neighborhood would love to see improved and a section that we have on our list for potential completion. I’ll mention this on Monday night.

- Next Rally in the Alley – We’ll be working our next Rally in the Alley into ServiceFest. It is planned for Wednesday, June 6th, starting at 9 AM and ending when the dumpsters are full. The dumpsters will be at the City Shops, Carrie Blake Park, and Blue Sky Realty. We’ll have more details out in May.

- Pickelball – Concrete pouring has begun on the new courts!

- Monthly Meeting with Commissioner Ozias – Mayor Smith and I had our monthly meeting with Commissioner Ozias this week. We talked about the marina, Clallam County land use, human services, and regional transportation projects.

- Sunrise Rotary Presentation – I presented at Sequim Sunrise Rotary, along with Colleen Robinson, on Sequim ServiceFest this morning. Our presentation was well received.

Related Items

- We are #1 – We are up to #1 in the USA Today poll. Please vote twice per day on all of your devices if you are able. USA Today 10Best

- International Team – We are working to form an International Team within the organization. It will support our Sister Cities relationship, the 2018 Japan America Grassroots Summit, and future State Department fellows that we host.

- Drucker Work – Last week, we wrapped up the first round of work with the Drucker Institute with draft Missions, Visions, and Core Values for Finance and Public Works. After some follow-up on those, the departments will be ready to share them broadly and the GREASE Team will start working with other departments to develop theirs. Lawrence, from the Drucker Institute, will be back with us again in November to help us with development of our key performance indicators.

- Admin. Building (Soon to Be Innovation Lab) Painting – This is the weekend, if the weather is dry, that the Admin. Building will get a new look. Exterior, painting is scheduled for tomorrow as a part of Beautiful Day. If it is raining, then the interior will get a new coat of paint.

- Ulta Grand Opening – Ulta will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony during their Grand Opening on Friday, 5/11 at about 9:45am. Councilors are welcome.

- North Peninsula Builders’ Association (NPBA) Presentation – Joe Irvin and I presented to the North Peninsula Builders’ Association last night with an overview of all that we are doing. Our presentation was well received. NPBA asked to work more closely with us on our code and comp. plan updates and we are planning a meeting with them to learn more about their perspective.

- Planning Calendar - was attached