Normandy Park Council hires city manager, preps for budget hearing Tues.
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="150"] Mark Hoppen[/caption] by Jack Mayne Mark Hoppen was approved as the new Normandy Park city manager by the City Council at their meeting Tuesday night (April 14), and his first day “on the clock” will be May 1 with assistance for a week or so by interim City Manager Bob Jean. Hoppen will have a starting salary of $125,000 a year, and he get two weeks of vacation after six months service, as well as a $250 a month vehicle expense in lieu of a city car. Jean said that the Council has agreed to have a “manager’s performance and goal ...
Districts resent proposed Normandy Park utility tax
by Jack Mayne Matt Everett, general manager of Highline Water District, told the Normandy Park City Council last week that his and other water and sewer districts oppose a proposal by Jean to invoke a 6 percent utility tax on taxpayer supported water and sewer districts. Everett said no other city in the state had imposed such a tax. Highline provides water to most of Normandy Park residents and serves seven other regional cities and he said he also represented Southwest Sewer District, which supplies sewer service to the city. “If this city moved forward, you would be the first in the state,” ...
ANALYSIS: New Normandy Park budget needed after accounting snafu found
by Jack Mayne No doubt when Bob Jean became interim city manager for Normandy Park in January he did not expect to uncover and then have to fix a looming city budget crisis of nearly a half million dollars. Jean is the retired city manager of University Place in Pierce County, a place he describes as a bigger version of Normandy Park, a wonderful city that desperately needs a better tax system. During his retirement he had taken on filling in for cities when their professional managers leave. He has been interim leader in such places as Gillette, Wyo., San Juan County ...
Normandy Park faces budget crisis because ‘rules have changed’
by Jack Mayne Because “the rules have changed,” some “modest income increases” and staffing cuts are being proposed by Normandy Park Interim City Manager Bob Jean. Because the city is suffering from cash shortages, Jean wrote in a supplemental budget message to the City Council, that budget amendments are needed due to the “overly optimistic” budget passed last December. “The proposed average increase total would be $94 per year, or less than $8 per month, less than a latte every couple of weeks, to provide city services,” he wrote. The message is included in the Council’s meeting packet released today (Monday, March 30) for ...
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Mark Hoppen by Jack Mayne Mark Hoppen was approved as the new Normandy Park city manager by the City Council at their meeting Tuesday night (April 14), and his first day “on the clock” will be May... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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A Garden Gala Plant and Garden Art Sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Hill community Center, located at 20827 3rd Ave South in Des Moines. Proceeds will benefit... [Read more]
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by Jack Mayne The speed limit on the entire length of First Avenue South through Normandy Park will soon lower to 35 miles per hour, the Normandy Park City Council decided Tuesday night (April 14). It... [Read more]
An Artist Reception with Judy Lane of ‘Talking with Corvids’ will be held at Normandy Perk on Thursday, April 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. Join artist Judy Lane for her informative and entertaining... [Read more]Read More Headlines