City Manager’s Weekly Report for week ending October 5, 2018


City Manager’s Weekly Report for
Week ending October 5, 2018

2019-2020 Budget Distribution.  The draft City of Normandy Park Biennial 2019-2020 Budget will be available to the public after the Council Meeting next week.

Permit window.  On-going, the Permit window will be open regular hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-12PM and 1:00PM-4:30PM, as of Monday, October 8.

Front office changes.  New Receptionist Tiffany Chang comes to the city with customer service experience at the YMCA and holds a B.A. from Western Washington University (Vikings) in Therapeutic Recreation.  Mary Anderson, a B.S. Southern Oregon University grad (Raiders), is continuing to work in Finance to organize project grant accounting, capital assets, and other Finance Department tasks. Trang Dao, who is the new Accounting Specialist, with ties to Montana and Vietnam, worked in youth and foster care for the nonprofit Tree House, and graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from BYU-Idaho (Cougars).  Ashleigh Williams, the new Permit Technician (and former receptionist), comes to her new position with experience in community outreach, worked for the California State Senate, and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola-Marymount University (Lions).  Come greet people in their new, or relatively new, roles.

King County Conservation District Technical Assistance Grant.  The City of Normandy Park applied for KCD Technical Assistance in May, 2018, and was just informed that the city will receive technical assistance in 2019 for the Community Forest Stewards Program Restoration and Design at Marine View Park. This work will use the Washington Native Plant Stewards (WNPS) model, recruiting and hosting six workshops and six work parties to implement forest steward management at Marine View Park. This work is estimated to cost $30,000 and is entirely funded by KCD.

Community Garden Pumpkins.   Beware where you store those seeds!  Community Gardener Robert Rencher and the Public Works Crew.

Waste Management kudos compared to industry peers.

Glossary of Aviation Terms and Definitions.  Ever got the airport acronym blues?  This information may not make the blues go away, but it can explain the acronyms.  The Glossary is extensive, and won’t make the blues go away either.  But, both these sources are interesting.

A good resource to assist with FAA/Aviation acronyms.

https://www.faa.gov/airports/resources/acronyms/

A good resource for definitions is the “Pilot/Controller Glossary” in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM).

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/media/AIM_Basic_dtd_10-12-17.pdf

Mark E. Hoppen, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA  98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)


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