City Manager’s Weekly Report for week ending Feb. 1, 2019

City Manager’s Weekly Report
for week ending Feb. 1, 2019

Emergency Management Meeting. For all citizens and businesses, Wednesday, February 6, 5PM, at the Criminal Justice Training Center. “What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster” will be the topic. Col. Kevin McMahan and staff from Camp Murray, Washington State Emergency Management, will provide the presentation. Camp Murray operations coordinate Washington State natural disaster services and resources.

Residents and business owners from the cities of Normandy Park, Des Moines, SeaTac, Burien, Tukwila, and Federal Way, as well as Seattle Southside Chamber members are invited to attend. The average cycle for the types of earthquakes that would be characterized as, “the big one” is about 243 years, using the last 10,000 years as a measuring stick. We are beyond this average measure by 75 years. The chances of one of these earthquakes in the next 50 years is roughly between 10% and 33%. Such a quake is predicted to cause up to 30,000 landslides in the Seattle area alone (Schulz, Kathryn. “The Really Big One,” The New Yorker 2015).

Manhattan View status. This project will be paved this spring. The underground, curbing, and restoration portion of the project is completed.

Normandy Park Market. The store is closed. The private property owner subsidized the market’s operation in hopes that the store would become productive but ultimately had to stop loss — no news yet on a replacement operation.

Airport Study by Department of Commerce. This study, which will extend beyond the airport property, will establish conditions as a baseline for numerous South King County quality of life issues. Almost a year in definition, the project is about to commence. The cities of SeaTac, Des Moines, Burien, Tukwila, Federal Way, and Normandy Park, represented by both city staff and appointed citizens, are advisory participants.

UW Study of Ultrafine Particulates. Summative data gathered along the airport operations corridor, on various east-west distributions, are being assessed. Subsequent to the UW report, the intent is to use epidemiological analysis to relate these data to public health.

1st Avenue Safety. WSDOT has agreed to formally assess 1st Avenue from the northern Normandy Park city limit to Normandy Road. This assessment will articulate changes necessary to the street corridor to facilitate pedestrian crossing. The WSDOT activity should take a few months; the exact timeline for completion of the work will be shared in the near future.

– 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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