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LETTER: ‘I support a ban in Normandy Park on Fireworks…’

LETTER: ‘I support a ban in Normandy Park on Fireworks…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Normandy Park Blog nor its staff:] To the Normandy Park City Council, The... [Read more]

Normandy Park City Council delays fireworks ban decision to September

Normandy Park City Council delays fireworks ban decision to September

by Jack Mayne Past near-fire misses, loud explosions for several days and South Sound residents flocking to Normandy Park during the July 4th celebration prompted a long discussion on Tuesday night that... [Read more]

City Council holding Public Comment Session on Levy Lid Lift Tuesday night

City Council holding Public Comment Session on Levy Lid Lift Tuesday night

The Normandy Park City Council will be holding a Public Comment Session on the 2015 Levy Lid Lift on Tuesday, June 23, starting at 7 p.m. “Come learn about and give feedback on a ballot proposition that... [Read more]

Reasons given for levy lift ‘just plain wrong,’ says former councilmember

Reasons given for levy lift ‘just plain wrong,’ says former councilmember

by Jack Mayne Normandy Park’s official explanation for the need to pass a levy lift measure in November is “just plain wrong,” former Councilmember John Rankin said at Tuesday night’s Normandy... [Read more]

McEvoy, Rankin to face off for retiring Mayor’s seat; other seats uncontested

McEvoy, Rankin to face off for retiring Mayor’s seat; other seats uncontested

by Jack Mayne Incumbent Councilmember Shawn McEvoy switched his candidacy to the seat being vacated by retiring Mayor Susan West. Former Councilmember John L. Rankin, who also filed for that seat, will... [Read more]

Normandy Park Council hires city manager, preps for budget hearing

Normandy Park Council hires city manager, preps for budget hearing

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]

BREAKING: Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council

BREAKING: Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

First Ave speed limit lowered; new City Manager tentatively selected Tuesday

First Ave speed limit lowered; new City Manager tentatively selected Tuesday

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]

ANALYSIS: New Normandy Park budget needed after accounting snafu found

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... [Read more]

Normandy Park faces budget crisis because ‘rules have changed’

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... [Read more]