City Manager’s Weekly Report
For week ending June 5, 2020

Port of Seattle Community Fund.  The Port of Seattle has expanded the community grant program for environmental/ecological improvement, known as the ACE program, to include Normandy Park, Federal Way and Tukwila, in addition to Burien, Des Moines and SeaTac. Previously, only cities within the clear area (Safety Zone) outside of the Sea-Tac runways were eligible for this grant program. Only nonprofit and community group entities can conduct projects under this program, but such entities can partner and work on city-related projects/locations. Funding for this program is limited to one project per year, per eligible group, and funding is dependent on three matching dollars for every grant dollar.  Matching dollars can be in-kind or volunteer labor contributions. The Port of Seattle is anticipating that the matching requirement can be changed to two matching dollars to every one grant dollar during the next meeting of the Washington state Legislature. These small grants fund limited investment projects.

4th of July and the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. City of Normandy Park fireworks law will be in effect for the 4th of July; fireworks are only allowed on properties where the owner provides permission and only legally permissible fireworks are allowed. The city and all its residents, associations, organizations and businesses must follow the Governor’s Emergency Declaration. No one should create a situation where more people congregate than the Governor’s Emergency Declaration allows. It is currently not possible to anticipate what size groups may be allowed by the 4th of July, but I think it somewhat likely that King County may be in Phase II by July 4th.  If so, statutorily, this would allow gatherings of five (5) or fewer people, if no one in the gathering has met outside of the house with any one else all week.   

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