City Manager’s Report for
week ending Sept. 11, 2020

King County Burn Ban Remains in Effect.  There are currently no fires of concern in King County. Local agency responders are continuing to provide support to Pierce County closing out the Sumner Grade Fire. According to WSDOT, SR 410 in Pierce County will remain closed into next week: The King County Fire Marshal Stage 2 Burn Ban for King County remains in effect, which prohibits all outdoor recreational fires. Outdoor cooking and heating appliances are limited to approved manufactured gas and charcoal units only.

Waste Management issues COVID-19 Information. Check out the brief explanatory video:

It’s Campaign Season.  Any person who removes or defaces lawfully placed political advertising, including yard signs or billboards, without authorization, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable to the same extent as a misdemeanor that is punishable under RCW 9A.20.021. The defacement or removal of each item constitutes a separate violation, as described in RCW 29A.84.040 Political advertising, removing or defacing. Property owners control the placement of campaign signs on right of way areas immediately adjacent to their properties, except that all signs that impair traffic safety will be removed.

Donations for Nist Park.  So far, grassroots donations have totaled $19,350 for playground equipment at Nist Park. The City Council has directed me to implement installation of such equipment. The city will purchase swing set equipment as described in the city’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan, as well as work toward installation of an in-ground slide described in the plan. The Parks Commission received public input asking that installation be as distant as possible from residential housing, and city staff is working to achieve this objective. Thanks to all city citizens who have contributed to date.

Second Blood Drive at City of Normandy Park.  October 6, 8 & 10.  See the brochure and act to save lives.

2nd Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing.  A second public hearing on the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Docket will be held on Thursday, September 17th at 7:00pm via Zoom. The link to use for the meetings is: (or call 201-253-215-8782 and use Meeting ID # 898 2457 3350). The meeting will welcome public comment. The Planning Commission will hold further discussion on all items. After this second hearing and discussion, the Planning Commission will make recommendations that will be transmitted to the City Council.

Stay out of the smoke as much as possible.

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