Normandy Park City Manager’s Report for week ending Sept. 9, 2022

City Council Vacancy – The deadline for Applications is Friday
There is still time to apply. The City of Normandy Park is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy of City Council Position #1. This temporary appointment will expire upon certification of the November 2023 General Election. Interested residents must apply by noon Friday, September 16th. To obtain an application, visit City Hall or click here. Applicant interviews are planned for September 27th. For additional information, please reach out to City Clerk Brooks Wall.

Did you Know – Budget Edition
As a homeowner, one of your most significant expenses may be your annual property tax bill, which makes it important that you understand where your dollars are going. Property owners may think the total property tax bill is collected only by the City. This is only partially true.

Approximately 89% of your tax bill is distributed to other taxing districts like Highline School District, State School Fund, King County, or Fire District. The City’s piece of the pie is about 11%, which is distributed to the City of Normandy Park and used to provide services to the city, which include police, permitting, facilities maintenance, community development, and other functions like administration, finance, and clerk support services. We work hard to be good stewards of these resources and to provide residents with high-quality services. You will see more information about the FY 2023-2024 Budget in the coming weeks.

Click here to review the current budget to learn more about the city’s resources.

Normandy Park Preschool has some new Staff Members
After starting the Normandy Park Preschool Program in 1991 and filling the role of Preschool Director for 15 years, the city is thrilled to announce the return of Diane Brissenden as the new Preschool Director. Her priorities include:

    • Curriculum and teacher development.
    • Communication outreach.
    • Providing classroom and program management support.
    • Bringing early learning opportunities to Normandy Park.

We are also happy to welcome our new Pre-K lead teacher, Veronica Gilbert. She has extensive experience working with children within the public education school system and is passionate about helping children learn and grow.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in a quality preschool program, please contact us at (206)-248-7603.

SW Shoremont Avenue and Normandy Terrace SW Construction Project
​Southwest Suburban Sewer District (District) has started work to replace a high-pressure sewer mainline on SW Shoremont Avenue and Normandy Terrace SW.  This improvement is necessary to ensure the sewer system has continued functionality and to provide ongoing service and is anticipated to be completed by November 2022. The District has reported that this project may sometimes impact vehicle access to driveways.  Every attempt will be made to accommodate residents, but delays may occur.  District representatives will be placing yellow door flyers the day prior to specific properties being impacted. Residents can expect the following:

    • Anticipated project schedule is September 6th through November 2022.
    • Hours of construction will be 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday thru Friday.
    • Construction equipment and materials will be stored on the shoulders.
    • Construction noise.
    • Local road closures and reroutes.

The District will have a representative available throughout the project, Kitty Carter, who can be reached at 206-432-3509 or email [email protected]. Please do not hesitate to contact them should you experience any problems or have any questions.

Bloodworks Northwest pop-up Clinic at City Hall – September 14th & 15th
In partnership with Bloodworks Northwest, the city is hosting another pop-up blood drive. The need for blood is constant, and there is an emergency need for donors to book appointments in the weeks ahead to stabilize the blood supply. Please click this link to schedule your appointment. Thank you in advance for contributing to the community’s blood supply.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at [email protected].

“Have a great week!”