Normandy Park City Manager’s Report for week ending Oct. 20, 2023
Important meeting on the City Hall Park Property – October 30th @ 7:00 p.m.
As reported this summer in the City Scene Magazine, the City continues to look at options for a new City Hall and Police Station. When we asked for feedback on this issue last year, residents said we needed to minimize costs. And many supported something located on First Avenue to support public safety. So, we started looking at options other than new construction at City Hall Park. As a result, we are currently reviewing an opportunity to purchase an existing building on First Avenue at the Towne Center Development. Before the City Council approves this project, much planning and work is still needed.
In looking at the financial needs to make this project a reality, the City will need to ask residents to consider a voter-approved bond. To be responsive to our residents, the bond amount of this proposed proposition is $7.5 million, which is half of the previous bond request. If the City Council decides to proceed with the project, this issue will be placed before the voters in early 2024. Before this happens, the City Council wants to discuss plans for the current City Hall site.
So, the City Council will meet on Monday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss this proposed project, with a strong focus on how the current City Hall site could be used if the move occurs. The City is requesting citizen participation in this discussion. Please join us at City Hall to learn more and let your voice be heard.
Coffee with a Cop
On Saturday, October 28th, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., please join Chief Dan Yourkoski and other Department personnel at Empire Coffee at the Normandy Park Towne Center. This is an excellent opportunity for community members to meet their police officers and ask any questions they might have. We would love to see you there!
There is still time to provide your feedback on the City’s Park System
If you didn’t make it to our recent Open Houses, you can still participate in the virtual version of these meetings by using the visioning tool survey online. We recommend using a computer or tablet for best results. Or swing by City Hall and ask to see the park maps. A big thank you to all the residents that have already participated!
If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at [email protected].
“Have a great week!”
Amy Arrington, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)