Normandy Park City Manager’s Report for week ending Dec. 2, 2023

The Bond Vote on the New City Hall/Police Station Project moved to April 2024

The City continues to pursue the potential for a new City Hall & Police Station in an existing building on First Avenue. A vital part of this project will be the voter-approved bond needed to support the project.

As information, the City would like to issue a general obligation bond to fund most of this project. If the voters approve, a special levy will be issued on all properties in Normandy Park to pay the principal and interest for the debt. And remember, this type of debt can only be issued if the voters approve it. So, the City plans to present a ballot issue so you can vote yes or no in early 2024. We had discussed presenting this item as part of the Special Election scheduled for February 2024, but the City Council wants to give residents more time to learn about the ballot measure and provide some additional time to help finalize some of the project plans.

The City Council decided at its last meeting that the ballot measure asking residents to support this bond measure will be presented at the April 2024 Special Election. To learn more about the project, visit the City’s website. Stay tuned for more information about the project.

Winter is Coming – Be Prepared

As the weather changes, we want to remind you to protect your house and yourself before cold weather hits. To help you prepare, here are some suggested informational tips:

  • Buy your snow shovel now.
  • Keep water and canned food on hand, just in case.
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts now.
  • Replace the filter in your furnace.
  • Have your chimneys and wood stoves cleaned.
  • Know the City’s snowplow route.

If you click the link, you will see the City has divided the streets into three priority levels. Due to limited resources, in a heavy snow event, you can expect the First Priority Route to be maintained. The second Priority Route will be addressed as resources allow with priority over the third route. The third Priority Route will be managed as resources allow.

If you want more tips, google “winterize your house” for many more suggestions.

Normandy Park Book Locker will soon be Active

Have you visited City Hall this week? If you did, you may have seen the book locker that the King County Library System installed. It is not yet operational but should be shortly. Stay tuned for more updates, including the announcement of the official ribbon cutting.

Light the Park!

Wednesday, December 13th @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Decorate your home with festive lights and earn a chance to win a congratulatory yard sign and an award for the best light display. Normandy Park’s Light the Park was created to honor homeowners who provide a festive, bright display in the winter months. The Normandy Park Arts Commission, in partnership with the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, will be on the lookout for fantastic light

displays on Wednesday, December 13th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. You can help spread the holiday cheer in Normandy Park by decorating your house for the holidays! Awards are limited, but we aim to give as many as possible. Be sure to keep your lights on in December and join the fun.

Announcing the Solstice Soiree

Saturday, December 16th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Normandy Park Community Club (The Cove)

You’re invited to join our first-ever Solstice Soiree! Join your neighbors and the Normandy Park Arts Commission for an evening of music and art, presenting the Orchestra of Flight, a 32-piece orchestral ensemble, and a handbell choir performance by Grace Lutheran. The doors open at 6:00 pm. The Handbell choir begins at 6:15 pm, followed by the Orchestra of Flight. Light appetizers and cake will be served to celebrate Normandy Park’s 70th anniversary. Suggested Dress: Semi-formal Sparkly Solstice Attire. All ages are welcome.

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)