Normandy Park City Manager’s report for the week ending April 29, 2022

City Manager’s Report for the week ending April 29, 2022

Progress on key City Council goals
In October 2021, the city council approved a 2022 action plan to help achieve the city’s strategic goals. The action plan is progressing well and I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a brief update. Below is the list of the city’s four strategic goals with an update on the actions we are focusing on to advance these priorities.

1. Maintain financial stability

a. Securing the Diversified Funding Plan for the New Civic Center – The proposed Civic Center Funding Plan was developed using a variety of funding sources, including a voter-approved bond, private donations, grants and funds municipal. The bond issue will be presented to voters in the form of a ballot if city council approves it at the August 2 meeting.n/a primary election. The City Council Fundraising Committee is continuing its work on private donations. And we continue to work to obtain grants for this project.

b. Focus on Economic Development – ​​The City team is working on new policies that will focus on the recommendations made in the recently completed Economic Development Report. Staff hope to introduce this policy in late 2022.

vs. Include a technology plan as part of the overall plan – The Economic Development Committee is continuing to work on this item.

2. Cultivate community health

a. Hire a Parks and Recreation Manager – The former position of Parks Planner has been revised to become a Parks and Recreation Manager. This change allows us to strengthen our opportunities for recreation and special events. Our new staff member is expected to join the team later in May.

b. Approval of a contract for the design/construction documents of the new Civic Center – City Council has decided to defer approval of this contract until the project bond vote is complete. This contract will be reviewed for review in August 2022.

vs. Demolish the Old Recreation Center (City Hall Park) and Old Public Works Building (Marvista Park) – The contract for this work has been approved and work will begin in May.

D. Designation Tree City USA – The city continues to work towards completing the four standards required by the Arbor Day Foundation to become Tree City USA. The last step is to adopt an ordinance concerning the maintenance of public trees.

3. Strengthen the City’s identity and influence

a. Create a brand plan for the town – At its March 29 meeting, city council approved a contract for professional services to carry out the brand plan recommended by the communications committee. This process is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022.

4. Truthful and transparent

a. Improve the audio-visual equipment in the Council Chamber – This new equipment will improve our communications by improving the quality of public meetings and allowing residents to participate in meetings remotely.

2020 census
May is National Bike Month! The Census celebrates by sharing information from the American Community Survey (ACS) 5 Year Estimates on bicycle use. Click here to learn more about the month of the bike and consult the data on commuting by bike in the Normandy park and in the United States

If you have any questions on these or other topics, please contact me at [email protected].

“Have a good week!”

Amy Arrington, City Manager
Normandy City Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (direct phone)

Amanda J. Marsh