Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 16th, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 16th, 2018

Monday, APRIL 16th, 2018

1:30pm Community Development Committee

Rick Talbert, Chair
Dan Roach, Vice Chair
Douglas G. Richardson
Derek Young
Jim McCune

Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Meeting materials and video can be accessed at

Proposal No. R2018-39, Water Utility Coordinating Committee Membership and Scope of Coordinated Water System Plan Update A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Updating the Pierce County Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Membership and Authorizing the WUCC to Review and Update the Pierce County Coordinated Water System (CWSP); and Approving the Scope of the CWSP Update.

Sponsored by: Councilmember Derek Young

Continued from last hearing…

It’s been 15 years since our the last update of our Coordinated Water System Plan. This resolution initiates the process and updates committee membership (over 100 voting and non-voting members!!!) One key discussion point is ensuring that all systems, especially smaller ones, are making appropriate investments to maintain the infrastructure. Unfortunately we’ve been running into cases where the County is forced to take over systems that are failing for one reason or another, burdening taxpayers, and hurting customers.

I also want to take a look at efficiencies that might be achieved through shared infrastructure. You can see the rest of the scope in Exhibit D at the end of the bill document in the link above.

Tuesday, APRIL 17th, 2017

3:00pm Council Meeting

Proposal No. R2018-36, Application for RCO Grant for WWRP Projects A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Authorizing the Pierce County Executive to Apply for Funding Assistance for Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) Projects to the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board as Provided in Public Law 114-94, 23 U.S. Code Section 206, Chapter 79A.25 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Title 286 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and Other Applicable Authorities. Sponsored by: Councilmembers Connie Ladenburg, Jim McCune and Dan Roach

This resolution authorizes the Parks Department to apply for grants for a number of projects.

  • Chambers Creek Canyon Trail Development
  • Cross Park Development
  • Foothills National Recreation Trail Trailhead Expansion
  • Frontier Park Acquisition and Development
  • Lake Tapps North Park Acquisition and Development

It’s worth noting that the match for these projects comes from construction impact fees for parks. Without the substantial increase passed in 2016, these projects would not be possible.

My Weekly Calendar

Last year we got a request for my forward looking calendar. Rather than have staff waste their time on public record requests, I decided to publish screenshots. If you have questions, feel free to call. Keep in mind, my schedule isn’t static. Things will get added, deleted, changed, etc. There are conflicts that I have to pick between. But if people want to see where I’m at and who I meet with, that’s fine by me.