A “closed for business” sign was posted on the front door at Triple Play, the sports bar and live music venue that opened last summer at 3829 Sixth Ave., a space previously occupied by Hell's Kitchen. Well, they made it through football season, at least.
Fife City Council is accepting applications for the unexpired term of Position 3; applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1. The appointee will serve until the November 2015 General Election results are certified.
To be appointed to the Fife City Council, an individual must have resided within the Fife City limits for a minimum of one year at the time of assuming office, be a registered voter, and be 18 years of age or over. These are the same minimum requirements that apply per State law to elected Councilmembers.
Appointment to the Fife City Council will require your attendance at numerous regularly scheduled and special meetings which occur in the evening, on weekends, and during the weekday. City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm or later. There is a need, more often than not, for a Council Executive Session which would be held at 6:00pm prior to a regular City Council meeting. Special Study Sessions are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.
Councilmembers also serve on Council Committees, regional and intergovernmental boards and commissions, and represent the City Council at various community functions. An estimate of the MINIMUM number of hours dedicated to Council activities is about 10-15 hours per week. Councilmember monthly salary is $526.
For further information and to obtain an application, visit www.cityoffife.org or contact Brodie Rota, Executive Assistant at (253) 896-8602.
Due to ongoing slides and saturated unstable slopes, the City of Edgewood monitored and then closed Jovita Boulevard on March 5 at approximately 8 p.m. As of today, March 6, small debris slides continue and the City has determined that the road will remain closed. On the morning of March 7 the City will re-assess the danger from small debris slides, and based on that assessment the road may either stay closed or be re-opened for traffic. Emergency and local access will be maintained.
The City of Tacoma is empowering business districts to bring in more two-wheeled customers. To do it, they’re offering businesses grants of up to $500 to encourage and promote cycling by customers, employees and business owners within Tacoma business districts while increasing cycling visibility.
The grant opportunity falls on the heels of a “Bicycles Mean Business” workshop that shared with Tacoma business districts the strong connection between bicycling and shopping local. Some of the bicycle-friendly business ideas shared at the event included: bicycle date night specials, shared merchant delivery bicycles, personalized safety information coasters/collateral, hotel guest bicycles or banners welcoming cyclists.
Any business owner or member of a Tacoma business district is eligible to apply. Up to $500 will be approved per business district, there are 15 in Tacoma, and projects should have business district approval. The application and more information are available from the City’s website. The deadline to apply is April 4, 2014.
Tacoma residents and visitors can look forward to seeing the projects unfold during the April to December 2014 implementation time frame.
Those with questions may contact Active Transportation Coordinator Diane Wiatr at email@example.com.
Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will repair a culvert, which will require the closure of two lanes during daytime hours on Thursday, March 6, and Friday, March 7.
The closures will be in effect from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Pending work progress, crews may repeat the closures on Saturday, March 8.
Lane closure details:
• Right lane of southbound Interstate 5 exit to South 38th Street.
• Right lane of westbound South 38th Street at I-5.
Motorists should expect delays and increased congestion, and should plan extra travel time to reach their destinations.
Motorists can learn of other traffic impacts by visiting WSDOT’s travel alerts at http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/ and construction updates at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Regions/Olympic/Construction/.