Sponsors Needed for Summer Meals Programs

OLYMPIA — Ensuring that students in low-income areas receive nutritious meals all year long, including summer, is crucial in their development and in their education. The federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is designed to helping those students. The program is overseen by the Child Nutrition Services (CNS) section of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. CNS will soon be accepting applications from organizations interested in sponsoring summer meal sites.

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February 4, 2014/ Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Public Notice

Updates To Water Quality Standards For Toxics

The Department of Ecology (Ecology) is meeting with key interest groups on Feb. 10 to discuss updates it is considering to the state’s surface water quality standards for toxics, including fish consumption rates.

Ecology’s Delegates’ Table meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PT) at Ecology’s Lacey building on Feb. 10.

The Delegates’ Table is a core group of individuals representing the interests of their respective communities to help Ecology work through key policy issues. The Delegates’ Table will provide advice and perspective to the agency as it addresses the complex science and public policy issues of the rulemaking.

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Electric Vehicle Parking Now Available in Downtown Olympia

Two new level-two electric vehicle chargers replaced two parking meters at City Hall on Cherry Street. The charger provides another great option for Electric Vehicle (EV) owners. The site offers a 3-hour time limit, providing a short term charging option for EV users; with a low $1 per hour charging fee.

Paul Hanna, Fleet and Facilities Supervisor, explains, “The charger is at this location because the existing electrical infrastructure made it the most cost effective location choice for the City. Additionally the proximity to Downtown Olympia and I-5 made it a great choice.” Why ChargePoint? Paul relays, “The ChargePoint® system was a clear choice as they have the world's largest network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the US.”

Karen Kenneson, Parking Services Manager notes that this is just one of the ways the City is promoting alternative fuel vehicles. Not only is Olympia adding electric vehicles to their pool car fleet, the charger is adjacent to City Hall, a LEED Gold certified building. She is proud that Parking Services can help provide another clean energy source option for Downtown visitors and City Hall customers.

Kenneson also wants to ensure that customers are aware that EV parking is managed much like disabled parking. Like disabled parking, EV parking is covered by a State RCW (46.08.185) and carries a fine of $124 if not hooked up to the charger. She relays; “The City will be taking extra steps to ensure signage is clear prior to issuing tickets. But drivers should NOT park in the two EV stalls unless they are driving an electric vehicle AND are plugging in.”

Have questions about EV parking? Feel free to contact Parking Services at 360.753.8017.

February 4, 2014/City of Olympia Public Notice

Theler Community Center and Wetlands Upcoming Meetings

Public Safety Meeting:  Feb. 7, 7PM at the Theler Community Center. Sheriff Casey Salisbury and Chief Ryan Spurling will be discussing the new Belfair Sheriff's Office and what it means to our area then Fire District #2 Chief Beau Bakken will be discussing the new Fire Authority and the changes being made in including the Tahuya region.
Finance Essentials For Non-Profits:  FEB 5, 10:00AM at Theler Community Center. Learn more about correct financial practices for Non-Profits Designed for Board Members, Accountants, and Staff. To learn more click on this link:  Non-Profit Financials  
For more information on either of these events call Theler Community Center and Wetlands at 275-4898
February 4, 2014/ Theler Community Center and Wetlands Public Notice