Elfendahl Pass Road Open

Elfendahl Pass Road is now open to all traffic. (County Road 80610). If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department (360) 427-9670, Ext. 450

November 26, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Olympia City Services

All City offices including City Hall, Olympia Municipal Court, Olympia Probation Services, and The Olympia Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

City Services Provided

  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services.
  • Free Parking: Customers shopping downtown are reminded that they do not need to pay the meter on City-recognized holidays.
  • Parks Open: All forty Olympia Parks will be open from dawn to dusk.
  • Public Works Emergencies: Citizens with a Public Works emergency (drinking water, wastewater, STEP alarms, or transportation) can call emergency dispatch at 360.753.8333.
  • Recycling WILL Be Collected: Regular collection services will be provided to residential and commercial customers.  Remember, crews may arrive earlier than normal on holidays, so set your cart out by 6:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

Intercity Transit
Intercity Transit will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. For more information please visit intercitytransit.com or call 360.786.1881

November 26, 2013

Urban Greenspace Discussion

The City of Olympia Planning Commission is hosting a series of informational panel discussions on issues related to how our community will grow and develop over the next 20 years. Community members are invited to attend the third in this series, “Urban Greenspace,” on December 9, 2013, at Olympia City Hall, 601 4th AVE E in the City Council Chambers.

Olympia is expected to welcome over 20,000 new residents over the next two decades, and with that awareness comes a need to understand how we can create a denser community while maintaining and enhancing livability. Vital to livability are opportunities to experience the natural environment, so will denser development lead to fewer opportunities for residents to come into daily contact with nature?


Thurston County Gov: Thanksgiving Closures

Thurston County government will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. All offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, December 2.

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection will still be done in Thurston County on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Customers are reminded to have their garbage and recycling bins ready by 6 a.m. on their regular collection day.

The county’s Waste and Recovery Center in Lacey will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and will re-open on Friday, November 29 for regular hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•    Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services. Residents are urged to use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only.  

•    Thurston County Sheriff Non-emergency Services: Residents of unincorporated Thurston County are urged to call the Sherriff’s Department non-emergency number at (360) 704-2740 for non-emergency issues like noise complaints. 9-1-1 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only.

•    County Parks Open: Burfoot Park, Frye Cove Park, Kenneydell Park and the Off-Leash Dog Park at the WARC will be open during regular park hours.

•    Intercity Transit: IT will not operate its local or express bus service on Thursday, November 28. Regular weekday service will resume on Friday, November 29, including Dial-A-Lift service. For more information, visit www.intercitytransit.com or call (360) 786-1881.