Olympia Seeking Public Comment On EPA Grant

The City of Olympia is applying for a $200,000 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Cleanup Grant for the two city-owned Isthmus properties located at 529 4th Avenue W and at 505 4th Avenue W. The grant will provide funding for asbestos abatement needed prior to demolition of the two abandoned buildings. This action is needed prior to additional soils investigation and remediation.

The City is seeking comments from the public on the grant application and accompanying Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) report. The ABCA summarizes the site and contamination issues, cleanup standards, cleanup alternatives considered, and the proposed method of cleanup. The public comment period will begin on January 1, 2014 and close on January 15, 2014. The draft application, ABCA and information about opportunities to comment will be available on the City’s website at olympiawa.gov/isthmus on January 1.

To learn more about the grant application and cleanup plan, the City will hold a public meeting on January 9, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., at The Olympia Center located at 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501. Call 360.753.8380 for directions or special accommodations.

The City will include comments and responses in the grant application sent to the EPA on January 22, 2014.

December 24, 2013

Olympia Services Christmas Day

City Services All City offices including City Hall, Olympia Municipal Court, Olympia Probation Services, and The Olympia Center will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, in observance of Christmas.
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. ecycling 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 Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25. For more information please visit intercitytransit.com or call 360.786.1881

December 23, 2013/City of Olympia Public Notice

Plan Your Trip With WSF’s Newest Online Tool

Washington State Ferries customers can now view the number of available vehicle spaces before leaving the comfort of their home or office. WSF is piloting a new terminal conditions page that provides an estimate of available vehicle spaces on the vessel for an upcoming sailing.

“This is just one more tool for our customers,” said David Moseley, WSDOT assistant secretary, ferries division. “Seeing the number of available vehicle spaces in real-time for an upcoming sailing helps our customers make an informed decision about their travel plans.”


Thurston County Government Offices Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

All offices will be open for regular business on December 24 and December 31. Thurston County garbage and recycling customers are reminded that there is no curbside collection service on Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1. For customers who normally have garbage and recycling collected on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, collection will be done one day later after Christmas Day and after New Year’s Day. Remember that bins should be at your curb and ready for collection by 6 a.m. on your pick-up day.