Olympia City Council to hold Public Hearing on Amendment to the 2014 - 2019 Capital Facilities Plan, November 18

The Tumwater City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, to hear testimony on Resolution No. R2014-023, Tumwater's draft 2015 Amendment to the 2014 - 2019 Capital Facilities Plan. The hearing will take place in the Council Chambers at Tumwater City Hall during the Council meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to offer comment.
The Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) lays out construction projects and programs in five categories: 1) General Governmental; 2) Transportation; 3) Water; 4) Sanitary Sewer; and 5) Storm Sewer. The City's CFP incorporates both Tumwater School District CFP and Olympia School District CFP. This 2015 Amendment addresses only new projects proposed to be added to the General Governmental element of the plan.
Copies of the plan are available for review in the Public Works Department at Tumwater City Hall during regular business hours. Written comments may be mailed to the Public Works Department, City of Tumwater, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, WA 98501, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please contact Public Works Director Jay Eaton at (360) 754-4140 for more information.

Safe Deposit Auction Preview Day, Media Availability Nov. 17

Nov. 14, 2014 - Representatives from the Department of Revenue and James G. Murphy Co. will be available in Kenmore on Monday, Nov. 17 for interviews about nex week’s safe deposit box auction. Preview days are Nov. 17 and 18 with the auction to follow on Nov. 19 and 20. The auction is located at James G. Murphy's facility in Kenmore, 18226 68th Ave NE.

Revenue auctions off unclaimed safe deposit box contents every three to five years. The last auction was in 2011. This year’s lot includes a sketchbook believed to be of Pablo Picasso. Other items up for bid: coin collections, jewelry and sports memorabilia.

WHAT: Safe deposit box auction preview day and media availability

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

WHERE: James G. Murphy Co., 18226 68th Ave NE,  Kenmore, WA  98028.

Contact Revenue communication director Kim Schmanke to arrange specific interview time: 360-688-6102 (mobile); 360-534-1602 (desk); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information:

Lost treasures up for auction Nov. 19, 20 in Kenmore, WA: http://dor.wa.gov/Content/AboutUs/newsroom/2014/110314.aspx

WA Commission Adopts Updated Rules For Construction Projects Near Water

 OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted a comprehensive update to the state’s Hydraulic Code rules, which regulate construction projects and other work in or near state waters to protect fish life.

The commission, a citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), approved dozens of changes in the statewide rules during a public meeting Nov. 7-8 in Olympia. The revised rules were developed by WDFW over the past three years with extensive public review.

Common projects requiring approval under the state’s hydraulic rules include work on bulkheads, culverts, piers and docks.


Got a Wood Stove in Thurston County? Get a Heat Pump, or clean-burning natural gas appliance!

The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) has received a small extension of funding to help residents of Thurston County cities and UGAs replace their old wood stoves and fireplace inserts with new, clean, efficient heat pumps and natural gas heating appliances. The funds are available first-come, first-served and the program will end as soon as the funds are expended.