Normandy Park City Manager’s report for the week ending September 5

Normandy Park City Manager’s Report for the week ending September 5, 2022

Budget season is underway at Normandy Park
The 2023-2024 budget season has arrived. By the end of 2022, the city council must adopt the city’s biennial (two-year) budget. This document is probably the most important work product of the city and it fulfills several functions. It allocates resources between departments, reflecting the priorities and policies of the city council, and controls the expenditures of each department. An important part of creating a successful budget is to include the opportunity for public participation. Normandy Park has created a Citizens Budget Advisory Group to achieve this goal.

This advisory group will review and comment on a first draft of the 2023-24 budget with the city’s chief financial officer, Brenda Rolph, and myself. Feedback received at our meetings will help us develop the proposed budget that will be presented to City Council. This is a small group of volunteers, and we still have a few places and meetings start next week. Interested citizens should contact Brenda before the close of business next week at brolph@normandyparkwa.gov. No budget experience is necessary.

If you are unable to participate in the Citizens Budget Advisory Group, don’t worry. You can always participate and express your opinion. While we are developing the budget, you can participate in two public hearings before the budget is approved. Stay tuned to the weekly message for more information on the budget and future important meeting dates. We look forward to hearing from you as we develop the 2023-2024 budget.

City council vacancy
There is still time to apply. The City of Normandy Park is looking for candidates to fill the vacant position of City Council position #1. This temporary appointment will expire upon certification of the November 2023 general election. Interested residents should apply by noon, September 16. To obtain a request, go to the town hall or Click here. Interviews with candidates are scheduled for September 27. For more information, please contact City Clerk Brooks Wall.

Normandy Park entrance signs
Wondering where the entrance signs to Parc de Normandie have been lately? Well, wonder no more! They’re in the town shop getting a fresh coat of wood stain so they can weather another season of Pacific Northwest weather. The refreshed wooden signs will be back in quarters next week.

Bloodworks Northwest Pop-Up Clinic at City Hall – September 14 and 15
In partnership with Bloodworks Northwest, the city is hosting another pop-up blood drive. The need for blood is constant and there is an urgent need for donors to make appointments in the coming weeks to stabilize the blood supply. Please click on this link to schedule your appointment. Thank you in advance for contributing to the community blood supply.

If you have any questions, please contact me at aarrington@normandyparkwa.gov.