Oct 28

Mayor’s Message for November 2019

Posted on October 28, 2019 at 2:31 PM by Jan Molinaro

This Veterans Day at the November 12 City Council meeting please join us at 7 PM in City Hall as we honor those World War II veterans that live in the plateau area. It is our hope that the community will support this ceremony prior to the council meeting to meet those who served in a war that preserved Europe’s freedom, as well as establish freedom in the Pacific. As it has been stated in several news accounts, this generation of veterans continue to decrease as they age into their 90’s. The event will be near the beginning of the meeting with a short reception break before the council meeting continues. Bring your kids and grandkids to witness some local history.  
Sep 27

Mayor’s Message for October 2019

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 4:26 PM by Jan Molinaro

Autumn is fully upon our community and with that comes a great time of year. Beside the temperatures getting cooler and the leaves turning colors and falling from our trees, school has been in full swing for a month. After school activities are also keeping kids and families busy with practices and time commitment. If you have not found something to keep yourself or kids occupied this fall the Parks & Recreation Family Activity     Guide – Fall 2019 has a wide range of activities that can still become part of your fun for the remainder of 2019. Access to the guide is at this link; https://www.cityofenumclaw.net/DocumentCenter/View/3910/2019-Fall-Family-Activity-Guide

 

Starting on Monday, October 7 at 6 PM, City Council will be reviewing and discussing the 2020 budget for the city. Any member of the public is invited to attend and learn more about the process and what next year could entail for our community when it comes to planned projects, events and other items related to city business. The other Budget Workshop dates besides the 7th will be October 14 (also City Council meeting), 21st and 28th (City Council meeting) each meeting date will begin at 6 PM.  On those workshop dates with a combined workshop/council meeting the council meeting will be first stating at 6 pm followed by the workshop.

 

Aug 29

September Message

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 3:14 PM by Jan Molinaro

Back to School

The start of September begins the back-to-school process for many Enumclaw families. With the kids getting back into the routine of classes and studying, I wish to emphasize to all drivers to PLEASE be mindful of students walking to schools. It is imperative that we slowdown in school zones, keep to the speed limits and be watchful of the possibility of kids darting out into the street unexpectedly. Allow a few extra minutes this school year when leaving for work so as not to rush when driving. Patience is the one word that comes to mind so our community can avoid any mishaps or worse.

 

2020 Budget

The City Council will begin Budget Workshops on each of the four Mondays in October. These will be October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. On October 14th and 28th a City Council meeting will precede the Budget Workshop. Each of these Monday meetings start time will be 6 PM. The budget is officially released on October 7th.

 Every year city staff begins the process of formulating their department’s financial needs at the beginning of July and completing the process by the middle of September. After which city administration reviews and adjusts the budget to its proposed appearance that is published on October 7th.  Much thought and calculation is done to make sure that the citizens receive the service needed at the most efficient cost. Not every dollar asked is provided, though some increases to a department are warranted.

 Plan to attend one or all of the scheduled Budget Workshops and listen to what 2020 is shaping up to be in terms of your city.