After taking a week off, the Olympia City Council will meet at City Hall for a special study session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a regular meeting at 7.
On the agenda for the regular meeting is council authorization for the HUB Junction Project at the intersection of the Woodland and Chehalis-Western trails on Pacific Avenue at the Olympia-Lacey border.
The project is a joint effort by Olympia, Lacey and Thurston County to create an easier way for trail users to get their bearings. Landscape architect Robert Droll created a concept drawing for a small plaza at the junction. The plaza includes seating as well as an informational kiosk that shares history about the space and project.
Following council approval, city staff will share the design with Thurston County Commissioners and the Thurston Regional Planning Council before moving forward with final design and construction, according to a staff report.
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Also on Tuesday’s council agenda, Mayor Stephen Buxbaum will issue a proclamation in support of National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The proclamation will ask residents to conserve water throughout the month of April as part of a nationwide contest. The city with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge will be eligible to win prizes, according to a staff report.
The 5:30 p.m. study session will focus on renewing the city’s formal agreement to work with the Olympia Coalition of Neighborhood Associations. The original three-year agreement was established in 2012 as a way to involve neighborhoods in city decisions and increase public awareness of city issues.
The association has held meetings regarding everything from public safety and cell towers to park management and urban planning.