Pedestrian crossing, tsunami ‘vertical evacuation’ site on tonight’s agenda

Will OS City Council approve and move forward on these big projects? Pt. Brown pedestrian crossing cost: $230,000 (grants cover most, city pays $48,000). City of Ocean Shores Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Project cost: just under $4.8 million (grants cover about $4.1 million, city pays the rest). *Even if everything is approved and goes according to schedule, it would not be complete until 2024.

Council will decide on one of four possible locations on Pt. Brown for the pedestrian crossing.

What the ‘vertical evacuation site’ will look like at at 165 Ocean Lake Way SE (along Canal Drive SE):

RequestA Request of the City Council of the City of Ocean Shores, Washington to approve the Point Brown Ave Pedestrian Crossing Location and Project Contract Award.        Presented by: City Administrator, Scott Andersen, City Engineer, Robert Lund and Grant Coordinator, Sarah Bisson        Public Comment        Council Questions and Discussion        Council ActionAgenda BillPoint Brown Pedestrian Crossing Budget FrameworkPoint Brown Pedestrian Crossing Alternate Analysis ReportPoint Brown Pedestrian Crossing Survey Results SummaryOcean Shores Point Brown Pedestrain Crossing Professional Services Agreement – SCJ Alliance Consulting Services 
 9.RequestA Request of the City Council of the City of Ocean Shores, Washington to approve the Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Project Design Contract Award.        Presented by: City Administrator, Scott Andersen, City Engineer, Robert Lund and Grant Coordinator, Sarah Bisson        Public Comment        Council Questions and Discussion        Council ActionAgenda BillProject BudgetProject Concept ImageCity of Ocean Shores Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Project Professional Services Agreement – Degenkolb Engineers 
 10.RequestA Request of the City Council of the City of Ocean Shores, Washington to approve the Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Project Peer Review Contract Award.        Presented by: City Administrator, Scott Andersen, City Engineer, Robert Lund and Grant Coordinator, Sarah Bisson        Public Comment        Council Questions and Discussion        Council ActionAgenda BillProject BudgetCity of Ocean Shores Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Project Professional Services Agreement – KPFF Consulting Engineers

5 Comments

  1. It’s good to know that all our city employees will be saved, for we all know that the only thing taxpayers are good for is to pay the bills.

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    1. Peter B. Jordan says:

      Well, more probably, only those public works employees currently at the shop area when it hits the fan and a few residents very close by will be able to get there. They will be “saved”, unless of course the many engineers who have cast doubt on the ability of any “tower” to withstand the ground turning to mush are right. We can, and should, demand a better answer. And we should ask the people if they want to pay for it; the most definitive public sentiment currently available came from the resounding defeat of this same type of plan in the recently past school election. Maybe that one was the wrong color? Like the sidewalks so soundly opposed by the public, these two projects proposed by the same people just refuse to die. We will likely end up with a tower that won’t stand up and a crosswalk in the wrong place and still no money to repair/maintain things like our streets, buildings and waterways and no definitive plan to move forward. As usual!

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      1. Let us not forget where all the other city hall employees will rush to once they get an advance warning of a disaster coming. We don’t want them to drive too far either.

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  2. Hi Tom, Lori Hardin with Stage West Community Theatre in Ocean Shores. We are preparing to open a new show this coming Friday. I wondered if you might run the following short article about it? I don’t know if you care for things like this, I follow all your local news, but I know you have a large readership, so figured it was worth a try.

    *March News from Stage West Community Theatre: *

    *Stage West Community Theatre is excited to announce the next production coming up in March! Our first production of our season, the one-woman show Erma Bombeck**, was absolutely delightful for audience members ready to venture out to a public performance. As we start to emerge from our pandemic worries, our next production is in the works. *

    *The Immigrant Garden ~ Letters ~* by Caroline Wood is a beautifully written, two-act, 90-minute staged reading. Set in 1910-1911 and told through an exchange of letters between 17-year-old Cecily Barnes of Washington, and 70-something Louise Beauchamp of Yorkshire, this is the story of an English garden and the hearts that grew it.

    Cecily is passionate about having a flower garden and sends to England for seeds. Thus begins a joyous conversation via letters between the women, which grows into a friendship transcending time and oceans. Directed by Lorraine Hardin.

    All performances will be held at the Ocean Shores Lions Club at 832 Ocean Shores Blvd NW. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.

    Performances are 7:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, March 18, 19, 25 and 26 and 2:00 pm on Sundays, March 20 and 27. Tickets are $10 and $5 for students. Tickets are available online at http://www.stagewestcommunitytheatre.org, Dusty Trunk on Point Brown Blvd, Mocha Madness, and at the door.

    Live theatre is the best and we hope to have you join us!

    On Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 11:08 AM The North Beach News wrote:

    > Tom “Press” Scanlon posted: ” Will OS City Council approve and move > forward on these big projects? Pt. Brown pedestrian crossing cost: $230,000 > (grants cover most, city pays $48,000). > City of Ocean Shores Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Project cost: just under > $4.8 million (grants cover” >

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    1. sounds great — please email me info (including cast info?) and a photo or two: tom@thenorthbeachnews.com

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