City Manager’s Report: New emergency notification system for SeaTac citizens

By Joseph Scorcio

City Manager, SeaTac

The City of SeaTac has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications, which allows the city to telephone all of the city or targeted areas in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action, such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices.

The system then delivers a recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.

However, this system is only as good as the telephone number database that supports it.

If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called. Individuals and businesses are given the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database. No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included.

All individuals and businesses should go to the City of SeaTac webpage and follow the link in the upper left to get to the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” page. Those without Internet access may call the SeaTac Fire Department at 206.973.4500 to supply their information over the phone.

Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well.

There is no charge to register for or use CodeRED and your personal information will be kept confidential.

Waterfront Park Community Meeting

A new two-acre waterfront park will be constructed on a portion of the former Hughes property site just south of Angle Lake Park.

John Barker Landscape Architects has developed a design for the park and we will share the latest design at a community meeting on Wednesday, March 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

The park will improve public access and provide opportunities to walk and enjoy the beautiful shoreline setting on the southwest shore of Angle Lake. An eight-foot wide trail will provide a connection from Angle Lake Park to the new waterfront park.

For more information please call Lawrence Ellis, director of Parks, Community Programs and Services at 206.973.4681.

Connecting 28th, 24th Avenues
A new project extends roadway and non-motorized improvements from the intersection of South 200th Street and 26th Avenue South to the intersection of South 208th Street and 24th Avenue South.

The project completes the gap in the 28th/24th corridor and provides an alternate north/south arterial to SR 99 and mitigates congestion. It also improves access to the Angle Lake Light Rail Station in lieu of widening SR 99.

The project is a regional partnership between SeaTac, Sound Transit, Port of Seattle, Washington Department of Transportation and Des Moines.

Access will enable development of adjacent properties.

Beginning Monday, March 27, the contractor will begin paving work within this intersection from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will start by closing the I-5 ramps to grind existing pavement. They will also be grinding pavement on South 200th Street from the edge of Military Road South to approximately 300 feet west.

Lane closures on South 200th Street and Military Road South are expected for this work and traffic control will consist of an off-duty officer and flaggers.

The detour is only for I-5 ramp closure. No detour for S. 200th Street or Military Road S. is scheduled. P

Nighttime paving of this area is scheduled in following weeks, weather depending.

Traffic safety emphasis
During the first two weeks of March SeaTac Police participated in a Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) Emphasis campaign titled “Five to Stay Alive.”

This grant-funded emphasis was created to address speeding, DUI, distracted driving and seatbelts.

LifeSaver awards
The chief of the Metro Transit Police Department came to City Hall to present SeaTac Deputy Zach Brubaker with a LifeSaver Award for an incident that occurred on Nov. 9, as Zach and his partners were working for Metro Transit Police at a protest near Westlake Park in Seattle.

From their post, Zach and his partner heard gunshots and responded to find five people shot on the street. Zach was able to apply a tourniquet to stop one victim’s bleeding while his partner tended to another victim.

Major Dave Jutilla expressed his sincere appreciation for Zach’s efforts that night and his time in service to Metro.

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