Downtown light pole banners and the park department’s strategic action plan will be discussed at the April administration/operations meeting.

The meeting will be Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.


The council will discuss a proposal by the Downtown Washington Inc. Design Committee to purchase and install new light pole banners in the historic district of the city of Washington.

The proposal is for to hang on each pole with brackets in the historic district, as well as 50 poles on Front Street and Fifth Street. Brackets will be purchased for several poles missing brackets and those on Fifth Street which do not have brackets.

The plans call for a generic Washington banner that can be used in all seasons.

Additionally, the proposal wants to purchase themed banners for various downtown areas. The themed banners will mark shopping, dining and the farmers’ market area.

The banners will have a three-year warranty.

The total cost of the project will be $12,594 with the money coming from the Downtown TIF Fund.

Not included total cost is the purchase of additional 175th Anniversary banners. Those banners would be paid for by the 175th Committee.

Park’s Plan

After months of discussion by the park board, the council will get a chance to review the new strategic action plan.

The park board reviewed the 12-part plan for several months and had two reviews before signing off on the plan.

Now the plan will be forwarded on to the city council for review. If the council approves, the plan could be adopted at the May 5 meeting.

The plan is a 10-year plan for the park department. The park board can review it every year and make changes, but a major overhaul wouldn’t be needed until 2023.

Other Items

With the annual audit complete, the council will hear the 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.