LaceyLife – June 2023
PAST-DUE WATER BILL? YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The City waived collections and disconnections for past-due balances on Lacey water bills during the pandemic, however, they will resume this summer.
Financial Assistance Available
The City is committed to providing access to services and support to prevent collections and/or disconnection of water service for our customers. If your account has a past-due balance, you have the following options to avoid collections or disconnection:
- Pay past-due balances in full.
- If your past-due balance was accrued between February 1, 2023 and May 31, 2023, contact the City before July 10 to set up a payment plan.
- Contact the Community Action Council (CAC) to apply for assistance through a variety of grants and programs.
In-Person Assistance Available at City Hall
To make it easier to access financial assistance, the City partnered with the CAC to have staff available at City Hall (420 College St SE) on the dates and times on the right.
Forms Available at City Hall
CAC financial assistance application forms are available at the City’s Utility Billing office (420 College St SE) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
To find out more about resources available, qualification guidelines, and how to contact the City or the CAC, visit our Utility Billing webpage.
GEAR UP FOR FREE SUMMER FUN!
Once again our Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation staff has an awesome line up of Lacey in Tune and Play in the Parks FREE entertainment this summer. From magic to music to movies — and everything in between — there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
The fun begins on Wednesday, July 5 with the first Lacey In Tune concert by Full Metal Racket, the 133rd Washington Army National Guard Band’s rock-inspired ensemble at noon in Huntamer Park. Check out the entire summer schedule.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! LACEY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: MONDAY, JULY 3 • RAINIER VISTA COMMUNITY PARK • 4-11 PM
Join us for a day of fun at the Lacey Fireworks Spectacular sponsored by TwinStar Credit Union, Capital Development Company, and Interstate Batteries. Our free, community event features live music, an aerial acrobatics performance, kids activities, an amazing fireworks display set to music, and more! You can also purchase food from a variety of on-site vendors. It’s a perfect way to spend the day with family and friends!
For event details including a site map, parking and free shuttle information, entertainment schedule, and traffic impacts, visit the July 3 Fireworks Spectacular webpage.
We hope to see you there!
It’s important to the City that our community has access to high-quality drinking water. To learn about the City’s programs that help ensure your water is safe and reliable all day, every day, see the 2022 water-quality testing results, and view the 2023 Consumer Confidence Report (available online June 5), visit CityofLacey.org/Water-Quality.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH WHEN VISITING OUR PARKS
Lacey has over 1,200 acres of parkland and open spaces— plenty for all to enjoy! For everyone’s safety and park enjoyment, you must keep your dog on a leash when visiting one of our parks, even if you don’t see other park visitors.
The rule is intended to protect the health and safety of the public AND your pet. Using a leash will benefit you, your neighborhood or community, and your pet. Here are a few reasons why you must keep your dog on a leash while visiting our parks:
- Dogs can get spooked and run away, creating a potentially dangerous situation for them.
- Dogs can be unpredictable in unknown circumstances.
- •People and/or other dogs get scared of dogs.
- Park visitors may want to enjoy the park without having to deal with your dog.
- Park visitors who want to meet your dog will have a proper opportunity to do so, without any surprises.
If you encounter a dog off-leash in a park or if you experience an issue or attack, please contact Joint Animals Services at (360) 352-2510 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
DOGS CAN RUN FREE AT THE OFF-LEASH DOG PARK!
The Thurston County Off-Leash Dog Park includes a special area for small dogs, water stations, a sand and gravel area for digging, paths, and fencing. You can take your dog to the off-leash park from 9 a.m. to dusk, seven days a week.
For more information, visit ThurstonCountywa.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Parks-Trails.