Oh the Memories

Brynn Grimley writes:

Time to grab the tissue box. Tonight was the last meeting of the Poulsbo City Council in the city’s old City Hall building. Next week they’ll be in their new digs across the way at 200 Moe Street.

There wasn’t much fanfare at the end of the meeting — after almost four hours of budget talks with city department heads, the council was understandably ready to head home. But they did note the significance of the night.

The city moves its operations to the new facility starting Monday, Nov. 15. All the boxes are packed and the moving company is scheduled to shuttle everything across the way over the weekend. An official grand-opening is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17. The public is invited to attend.

Here’s the schedule of events for the opening ceremony:

The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with a welcome by Mayor Becky Erickson. The hall will be receive a Tribal blessing from the Suquamish Tribe, then Erickson and former Mayor Kathryn Quade will place a time capsule filled with various items from the city’s history in the building somewhere (not sure where it will go); Councilman Dale Rudolph, County Commissioner Steve Bauer, Quade and former Mayor Donna Jean Bruce will also speak. Erickson will end the festivities with acknowledgements, then the citizens will be invited up to cut the ribbon.

Refreshments will be served following the festivities— but don’t expect City Council members to stick around too long, they’ve got official city business to take care of starting at 7 p.m. for their regular meeting in the new council chambers.

One thought on “Oh the Memories

  1. When I first became a Kitsap Sun reporter I covered both Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge had this palatial council chamber. Poulsbo’s chamber was older and smaller than most of the classrooms I was ever assigned to. Poulsbo’s meetings, however, were shorter (especially because council members constantly reminded Ed Stern to keep his comments short), better run and the chairs were much more comfortable.

    I haven’t been to Poulsbo council chambers in a long time, but I’ll miss them.

    Steven Gardner
    Kitsap Sun reporter

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