Newsletter - SUMMER - 2022
  • Coming Soon! New Sport Court Gates
  • New Plantings Around Town Hall
  • Park Hours
  • Join the Planning Commission
  • Meet Medina Police Chief Sass and Captain Gidlof
New Sport Court Gates
As many of our pickleball, basketball and tennis enthusiast residents know, the Town’s sport court gates have had a long history of ongoing vandalization.
The Town has plans to replace the sport court’s locking gates with a substantially more secure and tamper proof option. A contractor has been selected but we are still waiting on a final confirmed installation date. The new gates will also use a new code so please keep an eye out for a future email with information on how to request the new code.
Additionally, the Town has received a lot of community input about the maintenance and use of the courts. We would like to explore leveraging that interest in a meaningful way by forming a volunteer committee that would aid the Town in overseeing the condition of the courts and its usage and make recommendations to the Council to support both. If you are interested in these issues and want to be part of the solution, please contact Town staff.
Thank You!
A huge thank you to Hunts Point residents Dan Temkin, Pat and Laurie Finnelly, and Penny O’Byrne for their help to install all the new plants around the Garry oaks and traffic circle. Several of the plants are species intended to attract honeybees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Park Hours
The Town’s park, open spaces, and trails are open to the public during daylight hours (sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset), seven days per week. The use of park property during non-daylight hours is prohibited without prior approval from the Town. Residents wishing to use the park during non-daylight hours must apply for a special events permit
Join the Planning Commission!
There is an opening on the Hunts Point Planning Commission. The Commission is made up of Town residents who offer their time and expertise to help shape Hunts Point’s future. They meet on an as-needed basis (never more than once a month) and meetings usually last an hour. The Planning Commission advises the Town Council on matters involving zoning, land use and long range planning.
To learn more about joining the Commission contact Town Hall at [email protected]. The Town of Hunts Point is strongly committed to citizen participation in government. 
Meet Medina Police Chief Jeff Sass and Captain Austin Gidlof
On July 1, Jeff Sass was appointed as the Chief of Police for Medina after serving as the acting police chief since January 2022. Austin Gidlof was promoted to Captain. 
Chief Jeff Sass spent 30 years with the Washington State Patrol before joining the Medina Police Department, promoting to the rank of Assistant Chief in charge of the Field Operations Bureau. He served most of his State Patrol career in the Puget Sound area as a Trooper, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain before spending the last six years in Olympia as the Assistant Chief. Chief Sass has an extensive managerial background in field operations, budget and finance, event planning, project management, and homeland security. He currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Washington State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He attended Command School at Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and holds an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2015, Chief Sass received the Governor's Award for Leadership in Management after coordinating numerous large-scale events.
Captain Austin Gidlof has been with the Medina Police Department since October of 2012, and has experience as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Supervisor, Detective/Incident Commander with the CSPA Major Crimes Task Force, and Assistant Commander on the King County Independent Force Investigation Team. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Captain Gidlof worked in the private sector in business and sales.
PARKING: Residential parking is allowed along town right-of-way between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Commercial parking is allowed along town right-of-way immediately in front of the serviced residence between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 9.00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Saturday. 

CONSTRUCTION: activities causing noise exceeding 55 decibels are permitted only during the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. No construction is allowed on federal holidays.

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Town Hall Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm*
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