POULSBO — The hazy picture surrounding Little Norway’s city hall project should get clearer once the April 30 deadline for proposals arrives.
“We’re going to have four for sure, but it could be five or six or possibly seven,” Planning Director Barry Berezowsky told the city council’s public works committee Wednesday.
Earlier in the week, Berezowsky said he received a call from an interested party asking for information about the city hall project, which came as pleasant surprise.
Ahead of the April 30 deadline, Berezowsky said the city’s long range planning committee will discuss the criteria that will be used to evaluate the potential submittals.
“We’re not going to be comparing apples to apples or apples to oranges,” he said. “We might get brownies.”
The long range planning committee, which consists of Mayor Kathryn Quade, Councilman Ed Stern, Councilman Dale Rudolph and Councilwoman Connie Lord, will need at least two weeks to review all of the proposals, Berezowsky said.
Quade suggested the committee might need a half-day retreat to discuss the different proposals and make its recommendation.
The city is once again enlisting the help of Bremerton economic development director Gary Sexton and other experts to help evaluate the particulars of each proposal, Berezowsky said.
The tentative timeline for a final decision on the project is in June, depending on how long it takes the committee to make its recommendation.
With the council already tackling the city’s new Critical Areas Ordinance and Planned Residential Development Ordinance in May, Councilman Mike Regis expressed his concern about having three major items in the works at the same time.
“I know this is going to take us on into June,” Regis said.