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Posted on: October 22, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: City Nov. 2 Ballot Measure, Take Back Event, River Tree Planting

Rattlesnake Lake WR infographic

Hello North Bend community members and welcome to the new installment of your Weekly Recap. It looks like we have officially entered our stormy fall season, with a windy day yesterday and more rain and wind in the upcoming weather forecast. You can help our Public Works crews by removing leaves from storm drains if you happen to notice the issue. Stay dry and enjoy your weekend – and remember to click linked headlines below to read full news releases. 

Snoqualmie Police Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs, Oct. 23 at City Hall

This Saturday, October 23rd, from 10AM  to 2PM the Snoqualmie Police Department and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration are offering the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring pills for disposal to North Bend City Hall.  (Only pills or patches are accepted.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

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FREE Pet Vaccine Clinic, Oct. 24th

Mark your calendar for an upcoming  FREE Vaccine Clinic for your furry family members. Sunday, Oct. 24th from 10AM to 2PM at Si View Park.  Thank you to Valley Animal Partners for putting on this event.

Reminder: Please Do Not Blow or Rake Leaves into Streets

As the leaves fall, our Public Works Team asks for residents’ help – please do not blow or rake leaves into the streets. This has occurred in past years and those piles of leaves left in streets near sidewalks and storm drains can 1) block those drains and 2) clog and damage the City’s street sweeper. Please deposit those leaves into yard waste containers for proper disposal and composting.

Renewal of City’s Transportation Improvement Tax on Nov. 2nd Election Ballot

The City would like to remind residents that it has a proposal on the November 2nd General Election ballot to renew its Transportation Benefit District (TBD) sales tax that was originally approved by voters in 2011. This sales tax is anticipated to provide over $600,000 annually for citywide transportation improvement projects. 

October 19th City Council Meeting Recording

If you missed this week’s City Council meeting, we’ve got you covered. A recording of the meeting is available in the City website Media Center HERE.

Message from the Mayor

Last week the NEW Quarterly Message from the Mayor was published. This once-a-quarter publication is a great way to catch up on City accomplishments and get latest updates on City projects, Council legislation and more. Click the linked headline to read the full message.

Halloween Train

Autumn is upon us and that means the Halloween Train is running the weekends of October 23-24 & 30-31! Put on those costumes and enjoy a two-hour fall decorated excursion through the Snoqualmie Valley. Click the linked headline for details and tickets.

Boo! Trick-or-Treat Street is Back – Saturday, Oct. 30th

Looking for some Halloween fun? North Bend’s popular Trick- or -Treat Street returns for spirited family fun on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 2 – 6PM. After a one-year pandemic-related hiatus, Trick-or-Treat Street is back and bigger than ever, with over 40 participating downtown businesses, live music, LOTS of candy and ample time for community re-engagement.

trick or treat street

New King County Health Order: Vaccination or Negative Covid Test Verification Starts Oct. 25

A new King County Health Order requiring some local businesses to verify Covid-19 vaccination, or a negative test begins on October 25th. The new order applies to bars and restaurants (indoor), indoor entertainment and recreational events or establishments, and outdoor events with more than 500 people. Remember, our local businesses are required to adhere to this new order, along with the masking. We encourage you to support local, including this new County-mandated requirement.  

Community Invited to Arbor Day Tree Planting Event along the Snoqualmie River

Join Mayor Rob McFarland, City Staff, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and community volunteers on October 29th at 3PM along the South Fork Snoqualmie River Levy near the City’s wastewater treatment plant to plant native trees and shrubs to help restore a healthy forested canopy along the river.  Click linked headline for parking info and directions. 

Lawsuit Challenging Approval of City’s Water System Plan Dismissed

This past week, King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi dismissed a lawsuit filed by Friends of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and River (FOSVT) appealing the Washington State Department of Health’s approval of the City of North Bend’s 2020 Water System Plan. The suit was dismissed  in its entirety with prejudice. Click linked headline for additional details.

Keep up with the City on Social Media

One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings is to follow us on social media. We are active on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Stop by and become a City of North Bend follower today. You can also find the City on NextDoor HERE.

Picture of the Week

Thank you to community members who joined Mayor Rob this week at Trail Youth Coffee House for conversation and a cup of coffee. We plan to do more of these ‘Meet up with the Mayor’ events in the coming months.

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