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Happy Friday North Bend and welcome to the new edition of your Weekly Recap. We’ve made it through our first big rainstorm of the season. This storm highlighted the importance of clearing leaves from storm drains. You can help our Public Works crews by removing leaves if you happen to notice the issue. Enjoy the Halloween weekend. We hope it’s filled with fun. Remember to click linked headlines where applicable below to read full news releases.
Join Mayor Rob McFarland, City Staff, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and community volunteers today - 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.
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.
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 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.
Autumn is upon us and that means the Halloween Train is running this weekend – Oct. 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.
A new King County Health Order requiring some local businesses to verify Covid-19 vaccination, or a negative test began 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.
Beginning the week of November 1st, a small section of 436th Ave SE - between SE Cedar Falls Way and SE North Bend Way – will close for several weeks as crews continue work on a privately-funded roundabout at the intersection of North Bend Way and 436th.This work is weather dependent and subject to change. Detour routes will be clearly marked along North Bend Way and Cedar Falls Way in the project area. Local access for residents of 436th Ave SE will be provided.
Community members will soon notice construction near the historic Tollgate Farmhouse as Si View Metropolitan Park District (MPD) continues working on its Tollgate Farm Park Improvements Project. Work is expected to begin soon that will construct a new barn on the property along SR 202. The barn will support future agricultural programming at the park and will be built near the historic yellow farmhouse. Click linked headline for more details.
Join your elected officials and City staff for the November 2nd City Council meeting at 7PM. Click the linked headline to view the full agenda packet, including instructions to access the virtual Zoom meeting.
This week during a City Council Workstudy session, Councilmembers recommended a 38% increase in grant funding for local nonprofit organizations that serve community and human service needs of North Bend residents. This increase follows an approximate 31% annual increase in 2021. In total, City Councilmembers recommended $198,000 in human services and community organization grants for 2022.
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.
Our small mountain town was featured in this month’s 425 Business issue. The article highlights some future economic development projects, city businesses and the impact of outdoor tourism. Click the linked headline to read the full article.
Wonder what’s happening in and around North Bend? Look no further than this informative Business Bulletin Newsletter. Click the linked headline to read the October issue.
One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings is to follow us on social media. We are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stop by and become a City of North Bend follower today. You can also find the City on NextDoor HERE.
King County Parks featured this Fall photo of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River this week in their social media channels. Enjoy.