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Posted on: March 16, 2020

North Bend City Hall to Close Temporarily Beginning March 17th

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In accordance with recent public health recommendations, in order to ensure resident and staff safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19, North Bend City Hall will be temporarily closing public facing counters beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17th. City Hall will be open March 17th from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The closure of these public counters in no way impacts the delivery of essential public services, including police, fire and water/sewer services. Many City staff will be telecommuting and will be available through email and phone. Here is a link to the City Staff directory.

The City expects to reopen public counters in accordance with any future public health guidance. In order to ensure minimal disruption to City customers from this temporary closure, many services are available via phone, email, online or by mail. Visit our website at: https://northbendwa.gov/.  

Utility payments may be made online at Pay Utilities Online or by depositing the payments in the drop box located in the parking lot of City Hall. We encourage any applicants who have permits ready for pickup to come to City Hall at your earliest convenience to pay your permit fee and pick up your permit. In the event you are unable to do so prior to the closure of the public counters, please contact the responsible staff members to make arrangements. 

The March 17th Council meeting will proceed as planned at City Hall with no verbal public comment allowed. Citizens are encouraged to submit written comments by emailing them to the City Clerk at soppedal@northbendwa.gov. Anyone attending the meeting will be asked to maintain a minimum 6’ of social distancing between persons.

All City volunteer commission and committee meetings are suspended until further notice. Mayor Rob McFarland is working with the City Council to determine whether future Council Committee meetings and future regular Council meetings will be conducted in person or remotely.  

City of North Bend wants to thank you for doing your part to support our community and avoid the spread of this virus by following the public health recommendations.

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