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Posted on: February 12, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Water FAQ; Snowplow Routes; Local Valentine's Day Promos

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Brrr... and welcome to the latest edition of the North Bend Weekly Recap. Remember to click the linked headlines where applicable to read full news releases. Reminder that Monday, February 15th, is a holiday and City Hall will be closed. Stay warm and safe - and have a Happy Valentine's Day, too.  Our Public Works Department is actively monitoring weather forecasts and conditions. If/when snowflakes begin falling, our crews are ready!

North Bend Snowplow and Street Treatment Info: Be Prepared for Winter Weather

The coldest temperatures of the season, along with the possibility of snow, are expected in the Puget Sound region.  With some Arctic air funneling into Western Washington through the mountain passes, high temperatures for North Bend are predicted to hover near freezing this weekend. Our public works crews are ready and monitoring weather conditions closely. Click the linked headline to see the City’s snowplow routes, street treatment policies and other tips to help our snowplow drivers in the event of measurable snow.

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City to hold February 16th Public Hearing on Proposed Sewer Rate Increase

The City of North Bend has scheduled a public hearing to solicit input and comments on a proposed sewer rate increase. The Public Hearing will happen during the Tuesday, February 16th regular City Council Meeting at 7PM. The meeting will be held online using Zoom Meetings.  The small increase will fund the Wastewater Treatment Plant High Priority Improvements Project. 

North Bend Water FAQ Available

Have questions about water? We have a new website page that contains answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the City’s water supply and water infrastructure planning. Click the linked headline to view the Q&A.

SIDEWALK, STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS APPROVED FOR DOWNTOWN NORTH BEND

Last week, the North Bend City Council approved two contracts that will bring improvements to downtown sidewalks on 2nd Street and pavement on Park Street. Both projects are identified in the City’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  Design and construction will happen in 2021 and 2022.

February 16, 2021 Council Meeting Packet Available

Join us for this Tuesday for the regular North Bend City Council meeting. Click the linked headline to view the entire Council agenda packet. The virtual meeting will be held using Zoom Meetings.

REPUBLIC SERVICES TO LAUNCH NEW NORTH BEND GARBAGE, RECYCLING ROUTES MARCH 1ST

Starting March 1, 2021, Republic Waste will launch new garbage/recycle collection routes in North Bend, with approximately 50% of City customers being assigned new service days. The updated schedule will increase efficiency and balance existing  routes – resulting in less time that trucks are on City roads. Republic will also be adding new routes to serve the City’s growing population. If your collection day will change, Republic Services will notify you of your new service day by mid-February.

Tree Removal Begins Soon for Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Project in Downtown North Bend

In late February/early March Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County will begin site preparation work for its newest community located at 250 E. 2nd Street in downtown North Bend. Site preparation on the land parcel at E. 2nd Street and Janet Ave includes tree removal. There are plans to save two trees on the property, though. The new, income qualified affordable housing project includes 7 townhomes, each with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.

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Keep Up with City News and Happenings on Social Media

Are you on social media? We are too. You can follow the City of North Bend to keep up with news, events, and other information. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

North Bend Covid-19 Activity Update

Covid-19 activity increased this past week in North Bend. Over the past 14 days there were 13 new cases reported in the City with a 9.3% test positivity rate. The City’s 7-day daily case average also increased from .6 to 1.3  Although vaccine rollout is ramping up, it is still vital to follow public health guidelines – spread out, mask up and keep social circles small – to #KeepNorthBendHealthy until the vaccine reaches more of our population in the coming months.

king county COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

For more info on King County’s COVID-19 vaccine dose status, including how many people have been vaccinated for COVID-19, their demographics, and the number of doses allocated to providers in King County, visit the King County Public Health vaccine dashboard HERE.

State COVID-19 Vaccine  Update

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reported that as of February 6th, more than 940,000 doses of vaccine have been given across the state, which is nearly 80% of the 1,195,207 doses that have been delivered to providers and long-term care programs. Washington is currently averaging 26,857 vaccine doses given each day.

Happy Valentine's Week: Local Business Promotions

North Bend organizations have been celebrating Valentine's Day all week. In response, our community has been shopping local and sharing the love. Looking for ways to support a local business? Here are a few:

  • Start your Valentine’s weekend off right, with Huxdotter Coffee’s Red Velvet Cake Latte!
  • Enjoy a Special Menu at Wildflower Bistro on FRI and SAT!
  • Jam with JazzClubsNW via livestreamed performances at 8PM on FRI with Jay Thomas and Friends, on SAT with Kelley Johnson and John Hansen!
  • Stock up on Blue Streak Chocolates at birches habitat!
  • Get your exclusive North Bend Theatre posters, private rentals and more!
  • Don’t forget your furever Valentine. Pet Place Market has got some themed-out, adorable cozy and tasty surprises!
  • Bring a smile to a loved one’s face with DT vintage & More's new clothing, plaid hearts and more!
  • Purchase art from Twede's Cafe’s new, limited edition Valentine’s Day collection!
  • Pre-order your fresh baked Valentine’s Day treats from The North Bend Bakery!
  • Visit Erika Laureano Design this week to check out her new one-of-a-kind jewelry from the Gems And More collection - just in time for Valentine's Day!
  • Get a deal on cute, colorful eyewear that your loved ones will swoon for, and so will you…Clarity Eyewear Boutique's Blue Planet Eco-eyewear is 50% off, while supplies last!
  • Give the gift of a clean house, thanks to The Cleaning Authority - Snoqualmie Valley Valentine’s Day gift certificate!
  • Shop online via JCK Gifts’ new online gift shop, or head over, masked and in-person!
  • Support local youth and celebrate positivity with The Trail Youth's freshly roasted coffee, TY mugs and merch with positive affirmations!
  • Express your love with a professional massage from North Bend Therapeutic Massage. Now offering special discount gift certificates through Valentine’s Day!
  • Explore North Bend Premium Outlets for a wide array of Valentine’s deals!
  • Il Paesano Restorante is offering a delicious array of Valentine’s Specials, including rigatoni al salmone, penne al forno and lobster ravioli. Call 425-831-0099, 425-270-0436 and visit www.ilpaesanoristorante.com for dine-in details!
  • Also...enjoy those beautiful Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis hearts! For more information, click here.

GRANT FUNDING BRINGS NEW LARGE WAYFINDING SIGN TO NORTH BEND WAY

Last week the City installed a new, large wayfinding sign near the often-busy intersection of  North Bend Way and Mt. Si Road – the primary entrance point to one of the City’s most popular outdoor recreation areas - in support of local businesses. The new sign was installed as part of a Port of Seattle Economic Development grant program and will direct visitors from this popular outdoor recreation spot to downtown North Bend businesses.

Snoqualmie Valley-Northeast King County Community Needs List Survey

Important FYI for unincorporated (outside city limits) North Bend residents. King County Local Services is working to develop a community-identified list of service, program, facility, and capital improvement projects in support of the community’s vision. The community is the driver of this, so if you live in unincorporated areas of North Bend - King County Local Services wants to hear from you. Have a say. Help develop this 20-year vision by taking part in the survey HERE.

NORTHWEST RAILWAY MUSEUM OFFERS WINTER TRAIN RIDES DEPARTING FROM NORTH BEND

Last month the Northwest Railway Museum launched scenic winter, socially distanced Saturday  train rides through the upper Snoqualmie Valley. This is the first time in the Museum’s history that visitors can take the historic railway excursion along the Museum’s 5.5 miles of track during the winter months of January – March and includes departures from downtown North Bend. Multiple North Bend departure times give riders the opportunity to visit local shops and enjoy other downtown amenities. The train departs from the North Bend Depot at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, and 1:30PM. [All public health guidelines, including masks, frequent cleaning, and reduced capacity, are followed onboard.]

OUR MAILING ADDRESS HAS CHANGED

The City has changed its mailing address. No more PO Box. Instead we are using our physical address: 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend, WA 98045. Please note the change for utility bills and other correspondence.

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