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Hello and happy Friday North Bend. Welcome to the new edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines below - where applicable - to read full City news releases. November is maintaining its reputation as one of the windiest and wettest months for our region, as an atmospheric river brings more heavy rain today. Stay dry and enjoy your weekend.
Click the linked headline to read a helpful update about the City’s efforts to reduce distribution system leaks as well as increase mitigation water supply. This summer was the second year for the Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO), which ended on November 1st. Thank you to residents for their conservation efforts during the WCO which help protect our local environment and the health of the Snoqualmie River.
This Tuesday, Nov. 16th at 7PM residents can join their elected officials and City staff for the North Bend City Council Meeting. Click the linked headline to view the full agenda packet, including instructions to access the virtual Zoom meeting.
The City invites residents and businesses to make the City shine bright this holiday season as the 2nd Annual Light up North Bend holiday lighting contest returns. Launched in 2020 when holiday traditions were limited by the pandemic, Light up North Bend proved to be such a popular event that we’re bringing it back for 2021. Click the linked headline to enter the 2nd annual LIGHT UP NORTH BEND – A HOLIDAY SPIRIT CONTEST.
In preparation for the 2021-22 winter season, the City has updated its Snowplow Route Map, which includes new neighborhoods and streets. The map identifies Priority 1, 2, and 3 snowplow routes throughout the City limits, as well as priority access point locations. During snow events, Public Works crews focus first on Priority 1 roads. When treatment of those roads is complete, crews then move to Priority 2 roads and follow the same protocol before moving to priority 3 roads.
For the 2nd time in approximately two weeks, the Snoqualmie River is forecast to reach flood phase 3, and expected to flow in the 30,000cfs range in the North Bend area. At this time, it is not anticipated that roadways within our City limits will be impacted, but the City’s Public Works Dept. will closely monitor conditions in the event they change. Other roadways in the Snoqualmie Valley could be impacted by floodwater, like Reinig Road and Millpond Road, and especially those in the lower Valley. If you encounter a road closure, please use extreme caution and do not bypass closure barricades.
November 2021 is Flood Awareness Month in North Bend. Due to the City's close proximity to the Snoqualmie River, which has resulted in past flood events - from minor to major - Mayor Rob encourages all residents, especially those residing in flood prone areas, to learn preventative steps and preparedness techniques to preserve and protect their homes and loved ones. The City has compiled an in-depth flood preparation resource list for residents – just click the linked headline to view.
The holiday season is approaching and we’re planning for the return of Holly Days to downtown North Bend on December 4th from 5 to 8PM. See your neighbors, roast some smores, enjoy live performances and watch the Community Tree light up at 6:30PM. We are currently accepting 10 nonprofit vendor applications on a first-come, first-served basis for Holly Days booths. In lieu of booth fees this year, we ask that nonprofit organizations offer a holiday craft or activity for children. Please submit an application by Monday, November 15, and note the craft/activity you plan to offer as noted in the application.
A small section of 436th Ave SE - between SE Cedar Falls Way and SE North Bend Way – is closed for multiple 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 are marked along North Bend Way and Cedar Falls Way in the project area. Local access for residents of 436th Ave SE will be provided.
On Saturday, Nov. 13, at 6PM the largest touring comedy festival in America will be at the North Bend Theatre. SICC attracts hundreds of qualified comedians from around the world, with 32 selected for the Competition. Click the linked headline for additional info.
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Thank you to all of our local veterans. Enjoy this view from the City Hall Veterans Memorial Garden.