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Posted on: February 4, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Message from the Mayor, Volition Building Honored, Meadowbrook ULID update

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Happy first Friday in February North Bend! Welcome to the new edition of the Weekly Recap. It was a pretty busy week around town, and we hope this newsletter helps keep you up to date. Remember to click linked headlines to read full news releases. 

Message from the Mayor: 2021, A Year in Review

NEW - Catch up with City happenings and learn about some of last year’s accomplishments when it comes to things like transportation and infrastructure improvements, new businesses, and community development projects with Mayor Rob’s new message to the community. Click linked headline to read.

Volition Brewing Building Honored with King County Preservation Award

This past week Craig Glazier and the Volition Brewing team were honored with the 2021 John D. Spellman Historic Preservation Award in the Adaptive Reuse category for their renovation of the Glazier Dry Goods Store building in the historic downtown core. Click linked headline to watch video of the award-winning project. 

February 1st City Council Meeting Recording

If you missed this week’s City Council meeting, a recording is available in the City website Media Center. Click linked headline to watch now.

Resolution Approved to Include City Properties in Potential Meadowbrook ULID

This week City Councilmembers unanimously approved a resolution confirming the inclusion of City-owned properties within a potential Meadowbrook Sewer Utility Local Improvement District (ULID). The sewer network system project area includes most of the western portion of the City limits that is not currently served by sewer and relies on septic systems and associated drain fields

City Hall to Remain Closed through February

As a preventative measure to mitigate the spread of the highly contagious Covid-19 Omicron variant, North Bend City Hall was closed to the public in late December. At the time of the initial closure announcement, it was anticipated City Hall would be closed through January with an assessment of conditions to determine if an extension was necessary. Due to the ongoing high community Covid-19 transmission rate, City Hall will now remain closed through February.

Don’t Forget to Vote, Feb. 8th

Don’t forget to cast your ballot in the Feb. 8th King County Election. The Snoqualmie Valley School District has two ballot initiatives to replace their EP&O and Tech Levies. Ballots were mailed to registered voters in mid-January. 

Online Voting Open for 2022 King Conservation District Board Election

King Conservation District (KCD) is holding its annual Board Supervisor election January 18, through February 8, 2022. Four candidates are vying for position #2. Their statements can be found at www.kingcd.org/elections. Like the last two years, the KCD election will primarily rely on electronic ballot access, with alternative options for printing and mailing in ballots.  Click linked headline to vote.

North Bend Covid-19 Activity

According to King County Public Health, Covid-19 community transmission level in North Bend is still categorized as high, although declined for a third consecutive week. During the past 7 days, 39 new cases were reported – a 60% decrease from the previous week when 97 cases were reported. No new hospitalizations were reported during the past two weeks. Vaccinations, boosters, masking and physical distancing are all encouraged by Public Health officials to slow the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant and reduce stress on the healthcare system. 

Keep up with the City on Social Media

One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings and breaking news 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

Picture of the Week

Thank you to Don Detrick for sharing this wonderful sunrise photo taken last week. 

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