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Posted on: May 6, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Train Depot Project, Volunteering Event, Building Safety Month and More

Weekly Recap T5.6.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! It may not feel like it, but remember: Our warm, sunshine-filled summer is right around the corner. Grab your raincoat and take a stroll downtown. Say hello to your local businesses and check out the freshly planted hanging baskets. 

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North Bend Awarded Grant, Train Depot to Receive New RoofAt the May 3, 2022 North Bend City Council meeting, Council unanimously approved a resolution accepting construction bids for the North Bend Train Depot Roof Rehabilitation project, awarding the construction contract to AMER-X Inc.

The 35-year-old roof is weathered, and in need of replacement. In 2021, the City was awarded $150,000 in grant funds from the Washington State Department of Commerce (DOC) for the project. There is no match requirement for this grant.

An Opportunity to Get Involved: Meet Up with the NBDF at Volition Brewing on May 10thLooking for a fun way to get introduced to local volunteerism? The North Bend Downtown Foundation (NBDF) invites community members to join them at Volition Brewing on Tuesday, May 10th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for a Meet and Greet. Learn more about the NBDF HERE.  

Mayor McFarland Proclaims May Building Safety MonthMay is National Building Safety Month and is sponsored by the International Code Council (ICC) and supported by the City of North Bend. Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. Read Mayor Rob’s Proclamation HERE

This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. Learn more about Building Safety Month by visiting the City’s Building Department webpage, HERE

North Bend Yard Waste Recycling Program: May 7th and 21stSpecial Recycling Event: May 14th! : The next 2022 North Bend Yard Waste Recycling program is set for Saturday, May 7th and May 21st. This annual recycling program is open to North Bend residents and property owners on select Saturdays, April through October, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the North Bend Public Works building, 1155 E. North Bend Way.

The City of North Bend and the Snoqualmie Tribe’s annual spring Special Recycling Event happens Saturday, May 14th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Snoqualmie Middle School (SMS), 9200 Railroad Ave SE. This year’s event also includes free giveaways with a limited number of prizes for attendees.

Infrastructure Projects Abound Around Town Beginning this week, you have likely encountered an array of traffic improvement projects as you’ve made your way around town. These are weather-dependent projects, specifically at:

  • Park Street, near the Park Street Roundabout
  • NE 6th Street and Ballarat Avenue, continuing east
  • Southeast North Bend Way and 436th Avenue Southeast Roundabout
  • 2nd Street, between Ballarat Avenue and Bendigo Boulevard 

Plan for Delays On I-90 from North Bend to Ellensburg for Summer ConstructionCross-state travelers may need to add extra travel time to their trips this summer and fall. The Washingon State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and crews will be busy improving multiple sections of I-90, from North Bend to Ellensburg.  

North Bend Library to Clear Late Fines for All Patrons with “A Fresh Start for All”

Beginning May 4, the King County Library System will clear late fines for all patrons with a new initiative called "A Fresh Start for All." This one-time waiver gives patrons a fresh start on their account and enables access to all KCLS materials.

In case you missed it: The City of North Bend Quarterly Business Bulletin : North Bend's Quarterly Business Bulletin is packed with fresh, local business news. Learn about newly opened businesses, City updates as they pertain to businesses, messages from the Mayor, event information and more.

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Picture of the Week

Spring in the Pacific Northwest is all about ferns; fiddleheads popping up out of the ground and announcing their presence is quite the sight to behold. Local photographer Scott Rickenberger shared his photo in early April via Facebook. 

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