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Happy Friday, North Bend! We hope you have a fun and safe Independence Day weekend. Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.
North Bend City Offices Will Be Closed July 4th: City offices will be closed on July 4th to observe the Federal Independence Day Holiday. Normal hours/operations will resume July 5.
Independence Day Fireworks Restrictions for North Bend: As a reminder, only common fireworks are legal within the North Bend city limits and may only be discharged between 9 a.m. and midnight on July 4th. “Consumer Fireworks or 1.4G Explosives” - formerly, "Class C Common fireworks" are defined as commonly sold retail types of fireworks that you will find for sale at the fireworks stands in North Bend, now through July 4.
Looking for a place to purchase common fireworks in North Bend? Three local non-profit organizations are selling them, now through July 4th:
Eastside Fire and Rescue’s th moratorium on outdoor burning is now in effect: The seasonal moratorium on outdoor burning is officially in effect, now through September 30th. As a precautionary measure to reduce fire danger, Eastside Fire & Rescue began the annual burning moratorium on June 15th.
Downtown Block Party and the Festival at Mt. Si are just around the corner! Please consider volunteering at one of these two events. Here is some information:
Meet up with the Mayor: On Wednesday, June 29th, locals got together at Huxdotter Coffee, and chatted with Mayor Rob about a variety of subjects, from ballfields, to parks, to economic development. Interested in joining us at the next meet up? Mark your calendar for August 10th, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please stay tuned for a specific North Bend café location.
City seeking youth applicants for vacancy on Parks Commission: The City of North Bend is seeking youth between the ages of 16 and 18 who reside within the Snoqualmie Valley School District boundaries to fill a youth position on the Parks Commission. Youth interested in serving the community on this important Commission are urged to submit an application.
Update on 436th and 136th Roundabout: Several months ago, we reported on plans to construct a privately built roundabout (RAB) at the intersection of 436th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 136th Street, just north of I-90 Exit 32. Construction of the RAB has begun, and utility installation and relocation will soon follow in July - August, with work being conducted by Puget Sound Energy (PSE). This portion of the project is expected to be complete within a couple months. After that work occurs, concrete pouring for the curbs and islands are tentatively scheduled for September and October before weather conditions become colder and wetter. The final pavement lift is planned for spring, 2023 along with importing of soil, plantings, paint striping, and signage.
Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer at Taylor Town: North Bend City Councilmembers, staff and Mayor Rob recently got some quality build time in with Habitat for Humanity here in North Bend, at Taylor Town. Located at 250 E 2nd Street, Taylor Town consists of seven townhomes, each with approximately 1,250 sq. feet, three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.
Interested in volunteering? Habitat welcomes individuals (over 16) and organizations with all skill levels and interest to join in on the build. Tools, safety gear and training is provided onsite. Learn more and create your volunteer profile HERE.
Congratulations to local business, Pioneer Coffee: Pioneer Coffee recently began a new adventure, as owner of Vintage Baristas, in what was previously Wanted Espresso. They are officially open Friday, July 1st. Baristas is located at 742 SW Mt Si Blvd. They continue to own and operate their Pioneer Café storefront as well, located at 202 W North Bend Way.
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
The return of Downtown Block Party! This photo was captured by Mary Miller atop The Iron Duck, at Downtown Block Party in 2018, as evening sunshine mixed with clouds and music was rockin’ the crowd. Get ready for the return of this totally free festival on July 16, noon to 11 p.m. in downtown North Bend. Learn about music, vendors, kid zone, road closure and parking HERE.