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Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.
Meet up with the Mayor: Connect with North Bend Mayor McFarland at our next Meet up with the Mayor event! Located at Pioneer Coffee, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10th, Meet up with the Mayor is a great opportunity to chat about city-related topics that are important to you, and it's a fun way to get to know your mayor.
North Bend Water Conservation Ordinance Effective August 15th: Each year the City of North Bend’s Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) Stage 1 goes into effect on August 15th. The WCO applies to all homes and businesses within the North Bend City limits and City water customers located outside the City limits. Please read the full Water Conservation Ordinance HERE.
City Council Approves Resolution Prioritizing Water Connections: This week, the North Bend City Council approved a resolution to give first priority for future water connections to residents and property owners living within North Bend city limits. Currently, the City of North Bend provides water to residents and businesses on, and near, the west side of the City, and the Sallal Water Association provides water to residents and businesses on and near the east side of the City. (For a map of both water districts, view the Water Purveyor Area Map HERE.)
Festival at Mt. Si Returns to North Bend August 13th and 14th: The annual, historic Festival at Mt. Si is returning to North Bend after a two-year hiatus on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th. Festival activities include the Grand Parade and the Kiddie Parade, a kid zone, pickleball, the Alpine Days 5k Fun Run, live music, a vendor fair, traditional community contests and more.
Construction on I-90 Between North Bend and Ellensburg Ramps Up Next Week: Cross-state travel will likely be challenging for people who use Interstate 90 between North Bend and Ellensburg starting next week. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and contractor crews are repairing over a dozen bridge decks, widening lanes and replacing several miles of deteriorating concrete panels. This work requires lane closures and traffic shifts. People need to anticipate delays and congestion, adjust travel times or consider alternate routes.
A Quick Annual Sidewalk Repair and North Bend Sidewalk Project Update: The Annual Sidewalk Repair and North Bend Way Sidewalk projects are well under way in town, with active construction right in front of busy, local businesses. When complete, these projects will enhance connectivity, parking and pedestrian safety. They will also repair sidewalk damage caused by trees that have outgrown narrow landscapes. You may have noticed that a few street trees were removed recently along Bendigo Boulevard. Some will be replaced with this work, along with the panels surrounding them. As a reminder, the businesses in the vicinity of these project remain open, and your support is always appreciated.
City Council Approves Ordinance to Form Meadowbrook Sewer Utility Local Improvement District: This week, the North Bend City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the formation of the Meadowbrook Sewer Utility Local Improvement District (ULID). This sewer collection and conveyance system project area includes most of the western portion of the City limits that is not currently served by sewer and relies on septic drain fields for properties whose soils can support it. The approved ordinance follows a public hearing for the Meadowbrook Sewer ULID, which was held on May 17th and continued to June 21st, as well as the February 1st adoption of Resolution No. 2009, which authorized the Mayor to execute a petition to include City-owned properties within the ULID boundaries.
August 2nd Was National Night Out! The Snoqualmie-North Bend Police thanks neighborhood groups in North Bend and Snoqualmie who hosted events and invited your officers to come visit. If you didn't get a chance to say hi, officers will be out at the Boeing Classic, Snoqualmie Railroad Days, the Big Northwest Meet at Dirtfish, and other community events.
In case you missed it: August 2nd North Bend City Council Meeting: If you missed this week's City Council Meeting, the audio recording is available on the City website, within the Document Center. The video, which does not contain audio due to technical difficulties, is located on the City website, under Media Center.
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available: Free at-home COVID-19 tests are once again available, mailed directly to you. Two orders of 5 tests per household each month. SayYesCovidHomeTest.org to order or call 1-800-525-0127 to order over the phone. While supplies last.
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: Ray Bronson, Northern Pacific Agent, North Bend. Photo shared by the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum.