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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.
East North Bend Water Update: Your City water tap runs with clean, safe, accessible water when you need it. Behind the scenes, your City water department protects the health of the Snoqualmie River and makes the necessary upgrades to its system to ensure that customers will have water now, and well into the future. As we continue to provide this critical and essential service to our customers, we want to ensure that every property owner, business, and resident has access to clean, safe, accessible water, including those served by the Sallal Water Association.
On August 16th, Mayor McFarland attended a meeting of the Sallal Board of Directors and offered to purchase Sallal for its full fair market value to be determined by a licensed appraiser. While Sallal is under an emergency moratorium and cannot provide additional connections, the City can provide the water supply to Sallal’s water service area as soon as the purchase is approved.
Learn more about the East North Bend water update, with Water FAQs and other resources, at https://northbendwa.gov/376/East-North-Bend-Water-Update. Stay up to date with City information on this topic by joining Notify Me, and select East North Bend Water Updates.
Quarterly Message from the Mayor: Every quarter, Mayor McFarland shares city updates with our community. This Message offers thoughts on the East North Bend water update as well as accomplishments from the past few months, while looking forward to upcoming projects and goals.
Your Next North Bend Yard Waste Recycling Event: The City of North Bend’s next 2022 Yard Waste Recycling program is set for Saturday, August 20th. The annual recycling program is open to North Bend residents and property owners on select Saturdays through October, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the North Bend Public Works building, located at 1155 E. North Bend Way. NOTE: Please enter through City Hall, located at 920 SE Cedar Falls Way.
Sip Suds and Si is BACK, September10th: The North Bend Downtown Foundation (NBDF) is once again partnering with wineries, breweries, artists, and musicians to bring you Sip Suds and Si on Saturday, September 10th, from 6 to 9 p.m. Sip Suds and Si is an art walk with live music, wine, cider and beer tasting throughout Downtown North Bend.
Free Shred-it Event, September 10th: On Saturday, September 10th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. residents can bring unneeded documents to North Bend City Hall for safe and secure shredding. The Shred-It event is open to all North Bend residents. Individuals can bring up to two file boxes or three grocery bags of documents. Please do not bring stiff metal, plastic bags or DVDS as they may jam the shredder. City Hall is located at 920 SE Cedar Falls Way.
In case you missed it: August 16th 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.
Thank you for a fantastic return of the Festival at Mt. Si: The historic Festival at Mt. Si returned to North Bend after a two-year hiatus on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th. The valley community showed up and celebrated with parades, lawn games, the Alpine Days 5k Fun Run, live music, a vendor fair, traditional community contests and more. This community event is volunteer-run, and they invite you to join in on the fun planning process for next year! Learn more at www.festivalatmtsi.org.
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 Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance shared this photo on Instagram of summer mountain biking Snoqualmie Valley!