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Posted on: September 23, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Parks, Events, September 20 Council Meeting Updates, COVID Booster and More

Weekly Recap 09.22.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

City Council authorizes contract for work on Taylor Park and Riverfront Park Design project: This week, City Council approved a Motion authorizing a contract with Site Workshop for the William H. Taylor Park (Taylor Park) and Riverfront Park Design Project. Intents for the design project include better connectivity to the downtown, community gathering, efficient use of parking, trails, riverfront amenities and more.

City Council approves ordinance to give first priority for future water connections to residents and property owners living within North Bend city limits: To ensure that City residents and property owners can obtain future water connections during Sallal’s moratorium, the ordinance authorizes prioritizing connections in the following ways:

  • The first priority will be given to City residents and property owners with land located within City limits whether they are customers of City water or Sallal water.
  • The second priority will be given to residents and landowners with property located outside of city limits, but whose properties are served by City water.

If a Water Supply Agreement (WSA) between the City and Sallal is executed in the future, or a consolidation of the two water systems is approved and implemented, the ordinance will be reviewed by City Council for repeal or amendment. View the ordinance HERE.

City Council welcome new youth parks commissioner at September 20th Council meeting: Councilmember Miller introduced a new youth member commissioner to the North Bend Parks Commission at the City Council meeting on Tuesday. Mayor McFarland recommended the appointment of Paige Robbins in part for her enthusiasm to serve as a volunteer in the community and her passion for recreation and the outdoors. Want to learn more about getting involved in city government by joining a commission? Visit https://northbendwa.gov/8/Boards-Commissions

ICYMI: September 20th City Council meeting: If you missed this week's City Council Meeting, the recording is available on the City’s YouTube webpage, linked in this headline. It will also be available on the City’s website, under Media Center, by Monday, September 26th

City Council approves contract for engineering and permitting of Meadowbrook Sewer ULID: This week, City Council approved a Motion authorizing a contract with Gray and Osborne (G&O) for engineering and permitting on the Meadowbrook Sewer Utility Local Improvement District (ULID) process. Next steps in the Meadowbrook Sewer ULID process include the preparation of engineering plans and permitting.

Si View Metro Parks’ Fall Food Trucks Series: The Fall Food Truck Series has arrived, every Thursday, from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m., through October 20th. For more information, visit https://www.siviewpark.org/food-trucks.phtml 

Blues are back in Downtown North Bend on Saturday: The North Bend Blues Walk is back in town on Saturday, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The festival will feature 23 bands and more than 70 musicians throughout 18 Downtown North Bend venues. 

Mt. Si Hill Climb is in town on Sunday: Residents may notice participants of the Mt. Si Hill Climb Trail Run in downtown North Bend. The event runs from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m., which includes time for set-up and take-down. Approximately 150 runners are expected at the event that will utilize City sidewalks in the vicinity of West Second Street and Main Avenue North. The Mt. Si Hill Climb will start and finish at Pro Ski and Mountain Service, located at 112 West Second Street. The route takes runners from West Second Street to Main Avenue North and then follows the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and the Mount Si Trail systems. 

COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent Boosters now available via Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s drive-thru COVID Barn: This week, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital began administering COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent Boosters via their drive-thru COVID Barn! No need to make an appointment, just drive up between 8 and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. If you'd prefer to reserve a time, visit https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/A4yalp  

Last Thursday, Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services (SVSS) hosted their Reclaiming Stability Benefit: Mayor McFarland and Councilmember Miller joined many others in celebrating 10 years of exemplary work at SVSS in serving people who are living unhoused in Snoqualmie Valley. Looking for a way to give back? SVSS recently announced that all donations made through today (Friday, September 23rd), will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/48a5cmnn.  

Snoqualmie Valley Housing Summit - Finding New Ways to Affordability: On Thursday, Rob Wotton of Umpqua Bank and the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Snoqualmie Valley Housing Summit at the North Bend Theatre. City Administrator, David Miller, discussed strategies to make housing more attainable for rural and small communities alongside builders, nonprofits, local government, funders, and community stakeholders. 

Sweet Honey Esthetics celebrates their new business with a ribbon cutting: Led by the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce and joined by many, Sweet Honey Esthetics celebrated a lively ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday.

Seeking Input: 2022 City Parks Survey: The City of North Bend invites residents to help plan for future park and trail improvements! The invitation is part of the early stages of commencing an update to the Parks Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete and will help plan for park and trail improvements that best reflect the needs and desires of residents. Responses are due by October 1st. Take the City Parks Survey HERE.

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: This week, @flowphoto_co shared a beautiful early fall river scene on Instagram, describing it as “chasing mermaids in the river.”

Weekly Recap Photo of the Week, flowphoto_co

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