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Posted on: September 30, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Upcoming meetings, events, Behavioral Health hire, traffic alert and more

Weekly Recap 09.30.22

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

Loud munitions from Fire Training Academy, October 3rd through 6th: The Washington State Fire Training Academy (FTA) has notified the City that it is hosting the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Bomb Squad on their property, Monday, October 3rd through Thursday, October 6th. The WSP Bomb Squad will be using the FTA property and are planning several exercises that might emit loud sounds.

Traffic Alert: Park Street Turn Lanes Project scheduled to begin Monday: On Monday, October 3rd, Reed Trucking and Excavating will begin work on the Park Street Turn Lanes Project. Work includes installation of new vertical curb and gutter, sidewalk, raising and replacing sewer frames and grates, traffic loops, striping, and traffic control. A temporary road closure will occur on Park Street between Bendigo Boulevard and Main Street from Wednesday, October 5th through Friday, October 7th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. When complete, the project will provide an additional travel lane at the Park Street westbound approach to the Bendigo Boulevard intersection.

Last day to provide 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.

Public Hearing Notice regarding School Impact Fees: October 4, 7:00 p.m., in-person or virtual. A public hearing to receive comments on proposed changes to Impact Fees collected on behalf of the Snoqualmie Valley School District as a result of their adopted 2022 Capital Facilities Plan will be held during the regular City Council meeting, located at the North Bend City Hall. In addition to in-person, the meeting and hearing will be available online via Zoom.

October 4th City Council Meeting: The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the in-person/hybrid October 4th City Council meeting at 7 p.m., located at North Bend City Hall: 920 SE Cedar Falls Way. Click the headline for the agenda packet, which includes instructions to access the virtual Zoom meeting, for those who prefer to join virtually.

City Council to vote on authorizing appraisal contract regarding Sallal Water Association as purchase offer moves forward:  One of the agenda items scheduled for the October 4, 2022, North Bend City Council meeting is a professional services contract with Terra Property Analytics LLC (Terra). That evening, City Council will vote to approve a contract for a certified, third-party appraiser (Terra) to estimate the value of Sallal Water Association’s assets as they relate to real property, buildings and equipment. View the October 4th Council Agenda Packet HERE.

Snoqualmie Police Department hires Behavioral Health Specialist: The cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie are welcoming Stephanie Butler, the new Behavioral Health Specialist for Snoqualmie-North Bend Police. Stephanie will work with police officers, firefighters and EMTs when responding to crisis calls involving people with behavioral health needs in North Bend and Snoqualmie. This position is funded by a state grant awarded to the City of Snoqualmie Government, with much support from Washington State 5th District Representative Lisa Callan, and additional support and input from Police Chief Perry Phipps, Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross, and North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland.

Learn a bit about the history behind Taylor Park: Living Snoqualmie shared an article about North Bend's Taylor Park and Riverfront Park Design Project, with some interesting history about William H. Taylor. Click the linked headline to read. 

The North Bend Blues Walk Saturday night in Downtown North Bend was a blast: The Blues Walk brought to town 23 bands and so much community. Storefronts were alive with music on September 24th!  

How North Bend became a true Northwest mountain town: Check out the September 22nd article in The Seattle Times for local interviews, reflections and more.

Mt. Si Senior Center is celebrating Senior Center Month with a party: Stop by today (September 30) from 11:30 - 1 p.m. for live music, lunch, strawberry shortcake, a swag bag, and information on Senior Center services. RSVP by calling (425) 888-3434. Learn more about Senior Center Month by reading Mayor McFarland's Proclamation HERE.

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 

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, a beautiful photo was shared on the North Bend News and Trading Group on Facebook, describing it as “fall in North Bend.” Photo credit: Mindy Ann

Photo credit Mindy Ann on Facebook, Weekly Recap Photo 9.30.22

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