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Posted on: November 4, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Flood preparedness, updated Snowplow Map, Kindness Month, and more

Weekly Recap 11.04.22

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

Hundreds turned out for a lively, happy Trick-or-Treat Street:  What a day! Over 40 local businesses and nonprofit organizations opened their doors to hundreds of creatively dressed youngsters, just in time for many valley-wide, fall festivities. Thank you to the North Bend Downtown Foundation for continuing this fun, local event!

Mayor proclaims November as Flood Awareness Month: The month of November has been proclaimed Flood Awareness Month in North Bend by Mayor McFarland. North Bend has had numerous flood events of different magnitudes. Mayor Rob invites all residents, especially those living in flood-prone areas, to join him in learning preventative steps and preparedness techniques that can preserve your home and the lives of those you love.

Be prepared for flood season in the Snoqualmie Valley: With November being Flood Awareness Month in North Bend, right on cue, a cold front is impacting the Puget Sound region with steady, heavy rain pushing the Snoqualmie River to flood phase 3. Phase 3 indicates moderate flooding in some areas. Public Works crews monitor river levels and road conditions with all heavy rain events. Click the linked headline for tips on flood preparedness in North Bend.

Mayor proclaims November Kindness Month: Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim November as Kindness Month in North Bend. The City recognizes that kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of religion, politics, and gender, and that, through simple acts of kindness, we can promote healthy behavior and positive dynamics within our community. The Empower Youth Network's Youth Suicide Prevention program, which includes the #BeKindSV campaign, makes our schools, communities and state stronger by facilitating meaningful change through simple acts of kindness.

Updated City Snowplow Route Map: In preparation for the 2022-23 winter season, the City of North Bend has updated its Snowplow Route Map, which includes new neighborhoods and streets.

Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services, now Reclaim, honored at Tuesday’s City Council meeting: On November 1, 2022, Mayor McFarland and City Councilmembers honored Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services (SVSS), now Reclaim, with a Certificate of Appreciation for 10 years of exemplary work in serving people who are living unhoused in the Snoqualmie Valley.

How to stay safe while hiking this fall and winter: Seattle Mountain Rescue, a nonprofit organization that often helps hikers on local trails in and around Snoqualmie Valley, offers potentially life-saving tips for fall and winter hiking preparedness.

Electronics Recycling Event this weekend: On November 5th and 6th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Sallal Grange #955 invites Washingtonians to bring no-longer-needed home and business electronics to their Electronics Recycling Event. The Grange Hall is located at 12912 Stilson Ave Southeast. For more information, visit www.sallalgrange.org/recycling. Questions? Email recycle@sallalgrange.org

We are all preparing to light up North Bend: This week, North Bend Public Works crews installed snowflakes downtown, as everyone prepares to light up North Bend! Thank you to our hard-working team. Coming soon to Downtown are lights, a Community Tree, and Holly Days, brought to you by the North Bend Downtown Foundation.

Here are some tools to help you get your vote in by November 8:

  • Your North Bend drop box is located at the North Bend Library (115 E 4th St).
  • Find voting centers here: https://tinyurl.com/3sced89y  
  • Check out the new Taxpayer Transparency Tool,  a website providing each KC taxpayer an individualized accounting of where their property tax dollars go, and the estimated cost of any proposed tax measure to be voted on: https://tinyurl.com/2p9xf9re

You are invited to an Arbor Day celebration: On Saturday, November 12, from 10 - 1 p.m., Mayor McFarland, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, City staff and community will be meeting up in celebration of Abor Day and planting native trees and shrubs to help restore a healthy forested canopy along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, across from the Snoqualmie Valley Trail at Southeast Tanner Road. Spots will be limited so please register in advance HERE

Help keep your neighborhood’s storm drains and culverts clear: City crews work hard to keep storm drains and culverts clear of leaves and other debris, but with thousands of these in North Bend, we could use your help. Fallen leaves pile up on storm drains on our streets, blocking rainwater from draining, which can lead to neighborhood flooding. Flooding can cause safety concerns and property damage.

ICYMI: The November 1st City Council meeting: If you missed this week's City Council Meeting, the recording is available on the City website, under Media Center. 

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: A dinosaur family joined the fun at the October 29th Trick-or-Treat Street, shared by Birches Habitat on Facebook!

Dinosaur Family

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