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Posted on: November 18, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Citizens Academy, event recaps, enhancing flood storage and more

Weekly Recap 11.18.22

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

North Bend City Council approves $1,925,00 in grants to enhance flood storage and transportation: On November 1, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved two resolutions accepting grants totaling $1,925,000 to go toward projects that preserve flood storage and transportation enhancements: The South Fork Avenue Extension Capital Project and engineering of the South Fork Snoqualmie River Levee Setback Capital Project. View Agenda Bill AB22-129 and AB22-130 by referring to pages 37 through 44 HERE

Coming in winter 2023: North Bend Citizens Academy: Want to learn more about your local government? The City of North Bend is introducing its first Citizens Academy, beginning in 2023! This free, seven-week course will give you an in-depth look into how your municipal government operates. Connect with City staff, Snoqualmie- North Bend Police, and Eastside Fire and Rescue! Stay tuned for a simple application, more information, and course dates. 

Arbor Day in North Bend: Members of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, North Bend Boy Scout Troop 466, community volunteers, and Mayor Rob McFarland came together for another successful Arbor Day event this weekend, and it was among the community that the North Bend mayor proclaimed November 12, 2022, as Arbor Day in North Bend. Read the proclamation HERE.

Snoqualmie-North Bend Police and City of North Bend ride-along recap: On November 10, the City of North Bend’s Public Information Officer (PIO), Bre Keveren, joined Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Officer Kaae for a ride-along, with a virtual twist. Thursday evening began at 4:45 p.m. with a tour of the Snoqualmie Police Department. View the City’s Facebook or Instagram page to check out.

ICYMI: November 15 City Council meeting: If you missed this week's City Council Meeting, the recording is available on the website, under Media Center. Check out the Mayor’s Biennial Budget Message, a welcome to new Snoqualmie-North Bend police and Behavioral Health Specialist, and more.

City of North Bend exits Stage 1 and 2 of Water Conservation Ordinance: On November 7, the City of North Bend exited Stages 1 and 2 of its Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) for the remainder of the 2022 calendar year. With recent rainfall events, the Snoqualmie River is flowing well, and it is likely to continue to flow above minimum in-stream flows for the remainder of November and December. 

Welcome to North Bend, new Snoqualmie-North Bend police recruits! It was a full house at the November 15 City Council meeting, with Snoqualmie Police Department Captain Lynch, fellow officers, Mayor McFarland, councilmembers, city staff, and community in attendance to welcome new Snoqualmie-North Bend team members. Officers Schulgen, Lemmon, and Hendricks are currently in field training, with an expectation to be assigned to a patrol team in our two great cities within the next few months. Stephanie Butler, the new Behavioral Health Specialist, began accompanying police officers, firefighters, and EMTs in September as a support service for people with behavioral health needs in both cities. 

Hot off the press - North Bend’s Quarterly Business Bulletin: North Bend's Quarterly Business Bulletin is packed with fresh, local business news. Learn about newly opened businesses, City updates as they pertain to businesses, event information, and more:

Free movie at the North Bend Theatre, as part of Kindness Month: Empower Youth Network is celebrating with a free community movie on Sunday, November 27, at the historic North Bend Theatre!

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.

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: November 12, 2022 was Arbor Day in North Bend!

November 12, Arbor Day in North Bend

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