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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.
Congratulations to North Bend Planning Commissioner Wilson, who was appointed to King County Superior Court: As Mayor McFarland shared, “Coreen has served our community well as an active participant in Planning and Economic Development. She made valuable impacts in her work on our forthcoming Economic Development Action Plan and provided guidance on a wide variety of planning projects. Council and I are proud of her appointment as a trial court judge and look forward to seeing her serve all of us in a new capacity."
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, City offices will be closed Monday, January 16. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 17.
January 17th City Council Meeting:The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the in-person/hybrid January 17th 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.
Special yard waste collection event for city storm cleanup in North Bend: Have you and your neighbors accumulated wood debris from recent storms? The North Bend Public Works crew and Republic Services will be here to offload debris for residents at the Public Works Yard on Saturday, January 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Clicked the linked headline for drop-off instructions.
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.
ALERT King County: ALERT King County is a public information and emergency notification system that reaches citizens wherever they are and on any device. Register for ALERT to receive important information about significant local events or emergency situations via telephone, text and email.
SAVE THE DATE: July 15 is a big day in North Bend. Downtown Block Party is making its big return this summer, thanks to the North Bend Downtown Foundation! Are you interested in participating in their fun and active vendor fair? Find an online application HERE. Sponsorship and more information can be found on their website, at https://www.northbenddowntown.org/events/north-bend-block-party.
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: Mr. Burgener at Two Rivers School shared a beautiful photo of his Environmental Stewardship Project Group checking trail cams, planting trees, and trimming blackberries at the South Fork Snoqualmie River. “This group heads out weekly, taking advantage of our beautiful location with its many amazing regional habitats within walking or biking distance. In addition to getting students outside and learning about nature, the group gives back to our community through planting and restoration activities,” Two Rivers posted.