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Posted on: February 3, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: Mayor's message, business updates, housing survey, and more

Weekly Recap 02.03.23

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

Mayor McFarland’s newest Quarterly Message: Mayor McFarland shares City accomplishments from the past few months while looking forward to upcoming projects and goals. Learn about infrastructure and transportation improvements, community housing and business projects, and more. 

February 7th City Council Meeting: The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the in-person/hybrid February 7th 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.

February 7th is Hunger Action Day! Here’s how you can help the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank: Looking to donate to the food bank? This list shows the items we need most. You can read more information on donation policies, our hours, and find the full list HERE.

Innovation and supportive organizations on a local levelLearn about new businesses and new opportunities our local businesses bring to town by reading edition #22 of the Business Bulletin. We hope it cultivates some fresh ideas and positivity as we welcome the new year with open arms.

Your input is needed! Housing Action Plan Survey and Open House: Do you live or work in North Bend? Do you want to live or work here, but have encountered obstacles? The City invites you to share your experiences by participating in a short North Bend Housing Action Plan Survey.  Following the survey, the City invites you to participate in a Housing Action Plan Open House, on Wednesday, March 1, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the North Bend City Hall. 

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP): Enrollment has begun! SFMNP provides low-income seniors $80 cards (voucher checks are discontinued) to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating King County farmers market locations. One-time distribution increases access to local produce while supporting local farms. Application enrollment period: Monday, April 10 – Friday, May 19, 2023. For program details, Information may be found on SFMNP website or call Community Living Connections: 1-844-348-5464 or 206-962-8467. Other language Program flyers available in February. 

Upcoming Public Hearing – Amendments to the Parks Element of the Comprehensive Plan: The Public Hearing will be on February 15, at 6:30 p.m. Amendments include updates to the population forecasts, inventory of park and trail facilities, park facility level of service standards, park policies, and the Parks Capital Improvement Program. In addition to in-person, the meeting and hearing will be available online via Zoom. Written comments may be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, or in person at the hearing. Email written comments to Principal Planner, Mike McCarty.

Have you heard of Ride United Transportation Access – Crisis Connections? Crisis Connections connects people in physical, emotional, and financial crises to services that will be of help. They do this to reduce immediate emotional distress and defuse crises for individuals, familie,s and the community; to reduce the immediate risk of violence to one’s self and others; and to increase the ability of people to access the safety net, particularly for mental and emotional support services. Crisis Connections serves all people (in physical, emotional and financial crisis) with an emphasis on serving King County residents.

This month, enjoy Kiwanis hearts throughout downtown North BendFebruary is here, and the Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis' hearts are shining throughout downtown North Bend, sharing local messages of hope and positivity. Learn about the Kiwanis and how they support children and families in the Valley HERE.

Big plans for SR 18 and I-90, starting now: Construction for the new diverging diamond interchange will ramp up this spring. Some of the work happening this year includes building drainage systems, installing underground wiring for new traffic lights, and tearing down the old weigh station off the westbound I-90 on-ramp. When complete, the project will improve traffic flow and safety, reducing commute times for travelers who use this busy corridor. The project is expected to be completed in 2025. To learn the latest project developments and open house opportunities, subscribe to their email updates 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: Don Detrick shared a beautiful photo of Mt. Si on Facebook. “Sunny winter afternoon in the Snoqualmie Valley with Mount Si in the background and reflection,” he wrote.

Photo credit Don Detrick

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