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Posted on: August 11, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: Levee repair project, Human Services grant, public meetings, and more

Weekly Recap

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

The Festival at Mt. Si is this weekend! The annual, historic Festival at Mt. Si is returning to North Bend on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. Festival activities include the Grand Parade, fireworks, a 5k Fun Run, live music, a vendor fair, traditional community contests and more. To accommodate the event, a few roads will be temporarily closed this weekend. Click the linked headline for more information.

The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the  August 15 City Council meeting at 7 p.m., located at North Bend City Hall: 920 SE Cedar Falls Way. Topics include:

  • Youth appointment to the Parks Commission
  • Community Survey

Click the linked headline to view the agenda packet, which includes instructions to access the Zoom meeting, for those who prefer to join virtually.

Public Hearing Notice regarding amendments to the Shoreline and Critical Area Elements of the Comprehensive Plan: Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. Please join the Planning Commission to share your thoughts by providing comments at the Public Hearing at North Bend City Hall, or submit a written comment by 4:30 p.m. on August 15 to Senior Planner Jamie Burrell, at

North Bend’s annual Water Conservation Ordinance began Tuesday: We recognize that the health of the Snoqualmie River moves beyond North Bend, affecting neighboring and downstream communities. This last week’s cooler temps and light rain provided some welcome relief to local vegetation and wildlife, in addition to dampening wildfire dangers, but the reduction in the Valley’s usual healthy snowpack throughout the watershed continues to result in low stream flows. As of August 8, Stage 1 of the City’s Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) is now in effect. 

Did you feel that quake on Tuesday morning? At 3:17 a.m. on August 8, there was a 3.8 magnitude earthquake northeast of Fall City. This was followed by a couple smaller aftershocks. Learn about King County's fault lines and earthquake emergency preparedness by clicking the linked headline.

The Mason Thorson Ells Levee repair project begins Monday: Beginning August 14, King County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin work to repair a portion of the Mason Thorson Ells levee near the Blue Hole recreational site. The project will require closure to the downstream end of the levee and the Blue Hole through September 8. Work will occur Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Construction access will be from Southeast 112th Street.

In July, King County updated the Animal Services Ordinance: This summer, King County Council unanimously passed an update to King County Code Title 11, which governs Animal Services. The update impacts North Bend residents and neighboring communities located within King County A few notable changes include a definitions change, where a “potentially dangerous” animal declaration replaces the “vicious” designation, a violation was added for the failure of pet caretakers to remove the feces of their pet from another’s premises and disposing of it appropriately, and a variety of new fees have been added or revised.

City of North Bend now accepting Human Services Grant funding requests: The City of North Bend is committed to a healthy community where all people thrive. Each year, the City allocates human services funding to nonprofit organizations that serve the North Bend community. The City is now accepting grant funding requests from local human services organizations as part of the City’s 2024 budget cycle. Application requests must be received by September 1, 2023.

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Photo of the Week: The SnoValley Chamber of Commerce shared photos from Twin Peaks Nutrition and Wellness’ ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 10! Led by the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce and joined by Councilmember Mary Miller, North Bend Art and Industry, and community, Twin Peaks Wellness Boutique is excited to be in their new location, with easier access to a wide variety of health and wellness services.

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