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Posted on: September 22, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: Upcoming events, Downtown Foundation plans, WCO Stage 3, and more

Weekly Recap, 09.22.23

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

Art Off the Rails, the North Bend Blues Walk, and the Mt. Si Hill Climb are coming to town on September 23: For a full day of community fun, watch runners take off at 112 W 2nd St for the Mt. Si Hill Climb race at 8 a.m. Next, visit the Art Off the Rails festival for art, music and food, from 11 to 5 p.m., located at Taylor Park. At 6 p.m., join the North Bend Blues Walk for live music and more community! Visit, , and to learn more. 

Downtown Foundation hires executive director and opens their first office in North Bend: The North Bend Downtown Foundation has been hard at work this summer, preparing the organization for its first-ever executive director and securing a work home for the foundation. At the September 19 City Council meeting, Downtown Foundation Board President Beth Burrows introduced Jessica Self, who recently accepted the position of Executive Director.

ICYMI: On Tuesday, Mayor McFarland, Council, staff, and community met for the September 19 City Council meeting. Topics included an introduction to Interim Finance Director Drew Bouta and Economic Development Manager James Henderson, a motion authorizing an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with the City of Snoqualmie for Meadowbrook governance, operations, and maintenance, a motion authorizing a King County grant for the Meadowbrook Trail Project, and a motion approving the Housing Action Plan. The City Council meeting was held in person, but the hybrid component had audio complications that affected the recording of the meeting. Council meeting minutes, which serve as the official record of the meeting, will be available at the Document Center on our city website by October 4. 

What to do at Stage 3 of North Bend’s Water Conservation Ordinance: It is beginning to feel like fall here in North Bend, and it can be easy to forget that the City of North Bend's Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) is still in effect - at Stage 3 - and will remain so until further notice. So, what do property owners do to comply with Stage 3? Click the linked headline to learn more.

A Public Hearing regarding school impact fees is scheduled for October 3: Written comments may be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 2, or in person at the hearing. Email written comments to the City Clerk:, or mail written comments to her: 920 SE Cedar Falls Way.

Your Fall/Winter 2023 North Bend Floodplain News: A Snoqualmie Valley fall brings us beautiful, bright orange and red foliage, crisp breezes, and as we continue into October, we sometimes experience high water and flooding. The fall/winter 2023 North Bend Floodplain Newsletter is full of helpful, localized information about protecting your property from flooding in North Bend.

Meet up with Mayor McFarland at Huxdotter Coffee next weekend: Stop by on Saturday, September 30, between 10 and 11 a.m. to say hello and connect on all things North Bend while enjoying local coffee and treats.

The City’s free Shred-It event returns next weekend: On Saturday, September 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. residents can bring un-needed documents to North Bend City Hall for safe and secure shredding. The Shred-It event is open to all North Bend residents. Individuals can bring up to two file boxes or three grocery bags of documents.

Fall Food Truck series, every Thursday at Si View Park: Stop by Si View Park between 4:30 and 7 p.m. each Thursday, and enjoy dinner in the park, with a different food truck each week. 

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,  Instagram, and NextDoor.

Photos of the Week: The SnoValley Chamber of Commerce celebrated two ribbon cutting ceremonies in downtown North Bend this week, celebrating the North Bend Downtown Foundation’s new office at the Train Depot, and the opening of Scott Rinckenberger’s Gallery. Mayor McFarland, Councilmembers Miller and Koellen, city staff and community cheered them on!

Snovalley Chamber, NBDFSnovalley Chamber, Scott Rinckenberger

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