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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.
Quarterly Message from Mayor McFarland: Mayor McFarland shares City accomplishments from the past few months, while looking forward to upcoming projects and goals. Learn about parks, infrastructure and transportation improvements, community development and engagement, and more.
Trick-or-Treat Street and Harvest Festival on Saturday: Local treats and lots of shopping are coming to downtown North Bend, as the popular Trick-or-Treat Street event returns on Saturday, October 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. Visit www.northbenddowntown.org to learn more.
Also well-loved by local kids is Si View Metropolitan Parks District’s Harvest Festival, on Saturday, October 28, from 11:15 to 4:30 p.m. (registration is required for this event). Visit www.siviewpark.org/harvest-festival to register your child.
Applications for City Council Position No. 4 due November 9: The City is seeking applicants to fill City Council Position No. 4. Are you interested in applying? Please turn in a completed City of North Bend Application Form and a resume outlining applicable professional background and community experience by 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023
Applications now being accepted for Parks Commissioner position: The City is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Parks Commission, which expires on December 31, 2025. This Commission is an advisory body providing guidance and direction in meeting the parks, recreational, and beautification needs of the City. Anyone that resides within city limits or the 98045 zip code area may apply!
Warming shelters in King County: As temperatures drop this week, the Regional Homelessness Authority has activated its cold weather response, with overnight and daytime shelter information listed for locations throughout King County.
How you can help prevent localized flooding in North Bend: 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.
Updated City Snowplow Route Map: In preparation for the 2023-2024 winter season, the City of North Bend has updated its Snowplow Route Map, which includes new neighborhoods and streets.
Roundabouts in North Bend: Over the past two decades, North Bend has completed a series of roundabouts as part of its ongoing work to increase the flow of traffic and safety throughout town. Curious about the ins and outs of this traffic calming device? Learn why we have them, how to use them, and where to learn more.
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: A beautiful rainbow made an appearance this week during and immediately following rain in North Bend, as captured by local, Stephanie, and shared on Facebook.