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Posted on: November 3, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: Upcoming public hearings, VOTE, ways to get involved, and more

Weekly Recap, 11.03.23

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

The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the November 7 City Council meeting at 7 p.m.: Topics include:

  • A Public Hearing, Ordinance – Adopting 2024 Property Tax Levy
  • A Public Hearing, Ordinance – Adopting 2023-2024 Mid-Biennial Budget Modification

 Upcoming public hearings at the North Bend City Hall:

Here are some tools to help you get your vote in by November 7:

TRAFFIC ALERT - SE North Bend Way lane closure scheduled for November 8: Between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Washington State Department of Natural Resources will be coordinating the installation of playground equipment at the site of the future Dahlgren Family Park. Expect intermittent traffic delays on the westbound travel lane and center turn lane of SE North Bend Way in the vicinity of one intersection with SE Tanner Road while a crane is being maneuvered throughout the work area. Flaggers will alternate traffic, utilizing the eastbound travel lane of SE North Bend Way..

November is Flood Awareness Month and Kindness Month in North Bend: 

  • Flood Awareness Month – Mayor McFarland invites all residents, especially those living in flood-prone areas, to join him in learning preventative steps and preparedness techniques that can preserve your home and the lives of those you love.
  • Kindness Month – The City recognizes that kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of religion, politics, and gender, and that, through simple acts of kindness, we can promote healthy behavior and positive dynamics within our community. The Empower Youth Network's Youth Suicide Prevention program, which includes the #BeKindSV campaign, makes our schools, communities and state stronger by facilitating meaningful change through simple acts of kindness.

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.

November 3 is your last day to apply to be a Parks Commissioner: 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 the City limits or the 98045 zip code area may apply!

We are all preparing to light up North Bend: This week, North Bend Public Works crews installed snowflakes downtown, as we all prepare to light up North Bend! Thank you to our hard-working team. Coming soon to downtown are lights, a Community Tree, and Holly Days, brought to you by the North Bend Downtown Foundation, in partnership with the City of North Bend.

Help keep your neighborhood 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. 

Community Newsletter, from A Supportive Community for All: A Supportive Community for All (SCFA) is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to create a more equitable Snoqualmie Valley by engaging, connecting, and supporting people and organizations working together to collaboratively build a community where all members can thrive. This month, SCFA released their November Community Newsletter, and it is packed with beneficial information and access to valley-wide services. Read the newsletter by signing up via the linked headline.

Unincorporated Area Community Newsletter, from King County Local Services: Local Services helps connect unincorporated King County residents to King County services such as local roads, permits, land use planning, and more. Local Services released their October Unincorporated Area Community Newsletter, with grant information, property taxes, community meetings, and more. To subscribe, visit the Newsletter and Archive webpage.

Reminiscing over a fun-filled Trick-or-Treat Street: Over 2,000 people of all ages dressed up and visited with over 40 local businesses and nonprofit organizations, including the North Bend Downtown Foundation, who brought the creepy, crawly, creative fun to town! Want to learn more about the NBDF and upcoming downtown events? Visit

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: As a throw-back this week, we are sharing a photo of the 2017 Downtown Plaza Project ribbon cutting ceremony that took place during the first-ever Trick-or-Treat Street in downtown North Bend, held on October 31, 2017. Here Councilmember Miller shared a photo of the ribbon-cutting ceremony that celebrated the grant-funded sidewalk improvement, storm drainage, street furniture and walkability project. Immediately following this photo, local band The Amber Lanterns performed as trick-or-treating commenced!

 Downtown Plaza Project and Trick-or-Treat Street, 2017

Pictured here: Councilmembers Rosen and Gothelf, previous Councilmember Volken, previous Mayor Hearing, previous Councilmembers Kostanich and Loudenback, and previous Economic Development Manager Lynn Hyde. Also pictured here are local trick-or-treaters!

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