Skate Like A Girl Skate Camps
Skate Like a Girl will hold skate camps at Jack V. Crawford Skate Court the
weeks of August 15-19 and August 22-26. Skate Like a Girl focuses on youth
empowerment, especially young women to gain confidence, leadership skills, and
promote social justice while building a community. This camp is geared toward
children ages 5-12 at all level of abilities from completely new to
skateboarding to advanced.
Starting April 30, staff from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) will be visiting neighborhoods in north Kenmore on weekends to inform residents about the benefits of pet licensing and to ensure that pets are properly licensed. Canvassing was conducted in areas of south Kenmore last year. All cats and dogs eight weeks or older in the RASKC service area are required to be licensed with King County.
If a representative finds an unlicensed pet, they will not issue a citation. Instead, they will provide a free temporary license, which provides pet owners time to purchase a license. King County pet licensing representatives are easily recognized by their King County ID badges. RASKC logo shirts or jackers, business cards, and pet licensing professional conduct. Staff will not peer in windows or over fences looking for pets.
Pet licenses protect pets and help sustain vital animal care and control services, such as reuniting owners with their lost pets, including providing licensed pets or a free ride home; adopting pets by supporting care at both King County's pet adoption centers; responding to reports of dangerous or nuisance animals, and investigating and prosecuting cases of animal cruelty and neglect.
To purchase or renew your pet license in person, visit Kenmore City Hall. To see a list licensing locations, or get more information about pet licensing, visit www.kingcounty.go/LicenseMyPer or call 206-296-2712.
Already have a licensed pet? Take a picture, use the hashtag #kenmorepets and share with us on twitter @kenmorewa!
There's A New Deputy in Town
The Police Department realizes
how important traffic education and enforcement is to the citizens of Kenmore.
Traffic enforcement has been the
responsibility of patrol cars for many years, along with many other duties and
responsibilities. We'd like to welcome Deputy Deppa who will be working part time in a patrol car
responding to radio calls for service and the other half on a motorcycle, solely dedicated to the enforcement of all traffic laws such as speeding and distracted driving.This innovative idea will give us the best of both worlds and
the best cost effective service to the citizens of Kenmore.
Deputy Deppa is very excited for this position. Becoming a motorcycle sheriff was always one of his goals, as an Inglemoor High School alumni, he's happy to be back in Kenmore! This is the only motorcycle in all of the King County Sheriff's Department.
Sidewalk Improvements Coming to NE 181st
On April 25, the City started construction of a new sidewalk along the south side of NE 181st Street between 68th and 73rd Avenues NE. The project includes several benefits to the community, including:
Improved safety and accessibility due to added sidewalks and lighting;
Improved corridor appearance to underground of utility lines and added landscaping;
Water main upgrades by Northshore Utility District.
Funding partners on the south sidewalk project include the City of Kenmore, Project Sound Regional Council's Transportation Alternatives Programs and United States Development's Community Development Block Grant Program.Construction is anticipated to last through sumer.
The City is also planning to install sidewalk along the north side of the NE 181st Street between 68h and 73rd Avenues NE. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2017.
Project information is available on the City's website, www.kenmorewa.gov/NE181stStreetSidewalkProject.
Your SR 522
The construction team is making great progress on the SR 522 West A Improvement Project. The project is on track to be completed this fall. On April 20, 61st Ave NE between NE 175th street and SR 522 reopened to people walking, biking and driving. We appreciate everyone's patience with the detours as the construction team built two retaining walls, installed a culvert pip to channel the stream, carefully regraded the road, built a new sidewalk, installed a new traffic signal, and improved the Burke-Gilman Trail crossing.
In early April, crews also flipped the switch on the new traffic signal at the intersection of SR 522 and 61st Ave NE, completed restriping of 61st Ave NE, and completed the removal of old overhead utility lines in the project area. The next phase of work includes paving driveways along the south side of 522 and raised center median work. During the median work, the bus lanes on both sides of SR 522 will be temporarily used as general purpose lanes. The lane shift is anticipated to last until summer. The center turn lane will be permanently replaced with a median to help increase safety and aesthetics of the area.
To keep informed with the latest construction news, visit the project website at www.sr522kenmore.com and sign up for email updates.