January 2018 E-Newsletter

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Finn Mckenty enjoys crisp, sunny mornings by the Hangar.

Seaplane Kitchen + Bar

Seaplane Kitchen + Bar to Land in Downtown Kenmore

Downtown Kenmore is making strides this month with the groundbreaking of a new restaurant and office space. The new restaurant, to be named Seaplane Kitchen + Bar, will be the collaboration of James Weimann, Deming Maclise and chef Jason Stoneburner, collaborators of the popular Seattle restaurants Poquitos, Rhein Haus, and Bastille.

Located across the Town Square from the Hangar, Seaplane Kitchen + Bar is slated to open in the fall of 2018. 

To read the full article, view The Registry article here.

PSE logo

January 22 Open House on Proposed City of Kenmore/Puget Sound Energy Electric Utility Franchise Agreement

The City and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) recently concluded negotiations on a new Franchise Agreement, and the community is invited to an informational Open House on Monday, January 22 5:30-6:45 PM at Kenmore City Hall. The City Council begins its review of the proposed agreement at the January 22 Council meeting, which begins at 7:00 PM.  Action by the City Council is expected on January 29, 2018. The proposed agreement and other materials will be posted on the City’s website on January 12. A franchise, in this case, is a non-exclusive right for a utility company to operate in the City’s right of way. As a private utility provider, PSE is regulated by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Kenmore residents, businesses and City leaders have pushed for improved power reliability in recent years, as the frequency and duration of outages increased, along with disruption to households and businesses. The City contracted with technical experts who assessed the situation and recommended measures to improve reliability. PSE has initiated several capital projects in 2016-2017 to address reliability in certain areas of the city, such as Circuits 26 & 27, and plans additional improvements.

For more information, contact Nancy Ousley, Assistant City Manager at (425) 398-8900.



New Exhibit in the Hangar at Town Square Featuring Northshore Students' Photography

The City will be displaying a "Northshore Exclusive" exhibit in the Hangar, 6728 NE 181st Street, featuring work from the 2017 Washington State High School Photography Competition. After being on display at the Tacoma Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum, Kenmore is proud to present the winning photography of Inglemoor, Bothell, and Woodinville High School students from January 9 through March 1.

To take a sneak peek, visit http://www.kenmorecamera.com/HTML/wshs/2017/2017photocontest.htm.  

City Statement on Service Line Warranties

Many Kenmore residents received a mailer encouraging them to purchase coverage in case of a water or sewer line break. The City's logo on the letter caused some confusion and concern. The City has instructed the warranty program to cease using the City's logo in its materials. For the full City statement, click here.

Events in Kenmore


Kenmore Business Alliance Monthly Meeting January 4

Come network and get to know your local businesses at the Kenmore Business Alliance meeting on Thursday, January 4, from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Kenmore City Hall. 

To learn more, visit www.bothellchamber.com/html/KBA.

Free state parks

Free Day to Visit Washington State Parks January 15

To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit a Washington State Park on January 15 and park for free. A Discover Pass is not required to park. In Kenmore, enjoy the trails, playground and open space at Saint Edward State Park. Free days apply only to day-use access by vehicle, not overnight stays or rented facilities.

For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days.

State of the City of Kenmore

Fourth Annual State of the City of Kenmore January 17

Join Kenmore City Manager Rob Karlinsey at the fourth annual "State of the City of Kenmore" Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, January 17 at Inglewood Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mr. Karlinsey will talk about major changes and upcoming activities in Kenmore. This event is hosted by the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce. Tickets include a lunch at the Inglewood Golf Club, gratuity, and parking.

For more information and tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2zfCDLV.