November 2018 eNews

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City of Kenmore November 2018 eNews

Potential Significant Changes to Metro Bus Routes 234 and 244

Are you impacted by King County Metro’s potential change to bus routes along NE 153rd PL, NE 155th St and 84th Ave NE? Attend an Open House next week to provide input and complete Metro’s online survey before November 13!  Details and survey at

Community Meetings

Monday, November 5
Kingsgate Library, Community Meeting Room
12315 NE 143rd Street, Kirkland
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, November 7
Kirkland City Hall, Peter Kirk Room
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland
6:00 – 8:00 PM

234 244 Route Deletion

November 5 and 13th - Budget Hearings at City Hall

For the last several weeks, City Council has held multiple public meetings to discuss the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget and will also hold two public hearings this month.  Please attend on Monday, November 5th to learn more and give input on the 2019 Proposed Property Tax Levy. On Tuesday, November 13th, provide input on the entire budget. Both hearings will be at Kenmore City Hall, Council Chambers, 18120 68th Avenue NE, starting at 7pm. If you are unable to attend either hearing in person, we still want your input! Please send comments to Kelly Chelin,, 425-398-8900.  Follow agendas at

Saint Edward Seminary now a local landmark!

Exciting news! Our historic Saint Edward Seminary building has just been designated a City of Kenmore landmark. The Seminary has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 2007. Recently, the City of Kenmore and Daniels Real Estate jointly nominated the seminary for Kenmore landmark status, with support from WA State Parks. Construction fencing is now up around the building and you can follow the rehabilitation project at

Saint Edward Local Landmark

November 5th - Coffee with Council

City Council invites all community members and businesses to Coffee with Council on Monday, November 5th at 7:30am at the Hangar, 6728 NE 181st Street. Come and get to know your City Council! Follow for updates.

November 16th –  Planning Commission Vacancy

We need you! Volunteers must be Kenmore residents and could be selected to start a three-year term starting in January 2019, or could fill a future vacancy. Application deadline is Nov 16th. Learn more about the role of the Planning Commission and find the application at

December 1st - Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market

Join friends and neighbors at this family-friendly holiday event the first Saturday in December from 4 - 8pm! We’ll have entertainment from local choirs and dance groups, arts and crafts, a holiday market, and free photos with Santa. Santa even surprises children with his arrival by fire truck! Downtown Kenmore @ The Hangar, Kenmore City Hall and Kenmore Camera (across City Hall), 18120 68th Avenue NE. More at

Tree Lighting

Time to Get Your Reusable Bag!

Just a reminder, the Plastic Bag Ordinance goes into effect January 1st, 2019 and retailers will no longer be able to provide single-use plastic bags to customers at checkout and will charge a 5-cent fee for each recycled paper bag supplied.  Do you need a reusable tote bag?  Pick up one of our new reflective bags for free from the City Hall lobby any weekday from 9am – 5pm!  Or, pick one up at the Tree Lighting event! More info at

Plastic Bags