October 2021 E-News | DEI Task Force | Pet Costume Contest | Climate Action Plan - Get Involved!

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Porch Lights Go Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Kenmore City Council proclaimed October 2021 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the City of Kenmore and in recognition, purple lights will shine on the dogwood trees in front of Kenmore City Hall this month. Each year neighbors show their support by replacing their porch lights with purple lights. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233). The City of Kenmore is giving away a limited supply of purple lights. Stop by City Hall between 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm Monday through Friday to pick one up.

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Seeking Community Members for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force

The Kenmore City Council has approved the formation of a seven-member Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Task Force. The DEI Task Force will participate in the development of recommendations on DEI Policy as we seek to ensure that Kenmore is a community that works for everyone! This is your opportunity to share your voice, insights, and experiences to improve City programs and services. Find qualifications and apply by November 7 at www.kenmorewa.gov/deitaskforce.

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Pet Costume Contest 2021

Pet Costume Contest and Special FREE Pet Photo Op with Kenmore Camera

Dress up your pet and participate in Kenmore's Pet Costume Contest October 25 - 31! Save the date and join us on October 27 from 2pm - 4pm at The Hangar for in-person pet costume photos compliments of Kenmore Camera! Pet giveaways, treats and activities offered!

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Climate Action Plan: Get involved!

The City of Kenmore is developing the first ever Climate Action Plan (CAP) and needs your input on strategies and actions to reduce climate pollution and enhance resilience in our community. The following events are open to the entire Kenmore community - you don’t need any climate knowledge or prior experience with the CAP to attend!

TONIGHT! Community Workshop October 7 from 6pm - 8pm: 
Hear updates about the City’s Climate Action Plan and discuss potential strategies and actions to include in the Plan. All Kenmore residents and workers are encouraged to attend to help guide the direction of the Climate Action Plan. Click this link to register!

Take the second Climate Action Plan survey to help prioritize strategies and actions to include in the Plan. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

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American Rescue Plan Act Updates

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a federal law that provides $1.9 trillion to help the U.S. respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Kenmore will receive a total of $6.4 million in ARPA funds.

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Direct Cash Assistance to Low-Income Residents: Apply at KenmoreCares.org

The City of Kenmore is working with Northshore Schools Foundation to provide direct cash assistance to low income Kenmore residents.  Online applications are being accepted via: https://kenmorecares.org/#.

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Business Recovery Survey

The City of Kenmore has created a survey for local businesses to better understand their experiences in the pandemic and help us identify ways to use federal pandemic recovery funds to best meet the needs of our business community. Please spread the word to business owners in Kenmore; we want to hear from as many of them as possible. 

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Community Listening Session: November 1

A virtual listening session with the Kenmore community to better understand the impacts of the pandemic has been scheduled for Monday, November 1, from 6pm - 7:30pm. Register now for the listening session.  All Kenmore residents, business owners, and people who work in Kenmore are invited to attend this session. 

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Helps Households Struggling to Afford Internet Service

The Federal Government has created a new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program to help Americans afford and use internet service during the pandemic.
The program provides monthly discounts for broadband services for qualifying households, and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. For more information, including eligibility criteria and online application portal, visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

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Log Boom Park Waterfront Access & Viewing Project Update:

Work continues at Log Boom Park to complete the Walkways & Waterways project as work is performed from west to east through the project site. This fall, Road Construction Northwest will complete the pathways, begin construction of the boat rental building, install native plants and conduct the in-water construction of the beach access area. Construction is schedule to continue through spring 2022.

Waterfront & Natural Open Space Access Project at Squire’s Landing Park

(renamed ƛ' a Xw a d i s) Update:

All permits for this project were received in September and a bid opening is scheduled for early November. If awarded, construction could begin as soon as this December. Ten acres of the park where construction will occur will be closed for these environmental, access, and ADA improvements.

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Kenmore Rocks with a New Painted Rock Garden at the Senior Center

Greetings from the Kenmore Branch of the Northshore Senior Center located in beautiful Rhododendron Park! The Senior Center is happy to be “hosting” a new painted rock garden in the Park for the enjoyment of our wonderful Kenmore community. Check out the “Kenmore Rocks” group on Facebook for inspiration and details on how you can participate. You can drop painted rocks off at the Senior Center anytime Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm. Give a rock, take a rock, hide a rock. This is a great activity for the whole family. Content provided by the Northshore Senior Center, photo and artist credit: Trish Norberg

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Volunteer on October 16 for Jack Crawford "Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore" Day 

The City of Kenmore will host its annual park beautification event, Jack V. Crawford "Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore" Day, on Saturday, October 16. The event will be from 9am – 12pm at Northshore Summit Park, 15744 62nd Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028. Volunteers are needed to help with mulching, removing invasive plants, and picking up trash. Please bring your own work gloves. Tools, drinks, and snacks will be provided.  Register now to attend! 

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Fall Is Here, Keep Storm Drains Clear!

Keeping storm drains clear is a great way to prevent flooding in your neighborhood and to help protect the environment. Before the rain comes, check the storm drains and culverts in your neighborhood as well as your own gutters and downspouts. Storm drains don’t work when they’re covered, keep them free of debris!

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Beginning October 25, Confirming Vaccination is Required for Many Activities in King County

Beginning October 25, people ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments in King County. An analysis by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) conducted for King County found that the vaccine verification policy at restaurants, bars, and gyms/fitness centers alone could prevent between 17,900 and 75,900 infections, 421 and 1,760 hospitalizations and 63 and 257 deaths locally over the six months of the order. Vaccination, combined with wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands frequently, and improving ventilation and filtration, are essential steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and enhance general health and well-being. Learn more including FAQs about the vaccine verification order. Find COVID-19 vaccination locations: kingcounty.gov/vaccine.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Kenmore City Hall is open weekdays 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm. Receptionists are available to answer phone calls weekdays 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm at 425-398-8900. 

Find out more about upcoming events here.

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October Sponsor Highlight:

 A big smiley thank you to Minahan Dental and Kenmore Pediatric Dentistry for supporting our events in 2021!

Minahan Dental, offers advanced, gentle dental care in a relaxed, low-pressure supportive environment that welcomes anyone and everyone! See you soon in the Kenmore Linq building at: 18151 68th Ave NE.

Kenmore Pediatric Dentistry provides comprehensive pediatric dentistry services for children of all ages in the Northshore Area. Our board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Stewart will help your child’s dental visit to be a fun and positive experience.

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