Unincorporated Area News: It's almost summer

UA News

June 2017


Get ready for a fun – and safe – summer on the water

Warm air temperatures don’t translate to warm water temperatures, and even the strongest swimmers can become incapacitated from cold-water shock. Wear a lifejacket. King County, Public Health – Seattle & King County, and the King County Sheriff’s Office encourage kayakers, boaters, rafters and swimmers to use caution while enjoying the open water.

For safety information related to boating, swimming, rivers and pools, as well as discounts and information on lifejackets, go to kingcounty.gov/watersafety.

Summer travel emergency preparedness tips

Planning a summer road trip? Be sure to service your vehicle beforehand and pack emergency supplies for each family member. Include plenty of water and non-perishable snacks, first aid kit, medications, sunscreen, jumper cables, car jack and spare tire, mobile phone charger, and extra cash. Don't forget supplies for your pets! For more information and a checklist, visit MakeItThrough.org.

Meetings and grants

King County town halls

Hundreds of residents across unincorporated King County have been attending King County Community Service Area’s town hall meetings. We have three more meetings scheduled, offering local residents an opportunity to connect with County officials. We look forward to seeing you in June.

2018 CSA Community engagement grants

We’ve been celebrating the implementation of past Community Service Area grants supporting local projects in unincorporated King County. We were recently in Hobart where we joined local residents and Councilmember Dunn in celebration of new playground equipment funded in part by a CSA community engagement grant. 2018 grants open in late summer.

Neighborhood community organization meetings

June 1 North Highline Unincorporated Council

Public Health advisory

Rare disease linked to raccoon roundworms

A King County toddler contracted Baylisascaris infection, a rare disease associated with accidental ingestion of roundworm eggs found in dirt contaminated by raccoon droppings. Public Health advises all residents to prevent infection by washing hands after working or playing outdoors and avoid areas that are frequented by raccoons, especially “raccoon latrines.” Learn more at the Public Health Insider.



Pavement repair work scheduled for Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road and 328th Avenue Way Southeast

Starting May 23, crews will begin pavement repair work on Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road and 328th Avenue/Way Southeast from Southeast Duthie Hill Road to Preston Fall City Road Southeast. The work is expected to last two weeks, but is weather dependent. Traffic will be restricted to one lane with flaggers guiding traffic through the work area from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Secure Your Load Day

Did you know that in Washington state nearly 25,000 accidents are caused by unsecured loads each year and that 100 of those accidents are fatal? June 6 is Secure Your Load Day.

Snoqualmie Valley Area — Tolt-MacDonald Park barn rehabilitation update

The replacement of the Tolt Barn roof has been delayed and repairs have been rescheduled for this fall. The barn is open for public use until the start of construction later this year.

West King County Area — Mel Olsen Stadium renovation project is complete

Just in time for baseball season, the Mel Olsen Stadium renovation project at Steve Cox Memorial Park has been completed. The scope of work included structural seismic upgrades, metal roof panel replacement, concrete patch repairs, wall surface treatments and grandstand light fixture replacement.

Save water – your wallet and environment will thank you

Summer is just around the corner and that typically means higher water bills. Come join us on June 13 and learn how to reduce your water use and save money. The event will be at 7 p.m. at Eastside Fire and Rescue Station 78, 20720 SE May Valley Rd., Issaquah.

Learn how to recycle construction and demolition materials — it’s the law

Attention contractors - Please join us on June 29 to hear speakers who will provide strategies to manage construction and demolition materials sustainably and legally.

Department of Permitting and Environmental review
35030 SE Douglas St, Snoqualmie.

Thursday, June 29, 11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Wine and Beverage Study responses — public review draft released

The public review draft for the Sammamish Valley Wine and Beverage Study will be released on May 25. The document is a response to the study developed by the task force last year. The responses include proposals for new trail connections in the Sammamish Valley, continued support for agriculture in King County’s Agriculture Production Districts, and new regulations to guide the development of wineries throughout King County. View the Public Review Draft after May 25. Public comments will be accepted through June 8.


Upcoming events

Green Valley/Lake Holm Association Meeting

Fire District 44, Station 95
32316 148th Ave. SE Auburn

Wednesday, May 31 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28 – 6:30 p.m.

Please note new meeting location beginning in April. See Facebook and Twitter or email for more info.

Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council

Tuesday, June 13 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11 7-9 p.m.

Please note change to meeting date — the Four Creeks UAC regular meeting date is now the second Tuesday of the month. Visit the Four Creeks UAC website for the latest information and to confirm meeting dates and locations.

Community Alliance to Reach Out and Engage

Lord of Life Lutheran Church
12819 160th Ave. SE, Renton, WA 98059.

Monday, May 22 6:30-8 p.m.
Monday, June 26 6:30-8 p.m.

Visit the website for the latest information and to confirm meetings.

Upper Bear Creek Community Council

Woodinville Library
17105 Avondale Rd. NE, Woodinville

Thursday, May 25, 7-9 p.m.

View the agenda for this meeting or more information on the council website.

Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council meeting

Maple Valley Fire Station
On the southeast corner of the intersection of Southeast 231st St. and SR-169

June 5 7-9 p.m.

This will be a special meeting on the Reserve Silica mine reclamation/rehabilitation and Model Toxics Control Act clean-up program. Our guests will be: the State Department of Ecology, Public Health — Seattle & King County, King County DPER and DNRP, and the site owners.

Fall City Community Association

Fall City Fire Station
4301 334th Pl. SE in Fall City

June 9, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monthly board meeting, open to the public. For more information visit the Fall City Community Association website.