Thanksgiving during COVID-19, Community Survey, and More!: Sammamish Scene -- Sammamish's official weekly e-newsletter

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 City Calendar 

Nov 23 Arts Commission Meeting

Nov 24 City Council Special Meeting

Nov 26 Thanksgiving - City Offices Closed

Nov 27 Thanksgiving - City Offices Closed

Dec 1   Big Top Tuesdays - Variety & Magic Show, City Council Regular Meeting

Pursuant to the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation 20-25, the City is unable to provide an in-person location for the public to listen to the virtual City Council meetings. Meetings are still accessible to the public, and public comment is able to be submitted. View Live on the City Website, City's Youtube, or Comcast Channel 21 (within Sammamish only). To Provide Verbal Comment, please see instructions in the Meeting Agenda.

 City News 

COVID-19 Updates: Please take our Community Needs Assessment Survey. See the latest updates on the Sammamish COVID-19 information hub


It’s that time of year when many of us start making holiday plans. With travel and gathering limitations, Thanksgiving is going to be different for a lot of families this year. We recommend following this CDC guidance for celebrating Thanksgiving safely.


Kits will be available for pick up on Monday, November 23rd from 9am – 4pm at City Hall under the portico in a labeled bin. Quantities are limited. There will be 200 kits available with instructions included. Kits will be picked up on a first-come first-serve basis on November 23rd; kits cannot be reserved. Please only one kit per child when you pick up.

The Arts Commission would love to get a lot of engagement! Please upload photos of your finished products to the comments section under Thanksgiving Craft Kit Facebook Event page.

trotGo for a fun run, walk, or trot the weekend of Thanksgiving, in benefit of Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. This year, due to COVID-19, there are seven different courses that you can explore any time during the four-day weekend. Get more details and a map of the courses here.

If you are interested in participating or making comment, please read more here.

toysPlease support Sammamish Police Department's Toy Drive. Learn more about Toys for Tots here.

Applications close November 29, 2020. See here for more info.

artsPlease click on the above photo for more information. The grant application portal is now open; grant applications are due February 14, 2021.


Join us under the big top for an evening of entertainment that combines physical comedy, wordplay, silly antics, and imagination. These 45-minute shows are geared for school-aged children but will leave the whole family smiling! Pre-registration is required: Dec 1 - Big Top Tuesdays Variety & Magic ShowDec 8 - Big Top Tuesdays Variety & Magic Show

To learn more about the City of Sammamish's Commissions and Boards, please see here.

 republicThis increase reflects changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and an increase in Washington State's B&O tax. Please see here for more detail.

covidFrom the report, "Sammamish is averaging 6.5 new cases a day, and up to 426 cases so far." Please read the full report.

We will use your input to inform the City’s response, leverage resources, and support critical service needs. Please take the survey here.

Cone Zone

These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of November 21 - 27.


Construction Hours are 7am to 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am to 6pm on Saturdays, and no work on Sundays and holidays.

212th Avenue SE, between Ebright Creek Park & SE 20 Street

Single lane traffic closures are planned for November 23 - 25. Exploratory boreholes will be drilled in the shoulder where the roadway has experienced settlement across the wetland. Motorists may expect delays. The sidewalk will remain open.


SE 4th Street: Finishing Up!

On SE 4th St., Most of the work has been completed.  Crews are working on the final touches; property restorations; fences; minor adjustments; clean up, etc. While the impacts to traffic are much less now, construction equipment will be moving up and down the roadway and there will be minor traffic impacts.  At times flaggers will be controlling traffic to get vehicles around the work. Typical work hours are 7:00am to 5:00pm.  During non-work hours, traffic will be traveling in normal lanes.  Please be cautious as you travel through the corridor and keep an eye out for construction crews as they work to finish up this great community asset.

Curb Ramp Retrofit Project

Crews will continue working on curb ramps and sidewalk in Autumn Wind / 236th Ave NE / NE 14th St. Minor traffic delays are anticipated.  Typical work hours are between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

SE 43rd Way and Providence Point Signal

This is a City of Issaquah project. To sign up for project updates and traffic alerts, please visit

Issaquah-Fall City Road (IFCR)

Issaquah-Fall City Road remains closed for construction. Local access will be maintained during the closure. The closure between 247th Place SE and Klahanie Dr. SE is still on schedule to last through the end of December 2020

  1. Construction of the bridge is underway and on schedule to complete in December.  The contractor is continuing to work on the bridge understructure by installing the concrete diaphragms between the beams (Small wall connections).
  2. Construction of the retaining walls and bridge approaches on the east and west side of the bridge is currently being built.
  3. Between 242nd and 247th Ave. SE, traffic remains on the south side of the roadway. Work continues along the north half of the roadway in this area. The contractor is installing the concrete sidewalk along the north side and placing concrete in the median islands. 
  4. PSE is expected to lower their gas main at the intersection of 242nd in the early part of November, once completed the remaining utilities can be lowered and the contractor can resume construction of the roundabout.
  5. The contractor will be working on the new detention pond and storm drainage facilities at the northwest corner of the intersection of Issaquah Fall City Road and Klahanie Drive SE.
  6. With the daylight hours shortening in the fall and winter, the contractor is expected to work on the occasional Saturdays to take advantage of daylight hours, weather and keep on schedule.

Please note that during peak delays, using the project detour route, Issaquah Beaver Lake Road to Issaquah Pine Lake Road, may result in shorter drive times. For more information and project updates, please visit the project portal on Connect Sammamish. Please remember to obey all the stop signs and speed limits in the area.

Daytime Project work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Work Hours 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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