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This week in North Bend is the last for a group of derelict buildings and blackberry bushes on the city’s Main Avenue. Crews with Weber Construction of Snoqualmie were expected to begin clearing the sites at 111 and 115 Main Avenue North on Monday, in a $48,000 project to improve public safety and downtown parking.
Community Events, July 2014
The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation has narrowed its search for a new executive director, and plans to introduce the community to its finalists with a reception Monday, July 28. Meet the director candidates and learn more about them at the event, which begins at 3:30 p.m. with a formal presentation and question-and-answer session. An informal reception with the candidates is 5 to 6 p.m.
King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Register at King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
King County’s Roads division is repainting the landmark Stossel Bridge on Carnation Farm Road this summer. The 1951 bridge will be closed through Sept. 29 during the project, which will include removal of the old paint. The bridge will be closed to all but emergency vehicles during the project. The suggested detour for all other vehicles, including school buses, is to take S.R. 203 north to 124th Street, across the valley, then down West Snoqualmie Valley Road to Northeast 80th Street, which connects to Northeast Carnation Farm Road.
As North Bend is growing, city officials are reconsidering how they want that growth to look, and more space is becoming a priority. In a special meeting July 1, the council established interim, or emergency standards for development in low-density residential zones, including an average lot size of 8,000 square feet (up from 6,500) with a minimum lot size of 7,500 square feet (up from 5,000).