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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Annual maintenance cost for Mars Hill building is $50,000
City of Sammamish News - The city inadvertently released incorrect information last week regarding the annual maintenance cost for a city-owned building along 228th Avenue Southeast. The old Mars Hill Church, which the city purchased last year for $6.1 million, is not occupied at present. The annual cost of maintaining the mothballed building is approximately $50,000. The earlier, incorrect estimate was $150,000 to $200,000. "We had an internal miscommunication here at the city," Communications Manager Tim Larson said. "Unfortunately, we passed the incorrect information along to a reporter." The $150,000 to $200,000 figure was actually an estimate of how much it would cost to maintain an occupied and operational building. The city has received numerous inquiries from entities interested in leasing the building. Those conversations are ongoing. Read more...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Police need your help to catch mailbox thieves
City of Sammamish News - If you see a suspicious vehicle parked next to a locked mailbox or a group of locked mailboxes, please call 911. The Sammamish Police Department says there have been a large number of mailbox break-ins in recent days. The thieves are using a flat-blade screwdriver or pry bar to open up the locked mailboxes. Again, if you see someone other than a post office worker parked next to the mailboxes, call 911. Read more...
Monday, February 8, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Volunteers needed for Lake Sammamish State Park restoration effort
City of Sammamish News - Volunteers are needed between Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 for a an outdoor service opportunity at Lake Sammamish State Park. Please help, if you can! Click on the link below for full details. Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Sahalee Way is now open
City of Sammamish News - Sahalee Way, which was closed just north of the city limits due to a rollover truck accident this afternoon, is now clear. Traffic is moving in both directions. The opticom gate at NE 42nd Street, which was opened late this afternoon, will remain open until about 7 p.m. Initial reports indicate the accident involved a collision between the truck and a car. Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Tent City 4 will set up at Mary Queen of Peace
City of Sammamish News - On Thursday, Feb. 4, the city issued a temporary use permit that will allow Tent City 4 to occupy a portion of the Mary Queen of Peace church property. The encampment is expected to move onto the property on Saturday, Feb. 6. The permit will allow up to 52 occupants. Tent City 4 must leave the property on or before June 4. The applicants, Mary Queen of Peace and SHARE/WHEEL, have met the criteria in the Sammamish municipal code for this permit. Additionally, the city has placed a number of conditions on this permit regarding health, safety, conduct and security. Read more...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Issaquah road project on Parkway will impact traffic
City of Sammamish News - Drivers: Prepare for overnight work along East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast in Issaquah. To minimize daytime traffic impacts, crews will begin working at night starting Feb. 1, 2016. Work will occur between 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday to Thursday for approximately one month, depending on weather. During the week of Feb. 8, plan for intermittent closures of Southeast Black Nugget Road at East Lake Sammamish Parkway between 8 p.m.-6 a.m. The closure will not affect business access off of Black Nugget. Watch the onsite portable message signs for more information. The work is part a larger project to widen East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. Throughout 2016, crews will add a new southbound travel lane between Southeast 56th Street and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. To learn more about the project, go to http://issaquahwa.gov/eastlakesamm. Read more...
Monday, January 25, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Recruiting for Deputy City Manager
City of Sammamish News - The City is seeking an outstanding leader and manager to assist the City Manager in overseeing the City's operations. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of achievement, extensive knowledge of city and municipal operations and a strong understanding of municipal finance and budgeting. The individual will have a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Accounting or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred as well as at least seven years of progressively responsible work in city government. Compensation: The salary range is $120,034 to $187,376. While the salary will depend on qualifications, the City will pay in the upper end of the range to get the right person. Benefits are excellent and the Director will be part of the Washington Public Employees Retirement System. How to Apply: E-mail your resume to Recruit34@cb-asso.com by February 19, 2016. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537 or David Collier at (772) 260-1858. Read more...
Friday, January 22, 2016 -- 9:38 pm
My car-prowlers' tale: homelessness, addiction, crackdown, compassion
Seattle Times - ... off an internal city review of how Seattle is handling property crimes. When the trio of thieves were arrested by Sammamish police, they turned out to be Washington's Most Wanted car prowlers . But that was an incomplete telling of the story. Since ... Read more...
Thursday, January 21, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Residents encouraged to share thoughts on parks capital improvement plan update
City of Sammamish News - The parks capital improvement plan (CIP) looks out six years, listing the facilities to be built and identifying funding sources. The plan, which is updated every two years, is now under development by the Parks and Recreation Commission. The city is encouraging residents to provide public input at the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. The Commission will be working on the CIP update through May, with the goal of handing off its recommendations to the City Council in June. The Feb. 3 meeting will focus on "Parks CIP Visioning." Residents are encouraged to check the city website (www.sammmamish.us) for future meeting dates and topics. "The Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council have always worked very hard to make sure these updates reflect the values and desires of the community," Parks Director Jessi Bon said. "We hope to get a big public turnout at these meetings so we can really stay in tune with what our residents want." Residents will be given the chance to speak during the public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. For more information, contact Administrative Assistant Janie Jackson at 425-295-0585 or jjackson@sammamish.us. Read more...
Thursday, January 21, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Residents encouraged to share thoughts on parks capital improvement plan update on Feb. 3
City of Sammamish News - The parks capital improvement plan (CIP) looks out six years, listing the facilities to be built and identifying funding sources. The plan, which is updated every two years, is now under development by the Parks and Recreation Commission. The city is encouraging residents to provide public input at the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. The Commission will be working on the CIP update through May, with the goal of handing off its recommendations to the City Council in June. The Feb. 3 meeting will focus on "Parks CIP Visioning." Residents are encouraged to check the city website (www.sammmamish.us) for future meeting dates and topics. "The Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council have always worked very hard to make sure these updates reflect the values and desires of the community," Parks Director Jessi Bon said. "We hope to get a big public turnout at these meetings so we can really stay in tune with what our residents want." Residents will be given the chance to speak during the public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. For more information, contact Administrative Assistant Janie Jackson at 425-295-0585 or jjackson@sammamish.us. Read more...
Thursday, January 21, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Request for Entertainment Proposals
City of Sammamish News - If you're interested in performing at any one of the following 2016 Sammamish Park and Recreation special events (listed below), please email an electronic press kit to the Parks & Recreation Department c/o Recreation Coordinator lhandlos@sammamish.us The kit should contain links to the following information: o Website with bio and the type of music you play o Song samples o Photos o At least one video, preferably in an outdoor setting o Your desired pay Due to the number of submissions received, we may only contact you if you are selected to play. The selection process takes place each January and is determined by the end of February. To be considered in the selection process, your electronic press kit must be received by Friday, January 29, at 4pm. Fourth on the Plateau: Monday, July 4. One Musical performance from 6-8pm and 8-10pm at Sammamish Commons Park Summer Concerts in the Park: Thursdays on July 7, 14, 21 and 28 August 4, 11, 18 and 25. One Musical Performance each evening from 6:30-8pm at Pine Lake Park KidsFirst! Series: Tuesdays on July 19, August 2, 16 and 30. One kid-friendly (ex. musician, magician, impersonator, etc.) performance from 1-2pm at various Sammamish parks Sammamish Days: Saturday, August 20 from 10am-2pm. Multiple forms of entertainment with a cultural focus in various time increments (10, 15, 20, and 30 minute) at Sammamish Commons Park Entertainers may perform on city-provided 24' by 16' mobile stage or on ground, as needed. Read more...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Recruiting for Public Works Director
City of Sammamish News - Full story available at City of Sammamish News Read more...
Monday, January 18, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Issaquah traffic delays will impact Sammamish drivers
City of Sammamish News - Drivers: Prepare for traffic impacts during utility work along East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. Starting Jan. 18, 2016, crews will close the parkway's two-way left turn lane between Southeast Black Nugget Road and Southeast 62nd Street 24 hours a day for approximately 1 week. This two-way left turn lane closure will only affect driveway access, not the signalized intersections. Nighttime work will begin Jan. 25 and continue for several weeks. The work is part a larger project to widen East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. Throughout 2016, crews will add a new southbound travel lane between Southeast 56th Street and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. To learn more about the project, go to http://issaquahwa.gov/eastlakesamm. Read more...
Monday, January 18, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Open House on S.E. 4th Street improvements set for Jan. 28
City of Sammamish News - With several projects already under construction inside the city's Town Center Plan boundaries, the city is planning to improve a section of Southeast Fourth Street. The 3,300-foot roadway section in question, between 218th Avenue and 228th Avenue, is a key corridor inside the Town Center. Currently a two-way road without sidewalks, S.E. Fourth Street will be expanded to include two travel lanes, a center turn lane or median, bike lanes, planter strips and sidewalks. The new design will be pedestrian friendly and align with other Town Center goals. The city will also coordinate with the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District to install upgraded utilities as part of the improvement project. The public is invited to review the design concepts at an Open House on Thursday, Jan. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pine Lake Middle School, 3200 228th Ave. S.E., in Sammamish. City staff and consultants will be present to answer questions and record public input. For more information, contact Senior Project Manager Jim Grueber (425-295-0566, jgrueber@sammamish.us). Read more...
Monday, January 18, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Open House on S.E. Fourth Street improvements set for Jan. 28
City of Sammamish News - With several projects already under construction inside the city's Town Center Plan boundaries, the city is planning to improve a section of Southeast Fourth Street. The 3,300-foot roadway section in question, between 218th Avenue and 228th Avenue, is a key corridor inside the Town Center. Currently a two-way road without sidewalks, S.E. Fourth Street will be expanded to include two travel lanes, a center turn lane or median, bike lanes, planter strips and sidewalks. The new design will be pedestrian friendly and align with other Town Center goals. The city will also coordinate with the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District to install upgraded utilities as part of the improvement project. The public is invited to review the design concepts at an Open House on Thursday, Jan. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pine Lake Middle School, 3200 228th Ave. S.E., in Sammamish. City staff and consultants will be present to answer questions and record public input. For more information, contact Senior Project Manager Jim Grueber (425-295-0566, jgrueber@sammamish.us). Read more...
Monday, January 18, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Garden workshops at City Hall!
City of Sammamish News - The Washington State University Master Gardener Program and King County Master Gardener Program are pleased to announce that five gardening workshops will be held at Sammamish City Hall beginning in February. --Saturday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 p.m. --Saturday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. --Saturday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. --Saturday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m. --Saturday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m. The workshops, staged in cooperation with the Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardners, are free and open to the public. Read more...
Monday, January 11, 2016 -- 4:00 pm
Public meeting on Women's PGA Championship scheduled for Jan. 20
City of Sammamish News - The city will host a public meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m., to brief residents on the impacts and opportunities presented by the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, which will be contested at Sahalee Country Club on June 9, 10,11 and 12. In addition to answering questions and addressing concerns, the tournament and city personnel at the meeting will touch on shuttle transportation, parking, volunteer opportunities, public safety and logistics. All residents are welcome to attend. The KPMG Women's PGA Championship will bring some of the world's finest golfers to Sammamish. The 156 entrants will compete for $3,500,000 in prize money on the same course that hosted the 1998 PGA Championship and the 2010 Senior U.S. Open. This will be the first time the Women's PGA Championship will be played in the pacific northwest. For more information on the tournament, go to http://www.kpmgwomenspgachampionship.com/home. Read more...
Monday, January 11, 2016 -- 9:19 am
Girls basketball: Defense powers Eagles past Spartans, 40-31
Sammamish Review -                         NEW -- 9:20 a.m., Jan. 11, 2016 In rivalry games, powerful emotions can often be detrimental for young athletes. Issaquah coach Nicole Reid expected that scenario in a Jan. 8 outing at Skyline, and she helped her team fight through some poor shooting […] Read more...
Monday, January 11, 2016 -- 9:14 am
Issaquah boys down Skyline, stay unbeaten in KingCo hoops
Sammamish Review -                         NEW -- 9:15 a.m., Jan. 11, 2016 The boys basketball programs at Issaquah and Skyline high schools are in two different stages of development, something that was evident in the fourth quarter of the teams' Jan. 8 meeting in Sammamish. Skyline stayed within […] Read more...
Friday, January 8, 2016 -- 3:53 pm
Council moves site of annual retreat to location closer to home
Sammamish Review - NEW -- 3:52 p.m. Jan. 8, 2016 Held on the other side of often snowy mountain passes for roughly the last 10 years, the Sammamish City Council's annual retreat will this year take place Jan. 14-16 at the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma. The general public is invited to the retreat sessions and even encouraged […] Read more...



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