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May 10, 2018

Dear Friends,

Waste to Energy continues to be in the news with the recent story of China’s refusal to accept much of our recycling due to their enforcing more stringent standards. The question becomes what are we going to do with all our garbage/recycling and do we want to use new technology and create energy or continue to put it in landfills (which are rapidly filling up)?

Please read through this newsletter as there is a lot of information about our district and upcoming events.

I want to call your attention to the community meeting on Monday, June 4th at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City. We’ll be discussing the new King County Department of Local Services and what you want to see in that department and services.

It’s always a pleasure to represent you and all of District 3.

Kathy Lambert

In this Issue:

      1. Update on the Tolt Hill Bridge
      2. Trailhead Direct expands
      3. King County Flood Control District offering over $3 million in grants
      4. Important community meeting on Monday, June 4 to discuss new Department of Local Services
      5. Big Back Yard 5K
      6. Emergency Management Trainings
      7. SE Mount Si Road lane restrictions, now to May 25

1. Update on the Tolt Hill Bridge

A construction contract for repair work on the Tolt Hill Bridge #1834A near Carnation has been completed. Garco Construction has begun the work and it will last approximately six months. During construction one lane will be open for motorists to cross the bridge, except for a one-week full closure of the bridge which will occur during the summer. A signal will be set up to alternate the direction of traffic across the bridge. This signal will be in place 24/7 during the construction period. In addition, updates regarding anticipated work start dates and activities will be posted on the Tolt Hill Bridge Emergency Repairs webpage and a Road Alert email/text will be sent.

Follow King County Roads on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kcroads.

2. Trailhead Direct expands



King County's successful trailhead shuttle service is expanding to the Snoqualmie Valley, with new service to Mt. Si/ Mt. Teneriffe and Mailbox Peak coming soon. This will reduce traffic in the valley!

Learn more: https://mtsgreenway.org/blog/trailhead-direct-service-expands/

3. King County Flood Control District offering over $3 million in grants



This program provides an excellent opportunity for communities and organizations throughout the county to obtain funding for innovative efforts that address flood risks. Organizations that might have a fundable project are encouraged to apply.

To qualify for funding, projects must provide a flood reduction benefit so that it directly addresses existing or potential flooding.

The deadline to apply for a 2018 grant is May 25.

Interested parties should contact Kim Harper at 206-477-6079 or kim.harper@kingcounty.gov and include “Flood Reduction Grant Application” in the subject line.

Learn more: http://www.kingcountyfloodcontrol.org/default.aspx?ID=62

4. Important community meeting on Monday, June 4 to discuss new Department of Local Services

During his State of the County address King County Executive Dow Constantine spoke about the creation of a new Department of Local Services for King County Council consideration this summer. The effort seeks to improve how the quarter million people who live in unincorporated King County are served. The new department will provide unincorporated areas with a focused point of accountability and a resource to elevate ideas, needs, and concerns directly to the Executive and his Cabinet.

On Monday, June 4th, there will be a Community Services Area meeting at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City (32627 SE Redmond-Fall City Rd, Fall City 98024). The major focus of this meeting is to discuss this new department.

If you have comments, ideas, or suggestions for the proposed Department please send them to asklocalservices@kingcounty.gov.

5. Big Back Yard 5K

The ninth-annual Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente is happening on Sunday, June 3 at King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond. This run/walk is an event for the whole family, and it’s dog and stroller friendly! All participants will receive awesome t-shirts, refreshments, snacks, a chance to win prizes, and the satisfaction of supporting King County Parks! The chip-timed course winds around the magnificent (but flat) Marymoor Park and, for kids ten and under, there is a free 1/4 mile Kids Dash.

6. Emergency Management Trainings



The King County Office of Emergency Management is hosting three trainings this May and June for residents in the Fall City/Preston area. They are open to the public and free of charge.

The first one will be a general preparedness and hazard training at Preston Community Center Monday, May 14th.

The second training, Basic First Aid, and the third, Light Search and Rescue, will be held at the Fall City Library on June 2nd.

To register for one or all of these trainings please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disaster-skills-training-preston-and-fall-city-tickets-45262307781
If you have accommodation needs or have questions, please contact: Michelle.Chatterton@kingcounty.gov

May 14th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Preston Community Center

8625 310th Ave SE
Preston, WA

June 2nd
10:30am - 12:00pm
Fall City Library

33415 SE 42nd Pl
Fall City, WA

June 2nd
12:30pm-2:00pm
Fall City Library

33415 SE 42nd Pl
Fall City, WA

Attend a workshop to get PREPARED for a disaster.

7. SE Mount Si Road lane restriction, now through May 25

On Monday, April 30, paving work began on SE Mount Si Road near North Bend. The existing road surface will be pulverized and then paved with two layers of new asphalt. The work requires a lane restriction, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., just east of Mt. Si Bridge to east of 480th Avenue SE. The work is weather dependent, so schedules can change. The work is expected to finish on Friday, May 25. To learn more about road resurfacing in King County, visit: https://www.kingcounty.gov/paving

Follow King County Roads on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kcroads.

Thank you. Enjoy the sunshine!

Councilmember Kathy Lambert - enews footer

Email: kathy.lambert@kingcounty.gov
Phone: 206.477.1003
Web: www.kingcounty.gov/lambert