Welcome to Community News! You can find the newsletter online with links to program details, at the UA News website. To see previous versions of the Unincorporated Area Community Newsletter visit the archives.
Learn what King County is working on in your community The Community Service Areas (CSA) website includes descriptions of King County projects underway or planned for 2016 and 2017, in the seven unincorporated CSAs. Each work plan details the projects being planned and identifies the County staff contact for the project.
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The future of surface water management, services and fees
Learn more about what King County is doing to protect water quality through pollution prevention programs and what future needs are in the face of the county’s rapid growth and development. Representatives from King County’s Stormwater Management Program will offer remarks and answer questions about stormwater services and fees at the Greater Maple Valley Area Council Meeting on Sept. 12; Four Creeks Unincorporated Area meeting on Sept. 21; Upper Bear Creek Community Council meeting on Sept. 27; and the Green Valley/Lake Homes Association meeting on Oct. 26.
Community Services Area (CSA) grant application period opens soon
King County Marijuana Ordinance
Snoqualmie Valley/Northeast King County Area
King County Parks Play Area Rehabilitation Program update
The playground at Tolt-MacDonald Park is closed for rehabilitation and is expected to reopen at the end of September. These renovations are part of the King County Parks levy funded Play Area Rehabilitation Program. Follow the Parks Plog for construction updates.
Tolt-MacDonald Barn Painting
Repairs and replacement of damaged siding and re-painting of the Tolt Barn are planned for mid-September through mid-November. The repairs will begin following the Beat the Blerch event.
Raging River Quarry public comment
The Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER) is conducting a periodic review of the Cherry Valley Pit at Raging River Quarry in Issaquah. DPER invites comments from the public on the ability of this site to meet grading permit conditions and operate the pit in an environmentally responsible manner. Comments must be received by 4 p.m., on Sept. 12, at DPER, Resource Products Section, ATTN: Fred White, 35030 SE Douglas St., Suite 210, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. For more information on this proposed project, email Fred White, Site Development Specialist or call 206-477-0363.
Fall City Community Association meeting
Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Fall City Fire Station, 4301 334th Place Southeast in Fall City. Monthly board meeting, open to the public. For more information visit the Fall City Community Association website or contact Ashley Glennon.
Southeast King County Area
Berrydale overcrossing temporarily closed for repairs
From Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 8 a.m. to Friday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m., the Berrydale Overcrossing near Auburn and Black Diamond will close for bridge repairs. The Berrydale Overcrossing is located on Kent Black Diamond Road Southeast, about a half mile south of State Route 18.
Green Valley/Lake Holm Association
Aug. 31 & Sept. 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Drive in Black Diamond. Agenda items for the August meeting include planning for the fall community meeting and committee updates on transportation, environmental, and safety issues. Open to the public. The September meeting will include representatives from King County’s Stormwater Management Program will offer remarks and answer questions about stormwater services and fees. For more information, or to subscribe to our mailing list, email the Green Valley/Lake Holm Association. Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Vashon/Maury Island Area
Speed limit reduction planned for section of Vashon Highway Southweste
After receiving public comments about unsafe speeding on Vashon Highway Southwest and requests to reduce the area’s speed limit, the County conducted a speed limit evaluation. The County concluded that a speed limit reduction is justified from 50 to 45 mph between Burma Road Southwest and 1,300 feet north of Southwest 156th Street.
CSA Vashon Days
Sept. 6, 1 - 6 p.m. at the Vashon Community Service Center, 10011 SW Bank Rd. on Vashon. Bong Sto. Domingo, CSA staff, will be at the center to assist islanders with resources and information. Please email Bong Sto. Domingo or call 206-351-8071, for more information.
West King County Area
Cine en el Parque celebrates diversity at one of King County’s most beloved parks
Families had a blast at King County’s second-annual Cine en el Parque, Spanish-language outdoor movie night, at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center on Aug. 6. King County screened the box office hit and animated Mexican film, “Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos” onto a 40-foot-tall inflatable movie screen that turned the park into a spectacular outdoor cinema under the stars.
Fairwood is Turning 50!
You’re invited to join the fun! King County Parks and Councilmember Reagan Dunn have teamed up to host a free day-long festival on Aug. 27 at Petrovitsky Park in honor of the community of Fairwood’s 50th anniversary. We have a long list of activities and events that the whole family will love. Check out our blog for more information.
Big Finn Hill Playground
The playground is expected to close for construction for two months, beginning the week of Sept. 12. Follow the Parks Plog for construction updates. These projects are funded in part by the voter-approved 2014-2019 King County Parks, Trail and Open Space Replacement Levy. Thank you for your support!
Fairwood Greens Homeowners Association concert
The last Concert in the Park of the season is set for Sunday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at Allen Park on 145th Avenue Southeast in Fairwood.
Part of Green River Road temporarily closed for repairs
A 500 foot section of
Green River Road
is closed for repairs south of 94th Place South. Work is scheduled to finish by 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.
Alajawan Brown Foundation’s annual Backpack and School Supplies Give-away
Aug. 27, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. at the King County Fire District 20 Training Center, 12424 76th Ave S, in Seattle. Backpacks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies lasts. Children must be present to receive a backpack. Open to the public. For more information, visit the
North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting
Sept. 1, 7 - 9 p.m. at the North Highline Fire District Training Center, 1243 SW 112th Street in Seattle. This all-volunteer community group hosts a monthly meeting to discuss local issues, including land use, public safety and human services issues. Open to the public. Check the North Highline UAC website for details, or email Barbara Dobkin.
Sept. 6, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at 13470 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, in Seattle. Skyway Solutions holds it monthly board meeting on the first Tuesday of each month.
West Hill Community Association Board meeting
Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m. at the Skyway Fire District 20, 12417 76th Ave. So. in Seattle. Monthly board meeting of residents in West Hill, often features guest speakers in addition to community reports and information from a variety of local organizations. Open to the public. Check the West Hill Community Association website or Facebook for details. For more information contact Bill Bowden or Sonja Bowden.
West Hill Business Association meeting
Sept. 20, 9 a.m., Skyway VFW, 7421 S 126th St., in Seattle. A monthly meeting of the business community of West Hill. Open to the public. For more information contact Cynthia Lamothe.
White Center Chamber of Commerce meetng
Sept. 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Sky’s Barbershop, 9650 16th Ave. SW, in Seattle. The
White Center Chamber of Commerce
promotes businesses and community organizations in White Center. Open to the public. For more information email
or call 206-444-0844.