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Construction to enhance Front Street starts May 31, 2016, and will wrap up before Salmon Days!
While we will do our best to work with residents, businesses, drivers and pedestrians, there will be some disruptions. Please note, businesses will remain open during construction.
The most immediate impact (from Sunset Way to Northwest Dogwood Street) will include:
We'll keep you updated on the details of future construction impacts throughout the summer. This will include:
The enhancements to Front Street will include:
As part of the project, seven trees, which are at the end of their lifespan, will be removed. This certain type of tree is also damaging sidewalks and causing drainage issues. In some places, the tree removal also allows for the installation of ADA ramps, as well as new siting and alignment for the sidewalk and storm drains.
The trees will be temporarily replaced with large, 3-foot diameter pots filled with plants. In 2015, the Olde Town Vitality Task Force recommended developing a streetscape plan for our downtown. The community will influence the new streetscape plan (with outreach beginning this fall) and determine what types of trees or landscaping will replace the removed trees.
For more information and to sign up for future notifications, go to issaquahwa.gov/frontstreet.Read on...
The Traffic Task Force, a team of volunteers appointed by the mayor in late 2015, recently made recommendations on a potential package of local transportation projects that could go to voters for their consideration.
The City Council now wants to hear ...Read on...
Issaquah participates in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) unregulated monitoring program by performing additional tests on our drinking water.
During that testing, detections of "perfluorochemicals," or PFCs, were found in the smallest of I...Read on...
Issaquah is bear country.
Throughout the Pacific Northwest, spring and summer are bear season. Reports of black bear activity serve as a reminder to take precautions to avoid bear encounters.
Unsecured garbage containers, pet food and birdfeeders can attract hungry bears looking for a meal.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) offers tips to prevent conflicts between bears and humans:
When camping, keep a clean campsite by thoroughly cleaning all cooking utensils after use and sealing uneaten food in airtight containers stored in bear-proof canisters away from sleeping areas.
If you happen to encounter a bear, WDFW offers tips:
Two state laws prohibit leaving food or food waste in places where it can attract bears and other wild carnivores. Unintentionally or "negligently" feeding bears can bring a fine of $87, while the fine for intentional feeding can be as much as $1,000.
Conflicts between humans and bears tend to subside by mid-summer, when berries and other natural foods become available, and then pick up again in fall before the animals enter their dens.
Learn more about wildlife safety and living in bear country from WDFW's Living With Wildlife program and the nonprofit organization Western Wildlife Outreach.
Issaquah's waste service provider, Recology CleanScapes, offers the wildlife-resistant carts to customersRead on...
Fenders on Front Street Vintage Car Show — a Father's Day tradition — returns June 19, 2016.
The free all-day event culminates with a cruise of classic cars. Starting at 3 p.m., car show participants will gather along Front Street North and cruise alo...Read on...
Seniors: You're invited to complete a brief survey to let us know the programs and services you want.
Cheers! You're invited to the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Series.
The fifth annual event returns from 6-9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month from February to June — Feb. 5, March 4, April 1, May 6 and June 3, 2016.
Enjoy live music, art happening...Read on...
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