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Two men arrested in connection with Sammamish homicide Sep. 18, 2014
Police have arrested two people in British Columbia in connection with Wednesday's homicide in Sammamish. One has been identified as 20-year-old Kevin D. Patterson. The other, not yet identified, is an 18-year-old male. Th...
 
Sammamish police investigating a homicide Sep. 17, 2014
Sammamish police are investigating the first homicide in city history today. Initial reports indicate a deceased male was found inside a single-family residence in a south Sammamish neighborhood. Although police do not have a...
 
Farmers market will get started at 3:30 p.m. today! Sep. 17, 2014
Our teen leaders are busy as the Sammamish Youth Board will host their own scavenger hunt for the board as a team exercise at the Market this Wednesday. We are grateful to these leaders who do so much for the Community and o...
 
Farmers Market on Wednesday, Sept. 10, will highlight "Sustainable Sammamish!" Sep. 9, 2014
Sustainable Sammamish has come to the Sammamish Farmers Market for this Wednesday, 9/10. We will have a Fair outside at the Market with educational information and businesses giving you resources to live more sustainably. P...
 
Calling all "classic car" owners! Sep. 2, 2014
Would you like to display your car with other “classic” owners at the Sammamish Highlands Shopping Center this Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.? Register your car for FREE at www.sammamishchamber.org.
 
Farmers Market "back to school" session on Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 26, 2014
Welcome to the “back to school” session of the Sammamish Farmers Market. Kids, visit our farmers to find healthy choices to add to your school lunches. Bring your ideas to the Info Booth and win a prize Wednesday, 8/27. We...
 
“Take Two” – Evans Creek Preserve Sahalee Parking Lot and Trail Head is Now Open! Aug. 25, 2014
Good News! The last remaining construction items have been completed and we are excited to announce that the Sahalee parking lot, trailhead and trail connecting into Lower Evans Creek Preserve is now open. For more informat...
 
Metropolitan Market plans to be part of Sammamish Town Center Aug. 20, 2014
If everything goes according to plan, Metropolitan Market, an award-winning grocery store, will anchor a mixed-use project featuring retail, residential and commercial space in the Sammamish Town Center. For more on this impo...
 
Open House for Klahanie-area annexation on Sept. 10 Aug. 20, 2014
Klahanie-area residents interested in potential annexation to Sammamish are invited to attend an Open House at Faith Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Councilmembers, departm...
 
Evans Creek Preserve: Sahalee Parking Lot and Connecting Trail Opening this Saturday!! Aug. 14, 2014
The new Evans Creek Preserve trailhead, renovated overlook parking lot and connecting trail will open this Saturday. The forecast this weekend calls for sunshine and warm weather making it a perfect time to get out and explor...
 
Today! Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m.! Aug. 13, 2014
Stock up on your goat cheese favorites; Blue Barn Farm is back this week and so is Alvarez with their corn! The peaches and plums are at their prime. Stock up on all fresh fruit and veggies and freeze for out of season enjo...
 
SR 520 weekend closure Aug. 7, 2014
1. REMINDER - Weekend closure of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and I-405 in Bellevue, Aug. 8-11 Plan ahead for a noisy weekend along the SR 520 corridor! Crews will close all lanes of SR 520 over the weekend...
 
Farmers Market on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5, 2014
Are you an animal lover? You will have to bring the little ones and come hear Sammamish Library storyteller, Sara, talk about animals at the Market. She will be on stage from approximately 4:30 to 5 p.m. under the Commons...
 
Evans Creek Preserve Phase II: Sahalee Parking Lot Improvements and Trail Connection Update Jul. 29, 2014
It is anticipated that the new trail connecting Evans Creek Preserve to Sahalee Way NE and the renovated Overlook Parking Lot will be open to the public in early August. The parking lot is still under construction with site f...
 
Trossachs Boulevard Construction Notice Aug. 4, 2014
The City of Sammamish is about to begin a maintenance project to resurface much of Trossachs Boulevard. The project involves removing the weathered and worn top layer of old pavement and replacing it with a new layer of hot...
 
7/24 Concert Cancelled Jul. 24, 2014
Due to heavy rain yesterday and continuing rain today, the Concert in the Park scheduled for 7/24/14 has been cancelled.
 
7/24 Concert Cancelled Jul. 24, 2014
Due to extremely heavy rain yesterday and continuing rain today, the Concert in the Park scheduled for 7/24/14 has been cancelled.
 
Sammamish Nights! Buy your tickets now! Jul. 23, 2014
Food, wine and spirits! What more could you ask for on a warm and elegant summer evening in Sammamish? Okay. How about art, live music and the company of your neighbors during "Sammamish Nights," the most stylish "adults...
 
Wednesday's Farmers Market will feature symphony music! Jul. 22, 2014
Rain or Shine the Sammamish Farmers Market is here for you! This week we have a new farmer, Guerrero Farms will be bringing peaches and all manner of orchard fruit. Pick up some farm fresh eggs and veggies to complete your...
 
Hearing Examiner Services Request for Proposals Jul. 16, 2014
The City of Sammamish is seeking proposals for on-call Hearing Examiner Services. Please see the document below for additional information or contact Melonie Anderson, City Clerk at manderson@sammamish.us.
 
Bid Results- Sammamish Landing Parking and Pedestrian Access Improvements Jul. 1, 2014
Bid for this project were publicly opened today at 2:00 pm. For complete results, please click on the link below. For further information contact Melonie Anderson, City Clerk at manderson@sammamish.us
 
Eastside Fire & Rescue response report for 2013 Jul. 11, 2014
As an Eastside Fire & Rescue partner, the city of Sammamish has received the fire consortium's "response coverage report" for 2013. To view the report, please click on the link below.
 
Joint City Council Meeting with City of Issaquah City Council Jul. 10, 2014
The purpose of this special meeting is to hold a joint meeting between the Issaquah City Council and the Sammamish City Council to discuss items of mutual interest. (No formal action will occur at this meeting.) The meeting...
 
Snake Hill Road will be closed this weekend Jul. 9, 2014
212th Way SE (Snake Hill Road) will be closed this weekend to perform survey work. The closure will start at the top of the hill near SE 35th Street, and extend down to the intersection with East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE. Th...
 
Farmers Market this Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. Jul. 8, 2014
--All berries are in and a variety of veggies fresh and local! --Drop by our Info Booth for recipes! --Library Story Time at 4:30 will talk about veggies outdoors at the staging area with Kids Craft to match. --Look fo...
 
Another family-friendly Farmers Market! Jun. 30, 2014
Want to delight your 4th of July guests? We have all the makings to add to your Independence Day BBQ. Fruit and berries to make that special dessert, and the veggie garnishes for your meal and appetizers. You can brag that...
 
Fourth on the Plateau!!! May 29, 2014
Every year, it's the biggest public event in Sammamish -- the Fourth on the Plateau! It begins at 6 p.m. when residents flood into Sammamish Commons to enjoy live bands, play areas for the kids, and delicious Independence...
 
212th Way S.E. (Snake Hill Road) to close this weekend. Jun. 26, 2014
212th Way SE (Snake Hill Road) will be closed this weekend to perform survey work. The closure will start at the top of the hill near SE 35th Street, and extend down to the intersection with East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE. T...
 
Trail from City Hall to Lower Commons is closed for 18 months Jun. 25, 2014
Due to construction of the new Community and Aquatic Center, the trail leading down to the Lower Commons from City Hall Plaza is closed. It will remain closed throughout the 18 months of construction. Residents can still acce...
 
"Call to artists" for the city's comprehensive plan! Jun. 9, 2014
Artists interested in supplying art for the city's updated comprehensive plan are being encouraged to apply. The application deadline is July 18. For details, please click on this link: http://www.sammamish.us/events/Default...
 
It's a big day for families at the Farmers Market this Wednesday! Jun. 23, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, from 4-8 p.m. should be the best time of the week for families in Sammamish! The Farmers Market is packed with family-friendly activities. --Story time by the Sammamish Library @ 4:30 --Kids Activity...
 
REMINDER! It's illegal to possess or discharge fireworks in Sammamish Jun. 13, 2014
Instead of setting off your own fireworks, which is illegal in Sammamish, you are invited to join thousands of other city residents at the big fireworks display on July 4 at Sammamish Commons. This event, known as the Fourth...
 
Meet me at the Farmers Market! Wednesday, June 11, 4-8 p.m. Jun. 10, 2014
“Meet me at the Market” this Wednesday, June 11, for fresh strawberries and possibly cherries! The Hayburners will provide our entertainment and you will want to shop and taste with Chef Archana Sunil of East Meets West -- A...
 
Building New Trails At Evans Creek Preserve! Jun. 5, 2014
The Washington Trail Association (WTA) and the City of Sammamish will be working together to finish a new trail connecting Evans Creek Preserve to the parking lot off of Sahalee Way NE (currently under construction). Eight wo...
 
Take the Sammamish Chamber's semi-annual business survey! Jun. 2, 2014
The purpose of the survey is to better serve the Sammamish business community by 1) gathering and sharing relevant information regarding business conditions in the community; and 2) determining ways in which both the Sammamis...
 
Sammamish is safest city in Washington May 27, 2014
According to an online real estate site (MOVOTO Blog), Sammamish is the safest city in Washington state. For a look at their full rankings, and the basis for their evaluation, please click on the link below.
 
Building Safety Month: "Surround your building with safety" May 19, 2014
Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the n...
 
Date change on homeless encampment hearing May 23, 2014
The hearing date and location has been changed. It has been rescheduled for June 3 and will be held at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Avenue SE. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. A copy of all documents related to this...
 
BID OPENING: 2014 Residential Retention Pond Mowing May 22, 2014
Bids were opened at 2:00 pm today for the 2014 Residential Retention Pond Mowing.
 
Avoid E. Lake Sammamish Parkway (north of Inglewood Hill Road) on Thursday! May 21, 2014
There will be very lengthy traffic delays -- 15 minutes or longer -- along the north end of East Lake Sammamish Parkway on Thursday, May 22. Please take alternative routes -- Sahalee Way or 244th Avenue Northeast -- if possib...
 
Click it or Ticket/Distracted Driver campaign is coming your way! May 20, 2014
The Sammamish Police Department is joining other Washington law enforcement agencies in this year’s Click It or Ticket / Distracted Driver campaign. Sammamish Police officers will be conducting special emphasis patrols betwe...
 
Bid Opening: Sammamish Community and Aquatic Center Project May 20, 2014
Bids for this project were publicly opened at 2:00 pm yesterday. For the complete bid tab results, please click on the document below. For further information please contact Project Manager, Anjali Myer at (425) 295-0500.
 
Sammamish Farmers Market opens this Wednesday! May 19, 2014
The Sammamish Farmers Market will have its Grand Opening on Wednesday, May 21. The hours for the 2014 season are 4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 1. To guarantee you the freshest of local produce, only true and orga...
 
Closure - Sahalee Outlook Parking Lot May 16, 2014
Evans Creek Preserve Phase II: Sahalee Parking Lot Improvements The Sahalee Outlook parking lot will be closed starting May 19th to July 11th for construction. Construction includes asphalt repair, replacement of existing...
 
Dogs are welcome in Sammamish parks! May 16, 2014
After a flurry of emails arrived at City Hall expressing concern, the city is making clear that dogs remain very welcome at Sammamish parks. Jessi Bon, the city’s director of parks, says some people have gotten the wrong impr...
 
Community Profile Jan. 30, 2014
The City Council and Planning Commission worked together in February of this year to revisit and revise the City’s vision statement. To aid this process, the City developed a Community Profile--a document containing demograph...
 
2014 Pavement Program - Overlays Bid Opening Apr. 30, 2014
Bids for this project were opened today at 2:00 pm. For the results please click on the document below. For Further information contact Jim Grueber, project engineer at (425) 295-0500.
 
Bikes for Africa! Donations accepted on May 3 at City Hall Apr. 22, 2014
The ARAS Foundation and its volunteers are preparing to receive hundreds of donated bicycles at Sammamish City Hall on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bicycles, along with donated bicycle parts, will be sent to Gha...
 
Sammamish Youth Board Online Application Open Apr. 21, 2014
Ever feel like there’s nothing to do here in Sammamish? Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Well here is your chance to make a difference. The Sammamish Youth Board is currently seeking teens that have the drive to m...
 
Northern portion of E. Lake Sammamish Trail will close on Monday, April 21 Apr. 15, 2014
As King County prepares to pave and improve the East Lake Sammamish Trail, it will close the northern portion of the recreational pathway in Sammamish on Monday, April 21. The closure will stretch from Inglewood Hill Road to...
 
"Celebrating Women in Business" event on April 24 Apr. 15, 2014
The Sammamish Chamber presents the annual “Celebrating Women in Business” event on April 24, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive. This powerful Conference is for women in all stages of busin...
 
Bid Results for the 2014 Curb Ramp Retrofit and Sidewalk Repair Apr. 9, 2014
The project will retrofit old curb ramps in neighborhoods receiving pavement overlays this summer, and will also repair curb, gutter and sidewalk.
 
UPDATE: Temporary Council chamber closure begins on April 16 Apr. 1, 2014
Following the City Council meeting on April 15, the Council chamber will close for about two months. During that time, the City Council and Planning Commission will meet at the city's Maintenance and Operations Center (MOC)...
 
Sammamish Disaster Preparedness Fair on April 12! Mar. 31, 2014
The 2014 Sammamish Disaster Preparedness Fair will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at City Hall. For full details on this important event, please click on the link below.
 
Roundabout at SE 43rd Way and E. Lake Samm. Parkway is now open Mar. 27, 2014
After a four-hour closure caused by a traffic accident, the roundabout at S.E. 43rd Way and East Lake Sammamish Parkway was reopened by Issaquah crews at about 2 p.m. Thursday. The rollover accident occurred at about 10 a.m...
 
Snake Hill Road (212th Way SE) closed this weekend Mar. 19, 2014
212th Way SE (Snake Hill Road) will be closed this weekend to perform additional emergency pavement repair work. The closure will start at the top of the hill near SE 39th Street, and extend down to the intersection with East...
 
Human Service Grant Application Process is starting March 19, 2014 Mar. 18, 2014
If you would like to apply for a Human Service grant from the City of Sammamish, or any of the 16 other East, North & South King County Cities, you may do so by applying on line at this website http://share1app.culturegrants...
 
Snake Hill Road (212th Way SE) closed this Saturday Mar. 13, 2014
212th Way SE (Snake Hill Road) will be closed this Saturday, March 15, to perform urgent pavement repair work. The closure is scheduled from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and will start at the top of the hill, near SE 39th Street, and e...
 
King County to share information on design of a paved trail Feb. 25, 2014
Along the East Lake Sammamish Trail, the distance between Inglewood Hill Road and SE 43rd Way is 4.8 miles. Today, it's a gravel surface. But starting in the spring of 2015, King County hopes to lay down pavement and make oth...
 
Sammamish Spring Recycling Event on April 13 Mar. 5, 2014
Sunny Hills and Discovery Elementary schools will be accepting your recycling items on Sunday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all the details, please click on the link below.
 
Flood watch in effect until 4 a.m. Friday Mar. 5, 2014
Due to continuing rain, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a "flood watch" for Sammamish and broad portions of the eastern Puget Sound region. A flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but it doesn'...
 
Come join in the 3rd Annual Boys & Girls Club "fun run" on May 4 Mar. 5, 2014
Get your day off to a great running start on Sunday, May 4, by taking part in the Boy's & Girls Club "Fun Run." It'll be good for you, and an excellent fundraising opportunity for the club. For full details, click on the foll...
 
Simple Measures - in concert on March 18 Feb. 25, 2014
A very special musical experience will be offered to Sammamish residents when the Krishnaswami-Salman duo plays a blend of French and German pieces in March. The free concert, presented by the Sammamish Arts Commission, the c...
 
Simple Measures - in concert on March 18 Feb. 13, 2014
A very special musical experience will be offered to Sammamish residents when the Kirshnaswami-Salman duo plays a blend of French and German pieces this month. The concert, presented by the Sammamish Arts Commission, 4Culture...
 
Were you the victim of a burglary between January 2012 and July 2013? Feb. 18, 2014
Detectives from the Sammamish Police Department and the King County Sheriff's Office are trying to find the owners of stolen property that's been recovered. For full details, click on the News Release link below. If you th...
 
WNPS Steward Applications are now available Feb. 13, 2014
WANTED: local citizens interested in preserving and restoring habitat for birds, insect pollinators, other wildlife and the natural beauty of parks and public green spaces. Sign up now for the 2014 Native Plant Stewardsh...
 
Sewer problems in Trossachs and Aldarra Feb. 10, 2014
Residents in the Trossachs and Aldarra neighborhoods are being asked to reduce their use of water until a broken sewage pump can be fixed at the Trossachs lift station. The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District says appr...
 
Community and Aquatic Open House on Monday, Feb. 10 Feb. 7, 2014
As part of the permit review process for the new Community and Aquatic Center, the city is holding an open house on Monday, Feb. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. at City Hall. Among other things, attendees will be able to review the curre...
 
City changes name to SAMMAM12H for the weekend!!!! Jan. 31, 2014
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Bid Results - NE 25th Way Neighborhood Traffic Management Project Jan. 17, 2014
Sealed bids were opened on January 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm for the NE 25th Way Neighborhood Traffic Management Project. R.R.J. Construction, LLC was the apparent low bidder with their bid price of $327,962.50. For a complete list...
 
2015-2016 Human Service Grant Funding Cycle Jan. 30, 2014
The City of Sammamish will begin accepting applications for Human Service grants on March 19, 2014 for funding in years 2015 and 2016. To qualify for a grant, all organizations must be registered 501(c) organizations. It is p...
 
Tent City 4 moves to Hans Jensen Park in Issaquah Jan. 18, 2014
After 90 days in Sammamish on the grounds of Mary Queen of Peace Church, Tent City 4 on Jan. 18 moved to Hans Jensen Park, a campground near the Lake Sammamish State Park boat launch. According to the Seattle Times, the homel...
 
Free auto leaks workshops Jan. 17, 2014
Drivers can learn basic car care and get an oil leak inspection at free auto leaks workshops offered by the Department of Ecology and Seattle Public Utilities. In addition to the professional inspection, the classes will cove...
 
Windy weekend causes problems Jan. 13, 2014
Sammamish woke up to a bit of a mess on Monday. High winds over the weekend brought down trees, caused some power outages, and left a few traffic lights out of commission. Although most of the problems have been cleared, some...
 
JOB POSTINGS - Associate Planner Limited Term and Building Inspector Jan. 10, 2014
Visit http://govjobstoday.com/ for more information about these job listings.
 
N.E. Water District newsletter alarms residents Jan. 8, 2014
Misinformation contained in a special newsletter from the Northeast Sammamish Sewer and Water District has alarmed some of the district’s customers, City Manager Ben Yazici said. Among other things, the newsletter suggested t...
 
City seeks family-friendly bands and entertainers! Jan. 7, 2014
The city is looking for local bands (uplifting, danceable tunes) and entertainers ( jugglers, magicians, musicians, etc.) to be part of its family-friendly summer events program. An email expressing your interest (with a link...
 
JOB POSTING - Director of Administrative Services Jan. 7, 2014
Visit http://govjobstoday.com/ for more information about this job listing.
 
DSHS social services truck to visit Sammamish on Jan. 9 Jan. 3, 2014
If you need food, cash and child care assistance, a mobile social services truck will be visiting Sammamish on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E. For full details, cli...
 
On January 4, have the Boy Scouts pick up and recycle your Christmas tree Dec. 31, 2013
Sammamish Boy Scout troops will be recycling Christmas trees on Saturday January 4th 2014. This will be our 29th year of recycling trees for Sammamish and Issaquah Highlands residents! Last year over 200 Scouts participated...
 
Building inspections will proceed as planned today Dec. 20, 2013
Despite the weather, all building inspections for today are on as scheduled. If you need to re-schedule due to the snow (or any other reason), please call the City Hall main number (425) 295-0500.
 
2014 AV Systems Replacement Project RFP Dec. 19, 2013
The City of Sammamish, Washington has undertaken a project to replace selected audio and video systems within the City Hall Building. Many of these AV systems were originally installed as part of the New City Hall Project whi...
 
Those in search of Eagle Scout projects should come to City Hall on Jan. 9 Dec. 17, 2013
As it does every year, the city will host a special meeting for potential Eagle Scouts on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 4 p.m. The goal? To provide youngsters with options for their Eagle Scout projects. Other organizations, like the...
 
Deadline for "Toys for Tots" is Dec. 12!!! Nov. 8, 2013
The end is near, but there's still time for you to bring a gift or two to City Hall for needy kids! The collection bin is just inside the front doors of City Hall, right next to the Sammamish Police Department. “We’ve be...
 
Cold weather basics! Dec. 3, 2013
The impacts of winter weather conditions - wind, rain, and freezing temperatures - can leave your family isolated or in the dark for hours or days at a time. It's important to plan ahead so you are ready to take winter by sto...
 
Winter Festival music from the Master Eastside Chorus Dec. 3, 2013
Come enjoy the memorable music, familiar and new, of two winter festivals, Christmas and Chanukah, in Master Chorus Eastside’s unusual and delightful Seasons of Light: Christmas and Chanukah. Stoke your holiday spirit wi...
 
Call 9-1-1 right away if you suspect mailbox theft is underway Dec. 3, 2013
On Dec. 1, four incidents of mailbox theft were reported just north of Sammamish city limits. In all cases, the thieves targeted locations with multiple mailboxes. With similar targets scattered throughout Sammamish, local po...
 
A Very Merry Sammamish!!! Dec. 2, 2013
A new and expanded holiday celebration will burst out of City Hall and fill the nearby plaza with light, food and fun from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec 6. Entitled “Very Merry Sammamish,” the newly configured event will feature festive...
 
Everything you need to know about the flu Nov. 19, 2013
King County Health is providing valuable information that could help protect you and your family from the flu. For all the details, click on the link below.
 
City agrees to stay with EF&R, under certain conditions Nov. 13, 2013
In a unanimous vote on Nov. 13, the City Council agreed to continue efforts to finalize a new partnership agreement with Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R). The new agreement, the details of which are still being negotiated, would...
 
Resolution Regarding Fire Services Nov. 13, 2013
At the November 12, 2013 Special Meeting the Sammamish City Council unanimously approved a resolution relating to fire services and Eastside Fire & Rescue. Please click on the link below for the full text of the resolution.
 
Board and Commission Vacancies Oct. 29, 2013
The Sammamish City Council is seeking applicants for upcoming vacancies on the Arts Commission (3 positions), Parks & Recreation Commission (2 positions) and the Planning Commission (2 positions). For more information about w...
 
Remember this summer at Sammamish Landing? Nov. 4, 2013
It was a splashing, laughing, ribbon-cutting day at Sammamish Landing on July 26, and the city's video camera was there to capture it all. To relive that great summer day, and to take a peek at the city's new waterfront park...
 
Answers in Writing About Fire Services Nov. 4, 2013
During recent City Council meetings focusing on fire issues, a number of speakers asked for written answers to their questions. Please click on the link below to see both the questions and the city's written response.
 
FCS Group final report: City Fire Department Analysis Oct. 29, 2013
On Oct. 14, the City Council was presented with a fire services study conducted by FCS Group. This final report indicated that it would be financially feasible for Sammamish to start its own fire department. To read the full...
 
City issues permit for tent city Oct. 18, 2013
On Oct. 18, the city of Sammamish issued a 60-day, temporary-use permit to Mary Queen of Peace Church so an encampment for the homeless could be established on the church grounds. The encampment, located just west of the chur...
 
Bid Results - SE 14th St. Extension Project Oct. 10, 2013
Bids for this project we opened at 2:00 pm. The apparent low bidder is Sanders General Construction, LLC. For complete results please click on the bid tab below. Melonie Anderson City Clerk
 
Addendum No. 1 - SE 14th St. Extension Project Oct. 8, 2013
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CITY OF SAMMAMISH SE 14TH STREET EXTENSION PROJECT An addendum has been issued for the SE 14th Street Extension Project. Planholders, please see the Addendum link below. * * * SMALL WORKS RO...
 
Rock blasting will close Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass two days this week for about an hour. Oct. 7, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews plan to close I-90 in both directions starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10. The pass will be closed eastbound at Gold Creek (milepos...
 
Traffic will be affected by Oct. 18 Skyline High School homecoming parade Oct. 4, 2013
The 11th annual Skyline High School homecoming parade will march up 228th Avenue on Friday, Oct. 18, beginning at Discovery Elementary and heading north to the high school. As usual, the northbound lanes of 228th Avenue will...
 
Sammamish Arts Fair! Oct. 12 and 13! Oct. 4, 2013
Come to the Sammamish Arts Fair and visit with the artists, see their work, and learn about their creative process It's all at City Hall and the adjacent city library on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct 13, from 10 a.m. to...
 
Mayor's Month of Concern continues through Oct. 5 Sep. 16, 2013
The Mayor’s Month of Concern continues through October 5. Volunteers will be at all Sammamish area grocery stores on Saturday, Sept. 21, Saturday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 5, to share information on how you can help to fe...
 
Construction Alert - Inglewood Hill Road Sep. 5, 2013
Work to resurface Inglewood Hill Road between 228th Ave SE and 216th Ave SE is scheduled to start next week on Monday, Oct. 7. Crews will mill the edges of the existing pavement and intersections, and place a new, hot asphalt...
 
Have your say on the potential tolling of I-90 Sep. 26, 2013
Five event dates you should have on your calendar: Monday, October 7th (ends 11/6/2013): I-90 Tolling EIS Scoping Comment Period Begins Information to include: For 30 days (ending Wednesday, November 6th) WSDOT will be h...
 
See Swil Kanim tonight! At Beaver Lake Lodge, 6-9 p.m. Sep. 26, 2013
Hear world class virtuoso Native American violinist and storyteller, Swil Kanim, tonight at Beaver Lake Lodge from 6 to 9 p.m. For full details, click on the Swil Kanim "upcoming event" on the home page.
 
Sunday, September 29th - Sammamish Fall Recycling Collection Event and Bin Sale Sep. 24, 2013
Sunny Hills and Discovery Elementary Schools are holding a recycling collection event on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please view the flyer for more information on what will be accepted at each location...
 
Charity Circle Supply Drive for The Redmond Landing Sep. 23, 2013
Charity Circle, in partnership with Sammamish Rotary and the Sammamish Youth Board, is offering a supply drive to benefit young adults at the Redmond Landing shelter. Bring new toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes to City Hall...
 
Requests for Bids: Landscape Services for City of Sammamish Parks & Right-of-Ways Sep. 10, 2013
Bidders’ instructions, Scope of Work and Proposal Format
 
Come see the Kokanee this fall! Sep. 6, 2013
Interested parties in and around Lake Sammamish have formed the Kokanee Work Group to help Kokanee salmon once again thrive in our lake. And they've made great progress! You can see for yourself this fall by going to the righ...
 
Recycling at Sunny Hills Elementary on Oct. 12! Sep. 6, 2013
The City of Sammamish in cooperation with Sunny Hills Elementary school, is holding a recycling collection event on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. Please see the attached pdf for more information.
 
Rains to continue into the weekend; sunshine returns Sunday Sep. 5, 2013
--Friday night -- Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. --Saturday -- A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South sou...
 
Want to take part in the comp plan update? Aug. 30, 2013
As the city goes through its lengthy update of the comprehensive plan, it will welcome the input of all residents. And for those who would like to deepen their understanding of the land use planning, the city is offering a “s...
 
ROAD CLOSURE: Louis Thompson Hill Road from 210th Place NE through 210th Place SE Aug. 29, 2013
Louis Thompson road closure information: A power pole and power lines were knocked down by a broken tree branch. PSE is working to replace the pole and estimates they should complete the repairs by 9:00 tonight. Please use...
 
Louis Thompson Hill Road Closed Aug. 29, 2013
Louis Thompson Hill Road is closed from 210th Place NE through 210th Place SE. The road will be closed for approximately another 6 hours. PSE is replacing a pole.
 
Bid Opening: Inglewood Hill Road Pavement Overlay Aug. 27, 2013
Bids for the Inglewood Hill Road Pavement Overlay project were opened Tuesday, August 27 at 2:00 pm. Watson Asphalt Paving Co is the apparent low bidder. For complete bid results please see the the Bid Tab link below. For fu...
 
Come celebrate the Eastlake Little League Majors Baseball and Softball Teams - September 3, 2013 Aug. 26, 2013
There will be a celebration on the Sammamish Commons Plaza on September 3, 2013 to honor the accomplishments of the Eastlake Little League Majors Baseball and Softball teams. The celebration will begin at 5:30 pm. Beginning a...
 
ARCH Citizen Advisory Board - Volunteer Board Position Available Aug. 16, 2013
Volunteer Board Position Available: A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH) Make your voice heard on affordable housing funding and programs by joining the ARCH Citizen Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB consists of twelve...
 
Cancelled: City Council Office Hours Aug. 9, 2013
Cancelled: City Council Office Hours on Monday, August 12, 2013. The City Council is on summer break for the month of August.
 
212th Avenue closed during the day this week Aug. 6, 2013
The installation of sewer lines will close 212th Avenue Northeast from Inglewood Hill Road to Northeast 10th Street every day through Friday, Aug. 9. The 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM closures will allow the installation of sewer lines...
 
Come to the Sammamish Landing Beach Party tonight, Friday, July 26 Jul. 12, 2013
The official ribbon cutting for the Sammamish Landing waterfront park takes place tonight. The Beach Party starts at 6 p.m., with the ribbon cutting and some remarks from dignitaries scheduled for 6:15. There'll be music, hot...
 
July 25 hearing on proposed pilot program for calculating density Jul. 19, 2013
The Planning Commission will be taking public testimony on a proposed pilot program to change density calculation methods for selected pilot sites in the R-1 zone. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25...
 
I-405 and SR 520 closures may block your path this weekend Jul. 12, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be closing down portions of I-405 and SR 520 this weekend. To find out if your travels on the eastside will be affected, and what alternative routes might be avai...
 
Bid Results - 244th Avenue SE Non-Motorized Improvement Project Jun. 27, 2013
Bids for this project were opened at 2:00 pm on July 11, 2013. For complete results click on Bid Tab below.
 
Bid Results - NE Sammamish School Intersection Improvement Project Jun. 27, 2013
Bids for this project were opened at 3:00 pm on July 11, 2013. For complete results click on Bid Tab below.
 
Bid Results - 228th Ave SE/SE 24th St Left Turn Pocket Extension Project Jun. 28, 2013
Bids for this Project were opened at 3:30 pm on July 11, 2013. For complete results, please click on Bid Tab below
 
City of Sammamish Website Survey Jul. 11, 2013
Help University of Washington graduate students learn more about how the City of Sammamish web site is used. Complete the anonymous 5 question survey below.
 
Northbound I-405 and State Route 520 closed in Bellevue this weekend Jul. 15, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says Northbound I-405 and SR 520 will be closed in Bellevue on July 13-14 and asks drivers to use alternate routes from 10 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July...
 
Communication drill this Saturday Jun. 26, 2013
CERTS and HAMS and HUBS will be meeting at City Hall on Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. The gathering of the acronyms is part of an emergency communications drill conducted by the state. Sammamish residents who normally partici...
 
City officials vexed by perception that Sammamish is part of water fight Jun. 20, 2013
After making a concerted effort to be the peacemakers between Issaquah and the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, city officials are scratching their heads after seeing email traffic suggesting that Sammamish is enga...
 
King County decides to move services from Sammamish City Hall to Issaquah Jun. 4, 2013
Starting in July, the King County services previously available in Sammamish will be moved to Issaquah District Court. The county will offer the services -- marriage licenses, passports, pet licenses, payment of property taxe...
 
Come to a Town Hall in Bellevue; the subject: transportation Jun. 11, 2013
Concerned about preserving our roads, bridges, highways, and Metro bus service? Learn what’s ahead and make your views known. Speakers and panelists will include Sammamish City Councilmember Don Gerend and Deputy King Count...
 
Reard House anniversary celebration on June 12! Jun. 11, 2013
The Reard House was moved from 212th Avenue to its new home at Big Rock Park one year ago. To celebrate, the Heritage Society is holding a special event on Wednesday, June 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. For full details, click on the l...
 
Special Council Meeting Scheduled for June 11, 2013 Jun. 6, 2013
The Sammamish City Council will hold a special meeting on June 11, 2013. This meeting will begin at 4:30 pm for the purpose of deliberation of amendments to the proposed Environmentally Critical Areas update. For more informa...
 
King County Service Center Hours - Thursday, May 30th May 23, 2013
The King County Service Center hours will be slightly reduced next Thursday, May 30th. They will open at 10:30 A.M. (instead of the usual 8:30), and close at their normal time of 4:30 P.M. Also, please note that if you are co...
 
Transportation Level of Service Public Hearing May 16th May 11, 2013
The City of Sammamish Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on May 16, 2013 on the Proposed Changes to Sammamish Comprehensive Plan regarding Transportation Level of Service Standards. The Public Hearing will be p...
 
Farmers Market Opening Day on Wednesday, May 15, 3-8 p.m. May 10, 2013
Local growers will bring their bounty to Sammamish City Hall on Wednesday, May 15, the opening day of the Sammamish Farmers Market! The hours this year will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on each and every Wednesday. Parking: There...
 
Help kids around the world get computers! May 10, 2013
Bring your computers, laptops and monitors to City Hall on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., even if they don't work! Thanks to "Kids Without Borders," they'll be sent to needy kids around the world. Cell phones, iPods...
 
King County Community Service Center to Change Hours of Operation In Sammamish Apr. 18, 2013
Beginning May 2, 2013 The King County Community Service Center hours at Sammamish City Hall will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They will no longer be open until 7:00 pm. The following services will continue to be offered: US Pass...
 
Lake Washington School District Annual Report May 8, 2013
At the May 7, 2013 City Council meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce gave a presentation on the State of the School District. If you would like to view the PowerPoint presentation, and find...
 
Snoqualmie Pass may close on Monday May 3, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 in both directions starting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 6, from Gold Creek (milepost 54) to Easton (milepost 71). A reopening time depends on t...
 
Come meet your Neighbor’s Business! May 1, 2013
Did you know that Sammamish has over 3,000 home-based businesses? We may not know about them because our industrious residents are working inside their homes, but they’re supplying us with some wonderful products and service...
 
Owners of home-based businesses should register for May 18 Expo! May 1, 2013
If you are the owner of a home-based business and would like to display at the May 18 Expo, you may register at www.sammamishchamber.org. The Home Business Expo, brought to you by the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce and the cit...
 
Donate your bike! May 1, 2013
Your used bicycle can greatly enrich the life of a poor family in Africa or elsewhere in the world! So bring it to Sammamish City Hall on: Saturday, May 04, 2013 9 a.m.-1 p.m. City Hall 801 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA...
 
Kokanee release Friday on Ebright Creek Apr. 25, 2013
King County Executive Dow Constantine will be among the participants when young Kokanee salmon are released into Ebright Creek on Friday. For more information on the public event, click on the link below.
 
"Celebrating Women in Business" event on April 25! Apr. 23, 2013
Amazing things happen when women join together for one purpose -- to inspire, motivate and springboard our potential! Don't miss this fun and interactive event for all women! The 5th annual conference will include lunch, Ma...
 
Snoqualmie Pass delays Apr. 19, 2013
More rock blasting is planned on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass. Drivers need to plan for added travel time. The Washington State Department of Transportation and crews plan to close I-90 in both directions from 7 to 8 p...
 
Cancelled Planning Commission Meeting Apr. 18, 2013
This meeting is cancelled due to the need for additional staff and consultant work to prepare materials for public and Commission review. The next meeting will be held on May 2, 2013.
 
Public Hearing Scheduled for May 7, 2013 - Environmentally Critical Areas Update Apr. 18, 2013
Notice is hereby given under SMC 24.25.160 that the City of Sammamish City Council will hold a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the Environmentally Critical Areas regulations contained in the Sammamish Municipal C...
 
April 18, 2013 Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled Apr. 11, 2013
The April 18, 2013 Planning Commission meeting is cancelled due to the need for additional staff and consultant work to prepare materials for public and Commission review. The next meeting will be held on May 2, 2013.
 
Bid Results - 2013 Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Retrofit Mar. 27, 2013
Bids were opened today at 2:00 pm. For the results, please click on the bid tab document. The apparent low bidder is subject to change upon review of the bid documents.
 
520 closed April 19-22 Apr. 8, 2013
Over the weekend of April 19-22, Eastside Corridor Constructors will close both directions of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and I-405 from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The closure will allow ECC crews t...
 
Student Youth Board Applications Open Apr. 2, 2013
Electronic applications for the 2013-14 school year are available now! Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 6th, 2013. Learn more at http://www.sammamish.us/boards/syb/Default.aspx
 
Applications for Community Garden plots open through April 26 Mar. 29, 2013
If you’d like to put your green thumb on public display, make sure you apply for one of 58 plots in the city’s brand-new community garden. Applications are now available online (www.sammamish.us) and at City Hall. The dea...
 
Statement of Qualification:Comprehensive Plan Mar. 25, 2013
The City of Sammamish is requesting statements of qualifications from all parties wishing to be considered for comprehensive planning, public involvement services and SEPA review services related to the Sammamish Comprehensiv...
 
Seeking Applicants for the Beaver Lake Management Board Feb. 20, 2013
The Sammamish City Council is seeking qualified applicants for the Beaver Lake Management District Board. To qualify to serve on this board you must live within the drainage basin of Beaver Lake. There is currently one vacanc...
 
Weekend closure postponed – SR 520 remains open this weekend, March 15-18 Mar. 15, 2013
The weekend-long SR 520 closure scheduled from 11 p.m. Friday, March 15 through 5 a.m. Monday, March 18 is postponed due to expected inclement weather that could affect the construction work. WSDOT is evaluating alternate pla...
 
SAMMI Awards tonight, March 15!!! Mar. 11, 2013
Forty amazing individuals will be honored at the Annual SAMMI Award celebration tonight. Join co-hosts Wendy Boglioli and John Sanders at the Eastridge Church at 6 p.m. for this special recognition event. It's free and open t...
 
Rainy week ahead; chance of minor flooding Mar. 11, 2013
Steady rain for the next few days could lead to some minor urban flooding Tuesday through Thursday. For the complete Sammamish forecast, click on the link below.
 
Come to a ribbon cutting for the new Eastlake High School field on March 13! Mar. 6, 2013
The city and the Lake Washington School District have collaborated on another joint-use field at Eastlake High School. To celebrate the grand opening, a ribbon cutting and a varsity baseball game will be held on March. 13. Se...
 
The 92nd Avenue Northeast eastbound freeway transit stop will reopen March 18 Mar. 6, 2013
Dear Neighbors, At 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, Eastside Corridor Constructors, working with Metro Transit, will reopen the 92nd Avenue Northeast eastbound freeway transit stop. The stop closed in summer 2012 and a shuttle has...
 
Door to Door Solicitation in Sammamish Mar. 1, 2013
Anyone soliciting door to door in the City of Sammamish is subject to the following requirements: • No one shall be allowed to solicit without first obtaining a license from the city*. • Once the license is approved, t...
 
Passport Day in the U.S.A. March 9, 2013 Feb. 15, 2013
The city of Sammamish is hosting a special passport event in Sammamish, WA on Saturday March 9, 2013 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. Sammamish is...
 
Request for Qualifications: Indigent Defense Services Feb. 5, 2013
The City of Sammamish is requesting qualifications from attorneys and/or law firms interested in contracting for public defense services for indigent defendants appearing to answer criminal charges in King County District Cou...
 
George Davis Creek not possible for Ace Hardware Jan. 23, 2013
Following another briefing from staff, the City Council on Jan. 22 voted 7-0 to end any further efforts to place an Ace Hardware store next to George Davis Creek and 228th Avenue Southeast. The reason, according to staff: The...
 
Flu Season Update Jan. 16, 2013
Starting on Saturday, January 19th, Public Health is offering free flu shots for all people over 6 months of age without health insurance or who are otherwise unable to pay for vaccination. Learn more about the free flu...
 
LEGO Artist at City Hall: Build it Sammamish! Jan. 11, 2013
Dan Parker, the man who knows everything about LEGO artistry, will preside over a "Build It Sammamish" event at City Hall on Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bring the kids, bring yourself -- and compete for building pr...
 
News about the flu! Jan. 10, 2013
With flu making headlines across the country, here's the place to go for the latest information in King County: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/immunization/fluseason.aspx.
 
Ramiro Valderrama selected as deputy mayor Jan. 8, 2013
On a unanimous vote, the City Council elected Ramiro Valderrama to serve a one-year term as deputy mayor. He takes the place of John James, the outgoing deputy mayor who also served a one-year term. In Sammamish, the mayor...
 
Request for Qualifications - City of Sammamish Economic Development Strategic Plan Jan. 2, 2013
The City of Sammamish is seeking statements of qualifications from consultants to prepare an economic development strategic plan. For more information, please click on the file below. All RFQ's are due no later than January 2...
 
Boy Scouts to recycle Christmas trees on Saturday, Jan. 5 Dec. 31, 2012
Sammamish Boy Scout troops will be recycling Christmas trees on Saturday, Jan. 5. This will be our 28th year of recycling trees for Sammamish and Issaquah Highlands residents! Last year over 200 Scouts participated, and 350...
 
City seeks family-friendly bands and entertainers! Dec. 31, 2012
The city is looking for local bands (uplifting, danceable tunes) and entertainers ( jugglers, magicians, musicians, etc.) to be part of its family-friendly summer events program. An email expressing your interest (with a link...
 
Sammamish is #1 in Forbes Magazine "friendliness" rankings Dec. 21, 2012
To find out why Forbes Magazine has listed Sammamish #1 in its rankings of America's "friendliest towns," click on the link below.
 
Application Deadline for Council Commissions/Boards is Fast Approaching Nov. 2, 2012
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 28, 2012. The Sammamish City Council is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the Arts Commission, the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Planning Commission and the Beaver Lake Manageme...
 
Video of Kokanee in Ebright Creek Dec. 13, 2012
Thanks to the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group, more Kokanee salmon are making their way up local streams. Ebright Creek, for example, has seen big increases in the freshwater salmon. Much of the credit for that goes to W...
 
Position Open: Manager - Sammamish Farmers Market, 2013 Season Dec. 12, 2012
The Sammamish Farmers Market operates on Wednesdays from May through September. The Market Manager is responsible for the successful operation of the Market including vendor recruitment. Experience is appreciated, but not n...
 
Schedule change for Stan Chapin Way ribbon cutting Dec. 11, 2012
In an effort to include as many people as possible, the city and other organizers have rescheduled the ribbon cutting for Stan Chapin Way. The ceremony, honoring the long-time school resource officer at Eastlake High School a...
 
Toys for Tots! Donation deadline is Dec. 14 Dec. 7, 2012
Come to Sammamish City Hall with new, unwrapped presents for needy children before the end of business on Friday, Dec. 14. There are two drop locations inside City Hall -- one at the Police Department on the first floor lobby...
 
Duthie Hill Road is open! Nov. 20, 2012
After being closed most of the summer, Duthie Hill Road is now open just east of Sammamish. The closure was necessary so a new, $3.2 million Patterson Creek Bridge could be built near SR 202. The bridge, which used to be just...
 
Winds close Pine Lake Park and Beaver Lake Preserve Nov. 19, 2012
Due to strong winds and the danger of falling branches, the city closed both Pine Lake Park and Beaver Lake Preserve on Monday afternoon. No word yet on when they will be reopened.
 
Community and Aquatic Center Fact Sheet Nov. 16, 2012
Please click on the link below:
 
520 bridge closed this weekend Nov. 16, 2012
Over the weekend of November 16-19, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) will close both directions of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard and I-405. The closure will allow ECC crews to safely and efficiently set girders for th...
 
Results of Bid Opening - 2013 Stormwater System Cleaning Nov. 15, 2012
Bids for the 2013 Stormwater System Cleaning project were publicly opened on November 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm. Results are attached below.
 
SAMMI Award nominations due by Dec. 1 Nov. 13, 2012
Do you know a VOLUNTEER who gives unselfishly to the Sammamish community? Please help share their story by nominating them for a SAMMI Award! Our annual SAMMI Awards celebration is scheduled for March 15. Please have your nom...
 
King County Service Center Closed December 6, 2012. The Service Center will be operational on December 13, 2012 Nov. 13, 2012
King County has announced that they will start processing Same-Sex Marriage licenses on December 6, 2012. Because of the expected high demand, all Service Center staff will be assisting at the King County Administration Build...
 
Toys for Tots can be dropped off at City Hall! Nov. 1, 2012
Thanks to the hard work of the Sammamish Police Department and the King County Sheriff's Office, city residents can really brighten the holidays for needy kids by dropping off presents at City Hall. Collection bins are availa...
 
Aggressive owls in Soaring Eagle Park Oct. 25, 2012
Over the last few days, there have been three separate barn owl “attacks” on people walking trails in Soaring Eagle Park. Although nobody has been seriously injured, King County has decided to close a section of the trail net...
 
Come to City Hall with your Toys for Tots Oct. 19, 2012
The Sammamish Police Department is once again collecting holiday gifts for needy children. If you'd like to learn all the details about this year's Toys for Tots effort, please click on the link below.
 
Bid Results: 2013 Street Sweeping Oct. 16, 2012
Bids for the 2013 Street Sweeping Contract were publicly opened today at 3:30 pm. The apparent low bidder is Best Parking Lot Cleaning, Inc. For full bid tab please click on the link below.
 
Voters' Pamphlet on Community and Aquatic Center, Proposition 1 Oct. 16, 2012
Please click on the link below to see Voters' Pamphlet information on the proposed Community and Aquatic Center in Sammamish. The pamphlet includes statements for and against the proposal.
 
SR 520 to close Oct. 19-21 Oct. 16, 2012
Over the weekend of October 19-21, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) will close both directions of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard and I-405. The closure will allow ECC crews to safely and efficiently set girders for the...
 
Association of Washington Cities Candidates Forum Oct. 9, 2012
On September 18, the Association of Washington Cities held a Candidates Forum. You can watch videos from the forum at http://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/events/AWCCandidatesForum.aspx More information regarding the AWC Candida...
 
2012 Sammamish Arts Fair this weekend! Oct. 8, 2012
The 6th Annual Sammamish Arts Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Sammamish City Hall. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more information, click and look at a full-size version o...
 
Run with the Kokanee! Oct. 8, 2012
If you would like to support the survival of Kokanee salmon in Lake Sammamish, raise funds by running in the first "Run with the Kokanee" event at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20. For full details on the 5k and...
 
Nightmare at Beaver Lake! Oct. 8, 2012
The most fretful, frightening and fantastic event of the year is emerging once again from the October mists on Beaver Lake! This "Nightmare," as it's called, runs from Oct. 19 to Oct. 31. Click on the link below for full deta...
 
See the Community and Aquatic Center Fact Sheet Oct. 8, 2012
During this election Sammamish residents will have the opportunity to cast an advisory vote on a proposed Community and Aquatic Center. To learn the facts about this proposal, click on the link below.
 
Friday evening commute will be affected by Skyline High School parade Oct. 3, 2012
The northbound lanes of 228th Avenue between Discovery Elementary and Southeast Eighth Street will be closed to traffic between 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, to clear space for Skyline High School's annual homecoming par...
 
Sammamish police arrest suspect in Skyline High School online threat case Oct. 2, 2012
Two weeks after a threat to shoot up the school closed Skyline High School in Sammamish for a day, the suspect is in custody. Detectives with the Sammamish Police Department arrested the 16-year-old former Skyline student ea...
 
Elevator Maintenance RFP Sep. 27, 2012
The City of Sammamish is seeking proposals for elevator maintenance services at city facilities and you are invited to respond. Applications are due by Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The facilities include Sammam...
 
Generator Maintenance RFP Sep. 27, 2012
The City of Sammamish is seeking proposals for generator maintenance services at city facilities and you are invited to respond. Applications are due by Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The facilities include Sam...
 
Oct. 20 recycling event at Sunny Hills Elementary Sep. 26, 2012
The city of Sammamish and King County will hold their fall recycling collection event on Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sunny Hills Elementary, 3200 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. You can bring: -Tires -Motor oil -An...
 
Comprehensive Plan Amendments Aug. 30, 2012
Each year the public has the opportunity to suggest amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan and/or development code, specifically for technical updates or corrections, to reclassify land use map designations, or to make o...
 
Bid Results: Sammamish Landing Phase 1C Re-Bid Sep. 21, 2012
On September 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm bids were opened for the Sammamish Landing Project Phase 1C. Please click on the document below for the results.
 
Skyline will reopen on late-start schedule Friday after security precaution closure Thursday Sep. 20, 2012
Skyline High School was closed Thursday after police and Issaquah School District officials received word of an online threat late Wednesday. The school was scheduled to reopen Friday on a late-start schedule. The anonymo...
 
Join the Mayors' Month of Concern by donating food! Sep. 20, 2012
Volunteers will join Mayor Tom Odell handing out flyers at the Sammamish Safeway and QFC as well as the Klahanie QFC all day on Saturday. Your donation for food to help families in need is appreciated. The city of Sammamish...
 
Snoqualmie Pass to close early Saturday morning Sep. 20, 2012
If your plans for the weekend take you over Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90, you will need to plan for 90 minutes of added travel time because crews are closing the pass to remove the last remnants of loose rock debris from...
 
Driving safety tips during school year Sep. 12, 2012
The kids are back in school, so it's important for everybody -- kids, parents and drivers -- to follow all the appropriate safety rules. For a comprehensive list of best practices, please click on the link below.
 
Community service fair on Wednesday! Sep. 7, 2012
If you would like to serve your community, please come to the Community Service Fair at City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 3-7 p.m. For all the details, click on Sept. 12 in the calendar on the left side of this page.
 
A ferry named SAMMAMISH? Sep. 7, 2012
Construction of two new Olympic Class, 144-car ferries is under way and they both need names. Responding to an invitation from the Washington State Transportation Commission, the city will ask that “Sammamish” be considered...
 
Invitation to Bid. Your firm is invited to bid on the Sammamish Landing Modified Phase I C – Dock & Beach Improvements Sep. 5, 2012
CITY OF SAMMAMISH INVITATION TO BID ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID FOR THE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION OF SAMMAMISH LANDING PHASE I C – DOCK & BEACH IMPROVEMENTS SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Your firm is invited to bid...
 
Heat warning today! Aug. 16, 2012
High temperatures on Thursday and Friday are expected to reach the mid-90s in Sammamish. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued the following "excessive heat warning." AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A P...
 
Sammamish Landing Phase I C – Dock & Beach Improvements, Bid Results Aug. 10, 2012
 
Kids Parade Aug. 10, 2012
On August 18, kids can show off their favorite storybook character is the City of Sammamish's annual Kids Parade. Parade registration is required but it's free and now available online at http://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/departm...
 
Guardian One Helicopter flies in for National Night Out! Aug. 3, 2012
Once a year, Americans across the country gather for barbecues, block parties and other social events to solidify the neighborly connections that can serve as a barrier to crime. This year, the "National Night Out" event will...
 
Krishna Temple celebration will affect traffic Aug. 3, 2012
On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 9, the celebration of Krishna's birthday should bring a lot of traffic to the Vedic Cultural Center along 228th Avenue. The center, also referred to as the Krishna Temple, is just south of Sky...
 
Waste Management Service Update Aug. 1, 2012
WASTE MANAGEMENT: Waste Management will be picking up garbage in Sammamish tomorrow, Thursday, August 2, 2012. This will be for GARBAGE ONLY. No Recycling or Yard Waste will be picked up. Waste Management will be maki...
 
Volunteer events this week! Jul. 31, 2012
Do you use the Beaver Lake Preserve? Would you be willing to spend some time helping us with some repairs? We will have four projects on August 1, 2, 3 and 4 from 9-1; volunteer one day or for the entire project. Volunteer...
 
Community survey results continue to climb in a positive direction Jul. 20, 2012
In a random, statistically valid telephone survey of 400 Sammamish residents, the city received high marks. Jim Hebert, president of Hebert Research, said he had a "wow" reaction when he saw the data gathered by his company...
 
Garbage pickup in north Sammamish disrupted by strike Jul. 26, 2012
As you may have heard the truck drivers for Waste Management, a garbage hauler who services the Northern portion of our City, have gone on strike. Here are the basic facts: • Waste Management provides services North of NE...
 
Waste Management Garbage and Yard Waste Collectors On Strike Jul. 19, 2012
As you may have heard the truck drivers for Waste Management, a garbage hauler who services the Northern portion of our City, have gone on strike. Here are the basic facts: • Waste Management provides services north of NE...
 
Invitation to Bid - SAMMAMISH LANDING PHASE I C – DOCK & BEACH IMPROVEMENTS Jul. 20, 2012
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Your firm is invited to bid on the City of Sammamish Parks project. Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk located at Sammamish City Hall at 801 228th Avenu...
 
Road Construction on Northeast Eighth Street Jul. 12, 2012
The major work for repaving Northeast Eighth Street from 228th Ave NE to 244th Ave NE began Thursday, July 12, and is expected to be completed by Wednesday, July 18. The major construction work includes removing and replacin...
 
City Seeking Volunteers to write Voters Pamphlet Statements supporting or opposing the construction of a community center Jul. 6, 2012
The city of Sammamish is placing an Advisory measure on the November 2012 ballot. Voters will be asked to determine if the city should build a community center. The projected cost of the facility is approximately $30 million...
 
Bid Results: NE Inglewood Hill Road Non-Motorized Project Jul. 10, 2012
Bids were publicly opened for this project at 2:00 pm, July 10, 2012. The apparent low bidder is RW Scott Construction Co. of Auburn, WA. A summary of all bids received is available below. Construction is anticipated to be...
 
SE 8th Street Park Naming Contest Jul. 3, 2012
Help us! We need a new name for Southeast 8th St. Park! The city is holding a “naming contest” for the fantastic 16-acre park that borders Southeast Eighth Street. This new park, a beautiful mixture of meadows, trees and...
 
Snake Hill Road closed on Saturday Jul. 9, 2012
Please be advised of a road closure scheduled for Saturday, July 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. located on 212th Way SE (Snake Hill) from approximately SE 40th Street to East Lake Sammamish Parkway for road maintenance and repa...
 
Injury accident closes southbound 228th Avenue Jul. 6, 2012
A car collided with a male teenage pedestrian along 228th Avenue around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. The southbound lanes of 228th near Skyline High School were expected to be closed until about 6 p.m. The northbound lanes of...
 
4th of July Reminder -- Fireworks are prohibited within Sammamish city limits Jun. 29, 2012
Just a reminder for the 4th -- Fireworks are prohibited in Sammamish as described in the Sammamish Municipal Code: 8.10.040 Discharge or possession of fireworks prohibited. Except as authorized by a state license and Cit...
 
No Farmers Market this Wednesday; it's July 4th! Jun. 28, 2012
Due to the July 4th celebration at City Hall and Sammamish Commons, there won't be a Farmers Market this coming Wednesday. The market will be back in business on Wednesday, July 11.
 
The Fourth on the Plateau! Jun. 26, 2012
It’s a good thing fireworks never get old, because this is year six for the city’s Independence Day celebration at Sammamish Commons. “The years have flown by,” City Manager Ben Yazici said. “It seems like just yesterday t...
 
Volunteers needed for Fourth of July celebration Jun. 20, 2012
The Fourth on the Plateau is the city's largest event. We need many volunteers. This is a fun event to volunteer at - great for couples, teams or groups. Volunteers get parking passes at the event, a great spot to see the...
 
SR 202 closed at Duthie Hill Road following fatal accident Jun. 15, 2012
News reports indicate one person died in a traffic accident on SR 202 (Redmond-Fall City Road) today. The accident, near Fall City, resulted in the mid-afternoon closure of SR 202 near Duthie Hill Road. More details as they b...
 
Bid Results for NE 8th Street/233rd Avenue Project Jun. 14, 2012
Bids were publicly opened for this project at 2:00 pm, June 14, 2012. For results, please click on the Bid Summary link below.
 
Final EDSAT Report Jun. 13, 2012
Earlier this year, under the guidance of the Dukakis Center staff at Boston's Northeastern University, the city employed that school's Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT). The EDSAT was developed to help cities...
 
Volunteers are needed for TeenFest - Friday June 15 Jun. 7, 2012
TeenFest is a partnership between the city of Sammamish and the Redmond Sammamish Boys & Girls Club. There is a skateboard competition beginning at 3pm and teen music on the Plaza. Volunteers are needed in the following r...
 
Consultant advises city to contract with Eastside Fire & Rescue Jun. 7, 2012
Following a comprehensive review of the city’s partnership with Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R), a consulting firm (FCS GROUP) recommended to the City Council on June 5 that the city withdraw from the partnership and simply con...
 
Fill-The-Boot fundraiser during this Friday's evening rush hour Jun. 6, 2012
When you go through the intersection of 228th Avenue and Inglewood Hill Road this Friday evening, you will no doubt run into -- not literally, of course -- a committed group of firefighters raising money for the Muscular Dyst...
 
TeenFest Skate Competition Registration Available Jun. 5, 2012
Sign up to compete in the Sammamish TeenFest Skate Competition on June 15 at the Commons. Afterwards be sure to stick around to see the Theoretics at the TeenFest Music event on the plaza. https://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/eve...
 
Coexisting with carnivores in Washington Jun. 4, 2012
If you would like to learn about black bears, cougars, bobcats, coyotes and other carnivores often seen in western Washington, come to the Sammamish Library on Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Brian Kertson, Ph.D., a carnivor...
 
Low-cost whooping cough vaccine now available to the uninsured Jun. 4, 2012
People without health insurance or who can’t afford to pay for whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine are now able to get it for low-cost at two local pharmacy chains, made available with help from the AmeriCares patient assistan...
 
Planning a trip out of the United States this summer? Jun. 1, 2012
If you are planning a trip or vacation that will take you out of the United States, be sure to check that your passport is valid and will not expire before the end of your trip. Some countries require that your passport be va...
 
KidsFirst! Performance Series May 30, 2012
The city of Sammamish is pleased to announce the addition of three more KidsFirst! events, all due to a partnership with the Sammamish Friends of the Library and Sammamish Kiwanis. This concert series is perfect for elemen...
 
Request for Bids - NE 8th Street / 233rd Avenue NE Intersection Improvements May 31, 2012
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CITY OF SAMMAMISH NE 8TH STREET / 233RD AVENUE NE INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk up to 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, June 14, 2012, for furnish...
 
Eastlake High School Baseball Field Renovations Bid Opening Results May 24, 2012
The results are currently being reviewed.
 
Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 16 May 1, 2012
The formula will remain the same – music, sunshine, and lots of fresh produce – but the parking lot will fill up a bit earlier this summer. That’s because the fifth season of the Sammamish Farmers Market, which starts May 16...
 
Free vaccines available to prevent the spread of whooping cough May 8, 2012
Free whooping cough (pertussis) vaccines for uninsured and underinsured adults who have contact with infants, children, and pregnant women are available. The free vaccine will be given this Saturday, May 12 , 9 am - 1 pm, at...
 
NE 42nd Street Opticom Gate is Back in Place May 3, 2012
As of noon today, May 2, 2012, the NE 42nd Street Opticom Gate is back in place. The repairs have been completed and crews were able to restore the emergency response function. The gate has been down awaiting repairs ever...
 
Bid Results: Evans Pond Stair Replacement Project May 3, 2012
Bids for the Evans Pond Stair Replacement Project were publicly opened at 2:00 pm - May 3, 2012. For the results, please click on the bid tab below. These results are preliminary.
 
Bid Results: Evans Pond Stair Replacement May 11, 2012
Bids for the Evans Pond Stair Replacement Project were opened publicly at 2:00 pm. For results, please click on the bid tab below. These results are preliminary.
 
Sammamish Chamber "Celebrates Women in Business" May 1, 2012
Celebrating Women in Business has something for every woman! Come enjoy an afternoon of lunch, connecting, workshops and the launch of Valor Wine (the new Chapin wine)! The time: May 9, Noon – 4:30 p.m., at the Plateau Cl...
 
Drop your used bikes off at City Hall on Sunday, April 29 Apr. 24, 2012
The 2012 "African Bike Drive" runs between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. this Sunday at Sammamish City Hall. The goal is to send good bikes to poor African families in need. Last year's drive collected almost 600 bicycles. Volunteers...
 
Governor Gregoire declares May as Puget Sound Starts Here Month Apr. 24, 2012
We are pleased to announce that the Governor has officially declared May as Puget Sound Starts Here Month. Attached is a copy of the proclamation. For great suggestions on how you can join us in PSSH month, visit: My Pu...
 
Business Licensing Alert! On-Line System will be unavailable May 18th through the 20th May 11, 2012
Business Licensing Service (BLS) licensing system will be unavailable May 18 through May 20. The BLS will move all online licensing systems from the Department of Licensing to the Department of Revenue. Business owner’s shou...
 
Barricade on Northeast 42nd Street damaged by vehicle Apr. 19, 2012
Unfortunately, the Opticom gate on Northeast 42nd Street was badly damaged Tuesday evening when an intoxicated driver crashed into it. As a result, the gate no longer works properly, and firetrucks and other emergency vehicle...
 
Goats, sheep and llamas will reduce vegetation around stormwater ponds Apr. 16, 2012
This summer, the city of Sammamish will be using goats, sheep and llamas to maintain three stormwater ponds as part of a vegetation maintenance pilot project. Beginning in May 2012, goats and the other livestock will be eatin...
 
The Pitmen Painters this Thursday! Apr. 16, 2012
Come see a great performace of "The Pitmen Painters" by The ACT Theatre this Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., at the Sammamish Library. Heralded in London and on Broadway, this new play by Lee Hall, the Tony Award-winning writer o...
 
Computer & electronics recycling drive on Saturday! Apr. 11, 2012
You can help needy kids around the world by bringing your old computers and other electronic equipment to City Hall on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click on the link below for all the details.
 
New door-to-door solicitor regulations adopted by Sammamish City Council Apr. 6, 2012
On April 3, 2012, the Sammamish City Council adopted an ordinance (O2012-322) creating new requirements for door-to-door solicitation. Beginning April 11, 2012, anyone wishing to go door to door, or place to place, or approac...
 
Human Service Grants Application Process has begun Apr. 6, 2012
The city of Sammamish, as part of the North East and South King County Human Services consortium has begun accepting applications for 2013/2014 grant funding cycle. Any non-profit, 501(C)3 human services provider is invited t...
 
Whooping cough reaches epidemic levels in some parts of the state Apr. 3, 2012
Residents are encouraged to protect their families from whooping cough. The state Department of Health has all the details in the press release below.
 
Fun to be had! Be a reader for The ACT Theatre! Apr. 2, 2012
More male readers are needed for The ACT Theatre’s community reading of The Pitmen Painters! The performance date is April 19. Here is a list of the characters still needed: Young Lad - Early 20s, an unemployed young man...
 
Sammamish Youth Board applications available now! Apr. 2, 2012
Sammamish Youth Board applications available now! Ever feel like there’s nothing to do here in Sammamish? Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Well, here is your chance to make a difference. The Sammamish Youth Board...
 
Bid Results - 244th Ave NE Non-Motorized Project, Stage 2 Mar. 29, 2012
CITY OF SAMMAMISH 244th AVENUE NON-MOTORIZED IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 2 - NE 11TH STREET TO NE 20TH STREET At 2:00 PM local time, sealed proposals were opened to construct the 244th Avenue Non-Motorized Improvements, Phase 2 -...
 
Labor issue in Alabama may affect local garbage pickup Mar. 29, 2012
Some Allied Waste customers have been receiving the following message on their phones: “Hello, This is a message from Allied Waste Services: There is a garbage and recycling collection service disruption today, Thursday...
 
Summer concerts in the Park! Band lineup released. Mar. 28, 2012
The tradition of summer concerts at Pine Lake Park will continue this year when “The Spyrographs” take the stage on Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. The free concerts will continue until Aug. 30, making Pine Lake Park the plac...
 
Fire Services Evaluation Study Contract Awarded to FCS Group Mar. 21, 2012
The City of Sammamish recently requested proposals from qualified firms to perform an evaluation of fires services. In all, six proposals were received and evaluated. On March 6, 2012, the City Council approved a contract wit...
 
Request for Bids - 244th Ave NE Non-Motorized Project, Stage 2 Mar. 8, 2012
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CITY OF SAMMAMISH 244th AVENUE NON-MOTORIZED IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 2 - NE 11TH STREET TO NE 20TH STREET Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk up to 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Thursday...
 
SR 520 bridge to close again this weekend Mar. 5, 2012
On March 9-12, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the SR 520 floating bridge and highway to demolish the Evergreen Point Road overcrossing and complet...
 
SR 520 bridge will be closed this weekend Feb. 22, 2012
On February 24-27 Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the SR 520 floating bridge and highway to set concrete girders over SR 520 at Bellevue Way and 84...
 
The City is beginning its review of the Environmental Critical Areas (ECA) regulation update Feb. 16, 2012
The City is beginning its review of the Environmental Critical Areas (ECA) regulation update before the Planning Commission. If you are interested in receiving updates on the ECA update process, be sure to sign up for the “E...
 
Passport Day in the USA March 10, 2012 Feb. 15, 2012
On Saturday, March 10, 2012 the City of Sammamish will take part in the nation-wide “Passport Day in the USA”. Our Passport Acceptance Facility will be open to process passport applications between the hours of 10:00 am & 3:0...
 
A memorial fund has been established to benefit the family of Deputy Stan Chapin. Feb. 2, 2012
A memorial fund has been established to benefit the family of Deputy Stan Chapin. Donations can be made to the “Stan Chapin Memorial Fund” at any Washington Federal branch. The veteran King County Sheriff’s Deputy, who se...
 
Home Business Expo March 10! Feb. 3, 2012
The Sammamish Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Home Business Expo in an effort to connect the public with the many “hidden treasures” of home businesses that exist in the City. Sammamish is known to have a surprisingl...
 
Request for Proposal: Analysis of Fire Service Alternatives Feb. 1, 2012
The City of Sammamish, Washington wishes to engage a consultant team to assist us in determining how best to provide high quality and cost effective City Fire Services. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please d...
 
Debris drop-off locations closed. Other options? Jan. 30, 2012
City crews are working hard to haul away a mountain of storm debris dropped off by residents this past weekend. The drop-off locations, at the parking lot serving the Beaver Lake Park ballfields and the parking lot at East Sa...
 
Highly regarded deputy passes away Jan. 31, 2012
Students at Eastlake High School and Inglewood Junior High School are mourning the passing of Stan Chapin, the veteran King County Sheriff’s Deputy who served as their School Resource Officer until he died unexpectedly at his...
 
Highly regarded deputy passes away Dec. 28, 2011
Students at Eastlake High School and Inglewood Junior High School are mourning the passing of Stan Chapin, the veteran King County Sheriff’s Deputy who served as their School Resource Officer until he died unexpectedly at his...
 
Open House for Lake Washington School District Superintendent candidate Jan. 26, 2012
The community is invited to this informal open house on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., for Dr. Traci Pierce, candidate for the Lake Washington School District superintendent's position...
 
No heavy winds in new forecast Jan. 24, 2012
Yesterday's weather forecast called for strong winds tonight, gusting up to 37 mph. The National Weather Service forecast has since deleted that from the forecast: Tonight: Rain. Low around 41. South southwest wind between...
 
Rain and wind coming our way Jan. 23, 2012
The forecast calls for rain and gusty winds on Tuesday and Tuesday night: --National Weather Service forecast: Monday night: Rain likely after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. South southeast wind between 5 and...
 
City sets up storm debris drop-off locations Jan. 23, 2012
As part of its response to the winter storm, the city is providing two drop-off locations for yard debris this weekend. --Beaver Lake Park ball fields, 2526 244th Ave. S.E. --East Sammamish Park, 21300 N.E. 16th St. O...
 
Power back in most places; winds gusting to 31 mph on Saturday afternoon, 33 mph on Sunday night Jan. 19, 2012
--LESS THAN 1,000 WITHOUT POWER: Most of the residents who lost power have had their electricity restored. Late Friday, Puget Sound Energy estimates that less than a thousand homes were without power in Sammamish. --MAIN A...
 
NEW update from the water district Jan. 19, 2012
The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District has issued a new Winter Ice Storm Update. The district, a separate entitiy not affiliated with the city of Sammamish, sent out the following information on Friday: SERVICES RE...
 
Allied Waste/Republic Services Inclement Weather Update Jan. 19, 2012
INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE Allied Waste/Republic Services – Thursday, January 19, 2012 The following is a list of recycle, yard waste and garbage collection updates for cities and areas in Puget Sound: North King County...
 
Less than one inch of additional snow Wednesday night Jan. 18, 2012
City plows are staying busy as the snow comes and goes. There is a 50 percent chance of snow Wednesday night with less than one inch of accumulation expected. An additional 1-2 inches of snow are possible on Thursday. City c...
 
City parks open, but the parking lots are closed Jan. 18, 2012
Residents are free to enter and enjoy city parks as the snow comes down, but the parking lots for city parks have been closed. This is a precaution to keep drivers from doing doughnuts in the lots. In the past, this has resul...
 
CANCELLED: Meet and Greet with Dr. Traci Pierce, Candidate for Lake Washington School District Superintendent Jan. 17, 2012
Tonight's scheduled meeting with Dr. Traci Pierce has been cancelled due to inclement weather. If there is an opportunity, this meeting will be rescheduled. For more information, contact Melonie Anderson at 425-295-0511...
 
Please take the SE 8th Street Park Survey Jan. 16, 2012
The city of Sammamish is currently working on the SE 8th Street Park master plan. Please take the time to complete the following survey and have a say in how SE 8th Street is developed. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SE_8...
 
The "Request Line" is now open -- for building inspections! Jan. 12, 2012
If you want to schedule a building inspection, the city now has a dedicated phone line for just that purpose. The "building inspection request line" is 425-295-0625. Just dial that number, anytime of day, and follow the promp...
 
SE 8th St. Park featured in the Seattle Times! Jan. 10, 2012
Click the link below to read the full article!
 
Sammamish Parks and Rec is now on Facebook! Jan. 6, 2012
When it comes to fun, the city’s Parks and Rec Department has no match! Whether it’s concerts in the park, the Fourth of July celebration, TeenFest, Shakespeare, or a long list of other activities and events, Parks and Rec ca...
 
Commission Application Deadline Extended to January 6, 2012 Jan. 4, 2012
Anyone interested in applying for the Arts Commission or the Beaver Lake Management District Board (BLMD) has until January 6, 2012 to submit their application. To apply please go to the Arts Commission Page or the BLMD page...
 
Council selects Tom Odell as mayor, John James as Deputy Mayor Jan. 4, 2012
On Jan. 3, at the beginning of its first regular meeting of 2012, the City Council rotated its leadership positions. Tom Odell was selected as mayor, replacing Don Gerend. And John James was selected as deputy mayor, taking t...
 
Info on 520 bridge tolling Jan. 3, 2012
As traffic continues to adjust to tolling on the 520 bridge, drivers should look to the Washington State Department of Transportion website for the latest information. http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/goodtogo/
 
Tolling underway on the SR 520 bridge Dec. 7, 2011
A message from the Washington Department of Transportation: Are you good to go? Or maybe you bought a pass a while ago but haven’t activated your account yet? Well now is the time to make sure your account is activated and...
 
Public input needed for S.E. Eighth Street Park master plan Dec. 28, 2011
Thanks to a very generous donation of land, the community has the opportunity to master plan a brand new park in the geographical center of Sammamish. An initial 16-acre parcel is already open to the public, but an additional...
 
Special Presentation of Northeastern University's Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool Dec. 22, 2011
Barry Bluestone, Dean of the Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy at Boston's Northeastern University, will present the center's Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT) to city officials and community leaders...
 
Boy Scouts to Recycle Christmas Trees on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 Dec. 19, 2011
Sammamish Boy Scout troops will be recycling Christmas trees on Saturday January 7th 2012. This will be our 27th year of recycling trees for Sammamish residents! Last year 200 Scouts participated, and over 3500 Christmas tr...
 
Walgreens in Capitol Hill will offer flu shots at no charge on Saturday Dec. 17 Dec. 14, 2011
Special flu shot opportunity for people who can’t afford to pay Walgreens in Capitol Hill will offer flu shots at no charge on Saturday Dec. 17 KING COUNTY, WA – Walgreens and Public Health – Seattle & King County are par...
 
Dec. 16 ribbon cutting for electric vehicle charging stations at City Hall Dec. 12, 2011
If you own a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt or Tesla Roadster, you may be pulling over at City Hall before long. That’s because two brand-new electric vehicle charging stations are now located in the parking lot on the east side of...
 
City advertises for consulting help with Environmentally Critical Areas regulation update Dec. 2, 2011
Sammamish has issued a “Request For Proposal” from consultants qualified to provide assistance in updating Sammamish’s Environmentally Critical Areas (ECA) regulations. The consultant team will provide technical support in u...
 
Sammamish Boards and Commissions Recruitment Period is Extended to December 30, 2011. Oct. 4, 2011
The City of Sammamish is actively seeking interested citizens to fill positions on the Planning Commission, Arts Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission and the Beaver Lake Management Board. The Sammamish Arts Commission...
 
Evan's Creek Preserve featured in the Seattle Times Dec. 1, 2011
Click the link below to read the full article.
 
Holiday Lighting Tonight! Nov. 30, 2011
The city of Sammamish and the Sammamish Youth Board invite you to a "Holiday Lighting Event" at City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The annual event will feature local choral group performances, the Youth Boa...
 
Free Flu Shots at the Shoreline Walgreens this Saturday! Nov. 30, 2011
Walgreens in Shoreline will offer flu shots at no charge on Saturday Dec. 3 Walgreens and Public Health – Seattle & King County are partnering to offer flu vaccinations at no charge on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p...
 
Flood watch for Sammamish Nov. 21, 2011
Heavy rains and strong winds are in the forecast for Sammamish on Tuesday. Winds above 20 mph are expected with gusts as high as 31 mph possible. Although the winds will lighten by Tuesday night, the rain is expected to conti...
 
Remember Toys for Tots! Collections end Dec. 12! Oct. 19, 2011
If you would like to contribute a new gift for a needy child, the Sammamish Police Department will accept donations at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. until the end of business on Dec. 12. It's all part of the U.S. Marine Corp...
 
Small amount of snow may accumulate through weekend Nov. 18, 2011
The National Weather Service forecast for Sammamish: Friday night: Snow showers likely before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and 4am, then a chance of snow showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with...
 
A tiny bit of snow late Thursday night Nov. 16, 2011
Thursday Night: Rain showers before 4am, then rain, possibly mixed with snow showers. Snow level 1000 feet. Low around 33. South wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expecte...
 
Request for Proposals - Landscape Services for Parks & Right-of-Ways Nov. 14, 2011
 
Request for Proposals - Decorative Security Fence Installation Nov. 7, 2011
The City is seeking proposals to install a steel security fence to enclose a parking lot at City Hall.
 
Request for Proposals - Graphic Design Services Oct. 31, 2011
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals from qualified firms to produce a variety of graphic art and communications materials. Proposals are due by Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm...
 
Experience "Istanbul's Grand Bazaar" at City Hall on Saturday! Nov. 3, 2011
The Sammamish Arts Commission is co-sponsoring a Turkish cultural event at City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 5. This family-friendly cultural celebration is free and open to the public. For full details, click on the link below.
 
SR 520 bridge will be closed Nov. 5-7 Nov. 2, 2011
On November 5-7 Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the SR 520 floating bridge and highway to set concrete girders over SR 520 at Evergreen Point Road...
 
Request for Proposals - Custodial Services for City Parks & Facilities Oct. 31, 2011
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking proposals for custodial services for city parks & facilities. Proposals are due by Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Please click on the link for more i...
 
Your TV will get interrupted at 11 a.m. on Nov. 9 Nov. 1, 2011
The country's first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test will interrupt most normal television programming on Wednesday, November 9, at 11 a.m. The interruption, which will last about three minutes, will test a system...
 
PC, Mac, Ipad -- they all work if you want to watch city meetings and candidate forums Oct. 24, 2011
We are pleased to announce that you can now view City Council meetings on your Ipad! The two most recent meetings are available online, and all future council and Planning Commission meetings will also be made available for I...
 
PC, Mac, Ipad -- they all work if you want to watch meetings and candidate forums Sep. 26, 2011
We are pleased to announce that you can now view City Council meetings on your Ipad! The two most recent meetings are available online, and all future council and Planning Commission meetings will also be made available for I...
 
Request for Bids - Beaver lake Park Lodge Renovation Oct. 24, 2011
Proposal will be received by the City for Beaver lake Park Lodge Renovation FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2011 AT 2:00 P.M. The project consists of renovation of 3,500 SF lodge located in Beaver Lake Park. The project includes re...
 
Evans Creek Preserve opens today, Saturday, Oct. 22! Oct. 3, 2011
Thanks to the biggest volunteer effort in city history, the 180 acres of Evans Creek Preserve will open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 22. Following a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting, residents will be free to wander through the wood...
 
Bid Results for King County Sheriff's Office Tenant Improvements Oct. 20, 2011
Bids were opened at 2:05 pm for this project. Eleven Bids were received. For further information contact Sevda Baran at sbaran@ci.sammamish.wa.us. Bid results are posted below
 
Living with black bears! Oct. 18, 2011
There have been reports of black bears in Sammamish in recent days. This happens every year, but if you want to report your sighting and express concern, the best contact is the Mill Creek Fish and Wildlife Office at 425-775-...
 
Eastside's Month of Concern Sep. 29, 2011
Up until Oct. 22, Don Gerend and other eastside mayors are encouraging all of us to donate food items to replenish the shelves of area food banks. Billed as the Eastside’s Month of Concern food drive, this annual event is...
 
City Council candidate forum airs on Sammamish 21 TV Oct. 12, 2011
On Sept. 28, candidates for Sammamish City Council took part in a public forum at Beaver Lake Middle School. A recording of the forum is now airing on Sammammish 21 TV every day at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The forum was moderated...
 
Heavy traffic on 228th on Friday evening Oct. 11, 2011
Please be advised that 228th Avenue in Sammamish is going to be very, very busy on the evening of Friday, October 14. That’s because there are going to be three separate high school football games that night. Eastlake High Sc...
 
Free flu vaccines in Tukwila Oct. 7, 2011
What: Free flu vaccinations will be available for adults and children in Tukwila * Limited doses of infant, preservative-free vaccine available * Halal vaccine available * Interpreters available at the...
 
Free flu vaccines in Tukwila Oct. 5, 2011
What: Free flu vaccinations will be available for adults and children in Tukwila * Limited doses of infant, preservative-free vaccine available * Halal vaccine available * Interpreters available at the...
 
SR 520 floating bridge will close at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 Oct. 7, 2011
On October 15, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the SR 520 floating bridge and highway to set concrete girders over SR 520 at Evergreen Point Road a...
 
Volunteers needed for Arts Fair on Oct. 8, 9 !!! Sep. 30, 2011
Volunteers are needed for the Sammamish Art Fair on October 8 & 9 at Sammamish City Hall. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dawn Sanders at dsanders@ci.sammamish.wa.us or 425.295.0556. Volunteer o...
 
I-405 closure rescheduled for this weekend Sep. 28, 2011
A complete northbound I-405 closure in Bellevue, originally scheduled for Sept 24-25, has been rescheduled to Oct. 1-2. During the weekend of Oct. 1-2, crews will connect new ramps that will eliminate the weave drivers n...
 
Project Bidding - 2011 Pavement Patching Sep. 22, 2011
The City of Sammamish is seeking quotes from Contractors for a pavement repair project. This project is for localized pavement and concrete curb and gutter repairs on various City of Sammamish streets. The project involves H...
 
Passport Day in the USA will be on September 17th, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Sep. 14, 2011
This is a special, one-time yearly opportunity to get a passport on a Saturday in Sammamish. Please be sure to come prepared with the completed application, pictures, citizen documentation, identification and a check for the...
 
520 bridge to close Sept. 16-19 Sep. 9, 2011
The state department of transportation is asking drivers to find alternate routes when the 520 bridge closes. Here is their news release: On September 16 to 19, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State...
 
I-405 northbound closure Sept. 23-26 Sep. 7, 2011
Northbound I-405 will close later this month so that new ramps can be connected as part of the Bellevue Braids Project. Here are the details: Northbound I-405 will close between NE 8th and SR 520 from 11 p.m. Friday, Se...
 
New art display Sept. 2 at City Hall: "Urban Poetic: Victoria Bjorklund" Aug. 31, 2011
The Sammamish Arts Commission is pleased to present the photography of Victoria Bjorklund, a photographic and book artist based in Tacoma. The exhibition of striking black and white photos will be on view in the Sammamish Cit...
 
Amendment ideas for comprehensive plan? Aug. 31, 2011
Each September, Sammamish residents have the opportunity to submit ideas for amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan. This is part of the city’s annual comprehensive plan review. Applications to amend the plan are accepte...
 
Bid Results for Recreation Center, Phase 1A Secondary Access Driveway Project Aug. 31, 2011
Bids for this project were opened at 2:00 pm today, August 31, 2011. For complete results click on the title of this headline and then click on the Bid Tab document.
 
2011 pavement preservation update Aug. 31, 2011
The contractor has completed a substantial amount of work in the neighborhood along NE 18th St between 216th Ave NE and 228th Ave NE. Unfortunately, they did not meet the goal they were shooting for - new pavement on all of t...
 
Bid Results - Sammamish Landing - Picnic Shelters Aug. 12, 2011
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk located at Sammamish City Hall at 801 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, Washington 98075 Prior to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2011, for...
 
Sustainable Sammamish – Wednesday August 24th 4-8pm at City Hall Aug. 24, 2011
Are you interested in Sustainability? Sustainable Sammamish is an event and a volunteer organization dedicated to helping individuals and businesses become more sustainable in Sammamish. This event is during the Farmers Mar...
 
State approves city's new shoreline regulations Aug. 22, 2011
In a letter dated Aug. 17, the state's Department of Ecology approved the city's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update. This revision of the city's shoreline regulations took five years and engaged the energies of homeowners...
 
Request for Bids: Recreation Center Phase IA Aug. 17, 2011
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk located at Sammamish City Hall at 801 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, Washington 98075 Prior to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, for...
 
Sammamish 15th best place to live! Aug. 15, 2011
CNN and Money Magazine have issued their annual ratings of the "best places to live," and Sammamish has once again finished high in the "small town" category. For full details, click on the link below:
 
Traffic delays on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Aug. 11, 2011
On Monday, Aug. 15, crews will begin work on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road to prepare for the upcoming pavement overlay. Expect traffic delays of up to 15 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Alternative...
 
Bid Results - 244th Avenue Non-Motorized Improvements, Phase 1 - NE 8th Street to NE 11th Street Jul. 21, 2011
This contract provides for the half-street improvements on the west side of 244th Avenue NE between the roundabout at NE 8th Street and NE 11th Street with minor shoulder widening on the east shoulder, roadway and sidewalk co...
 
Construction Alert - SE 8th St Aug. 3, 2011
Work has begun on resurfacing SE 8th St between 228th Ave SE and Windsor Blvd. Today the contractor is milling the edges of the existing pavement and intersections, and sealing cracks in the pavement. On Thursday the contra...
 
Kids Parade on Aug. 13! Jul. 29, 2011
An impressive variety of cultures will be on display at this summer’s “Sammamish Days” celebration at City Hall plaza. The entertainment, music, and food, and even the kids’ parade that launches the annual event, will be rich...
 
Construction Alert - SE 24th Street & SE 8th Street Jul. 15, 2011
What: Street grinding and paving work. Where: • SE 24th Street from 228th Ave SE to 236th Ave SE • SE 8th Street from 228th Ave SE to Windsor Blvd When: Beginning on Monday, July 18th, between the hours of 8:00 AM...
 
Request for Bids - Sammamish Commons Parking Lot Expansion Jul. 21, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS *** SAMMAMISH COMMONS PARKING LOT EXPANSION Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk up to 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Monday, July 25, 2011, for furnishing the necessary labor, materials...
 
Traffic Alert - Inagural TriRock Triathlon Sunday Morning Jul. 15, 2011
The TriRock Seattle Olympic Triathlon will take place this Sunday, July 17. The race will start and finish at Lake Sammamish State Park. The bicycle portion of the event will travel around Lake Sammamish in a clockwise direc...
 
Aug. 2: National Night Out! Kickoff Event Jun. 16, 2011
Once a year, Americans across the country are encouraged to have barbecues, block parties and other social events to solidify the neighborly connections that can serve as a barrier to crime. This year, “National Night Out” wi...
 
Public meeting July 11 on potential community center Jul. 8, 2011
This month, as part of an ongoing feasibility study, the public and City Council will get their first peek at a detailed design concept for a proposed community center. This follows the Council’s recent selection of a preferr...
 
520 bridge will be closed from late Friday until early Monday Jul. 5, 2011
Drivers who normally use the 520 bridge will have to find an alternative route over the weekend. The bridge will be closed from late Friday evening until 5 a.m. the following Monday. Click on the link below for all the detail...
 
Aug. 2 is National Night Out! Jul. 5, 2011
 
Public Comment Responses to the Department of Ecology Jul. 1, 2011
 
Property and permit info online at NWMaps.net Jun. 29, 2011
Thanks to a new service provided by Sammamish and other eastside cities, residents and business people can now easily explore a treasure trove of property information online. For example, if someone wants permit or project co...
 
Fourth on the Plateau! Important information! Jun. 29, 2011
It's the biggest event in Sammamish every year, and that means a lot of people! To help you navigate this grand celebration, please click on the link below to get the latest info!
 
Potential community center design comes into sharper focus Jun. 28, 2011
Early next month, as part of an ongoing feasibility study, the public and City Council will get their first peek at a detailed design concept for a proposed community center in Sammamish. This follows the Council’s recent sel...
 
Parking lot bid May 1, 2011
 
Bid Results - SE 32nd Street Traffic Mitigation Project Jun. 23, 2011
 
KCLS named Library of the Year! Jun. 17, 2011
Library Journal has selected the King County Library System as the 2011 Library of the Year! The selection is based on a library's commitment to community, creativity, leadership and innovative programs. KCLS will receive...
 
Burning moratorium issued by Eastside Fire and Rescue Jun. 16, 2011
The warm season is here, and that means residents need to follow some do's and don'ts regarding burning. For a full update, please click on the link below.
 
SR 520 Full Closure This Weekend Jun. 17, 2011
WSDOT is planning to close SR 520 to install a fish passage culvert under the road, remove a pedestrian bridge and complete other construction activities such as striping, pavement repair and installing barrier. Here are the...
 
Request for Bids - SE 32nd Street Traffic Mitigation Project Jun. 8, 2011
This contract provides for the improvements of SE 32nd St, 220th Ave SE, and SE 33rd Pl by installing sidewalks, HMA pavements, landscaped rain garden sidewalk curb extensions, traffic circles, pavement markings, permanent si...
 
See pool options at June 13 public meeting Jun. 6, 2011
At a public meeting last month, the city revealed three possible locations for its proposed community center. This month, on June 13, the city will share more specific design concepts with the public, including the possible l...
 
New Maintenance and Operations Center is up and running May 27, 2011
In mid-May, the city of Sammamish Public Works Maintenance and Operations made a move to their new facility. Please note the new address and telephone number: 1801 244th Ave NE Sammamish WA 98074 425-952-2115 (telephon...
 
Farmers Market kicks off on Wednesday! May 16, 2011
The Sammamish Farmers Market, now beginning its fourth season, will get rolling at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, at the City Hall plaza. For more details on this delightful city tradition, please click on the link below. The Far...
 
Change in location for May 21 Volunteer Event May 16, 2011
Location: Lower Commons Park LOCATION CHANGE Date & Time: Saturday, May 21, 2011 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Due to the amount of water at Illahee Trail, this project has been moved to the Lower Commons Park. Volunteers will be wor...
 
Request for Bids - 2011 Pavement Program, Overlays May 16, 2011
This contract provides for the improvement of various City of Sammamish streets by planing, leveling, and overlaying with HMA pavement, thickened edge HMA curb, concrete extruded curb, concrete curb and gutter, utility struct...
 
Simple Measures and Gossamer perform for free on June 7 May 11, 2011
Sammamish Presbyterian Church will be the site of a unique musical and visual arts performace on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. For a full description of this free event, please click on the link below.
 
Ecology approves most of city's Shoreline Master Program Update May 6, 2011
Noting that an "engaged community" worked closely with city staff to develop the new Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update, the state's Department of Ecology is requiring only a small number of changes before issuing its full...
 
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Call to Artists deadline is May 15 May 4, 2011
The Sammamish Art Fair will be held on Oct. 8 and 9. If you would like to have your art considered for display, please respond to the "Call to Artists." Details are available by clicking on the link below.
 
Request for Bids - Evans Creek Preserve Phase IB: Upper Parking Lot, Trail and Lower Plaza May 4, 2011
Description: Work under this contract will include, but not be limited to, environmental protection, asbestos abatement, demolition, clearing and grading, removal of existing vegetation, earthwork and drainage facilities, co...
 
May 9 meeting will focus on three possible locations for community center May 3, 2011
The city has identified three locations it will study further as potential sites for a proposed community center. The list of locations was produced as part of an ongoing feasibility study being conducted by Barker Rinker Sea...
 
Puget Sound Energy to Trim Trees in Sammamish Neighborhoods May 2, 2011
Puget Sound Energy crews will be soon be trimming trees in the following areas: 3000 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE 3500 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE 2865 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE 3204 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE NW Cor...
 
2011 Candidate Workshop Apr. 29, 2011
King County Elections is hosting a complimentary 2-hour workshop to discuss important information related to filing for office in King County. The workshops will be held on Thursday May 12 from 2-4 and Saturday May 14 from 9-...
 
Request for Proposal - Focus Group Facilitator Apr. 22, 2011
The City of Sammamish Parks and Recreation Department seeks an experienced facilitator to lead focus group meetings related to the potential development of a City of Sammamish Community Center. Due date for proposals is Frid...
 
Tree "Socks" featured on King 5 News Apr. 19, 2011
King 5 News reporter Gary Chittim interviews artist Suzanne Tidwell about residents' reactions to the Tree 'Socks'.
 
Non-Profit Brown Bag Apr. 19, 2011
Local non-profits are welcome to attend a brown bag luncheon at Sammamish City Hall on April 26th from 11-1. Learn from the experts to help your non-profit with inexpensive and effective ways to do your marketing and hear abo...
 
Important Note about the April 18 Council Meeting Apr. 15, 2011
PLEASE NOTE: The meeting will begin at 5 pm, but the City Council will immediately retire to a closed Executive Session that will end at 6:30 pm. Therefore, if you are planning to attend this meeting, it’s suggested that you...
 
Reception tonight at City Hall for artist Brian Bonebrake! Apr. 15, 2011
Residents are invited to meet nationally known artist Brian Bonebrake at a reception on Friday, April 15, 6-8 p.m. at City Hall. His art exhibit at City Hall will run through May 27. In addition to chatting with the artist, a...
 
First Sammamish Walks of the year will be on April 30th at Beaver Lake Park. Apr. 13, 2011
Start your Earth Day celebration with a walk in the woods. On April 30, local photographer and nature enthusiast Frank Blau will lead a walk along the trails of Beaver Lake Park. You will learn about native plants and anima...
 
Sammamish Youth Board applications available now! Apr. 19, 2011
Sammamish Youth Board applications available now! Ever feel like there’s nothing to do here in Sammamish? Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Well, here is your chance to make a difference. The Sammamish Youth Board is...
 
Community Center feasibility study meeting tonight! Apr. 11, 2011
The second of four public meetings on a potential Community Center will be held tonight at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's meeting, like the others, is part a feasibility study being conducted by Barker Rinker Seacat (BRS) A...
 
CANCELLED! Passport Day in the USA 2011 Mar. 29, 2011
The Passport Day in the USA 2011 has been cancelled due to the possible shutdown of the Federal Government. Please see the attached flier for further information
 
Front Porch Theater: "All my sons" Apr. 4, 2011
The Sammamish Arts Commission, through its Front Porch Theater program, will host a discussion of Arthur Miller's "All my sons" at the Sammamish Library on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. In this version of the story, inspired b...
 
Sammamish Disaster Readiness Fair Apr. 4, 2011
If you want to prepare your family and your community for a potential disaster, please come to the Sammamish Disaster Readiness Fair on Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at City Hall. For more information on the exhibits...
 
Volunteer trail builders needed at Evans Creek Preserve Mar. 31, 2011
Volunteers are needed to help build trails at Evans Creek Preserve. This new park is set to open this fall. You can be one of the first visitors to this park by volunteering to help build the trails. Volunteer dates are Ma...
 
TV story says Sammamish real estate is on the upswing Mar. 30, 2011
A Q13 Fox TV news story indicates that Sammamish is going to be a good place to own a home in the years ahead. To learn more about what is going to make Sammamish such a hot real estate market, click on the link below.
 
Earth Day in Sammamish will feature family fun! Mar. 22, 2011
If the goal is to celebrate planet Earth in all its glory, where better than by the Lodge at Beaver Lake Park? The city venue, a harmonious blend of trees, water, open space and man-made buildings, will start hopping at 10 a...
 
City tree socks featured in Seattle Times Mar. 21, 2011
An artist for the Seattle Times takes a look at the city's most famous art -- the tree stumps next to Starbucks! http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seattlesketcher/2014539060_fresh_socks_may_tickle_fans_st.html
 
Sign up for city's biggest volunteer project ever Mar. 1, 2011
If you would like to join the city’s biggest volunteer project ever, the easiest way to make a contribution at the Evans Creek Preserve is to sign up with the Washington Trails Association (WTA) at their website (http://www.w...
 
Feasibility study begins for potential community center Mar. 1, 2011
Responding to broad and persistent interest from many quarters, the City Council and Parks Commission will kick off a feasibility study for a new community center early this month. A joint meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Marc...
 
King County Community Service Center Feb. 24, 2011
King County's Sammamish Community Service Center DUE TO ICY ROAD CONIDITIONS on Thursday 2/24 will be open from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Marriage, Pet & Business licenses Concealed pistol license renewal Voter registra...
 
Feb. 23, 2011
King County's Sammamish Community Service Center Located at the Sammamish Police Department, 801 - 228th Avenue SE (206) 205-6166 DUE TO ICY ROAD CONDITIONS, King County Service Center Hours on Thursday 2/24 will be 12:0...
 
Free storm debris drop-off sites Dec. 21, 2006
Through Saturday, Dec. 30, between 7 a.m and 6 p.m., residents may drop off storm debris at the following two sites: --East Sammamish Park (Bill Reams), NE 16th St. and 217th Ave. NE. --The Ballfields at Beaver Lake Park...
 
Up to 2-4 inches of snow expected Sunday afternoon and evening Dec. 11, 2009
City road-clearing crews will be standing by on Sunday in preparation for 2-4 inches of snow the weather forecast is predicting for Sammamish. If necessary, the city's snow plows will go into a 24-hour-per-day work schedule...
 
WEEKEND WEATHER ALERT! Snow on the way. Mar. 6, 2009
The weather forecast is calling for significant snowfall over the weekend, beginning on Saturday evening and continuing through Sunday. With daytime highs around 40 degrees and nighttime lows near 30 degrees, the snow is expe...
 
NEW DATES on wireless meetings Jan. 18, 2011
The rules governing the size, type and location of cell phone facilities will be reviewed at a City Council study session on February 15. A public hearing previously scheduled for March 15 has been moved up to March 1. Ba...
 
WEATHER ALERT: Main roads are clear; snow scheduled to end Friday night Dec. 19, 2008
After a white Christmas, the snow, according to weather forecasters, was supposed to end Friday night. Warmer temperatures will bring only rain only this weekend. Many roads are still slippery around the Puget sound, however...
 
Police Chief Dick Baranzini retiring Mar. 6, 2006
The city’s first and only police chief, Dick Baranzini, will turn in his badge on March 31. Baranzini was appointed chief in 1999, when the city contracted with the King County Sheriff’s Department for police services. Includ...
 
City Council seeks applicants for commission vacancies Sep. 15, 2005
DEADLINE OCT 31!!! The Sammamish City Council is actively seeking applicants for the following Council Commissions: Planning Commission: The Commission is advisory to the City Council on the preparation and amendment of la...
 
City to hire beach managers, lifeguards and recreation leader for summer duty Apr. 3, 2007
With sunny days ahead, the city is beefing up its recreation staff by hiring a number of seasonal workers. These include: --Beach Front Manager - $13- 16/ hour --Assistant Beach Front Manager - $12- 15/ hour --Seasonal L...
 
Happy Birthday Sammamish! Aug. 31, 2004
Five years ago today, on Aug. 31, 1999, Sammamish officially became a city. Although an interim City Council was seated four months earlier, on April 27, 1999, the official incorporation date was on Aug. 31. Happy 5th bir...
 
2010 Sponsorship Information Feb. 3, 2010
The City of Sammamish Parks and Recreation Department seeks sponsorships for 2010 events Release date: February 3, 2010. Please note; sponsorship proposals will be accepted after the deadline if sponsorship opportunities are...
 
CLOSED: Waste Management drop-off site on 228th Avenue Dec. 26, 2008
While an alternative location is being chosen, Waste Management customers must NOT drop off any more garbage along 228th Avenue next to Fire Station 82. There is so much overflow at this location, traffic delays were caused F...
 
Download Human Service Grant Applications Here Jun. 1, 2007
The City of Sammamish will begin accepting applications for 2008 Human Service Grants on June 1. Grants are available for non-profit organizations that provide goods or services directly to Sammamish residents or otherwise be...
 
Sammamish Top 10 Survey Mar. 20, 2009
Your participation is requested in the Sammamish Top 10 Survey. Each month a new survey question will be featured on the city's website. Results will be published in the Cityviews Newsletter the following month. Just click on...
 
WSDOT wants to hear from Sammamish residents on improvements to I-90 and SR 202 Jun. 28, 2007
Tired of sitting in traffic as you exit the city at the north and south end? The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) wants to hear from you as they conduct studies on both I-90 and SR 202. To provide your input on...
 
Fourth on the Plateau and Sammamish Days Vendor Applications are now available. Feb. 1, 2011
Food vendors, commercial vendors and non-profits who would like to participate in the Fourth on the Plateau and Sammamish Days must complete the application and turn in the applications. Fourth of July selection is based...
 
Planning Commission and Parks & Recreation Commission Openings Sep. 1, 2010
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING TO THE SAMMAMISH PLANNING OR PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION IS NOVEMBER 1. Don't wait till the last day to apply! The seven-member Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Council on land u...
 
Request for Qualifications - Parks and Public Works Maintenance Facility Design Jan. 4, 2008
The City of Sammamish is soliciting Statements of Interest and Qualifications from Architectural, Engineering, and/or Site Planning firms or teams who have extensive experience in the planning, design, construction and public...
 
Website usage survey results announced Sep. 10, 2004
From July 20 to September 1, 2004, 114 website users completed a survey on the City of Sammamish website, hosted by gmi-mr.com. The objective of the survey was to gather data on usage of the city's website, and help prioriti...
 
Positive response to community survey Oct. 7, 2004
In a July phone survey of more than 400 Sammamish residents, a strongly positive evaluation of the city emerged. By and large, residents said the overall direction of the city was on the right track, the city is a better pla...
 
Water District schedules two public meetings on S.E 20th St. sewer project Jun. 26, 2009
The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District will hold public meetings on June 30 and July 6 to take input from residents on the S.E. 20th St. sewer project. To learn more about the project and the meetings, please click on...
 
Toskey Shoreline Variance Public Hearing Rescheduled Dec. 18, 2006
Due to an unavailable Hearing Examiner and unforeseen weather conditions, the Toskey Shoreline Variance Public Hearing has been continued from Wednesday, December 13, 2006 beginning at 7:00 pm to Tuesday, December 19, 2006 be...
 
Request for Proposals – Custodial Services for City of Sammamish Parks Oct. 28, 2008
The City of Sammamish Parks & Recreation Department is seeking proposals for Custodial Services for City of Sammamish Parks. Please see attached documents. Bids must be received at 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 by T...
 
Passport Acceptance Hours Change for Wednesday January 31 Jan. 31, 2007
On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 the Passport Acceptance Office at City Hall will be closed from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Office will reopen at 1:00 pm and the hours will be extended to 3:00 pm. This change will only be effect...
 
2010 Stormwater System Cleaning Bids Dec. 2, 2009
Bids for the 2010 Stormwater System Cleaning were opened today at 2:30 pm. To see the complete bid results, click on the file below. For further information, contact Kyle Endelman, Infrastructure Maintenance Manager at (425)...
 
Request for Proposal: Indigent Defense Services Oct. 17, 2006
The City of Sammamish is seeking proposals for Indigent Defense Services. You may download the Request by clicking on the link below. All proposals are due by November 17, 2006 by 5:00 pm. Please contact Melonie Anderson, Cit...
 
Garbage pickup expected on Monday and Tuesday Mar. 26, 2010
Media reports indicate Allied Waste is well on its way to a new agreement, while Waste Management is continuing to negotiate with union representatives. Both trash-hauling companies serving Sammamish are continuing their pick...
 
HIGH IMPACT: Extended Lane Closure this afternoon at Inglewood Hill Road & East Lake Sammamish Parkway May 28, 2009
Lane closures on Inglewood Hill Rd at East Lake Sammamish Pakrway will continue later than scheduled this afternoon. These closures are estimated to continue until approximately 7:00 PM this evening. Why is this happening...
 
City Fireworks Ordinance Recap Jun. 1, 2004
The City of Sammamish fireworks ordinance #02000-65, adopted by city council on June 28, 2000, strictly limits the types of fireworks that may be used or possessed in the city. Only the following types of ground and hand-hel...
 
Operating hours change at solid waste facilities Jun. 23, 2004
Effective June 28, 2004, some changes will be taking place at King County solid waste processing facilities. First, there will be a change in the operating hours, in order to comply with the Solid Waste Efficiency Initiati...
 
Arts Commission Vacancies Jan. 24, 2005
The Sammamish City Council is seeking applications for a pair of positions on the Arts Commission. The commission meets on a regular basis each month and will require a commitment of time and energy. The Arts Commission i...
 
Deadline to Apply For the Planning Commission is October 30, 2009 Sep. 1, 2009
The Sammamish City Council is currently accepting applications from interested residents to fill positions on the Sammamish Planning Commission. This commission makes recommendations to the City Council relating to land use o...
 
Obtain "Good to Go!" passes for the 520 bridge at City Hall on Feb. 16 Feb. 9, 2011
On Wednesday, February 16, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation will be selling "Good to Go!" passes in the Sammamish City Hall parking lot. All-electronic tolling starts this spr...
 
I-90 and I-5 lane closures this weekend Jan. 21, 2011
Listed below are the planned lane closures on SR 520, I-90 and I-5 related to Smarter Highways work through Monday. SR 520 lane closures: • No scheduled lane closures. I-90 lane closures: • Saturday, Jan. 22, and Sun...
 
Sammamish Symphony Holiday Pops concert on Ch. 21 Jan. 10, 2011
The Sammamish Symphony's Holiday Pops concert can be seen on Sammamish 21 TV at 9:39 a.m., 5:39 p.m., and 1:50 a.m. The concert, recorded last month at Eastlake High School, features the full symphony, a choir of school child...
 
Snow may not hit Sammamish until around 9 p.m. Jan. 11, 2011
Earlier Tuesday, the weather forecast was calling for snow to hit Sammamish around 4 p.m. That forecast has now been revised and the snow may not arrive here until around 9 p.m. Between 1-3 inches may accumulate. The snow is...
 
I-90 and SR 520 lane closures the week of Jan. 10 Jan. 3, 2011
SR 520 lane closures: • Monday, Jan. 10 – the morning of Friday, Jan. 14 - Crews will close one lane of eastbound and westbound SR 520 at various locations between I-5 and 130th Avenue NE nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m...
 
City Council elects Tom Odell as Deputy Mayor Jan. 5, 2011
By a unanimous vote, the Sammamish City Council selected Tom Odell to serve as the Deputy Mayor for a term of one year. He takes the place of outgoing Deputy Mayor Nancy Whitten. Don Gerend remains as the mayor. In Sammamish...
 
Sign up for email alerts on Wireless Communications Facilities Jan. 5, 2011
If you would like to hear the latest from the city on wireless communications facilities, please click on the "Email Alert" icon in the upper, right-hand corner of this page. Follow the prompts and you'll be notified on this...
 
Local entertainers needed for city events! Jan. 5, 2011
The Parks and Recreation Department is soliciting local entertainment (cover bands, cultural performance, kids theater, etc.) to feature at community events the city offers throughout the year. Events include Concerts in the...
 
Weigh in on city's response to SMP Update Summary of Comments Jan. 3, 2011
The city of Sammamish is in the process of writing a response to the Shoreline Master Program Update Summary of Comments provided by the Department of Ecology (ECY). ECY’s comment summary is a compilation of the public comm...
 
More snow possible in Sammamish Dec. 28, 2010
The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of additional snow on Wednesday, and a 40 percent chance on Wednesday night, with a possible additional accumulation of less than one inch. Wednesday high: 40 degrees Wednesday n...
 
Announcing the Sammamish Police Forum Dec. 21, 2010
The Sammamish Police Department is hosting its first Police Forum on Saturday, Jan. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Sammamish City Hall. The topic is "The Internet and Social Media: What Parents Need to Know." Since the some of the m...
 
City Council Office Hours - Cancelled Dec. 16, 2010
Notice is hereby given that the Sammamish City Council cancelled the December 20, 2010 City Council Office Hours.
 
City Council Meetings - Cancelled Dec. 16, 2010
Notice is hereby given that the Sammamish City Council cancelled the December 20, 2010 study session, December 21, 2010 regular meeting and the January 17, 2011 study session.
 
S.E. 24th Street is now open Dec. 14, 2010
After being closed due to downed trees and power lines, Southeast 24th Street is now open. Puget Sound Energy crews opened the road around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The road closure was just east of 244th Ave.
 
Boy Scouts Recycling Christmas Trees on Saturday, Jan. 8 Dec. 14, 2010
Sammamish Boy Scout troops will be recycling Christmas trees on Saturday, Jan. 8. This will be their 26th year of recycling trees for Sammamish residents! Last year 200 Scouts participated, and over 3500 Christmas trees are...
 
Toys for Tots deadline is this Thursday! Oct. 20, 2010
If you would like to contribute a new toy for a needy child, the Sammamish Police Department is accepting donations at City Hall, 801 228th Avenue SE. It’s all part of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, a non-prof...
 
Flooding may close S.E. 24th St. on Monday night Dec. 13, 2010
With more rain due, it's likely that S.E. 24th St. (between 242nd and 244th) may have to be closed sometime after 8 p.m. Monday night. One lane of S.E. 24th St. is already covered in water thanks to saturated wetlands nearby...
 
CORRECTION: There may be some additional minor delays along the parkway Dec. 6, 2010
The December edition of the city newsletter, which will reach residents on about Dec. 8, has a story indicating that all construction-related delays on the East Lake Sammamish Parkway are a thing of the past. Unfortunately, a...
 
Here's a new video explaining how tolling will work on the 520 bridge Dec. 2, 2010
The 6-minute video (see link below) shows the essentials of Washington’s Good to Go! all-electronic tolling system and highlights how users can be ready by Spring 2011. It also includes information about the 130 additional da...
 
DEADLINE: Sammi Awards nominations due by Dec. 10 Dec. 3, 2010
SAMMI Awards are are given to Sammamish residents who exemplify volunteerism, community spirit and great character. Be sure to nominate your favorite volunteer, teacher, coach or community-minded friend. For more information...
 
Tonight!!!: Holiday Lighting Ceremony at City Hall Dec. 1, 2010
The Holiday Lighting Ceremony at City Hall will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. tonight! Elementary school students will sing, sugar cookies will be decorated and Eastside Fire and REscue will bring the ever popular Reindeer Truck...
 
Sammi Awards Call for Art Nov. 29, 2010
The Sammamish Art Commission has issued a "Call for Art" in connection with the upcoming Sammi Awards. For full information, please click on the link below.
 
Help the holiday grease drive! Nov. 29, 2010
Holiday cooking has always produced a lot of grease, but now, with the increasing popularity of “deep fried” turkeys, this seasonal wave of leftover cooking oil is cresting at ever higher levels. With its emphasis on “sust...
 
Snow turning to rain on Thanksgiving Nov. 19, 2010
Some roads in the Puget Sound region remain icy. Drivers should continue to use great caution. Sammamish crews continue to sand roads inside city limits. All of the city's main arterials are open and functioning well. Th...
 
Update from Allied Waste: Wednesday November 24, 2010 Nov. 24, 2010
Commercial and Roll Off operations will be working in all areas. Critical services are being prioritized. Drivers are finding containers frozen to the ground and commodities frozen inside the containers. They are doing the...
 
Request for Qualifications: Community and Aquatic Center Feasibility Study Nov. 19, 2010
The City of Sammamish is requesting qualification packages from qualified firms to conduct a Community and Aquatic Center Feasibility Study. Sealed qualification packages, plainly marked “City of Sammamish Parks Community...
 
Art reception at City Hall on Nov. 17 Nov. 8, 2010
The Sammamish Art Commission will hold a reception for Artist Ellin Larimer to welcome her Pajama Party Art Exhibit to City Hall on Wednesday, November 17, 6-8 p.m. This exhibit, featuring Larimer's quilting artistry, will ru...
 
Request for Proposals - Janitorial Services for city buildings Oct. 28, 2010
The City of Sammamish is accepting proposals for janitorial services for City Hall, Beaver Lake Shop, and M&O facility (under construction, to be completed in February 2011). Proposals must include all three locations. See...
 
See police sketch of man who assaulted Sammamish woman Oct. 15, 2010
A woman assaulted Oct. 15 while she walked in northeast Sammamish has helped police create a sketch of the suspect. The sketch, along with other information, can be seen by clicking on the link below. The assault, which th...
 
Paving on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Monday and Tuesday Oct. 14, 2010
HIGH IMPACT: Please be prepared for increased traffic delays next week on Monday and Tuesday (October 18 & 19) as final paving work is scheduled along East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. Much longer than normal delays are expect...
 
Skyline homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 22! Oct. 14, 2010
This year’s Skyline High School homecoming parade – the eighth annual – will march up 228th Avenue on Friday, Oct. 22. The parade, which starts at Discovery Elementary School, will begin its journey north to the Skyline High...
 
Skyline and Eastlake to push food drive across the goal line Oct. 12, 2010
A food drive spearheaded by eastside mayors, including Mayor Don Gerend of Sammamish, will culminate on the plateau with a wave of donations at Skyline High School’s homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 22, versus Eastlake High Sc...
 
Contractor will be charged with shooting deer with bow and arrow Oct. 7, 2010
The city prosecutor filed criminal charges today against a sub-contractor who allegedly shot and killed a deer with a bow and arrow inside the city limits last month. The 46-year-old Arlington man, a landscaper on the city’s...
 
Food drive led by eastside mayors Sep. 21, 2010
Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend, along with other Eastside city mayors, will be leading the way as a big effort unfolds to fill up the shelves of local food banks. The mayors’ “Month of Concern for the Hungry,” which runs from Sep...
 
Sammamish Art Fair comes to City Hall Sep. 27, 2010
The annual Air Fair will feature some of the best jury selected local artists on the Eastside. Meet the artists and learn about their creative process. The highest quality and variety of fine art will be available for purchas...
 
Important "sustainability" meeting Sept. 30 Sep. 9, 2010
On Sept. 30, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., a "Community Meeting and Workshop" at City Hall will review the goals, priorities and possible "sustainability strategies" that have surfaced during a summer-long public outreach effort by th...
 
SE 32nd Street barricade neighborhood meeting Thursday night Sep. 22, 2010
The city is holding a meeting Thursday, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m., at Sunny Hills Elementary School that will focus on the barricade at Southeast 32nd Street. This barricade will be the first test case for the city's new decision-ma...
 
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Comprehensive Athletic Field Study Sep. 23, 2010
The City of Sammamish is requesting qualification packages from qualified firms to conduct a Comprehensive Athletic Field Study. For the full RFQ, click on the link.
 
Sep. 13, 2010
Mayor's Month of Concern
 
City extends Community and Business Sustainability Surveys! Sep. 17, 2010
Due to a technical malfunction, both the Community and Business Sustainability Strategy survey links on the city’s website closed prematurely at 5 a.m. on Friday, September 17, rather than at 5 p.m. as was scheduled. In order...
 
Request for Proposals: Sports Turf Maintenance Services for City of Sammamish Parks Aug. 12, 2010
The City of Sammamish is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for Sports Turf Maintenance Services for City Parks. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please download the documents below. Vendors are strongly encour...
 
Request for Proposals Custodial Services for City of Sammamish Parks Aug. 12, 2010
The City of Sammamish is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for Custodial Services for City Parks. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please download the documents below. Vendors are strongly encouraged to visit...
 
Request for Proposals Landscape Services for City of Sammamish Parks Aug. 12, 2010
The City of Sammamish is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for Landscape Services for City Parks. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please download the documents below. Vendors are strongly encouraged to visit...
 
Sammamish walks! Bring your camera on Aug. 28 - NOTE NEW DATE! Jul. 30, 2010
This month’s walk is led by Frank Blau, an award-winning photographer who will teach participants how to take great nature shots. --Time: Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m. to noon - This is a change in date from August 21. --P...
 
Sammamish Days! Experience the many cultures of our city! Aug. 4, 2010
Sammamish Days on Saturday, August 21, is a chance to peek into the rich diversity of the people who live in our community. Ongoing entertainment will include Guzheng – a Chinese harp; traditional Irish dance; drumming by th...
 
National Night Out! Give Neighborhood Crime & Drugs “A Going Away Party” Jul. 1, 2010
On Tuesday, August 3rd, neighborhoods throughout the City of Sammamish are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 27th annual “Night Out.” The Sammamish Night Out, in conjunction with the Nati...
 
Mayor Don Gerend is now Secretary of the Association of Washington Cities Jul. 28, 2010
In a move that puts him in line for the presidency two years hence, the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) last month elected Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend to serve as the organization’s secretary. If tradition holds, Gerend...
 
Final summary of parks survey now available Jul. 28, 2010
A final summary of the community survey conducted by the Parks and Rec Department is now online. To view the results, just click on the link below. (It's a large file, so it may take some time to open up.) This random, sta...
 
Save on Prescription Drugs with our new Prescription Discount Card! Jul. 27, 2010
The City of Sammamish has a new program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance. The Prescrip...
 
Eastbound 520 closed this weekend Jul. 23, 2010
A portion of eastbound 520 will be closed in the Redmond area this weekend. Crews will close all lanes of eastbound SR 520 between SR 202 and Avondale Road from 10 p.m. Friday, July 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 26. During...
 
Traffic Alert - 216th Ave NE Jul. 22, 2010
Workers will be placing the top course of pavement today, July 23, on the southbound lane of 216th Ave between Inglewood Hill Road and NE 16th St today, July 23. The operation is expected to last from 7:30 am to 4:00pm. In...
 
Aldarra and Montaine now part of Sammamish Jul. 21, 2010
The Aldarra/Montaine annexation became effective July 10, 2010. More information is available on the city’s website at http://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/about/AnnexationAreas.aspx. Residents of the Aldarra and Montaine neighb...
 
216th Ave NE Construction Alert Jul. 20, 2010
Roadway construction to repair the existing pavement is occurring this week on 216th Ave NE between Inglewood Hill Road and NE 16th St. The contractor has removed the top layer of pavement and is now performing spot patches...
 
212th Ave. closed due to traffic accident Jul. 15, 2010
Due to a one vehicle, non-injury accident, 212th Avenue SE has been temporarily closed between SE 27th and SE 34 St. The accident caused a power pole to lean at a 45 degree angle and dropped power lines close to the roadway...
 
HIGH IMPACT: Extended Parkway Delays on Wednesday Jul. 12, 2010
East Lake Sammamish Parkway, Phase 1B - NE 18th Place to 2200 Block HIGH IMPACT WORK ACTIVITY:  On Wednesday crews will set 3 new precast concrete girders for the bridge widening just north of NE 18th Place. To ensu...
 
Passport Fee Increase Effective July 13, 2010 Jul. 1, 2010
Effective July 13, 2010 passport fees will increase as follows: Adult Passport Fee will increase from $75 to $110 and the fee for minors under 16 years will increase from $60 to $80. The processing fee will remain at $25 for...
 
Don't feed the bears! Jul. 2, 2010
Since some Sammamish residents this summer appear to be bears, it probably makes sense to refresh everyone's memory on appropriate bear/human etiquette. To that end, please click on the link below for a comprehensive briefing...
 
Community survey will help guide revision of Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PRO) Plan Jun. 29, 2010
Late this month, as part of a broad-based effort to gauge community sentiment, the city will conduct a statistically valid, random phone survey focused on its Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PRO) Plan. State law requires a...
 
June 24 Open House on S.E. Duthie Hill Road bridge replacement project Jun. 16, 2010
King County will hold an open house on June 24 so residents can learn more about a bridge replacement project along S.E. Duthie Hill Road. The original bridge, which crosses Patterson Creek, was built in 1951. For all the det...
 
Teen Fest on Friday, June 18, at City Hall Plaza Jun. 16, 2010
The beginning of summer vacation will be celebrated in great style at the city's annual Teen Fest on Friday, June 18, at the City Hall Plaza. Among other things, a teen skate competition, great food, and a performance by the...
 
HIGH IMPACT: Temporary Change to Parkway Lane Closure Hours Jun. 12, 2010
East Lake Sammamish Parkway, Phase 1B - NE 18th Place to 2200 Block HIGH IMPACT:  Beginning on Monday, June 14, the Contractor will begin single lane closures at 7:00 AM.  This starting time is two hours earlier...
 
New online inspection requests enhance efficiency Jun. 10, 2010
Whether you’re a contractor or a homeowner, it’s easier than ever to request an inspection on your permitted project. The city’s new “online building permit inspection request” feature, which can now be found on the city webs...
 
See the city's fantastic menu of summer events! Jun. 8, 2010
Whether you like music, Shakespeare or thunderous fireworks, the city's long list of summer events is now available for your review at http://www.sammamish.us/events/SpecialEvents.aspx. This new "special events" web page, whi...
 
Help make us a "Certified Community Wildlife Habitat" city Jun. 7, 2010
Join your fellow Sammamish neighbors in our drive to help the City of Sammamish become a certified Community Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation. We’re only 33 homes away from making this happen, and having...
 
Take a quick survey and help Sammamish become "sustainable" Jun. 2, 2010
Have you heard? Sammamish is trying to become "sustainable." What does that mean? It means the city is developing a plan for stewarding the community’s environmental and economic resources so that they endure for future g...
 
Make a flag to celebrate flag day! Apr. 29, 2010
To celebrate Flag Day on June 14, the city is inviting residents to submit their own home-made flags. Please click on the link below for details. The deadline for submission is June 1. The city will also display five historic...
 
Partnering opportunities: Fourth Annual Sammamish Art Fair May 11, 2010
Organizations and teachers who may be interested in partnering with the Sammamish Arts Commission during the Fourth Annual Sammamish Art Fair are encouraged to contact the commission. For more information, please click on the...
 
Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 19! May 17, 2010
The Sammamish Farmers Market Opens for its 3rd season this week! The fun starts at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, May 19. The market, located at the City Hall Plaza, at 801 228th Ave. S.E., will run until 8 p.m. To encourage our...
 
Off-leash dog park is now open. May 7, 2010
The improvement project at the off-leash dog park has been completed and the large-dog area is now open! Thank you for your patience during the closure.
 
Call to artists for Sammamish Arts Fair May 10, 2010
The 4th Annual Sammamish Arts Fair, scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10, has issued a "call to artists." The deadline for submissions is May 27. For more information, please click on the link below.
 
Advanced emergency training opportunity May 4, 2010
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers will be busy this weekend during the annual CERT training exercise, this one scheduled for Saturday, May 8, at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation. For details, please click...
 
Public hearing on Town Center development regulations moved to June 1 May 3, 2010
A public hearing on Town Center development regulations originally scheduled for May 18 has been moved. It will now be part of the City Council's regular meeting on Tuesday, June 1. Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m., but it...
 
Farmers Market opens on Wednesday, May 19!!! May 3, 2010
The third season of the Sammamish Farmers Market begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. For all the latest info on the market, go to http://www.sammamishfarmersmarket.org/.
 
Waste Management reaches agreement with drivers Apr. 28, 2010
It appears Waste Management customers won't have to worry about service interruptions anymore. Below is part of a statement released Tuesday night by a Waste Management spokesperson: "I am pleased to announce that Waste Ma...
 
Waste Management on normal schedule May 1, 2010
With the garbage strike suspended, Waste Management says it will provide garbage and recycling pickup services on its usual schedule this week.
 
Washington Native Plant Appreciation Week - April 25 through May 1, 2010 Apr. 21, 2010
At the April 20, 2010 Council Meeting, the Sammamish City Council declared April 25 through May 1 as Washington's Native Plant Appreciation Week. Please take some time during this week to learn about the plants and trees that...
 
Celebrating Women in Business Apr. 12, 2010
The Sammamish Chamber of Commerce offers Sammamish business owners the opportunity to learn more about Work/Life Balance. This years speaker is Liesbet Trappenburg May 4 Noon - 4pm - $45 per person, held at the Plateau...
 
Advanced CERT training now available Apr. 15, 2010
For more information on the new, advanced training, please click on the link below.
 
Construction begins this week on next phase of East Lake Sammamish Parkway improvements Apr. 12, 2010
Construction is getting ready to start along East Lake Sammamish Parkway to complete the next phase of improvements. The improvements will begin where the contractor left off last year just north of NE 18th Place and will co...
 
2010 Sammamish Walks Apr. 8, 2010
The City of Sammamish is kicking off the 2010 season of Sammamish Walks with the first walk at Beaver Lake Park on April 17th at 10am. The walk will be led by local nature photographer, Frank Blau, who will share his incredib...
 
Roundabout paving re-scheduled for this weekend Apr. 6, 2010
According to the city of Issaquah, all lanes of the new roundabout at East Lake Sammamish Parkway and Southeast 43rd Way are tentatively scheduled to be closed from 3 p.m. April 11 to 5 a.m. April 12 for paving. This paving h...
 
Weather update: Winds gusting up to 40 mph today Apr. 2, 2010
It's going to be a windy, rainy Friday in Sammamish. The weather forecast calls for strong winds with gusts up to around 40 mph. The high today should reach 45 degrees but then drop down to a low of 36 tonight. Showers will c...
 
Vendor/Concessionaire Interest Form Mar. 31, 2010
The City of Sammamish Parks and Recreation Department seeks vendors and concessionaires for 2010 events. Release date: March 31st, 2010; VENDOR OPPORTUNITY: A variety of Vendor and Concessionaire opportunities are ava...
 
S.E. 43rd Roundabout paving delayed until this weekend, weather permitting Mar. 17, 2010
Due to the weather, the paving of the S.E. 43rd Way roundabout that was supposed to take place this past weekend has been delayed. It is now tentatively scheduled from 3 p.m. on April 4 to 5 a.m. on April 5. The intersection...
 
Summer "Concert in the Park" series announced Apr. 1, 2008
Sammamish announces this summer’s “Concerts in the Park” series of shows. They will happen on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8pm at Pine Lake Park and are as follows: July 10 Portage Bay Big Band (Swing) July 17 AboutFac...
 
Census questionnaires sent to Sammamish show the wrong city in mailing address Mar. 17, 2010
You might live in Sammamish, but the census questionnaire sent to your address may indicate that you live in Redmond or Issaquah. To remedy that, the census bureau says you should simply correct the city name on the form you...
 
2011 2012 Human Service Grants Feb. 5, 2010
The City of Sammamish is accepting applications for human services funding for 2011-2012. Sammamish will use a common application along with 17 cities from South, North, and East King County. Those cities are listed below. I...
 
Workshops to help you avoid foreclosure Mar. 11, 2010
Are you worried about losing your home to foreclosure? If so, maybe this pair of foreclosure prevention workshops could help you stay where you are: --Thursday, March 25, 1-7:30 p.m. - Borrower Outreach Event --Friday, Ma...
 
Phase 1B of parkway project to begin in early April Mar. 11, 2010
Drivers will once again encounter some delays along the East Lake Sammamish Parkway when Phase 1B improvements begin construction in early April. Parkway users should expect single-lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. an...
 
Blood donations at City Hall on Wednesday, March 17 Mar. 11, 2010
The Puget Sound Blood Center will take blood donations at City Hall on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. The Puget Sound Blood Center is currently well below a one...
 
City of Sammamish - 2008 Stormwater Management Program Apr. 30, 2008
As part of its stormwater management plan process, the city is required to ask for public comment on its annual update to the plan. The draft version of the update can be viewed by clicking on the link below. After viewing th...
 
2010 Census - Stand Up and Be Counted! Mar. 9, 2010
2010 Census – Stand Up and Be Counted It’s Easy! In 2010, every household will receive a short questionnaire that is simple and fast to complete and return. Just ten easy questions. It’s Safe! Every Census Bureau worker...
 
Neighborhood meeting on Maintenance and Operations Center Feb. 23, 2010
The city is holding a neighborhood meeting on the new Maintenance and Operations Center (MOC). The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, 6-7 p.m., at Sammamish City Hall. Construction of the project, which is expecte...
 
Sammamish Recycles! Feb. 22, 2010
The very popular Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Hazardous Waste Collection programs are again sponsored by the City of Sammamish in 2010. The programs are a part of the municipal government’s efforts to reduce the amount...
 
Ten neighborhood meetings planned for Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan Feb. 16, 2010
Talk about good timing. Just as public interest appears to be peaking on potential additions to the community's recreational arsenal, the city is launching an unprecedented public outreach effort entitled "Have a say in how w...
 
City Council office hours will shift in March Feb. 5, 2010
Beginning March 1, City Council office hours will be held every first and third Monday of the month, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. During these office hours, residents can meet face to face with City Council members and discuss spec...
 
Helicopter helps with police chase early Saturday morning Feb. 1, 2010
Two men are in custody and two others are still at large after Sammamish Police chased down a stolen car early Saturday morning. The chase, which looped up and down 228th Avenue before veering east into the Audobon Park neigh...
 
King Conservation District’s 15th Annual Bare-root Tree and Shrub Sale Jan. 11, 2007
A large number of native trees and shrubs are to be sold by the King Conservation District (KCD). Pre-Orders can be made by mail or in person and can be made until February 9th. The plants may be picked up on March 2nd and/or...
 
CORRECTION: Newspaper places S.E. 20th Street sidewalk on wrong side of the road Jan. 27, 2010
In the Jan. 27 edition of the Sammamish Review newspaper, a story mistakenly states that the new sidewalk along S.E. 20th Street will be on the southern side of the road. Actually, it will be on the northern side. The city ha...
 
City’s new Email Alert system is now online Dec. 3, 2009
Residents who want to stay informed on city issues now have a new option. And it’s available by simply clicking on the “Email Alert” icon in the upper right hand corner of this screen. Here’s how it works. When you click o...
 
Discussion of the "Parents and Teen Survival Guide" Jan. 15, 2010
The Sammamish Police Department and Skyline High School PTSA are co-sponsoring a panel discussion so parents can better understand the consequences of teen exposure to alcohol and drugs. Teenage driving will also be on the ag...
 
"Day of Caring" on January 18 Jan. 8, 2010
The city is partnering with "Faith in Action," a local non-profit, to provide seniors in need with lawn care, housekeeping and other services on Jan. 18. If you would like to take part in this national "Day of Caring" event...
 
Shoreline Master Program Update will soon be on its way to the state Department of Ecology Jan. 8, 2010
The Shoreline Master Program Update, adopted by the City Council in October 2009, is being printed and will soon be on its way to the state Department of Ecology (DOE) for review. Under state law, the DOE has the authority to...
 
Kyle Endelman honored as city Employee of the Year Jan. 8, 2010
When you ask about Kyle Endelman, the city’s Infrastructure Maintenance Manager and 2009 Employee of the Year, people tend to say the same things – conscientious, organized, hard working. And, oh yes – he provides great custo...
 
New Council re-elects Don Gerend as Mayor Jan. 6, 2010
New City Councilmembers John Curley, John James and Tom Odell attended their first regular council meeting on Tuesday, Jan.5, and joined in a unanimous decision to re-elect 2009 Mayor Don Gerend to another term. Councilmember...
 
Winter Preparedness information Dec. 23, 2009
If you think you might encounter some of the difficulties normally associated with winter weather conditions, please click on the link below. It contains advice, valuable information, and a variety of links taking you to addi...
 
City Council office hours will resume Wednesday, Jan. 13 Dec. 18, 2009
Due to the holiday season, City Council office hours will be discontinued until Jan. 13. The office hours, held every Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., are at City Hall. Residents who would like to speak one-on-one to a councilmember s...
 
King County representative won't be at City Hall on Dec. 24 Dec. 18, 2009
The King County Service Representative (who is usually on site every Thursday to process Property Taxes, Marriage Licenses, Passports etc.) will not be at City Hall Thursday, December 24, 2009. They will be back on site at th...
 
Material pick-up at old library Dec. 11, 2009
As part of the transition to the new Sammamish library, which opens on Saturday, Jan. 9, the old library is now closed. Material holds pick-up will still be available on a limited basis at the old library, however. Please loo...
 
New Sammamish Library: Grand Opening on Jan. 9 Dec. 16, 2009
The Sammamish Commons plaza will welcome a new neighbor when the Sammamish Library opens just across from City Hall. For full details on the grand opening, please click on the link below.
 
City receives "clean audit" from state officials Dec. 9, 2009
After spending two months this summer looking at Sammamish’s financial figures and the city’s adherence to the rules, the state of Washington last month delivered a “clean audit.” “We love to see that,” City Manager Ben Ya...
 
Sammi nominations close Thursday, Dec. 10 !!! Dec. 8, 2009
Do you know someone who deserves a SAMMI Award? Perhaps it’s a teacher, local student, school coach or a business owner. Many people in the Sammamish community are doing great things which go unnoticed. They go the extra mile...
 
2010 Right of Way Landscaping Bids Dec. 7, 2009
Bids for the 2010 Right of Way Landscaping contract were opened December 7, 2009 at 2:30 pm. To see the results, click on the bid tab below.
 
25th Anniversary: Boy Scouts Recycling Christmas Trees! Dec. 7, 2009
The Boy Scout troops of Sammamish have performed the Christmas tree recycling drive as an annual service project and their only fundraiser for the year since Christmas 1985 (January 1986). This year marks our 25th anniversary...
 
Sammamish Maintenance and Operations Center - Bid Results Dec. 4, 2009
The Bids for the Sammamish Maintenance and Operations Center were opened on December 3, 2009 @ 3:05p.m. please click here to see complete bid tabulation.
 
Bring a Toy for a Tot to the Holiday Lighting Event Wednesday, Dec. 2 Dec. 1, 2009
Residents are invited to bring a new, unwrapped gift to the city's Annual Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 2, so the supply of "Toys for Tots" will grow ever more impressive. The Sammamish Police Department, in cooperat...
 
Spring Recycling Event and Rain Barrel Sale Mar. 13, 2009
Sammamish Spring Recycling Collection Event April 25, 2009 9 am to 3 pm Eastlake High School - 400 228th Ave. NE Rain Barrel Sale To help residents use water more efficiently, the City of Sammamish is offering rain ba...
 
Beaver Lake Preserve trail construction work parties Jan. 13, 2006
On several dates between Jan. 29 and Mar. 19, 2006, volunteers with the Washington Trails Association will be working to construct a loop trail through the City of Sammamish's new Beaver Lake Preserve park. Anyone interested...
 
Passport Acceptance Office will close early at 11:00 am on December 16. Dec. 1, 2009
The Passport Acceptance Office will close early on December 16, for the annual Employee Luncheon. If you need assistance on that day, please contact Melonie Anderson at manderson.ci.sammamish.wa.us. The Office will be on norm...
 
Reverse 911 can help you! Nov. 17, 2009
Reverse 911 is now available to Sammamish residents to inform them of emergency events that may affect their lives at home or work. Reverse 911 works automatically only with telephones using land line. Internet-based syst...
 
The latest on H1N1 Swine Flu from King County Nov. 17, 2009
For the latest information from the King County Health Department on H1N1 Swine Flu, click on the link below.
 
Where to turn if you have to give up your pet Nov. 17, 2009
King County Animal Care and Shelter has some suggestions if you need to give up your pet. Now that King County is no longer accepting pets, they encourage you to contact some other agencies that may be able to help. Please cl...
 
Removal of dying trees will affect 228th traffic this weekend Nov. 12, 2009
Traffic will be affected along 228th Avenue this weekend when the city removes some dying trees next to the Starbucks near Eastlake High School. When the city takes the trees out, traffic adjacent to the site will be reduced...
 
SE 20th Street Non-Motorized Project Bids Opened Nov. 5, 2009
To see the bid results please click on the document below
 
Garbage and Recycling Collection Delay Jan. 12, 2007
Sammamish residents served by Waste Management did not have their garbage and recycling materials picked up Thursday (11th) or Friday (12th). If your garbage, recycling or yard waste were not collected by the end of your norm...
 
Traffic delays along East Lake Sammamish Parkway Mar. 27, 2009
Be prepared for traffic delays as construction of the city's East Lake Sammamish Parkway project continues. SCI Infrastructure, the contractor hired for the job, has been directed to achieve "substantial completion" of the pr...
 
Local "Hams" offer emergency communication services Nov. 9, 2005
In times of emergency when usual methods of communication may not be available, amateur radio operators of the Sammamish ARES/RACES Group (SARGE) are available to help. A list of operators by neighborhood is now available on...
 
Some King County pharmacies to offer H1N1 vaccine Nov. 9, 2009
To provide another option for people prioritized to receive H1N1 vaccine, selected King County pharmacies are receiving limited supplies to begin vaccinating. A total of 15,000 doses of vaccine have been allocated to...
 
Puget Sound Energy will be trimming trees in three locations Nov. 6, 2009
Message from Puget Sound Energy: "Our crews will be trimming trees that have grown too close to the power lines that serve your neighborhood. The locations affected are: --1500 East Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. --421 2...
 
Sammamish Police help gather toys for needy children Nov. 5, 2009
If you would like to contribute a new toy for a needy child, the Sammamish Police Department is once again accepting donations at City Hall, 801 228th Avenue S.E. It’s all part of the U.S. Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" progra...
 
Roadwork will affect traffic on Nov. 5 at intersection of 228th Avenue and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Nov. 4, 2009
A contractor will be placing a pavement patch on the intersection of 228th Avenue and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road on Thursday, November 5. The work will take place between 9 am and 2 pm. Crews will be patching a failing piece of...
 
Economic Development managers' meeting Nov. 2, 2009
The city of Sammamish will host a meeting on sustainable community development practices. The meeting is open to the public. For more information and a look at the agenda, please click on the link below.
 
Second City Council candidate forum added to city TV schedule Oct. 14, 2009
To accommodate the airing of an additional recorded candidate forum, the city has altered its programming schedule on Sammamish 21 TV. Here is the new daily schedule: 7 a.m. City Council meeting 11:30 a.m. Candidates...
 
Extended Public Hearing Date - Town Center Zoning Development Regulations Oct. 19, 2009
Public Hearing for the Town Center Zoning Development Regulations has been extended until 10/29/2009. Please complete the attached Public Hearing Comment forms and submit your comments via email to dbeadle@ci.sammamish.wa...
 
Request for Bids - Sammamish Maintenance and Operations Center Oct. 28, 2009
 
City Council meeting recorded on Oct. 13 experiencing technical difficulties Oct. 8, 2009
After airing several times on the city's cable channel -- Sammamish 21 TV -- the recording of the Oct. 13 City Council meeting developed technical difficulties and is not now on the air. Efforts are being made to fix the prob...
 
Swine Flu update from King County Health Services Oct. 20, 2009
The supply of H1N1 flu vaccine is much smaller than expected, according to King County Health Services. For the latest information on swine flu vaccine options, please click on the link below.
 
Swedish will discuss new hospital at City Hall tonight Oct. 19, 2009
A comprehensive medical center, which will include a 175-bed hospital, is being built in Issaquah Highlands by Swedish Hospital. If you would like to find out more about the new facility, please come to City Hall tonight, Mon...
 
Oct. 13 City Council meeting will begin airing Thursday morning Oct. 14, 2009
The City Council's Oct. 13 Special Meeting will begin airing on the city's cable TV channel (21 on Comcast; 61 on Broadstripe) on Thursday. Until it's replaced by a new meeting, it will air every day at 7 a.m., 1 p.m., 7 p.m...
 
Drive carefully: Trees and branches down on city roads Oct. 13, 2009
Due to strong winds, trees and branches were reported down Tuesday along city roadways in numerous locations. There were also reports of downed power lines and non-functioning traffic lights. Please drive cautiously. Although...
 
Recycling event at Sunny Hills Elementary on Saturday, Oct. 17 Oct. 8, 2009
If you need to unload tires, batteries, refrigerators, and other similar items, a recycling event co-sponsored by the city of Sammamish and King County this month should be right up your alley. For a look at the event brochur...
 
Sale approved: The old library building will become a rec center Oct. 7, 2009
The city’s $3.4 million purchase offer for the Sammamish Library building has been approved by the King County Library board. If things go according to plan, the city will now enter into a partnership with the Boys and Girls...
 
Council adopts Shoreline Master Program Update Oct. 7, 2009
After years of work by residents, volunteers, city staffers and consultants, the City Council finished up its own work by adopting the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The new S...
 
Third Annual Sammamish Art Fair coming to City Hall on Oct. 10, 11 Sep. 22, 2009
Local Eastside artists will have their work for sale inside Sammamish City Hall on the weekend of October 10 and 11 as part of the 2009 Sammamish Art Fair. This annual Art Fair is sponsored by the City of Sammamish Arts Comm...
 
Special Farmers Market on Sunday, Oct. 11 Oct. 5, 2009
In conjunction with the Art Fair on Sunday there will be a Farmers Market at City Hall. Time is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the vendors include: Vue Farms, Cha New Life, Misty Mountain Honey, Georges Bakery with special Ha...
 
Oct. 5, 2009
The Agenda for the October 6, 2009 City Council Meeting has been Revised. Please see agenda and packet materials online for an updated version.
 
City needs volunteers for restoration project on Laughing Jacobs Creek Oct. 2, 2009
On Saturday, October 10, the city of Sammamish will be working on a stream restoration project for Laughing Jacobs Creek. Volunteers are needed to help dig a 250-square-foot planting shelf and to plant native plants near a we...
 
Skyline homecoming parade on Oct. 2 Sep. 23, 2009
The traditional Skyline High School Homecoming parade will once again brighten up the city’s main thoroughfare this fall. The parade, which begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, will move north along 228th Avenue from Discovery...
 
Public forum on Town Center this Thursday Sep. 22, 2009
Residents and other stakeholders will be given the opportunity this Thursday, Sept. 24, to review draft zoning and development regulations for the city’s Town Center. The two-part public forum will begin with a presentation b...
 
Eastside Communities Encouraged to Donate to Local Food Banks Sep. 22, 2009
Local Mayors proclaim September 26-October 24 as “Eastside Month of Concern for the Hungry” East King County, WA – Expanding on the annual “Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry” campaign sponsored by the Emergency Feeding...
 
Sammamish featured on Voice of America radio broadcast Sep. 15, 2009
Ted Landphair, a Voice of America radio reporter who recently visited Sammamish, has written a story about the city for international broadcast. The story, focusing on the city's transition from a rural to an urban environmen...
 
City's email alert system to be up and running before the end of the year Sep. 14, 2009
Do you want to receive email alerts from the city on topics of special interest to you? Before the year is out, Sammamish expects to provide that service to all residents through the city website. Once implemented, here's...
 
Paving Work on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Sep. 14, 2009
Please be prepared for increased traffic delays this week as final paving work is scheduled along East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. Delays up to 20 minutes are possible anytime between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. To avoid these dela...
 
Jun. 28, 2009
 
Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire Sep. 11, 2009
 
Sammamish Walks! Sep. 9, 2009
Join us Saturday, September 19, for a walk on the trails of the Sammamish Plateau. Frank Blau, local resident and avid nature photographer, will lead you along the paths of Beaver Lake Park (about one mile). Judy Petersen...
 
Sep. 9, 2009
City Council Hours Closed for today
 
Disaster preparedness seminars coming up Sep. 9, 2009
Want to be prepared in case a disaster strikes here in Sammamish? The Sammamish Citizen Corps Council is providing seminars to those who want to be ready. Please click on the link below for more information.
 
Council Office Hours Canceled for Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Sep. 9, 2009
For more information please contact Melonie Anderson, City Clerk at (425) 295-0511.
 
Sari exhibit at City Hall starts Sept. 16 Sep. 8, 2009
Starting Sept. 16, the City Hall Commons Gallery will be lined with brilliantly colored saris, the traditional costumes of Indian women that date back more than two thousand years. The exhibit, staged by the Sammamish Arts Co...
 
Will old library become a recreation center? Sep. 3, 2009
On Sept. 1, the City Council authorized the city manager to make a purchase offer on the old library building (at the intersection of 228th Avenue Northeast and Inglewood Hill Road) with the intention of developing a recreati...
 
Please attend the 1st annual Sustainable September event from 4-7 pm on September 2nd Aug. 24, 2009
The Sammamish Farmers Market, in conjunction with the City of Sammamish and the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the first annual "Sustainable September" taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Sammamish C...
 
Lots of celebration for city's 10th birthday! Aug. 31, 2009
A parade, bouncy toys, cupcakes and multiple entertainment acts -- they were all part of the birthday party menu Saturday as the city celebrated its first decade of existence at the City Hall Plaza. The dignitaries on hand al...
 
Seeking Arts Commission Candidates Sep. 1, 2009
The City of Sammamish is currently accepting applications from interested residents to fill vacancies on the Arts Commission. The Arts Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council in matters concerning the promot...
 
Sahalee paving complete; striping and other work for two more weeks Aug. 28, 2009
The paving for Sahalee Way has been completed. The remaining items of work are (1) striping the pavement for travel lanes and crosswalks; (2) adjusting utility manholes to match the pavement surface; (3) placing guardrail at...
 
Downed power line closes all of S.E. 20th Street Aug. 26, 2009
The fire department has closed all of Southeast 20th Street as work crews deal with downed power lines. The closure, from 228th Avenue to 212th Avenue, is affecting even local traffic. The problem developed earlier today (...
 
Low-flying aircraft on Friday Aug. 26, 2009
As part of the Boeing Classic Golf Tournament at the Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course, a Boeing 777 will make a low pass over the golf course this Friday at 11:30 a.m. It's possible the aircraft, which will fly as low as 1,000 fe...
 
This Saturday: Happy 10th Birthday, Sammamish! Aug. 25, 2009
The city will celebrate its first decade of existence with a big birthday party this Saturday in and around City Hall. The event highlights will include music, a kids' parade, and the burial of a 40-year time capsule. For a f...
 
No paving work on Sahalee Way through the weekend Aug. 21, 2009
After a weather-related pause in paving work on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the crews will be back on Sahalee Way Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. One lane will remain open for the entire work period, but sub...
 
City Accepts Annual Comprehensive Plan Docket Requests Aug. 19, 2009
Each year the city's comprehensive plan/development code may be amended to add technical updates, make corrections, reclassify land use map designations or to make other changes exclusive of changes to policy language. The c...
 
Paving to begin on Sahalee Way Aug. 18, 2009
Paving on Sahalee Way is about to begin. The contractor will be paving between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm this Thursday and Friday (Aug 20 & 21). On the weekend (Aug 22 & 23) the contractor will be paving between the h...
 
Antennas in Parks - FAQ Aug. 13, 2009
Antennas in Parks – FAQ Q: I noticed some new antennas and a large rectangular box in both Beaver Lake Park and NE Sammamish Park – what are these? These are part of the citizen access radio system (Also called Sammamish...
 
City Council Draft Shoreline Master Program Update Aug. 7, 2009
On August 7, 2009, the staff published the “Council Draft” Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The document is available on the city website. By Monday, August 10th, paper and CD copies will be available at the City Hall front de...
 
5-Day Construction Closure of East Lake Sammamish Parkway / Inglewood Hill Road Intersection Aug. 4, 2009
HIGH IMPACT: There will be a complete closure of the NE Inglewood Hill Road/East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE intersection from 5 AM Wednesday, August 12th until 5 AM Monday, August 17th As part of the City of Sammamish’...
 
Bid Results - East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Improvement Project - Phase 1B Aug. 5, 2009
Bids were received today at 2:00 PM for the East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE - Phase 1B: NE 18th Place to 2200 Block Roadway Improvement project. The apparent low bidder is SCI Infrastructure, LLC located in Pacific, Washingto...
 
Invitation to Bid: Sammamish Commons Park - Sween House Renovations Aug. 3, 2009
Your firm is invited to bid on the City of Sammamish, Sammamish Commons Park - Sween House Renovations project. Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at Sammamish City Hall located at 801 228th Avenue SE, S...
 
Connectivity Bus Tour Debrief Today at Noon Jul. 28, 2009
To better understand the issues associated with barricades and connectivity in the community, the city conducted an informational bus tour on July 28. The city has also scheduled a followup meeting so participants can be debr...
 
CAUTION: Very hot weather through Thursday; King County designates cooling centers Jul. 23, 2009
In response to the Excessive Heat Warning and Air Stagnation Advisory issued by the National Weather Service, several cooling centers have been designated in King County. For a list of cooling centers, click on the link below...
 
Construction update: Sahalee Way and S.E. 32nd Street Jul. 24, 2009
Construction on Sahalee Way will be starting Monday, July 27. Work will be focused around the road widening of Sahalee Way for a left turn lane at Sahalee Drive East. Work hours for the project will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m...
 
CAUTION: Very hot weather through Tuesday Jun. 24, 2009
Sammamish residents are encouraged to be careful Saturday through Tuesday due to low humidity and extra hot temperatures. Special care should be taken with barbecues or anything else that might spark a fire during this period...
 
Water District begins work on SE 20th St. Sewer line Jul. 21, 2009
A mile-long sewer line is being installed along SE 20th St, between 228th Avenue and 212th Avenue, by the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District. The work, which began the week of July 19, will continue until completion i...
 
Study Session Canceled Jul. 20, 2009
The City Council Study Session scheduled for July 20, 2009 has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact Deputy City Clerk Stacy Herman at 425-295-0512
 
City of Sammamish donors, if you could save a life, would you? Jul. 20, 2009
You can. CITY OF SAMMAMISH DONORS, PLEASE GIVE BLOOD ON 7/24! When: FRIDAY, July 24 Hours: 11 am – 4 pm (closed from 1pm – 2pm) Where: Council Chambers For an appointment, please email Sara Ninteman at sninteman@ci...
 
Bus tour of city will focus on connectivity and barricades Jul. 16, 2009
As part of 12- to 18-month long evaluation process, the city will conduct a bus tour of the city on July 28. The tour, which is open to the public on a first-come, first served basis, will visit several locations where barric...
 
Notice to Contractors - East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Improvement Project Jul. 15, 2009
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CITY OF SAMMAMISH East Lake Sammamish Parkway Improvements, NE 18th Place to 2200 Block – Phase 1B Project Sealed Proposals will be received by the undersigned at the City of Sammamish, 801...
 
Eastlake Sammamish Parkway closed temporarily by downed power line Jul. 6, 2009
A live power line was down earlier today in the construction zone near the intersection of East Lake Sammamish Parkway and Inglewood Hill Road. As a result, traffic was diverted to alternative routes. At 3:30 p.m., one lane w...
 
City will start paving short section of 248th Avenue on July 20 Jul. 10, 2009
After assuming ownership of what was once a private road -- 248th Avenue S.E. between 14th Street S.E. and 17th Street S.E. -- the city will begin paving a 1,000-foot section of the roadway on July 20. The modest paving proje...
 
CNN-Money Magazine say Sammamish is 12th "best place" to live Jul. 13, 2009
A coast-to-coast survey by CNN and Money Magazine has annointed Sammamish as one of the very "best places" to live in the entire country. Noting its excellent schools, beautiful environment, broad affluence and proximity to h...
 
10th Anniversary Math Quiz still underway Jul. 6, 2009
Residents of all ages can still test their math skills by going to the city website and taking the 10th Anniversary Math Quiz. The test is just one of several activities the city is offering as part of the city's 10th birthda...
 
2009 Fourth on the Plateau Jul. 8, 2009
The event was a great success with approximately 17,000 in attendance. Check out the link below to re-live some of the great moments. We hope to see you in 2010! This event would not have been possible with out the support...
 
I-90 floating bridge will see major traffic delays in July May 4, 2009
Westbound drivers will encounter significant to severe delays on the I-90 floating bridge in July as work crews replace cracked expansion joints. The work will be done between July 5 and July 20. To avoid long backups, the...
 
Pilot, 83, unhurt when small plane goes down in Lake Sammamish Jun. 24, 2009
According to news reports, an 83-year-old Redmond resident, Paul Weston, was unhurt when the small seaplane he was flying crashed during an attempted landing on the Bellevue side of Lake Sammamish. The left wing of his se...
 
Amateur radio operators from Sammamish in action this weekend Jun. 24, 2009
As part of a national test of emergency communication capabilities, the city's amateur radio operators will be in action on June 27 and 28. For a news release on the "national deployment exercise," please click on news releas...
 
Sammamish Citizen Corps Council provides training for volunteers Jun. 24, 2009
If you would like to serve your community by volunteering for and receiving training from the Sammamish Citizen Corps Council (SCCC), please click on the news release below. The SCCC provides opportunities for residents who w...
 
Record your videotaped message for the time capsule! Jun. 22, 2009
The time capsule for the 10th Birthday Celebration is accepting your personal recording to be buried on August 29th! Groups of all ages, schools, clubs, Rotarians, families and friends are welcome to videotape their own int...
 
Don't forget! Essay and art contest submittals are due June 30! Jun. 22, 2009
Residents who want to enter the city's 10th Anniversary Art and Essay contest have until Tuesday, June 30, to submit their entries. To find out more about the submission process and the contest itself, please click on the big...
 
Paving on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Jun. 16, 2009
HIGH IMPACT: This Monday, June 22, the City's contractor will begin asphalt paving work along the east side of East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. Work is scheduled from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Much longer than normal delays ar...
 
Issaquah begins construction of SE 43rd Roundabout Jun. 16, 2009
Initial phases of work are underway on a new roundabout at the intersection of Southeast 43rd Way and East Lake Sammamish Parkway. The city of Issaquah expects to complete the project in late September. Please be aware that t...
 
GREENING YOUR SHORELINE: Free workshop for Lake Sammamish shoreline owners Jun. 11, 2009
A free workshop will be held at the Mercer Island Community Center on June 23 for people who want to learn more about "greening" their shoreline property. Among other things, property owners will learn how to "enhance fish an...
 
June 19 Teenfest features music and skateboarding competition Jun. 11, 2009
The second annual Teenfest at City Hall will get underway at 1 p.m. on June 19 with a skateboard competition and then transition into a musical event between 5 and 9 p.m. Local high school bands and the Blue Scholars will be...
 
"Eco Art" show opens at City Hall on June 24 Jun. 10, 2009
For centuries artists have taken items we normally toss away and found ways to turn them into art. On Wednesday, June 24, from 6 to 9 p.m., some contemporary examples of this art form will be on display at City Hall during th...
 
June 2 City Council Meeting on the air Jun. 8, 2009
The June 2 City Council meeting is now airing on Sammamish 21 TV. It will air everyday at 7 p.m., 1 a.m., 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. until it is replaced by the next regular council meeting. Due to technical difficulties, the beginnin...
 
26th Annual National Night Out Jun. 8, 2009
On Tuesday, August 4th, neighborhoods throughout the City of Sammamish are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 26th Annual “Night Out.” If you are interested in registering your block as a...
 
10 year timeline Jun. 8, 2009
Creating a visual timeline of the city’s first ten years. As part of its 10th anniversary as a city, Sammamish is asking residents to contribute photos, memories and other artifacts to be used in a visual timeline of the c...
 
Sammamish wins Governor's "Smart Communities" Award Jun. 4, 2009
Several cities in Washington were recognized by Gov. Christine Gregoire on June 4 for their efforts to create "livable communities." Choosing from 21 nominated communities, the governor selected just nine winners, one of whic...
 
HEAT ADVISORY: 2 p.m. Wednesday through 6 p.m. Thursday in the East Puget Sound Jun. 3, 2009
The National Weather service has issued a Heat Advisory for the eastern portion of the Puget Sound region. Very warm temperatures, climbing to 90 degrees in some spots, are possible until a cooling trend begins late Thursday...
 
Sahalee Way construction update May 22, 2009
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is almost finished with a construction project that has been affecting traffic along Sahalee Way just north of the City limits. Most of the roadwork, which started in the last week of May, has been...
 
Technical difficulties interrupted live cablecast of June 2 City Council meeting Jun. 2, 2009
The beginning of the June 2 City Council meeting did not air live on Channel 21 due to technical difficulties. Approximately two-thirds of the meeting made it on the air after the technical problems were corrected. As muc...
 
City hires new police chief May 22, 2009
After receiving unanimous endorsements from the city’s interview panels, 41-year-old Nate Elledge, most recently the commander of the county’s 9-1-1 center in Renton, has been selected by City Manager Ben Yazici to be the cit...
 
244th Avenue Improvement Project Bid Results May 21, 2009
 
City conducts community survey focused on cable service May 20, 2009
Earlier this year, the city hired Hebert Research to do a survey on the community's attitudes regarding cable service. Among other things, the survey asked residents to evaluate their cable provider's service and identify pro...
 
City will record video comments for time capsule May 18, 2009
As part of its 10th birthday celebration on Aug. 29, the city will bury a 40-year time capsule carrying videotaped messages from 10-year-old kids and other residents. Mayor Don Gerend, who has been visiting schools to publici...
 
The Sammamish Arts Commission (SAC) is issuing a Call to Artists! Apr. 27, 2009
The Third Annual Sammamish Art Fair will occur inside City Hall on October 10th and 11th, 2009 (10am – 5pm). · This is a community-wide, cultural event sponsored by the City of Sammamish and the SAC. · Ad...
 
Gusty winds predicted for some portions of eastern King County May 4, 2009
A breezy Monday night may turn into a very gusty Tuesday morning in some parts of eastern King County. Although the National Weather Service is calling for winds of only 20-25 miles per hour in Sammamish, nearby areas have wi...
 
Wish Flag project will connect local students to England May 4, 2009
The children of Margaret Mead Elementary will be displaying their Wish Flags outside Sammamish City Hall between May 20 and June 1. The project aims to establish a connection between Margaret Mead and two schools in England.T...
 
Wish Flags to connect Margaret Mead Elementary to England Apr. 26, 2009
The children of Margaret Mead Elementary will be displaying their Wish Flags outside Sammamish City Hall in May and June. the goal is to connect students to some of their peers in England. For more information, see the press...
 
Flu information May 1, 2009
Please consult the federal, state and county websites below for information regarding the swine flu. A King County Public Health Hotline is also listed below if you need to ask questions. --http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/...
 
Candidate Filing and Election Information Apr. 16, 2009
If you are interested in information regarding candidate filing or election information for King County, please click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx Please click on the attached flier for i...
 
Fishing season opens May 4, 2009
Fishing season at Pine Lake and other spots throughout the state opened on Saturday, April 25. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has stocked the lakes with trout and other varieties for what is expected to...
 
Sammamish Youth Board Accepting Applications for 2009 Membership Apr. 22, 2009
 
Access to Sammamish Commons from City Hall temporarily closed Apr. 16, 2009
As part of the Sammamish Commons Park Phase II Improvements, the Parks & Recreation Department is constructing a new pedestrian trail to the lower Sammamish Commons to improve access. For the safety of residents and visit...
 
Prescription drug drop-off bin NOT operational yet Apr. 16, 2009
After reading a newspaper article about a prescription drug drop-off bin planned for City Hall, a few residents have arrived at city offices and been disappointed to find out that the bin is not yet in place. The bin, intende...
 
April 15 deadline for FREE Native Plant Stewardship training! Apr. 6, 2009
Sign up now for more information about Native Plant Stewardship Training. This highly popular and valuable training is being offered for the first time in eight years on King County’s eastside. The ten-week training program...
 
No trail access at Kokomo Place Apr. 6, 2009
A number of people have reportedly been using Kokomo Place (just north of Inglewood Hill Road) to access the East Lake Sammamish Trail. Although there are dozens of access points along the length of the trail, some of them ne...
 
City code amendment helps developers Apr. 13, 2009
In response to the current economic downturn, the city has adopted a new code amendment to assist developers. The amendment extends the longevity of permit applications, extends the expiration date of issued permits and renew...
 
Lifeguard jobs available at Pine Lake Park Apr. 1, 2009
If you would like to earn money as a lifeguard this summer, the city has openings at the Pine Lake Park beach. Hourly pay will range between $10 and $15 an hour, with the expectation that lifeguards will work between 25 and 4...
 
How to get involved in the 2009 Fourth on the Plateau.... Mar. 23, 2009
While it may only be spring now the City is looking forward to this summer's biggest event, Fourth on the Plateau! You, your family, and your business can get involved in several ways: -Become a Sponsor -Become a Concessio...
 
Public meeting for Inglewood and Thompson Sub-basins Mar. 23, 2009
All residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting regarding the Inglewood and Thompson Sub-basins on Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. The city is in the midst of a planning effort to pre...
 
Living with bears, bobcats and cougars in Sammamish Mar. 23, 2009
In April, Washington Fish and Wildlife staff will present a seminar on co-existing with bears, bobcats, and cougars inside the city of Sammamish. Residents concerned about living with wildlife are invited to attend the presen...
 
Council Office Hour Cancelled Mar. 18, 2009
Council Office hours are cancelled for today, March 18, 2009. Please join them next Wednesday, March 25 from 5:00pm to 6:30 pm.
 
Chamber "Celebrates Women in Business" Mar. 12, 2009
Author Susan Scott and a panel of other women will talk about “Thriving in Challenging Economic Times” during a special presentation by the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce. The event, on Sunday, March 22, 1-5 p.m., will be h...
 
Limited space at off-leash dog park Mar. 10, 2009
Beginning Wednesday, March 11, the city began turf renovation at the Beaver Lake Park Off-Leash area. The improvements have required a temporary closure of the "big dog" section of the park, but a fenced off portion of the "s...
 
Meeting schedule announced for Beaver Lake Master Plan Mar. 10, 2009
As part of the city’s Model Master Planning Process for improvements to Beaver Lake Park, residents and stakeholders are being asked to attend a series of meetings this spring and summer. The meetings, listed below, will allo...
 
Sammi Awards to be handed out March 14 Mar. 6, 2009
This year’s Sammi awards celebration, an event that honors community-spirited residents in a number of different categories, is just around the corner. The seventh annual Sammi Awards are scheduled to be bestowed on Saturd...
 
Government jobs in the region are now posted online Mar. 3, 2009
The eCityGov Alliance, which includes the City of Sammamish, now has an online portal so job seekers can review government job postings in the region. For more information, please read the press release below: FOR IMMEDIAT...
 
Town Center design charette will focus on zoning and development regulations Mar. 2, 2009
The city is seeking input regarding the proposed Town Center zoning and development regulations during a design charette this week. The event, to be held at City Hall, is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, between 4 and 8 p.m...
 
Garbage Service Canceled in Some Areas Feb. 26, 2009
Allied Waste and Waste Management garbage services have been delayed and or canceled in much of east King County. If your garbage was not picked up by the end of Thursday the 26th of February please take your containers off t...
 
Snow will give way to partly cloudy weather today Feb. 26, 2009
--The snow falling in the Puget Sound region will give way to partly cloudy weather later today with a high of 40 degrees in Sammamish. --Both the Lake Washington and Issaquah School District schools opened two hours late o...
 
Chat with a member of the City Council Feb. 25, 2009
If running into a City Council member in the frozen food aisle doesn’t present enough of an opportunity, residents will soon be able to pop into City Hall for a one-on-one chat with one of their elected representatives. “C...
 
Two Public Meetings on new Public Works shop Feb. 11, 2009
There will be two public meetings held in February to discuss the new Operations and Maintenance facility to be located at 1801 244th Ave NE in Sammamish. The first meeting will be held at the project site on February 19th fr...
 
Bid Results - East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Improvement Project Feb. 5, 2009
Bids were received today at 2:00 PM for the East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE - NE Inglewood Hill Rd to NE 18th Place Roadway Improvement project. The apparent low bidder is SCI Infrastructure, LLC located in Seattle, Washingto...
 
Celebrate Earth Day by Volunteering in Sammamish Parks Feb. 3, 2009
Two volunteer events have been selected by the city of Sammamish to celebrate Earth Day. One is a family-friendly park clean up event for those with young children, and one is a more difficult invasive plant removal for thos...
 
Celebrate Earth Day by Volunteering in Sammamish Parks Feb. 3, 2009
Two volunteer events have been selected by the city of Sammamish to celebrate Earth Day -- one family friendly park clean up event for those with young children, and one more difficult invasive plant removal for those who can...
 
DATE CHANGE: City planting event at Illahee Feb. 3, 2009
--City Planting Event at Illahee Saturday, May 16th, beginning at 9am Replanting of this area with native plants and trees. The work will be labor intensive, and will happen rain or shine. Dress weather appropriate and br...
 
New dates for Spring volunteer projects Feb. 2, 2009
--City Planting Event at Illahee Trail Saturday, April 18th beginning at 9am. We will be removing invasive weeds at Llama Landing. The work will be labor intensive, and will happen rain or shine. Dress weather appropriate...
 
Notice to Contractors - East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Improvement Project Jan. 15, 2009
Sealed Proposals will be received by the undersigned at the City of Sammamish, 801 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, WA 98075, up to 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, February 5, 2009, for furnishing the necessary labor, materia...
 
"Winter Remedies" -- The new City Hall art exhibit Feb. 2, 2009
From Feb. 3 to May 1, the Sammamish Arts Commission will present an exhibit titled "Winter Remedies" in City Hall. The work of watercolor artist Georgia Quick, fiber artist Becky Kaufman and quilter Jean Brautigam Mills will...
 
Cancelled: Public Meeting #3 on Sammamish Landing Jan. 29, 2009
A Feb. 4 public meeting focused on Sammamish Landing has been cancelled. Information regarding a new date for the meeting will be posted on this website in the near future. Sammamish Landing is a waterfront park along Lake...
 
Don Gerend selected as mayor for 2009 Jan. 22, 2009
At incorporation in 1999, Don Gerend was elected as one of the city’s original seven council members. Last month, almost 10 years later, Gerend was selected by his council colleagues to serve a second one-year term as mayor...
 
Thanks to the sandbag volunteers! Jan. 9, 2009
During the torrential rains on Thursday, the city put out a call for volunteers to fill sandbags and was gratified to see more than two dozen people pitch in and help. These volunteeers included members of CERT, the local Com...
 
If you need sand bags, call the city Jan. 8, 2009
Although Sammamish has no major, reported problems, if you need sandbags to help control minor flooding, call the city at 425-295-0500. A limited number of sand bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you'r...
 
Council member Don Gerend takes the mayor's gavel for 2009 Jan. 7, 2009
Don Gerend, a member of the City Council since incorporation in 1999, was selected by his fellow council members to serve as Mayor in 2009. Council member Jack Barry was selected as the Deputy Mayor. Both Gerend and Barry hav...
 
Learn how to "map your neighborhood" so you're better prepared for emergencies Jan. 7, 2009
Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives and reduce property damage. If you want to learn how to prepare your neighborhood, please see the attached flyer and plan to attend a January...
 
City's new development activity map provides a wealth of information Jan. 6, 2009
Whether you're a designer, a contractor, or just a curious resident, the city's new development activity map is now online and ready to help. The map shows the names and locations of all current short plats, subdivisions, com...
 
City hires extra help to sweep up sand on streets Dec. 31, 2008
After dumping the equivalent of 35 large dump trucks worth of sand on city streets during the recent snow storm, the cleanup effort is underway. The city's sweeping contractor began the job last week, but the city has since h...
 
Boy Scouts to pick up Christmas trees Saturday Jan. 4, 2007
The Sammamish area Boy Scouts will hold their 22nd annual Christmas tree pickup the morning of Saturday, January 6, 2007. This drive is the troops’ main fundraiser for the year, and your donations are a critical part of their...
 
Fallen tree blocks Thompson Hill Road on Monday Dec. 29, 2008
At 4 p.m., a fallen tree was still blocking traffic on Thompson Hill Road. More information as it becomes available.
 
Allied Waste and Waste Management customers can drop off garbage on Tuesday and Wednesday Dec. 29, 2008
Although service for the two garbage companies is getting back to normal, some residents aren't due to have their garbage picked up until later in the week, so the city has arranged for two drop-off points. ALLIED WASTE: C...
 
Waste Management and Allied Waste will resume normal normal service this week Dec. 29, 2008
The two garbage companies serving Sammamish say they will try to resume normal service this week. For more information, go to the following websites: Allied Waste customers - http://www.rabanco.com Waste Management cu...
 
City Manager to host holiday dinner for City Council on Jan. 4 Dec. 29, 2008
With nothing on the agenda but team-building, City Manager Ben Yazici has announced that he has invited City Council members to his home on Jan. 4 for a holiday dinner. “Our City Council has always looked for ways to work...
 
Allied Waste drop-off site open Friday and Saturday Dec. 26, 2008
Allied Waste customers can drop off trash and recycling at the Beaver Lake Park ball field parking lot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The entrance to this side of the park is located at 2526 244th Ave SE. Pl...
 
Help the community! Clear those storm drains on your street! Dec. 26, 2008
With vast amounts of snow about to melt in Sammamish, residents can help out by clearing debris from the storm drains near their homes. Clearing the sidewalk grates will allow water to flow freely into the stormwater system a...
 
Allied Waste customers delivered trash to drop-off point Dec. 22, 2008
An arrangement made by the city allowed Allied Waste customers to drop off their garbage and recycling at the Beaver Lake ball field parking lot on Tuesday. Allied Waste, which serves residents south of Northeast Eighth Stree...
 
Waste Management customers can take garbage to dropoff point Dec. 23, 2008
Waste Management has placed a dumpster on the eastside of 228th Avenue Northeast at 18th Place Northeast so that customers with overflowing containers can drop off their garbage. Recycling will NOT be accepted, however. The d...
 
Update from Waste Management Dec. 22, 2008
Update from Waste Management: Inclement Weather Our managers and supervisors are on the streets each morning by 3:00 am evaluating road conditions and determining whether or not it is safe for our trucks to operate. S...
 
Snow Advisory Jan. 11, 2007
As of 3:45pm Friday January 12th, 212th Way SE, from approx SE 35th Way to ELSP, has been closed due to extremely icy conditions and a number of vehicle collisions. All other major arterials in Sammamish have been open sin...
 
Heavy winds headed for Sammamish Dec. 17, 2008
Winds gusting over 50 miles per hour are being forecast for Sammamish on Saturday. Residents are advised to make preparations for possible power outages. Additional emergency prep information will be posted on this website sh...
 
2009 - 2010 Human Service Grants Awarded Dec. 18, 2008
The Sammamish City Council awarded approximately $160,000 in human services grants at its December 16 meeting. The grants, which went to 30 recipient organizations, cover a two-year period. To see a full list of grant recipie...
 
CANCELLED: Thursday Planning Commission meeting Dec. 18, 2008
Tonight’s scheduled Planning Commission meeting has cancelled due to snowy weather. The next scheduled Planning Commission meeting is January 8, 2009.
 
Council approves reduced East Lake Sammamish Parkway project Dec. 17, 2008
Noting the important safety, traffic and environmental benefits it would generate, the City Council voted 7-0 last night to approve Phase 1A of the East Lake Sammamish Parkway Project. The approval came after council members...
 
More frigid temperatures and some snow this week Dec. 15, 2008
Although the sun will be out some of the time, this will be a very cold week on the plateau, with snow expected on Wednesday and Thursday. For a full forecast, please click "Sammamish Weather" on the right side of this page...
 
Boy Scouts to recycle Christmas trees Dec. 15, 2008
The Boy Scout troops of Sammamish have performed the Christmas tree recycling drive as an annual service project and their only fundraiser for the year since Christmas 1984 (January 1985). Your donations are a critical part o...
 
WEATHER WARNING: Icy weekend in store Dec. 12, 2008
Frigid temperatures and icy road conditions are a real possibility in Sammamish this weekend. The forecast calls for possible snow Friday night, and likely snow on Saturday and Sunday in some locations. The low temperature on...
 
Re-striping of Southeast 43rd Way continues Nov. 25, 2008
The city of Issaquah is adjusting the striping on Southeast 43rd Way, the winding hillside road that goes past Providence Point and connects the southern end of 228th Avenue with the East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Issaquah is m...
 
Request for Proposals - Beaver Lake Park Master Plan Nov. 24, 2008
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation seeks landscape architectural design services to complete a Master Plan for Beaver Lake Park. Questions, if any, shall be submitted in written format and must be receiv...
 
City Council seeks applications for Park Commission: Nov. 18, 2008
The commission provides guidance and direction in meeting the parks and recreational needs of the City by advising the City Council and staff on matters relating to planning, acquisition, development and operation of park fac...
 
Public asked for input on proposed Southeast 20th Street sidewalk and bike lane improvements Nov. 17, 2008
The city is holding a neighborhood meeting to let residents weigh in on several design alternatives for non-motorized transportation improvements along Southeast 20th Street. The improvements, which may include the addition o...
 
New library groundbreaking set for December 4 Nov. 12, 2008
Construction of the city's new $16.9 million library will be kicked off with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., right next to the existing City Hall. For more information on the big event, please go t...
 
Sammamish Parks Bond proposition doesn't reach required 60 percent threshold Nov. 12, 2008
Although it received a healthy majority, the city's first parks bond proposition did not reach the 60 percent approval figure needed for passage. The city's levy lid lift for parks programs and operations did pass -- it only...
 
Park bond vote is short of required 60 percent, but votes are still coming in Nov. 5, 2008
Although a substantial number of votes remain to be counted, the city's park bond (Prop. 1 below) is running a bit below the 60 percent approval threshold required for passage. The levy lid lift for park programs and operatio...
 
Community will decide Parks Bond issue on Tuesday Jul. 22, 2008
City residents will approve or reject two parks measures on Tuesday, November 4. To learn more about the measures, click on the blue "Park Bond Video" box or the red "Park Bond and Park Levy Facts" box in the upper right-hand...
 
Sammamish List of Polling Places Oct. 29, 2008
The following is the list of polling places in Sammamish for the November 4th election. 05-0100 BEAVER LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 25025 SE 32ND ST 05-0307 PINE LAKE COVENANT CH, 1715 228TH AVE SE 05-0536 SAMMAMISH PRESBYTERIAN...
 
KING5-TV features "Nightmare at Beaver Lake" on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Oct. 23, 2008
KING5-TV's Evening Magazine program will get into the Halloween spirit by featuring the "Nightmare at Beaver Lake," the community's annual haunted house extravaganza, on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. So, switch on Channel 5 an...
 
Sammamish Police help gather toys for needy children Oct. 27, 2008
If you would like to contribute a new toy for a needy child, the Sammamish Police Department is once again accepting donations at City Hall, 801 228th Avenue S.E. It’s all part of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program...
 
Traffic impacts Oct. 24 during Skyline Homecoming Parade Oct. 16, 2008
Drivers will once again have to maneuver through some cones on Oct. 24 when the annual Skyline High School Homecoming Parade wends its way along 228th Avenue. Between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., traffic will be reduced to one lan...
 
Request for Bid - 212TH AVENUE SIDEWALK PROJECT Oct. 2, 2008
The City of Sammamish is soliciting public bids for the Project identified below from a list of qualified contractors from its Small Works Roster. As a Contractor, whose name appears on the Roster, you are invited to submit...
 
Road Work on Inglewood Hill Road Oct. 13, 2008
Puget Sound Energy is doing utility work on the southwest corner of Inglewood Hill Road for two weeks starting Oct. 13. Construction activities will be from 9 AM until 3 PM daily and drivers should expect delays.
 
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Sports Turf Maintenance for City of Sammamish Parks Sep. 16, 2008
The City of Sammamish Parks & Recreation Department is seeking proposals for Sports Turf Maintenance for City of Sammamish Parks. See attached documents. Bids must be received at 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 by Wedne...
 
Schedule change for volunteer planting project Oct. 8, 2008
A volunteer work date slated for Saturday, Oct. 11, has been moved to Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The volunteer project, located in the Lower Commons, 801 228th Ave. S.E., involves plantings for the native plant...
 
Beaver Lake Management District Board Vacancy Oct. 7, 2008
The Sammamish City Council is seeking applications from interested residents to fill a vacancy on the Beaver Lake Management District Board. The board oversees the activities of the Beaver Lake Management District and makes r...
 
Have your say on the new Operations and Maintenance Facility Oct. 1, 2008
With an Operations and Maintenance facility slated to be built on property at 1801 244th Ave. N.E., the city is inviting residents to a public meeting focused on the new project. Residents will have the opportunity to view de...
 
Town Center Plan available online Oct. 1, 2008
The Sammamish Town Center Plan, adopted by the City Council in June 2008, can now be viewed and downloaded by going to the link below, or by clicking on the Town Center tab on the left side of this page.
 
Sammamish Arts Fair - Oct. 11, 12 Oct. 1, 2008
Over 20 local artists will have their work on display during the Sammamish Arts Fair, scheduled for City Hall on Oct. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual arts fair, organized by the Sammamish Arts Commission, will fea...
 
Request for Proposals - Graphic Arts Services Sep. 29, 2008
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation seeks proposals from qualified firms, hereinafter referred to as the “Consultant” to produce a variety of graphic art and communications materials, in accordance with t...
 
West Nile virus spreads lightly to western Washington Sep. 25, 2008
Please click on the news release link below for more information from the Washington State Department of Health.
 
Public hearings slated for Draft Shoreline Master Program Update - Please note time correction for October 2nd meeting Sep. 17, 2008
The Public Review Draft Shoreline Master Program Update for the city of Sammamish will be issued in late September. This plan has been in the works since 2006 and has been the subject of numerous public meetings and Planning...
 
West Nile virus found in western Washington for first time this year Sep. 15, 2008
The Washington State Department of Health issued a press release on Sept. 23 indicating that the West Nile virus has made a limited appearance in western Washington. To view the new release, click on the link below.
 
Neighborhood meeting will discuss proposed walkway along Southeast 20th Street Sep. 23, 2008
A proposed pedestrian walkway along Southeast 20th Street will be discussed Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m., at Discovery Elementary, 2300 228th Ave. S.E. The project, which will stretch from 228th Avenue to 212th Avenue, is st...
 
View Park Bond video by clicking blue box to your right Sep. 22, 2008
A city-produced information video on the Park Bond And Park Levy is now available online by clicking the blue box in the upper right corner of this screen. The video describes the projects that will be funded if the bond ball...
 
Real Estate Development Forum for Sammamish Town Center Landowners Sep. 19, 2008
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is sponoring a forum with the goal to inform and educate Sammamish Town Center Landowners, stakeholdrs and city staff on the real estate development process. For additional information please cl...
 
Planning Commission Vacancy Sep. 18, 2008
The Sammamish City Council is seeking applications to fill a one-year vacancy on the Planning Commission. Only city residents may apply. For additional information on this vacancy contact Melonie Anderson, City Clerk at mande...
 
Native American violin virtuoso to play at Beaver Lake Lodge Sep. 16, 2008
Swil Kanim, a Native American violinist and story teller, will perform on Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., at Beaver Lake Lodge, 25101 S.E. 24th St. The performance by the highly praised artist is sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Com...
 
Park Bond, Park Levy Fact Sheet Sep. 11, 2008
On Nov. 4, Sammamish residents will approve or reject a pair of ballot issues related to parks and recreation. To get all the facts, please click on the link below. Additional information is available by clicking the red box...
 
Open House: Revised roundabout plan for 244th Avenue Sep. 9, 2008
An Open House will be held at City Hall on Thursday, September 11, between 6 and 8 p.m. This will be an opportunity for residents to review the revised roundabout plan for the intersection of 244th Avenue and East Main Street...
 
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Landscape Services for City of Sammamish Parks Sep. 9, 2008
The City of Sammamish Parks & Recreation Department is seeking proposals for Landscape Services for City of Sammamish Parks. See attached documents. Bids must be received at 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA, 98075 by October...
 
New art display at City Hall Sep. 8, 2008
The Sammamish Arts Commission will present an exhibit titled "Subject to Natural Forces" in the Sammamish City Hall Gallery from September 24 to December 30, 2008. The exhibit focuses on contrasting landscapes by regional art...
 
Sammamish safety fair set for Sept. 20 Sep. 5, 2008
The Sammamish Citizen Corps, Eastside Fire and Rescue, and the city of Sammamish are co-sponsoring the fifth annual “Safety and Preparedness Fair” on Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave...
 
Recycling event slated for Sept. 27 at Eastlake High School Sep. 5, 2008
Residents are invited to bring their tires, motor oil, batteries, propane tanks, TV sets, computers, refrigerators, cardboard and a variety of other difficult to dump items to Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E., on Sat...
 
First public meeting set for proposed waterfront park Sep. 5, 2008
The city will kick off a series of public meetings this month for the Sammamish Landing master plan. The proposed project would build a recreational park along a thin strip of shoreline at the northern end of Lake Sammamish...
 
Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Open Submittal Period Sep. 3, 2008
Each year the city’s comprehensive plan may be amended to add technical updates, make corrections, reclassify land use map designations or to make other changes exclusive of changes to policy language. For the 2009 comprehen...
 
Request for Bids - City Hall Room 214 Modifications Sep. 2, 2008
Proposal will be received by the City for Sammamish City Hall room 214 modifications project. BID DATE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2008 2:00p.m. The Room 214 Room Modifications includes Tenant Improvements to existing 3,000 s.f...
 
Southeast Eighth Street reopens after gas leak Aug. 28, 2008
After closing Southeast Eighth Street for about 45 minutes due to a gas leak, Sammamish Police have reopened the roadway. The leak, first reported just before 11 a.m., kicked up a substantial cloud of dirt and dust that hover...
 
Bear sightings in Sammamish Aug. 25, 2008
Several residents have called City Hall recently to report a bear sighting. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is confident that this is the same bear residents have been reporting for the past three years. It's n...
 
Southeast Eighth Street reopens after gas leak Aug. 25, 2008
Police have reopened Southeast Eighth Street after a gas leak closed down the important city roadway for about half an hour Monday morning. The gas leak, just east of 228th Avenue near Skyline High School, was reported around...
 
East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE - Shoreline Substantial Development / SEPA Notice of Application Aug. 8, 2008
The City has issued a Notice of Application for the Shoreline Substantial Development / SEPA review of the proposed improvements to East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. For additional information, please see the attached documents...
 
Event-related road closures on Saturday Aug. 15, 2008
The following two events will produced temporary road closures on Saturday: Beaver Lake Triathlon: The only road closure is of Issaquah-Beaver Lake Road between East Beaver Lake Drive and Duthie Hill Road from 8 a.m. to 9...
 
Partial closing of Pine Lake Park begins Sept. 2 Aug. 13, 2008
Having completed Phase IIA improvements to Pine Lake Park, the City of Sammamish Parks and Recreation Department is now gearing up for Phase IIB. This next phase, which will involve construction noise and a partial park closu...
 
City Seeking Residents to Participate in a Voters Pamphlet Committee Jul. 22, 2008
The city of Sammamish is putting a $19 million park bond and a programming and operations levy lift on the November 2008 ballot so residents can vote to approve or reject the two measures. As the jurisdiction in charge, the c...
 
Public Works Reviews Feasibility of Three Projects Aug. 6, 2008
The Public Works Department is currently reviewing feasibility of three non-motorized projects within the City: 1) SE 20th St from 212th Ave SE to 228th Ave SE; 2) Inglewood Hill Road in the vicinity of Sammamish Presbyteria...
 
"Warmth, Giant Black Toobs" Coming to Farmer's Market Jul. 31, 2008
The Sammamish Arts Commission is sponsoring the "Warmth, Giant Black Toobs" at the Sammamish Farmers Market on August 6th. Please click on the links below to view the unique display. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuFwaf7...
 
Popular Sammi Awards coming up March 12 Feb. 25, 2005
Sammi, short for “Sammamish Acknowledges Magnificent Moments of Inspiration,” will be much in evidence at Skyline High School, Saturday, March 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m. For the fourth year in a row, Sammi awards will go t...
 
Traffic disruptions along Sahalee Way almost over Jul. 14, 2008
The Puget Sound Energy (PSE) construction work along Sahalee Way, and the traffic disruptions that go with it, should wrap up by July 25. PSE is installing an 8" gas main along the road.
 
Open house for public works shop is postponed Jul. 8, 2008
An open house for the city's planned public works shop, originally scheduled for July 17, has been postponed, probably until August. The new shop, to be built on 4.8 acres just west of 244th Avenue near Northeast 18th Street...
 
Mowing underway at city stormwater retention ponds Jun. 23, 2008
Starting Monday, June 23, mowing will begin at all of the 180 stormwater retention ponds in Sammamish. The mowing, which will be done by King County crews, is expected to wrap up in July. If residents notice that a retention...
 
The Sammamish Farmers Market to feature Indian Cultural Day on July 16th! Jul. 3, 2008
With the Indian community growing in the greater Seattle area, those from the Sammamish community have come together to share the lifestyle, cultures and traditions of their homeland at the Sammamish Farmers Market on Wednes...
 
Garbage pickup could be disrupted week of July 7 Jul. 3, 2008
Waste Management, in a letter to the city of Sammamish, warned that normal garbage pickup schedules could be disrupted the week of July 7 if negotiations with a labor union are not completed. A portion of Waste Management's l...
 
Traffic accident disrupts Tuesday evening commute Jul. 1, 2008
An accident described by police as "not very serious" near the intersection of Inglewood Hill Road and East Lake Sammamish Parkway backed traffic up for miles during the evening commute on Thursday. At 4:50 p.m., the city's w...
 
REMINDER: No fireworks allowed inside Sammamish city limits Jul. 1, 2008
Since May of 2006, it has been illegal for individuals to possess or discharge fireworks inside Sammamish city limits. The penalty for discharging fireworks is $1,000. The penalty for possession is $500.
 
25th Annual National Night Out Jun. 30, 2008
On Tuesday, August 5th, neighborhoods throughout the City of Sammamish are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 25th Annual “Night Out.” If you are interested in registering your block as a...
 
Sammamish Police NNO Kick-Off Event Jun. 30, 2008
The Sammamish Police Department invites you to “Give Neighborhood Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party” during Sammamish’s National Night Out Kick-Off Event: A “Community Safety & Awareness Fair” to be held at the Sammamish Comm...
 
Fourth on the Plateau! Jun. 26, 2008
The second edition of the city’s Fourth on the Plateau celebration is ready to go: The fireworks, the fun – and the traffic plan – have all been accounted for. Now, the only question left – aside from the weather – is if resi...
 
Request for Proposals: Architectural Design Services with Emphasis on Historic Preservation for the Freed House Relocation Jun. 18, 2008
The City of Sammamish Parks & Recreation Department is seeking proposals for Architectural Design services to coordinate the relocation of the historic Freed House. The home is currently located at 212th Ave SE and will be m...
 
City "on the right track" according to community survey Jun. 13, 2008
The city received largely positive reviews from residents during a random telephone survey conducted by Hebert Research in May. The 393-person sample, which produced a margin of error of no more than plus or minus 4.9 percent...
 
City "on the right track" according to community survey Jun. 13, 2008
The city received largely positive reviews from residents during a random telephone survey conducted by Hebert Research in May. The 393-person sample, which produced a margin of error of no more than plus or minus 4.9 percent...
 
Town Center Plan adopted unanimously Jun. 12, 2008
After four years of broad-based community input and analysis, the City Council voted 7-0 on June 9 to adopt a Town Center Plan that will create a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use “heart of the city” in the geographical center o...
 
Speak your piece on Low Impact Development ordinance Jun. 5, 2008
The city is inviting all stakeholders to a public meeting this month on a proposed Low Impact Development (LID) ordinance. The LID ordinance is intended to reduce the impact of development on water runoff and hydrology. To vi...
 
Human Services Grant Applications Now Available May 22, 2008
News For Provider Agencies - Applications for the 2009-2010 Funding Cycle are now available. All applications are due on or before 4:30 p.m. on June 5, 2008. The City of Sammamish partners with other North and East Cities b...
 
Two construction alerts: (1) SR 202 and (2) East Lake Sammamish Parkway May 27, 2008
STATE ROUTE 202: Weather permitting, crews will resume paving work on State Route 202 east of Redmond on Monday, June 2. If all goes well, the paving should wrap up on Tuesday, June 3rd. Please consider alternate routes an...
 
Volunteers needed to help with sidewalk assessments May 20, 2008
The City of Sammamish is looking for volunteers to help with their sidewalk assessments. These volunteers will sign up to walk a particular neighborhood (most are in the north end) and take notes on damage to sidewalks. They...
 
Construction Alert - SR 202 May 9, 2008
Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation are scheduled to perform grinding and paving work along State Route 202 east of Redmond that may impact your travel. Please take note of the following sched...
 
Fourth on the Plateau applications available! Apr. 15, 2008
Join 20,000 Sammamish area residents at the Fourth on the Plateau. Applications are available now to be a vendor or concessioner. Review the included material and complete your application by May 30th.
 
Off-leash dog park opens May 15 May 2, 2008
The city will provide treats for both pooches and people when the new off-leash dog park near Beaver Lake Park opens up this month. The brand-new, two-acre park will open at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, with both dogs and dign...
 
Vendors, volunteers and concessioners sought for Microsoft Fourth on the Plateau Mar. 27, 2008
If you're looking for a way to get involved in the biggest event of the year, the 2008 Microsoft Fourth on the Plateau celebration, please consider doing some work as a volunteer, vendor or concessioner. For more informati...
 
Request for Proposals-Onsite Customer Service Training Apr. 28, 2008
The City of Sammamish is accepting proposals for onsite Customer Service Training. Please review document below.
 
Be part of City Hall sculpture dedication on May 20 Apr. 25, 2008
The Sammamish Arts Commission invites you to the dedication of "Confluence," the sculpture recently placed at the front of City Hall Plaza. The sculptor, Debbie Young, will also have other art pieces on display during the ded...
 
Request for Bids - Mobile Stage Apr. 23, 2008
The City of Sammamish Parks & Recreation Department is seeking bids to provide a mobile stage for special events.
 
Sammamish Youth Board seeks members Apr. 11, 2008
The Sammamish Youth Board is currently seeking teens that have the drive to make change in Sammamish. We are now looking for applicants for the 2008-2009 school year. The board looks for teens that have creative input and hav...
 
Native Plant Appreciation Week Apr. 2, 2008
On April 1st the City council announced that the week of April 27th through May 3rd would be proclaimed as Native Plant Appreciation Week. For more information on activities and participants please visit the following web...
 
North and East King County Human Services Funders Workshop Apr. 1, 2008
The Cities of Sammamish, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore, Shoreline, and King County's Community Development Block Grant program invite all non-profit organizations intending to apply for...
 
New acquisitions for the King County Public Art Collection to be exhibited at Sammamish City Hall Mar. 31, 2008
Sammamish City Hall will become a showcase this spring for some newly acquired art pieces that are part of the King County Plublic Art Collection. The art exhibit, under the stewardship of 4Culture, will feature "wall-mounted...
 
Fourth on the Plateau sponsorships available Feb. 15, 2008
If you would like to be a sponsor for the biggest event of the year, please learn more about the Fourth on the Plateau celebration. Last year, during the city's first-ever Fourth of July festivities, around 12,000 residents c...
 
Request for Sponsorships - Summer Concert Series Mar. 20, 2008
The City of Sammamish Parks and Recreation Department is seeking sponsorships for the “2008 Summer Nights in the Park” concert series.
 
Council Study Session Mar. 17, 2008
The City Council will begin their formal review of the Town Center Plan at their study session on March 17, 2008 at 6:30pm. The City Council will receive an overview of the entire Plan with specific focus on the Land Use, De...
 
Sammamish Arts Commission Seeking New Members Mar. 11, 2008
The City of Sammamish is currently accepting applications from interested residents to fill vacancies on the Arts Commission. Currently there are three vacant positions (one regular and 2 alternates). The Arts Commission serv...
 
King County agrees to transfer 30 acres of Soaring Eagle Park to the city Mar. 11, 2008
After much debate and many delays, the King County Council on March 10 agreed to transfer 30 acres of Soaring Eagle Park to the city of Sammamish. In the years ahead, Sammamish plans to develop active recreation facilities on...
 
Request for Bid - Moving Boxes and File Cabinets Mar. 6, 2008
Bids Due By: Friday, March 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm. The City of Sammamish Department of Administrative Services is looking for a company to move the following from a public storage facility approximately 2 miles to our City Ha...
 
Sammamish Spring Recycling Collection Event Mar. 3, 2008
The very popular Recycling, Water Conservation, Waste Reduction and Hazardous Waste Collection programs are again sponsored by the City of Sammamish in 2008. The event will be from 9am to 3pm on April 19th at Eastlake High Sc...
 
SAMMI Awards event coming up on March 8 Feb. 28, 2008
The SAMMI Awards Board of Directors invites the community to join them in celebrating those who have made unselfish contributions to the quality of life in Sammamish. The SAMMIs (Sammamish Acknowledges Magnificent Moments of...
 
Noelke property selected as the location for operations and maintenance shop Feb. 19, 2008
During its regular meeting on Feb. 19, the City Council selected a five-acre piece of property along 244th Avenue Northeast as the preferred location for the city's new operations and maintenance shop. The facility will serve...
 
Request for Bid to provide a portable stage Feb. 12, 2008
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking to purchase a mobile acoustic shell stage (on a trailer chassis) for a variety of outdoor special events and performances throughout the year. Bids are d...
 
City Council to review design elements for East Lake Sammamish Parkway project Feb. 8, 2008
At their February 12th Study Session, the Sammamish City Council is scheduled to review design options for various elements of the East Lake Sammamish Parkway (ELSP) project. The items scheduled for discussion include...
 
Request for Proposal - Sammamish Landing Master Plan Feb. 7, 2008
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation seeks landscape architectural design services to complete a Master Plan for Sammamish Landing Park. Proposals must be received no later than February 20, 2008 at 4:00 p...
 
Public Works Maintenance and Operations Facility up for discussion Feb. 1, 2008
City Manager Ben Yazici will discuss the creation of a new Public Works Maintenance and Operations Facility with the City Council during a study session on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6.30 p.m., at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. The...
 
Up to four more inches of snow coming Monday night! Jan. 28, 2008
Although city crews cleared the main city arterials Monday and are scheduled to continue working 24 hours a day, the Sammamish weather forecast called for up to four more inches of snow Monday night, with most of that falling...
 
Many permits will enter the fast lane in 2008 Jan. 7, 2008
Starting 2008 with a brand-new process, the city expects to send many applicants out the door with a building permit in hand after one visit to City Hall. Although more complicated permits will take longer, residents who want...
 
Enhance your emergency preparedness Jan. 25, 2008
If you’re interested in learning more about protecting your family during an emergency, a local group is offering emergency preparedness seminars in March. For more information, please click on the links below.
 
Request for Proposal For Hearing Examiner Services Jan. 28, 2008
The City of Sammamish is issuing a Request for Proposal for Hearing Examiner Services. Applicants must have at least 5 years of Hearing Examiner experience and must be familiar with applicable Washington State law and become...
 
Band Demos for Community Events Being Accepted Dec. 11, 2007
Sammamish is now accepting demos for family-friendly bands to perform in various community events sponsored by the city in 2008. Demos may be mailed to City Hall or dropped off at the front deck, please label all demo pack...
 
City Council and city staff return from retreat Jan. 15, 2008
The 2007 City Council retreat, which began on the evening of Jan. 10 and ended at noon on Jan. 12, produced broad-ranging discussions of city issues. The retreat, which was held in Gig Harbor, was also attended by senior city...
 
Emergency preparedness training Jan. 14, 2008
If you would like to be better prepared for a disaster, a "Map Your Neighborhood" training session is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m., at Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth St. Among other things, th...
 
Council selects Lee Fellinge as new mayor Jan. 9, 2008
Veteran City Councilmember Lee Fellinge was selected by his fellow councilmembers to serve as Mayor during 2008. Councilmember Don Gerend was selected to fill the role of Deputy Mayor. Both Fellinge and Gerend were chosen on...
 
Young volunteers needed for Reforestation Project Jan. 8, 2008
A steep slope suffering from erosion will be rescued by youngsters early this year when the city coordinates a reforestation project in Sammamish Commons, the city’s park and civic complex along 228th Avenue Southeast. The yo...
 
Web procurement portal helps companies do business with the city Dec. 19, 2007
The city of Sammamish, in association with the eCityGov Alliance, is participating in a new initiative that will make it easier for companies to connect with cite-related business opportunities. For more information on the po...
 
Request for Quote - Sound, Lighting and Production Dec. 11, 2007
Sound, lighting and production services sought for various community events sponsored by the city in 2008. You may download the complete Request for Quotes by clicking the link below and filling out the required informatio...
 
Drivers should be ready for snow Dec. 11, 2007
Remember last January? Maybe you were one of the shivering souls walking home through the snow after the January 10 snowstorm decided to hit during the evening commute. But even if your car didn't get stuck, you should prepar...
 
King County asks for damage reports to buttress case for federal assistance Dec. 7, 2007
The King County Office of Emergency Management is requesting that residents and businesses of geographic King County who suffered wind and/or flood-related losses to their primary home or business from the morning of December...
 
Come to the tree lighting ceremony at City Hall! Dec. 7, 2007
The city and the Sammamish Youth Board will present a holiday tree lighting ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. In addition to watching the lights come on, residents are invited to enjoy local choral g...
 
Sammi Award nominations close on Dec. 10 Nov. 27, 2007
To recognize Sammamish residents who demonstrate community spirit, a commitment to volunteerism, and a short list of other valuable qualities, the Sammi Awards will be bestowed on March 8, 2008, at Skyline High School. If you...
 
2007 Snow and Ice Policy Manual Dec. 5, 2007
The city of Sammamish has created the 2007 Snow and Ice policy manual and posted it under the Public Works Department portion of the website (click link below). Along with this manual, we have provided the presentation that w...
 
Sunny weather on its way Dec. 3, 2007
The weather forecast is calling for sunny skies on Thursday and Friday, a most welcome change after days of snow, wind and rain. Before the blue skies return, however, Sammamish residents will have to deal with a mostly cloud...
 
Sammamish Police help gather toys for needy children Nov. 29, 2007
If you would like to contribute a new toy for a needy child, the Sammamish Police Department is accepting donations at City Hall, 801 228th Avenue S.E. It’s all part of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, a non-prof...
 
Concept model for new Sammamish library shown to public Nov. 19, 2007
The King County Library System held an open house on Nov. 7 at Sammamish City Hall to share information on the community's new library, which is slated to begin construction next summer. Among other things, residents were tre...
 
Concept model for new Sammamish library shown to public Nov. 11, 2007
The King County Library System held an open house on Nov. 7 at Sammamish City Hall to share information on the community's new library, which is slated to begin construction next summer. Among other things, residents were tre...
 
Concept model for new Sammamish library shown to public Nov. 11, 2007
The King County Library System held an open house on Nov. 7 at Sammamish City Hall to share information on the community's new library, which is slated to begin construction next summer. Among other things, residents were tre...
 
Sammamish a top suburb for business Nov. 8, 2007
According to Seattle Business Monthly, Sammamish earned third place in a "best for business" ranking of 35 suburbs in the Puget Sound region. The business magazine pushed Sammamish toward the top of the list based on the city...
 
Nationally recognized Sammamish artist Jim Lamb on display at City Hall Oct. 24, 2007
The Sammamish Arts Commission is presenting "Landscape Impressions," a selection of oil paintings by nationally recognized artist Jim Lamb, at Sammamish City Hall from Nov.1 to Feb. 1. The public is invited to the opening rec...
 
Nightmare at Beaver Lake continues.... Oct. 26, 2007
Family-friendly frights, along with full-on terror for those who choose to indulge, are available through Oct. 31 at this year's Nightmare at Beaver Lake. The annual haunted happening begins at 7 p.m. each night with the fami...
 
Factoria dump will be closed weekend of Nov. 16 Oct. 26, 2007
The Factoria Transfer Station will close at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, and re-open on Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:15 a.m. The closure is necessary to do some repairs on the scales. For more information on the closure and alterna...
 
City Hall earns LEED Silver Certificate from U.S. Green Building Council Oct. 25, 2007
Thanks to thrifty water fixtures, natural-light design, low-maintenance landscaping and a long list of other environmentally friendly features, the new City Hall building was recognized last month by the U.S. Green Building...
 
Accepting Applications for Advisory Board Positions May 21, 2007
The deadline for submitting applications for the Arts, Parks & Recreation or Planning Commission is November 1, 2008. Contact the City Clerk's Office at (425) 295-0511 for an application or visit the Advisory Boards page to...
 
Strong winds hit Sammamish plateau Thursday afternoon Oct. 18, 2007
Strong winds swept across the Sammamish plateau Thursday afternoon with some gusts reported at more than 40 mph. There were also reports of fallen trees and scattered power outages in some parts of the city. The weather forec...
 
Request for Proposal: Janitorial Services for City Buildings Oct. 16, 2007
Custodial services to be performed at the following City of Sammamish buildings: Beaver Lake Maintenance Shop PW Maintenance (Lamb House) 25005 SE 24th Street 2004 228th Ave SE City Hall 801 228th Ave...
 
Lost and Found Sep. 11, 2007
Car and house keys, some jewerly, a palm pilot and a stuffed animal were found by city staff at both concert in the park events and at city hall itself. Please call the front desk at city hall to identify these items if you a...
 
Sammamish Art Fair at City Hall on Oct. 13, 14. Aug. 31, 2007
Twenty-six artists from Sammamish and neighboring communities will display their work at City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14. The Art Fair, organized by the Sammamish Arts Commission, will feature watercolor...
 
Sammamish Commons Grand Opening Oct. 4, 2007
Although it’s been in use for some time, most notably during the “Fourth on the Plateau” celebration, Sammamish Commons will have its official coming out party on Saturday, Oct. 13. Billed as a “Grand Opening,” the multi-laye...
 
DUI education with Eastside Fire and Rescue Oct. 3, 2007
Eastside Fire and Rescue will stage a mock car crash at Issaquah High School on Oct. 11 to help educate young people on the dangers of DUI - or driving under the influence. For full information on the event please click on th...
 
Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13 Oct. 3, 2007
"Practice Your Escape Plan!" is the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week, which begins on Oct. 7. For more information from Eastside Fire and Rescue, click on the link below.
 
Homecoming parade will affect 228th traffic on Friday Oct. 3, 2007
The annual Skyline High School homecoming parade will reduce traffic to two lanes along a portion of 228th Avenue between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. Access from driveways and roads on the east side of 228th Ave...
 
Draft Town Center Plan is a "huge step forward" for Sammamish Oct. 2, 2007
In what City Manager Ben Yazici described as a “huge step forward for our city,” the Draft Town Center Plan and the accompanying Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) were released today. The plan, a broad-stroke descri...
 
King County "Fall for Salmon" information is here Sep. 26, 2007
If you want to see salmon this fall, or would like to make a difference in the life a salmon by volunteering, please click on the "Fall for Salmon" link below provided by King County. It will provide times and places to meet...
 
228th paving will last two days Sep. 26, 2007
As part of the city's overlay project this year, a new layer of pavement is going down on 228th Avenue between NE 8th Street and NE 25th Way. Weather permitting, this work will wrap up on Thursday. At times, traffic will be r...
 
Town Center Brochure now available online Sep. 20, 2007
A new Town Center brochure included in the September city newsletter is now available on this website. The brochure features a map, process timeline, conceptual drawings, photographs of representative options, and a list of c...
 
228th work rescheduled for Sept. 17-24 Aug. 31, 2007
As part of the city's overlay project this year, a new layer of pavement will go down on 228th Avenue between NE 8th Street and NE 25th Way. Weather permitting, preliminary work will begin on Sept. 17 and 18, with two-way tr...
 
Busy work month for SR 202 / SR 520 interchange in Redmond Sep. 14, 2007
September is a busy month for crews working on the new westbound SR 202 flyover ramp to SR 520 in Redmond. You’ll notice big changes as this ramp starts to take shape. •This past weekend crews closed the SR 202 ramp to...
 
Construction Alert - SR 202 Sep. 13, 2007
Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation are scheduled to perform grinding and paving work along State Route 202 in Redmond that may impact your travel. Please take note of the following scheduled...
 
Request for Proposal: Storage Area Network Sep. 14, 2007
The City of Sammamish is accepting bids for storage area network equipment. The complete bid package can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
 
Construction Alert - SR 202 & SR 520 Sep. 6, 2007
Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation are scheduled to perform work that may impact your travel. Please take note of the following scheduled activities and make any necessary adjustments to your...
 
Comprehensive plan amendment submittals due by Sept. 30 Sep. 6, 2007
As part of the annual comprehensive plan amendment process, the city is accepting application submittals through Sept. 30, 2007. The plan may be amended to add technical updates, make corrections, reclassify land use map desi...
 
Go to the Safety and Community Service Fair on Sept. 15! Sep. 6, 2007
A dual-purpose fair -- focusing on safety and community service -- will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E. With television personality and meteorologist Andy Wappler se...
 
Sammamish 11th best place to live Jul. 20, 2007
According to Money Magazine, Sammamish is one of the best small towns in the country. In fact, Sammamish came in at number 11 on a list of 100 "best places to live." On a list that focused on small-town America, Sammamish was...
 
Celebrate Sammamish Aug. 15, 2007
Sammamish is turning 8 years old!!! Come join in the celebration of the City's birthday. Cake and punch will be served, tours of city hall will be provided, and City merchandise will be available for sale. August 31, 4-6:30pm...
 
Kathy Lambert and King County Council come to Sammamish City Hall for "Town Meeting" Aug. 10, 2007
Throughout the year, the King County Council holds periodic "Town Hall Meetings" in local communities. On Monday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m., Kathy Lambert, Sammamish's representative on the King County Council, and her fellow cou...
 
Have your say on regional growth through 2040 Aug. 10, 2007
The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on the draft VISION 2040 and Supplemental Draft environmental Impact Statement. Please click on the attached document for more information.
 
National Night Out Kick-off Event Aug. 6, 2007
The Sammamish Police Department invites you to “Give Neighborhood Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party” during Sammamish’s National Night Out Kick-Off Event: A “Community Safety & Awareness Fair” to be held at the Sammamish Commo...
 
Issaquah roundabout construction delayed Jul. 30, 2007
Due to some complications in the bidding process, the construction of a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Southeast 43rd Way and East Lake Sammamish Parkway has been delayed. Originally scheduled for a July start, t...
 
August Primary Date Changed to the 21st Jul. 17, 2007
As a reminder, the date of the primary was moved one month to August 21st. Every household in the state should have received a postcard on July 6th informing them of the date change. For more information please visit the King...
 
Summer Concert at Pine Lake Canceled Jul. 19, 2007
The concert at Pine Lake, July 19th, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
 
Law Enforcement Webpage Revision Jul. 17, 2007
The Law Enforcement Department's webpage has undergone drastic changes, and has been released with a number of new links, contact numbers, and information for the public. For information on fingerprinting, house checks, gun p...
 
Inaugural Fourth on the Plateau a success! Jul. 5, 2007
The first city-sponsored 4th of July celebration and fireworks show drew very positive response the day after the big event. Calls into City Hall indicated most residents had been impressed with the size of the crowd and the...
 
Fourth on the Plateau 2008 information Jul. 5, 2007
Visit: www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/4thjuly.aspx Click: 2008 Info Complete: Information requested Thank you for participating in the inaugural Fourth on the Plateau we look forward to seeing you next year.
 
Household Hazardous Wastemobile Aug. 17, 2007
Hours of operation 10am-5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday www.govlink.org/hazwaste/house/disposal
 
24th Annual National Night Out Jun. 26, 2007
On Tuesday, August 7th, neighborhoods through the City of Sammamish are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 24th Annual "Night Out." If you are interested in registering your block as a par...
 
East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE - SEPA Determination of Non-Significance Jun. 20, 2007
The City has issued a Determination of Non-Significance and an Adoption of Existing Environmental Document for the SEPA review of the proposed improvements to East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. For additional information, please...
 
REMINDER: Fireworks are NOT legal in Sammamish Jun. 20, 2007
Since 2006, the private possession and discharge of fireworks inside Sammamish city limits has been illegal. If, however, you want to boost your patriotic feelings on the 4th of July with some "bombs bursting in air," you're...
 
Volunteers welcome to help with summer concerts! Jun. 14, 2007
Summer Concert Staff: Volunteers (16 or older) will assist the Parks Department in the production and maintenance of the weekly Summer Concert series. Among other things, they will help to provide a safe, clean and friendly...
 
Town Center Public Forum on Thursday, June 14 Jun. 14, 2007
The city will hold a public forum on the Town Center from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 14, at City Hall. Thursday's forum will focus on affordable housing. As part of the Town Center preferred alternative sub-area plan, the...
 
Fourth on the Plateau Apr. 18, 2007
The City of Sammamish is proud to announce the inaugural Fourth on the Plateau, a new event celebrating community, family and fun! The Fourth on the Plateau will take place on July 4, 2007 and boasts one of the largest celebr...
 
Fourth of July volunteers welcome! Jun. 4, 2007
The city's first annual Fourth on the Plateau celebration is going to fly high thanks to a broad community effort and lots of energetic volunteers. If you, your business, family or organization would like to be a part of the...
 
Help Shape Your Parks System: Participate in Online Surveys and Public Meetings May 24, 2007
Public participation is needed as the city undertakes two park planning projects – East Sammamish Park and Evans Creek Preserve. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the online surveys (see links below) and the upcoming...
 
Sammamish Youth Board Accepting Membership Applications Apr. 17, 2007
The Sammamish Youth Board leadership team has decided to extend the due date for the 2007-2008 Board position applications. The Sammamish Youth Board is currently seeking teens that have the drive to make change in Sammamish...
 
Access to SE 29th Street Businesses May 21, 2007
The intersection of SE 29th St and 228th Ave SE has recently been modified to a right-in, right-out configuration. Left turns will be permanently prohibited from SE 29th St to 228th Ave SE, from northbound 228th Ave SE to SE...
 
Ebright Creek Park Grand Opening! May 21, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. -- that's the moment when the long-awaited Ebright Creek Park will finally open up to families, kids and other city residents. To commemorate the event, the mayor will speak, a ribbon will be c...
 
Paving Friday - EXPECT DELAYS May 17, 2007
Expect long delays along SE Pine Lake Rd and 224th Ave SE on Friday as crews will pave the final lift of asphalt. Your patience is appreciated!
 
Sammamish roads affected by June 2 Issaquah Triathlon May 17, 2007
On Saturday, June 2, some Sammamish roads will be impacted by the 7th Annual Issaquah Triathlon and 5K competition. Race organizers supplied the information below: EVENT NOTIFICATION: News: The 7th Annual Issaquah Triat...
 
Rain Barrels SOLD OUT!!! Apr. 20, 2007
No new applications are being accepted for this program. If you have already mailed your application you should be receiving one, if not your payment will be returned.
 
East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE - SEPA Notice of Application May 14, 2007
The City has issued a Notice of Application for the SEPA review of the proposed improvements to East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. For additional information, please see the attached documents below. Supporting documentation i...
 
Change to Allied Waste Garbage Service May 16, 2007
Effective June 1st, 2007, Allied Waste will return to weekly garbage, recycling, and yard waste services. As a result of a new contract being struck, Allied Waste has agreed to the following service: Garbage Service, We...
 
Sammi Awards now on TV! May 8, 2007
The most recent Sammi Awards are now on Sammamish 21 TV. The program airs at 9:40 a.m., 3:40 p.m., and 3:40 a.m. Comcast cable customers can see it on channel 21. Millenium cable customers can see it on channel 61.
 
Mowing on Parkway begins Monday, May 14 May 11, 2007
As indicated by notice boards along East Lake Sammamish Parkway, mowing crews will be cutting the grass along the road's shoulders starting Monday, May 14. As the mowing continues throughout the week, flaggers will direct tra...
 
Volunteers needed for Ebright Creek Park Grand Opening May 9, 2007
The City of Sammamish is excited to host a grand opening for Ebright Creek Park on May 23rd. We are looking for volunteers to help set up, take down & also serve food. Volunteer shifts start at 5:30 PM and will be completed...
 
Prep work underway for 2007 road overlay projects May 7, 2007
King County road crews will prep two Sammamish roadways this week for a new layer of asphalt that will be layed down later this summer. The roadways are: --211th Place N.E. to the north of Inglewood Hill Road N.E. --218th...
 
Drainage pond inspections begin this week May 1, 2007
This week, King County will begin inspecting approximately 75 of our 180 drainage facilities (ponds) serving the residential areas of Sammamish. King County’s Water and Land Resources Division provides this service for the C...
 
Traffic cam pilot program is now running Apr. 23, 2007
Morning commuters who want to compare congestion on two northbound routes can now turn to the city website for a peek. One of the cameras is located on the East Lake Sammamish Parkway, just north of Inglewood Hill Road (at NE...
 
Barricade issue draws a big crowd Apr. 17, 2007
Approximately 175 people, many wielding signs, attended the City Council's April 16 study session on barricades. During public comment, the vast majority of residents encouraged the council to leave the road barricades in pla...
 
Community Event - Free Document Shredding Apr. 17, 2007
A group of local businesses is sponsoring a free document shredding event that will take place at Eastlake High School (400 228th Ave NE, Sammamish, WA 98074) Saturday morning, May 5 from 9 AM to noon. Datasite NW has of...
 
Amateur Radio - Invitation to Bid Apr. 16, 2007
Please see attached document below for full details. INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Sammamish, Washington, for: AMATEUR RADIO Bids will be accepted unt...
 
Amateur Radio Antenna Installation - Invitation to Bid Apr. 16, 2007
Please see attached document below for full details. INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Sammamish, Washington, for: AMATEUR RADIO ANTENNA INSTALLTION Bids...
 
Spring/summer Parks and Rec guide now posted on city website Apr. 5, 2007
If you're trying to map out your plans for an active spring and summer, the city's new Parks and Recreation guide is now available online. The guide, which will also be included in hard copy form in the city's April newslette...
 
Allied Waste All-In-One Recycling Carts Apr. 3, 2007
Allied Waste recently delivered 96-gallon all-In-one recycling carts to their 8,000 customers in Sammamish. A number of people have requested smaller recycling carts. Allied Waste has agreed to provide either 64-gallon (a...
 
6th Annual Sammi Awards bestowed Mar. 26, 2007
In celebration of the community spirit and inspirational personal qualities of several Sammamish residents, the 6th Annual Sammi Awards were handed out March 17 at Eastlake High School. The deserving recipients in nine differ...
 
Request for Proposal: East Sammamish Park Master Plan Mar. 19, 2007
East Sammamish Park is a 19-acre park in the northwest section of the City. The park was transferred to the City from King County in 1999 and currently contains one soccer field, two little league fields, two tennis courts, a...
 
Flooding tips from Eastside Fire and Rescue Mar. 13, 2007
During flooding situations, emergency personnel urge you to follow these guidelines: --Motorists should never drive through standing water or around barricade areas -- this is how most lives are lost during flooding. --P...
 
Town Center Developer Forum March 22 Mar. 12, 2007
A Developer Forum has been scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. SE. The Forum is intended to enable property owners, City Council members, staff and interested parties to vi...
 
Possible delays for some garbage services Mar. 1, 2007
On Thursday March 1st, Rabanco (Allied Waste) reports: "Bellevue, Issaquah, Medina, Mercer Island, North Bend North Bend '& surrounding Eastern King County areas', and Sammamish: On time start with Limited service depending...
 
Request for Proposals - Evans Creek Preserve Feb. 28, 2007
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation seeks professional planning services to complete a Long-Term Strategy for Evans Creek Preserve. Responses Due By: March 23, 2007 at 5:00 pm For full details see...
 
Recycle motor oil, batteries, computers, etc., on March 24 Feb. 26, 2007
The Sammamish Spring Recycling Collection Event will be held Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E. Here is a partial list of items eligible for recycling: --Tires --Motor oi...
 
Town Center Public Involvement Event on Feb. 27 Feb. 21, 2007
With a “preferred alternative” due to be selected in April, the city is asking residents to weigh in once again on a proposed Town Center plan. To that end, a “public involvement event,” one in a long series of public input o...
 
Request for Proposal Right of Way Landscape Services Feb. 16, 2007
The City of Sammamish is requesting proposals for Landscape services in a portion of the City rights-of-way. Your company is invited to submit a proposal based upon your demonstrated ability to work with a municipality and t...
 
Free Disaster Preparedness Seminars Feb. 15, 2007
The Sammamish Citizen Corps is planning Free Disaster Preparedness Seminars on March 5th, 12th and 19th, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Skyline High School, 1122 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075. Many of the topics will be...
 
Request for proposals on Pine Lake Park Feb. 14, 2007
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking landscape architectural design services for Phase II improvements to Pine Lake Park. Please see the attached link for full details. The new improvements w...
 
Sammamish 21 TV audio difficulties Feb. 7, 2007
The city's television channel, Sammamish 21 TV, is experiencing problems with its audio signal. Although the picture is visible, the only thing viewers can hear is a steady stream of static. The city is working on the problem...
 
City opens new skate park Jan. 25, 2007
It opened in December, but the winter storms haven't kept the city's new skate park from getting heavy use. In between the snow and the wind, youngsters of all ages have been braving cool weather to test out the new 16,000-sq...
 
Request For Proposal - Annexation Strategy Study Jan. 9, 2007
The City of Sammamish is seeking consultant responses to this Request For Proposal (RFP) for an Annexation Strategy Study. The study will address two city-adopted Potential Annexation Areas (PAA), one potential future PAA, a...
 
Garbage and Recycling Update Jan. 18, 2007
Sammamish residents served by Waste Management - Those residents that did not have their garbage, recycling or yard waste collected by the end of their normal service day due to the icy conditions of the roads should remov...
 
Road update Jan. 16, 2007
All major roads in Sammamish are now open, including Snake Hill Road (212th Way SE). WEATHER FORECAST: Mostly cloudy through the weekend with periods of rain, and daytime highs in the low- to mid-40's. Nighttime lows will...
 
King County offers two storm debris drop-off sites Jan. 17, 2007
Please open this item and click on the attached link for more information on the free storm debris drop-off sites offered by King County.
 
All building inspections cancelled Thursday Jan. 11, 2007
Due to the weather and the absence of staff, all city building inspections scheduled for Thursday (January 11th) were cancelled. Those individuals who had inspections scheduled for Thursday will be contacted by the city to se...
 
Request for Proposal - Beaver Lake Master Plan Jan. 10, 2007
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation seeks landscape architectural design services to complete a Master Plan for Beaver Lake Park. The City of Sammamish utilizes the City of Lynnwood shared Architectur...
 
Neighborhood Connections meeting will feature a Town Center discussion Jan. 5, 2007
The city's proposed Town Center will be on the agenda at the next Neighborhood Connections meeting. The meeting, on Monday, Jan. 8, 6:30-8 p.m., at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., will also feature a police briefing and a dis...
 
City Council selects Mark Cross to serve as Mayor Jan. 3, 2007
At its first meeting of 2007, the City Council selected a new mayor and deputy mayor to serve one-year terms. Mark Cross, who served as Deputy Mayor in 2006, is the city's new Mayor. Councilmember Lee Fellinge was selected t...
 
Inspection Schedule Dec. 15, 2006
Inspection schedule is being reviewed. Inspections may be rescheduled. Please call 425-295-0500 for information.
 
Request for Proposal for Employee Classification and Rate Study Dec. 12, 2006
The City desires to enter into a contract with a highly qualified and experienced consulting firm for the purpose of conducting an Employee Classification and Compensation Study. The Study will assist in the development and...
 
Town Center moratorium ends January 19 Dec. 7, 2006
The City Council voted against extending a development moratorium for the Town Center planning area, a 240-acre quadrant of lightly developed land roughly centered over the intersection of 228th Avenue and Southeast Fourth St...
 
Sammamish Police help gather toys for needy children Dec. 6, 2006
If you would like to contribute a new toy for a needy child, the Sammamish Police Department is accepting donations at the new City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. It's all part of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, a non...
 
Snow storm limits services at City Hall Nov. 28, 2006
Although City Hall is open today, Nov. 28, services are limited due the big snow storm. Many staff members who live outside of the city have not been able to reach City Hall due to icy road conditions. The city's permit de...
 
PLN 2005-00089 Pacific Properties-Maplewood Subdivision and PLN 2005-00032 Toskey Shoreline Variance Public Hearings Rescheduled Nov. 28, 2006
Due to inclement weather, the Hearing Examiner has rescheduled the following public hearings: PLN 2005-0089 Pacific Properties-Maplewood Subdivision originally scheduled for November 29, 2006 has been rescheduled to Monday...
 
Sammi Awards nominations deadline is Dec. 10 Nov. 21, 2006
If you know someone who has provided exceptional service to the community through volunteerism, now is the time to nominate them for a Sammi Award. The Board of Directors for the Sammi Awards will close the nomination window...
 
Community Sports Field at Skyline High School opens Nov. 20, 2006
The City of Sammamish and the Issaquah School District cut the ribbon on a brand-new, four-acre sports field on Saturday, Nov. 18. The lighted, synthetic-turf field, located on the campus of Skyline High School, was the produ...
 
Ribbon cutting for the Community Sports Field at Skyline High School Nov. 16, 2006
An official ribbon cutting this weekend will mark the opening of a new, four-acre, multi-purpose sports field on the campus of Skyline High School. The lighted, synthetic turf field is the product of a partnership between the...
 
Proposal to waive disposal fees for residents with flood damage Nov. 13, 2006
Ron Sims has put forth a proposal to be reviewed on the 13th of November by the King County Council. The motion would allow the Solid Waste Division to waive disposal fees for storm and flood-related debris at its disposal fa...
 
Temporary road barricades will eventually come down Nov. 13, 2006
For a variety of reasons, there are a number of non-permanent barricades across a handful of city streets. In some cases, the barriers were put in place because the streets were roads to nowhere, pathways to nonexistent nei...
 
Buy holiday gifts; help needy kids Nov. 9, 2006
The Assistance League of the Eastside, a non-profit organization supported by the City of Sammamish, will hold a "Celebrations Holiday Boutique" at Sammamish Presbyterian Church on Friday, Dec. 8. The 10 a.m to 8 p.m. eve...
 
King County asks residents to report storm damage Nov. 9, 2006
Please open the attached press release for details.
 
A paved version of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be unveiled Thursday by King County Nov. 6, 2006
King County will host a public hearing Nov. 9 in Bellevue to take public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the permanent East Lake Sammamish Trail. The public hearing is set for 5 to 8 p.m. in Aud...
 
New Holiday Recreation Program Nov. 2, 2006
A new Holiday program is being offered in November at the Lodge at Beaver Lake starting on the 14th. Handmade Cards for the Holidays! You are invited to join us in creating handmade cards for the holidays. Learn to us...
 
Community Volunteers Needed Oct. 26, 2006
The City is seeking interested residents to validate project selection for possible revenue options for parks and recreation projects. Participation will involve attendance at a series of meetings to occur during the months o...
 
Volunteer drivers needed for the elderly Oct. 25, 2006
The Senior Services Transportation Program needs volunteer drivers to help seniors in Sammamish get around. If you would like to volunteer, please call 206-448-5740. More information on the program is available at the program...
 
Fireworks test at Sammamish Commons on Oct. 25 Oct. 13, 2006
In preparation for the city's Fourth of July celebration next year, some fireworks tests will be conducted at Sammamish Commons on the evening of Oct. 25 at around 7 p.m. Members of the "4th on the Plateau" committee will obs...
 
Sammamish Art Tour 2006 Oct. 2, 2006
In October, a cross-section of local artists will put their work on display during this year's Sammamish Art Tour. Organized by the Sammamish Arts Commission, the tour will feature water colors, oil paintings, glass, photogra...
 
CORRECTION: Ebright Creek Park will not open in November Oct. 10, 2006
In the most recent city newsletter, a story indicated that Ebright Creek Park would open in November. That is not the case. Although construction of the park is expected to finish up in late November or early December, an ope...
 
Rules for placing political signs Oct. 4, 2006
During political campaigns, the city often finds many incorrectly placed signs along city roads. To help everyone with proper placement, here are the rules: --Signs may be displayed on private property with the owner's con...
 
Beaver Lake Management District is Recruiting Board Members Oct. 6, 2006
Beaver Lake’s Lake Management District (LMD) Advisory Board Member Position Description The City of Sammamish is currently seeking applications for 5 vacancies for the advisory board of Beaver Lake’s Lake Management Distri...
 
Temporary lane closures for Skyline Homecoming parade on Oct. 27 Oct. 3, 2006
The annual homecoming parade at Skyline High School will temporarily close two lanes of traffic on 228th Avenue on Friday, Oct. 27. The parade, which will travel from Discovery Elementary to the high school, will close down b...
 
Addendum #1 to Request for Proposal: Janitorial Services Sep. 29, 2006
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 13, 2006. The City of Sammamish is soliciting Requests for Proposals to provide janitorial services for city buildings. The requests are due by September 29, 2006. If your company is...
 
City permit center will be closed on Oct. 12 and 13 Sep. 28, 2006
On Thursday, Oct. 12, the city's permit center will be closed, and will remain closed Friday, Oct. 13. The permit staff will be spending this time in training. Normal hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will resume on Monday, O...
 
Come to the Safety Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 Sep. 19, 2006
The 3rd Annual Sammamish Safety & Preparedness Fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E. For more information on the event, contact sammamishcitizencorps@hotmai...
 
Level of Service Survey now available on website and in newsletter Sep. 18, 2006
The City of Sammamish is conducting a statistically valid, random telephone survey on the city’s level of service in several categories. In addition to the phone survey, which will generate responses from approximately 300 ho...
 
New Location for the Public Hearing on Beaver Lake Management District Assessment Aug. 28, 2006
The City Council of the City of Sammamish, Washington will hold a public hearing on September 5, 2006 for the purpose of hearing objections to the proposed Special Assessment Roll for Beaver Lake Management District No. 1. Th...
 
Town Center alternatives chosen for environmental review Aug. 7, 2006
The City Council has selected three Town Center alternatives to be studied for the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The selection was made at a July 25 meeting with the Planning Commission and Town Cente...
 
Parks and Rec survey now on website Aug. 7, 2006
A random phone survey conducted in July gathered answers on parks and recreation issues from approximately 400 city residents. Now, that same poll is available to the broader community here on the city website. To take the po...
 
Evans Creek and Bear Creek may turn pink Aug. 4, 2006
The Washington Department of Ecology is planning to put brightly colored pink dye into Evans Creek and Bear Creek during the week of Aug. 7. The small amounts of dye will help scientists predict how far, how fast, and where w...
 
Arts Commission Vacancy Aug. 4, 2006
The City of Sammamish is currently accepting applications from interested residents to fill a vacancy on the Arts Commission. The term will begin upon appointment by the City Council and will expire on December 31, 2009...
 
New City Hall now open Jul. 14, 2006
After six years in a cramped, expensive storefront, city staffers are now in their new City Hall. The new City Hall is located at 801 228th Ave. S.E., just west of Skyline High School. The new main number for the city is 425-...
 
Additional overflow parking for Summer Nights in the Park Jul. 26, 2006
Free shuttle service will be provided between the Sammamish Park and Ride lot and Pine Lake Park when the city's very successful summer concert series continues. The Park and Ride lot, at 228th Avenue and Issaquah-Pine Lake R...
 
Human Service Grant Applications Now Being Accepted May 5, 2006
The City of Sammamish will begin accepting Human Services Grant applications on May 1, 2006. The deadline for submitting applications will be September 29, 2006. Any non-profit group may apply for a grant. If you are request...
 
Public Record Requests Jul. 21, 2006
Due to the relocation of city hall, the Clerk's Office will be unable to process any public record requests submitted by July 24th until after August 7. Our records will be in boxes and staff will be very busy trying to unpac...
 
Requests for Building Division inspections due by Noon on July 26 Jul. 18, 2006
While City Hall is moving to its new location at 801 228th Ave. S.E., the Building Division will be performing a limited number of inspections during the afternoon of July 27, 28 & 31 and a full day of Inspections on August 1...
 
Preliminary Town Center alternatives unveiled Jul. 14, 2006
Three preliminary alternatives for the city's proposed Town Center were examined by residents at an Open House on the evening of July 13. The event, held at the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District offices, featured sev...
 
Residents attend 244th Avenue Open House Jul. 14, 2006
City staff and project designers absorbed feedback from residents on the 244th Avenue Improvement Project during an open house on the evening of July 13. The public event, held at Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, allowed resi...
 
City wins "Gold" award for MyBuildingPermit.com Jul. 6, 2006
A set of pioneering online services developed by Sammamish and other eastside communities has earned the city a “Gold” Municipal Achievement Award from the Association of Washington Cities. Sammamish received the award for My...
 
Sammamish offers discounted rain barrels Apr. 4, 2006
Rain barrel supply is gone for 2006! To help Sammamish residents use water more efficiently, the City of Sammamish is offering Raincatcher rain barrels. These high-quality rain barrels are being made available to City resi...
 
Arts Commission Vacancy Jun. 30, 2006
ARTS COMMISSION VACANCY The City of Sammamish is currently accepting applications from interested residents to fill a vacancy on the Arts Commission. The term will begin upon appointment by the City Council and will expire...
 
July 13 Open House will focus on 244th Draft Environmental Impact Statement Jun. 19, 2006
With the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 244th Avenue Improvements Project now available, the city will hold an Open House on Thursday, July 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S...
 
Sammamish Commons project update Jun. 17, 2006
 
Northwest Pipeline checking for possible dents Jun. 13, 2006
After remote control inspection “pigs” found a pair of possible “anomalies” in a 30-inch natural gas pipeline, two digs are planned to check for dents. Northwest Pipeline says one anomaly was detected near Northeast 19th Driv...
 
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training begins Jun. 9, 2006
Residents interested in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training should get in touch with the Sammamish Citizen Corps before classes begin on June 20. Those interested in registering should send an email to Sammamish...
 
Fireworks Free Fourth of July Jun. 6, 2006
Beginning this year, the sale, possession and discharge of fireworks will no longer be allowed inside the Sammamish city limits. The city's ordinance prohibiting fireworks is similar to those already passed by the neighoring...
 
228th Walkway Open House May 23, 2006
A major walkway project along 228th Avenue, the city’s main arterial, is scheduled to begin construction this summer. City staffers will share the design and construction plans with residents at an Open House this month. The...
 
Art and Essay Contest May 23, 2006
The opening of the new City Hall later this year will be accompanied by a display of essays and art pieces produced by Sammamish students. The essays and art pieces will all be finalists in a competition sponsored by the Samm...
 
FAQ: Frequently asked questions regarding the repeal of the Growth Phasing Ordinance May 11, 2006
At its regular meeting on May 16, the City Council repealed the city's growth phasing ordinance. The ordinance, in place since last August, was repealed by a unanimous 7-0 vote. Q: Why did the city repeal its growth phasi...
 
City will protect Pine Lake Park trees from root rot May 16, 2006
After discovering fungal growth on the roots of a fallen Douglas Fir tree in Pine Lake Park, the city will shortly remove five nearby trees that also show fungal growth or interior rot. The removal of the additional trees, al...
 
Pine Lake 2006 crayfish research Jun. 12, 2006
Evening and nighttime crayfish research will be performed on Pine Lake July 19 - August 18, 2006. This research is part of a continuing project, supported by the city of Sammamish, to take a long-term look at the health of Pi...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update May 9, 2006
 
Sammamish Youth board accepting applications Apr. 19, 2006
Ever feel like there’s nothing to do here in Sammamish? Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Well here is your chance to make a difference. The Sammamish Youth Board is now looking for applicants for the 2006-7 school...
 
Pine Lake fishing season to open Apr. 29 Apr. 26, 2006
Pine Lake fishing season opens on April 29, and with fine weather on the horizon, the typical opening day crowds of fisher-people are anticipated. The Park gate will open and 5 am. There will be a temporary access route to l...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Apr. 21, 2006
 
Accident closes Inglewood Hill Road Apr. 19, 2006
A serious traffic accident at the intersection of Inglewood Hill Road and East Lake Sammamish Parkway has closed down Inglewood Hill Road at mid-afternoon Wednesday. The accident, between a vehicle and a bicycle, is being inv...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Apr. 12, 2006
 
Beaver Lake Management District Apr. 12, 2006
On February 21, 2006 the Sammamish City Council passed Resolution R2006-227 to form Lake Management District No. 1 in the Beaver Lake Watershed and calling for a vote by affected property owners on the formation of the manag...
 
Summer Nights 2006 event schedule announced Apr. 4, 2006
The Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation announces the following schedule for Summer 2006 concerts, plays, and children's performance events: Concerts in the Park: Pine Lake Park Thursdays 6:30 - 8 pm * July 6 T...
 
Notice to Contractors - Requests for bids for two construction projects Apr. 4, 2006
The city is requesting bids for two construction projects, one for a signal at the intersection of East Lake Sammamish Parkway and Louis Thompson Hill Road; the other for the Pine Lake Transit Access Road project. See attach...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Mar. 31, 2006
 
Recreation programs at Beaver Lake Lodge Mar. 31, 2006
The following recreation programs are scheduled for Spring and Summer 2006 at the Lodge at Beaver Lake: *Baby Boot Camp *Cheerleading class *Mad Science For more information, contact Lynne Handlos, Recreation Coordina...
 
East Lake Sammamish Trail is open Mar. 13, 2006
King County's East Lake Sammamish Trail opened Tuesday, March 21. Trail users are urged to access the trail at the five locations recommended by the county: --187 Avenue Northeast (at the northern city limits) --Kokomo Pl...
 
Sammamish Park-and-Ride Opens Mar. 20 Mar. 16, 2006
SAMMAMISH – Sound Transit will open a new Park-and-Ride next week at the intersection of 228th Avenue Southeast and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. The new lot, on the west side of 228th Avenue, features 265 parking stalls, unique a...
 
Permit Center closed after 11:30 on Mar. 31 Mar. 14, 2006
The Permit Center will be closed from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 31, 2006, so that staff can attend customer service training. Normal business hours will resume on April 3rd.
 
Three potential locations for new Sammamish Library to be discussed Mar. 7, 2006
The King County Library System is holding a public meeting to discuss three potential locations for a new Sammamish Library. The meeting will be held Monday, March 20, 6:30-8 p.m., at the current Sammamish Library, 825 228th...
 
Wetland restoration project disrupts school educational program Mar. 1, 2006
As part of a pedestrian boardwalk project along Southeast 24th Street, the city’s wetland mitigation plan has inadvertently interfered with a highly valued educational program at Discovery Elementary. Teachers and students ar...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Feb. 27, 2006
 
County trail opening bumped to March Feb. 22, 2006
King County has tentatively identified March 21 as the opening date for the East Lake Sammamish Trail. Earlier the county had anticipated opening the Sammamish section of the trail in February. The Redmond and Issaquah sectio...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Feb. 24, 2006
 
Invitation to submit proposal for Ebright Creek Park playground Feb. 10, 2006
The city of Sammamish is requesting proposals for the purchase of playground equipment and supervision of equipment installation by volunteers for Ebright Creek Park, 1317 212th Avenue SE, Sammamish, Washington. Sealed pro...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Feb. 8, 2006
 
Newspaper story correction Jan. 30, 2006
A story in the King County Journal over the weekend created confusion regarding the Town Center Citizen Advisory Committee. After reading the story, some residents concluded that only "out-of-towners" were eligible to be on t...
 
Three-acre sports field opens Jan. 20, 2006
The brand-new Community Sports Field at Eastlake High School is now in use by residents and students alike. The 3-acre field, constructed by the city in partnership with the Lake Washington School District, opened officially...
 
Weather Related Emergency Services Jan. 13, 2006
To report public works incidences or emergencies after hours, on weekends or holidays, contact King County Dispatch at: (206) 296-8100.
 
Trail opening delayed by rain Jan. 12, 2006
King County's East Lake Sammamish Trail won't open until the end of February, at the earliest. Up until recently, the expectation was that the trail would open by Feb. 4. King County Project Manager Mike Lozano said record-se...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Jan. 12, 2006
 
Temporary Service Interruptions to MyBuildingPermit.com Jan. 12, 2006
MyBuildingPermit.com services will be temporarily unavailable from 5:00 pm Friday, January 13, 2006 to 6:00 am Monday, January 16, 2006. We regret any inconvenience to our customers. During the service interruption, site vi...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Jan. 6, 2006
 
Critical Areas Update approved by City Council Jan. 3, 2006
Beating a state-imposed deadline by 10 days, the City Council passed a Critical Areas Update on Dec. 20. The revised environmental regulations, fashioned with the help of the Planning Commission and a Citizens Advisory Commit...
 
Community Sports Field Grand Opening Dec. 29, 2005
In partnership with the Lake Washington School District, the city of Sammamish is inviting residents to attend the grand opening of the Community Sports Field at Eastlake High School. The brand-new, synthetic turf field, w...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Dec. 30, 2005
 
Soaring Eagle Park Open Houses Dec. 29, 2005
The city will hold two open houses to discuss the proposed development of a community park and athletic facility on 30 acres of Soaring Eagle Park, a square mile of county-owned land on the city's eastern border. The first...
 
RFP - Custodial services for city facilities Dec. 29, 2005
The City of Sammamish is accepting applications for custodial services at city facilities. Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 13, 2006. The facilities include park restrooms, current city offices and police station, main...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Dec. 28, 2005
 
Boy Scouts to pick up Christmas trees Dec. 27, 2005
The Sammamish area Boy Scouts will hold their 21st annual Christmas tree pickup the morning of Saturday, January 7, 2006. This drive is the troops’ only fundraiser for the year, and your donations are a critical part of their...
 
Limited Permit Center hours Dec. 19 - 23 Dec. 14, 2005
The front counter will only be open between the hours of 10:00 – 3:00 on the week of Dec. 19 - 23 due to staff shortages during the holiday season.
 
City Hall closed for lunch on Wednesday Dec. 12, 2005
Due to an employee recognition lunch, City Hall will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Other than the mid-day closure, city offices will function as usual, opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m.
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Dec. 8, 2005
The crane which has been erecting the steel will move out of the site this week. The crews have started to install the form work for the footings at the Council chambers area of the structure. Site work is continuing. Befo...
 
Limited inspection staff December 8, 14, and 27-30 Dec. 6, 2005
Due to the Building Division training, vacation and holiday schedule this month, the number of building inspection requests will be limited and will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis for the dates of: * Thursd...
 
Snow removal crews are ready Dec. 1, 2005
After receiving great reviews two winters ago for their exceptional road-clearing efforts, city crews are ready to hit the repeat button this winter. “If we get a big storm, people who want roads cleared should call 425-89...
 
Lake buffers under consideration Nov. 30, 2005
A recommendation from the Planning Commission to establish new buffer requirements for lakes and ponds, with incentives that allow buffer reduction, is being reviewed by the City Council. The buffer requirement, if adopted, w...
 
Community emergency response training begins Jan. 10 Nov. 22, 2005
Under the auspices of the Sammamish Citizen Corps Council, training classes in disaster preparedness continue to be available to community residents. The 8-session program, which also covers fire suppression, disaster triage...
 
Deadline for Sammi Awards nominations is Dec. 15 Nov. 24, 2005
Nominations for the fifth annual Sammi Awards celebration must be submitted by Dec. 15. Nomination forms should be sent to: Sammi Awards 704 228th Ave. N.E. PMB 291 Sammamish, WA 98074 Nominations will be accepted in...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Nov. 21, 2005
 
SR 202 construction activities (week of November 21) Nov. 17, 2005
C6839; SR 202 - SR 520 to Sahalee Way Widening, Stage 1 Milepost: 7.65 - 8.4 Construction Activities for the week of November 21 - 28: This week the Contractor is scheduled to perform the following work...
 
Limited Inspection Staff November 14-23, 2005 Nov. 10, 2005
Due to the Building Division Vacation and Holiday Schedule, the number of building inspection requests will be limited to the first 18 requests per day beginning Monday November 14 through Wednesday November 23. In addition...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Nov. 9, 2005
The contractor is getting ready for the structural steel erection. Work accomplished in the last ten days was: Over-excavating yielding soils and importing quarry spalls and structural fill as recommended by the Geotech consu...
 
CANCELED - TV airing of Skyline -vs- Eastlake football game Oct. 7, 2005
The Oct. 27 football game between Skyline High School and Eastlake High School will not be broadcast on Sammamish 21 TV because a recording of the game was not delivered to the city. The game had been scheduled to air at...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Nov. 1, 2005
 
City of Sammamish Permit Center Hours Oct. 27, 2005
The Permit Center hours will be 10:00am - 2:00pm on Monday, October 31st, and Tuesday, November 1st.
 
Development allocation results are in Oct. 25, 2005
Consistent with the requirements of Ordinance 2005-183, the City of Sammamish conducted the development allocation process at 4pm on October 24, 2005 at City Hall. The allocation process was conducted using a random number g...
 
SR 202 construction activities (week of October 24) Oct. 21, 2005
C6839; SR 202 - SR 520 to Sahalee Way Widening, Stage 1 Milepost: 7.62 - 8.47 Construction Activities for the week of October 24: This week the Contractor is scheduled to perform the following work...
 
Permit fees set to increase Oct. 19, 2005
On Tuesday, October 25, 2005, a variety of building, land use and related permit fees will be increasing to reflect the updated fee resolution adopted by the Sammamish City Council on October 18, 2005 and a corresponding admi...
 
Sexual offenders discussed at Neighborhood Connections meeting Oct. 18, 2005
Sammamish residents heard from two experts on sexual offenders and sexual assault at the Oct. 17 Neighborhood Connections meeting. The city-sponsored meeting, designed to pass on community information to neighborhood represen...
 
Development allocation applications being reviewed Aug. 11, 2005
Following the application deadline on Friday, Oct. 14, city staffers are now reviewing the material submitted by developers who want to participate in the city's allocation process. That allocation, or lottery, is scheduled f...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Oct. 17, 2005
This week was a milestone for the Commons project. The crew worked over the weekend to get all the final adjustments to rebar and the tendons. PT slab was poured on Monday (10/10/2005) the pour went very smoothly without any...
 
Community survey elicits strong positive response Oct. 5, 2005
For the third year in a row, a community survey produced very positive responses from a randomly chosen cross-section of Sammamish residents. The 2005 phone poll, conducted by Sound Communication of University Place, sampled...
 
Motorboat to be used again for Pine Lake research Oct. 4, 2005
Evening and nighttime crayfish research will be performed on Pine Lake Oct 14 - 16 (Fri - Sun), and Nov 10 - 13 (Thur - Sun). This work is being done in cooperation with Western Washington University and the State Department...
 
SR 202 construction activities (week of October 3) Oct. 3, 2005
C6839; SR 202 - SR 520 to Sahalee Way Widening, Stage 1 Milepost: 7.62 - 8.47 Construction Activities for the week of October 3: This week the Contractor is scheduled to perform the following work...
 
Temporary lane closures on 228th for Oct. 7 Homecoming parade Sep. 12, 2005
WHAT: Temporary lane closures, resulting in only one lane of traffic in each direction, for a short parade to celebrate Skyline High School's Homecoming. See "Route" section for specifics. WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2005...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Sep. 29, 2005
 
NE 8th & NE 228th traffic delays anticipated Sep. 29, 2005
Puget Sound Energy will begin work on October 3rd, 2005 to construct a new substation near the intersection of NE 8th and 231st Ave NE, east of the Safeway shopping center. It is anticipated that this construction will cause...
 
City to collect soccer balls for needy kids Sep. 26, 2005
The City of Sammamish is joining many other government and charitable organizations in an effort to put soccer balls at the feet of needy children around the world. By participating in the Get A Kick Out of Sharing program...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Sep. 21, 2005
Tuesday Sept 20 there were many teams working on the garage level. Thursday and Friday (Sept 22 - 23) the garage slab will be poured. Saturday Sept 24 there will be a huge crew coming to install the rest of the PT forms, next...
 
Human Services Grants May 26, 2005
The City of Sammamish will begin accepting Human Services Grant applications on June 1, 2005. The deadline for submitting applications will be September 30, 2005. Any non-profit group may apply for a grant. If you are reques...
 
Recommended changes to Critical Areas Regulations released Sep. 15, 2005
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, Sept. 22, on recommended changes to the city’s Critical Areas Regulations. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, 15...
 
SR 202 construction activities (week of September 12) Sep. 12, 2005
C6839; SR 202 - SR 520 to Sahalee Way Widening, Stage 1 Milepost: 7.62 - 8.47 Construction Activities for the week of September 12: This week the Contractor is scheduled to perform the following work...
 
CORRECTION: 244th Open House on Sept 28 Sep. 12, 2005
In the most recent city newsletter, information about an Open House for the 244th Avenue project was incorrect. Here is the correct information: 244th Avenue Open House Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunny Hills...
 
Park-and-Ride breaks ground along 228th Sep. 8, 2005
The City of Sammamish, King County and Sound Transit joined on Thursday, Sept. 8, for the official groundbreaking of the new Park-and-Ride at the intersection of 228th Avenue and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. Although actual const...
 
Skyline football on Sammamish 21 TV Sep. 8, 2005
Skyline High School's Sept. 2 football game against Lake Washington High School will be shown twice on Sammamish 21 TV. The first airing is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8. The second opportunity to see the tape-delayed game is...
 
Ideas for comprehensive plan amendments accepted Sep. 8, 2005
In September 2005, Sammamish residents have the opportunity to submit ideas for 2006 amendments to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. This opportunity will become an annual part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan annual review. Sub...
 
New Political Sign Regulations Sep. 8, 2005
On May 17, 2005 the Sammamish City Council passed an ordinance regulating the placement and size of political signs within the city limits. While political signs are still allowed, there are restrictions on where they can be...
 
Sammamish residents eager to help Katrina victims Sep. 2, 2005
In response to many inquiries about the best way to help hurricane victims along the Gulf Coast, Mayor Don Gerend suggested that the city provide an appropriate link on the city website. “The pictures from New Orleans and...
 
Lane Closures on SE 24th Street, Discovery Elementary to 238th Ave SE Aug. 31, 2005
Work on the SE 24th Street boardwalk project is scheduled to begin September 6th, 2005, and will involve temporary lane closures from 9:30am to 5:30 pm, weekdays. There will be delays, so please plan alternate routes. Look...
 
Community Sports Fields construction update (30 Aug 2005) Aug. 30, 2005
In the past six weeks, Ohno Construction has installed the storm drainage and irrigation. They set the fence posts and poured the concrete curb surrounding the field. The drainage system under the field has recently been ins...
 
Temporary closure of Snake Hill Road begins Aug. 29 Aug. 23, 2005
Work on a broken culvert Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 will require the closure of 212th Way Southeast (Snake Hill Road) as it descends toward East Lake Sammamish Parkway. The closure will start at the top of the hill, near Southeast 3...
 
City to ask for reconsideration of development ruling Aug. 15, 2005
The plan was for the city's development moratorium to end on Aug. 14, and then, with no gap in time, for the "growth phasing" ordinance to kick in on Aug. 15. But on Aug. 8, just five workdays before the moratorium was to exp...
 
Notice of disposal ban for electronic equipment & mercury-containing products Aug. 15, 2005
Effective October 1, 2005, King County will no longer accept certain electronics and mercury-containing products at its solid waste disposal facilities. These items contain toxic materials that are hazardous to human health...
 
Northwest Natural Yard Days - Fall is a great time for planting! Aug. 15, 2005
Northwest Natural Yard Days fall retail promotion begins September 1st and runs through September 30th at participating home improvement centers and garden stores in Seattle, King County and Tacoma. Discounts of 20% are avai...
 
Community ball fields agreement with Issaquah School District Aug. 15, 2005
At its August 10 regular meeting, the Issaquah School Board authorized its superintentent to enter into an agreement with the City of Sammamish to improve two ball fields at Skyline High School. Construction is tentatively a...
 
Request for Qualifications: Management of the Beaver Lake Lodge Aug. 15, 2005
The City of Sammamish is seeking Statements of Qualifications from professional firms and/or organizations interested in providing management and operation of the Beaver Lake Lodge in Beaver Lake Park at 25005 SE 24th Street...
 
SR 202 construction activities (week of August 15) Aug. 12, 2005
C6839; SR 202 - SR 520 to Sahalee Way Widening, Stage 1 Milepost: 7.62 - 8.47 Construction Activities for the week of August 15: This week the Contractor is scheduled to perform the following work...
 
Sammamish moratorium update Aug. 10, 2005
On Monday, August 8th, the Sammamish City Attorney was provided by email a copy of the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board Final Decision and Order (FDO) regarding the city’s current moratorium ordinance for...
 
SR 202 construction activities (week of August 8) Aug. 5, 2005
C6839; SR 202 - SR 520 to Sahalee Way Widening, Stage 1 Milepost: 7.62 - 8.47 Construction Activities for the week of August 8: This week the Contractor is scheduled to perform the following work...
 
Expiration of moratorium won't be affected by ruling Aug. 9, 2005
Since it’s due to expire on Aug. 14, the city’s development moratorium won’t be substantively affected by a new ruling that says the moratorium is invalid. The ruling, by the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Boa...
 
NWMaps.net Provides On-line Mapping Service Aug. 2, 2005
BELLEVUE – The eCityGov Alliance has launched a new regional mapping service. NWMaps.net is a web portal that provides interactive GIS (Geographic Information Services) and other property data for public use. Without the on-l...
 
Growth phasing ordinance passes Jul. 27, 2005
By a unanimous, 7-0 vote, the City Council approved a “growth phasing” ordinance at a special meeting July 26. The new ordinance, which will be in effect for only two years, is intended to allow growth at a controlled pace wh...
 
Q & A on growth phasing Jul. 28, 2005
Q: What did the city adopt for metering or phasing growth? A: The city adopted an ordinance on July 26, 2005 that applies to many types of new development within Sammamish and that will regulate the amount of new lots or u...
 
Sammamish Commons construction update Jul. 27, 2005
Upper site: 1) Crews have excavated and started to install forms for Detention Vault #2. This vault will be located to the west of the city hall building under a grasscrete parking lot. 2) The city hall foundat...
 
SR 202 construction activities (week of August 1) Jul. 30, 2005
C6839; SR 202 - SR 520 to Sahalee Way Widening, Stage 1 Milepost: 7.62 - 8.47 Construction Activities for the week of August 1: This week the Contractor is scheduled to perform the following work...
 
SR 202 construction activities (week of July 25) Jul. 23, 2005
C6839; SR 202 - SR 520 to Sahalee Way Widening, Stage 1 Milepost: 7.62 - 8.47 Construction Activities for the week of July 25: This week the Contractor is scheduled to perform the following work...