Hotel, Restaurant, Retail, and Office Space Development Planned for Business Park
At the March 13 City Council meeting, Council Members authorized Mayor Larson to execute a development agreement allowing a hotel, restaurant, retail, and office space to be built in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park at the corner of SE Center Street and Snoqualmie Parkway.
Tourism is Snoqualmie’s primary industry. More than 2.2 million tourists visit Snoqualmie Falls each year. Having the option to stay overnight at a moderately-priced hotel would encourage many travelers to have longer stays and return visits to Snoqualmie. The hotel will be a moderately-priced Hampton by Hilton.
In addition to providing accommodations, the development will provide expanded retail options and services for Snoqualmie residents; will support other Snoqualmie restaurants, retail, and services used by hotel guests; and will provide diversified revenue for the City future infrastructure, public safety, city services, and staffing needs.
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City of Snoqualmie Facilities to Run on Wind Power Starting in 2019
By 2019, City of Snoqualmie facilities will operate on green power as part of a Puget Sound Energy (PSE) initiative. The City Council recently approved a 15-year renewable energy agreement with PSE’s Green Direct Program, a new option for government and large-commercial power users in Washington. The city will buy power from a new wind farm to be developed in the state. Read more.
Twin Peaks Scavenger Hunt Kicks Off Series Return
Fans new and old of the Twin Peaks mystery series, directed by David Lynch and scheduled to air this May after a 25-year hiatus, can explore the show's quirky haunts and relive favorite scenes with a May 13 scavenger hunt and film screening of the 1992 movie Fire Walk with Me. Both the original series, which aired in 1990-1991, and the new series on Showtime include sites in Snoqualmie and North Bend. Read more about the scavenger hunt and movie screening.
Welcome Two New City Council Members
The Snoqualmie City Council appointed Katherine Ross for Council Position 2 and Sean Sundwall for Council Position 6 at a special council meeting on April 13, 2017. Both have been sworn into office and begin their service to the community immediately. The term of these positions will expire after the results of the November 2017 general election are certified. Read more about the community's two new council members!
King County Elections Offers Free Candidate Workshops
The City of Snoqualmie will have six city council positions, as well as the position of mayor, open in the 2017 general election. Candidate filing opens May 15 and closes May 19. King County Elections is hosting two complimentary two-hour workshops to discuss important information related to filing for office in King County. The workshops will be held on April 28, 2-4 p.m. and April 29, 9-11 a.m. at the King County Elections headquarters, 919 SW Grady Way in Renton. Those who plan to attend must RSVP to King County Elections via email to email@example.com More info.
Seasonal Positions Available in Snoqualmie Falls Historic Area
Work at the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum this summer as an Intern or Coordinator! Both positions, which are for approximately four months, provide historic education, outreach, marketing, and other services related to the Snoqualmie Falls Historic Area. Individuals in these positions also make presentations and develop/interpret facility educational materials and exhibits. The Coordinator position includes oversight of seasonal Interns. These roles provide excellent opportunities for those interested in tourism and marketing. Positions close Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5 p.m. Application information.
Read the City's newsletter to learn about upcoming special events for spring and summer.
Utility Rates Increased for Residential and Commercial Customers
Following a comprehensive utility rate study, the City of Snoqualmie Parks & Public Works Department has determined that utility rate increases and new connection charges are needed to keep the water, sewer, and stormwater utility systems operating reliably to meet the needs of Snoqualmie’s current population and future growth, as well as continue to meet regulatory requirements under state and federal environmental laws. Low income rates are available for eligible applicants. More Info (FAQ and Rate Sheet)