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Welcome to Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie is approximately 25 miles east of Seattle - only a half-hour drive. Located in the heart of the Mountains to Sound Greenway,
Snoqualmie is famous for spectacular Snoqualmie Falls, a world renowned waterfall that cascades 268 feet over granite cliffs. Visitors to this small town enjoy the Historic District, the Northwest Railway Museum, unique shops, and more than 35 restaurants for all tastes. Drop by the Visitor Information Center in Historic Snoqualmie or download the Snoqualmie Map & Guide.

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City Council Retreat Open to the Public: February 11 and 12
The Snoqualmie City Council will meet for its annual retreat on February 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 12, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. City Council Members, Mayor Larson, the city administrator, and senior staff will delve deeper into topics that are unable to be discussed fully during regularly-scheduled council meetings due to time restraints. The retreat will be at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 SE Ridge Street. This is an open public meeting; however, there will be no opportunity for citizen comments.
City Council Retreat Agenda

Consistent Testing Shows Optimal Drinking Water in Snoqualmie
Citizens nationwide have been concerned about their local drinking water quality in light of contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan. Neither lead nor copper have been detected in Snoqualmie’s water sources. According to the Washington State Department of Health, for the last two sets of lead and copper testing results in Snoqualmie, measurements were in the top 10% of Department of Health requirements. Based on the testing results, Snoqualmie’s water system is considered optimal. The City of Snoqualmie publishes an Annual Water Report that is sent to all properties receiving water service and posted on the city website. For more information, please contact Dustin Possert at dpossert@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

Call to Snoqualmie Valley Artists for 2016 Exhibits
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission is soliciting art submissions for three exhibits in 2016. The exhibits will feature artwork of multiple two-dimensional mediums for rotations at Snoqualmie City Hall and the Snoqualmie Visitor Information Center. Submissions must be made by February 15 at 5:00 p.m. Read more. Contact: Nicole Sanders at nsanders@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

Free Tax Preparation Available through United Way
The United Way Free Tax Preparation Campaign runs through April 2016. This program helps low-income individuals and families secure all the refunds and credits that they’re eligible for. This service is for households who earned less than $62,000 in 2015. The program is especially helpful for people who aren’t sure which deductions they qualify for, whose first language isn’t English, or who have trouble because of a disability or other challenge. IRS-certified and multilingual volunteers are ready to help at several sites. Location days and times vary.
Please visit the United Way website or call 206-461-5005 for locations, language translation services, and required documentation for filing.

Planning Commission Accepting Applications for New Member
The City of Snoqualmie Planning Commission is seeking for a new member. The commission consists of nine members, including two ex officio members, appointed by the Mayor to six-year terms. The role is to make recommendations to the City Council, and on some issues, make decisions on land use issues such as zoning. Applications will be accepted until filled. Contact: Jodi Warren at jwarren@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us or 425-888-1555 ext. 1118.

Economic Development Commission Seeks New Member
There are two vacant positions on the City of Snoqualmie Economic Development Commission. This position involves evaluating current city issues, projects, and economic development priorities; advising the city administration and / or the City Council regarding the interests of the business community; and fostering a positive economic environment. Applications will be accepted until filled. Details: Jodi Warren at jwarren@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us or 425-888-1555 ext. 1118.



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