Snoqualmie Police Department Offers Women's Self Defense Course
This course, which uses the nationally recognized Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD), takes place in March with four required class sessions, and is available for women 16 years of age and up who live or work in the cities of Snoqualmie or North Bend. Class dates are March 22, 23, 29, and 30; each course meets from 6-9 p.m. at the Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. S.E. in North Bend. Cost is $30, payable by cash or check on the first day of class. Read more.
Residential and Commercial Utility Rate Increase under Consideration
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. Public presentations were held February 2, along with a public hearing on February 13. Read more.
Standard & Poors Upgrades Snoqualmie's Rating from 'A' to 'AA-'
Standard & Poors (S&P) Global Rating upgraded its underlying rating from ‘A’ to ‘AA-‘ on the City of Snoqualmie’s utility revenue bonds. As indicated in the S&P report summary, it based the rating upgrade on the city’s extremely strong water, sewer, and stormwater systems; affordable utility rates; strong enterprise and financial risk profile; and strong service area economy. It also cited the City of Snoqualmie’s “historically strong financial metrics that are sustainable given management’s planning for future capital improvements.” Read more.
City Hires Firefighter as Result of Public Safety Levy
As a result of funding provided by the City of Snoqualmie public safety levy approved by voters last November, a new firefighter position was created and has already been filled! On January 17, Theresa Tozier joined the Snoqualmie Fire Department as a lateral-firefighter/EMT. Adding this position allows the Snoqualmie Fire Department to meet its goal and nationally-recognized service standard of having three firefighters on duty 24 hours a day. Firefighter Tozier is also the first female career-firefighter hired by the Snoqualmie Fire Department. She will be recognized at her badge pinning event at the February 13 City Council meeting. Read more.
New Police Chief Perry Phipps Sworn In and At Work!
Perry Phipps become the new Police Chief for the Snoqualmie Police Department as of January 10, 2017. Phipps will lead the department in its services to Snoqualmie and North Bend. He moved from Visalia, California to Snoqualmie in late December and says that he has been surprised and very happy with the warm welcome he has received, which he says was over the top! Residents and businesses will be invited to meet him at an upcoming "Coffee with the Chiefs".