March 22, 2017     Guide for Residents | Guide for Businesses | Guide for Visitors
Welcome to Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie is approximately 25 miles east of Seattle - half way between Seattle and Snoqualmie Pass. Located in the heart of the Mountains to Sound Greenway,
Snoqualmie is famous for the 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.

Recreation in Snoqualmie is abundant. There are more than 20 miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails with connections to regional trails; 39 city parks, including an off-leash dog park; 460 acres of open space at Meadowbrook Farm; fishing; kayaking; and even rally cars!

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City News & Information

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.

Work for the City of Snoqualmie as a Senior Planner

The Senior Planner performs a range of advanced professional-level land use and environmental planning work. The position involves activities in support of major long-range planning projects and policy development. Work also involves oversight of development review and land use and environmental permitting for current projects. Planners at this level handle complex and sensitive planning issues. Excellent speaking and communications skills required due to frequent presentations. In addition, the senior planner provides guidance and assistance to less experienced planners and other department staff. Open until filled -- first review on March 24, 2017. Learn more and application information.

Seasonal Parks & Public Works Maintenance Worker Position Available

This temporary, four-month position performs duties associated with the maintenance and operations of the City's park and open spaces and public works facilities. Activities include mowing, pruning, weeding, painting, brush cutting, fertilizing, and assisting maintenance personnel, along with general maintenance of a variety of equipment. Possible weekend and late-hour work schedule. Learn more and application information. 

Free Tax Preparation Offered through United Way

The United Way Free Tax Preparation program helps low-income individuals and families secure all the refunds and credits they’re eligible for. This service is for households who earned less than $64,000 in 2016, with tax returns that do not involve business taxes, rental income, or sale of property or stocks. 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. The service is free with no hidden costs or fees. Read more. 

Women's Self Defense Course Offered in March 

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

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

Winter 2017 Edition of City News Available

In this latest edition of the quarterly City News, learn about the new Snoqualmie Police Chief as well as Human Services allocations, smoke alarm recommendations, and the Green Snoqualmie partnership. Preview City News Winter 2017.




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