Newcastle receives $255,000 Lake Boren grant

October 3, 2014

The city of Newcastle received a $255,000 King County Flood Control District grant that will help ease flooding at Lake Boren.

The district’s executive committee recommended Aug. 18 that Newcastle receive a portion of $2.6 million in grants available from a newly created program aimed at reducing the impact of local flooding. That recommendation was approved Sept. 29.

“This grant funding will allow the city of Newcastle to address longstanding flooding issues dating back prior to the city’s incorporation,” Reagan Dunn, King County Councilman representing Newcastle and chairman of the King County Flood Control District, said in a news release.

The city of Newcastle’s Lake Boren flooding mitigation project will receive $255,000 to improve the outlet channel by clearing and removing any overflow blockages at Boren Creek. Read more

Newcastle City Council roundup — April 15

April 16, 2014

NEW — 2:55 p.m. April 16, 2014

The Newcastle City Council held its last meeting of the month April 15. Here is the Cliffs Notes version of what happened at City Hall. View the full meeting agenda online here.

Impact fees

Prior to the regular meeting, council members reviewed an analysis of the city’s traffic and parks impact fee rates.

Impact fees are a comprehensive grouping of charges based on new development within a local municipality. These fees are assessed to pay for capital facility improvement projects necessitated by new development. Read more

Tree-planting event marks Arbor Day

October 4, 2013

Contributed Volunteers will plant trees on a public parcel adjacent to China Creek on Oct. 26.

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Volunteers will plant trees on a public parcel adjacent to China Creek on Oct. 26.

The city of Newcastle will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree-planting event Oct. 26.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will plant trees on a public parcel adjacent to China Creek. Attendees are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and bring a shovel or trowel. Read more

City reminds owners to pick up pet waste

October 4, 2013

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The city of Newcastle wants to encourage pet owners to be mindful and “scoop the poop” of their pets.

Pet waste contaminates local rivers and creeks. Picking up pet waste and disposing of it in the trash helps protect water quality in the neighborhood and local watershed.

Residents can visit City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200, to obtain a free doggie-bone bag holder. The holder clips to a pet’s collar and holds up to 10 plastic bags. Read more

City reminds owners to pick up pet waste

September 27, 2013

NEW — 12:55 p.m. Sept. 27, 2013

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The city of Newcastle wants to encourage pet owners to be mindful and “scoop the poop” of their pets.

Pet waste contaminates local rivers and creeks. Picking up pet waste and disposing of it in the trash helps protect water quality in the neighborhood and local watershed.

Residents can visit City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200, to obtain a free doggie-bone bag holder. The holder clips to a pet’s collar and holds up to 10 plastic bags. Read more