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"Celebrating Women in Business" event on April 24 Apr. 15, 2014
The Sammamish Chamber presents the annual “Celebrating Women in Business” event on April 24, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive. This powerful Conference is for women in all stages of busin...
 
Bid Results for the 2014 Curb Ramp Retrofit and Sidewalk Repair Apr. 9, 2014
The project will retrofit old curb ramps in neighborhoods receiving pavement overlays this summer, and will also repair curb, gutter and sidewalk.
 
Sammamish Disaster Preparedness Fair on April 12! Mar. 31, 2014
The 2014 Sammamish Disaster Preparedness Fair will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at City Hall. For full details on this important event, please click on the link below.
 
Roundabout at SE 43rd Way and E. Lake Samm. Parkway is now open Mar. 27, 2014
After a four-hour closure caused by a traffic accident, the roundabout at S.E. 43rd Way and East Lake Sammamish Parkway was reopened by Issaquah crews at about 2 p.m. Thursday. The rollover accident occurred at about 10 a.m...
 
Snake Hill Road (212th Way SE) closed this weekend Mar. 19, 2014
212th Way SE (Snake Hill Road) will be closed this weekend to perform additional emergency pavement repair work. The closure will start at the top of the hill near SE 39th Street, and extend down to the intersection with East...
 
Human Service Grant Application Process is starting March 19, 2014 Mar. 18, 2014
If you would like to apply for a Human Service grant from the City of Sammamish, or any of the 16 other East, North & South King County Cities, you may do so by applying on line at this website http://share1app.culturegrants...
 
Snake Hill Road (212th Way SE) closed this Saturday Mar. 13, 2014
212th Way SE (Snake Hill Road) will be closed this Saturday, March 15, to perform urgent pavement repair work. The closure is scheduled from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and will start at the top of the hill, near SE 39th Street, and e...
 
King County to share information on design of a paved trail Feb. 25, 2014
Along the East Lake Sammamish Trail, the distance between Inglewood Hill Road and SE 43rd Way is 4.8 miles. Today, it's a gravel surface. But starting in the spring of 2015, King County hopes to lay down pavement and make oth...
 
Sammamish Spring Recycling Event on April 13 Mar. 5, 2014
Sunny Hills and Discovery Elementary schools will be accepting your recycling items on Sunday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all the details, please click on the link below.
 
Flood watch in effect until 4 a.m. Friday Mar. 5, 2014
Due to continuing rain, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a "flood watch" for Sammamish and broad portions of the eastern Puget Sound region. A flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but it doesn'...
 
Simple Measures - in concert on March 18 Feb. 25, 2014
A very special musical experience will be offered to Sammamish residents when the Krishnaswami-Salman duo plays a blend of French and German pieces in March. The free concert, presented by the Sammamish Arts Commission, the c...
 
Simple Measures - in concert on March 18 Feb. 13, 2014
A very special musical experience will be offered to Sammamish residents when the Kirshnaswami-Salman duo plays a blend of French and German pieces this month. The concert, presented by the Sammamish Arts Commission, 4Culture...
 
WNPS Steward Applications are now available Feb. 13, 2014
WANTED: local citizens interested in preserving and restoring habitat for birds, insect pollinators, other wildlife and the natural beauty of parks and public green spaces. Sign up now for the 2014 Native Plant Stewardsh...
 
Sewer problems in Trossachs and Aldarra Feb. 10, 2014
Residents in the Trossachs and Aldarra neighborhoods are being asked to reduce their use of water until a broken sewage pump can be fixed at the Trossachs lift station. The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District says appr...
 
Community and Aquatic Open House on Monday, Feb. 10 Feb. 7, 2014
As part of the permit review process for the new Community and Aquatic Center, the city is holding an open house on Monday, Feb. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. at City Hall. Among other things, attendees will be able to review the curre...
 
City changes name to SAMMAM12H for the weekend!!!! Jan. 31, 2014
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Bid Results - NE 25th Way Neighborhood Traffic Management Project Jan. 17, 2014
Sealed bids were opened on January 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm for the NE 25th Way Neighborhood Traffic Management Project. R.R.J. Construction, LLC was the apparent low bidder with their bid price of $327,962.50. For a complete list...
 
2015-2016 Human Service Grant Funding Cycle Jan. 30, 2014
The City of Sammamish will begin accepting applications for Human Service grants on March 19, 2014 for funding in years 2015 and 2016. To qualify for a grant, all organizations must be registered 501(c) organizations. It is p...
 
Tent City 4 moves to Hans Jensen Park in Issaquah Jan. 18, 2014
After 90 days in Sammamish on the grounds of Mary Queen of Peace Church, Tent City 4 on Jan. 18 moved to Hans Jensen Park, a campground near the Lake Sammamish State Park boat launch. According to the Seattle Times, the homel...
 
Free auto leaks workshops Jan. 17, 2014
Drivers can learn basic car care and get an oil leak inspection at free auto leaks workshops offered by the Department of Ecology and Seattle Public Utilities. In addition to the professional inspection, the classes will cove...
 
Windy weekend causes problems Jan. 13, 2014
Sammamish woke up to a bit of a mess on Monday. High winds over the weekend brought down trees, caused some power outages, and left a few traffic lights out of commission. Although most of the problems have been cleared, some...
 
JOB POSTINGS - Associate Planner Limited Term and Building Inspector Jan. 10, 2014
Visit http://govjobstoday.com/ for more information about these job listings.
 
N.E. Water District newsletter alarms residents Jan. 8, 2014
Misinformation contained in a special newsletter from the Northeast Sammamish Sewer and Water District has alarmed some of the district’s customers, City Manager Ben Yazici said. Among other things, the newsletter suggested t...
 
City seeks family-friendly bands and entertainers! Jan. 7, 2014
The city is looking for local bands (uplifting, danceable tunes) and entertainers ( jugglers, magicians, musicians, etc.) to be part of its family-friendly summer events program. An email expressing your interest (with a link...
 
JOB POSTING - Director of Administrative Services Jan. 7, 2014
Visit http://govjobstoday.com/ for more information about this job listing.
 
DSHS social services truck to visit Sammamish on Jan. 9 Jan. 3, 2014
If you need food, cash and child care assistance, a mobile social services truck will be visiting Sammamish on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E. For full details, cli...
 
On January 4, have the Boy Scouts pick up and recycle your Christmas tree Dec. 31, 2013
Sammamish Boy Scout troops will be recycling Christmas trees on Saturday January 4th 2014. This will be our 29th year of recycling trees for Sammamish and Issaquah Highlands residents! Last year over 200 Scouts participated...
 
Building inspections will proceed as planned today Dec. 20, 2013
Despite the weather, all building inspections for today are on as scheduled. If you need to re-schedule due to the snow (or any other reason), please call the City Hall main number (425) 295-0500.
 
2014 AV Systems Replacement Project RFP Dec. 19, 2013
The City of Sammamish, Washington has undertaken a project to replace selected audio and video systems within the City Hall Building. Many of these AV systems were originally installed as part of the New City Hall Project whi...
 
Those in search of Eagle Scout projects should come to City Hall on Jan. 9 Dec. 17, 2013
As it does every year, the city will host a special meeting for potential Eagle Scouts on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 4 p.m. The goal? To provide youngsters with options for their Eagle Scout projects. Other organizations, like the...
 
Deadline for "Toys for Tots" is Dec. 12!!! Nov. 8, 2013
The end is near, but there's still time for you to bring a gift or two to City Hall for needy kids! The collection bin is just inside the front doors of City Hall, right next to the Sammamish Police Department. “We’ve be...
 
Cold weather basics! Dec. 3, 2013
The impacts of winter weather conditions - wind, rain, and freezing temperatures - can leave your family isolated or in the dark for hours or days at a time. It's important to plan ahead so you are ready to take winter by sto...
 
Winter Festival music from the Master Eastside Chorus Dec. 3, 2013
Come enjoy the memorable music, familiar and new, of two winter festivals, Christmas and Chanukah, in Master Chorus Eastside’s unusual and delightful Seasons of Light: Christmas and Chanukah. Stoke your holiday spirit wi...
 
Call 9-1-1 right away if you suspect mailbox theft is underway Dec. 3, 2013
On Dec. 1, four incidents of mailbox theft were reported just north of Sammamish city limits. In all cases, the thieves targeted locations with multiple mailboxes. With similar targets scattered throughout Sammamish, local po...
 
A Very Merry Sammamish!!! Dec. 2, 2013
A new and expanded holiday celebration will burst out of City Hall and fill the nearby plaza with light, food and fun from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec 6. Entitled “Very Merry Sammamish,” the newly configured event will feature festive...
 
Everything you need to know about the flu Nov. 19, 2013
King County Health is providing valuable information that could help protect you and your family from the flu. For all the details, click on the link below.
 
City agrees to stay with EF&R, under certain conditions Nov. 13, 2013
In a unanimous vote on Nov. 13, the City Council agreed to continue efforts to finalize a new partnership agreement with Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R). The new agreement, the details of which are still being negotiated, would...
 
Resolution Regarding Fire Services Nov. 13, 2013
At the November 12, 2013 Special Meeting the Sammamish City Council unanimously approved a resolution relating to fire services and Eastside Fire & Rescue. Please click on the link below for the full text of the resolution.
 
Board and Commission Vacancies Oct. 29, 2013
The Sammamish City Council is seeking applicants for upcoming vacancies on the Arts Commission (3 positions), Parks & Recreation Commission (2 positions) and the Planning Commission (2 positions). For more information about w...
 
Remember this summer at Sammamish Landing? Nov. 4, 2013
It was a splashing, laughing, ribbon-cutting day at Sammamish Landing on July 26, and the city's video camera was there to capture it all. To relive that great summer day, and to take a peek at the city's new waterfront park...
 
Answers in Writing About Fire Services Nov. 4, 2013
During recent City Council meetings focusing on fire issues, a number of speakers asked for written answers to their questions. Please click on the link below to see both the questions and the city's written response.
 
FCS Group final report: City Fire Department Analysis Oct. 29, 2013
On Oct. 14, the City Council was presented with a fire services study conducted by FCS Group. This final report indicated that it would be financially feasible for Sammamish to start its own fire department. To read the full...
 
City issues permit for tent city Oct. 18, 2013
On Oct. 18, the city of Sammamish issued a 60-day, temporary-use permit to Mary Queen of Peace Church so an encampment for the homeless could be established on the church grounds. The encampment, located just west of the chur...
 
Bid Results - SE 14th St. Extension Project Oct. 10, 2013
Bids for this project we opened at 2:00 pm. The apparent low bidder is Sanders General Construction, LLC. For complete results please click on the bid tab below. Melonie Anderson City Clerk
 
Addendum No. 1 - SE 14th St. Extension Project Oct. 8, 2013
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CITY OF SAMMAMISH SE 14TH STREET EXTENSION PROJECT An addendum has been issued for the SE 14th Street Extension Project. Planholders, please see the Addendum link below. * * * SMALL WORKS RO...
 
Rock blasting will close Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass two days this week for about an hour. Oct. 7, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews plan to close I-90 in both directions starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10. The pass will be closed eastbound at Gold Creek (milepos...
 
Traffic will be affected by Oct. 18 Skyline High School homecoming parade Oct. 4, 2013
The 11th annual Skyline High School homecoming parade will march up 228th Avenue on Friday, Oct. 18, beginning at Discovery Elementary and heading north to the high school. As usual, the northbound lanes of 228th Avenue will...
 
Sammamish Arts Fair! Oct. 12 and 13! Oct. 4, 2013
Come to the Sammamish Arts Fair and visit with the artists, see their work, and learn about their creative process It's all at City Hall and the adjacent city library on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct 13, from 10 a.m. to...
 
Mayor's Month of Concern continues through Oct. 5 Sep. 16, 2013
The Mayor’s Month of Concern continues through October 5. Volunteers will be at all Sammamish area grocery stores on Saturday, Sept. 21, Saturday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 5, to share information on how you can help to fe...
 
Construction Alert - Inglewood Hill Road Sep. 5, 2013
Work to resurface Inglewood Hill Road between 228th Ave SE and 216th Ave SE is scheduled to start next week on Monday, Oct. 7. Crews will mill the edges of the existing pavement and intersections, and place a new, hot asphalt...
 
Have your say on the potential tolling of I-90 Sep. 26, 2013
Five event dates you should have on your calendar: Monday, October 7th (ends 11/6/2013): I-90 Tolling EIS Scoping Comment Period Begins Information to include: For 30 days (ending Wednesday, November 6th) WSDOT will be h...
 
See Swil Kanim tonight! At Beaver Lake Lodge, 6-9 p.m. Sep. 26, 2013
Hear world class virtuoso Native American violinist and storyteller, Swil Kanim, tonight at Beaver Lake Lodge from 6 to 9 p.m. For full details, click on the Swil Kanim "upcoming event" on the home page.
 
Sunday, September 29th - Sammamish Fall Recycling Collection Event and Bin Sale Sep. 24, 2013
Sunny Hills and Discovery Elementary Schools are holding a recycling collection event on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please view the flyer for more information on what will be accepted at each location...
 
Charity Circle Supply Drive for The Redmond Landing Sep. 23, 2013
Charity Circle, in partnership with Sammamish Rotary and the Sammamish Youth Board, is offering a supply drive to benefit young adults at the Redmond Landing shelter. Bring new toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes to City Hall...
 
Requests for Bids: Landscape Services for City of Sammamish Parks & Right-of-Ways Sep. 10, 2013
Bidders’ instructions, Scope of Work and Proposal Format
 
Come see the Kokanee this fall! Sep. 6, 2013
Interested parties in and around Lake Sammamish have formed the Kokanee Work Group to help Kokanee salmon once again thrive in our lake. And they've made great progress! You can see for yourself this fall by going to the righ...
 
Recycling at Sunny Hills Elementary on Oct. 12! Sep. 6, 2013
The City of Sammamish in cooperation with Sunny Hills Elementary school, is holding a recycling collection event on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. Please see the attached pdf for more information.
 
Rains to continue into the weekend; sunshine returns Sunday Sep. 5, 2013
--Friday night -- Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. --Saturday -- A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South sou...
 
Want to take part in the comp plan update? Aug. 30, 2013
As the city goes through its lengthy update of the comprehensive plan, it will welcome the input of all residents. And for those who would like to deepen their understanding of the land use planning, the city is offering a “s...
 
ROAD CLOSURE: Louis Thompson Hill Road from 210th Place NE through 210th Place SE Aug. 29, 2013
Louis Thompson road closure information: A power pole and power lines were knocked down by a broken tree branch. PSE is working to replace the pole and estimates they should complete the repairs by 9:00 tonight. Please use...
 
Louis Thompson Hill Road Closed Aug. 29, 2013
Louis Thompson Hill Road is closed from 210th Place NE through 210th Place SE. The road will be closed for approximately another 6 hours. PSE is replacing a pole.
 
Bid Opening: Inglewood Hill Road Pavement Overlay Aug. 27, 2013
Bids for the Inglewood Hill Road Pavement Overlay project were opened Tuesday, August 27 at 2:00 pm. Watson Asphalt Paving Co is the apparent low bidder. For complete bid results please see the the Bid Tab link below. For fu...
 
Come celebrate the Eastlake Little League Majors Baseball and Softball Teams - September 3, 2013 Aug. 26, 2013
There will be a celebration on the Sammamish Commons Plaza on September 3, 2013 to honor the accomplishments of the Eastlake Little League Majors Baseball and Softball teams. The celebration will begin at 5:30 pm. Beginning a...
 
ARCH Citizen Advisory Board - Volunteer Board Position Available Aug. 16, 2013
Volunteer Board Position Available: A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH) Make your voice heard on affordable housing funding and programs by joining the ARCH Citizen Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB consists of twelve...
 
Aug. 9, 2013
Cancelled: City Council Office Hours on Monday, August 12, 2013. The City Council is on summer break for the month of August.
 
212th Avenue closed during the day this week Aug. 6, 2013
The installation of sewer lines will close 212th Avenue Northeast from Inglewood Hill Road to Northeast 10th Street every day through Friday, Aug. 9. The 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM closures will allow the installation of sewer lines...
 
Come to the Sammamish Landing Beach Party tonight, Friday, July 26 Jul. 12, 2013
The official ribbon cutting for the Sammamish Landing waterfront park takes place tonight. The Beach Party starts at 6 p.m., with the ribbon cutting and some remarks from dignitaries scheduled for 6:15. There'll be music, hot...
 
July 25 hearing on proposed pilot program for calculating density Jul. 19, 2013
The Planning Commission will be taking public testimony on a proposed pilot program to change density calculation methods for selected pilot sites in the R-1 zone. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25...
 
I-405 and SR 520 closures may block your path this weekend Jul. 12, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be closing down portions of I-405 and SR 520 this weekend. To find out if your travels on the eastside will be affected, and what alternative routes might be avai...
 
Bid Results - 244th Avenue SE Non-Motorized Improvement Project Jun. 27, 2013
Bids for this project were opened at 2:00 pm on July 11, 2013. For complete results click on Bid Tab below.
 
Bid Results - NE Sammamish School Intersection Improvement Project Jun. 27, 2013
Bids for this project were opened at 3:00 pm on July 11, 2013. For complete results click on Bid Tab below.
 
Bid Results - 228th Ave SE/SE 24th St Left Turn Pocket Extension Project Jun. 28, 2013
Bids for this Project were opened at 3:30 pm on July 11, 2013. For complete results, please click on Bid Tab below
 
City of Sammamish Website Survey Jul. 11, 2013
Help University of Washington graduate students learn more about how the City of Sammamish web site is used. Complete the anonymous 5 question survey below.
 
Northbound I-405 and State Route 520 closed in Bellevue this weekend Jul. 15, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says Northbound I-405 and SR 520 will be closed in Bellevue on July 13-14 and asks drivers to use alternate routes from 10 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July...
 
Communication drill this Saturday Jun. 26, 2013
CERTS and HAMS and HUBS will be meeting at City Hall on Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. The gathering of the acronyms is part of an emergency communications drill conducted by the state. Sammamish residents who normally partici...
 
City officials vexed by perception that Sammamish is part of water fight Jun. 20, 2013
After making a concerted effort to be the peacemakers between Issaquah and the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, city officials are scratching their heads after seeing email traffic suggesting that Sammamish is enga...
 
King County decides to move services from Sammamish City Hall to Issaquah Jun. 4, 2013
Starting in July, the King County services previously available in Sammamish will be moved to Issaquah District Court. The county will offer the services -- marriage licenses, passports, pet licenses, payment of property taxe...
 
Come to a Town Hall in Bellevue; the subject: transportation Jun. 11, 2013
Concerned about preserving our roads, bridges, highways, and Metro bus service? Learn what’s ahead and make your views known. Speakers and panelists will include Sammamish City Councilmember Don Gerend and Deputy King Count...
 
Reard House anniversary celebration on June 12! Jun. 11, 2013
The Reard House was moved from 212th Avenue to its new home at Big Rock Park one year ago. To celebrate, the Heritage Society is holding a special event on Wednesday, June 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. For full details, click on the l...
 
Special Council Meeting Scheduled for June 11, 2013 Jun. 6, 2013
The Sammamish City Council will hold a special meeting on June 11, 2013. This meeting will begin at 4:30 pm for the purpose of deliberation of amendments to the proposed Environmentally Critical Areas update. For more informa...
 
King County Service Center Hours - Thursday, May 30th May 23, 2013
The King County Service Center hours will be slightly reduced next Thursday, May 30th. They will open at 10:30 A.M. (instead of the usual 8:30), and close at their normal time of 4:30 P.M. Also, please note that if you are co...
 
Transportation Level of Service Public Hearing May 16th May 11, 2013
The City of Sammamish Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on May 16, 2013 on the Proposed Changes to Sammamish Comprehensive Plan regarding Transportation Level of Service Standards. The Public Hearing will be p...
 
Farmers Market Opening Day on Wednesday, May 15, 3-8 p.m. May 10, 2013
Local growers will bring their bounty to Sammamish City Hall on Wednesday, May 15, the opening day of the Sammamish Farmers Market! The hours this year will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on each and every Wednesday. Parking: There...
 
Help kids around the world get computers! May 10, 2013
Bring your computers, laptops and monitors to City Hall on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., even if they don't work! Thanks to "Kids Without Borders," they'll be sent to needy kids around the world. Cell phones, iPods...
 
King County Community Service Center to Change Hours of Operation In Sammamish Apr. 18, 2013
Beginning May 2, 2013 The King County Community Service Center hours at Sammamish City Hall will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They will no longer be open until 7:00 pm. The following services will continue to be offered: US Pass...
 
Lake Washington School District Annual Report May 8, 2013
At the May 7, 2013 City Council meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce gave a presentation on the State of the School District. If you would like to view the PowerPoint presentation, and find...
 
Snoqualmie Pass may close on Monday May 3, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 in both directions starting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 6, from Gold Creek (milepost 54) to Easton (milepost 71). A reopening time depends on t...
 
Come meet your Neighbor’s Business! May 1, 2013
Did you know that Sammamish has over 3,000 home-based businesses? We may not know about them because our industrious residents are working inside their homes, but they’re supplying us with some wonderful products and service...
 
Owners of home-based businesses should register for May 18 Expo! May 1, 2013
If you are the owner of a home-based business and would like to display at the May 18 Expo, you may register at www.sammamishchamber.org. The Home Business Expo, brought to you by the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce and the cit...
 
Donate your bike! May 1, 2013
Your used bicycle can greatly enrich the life of a poor family in Africa or elsewhere in the world! So bring it to Sammamish City Hall on: Saturday, May 04, 2013 9 a.m.-1 p.m. City Hall 801 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA...
 
Kokanee release Friday on Ebright Creek Apr. 25, 2013
King County Executive Dow Constantine will be among the participants when young Kokanee salmon are released into Ebright Creek on Friday. For more information on the public event, click on the link below.
 
"Celebrating Women in Business" event on April 25! Apr. 23, 2013
Amazing things happen when women join together for one purpose -- to inspire, motivate and springboard our potential! Don't miss this fun and interactive event for all women! The 5th annual conference will include lunch, Ma...
 
Snoqualmie Pass delays Apr. 19, 2013
More rock blasting is planned on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass. Drivers need to plan for added travel time. The Washington State Department of Transportation and crews plan to close I-90 in both directions from 7 to 8 p...
 
Cancelled Planning Commission Meeting Apr. 18, 2013
This meeting is cancelled due to the need for additional staff and consultant work to prepare materials for public and Commission review. The next meeting will be held on May 2, 2013.
 
Public Hearing Scheduled for May 7, 2013 - Environmentally Critical Areas Update Apr. 18, 2013
Notice is hereby given under SMC 24.25.160 that the City of Sammamish City Council will hold a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the Environmentally Critical Areas regulations contained in the Sammamish Municipal C...
 
April 18, 2013 Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled Apr. 11, 2013
The April 18, 2013 Planning Commission meeting is cancelled due to the need for additional staff and consultant work to prepare materials for public and Commission review. The next meeting will be held on May 2, 2013.
 
Bid Results - 2013 Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Retrofit Mar. 27, 2013
Bids were opened today at 2:00 pm. For the results, please click on the bid tab document. The apparent low bidder is subject to change upon review of the bid documents.
 
520 closed April 19-22 Apr. 8, 2013
Over the weekend of April 19-22, Eastside Corridor Constructors will close both directions of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and I-405 from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The closure will allow ECC crews t...
 
Student Youth Board Applications Open Apr. 2, 2013
Electronic applications for the 2013-14 school year are available now! Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 6th, 2013. Learn more at http://www.sammamish.us/boards/syb/Default.aspx
 
Applications for Community Garden plots open through April 26 Mar. 29, 2013
If you’d like to put your green thumb on public display, make sure you apply for one of 58 plots in the city’s brand-new community garden. Applications are now available online (www.sammamish.us) and at City Hall. The dea...
 
Statement of Qualification:Comprehensive Plan Mar. 25, 2013
The City of Sammamish is requesting statements of qualifications from all parties wishing to be considered for comprehensive planning, public involvement services and SEPA review services related to the Sammamish Comprehensiv...
 
Seeking Applicants for the Beaver Lake Management Board Feb. 20, 2013
The Sammamish City Council is seeking qualified applicants for the Beaver Lake Management District Board. To qualify to serve on this board you must live within the drainage basin of Beaver Lake. There is currently one vacanc...
 
Weekend closure postponed – SR 520 remains open this weekend, March 15-18 Mar. 15, 2013
The weekend-long SR 520 closure scheduled from 11 p.m. Friday, March 15 through 5 a.m. Monday, March 18 is postponed due to expected inclement weather that could affect the construction work. WSDOT is evaluating alternate pla...
 
SAMMI Awards tonight, March 15!!! Mar. 11, 2013
Forty amazing individuals will be honored at the Annual SAMMI Award celebration tonight. Join co-hosts Wendy Boglioli and John Sanders at the Eastridge Church at 6 p.m. for this special recognition event. It's free and open t...
 
Rainy week ahead; chance of minor flooding Mar. 11, 2013
Steady rain for the next few days could lead to some minor urban flooding Tuesday through Thursday. For the complete Sammamish forecast, click on the link below.
 
Come to a ribbon cutting for the new Eastlake High School field on March 13! Mar. 6, 2013
The city and the Lake Washington School District have collaborated on another joint-use field at Eastlake High School. To celebrate the grand opening, a ribbon cutting and a varsity baseball game will be held on March. 13. Se...
 
The 92nd Avenue Northeast eastbound freeway transit stop will reopen March 18 Mar. 6, 2013
Dear Neighbors, At 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, Eastside Corridor Constructors, working with Metro Transit, will reopen the 92nd Avenue Northeast eastbound freeway transit stop. The stop closed in summer 2012 and a shuttle has...
 
Door to Door Solicitation in Sammamish Mar. 1, 2013
Anyone soliciting door to door in the City of Sammamish is subject to the following requirements: • No one shall be allowed to solicit without first obtaining a license from the city*. • Once the license is approved, t...
 
Passport Day in the U.S.A. March 9, 2013 Feb. 15, 2013
The city of Sammamish is hosting a special passport event in Sammamish, WA on Saturday March 9, 2013 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. Sammamish is...
 
Request for Qualifications: Indigent Defense Services Feb. 5, 2013
The City of Sammamish is requesting qualifications from attorneys and/or law firms interested in contracting for public defense services for indigent defendants appearing to answer criminal charges in King County District Cou...
 
George Davis Creek not possible for Ace Hardware Jan. 23, 2013
Following another briefing from staff, the City Council on Jan. 22 voted 7-0 to end any further efforts to place an Ace Hardware store next to George Davis Creek and 228th Avenue Southeast. The reason, according to staff: The...
 
Flu Season Update Jan. 16, 2013
Starting on Saturday, January 19th, Public Health is offering free flu shots for all people over 6 months of age without health insurance or who are otherwise unable to pay for vaccination. Learn more about the free flu...
 
LEGO Artist at City Hall: Build it Sammamish! Jan. 11, 2013
Dan Parker, the man who knows everything about LEGO artistry, will preside over a "Build It Sammamish" event at City Hall on Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bring the kids, bring yourself -- and compete for building pr...
 
News about the flu! Jan. 10, 2013
With flu making headlines across the country, here's the place to go for the latest information in King County: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/immunization/fluseason.aspx.
 
Ramiro Valderrama selected as deputy mayor Jan. 8, 2013
On a unanimous vote, the City Council elected Ramiro Valderrama to serve a one-year term as deputy mayor. He takes the place of John James, the outgoing deputy mayor who also served a one-year term. In Sammamish, the mayor...
 
Request for Qualifications - City of Sammamish Economic Development Strategic Plan Jan. 2, 2013
The City of Sammamish is seeking statements of qualifications from consultants to prepare an economic development strategic plan. For more information, please click on the file below. All RFQ's are due no later than January 2...
 
Boy Scouts to recycle Christmas trees on Saturday, Jan. 5 Dec. 31, 2012
Sammamish Boy Scout troops will be recycling Christmas trees on Saturday, Jan. 5. This will be our 28th year of recycling trees for Sammamish and Issaquah Highlands residents! Last year over 200 Scouts participated, and 350...
 
City seeks family-friendly bands and entertainers! Dec. 31, 2012
The city is looking for local bands (uplifting, danceable tunes) and entertainers ( jugglers, magicians, musicians, etc.) to be part of its family-friendly summer events program. An email expressing your interest (with a link...
 
Sammamish is #1 in Forbes Magazine "friendliness" rankings Dec. 21, 2012
To find out why Forbes Magazine has listed Sammamish #1 in its rankings of America's "friendliest towns," click on the link below.
 
Application Deadline for Council Commissions/Boards is Fast Approaching Nov. 2, 2012
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 28, 2012. The Sammamish City Council is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the Arts Commission, the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Planning Commission and the Beaver Lake Manageme...
 
Video of Kokanee in Ebright Creek Dec. 13, 2012
Thanks to the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group, more Kokanee salmon are making their way up local streams. Ebright Creek, for example, has seen big increases in the freshwater salmon. Much of the credit for that goes to W...
 
Position Open: Manager - Sammamish Farmers Market, 2013 Season Dec. 12, 2012
The Sammamish Farmers Market operates on Wednesdays from May through September. The Market Manager is responsible for the successful operation of the Market including vendor recruitment. Experience is appreciated, but not n...
 
Schedule change for Stan Chapin Way ribbon cutting Dec. 11, 2012
In an effort to include as many people as possible, the city and other organizers have rescheduled the ribbon cutting for Stan Chapin Way. The ceremony, honoring the long-time school resource officer at Eastlake High School a...
 
Toys for Tots! Donation deadline is Dec. 14 Dec. 7, 2012
Come to Sammamish City Hall with new, unwrapped presents for needy children before the end of business on Friday, Dec. 14. There are two drop locations inside City Hall -- one at the Police Department on the first floor lobby...
 
Duthie Hill Road is open! Nov. 20, 2012
After being closed most of the summer, Duthie Hill Road is now open just east of Sammamish. The closure was necessary so a new, $3.2 million Patterson Creek Bridge could be built near SR 202. The bridge, which used to be just...
 
Winds close Pine Lake Park and Beaver Lake Preserve Nov. 19, 2012
Due to strong winds and the danger of falling branches, the city closed both Pine Lake Park and Beaver Lake Preserve on Monday afternoon. No word yet on when they will be reopened.
 
Community and Aquatic Center Fact Sheet Nov. 16, 2012
Please click on the link below:
 
520 bridge closed this weekend Nov. 16, 2012
Over the weekend of November 16-19, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) will close both directions of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard and I-405. The closure will allow ECC crews to safely and efficiently set girders for th...
 
Results of Bid Opening - 2013 Stormwater System Cleaning Nov. 15, 2012
Bids for the 2013 Stormwater System Cleaning project were publicly opened on November 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm. Results are attached below.
 
SAMMI Award nominations due by Dec. 1 Nov. 13, 2012
Do you know a VOLUNTEER who gives unselfishly to the Sammamish community? Please help share their story by nominating them for a SAMMI Award! Our annual SAMMI Awards celebration is scheduled for March 15. Please have your nom...
 
King County Service Center Closed December 6, 2012. The Service Center will be operational on December 13, 2012 Nov. 13, 2012
King County has announced that they will start processing Same-Sex Marriage licenses on December 6, 2012. Because of the expected high demand, all Service Center staff will be assisting at the King County Administration Build...
 
Toys for Tots can be dropped off at City Hall! Nov. 1, 2012
Thanks to the hard work of the Sammamish Police Department and the King County Sheriff's Office, city residents can really brighten the holidays for needy kids by dropping off presents at City Hall. Collection bins are availa...
 
Aggressive owls in Soaring Eagle Park Oct. 25, 2012
Over the last few days, there have been three separate barn owl “attacks” on people walking trails in Soaring Eagle Park. Although nobody has been seriously injured, King County has decided to close a section of the trail net...
 
Come to City Hall with your Toys for Tots Oct. 19, 2012
The Sammamish Police Department is once again collecting holiday gifts for needy children. If you'd like to learn all the details about this year's Toys for Tots effort, please click on the link below.
 
Bid Results: 2013 Street Sweeping Oct. 16, 2012
Bids for the 2013 Street Sweeping Contract were publicly opened today at 3:30 pm. The apparent low bidder is Best Parking Lot Cleaning, Inc. For full bid tab please click on the link below.
 
Voters' Pamphlet on Community and Aquatic Center, Proposition 1 Oct. 16, 2012
Please click on the link below to see Voters' Pamphlet information on the proposed Community and Aquatic Center in Sammamish. The pamphlet includes statements for and against the proposal.
 
SR 520 to close Oct. 19-21 Oct. 16, 2012
Over the weekend of October 19-21, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) will close both directions of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard and I-405. The closure will allow ECC crews to safely and efficiently set girders for the...
 
Association of Washington Cities Candidates Forum Oct. 9, 2012
On September 18, the Association of Washington Cities held a Candidates Forum. You can watch videos from the forum at http://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/events/AWCCandidatesForum.aspx More information regarding the AWC Candida...
 
2012 Sammamish Arts Fair this weekend! Oct. 8, 2012
The 6th Annual Sammamish Arts Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Sammamish City Hall. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more information, click and look at a full-size version o...
 
Run with the Kokanee! Oct. 8, 2012
If you would like to support the survival of Kokanee salmon in Lake Sammamish, raise funds by running in the first "Run with the Kokanee" event at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20. For full details on the 5k and...
 
Nightmare at Beaver Lake! Oct. 8, 2012
The most fretful, frightening and fantastic event of the year is emerging once again from the October mists on Beaver Lake! This "Nightmare," as it's called, runs from Oct. 19 to Oct. 31. Click on the link below for full deta...
 
See the Community and Aquatic Center Fact Sheet Oct. 8, 2012
During this election Sammamish residents will have the opportunity to cast an advisory vote on a proposed Community and Aquatic Center. To learn the facts about this proposal, click on the link below.
 
Friday evening commute will be affected by Skyline High School parade Oct. 3, 2012
The northbound lanes of 228th Avenue between Discovery Elementary and Southeast Eighth Street will be closed to traffic between 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, to clear space for Skyline High School's annual homecoming par...
 
Sammamish police arrest suspect in Skyline High School online threat case Oct. 2, 2012
Two weeks after a threat to shoot up the school closed Skyline High School in Sammamish for a day, the suspect is in custody. Detectives with the Sammamish Police Department arrested the 16-year-old former Skyline student ea...
 
Elevator Maintenance RFP Sep. 27, 2012
The City of Sammamish is seeking proposals for elevator maintenance services at city facilities and you are invited to respond. Applications are due by Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The facilities include Sammam...
 
Generator Maintenance RFP Sep. 27, 2012
The City of Sammamish is seeking proposals for generator maintenance services at city facilities and you are invited to respond. Applications are due by Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The facilities include Sam...
 
Oct. 20 recycling event at Sunny Hills Elementary Sep. 26, 2012
The city of Sammamish and King County will hold their fall recycling collection event on Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sunny Hills Elementary, 3200 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. You can bring: -Tires -Motor oil -An...
 
Comprehensive Plan Amendments Aug. 30, 2012
Each year the public has the opportunity to suggest amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan and/or development code, specifically for technical updates or corrections, to reclassify land use map designations, or to make o...
 
Bid Results: Sammamish Landing Phase 1C Re-Bid Sep. 21, 2012
On September 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm bids were opened for the Sammamish Landing Project Phase 1C. Please click on the document below for the results.
 
Skyline will reopen on late-start schedule Friday after security precaution closure Thursday Sep. 20, 2012
Skyline High School was closed Thursday after police and Issaquah School District officials received word of an online threat late Wednesday. The school was scheduled to reopen Friday on a late-start schedule. The anonymo...
 
Join the Mayors' Month of Concern by donating food! Sep. 20, 2012
Volunteers will join Mayor Tom Odell handing out flyers at the Sammamish Safeway and QFC as well as the Klahanie QFC all day on Saturday. Your donation for food to help families in need is appreciated. The city of Sammamish...
 
Snoqualmie Pass to close early Saturday morning Sep. 20, 2012
If your plans for the weekend take you over Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90, you will need to plan for 90 minutes of added travel time because crews are closing the pass to remove the last remnants of loose rock debris from...
 
Driving safety tips during school year Sep. 12, 2012
The kids are back in school, so it's important for everybody -- kids, parents and drivers -- to follow all the appropriate safety rules. For a comprehensive list of best practices, please click on the link below.
 
Community service fair on Wednesday! Sep. 7, 2012
If you would like to serve your community, please come to the Community Service Fair at City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 3-7 p.m. For all the details, click on Sept. 12 in the calendar on the left side of this page.
 
A ferry named SAMMAMISH? Sep. 7, 2012
Construction of two new Olympic Class, 144-car ferries is under way and they both need names. Responding to an invitation from the Washington State Transportation Commission, the city will ask that “Sammamish” be considered...
 
Invitation to Bid. Your firm is invited to bid on the Sammamish Landing Modified Phase I C – Dock & Beach Improvements Sep. 5, 2012
CITY OF SAMMAMISH INVITATION TO BID ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID FOR THE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION OF SAMMAMISH LANDING PHASE I C – DOCK & BEACH IMPROVEMENTS SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Your firm is invited to bid...
 
Heat warning today! Aug. 16, 2012
High temperatures on Thursday and Friday are expected to reach the mid-90s in Sammamish. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued the following "excessive heat warning." AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A P...
 
Sammamish Landing Phase I C – Dock & Beach Improvements, Bid Results Aug. 10, 2012
 
Kids Parade Aug. 10, 2012
On August 18, kids can show off their favorite storybook character is the City of Sammamish's annual Kids Parade. Parade registration is required but it's free and now available online at http://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/departm...
 
Guardian One Helicopter flies in for National Night Out! Aug. 3, 2012
Once a year, Americans across the country gather for barbecues, block parties and other social events to solidify the neighborly connections that can serve as a barrier to crime. This year, the "National Night Out" event will...
 
Krishna Temple celebration will affect traffic Aug. 3, 2012
On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 9, the celebration of Krishna's birthday should bring a lot of traffic to the Vedic Cultural Center along 228th Avenue. The center, also referred to as the Krishna Temple, is just south of Sky...
 
Waste Management Service Update Aug. 1, 2012
WASTE MANAGEMENT: Waste Management will be picking up garbage in Sammamish tomorrow, Thursday, August 2, 2012. This will be for GARBAGE ONLY. No Recycling or Yard Waste will be picked up. Waste Management will be maki...
 
Volunteer events this week! Jul. 31, 2012
Do you use the Beaver Lake Preserve? Would you be willing to spend some time helping us with some repairs? We will have four projects on August 1, 2, 3 and 4 from 9-1; volunteer one day or for the entire project. Volunteer...
 
Community survey results continue to climb in a positive direction Jul. 20, 2012
In a random, statistically valid telephone survey of 400 Sammamish residents, the city received high marks. Jim Hebert, president of Hebert Research, said he had a "wow" reaction when he saw the data gathered by his company...
 
Garbage pickup in north Sammamish disrupted by strike Jul. 26, 2012
As you may have heard the truck drivers for Waste Management, a garbage hauler who services the Northern portion of our City, have gone on strike. Here are the basic facts: • Waste Management provides services North of NE...
 
Waste Management Garbage and Yard Waste Collectors On Strike Jul. 19, 2012
As you may have heard the truck drivers for Waste Management, a garbage hauler who services the Northern portion of our City, have gone on strike. Here are the basic facts: • Waste Management provides services north of NE...
 
Invitation to Bid - SAMMAMISH LANDING PHASE I C – DOCK & BEACH IMPROVEMENTS Jul. 20, 2012
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Your firm is invited to bid on the City of Sammamish Parks project. Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk located at Sammamish City Hall at 801 228th Avenu...
 
Road Construction on Northeast Eighth Street Jul. 12, 2012
The major work for repaving Northeast Eighth Street from 228th Ave NE to 244th Ave NE began Thursday, July 12, and is expected to be completed by Wednesday, July 18. The major construction work includes removing and replacin...
 
City Seeking Volunteers to write Voters Pamphlet Statements supporting or opposing the construction of a community center Jul. 6, 2012
The city of Sammamish is placing an Advisory measure on the November 2012 ballot. Voters will be asked to determine if the city should build a community center. The projected cost of the facility is approximately $30 million...
 
Bid Results: NE Inglewood Hill Road Non-Motorized Project Jul. 10, 2012
Bids were publicly opened for this project at 2:00 pm, July 10, 2012. The apparent low bidder is RW Scott Construction Co. of Auburn, WA. A summary of all bids received is available below. Construction is anticipated to be...
 
SE 8th Street Park Naming Contest Jul. 3, 2012
Help us! We need a new name for Southeast 8th St. Park! The city is holding a “naming contest” for the fantastic 16-acre park that borders Southeast Eighth Street. This new park, a beautiful mixture of meadows, trees and...
 
Snake Hill Road closed on Saturday Jul. 9, 2012
Please be advised of a road closure scheduled for Saturday, July 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. located on 212th Way SE (Snake Hill) from approximately SE 40th Street to East Lake Sammamish Parkway for road maintenance and repa...
 
Injury accident closes southbound 228th Avenue Jul. 6, 2012
A car collided with a male teenage pedestrian along 228th Avenue around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. The southbound lanes of 228th near Skyline High School were expected to be closed until about 6 p.m. The northbound lanes of...
 
4th of July Reminder -- Fireworks are prohibited within Sammamish city limits Jun. 29, 2012
Just a reminder for the 4th -- Fireworks are prohibited in Sammamish as described in the Sammamish Municipal Code: 8.10.040 Discharge or possession of fireworks prohibited. Except as authorized by a state license and Cit...
 
No Farmers Market this Wednesday; it's July 4th! Jun. 28, 2012
Due to the July 4th celebration at City Hall and Sammamish Commons, there won't be a Farmers Market this coming Wednesday. The market will be back in business on Wednesday, July 11.
 
The Fourth on the Plateau! Jun. 26, 2012
It’s a good thing fireworks never get old, because this is year six for the city’s Independence Day celebration at Sammamish Commons. “The years have flown by,” City Manager Ben Yazici said. “It seems like just yesterday t...
 
Volunteers needed for Fourth of July celebration Jun. 20, 2012
The Fourth on the Plateau is the city's largest event. We need many volunteers. This is a fun event to volunteer at - great for couples, teams or groups. Volunteers get parking passes at the event, a great spot to see the...
 
SR 202 closed at Duthie Hill Road following fatal accident Jun. 15, 2012
News reports indicate one person died in a traffic accident on SR 202 (Redmond-Fall City Road) today. The accident, near Fall City, resulted in the mid-afternoon closure of SR 202 near Duthie Hill Road. More details as they b...
 
Bid Results for NE 8th Street/233rd Avenue Project Jun. 14, 2012
Bids were publicly opened for this project at 2:00 pm, June 14, 2012. For results, please click on the Bid Summary link below.
 
Final EDSAT Report Jun. 13, 2012
Earlier this year, under the guidance of the Dukakis Center staff at Boston's Northeastern University, the city employed that school's Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT). The EDSAT was developed to help cities...
 
Volunteers are needed for TeenFest - Friday June 15 Jun. 7, 2012
TeenFest is a partnership between the city of Sammamish and the Redmond Sammamish Boys & Girls Club. There is a skateboard competition beginning at 3pm and teen music on the Plaza. Volunteers are needed in the following r...
 
Consultant advises city to contract with Eastside Fire & Rescue Jun. 7, 2012
Following a comprehensive review of the city’s partnership with Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R), a consulting firm (FCS GROUP) recommended to the City Council on June 5 that the city withdraw from the partnership and simply con...
 
Fill-The-Boot fundraiser during this Friday's evening rush hour Jun. 6, 2012
When you go through the intersection of 228th Avenue and Inglewood Hill Road this Friday evening, you will no doubt run into -- not literally, of course -- a committed group of firefighters raising money for the Muscular Dyst...
 
TeenFest Skate Competition Registration Available Jun. 5, 2012
Sign up to compete in the Sammamish TeenFest Skate Competition on June 15 at the Commons. Afterwards be sure to stick around to see the Theoretics at the TeenFest Music event on the plaza. https://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/eve...
 
Coexisting with carnivores in Washington Jun. 4, 2012
If you would like to learn about black bears, cougars, bobcats, coyotes and other carnivores often seen in western Washington, come to the Sammamish Library on Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Brian Kertson, Ph.D., a carnivor...
 
Low-cost whooping cough vaccine now available to the uninsured Jun. 4, 2012
People without health insurance or who can’t afford to pay for whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine are now able to get it for low-cost at two local pharmacy chains, made available with help from the AmeriCares patient assistan...
 
Planning a trip out of the United States this summer? Jun. 1, 2012
If you are planning a trip or vacation that will take you out of the United States, be sure to check that your passport is valid and will not expire before the end of your trip. Some countries require that your passport be va...
 
KidsFirst! Performance Series May 30, 2012
The city of Sammamish is pleased to announce the addition of three more KidsFirst! events, all due to a partnership with the Sammamish Friends of the Library and Sammamish Kiwanis. This concert series is perfect for elemen...
 
Request for Bids - NE 8th Street / 233rd Avenue NE Intersection Improvements May 31, 2012
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CITY OF SAMMAMISH NE 8TH STREET / 233RD AVENUE NE INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk up to 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, June 14, 2012, for furnish...
 
Eastlake High School Baseball Field Renovations Bid Opening Results May 24, 2012
The results are currently being reviewed.
 
Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 16 May 1, 2012
The formula will remain the same – music, sunshine, and lots of fresh produce – but the parking lot will fill up a bit earlier this summer. That’s because the fifth season of the Sammamish Farmers Market, which starts May 16...
 
Free vaccines available to prevent the spread of whooping cough May 8, 2012
Free whooping cough (pertussis) vaccines for uninsured and underinsured adults who have contact with infants, children, and pregnant women are available. The free vaccine will be given this Saturday, May 12 , 9 am - 1 pm, at...
 
NE 42nd Street Opticom Gate is Back in Place May 3, 2012
As of noon today, May 2, 2012, the NE 42nd Street Opticom Gate is back in place. The repairs have been completed and crews were able to restore the emergency response function. The gate has been down awaiting repairs ever...
 
Bid Results: Evans Pond Stair Replacement Project May 3, 2012
Bids for the Evans Pond Stair Replacement Project were publicly opened at 2:00 pm - May 3, 2012. For the results, please click on the bid tab below. These results are preliminary.
 
Bid Results: Evans Pond Stair Replacement May 11, 2012
Bids for the Evans Pond Stair Replacement Project were opened publicly at 2:00 pm. For results, please click on the bid tab below. These results are preliminary.
 
Sammamish Chamber "Celebrates Women in Business" May 1, 2012
Celebrating Women in Business has something for every woman! Come enjoy an afternoon of lunch, connecting, workshops and the launch of Valor Wine (the new Chapin wine)! The time: May 9, Noon – 4:30 p.m., at the Plateau Cl...
 
Drop your used bikes off at City Hall on Sunday, April 29 Apr. 24, 2012
The 2012 "African Bike Drive" runs between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. this Sunday at Sammamish City Hall. The goal is to send good bikes to poor African families in need. Last year's drive collected almost 600 bicycles. Volunteers...
 
Governor Gregoire declares May as Puget Sound Starts Here Month Apr. 24, 2012
We are pleased to announce that the Governor has officially declared May as Puget Sound Starts Here Month. Attached is a copy of the proclamation. For great suggestions on how you can join us in PSSH month, visit: My Pu...
 
Business Licensing Alert! On-Line System will be unavailable May 18th through the 20th May 11, 2012
Business Licensing Service (BLS) licensing system will be unavailable May 18 through May 20. The BLS will move all online licensing systems from the Department of Licensing to the Department of Revenue. Business owner’s shou...
 
Barricade on Northeast 42nd Street damaged by vehicle Apr. 19, 2012
Unfortunately, the Opticom gate on Northeast 42nd Street was badly damaged Tuesday evening when an intoxicated driver crashed into it. As a result, the gate no longer works properly, and firetrucks and other emergency vehicle...
 
Goats, sheep and llamas will reduce vegetation around stormwater ponds Apr. 16, 2012
This summer, the city of Sammamish will be using goats, sheep and llamas to maintain three stormwater ponds as part of a vegetation maintenance pilot project. Beginning in May 2012, goats and the other livestock will be eatin...
 
The Pitmen Painters this Thursday! Apr. 16, 2012
Come see a great performace of "The Pitmen Painters" by The ACT Theatre this Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., at the Sammamish Library. Heralded in London and on Broadway, this new play by Lee Hall, the Tony Award-winning writer o...
 
Computer & electronics recycling drive on Saturday! Apr. 11, 2012
You can help needy kids around the world by bringing your old computers and other electronic equipment to City Hall on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click on the link below for all the details.
 
New door-to-door solicitor regulations adopted by Sammamish City Council Apr. 6, 2012
On April 3, 2012, the Sammamish City Council adopted an ordinance (O2012-322) creating new requirements for door-to-door solicitation. Beginning April 11, 2012, anyone wishing to go door to door, or place to place, or approac...
 
Human Service Grants Application Process has begun Apr. 6, 2012
The city of Sammamish, as part of the North East and South King County Human Services consortium has begun accepting applications for 2013/2014 grant funding cycle. Any non-profit, 501(C)3 human services provider is invited t...
 
Whooping cough reaches epidemic levels in some parts of the state Apr. 3, 2012
Residents are encouraged to protect their families from whooping cough. The state Department of Health has all the details in the press release below.
 
Fun to be had! Be a reader for The ACT Theatre! Apr. 2, 2012
More male readers are needed for The ACT Theatre’s community reading of The Pitmen Painters! The performance date is April 19. Here is a list of the characters still needed: Young Lad - Early 20s, an unemployed young man...
 
Sammamish Youth Board applications available now! Apr. 2, 2012
Sammamish Youth Board applications available now! Ever feel like there’s nothing to do here in Sammamish? Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Well, here is your chance to make a difference. The Sammamish Youth Board...
 
Bid Results - 244th Ave NE Non-Motorized Project, Stage 2 Mar. 29, 2012
CITY OF SAMMAMISH 244th AVENUE NON-MOTORIZED IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 2 - NE 11TH STREET TO NE 20TH STREET At 2:00 PM local time, sealed proposals were opened to construct the 244th Avenue Non-Motorized Improvements, Phase 2 -...
 
Labor issue in Alabama may affect local garbage pickup Mar. 29, 2012
Some Allied Waste customers have been receiving the following message on their phones: “Hello, This is a message from Allied Waste Services: There is a garbage and recycling collection service disruption today, Thursday...
 
Summer concerts in the Park! Band lineup released. Mar. 28, 2012
The tradition of summer concerts at Pine Lake Park will continue this year when “The Spyrographs” take the stage on Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. The free concerts will continue until Aug. 30, making Pine Lake Park the plac...
 
Fire Services Evaluation Study Contract Awarded to FCS Group Mar. 21, 2012
The City of Sammamish recently requested proposals from qualified firms to perform an evaluation of fires services. In all, six proposals were received and evaluated. On March 6, 2012, the City Council approved a contract wit...
 
Request for Bids - 244th Ave NE Non-Motorized Project, Stage 2 Mar. 8, 2012
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CITY OF SAMMAMISH 244th AVENUE NON-MOTORIZED IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 2 - NE 11TH STREET TO NE 20TH STREET Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk up to 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Thursday...
 
SR 520 bridge to close again this weekend Mar. 5, 2012
On March 9-12, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the SR 520 floating bridge and highway to demolish the Evergreen Point Road overcrossing and complet...
 
SR 520 bridge will be closed this weekend Feb. 22, 2012
On February 24-27 Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the SR 520 floating bridge and highway to set concrete girders over SR 520 at Bellevue Way and 84...
 
The City is beginning its review of the Environmental Critical Areas (ECA) regulation update Feb. 16, 2012
The City is beginning its review of the Environmental Critical Areas (ECA) regulation update before the Planning Commission. If you are interested in receiving updates on the ECA update process, be sure to sign up for the “E...
 
Passport Day in the USA March 10, 2012 Feb. 15, 2012
On Saturday, March 10, 2012 the City of Sammamish will take part in the nation-wide “Passport Day in the USA”. Our Passport Acceptance Facility will be open to process passport applications between the hours of 10:00 am & 3:0...
 
A memorial fund has been established to benefit the family of Deputy Stan Chapin. Feb. 2, 2012
A memorial fund has been established to benefit the family of Deputy Stan Chapin. Donations can be made to the “Stan Chapin Memorial Fund” at any Washington Federal branch. The veteran King County Sheriff’s Deputy, who se...
 
Home Business Expo March 10! Feb. 3, 2012
The Sammamish Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Home Business Expo in an effort to connect the public with the many “hidden treasures” of home businesses that exist in the City. Sammamish is known to have a surprisingl...
 
Request for Proposal: Analysis of Fire Service Alternatives Feb. 1, 2012
The City of Sammamish, Washington wishes to engage a consultant team to assist us in determining how best to provide high quality and cost effective City Fire Services. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please d...
 
Debris drop-off locations closed. Other options? Jan. 30, 2012
City crews are working hard to haul away a mountain of storm debris dropped off by residents this past weekend. The drop-off locations, at the parking lot serving the Beaver Lake Park ballfields and the parking lot at East Sa...
 
Highly regarded deputy passes away Jan. 31, 2012
Students at Eastlake High School and Inglewood Junior High School are mourning the passing of Stan Chapin, the veteran King County Sheriff’s Deputy who served as their School Resource Officer until he died unexpectedly at his...
 
Highly regarded deputy passes away Dec. 28, 2011
Students at Eastlake High School and Inglewood Junior High School are mourning the passing of Stan Chapin, the veteran King County Sheriff’s Deputy who served as their School Resource Officer until he died unexpectedly at his...
 
Open House for Lake Washington School District Superintendent candidate Jan. 26, 2012
The community is invited to this informal open house on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., for Dr. Traci Pierce, candidate for the Lake Washington School District superintendent's position...
 
No heavy winds in new forecast Jan. 24, 2012
Yesterday's weather forecast called for strong winds tonight, gusting up to 37 mph. The National Weather Service forecast has since deleted that from the forecast: Tonight: Rain. Low around 41. South southwest wind between...
 
Rain and wind coming our way Jan. 23, 2012
The forecast calls for rain and gusty winds on Tuesday and Tuesday night: --National Weather Service forecast: Monday night: Rain likely after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. South southeast wind between 5 and...
 
City sets up storm debris drop-off locations Jan. 23, 2012
As part of its response to the winter storm, the city is providing two drop-off locations for yard debris this weekend. --Beaver Lake Park ball fields, 2526 244th Ave. S.E. --East Sammamish Park, 21300 N.E. 16th St. O...
 
Power back in most places; winds gusting to 31 mph on Saturday afternoon, 33 mph on Sunday night Jan. 19, 2012
--LESS THAN 1,000 WITHOUT POWER: Most of the residents who lost power have had their electricity restored. Late Friday, Puget Sound Energy estimates that less than a thousand homes were without power in Sammamish. --MAIN A...
 
NEW update from the water district Jan. 19, 2012
The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District has issued a new Winter Ice Storm Update. The district, a separate entitiy not affiliated with the city of Sammamish, sent out the following information on Friday: SERVICES RE...
 
Allied Waste/Republic Services Inclement Weather Update Jan. 19, 2012
INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE Allied Waste/Republic Services – Thursday, January 19, 2012 The following is a list of recycle, yard waste and garbage collection updates for cities and areas in Puget Sound: North King County...
 
Less than one inch of additional snow Wednesday night Jan. 18, 2012
City plows are staying busy as the snow comes and goes. There is a 50 percent chance of snow Wednesday night with less than one inch of accumulation expected. An additional 1-2 inches of snow are possible on Thursday. City c...
 
City parks open, but the parking lots are closed Jan. 18, 2012
Residents are free to enter and enjoy city parks as the snow comes down, but the parking lots for city parks have been closed. This is a precaution to keep drivers from doing doughnuts in the lots. In the past, this has resul...
 
CANCELLED: Meet and Greet with Dr. Traci Pierce, Candidate for Lake Washington School District Superintendent Jan. 17, 2012
Tonight's scheduled meeting with Dr. Traci Pierce has been cancelled due to inclement weather. If there is an opportunity, this meeting will be rescheduled. For more information, contact Melonie Anderson at 425-295-0511...
 
Please take the SE 8th Street Park Survey Jan. 16, 2012
The city of Sammamish is currently working on the SE 8th Street Park master plan. Please take the time to complete the following survey and have a say in how SE 8th Street is developed. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SE_8...
 
The "Request Line" is now open -- for building inspections! Jan. 12, 2012
If you want to schedule a building inspection, the city now has a dedicated phone line for just that purpose. The "building inspection request line" is 425-295-0625. Just dial that number, anytime of day, and follow the promp...
 
SE 8th St. Park featured in the Seattle Times! Jan. 10, 2012
Click the link below to read the full article!
 
Sammamish Parks and Rec is now on Facebook! Jan. 6, 2012
When it comes to fun, the city’s Parks and Rec Department has no match! Whether it’s concerts in the park, the Fourth of July celebration, TeenFest, Shakespeare, or a long list of other activities and events, Parks and Rec ca...
 
Commission Application Deadline Extended to January 6, 2012 Jan. 4, 2012
Anyone interested in applying for the Arts Commission or the Beaver Lake Management District Board (BLMD) has until January 6, 2012 to submit their application. To apply please go to the Arts Commission Page or the BLMD page...
 
Council selects Tom Odell as mayor, John James as Deputy Mayor Jan. 4, 2012
On Jan. 3, at the beginning of its first regular meeting of 2012, the City Council rotated its leadership positions. Tom Odell was selected as mayor, replacing Don Gerend. And John James was selected as deputy mayor, taking t...
 
Info on 520 bridge tolling Jan. 3, 2012
As traffic continues to adjust to tolling on the 520 bridge, drivers should look to the Washington State Department of Transportion website for the latest information. http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/goodtogo/
 
Tolling underway on the SR 520 bridge Dec. 7, 2011
A message from the Washington Department of Transportation: Are you good to go? Or maybe you bought a pass a while ago but haven’t activated your account yet? Well now is the time to make sure your account is activated and...
 
Public input needed for S.E. Eighth Street Park master plan Dec. 28, 2011
Thanks to a very generous donation of land, the community has the opportunity to master plan a brand new park in the geographical center of Sammamish. An initial 16-acre parcel is already open to the public, but an additional...
 
Special Presentation of Northeastern University's Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool Dec. 22, 2011
Barry Bluestone, Dean of the Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy at Boston's Northeastern University, will present the center's Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT) to city officials and community leaders...
 
Boy Scouts to Recycle Christmas Trees on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 Dec. 19, 2011
Sammamish Boy Scout troops will be recycling Christmas trees on Saturday January 7th 2012. This will be our 27th year of recycling trees for Sammamish residents! Last year 200 Scouts participated, and over 3500 Christmas tr...
 
Walgreens in Capitol Hill will offer flu shots at no charge on Saturday Dec. 17 Dec. 14, 2011
Special flu shot opportunity for people who can’t afford to pay Walgreens in Capitol Hill will offer flu shots at no charge on Saturday Dec. 17 KING COUNTY, WA – Walgreens and Public Health – Seattle & King County are par...
 
Dec. 16 ribbon cutting for electric vehicle charging stations at City Hall Dec. 12, 2011
If you own a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt or Tesla Roadster, you may be pulling over at City Hall before long. That’s because two brand-new electric vehicle charging stations are now located in the parking lot on the east side of...
 
City advertises for consulting help with Environmentally Critical Areas regulation update Dec. 2, 2011
Sammamish has issued a “Request For Proposal” from consultants qualified to provide assistance in updating Sammamish’s Environmentally Critical Areas (ECA) regulations. The consultant team will provide technical support in u...
 
Sammamish Boards and Commissions Recruitment Period is Extended to December 30, 2011. Oct. 4, 2011
The City of Sammamish is actively seeking interested citizens to fill positions on the Planning Commission, Arts Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission and the Beaver Lake Management Board. The Sammamish Arts Commission...
 
Evan's Creek Preserve featured in the Seattle Times Dec. 1, 2011
Click the link below to read the full article.
 
Holiday Lighting Tonight! Nov. 30, 2011
The city of Sammamish and the Sammamish Youth Board invite you to a "Holiday Lighting Event" at City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The annual event will feature local choral group performances, the Youth Boa...
 
Free Flu Shots at the Shoreline Walgreens this Saturday! Nov. 30, 2011
Walgreens in Shoreline will offer flu shots at no charge on Saturday Dec. 3 Walgreens and Public Health – Seattle & King County are partnering to offer flu vaccinations at no charge on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p...
 
Flood watch for Sammamish Nov. 21, 2011
Heavy rains and strong winds are in the forecast for Sammamish on Tuesday. Winds above 20 mph are expected with gusts as high as 31 mph possible. Although the winds will lighten by Tuesday night, the rain is expected to conti...
 
Remember Toys for Tots! Collections end Dec. 12! Oct. 19, 2011
If you would like to contribute a new gift for a needy child, the Sammamish Police Department will accept donations at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. until the end of business on Dec. 12. It's all part of the U.S. Marine Corp...
 
Small amount of snow may accumulate through weekend Nov. 18, 2011
The National Weather Service forecast for Sammamish: Friday night: Snow showers likely before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and 4am, then a chance of snow showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with...
 
A tiny bit of snow late Thursday night Nov. 16, 2011
Thursday Night: Rain showers before 4am, then rain, possibly mixed with snow showers. Snow level 1000 feet. Low around 33. South wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expecte...
 
Request for Proposals - Landscape Services for Parks & Right-of-Ways Nov. 14, 2011
 
Request for Proposals - Decorative Security Fence Installation Nov. 7, 2011
The City is seeking proposals to install a steel security fence to enclose a parking lot at City Hall.
 
Request for Proposals - Graphic Design Services Oct. 31, 2011
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals from qualified firms to produce a variety of graphic art and communications materials. Proposals are due by Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm...
 
Experience "Istanbul's Grand Bazaar" at City Hall on Saturday! Nov. 3, 2011
The Sammamish Arts Commission is co-sponsoring a Turkish cultural event at City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 5. This family-friendly cultural celebration is free and open to the public. For full details, click on the link below.
 
SR 520 bridge will be closed Nov. 5-7 Nov. 2, 2011
On November 5-7 Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the SR 520 floating bridge and highway to set concrete girders over SR 520 at Evergreen Point Road...
 
Request for Proposals - Custodial Services for City Parks & Facilities Oct. 31, 2011
The City of Sammamish Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking proposals for custodial services for city parks & facilities. Proposals are due by Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Please click on the link for more i...
 
Your TV will get interrupted at 11 a.m. on Nov. 9 Nov. 1, 2011
The country's first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test will interrupt most normal television programming on Wednesday, November 9, at 11 a.m. The interruption, which will last about three minutes, will test a system...
 
PC, Mac, Ipad -- they all work if you want to watch city meetings and candidate forums Oct. 24, 2011
We are pleased to announce that you can now view City Council meetings on your Ipad! The two most recent meetings are available online, and all future council and Planning Commission meetings will also be made available for I...
 
PC, Mac, Ipad -- they all work if you want to watch meetings and candidate forums Sep. 26, 2011
We are pleased to announce that you can now view City Council meetings on your Ipad! The two most recent meetings are available online, and all future council and Planning Commission meetings will also be made available for I...
 
Request for Bids - Beaver lake Park Lodge Renovation Oct. 24, 2011
Proposal will be received by the City for Beaver lake Park Lodge Renovation FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2011 AT 2:00 P.M. The project consists of renovation of 3,500 SF lodge located in Beaver Lake Park. The project includes re...
 
Evans Creek Preserve opens today, Saturday, Oct. 22! Oct. 3, 2011
Thanks to the biggest volunteer effort in city history, the 180 acres of Evans Creek Preserve will open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 22. Following a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting, residents will be free to wander through the wood...
 
Bid Results for King County Sheriff's Office Tenant Improvements Oct. 20, 2011
Bids were opened at 2:05 pm for this project. Eleven Bids were received. For further information contact Sevda Baran at sbaran@ci.sammamish.wa.us. Bid results are posted below
 
Living with black bears! Oct. 18, 2011
There have been reports of black bears in Sammamish in recent days. This happens every year, but if you want to report your sighting and express concern, the best contact is the Mill Creek Fish and Wildlife Office at 425-775-...
 
Eastside's Month of Concern Sep. 29, 2011
Up until Oct. 22, Don Gerend and other eastside mayors are encouraging all of us to donate food items to replenish the shelves of area food banks. Billed as the Eastside’s Month of Concern food drive, this annual event is...
 
City Council candidate forum airs on Sammamish 21 TV Oct. 12, 2011
On Sept. 28, candidates for Sammamish City Council took part in a public forum at Beaver Lake Middle School. A recording of the forum is now airing on Sammammish 21 TV every day at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The forum was moderated...
 
Heavy traffic on 228th on Friday evening Oct. 11, 2011
Please be advised that 228th Avenue in Sammamish is going to be very, very busy on the evening of Friday, October 14. That’s because there are going to be three separate high school football games that night. Eastlake High Sc...
 
Free flu vaccines in Tukwila Oct. 7, 2011
What: Free flu vaccinations will be available for adults and children in Tukwila * Limited doses of infant, preservative-free vaccine available * Halal vaccine available * Interpreters available at the...
 
Free flu vaccines in Tukwila Oct. 5, 2011
What: Free flu vaccinations will be available for adults and children in Tukwila * Limited doses of infant, preservative-free vaccine available * Halal vaccine available * Interpreters available at the...
 
SR 520 floating bridge will close at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 Oct. 7, 2011
On October 15, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the SR 520 floating bridge and highway to set concrete girders over SR 520 at Evergreen Point Road a...
 
Volunteers needed for Arts Fair on Oct. 8, 9 !!! Sep. 30, 2011
Volunteers are needed for the Sammamish Art Fair on October 8 & 9 at Sammamish City Hall. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dawn Sanders at dsanders@ci.sammamish.wa.us or 425.295.0556. Volunteer o...
 
I-405 closure rescheduled for this weekend Sep. 28, 2011
A complete northbound I-405 closure in Bellevue, originally scheduled for Sept 24-25, has been rescheduled to Oct. 1-2. During the weekend of Oct. 1-2, crews will connect new ramps that will eliminate the weave drivers n...
 
Project Bidding - 2011 Pavement Patching Sep. 22, 2011
The City of Sammamish is seeking quotes from Contractors for a pavement repair project. This project is for localized pavement and concrete curb and gutter repairs on various City of Sammamish streets. The project involves H...
 
Passport Day in the USA will be on September 17th, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Sep. 14, 2011
This is a special, one-time yearly opportunity to get a passport on a Saturday in Sammamish. Please be sure to come prepared with the completed application, pictures, citizen documentation, identification and a check for the...
 
520 bridge to close Sept. 16-19 Sep. 9, 2011
The state department of transportation is asking drivers to find alternate routes when the 520 bridge closes. Here is their news release: On September 16 to 19, Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC) and the Washington State...
 
I-405 northbound closure Sept. 23-26 Sep. 7, 2011
Northbound I-405 will close later this month so that new ramps can be connected as part of the Bellevue Braids Project. Here are the details: Northbound I-405 will close between NE 8th and SR 520 from 11 p.m. Friday, Se...
 
New art display Sept. 2 at City Hall: "Urban Poetic: Victoria Bjorklund" Aug. 31, 2011
The Sammamish Arts Commission is pleased to present the photography of Victoria Bjorklund, a photographic and book artist based in Tacoma. The exhibition of striking black and white photos will be on view in the Sammamish Cit...
 
Amendment ideas for comprehensive plan? Aug. 31, 2011
Each September, Sammamish residents have the opportunity to submit ideas for amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan. This is part of the city’s annual comprehensive plan review. Applications to amend the plan are accepte...
 
Bid Results for Recreation Center, Phase 1A Secondary Access Driveway Project Aug. 31, 2011
Bids for this project were opened at 2:00 pm today, August 31, 2011. For complete results click on the title of this headline and then click on the Bid Tab document.
 
2011 pavement preservation update Aug. 31, 2011
The contractor has completed a substantial amount of work in the neighborhood along NE 18th St between 216th Ave NE and 228th Ave NE. Unfortunately, they did not meet the goal they were shooting for - new pavement on all of t...
 
Bid Results - Sammamish Landing - Picnic Shelters Aug. 12, 2011
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk located at Sammamish City Hall at 801 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, Washington 98075 Prior to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2011, for...
 
Sustainable Sammamish – Wednesday August 24th 4-8pm at City Hall Aug. 24, 2011
Are you interested in Sustainability? Sustainable Sammamish is an event and a volunteer organization dedicated to helping individuals and businesses become more sustainable in Sammamish. This event is during the Farmers Mar...
 
State approves city's new shoreline regulations Aug. 22, 2011
In a letter dated Aug. 17, the state's Department of Ecology approved the city's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update. This revision of the city's shoreline regulations took five years and engaged the energies of homeowners...
 
Request for Bids: Recreation Center Phase IA Aug. 17, 2011
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk located at Sammamish City Hall at 801 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, Washington 98075 Prior to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, for...
 
Sammamish 15th best place to live! Aug. 15, 2011
CNN and Money Magazine have issued their annual ratings of the "best places to live," and Sammamish has once again finished high in the "small town" category. For full details, click on the link below:
 
Traffic delays on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Aug. 11, 2011
On Monday, Aug. 15, crews will begin work on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road to prepare for the upcoming pavement overlay. Expect traffic delays of up to 15 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Alternative...
 
Bid Results - 244th Avenue Non-Motorized Improvements, Phase 1 - NE 8th Street to NE 11th Street Jul. 21, 2011
This contract provides for the half-street improvements on the west side of 244th Avenue NE between the roundabout at NE 8th Street and NE 11th Street with minor shoulder widening on the east shoulder, roadway and sidewalk co...
 
Construction Alert - SE 8th St Aug. 3, 2011
Work has begun on resurfacing SE 8th St between 228th Ave SE and Windsor Blvd. Today the contractor is milling the edges of the existing pavement and intersections, and sealing cracks in the pavement. On Thursday the contra...
 
Kids Parade on Aug. 13! Jul. 29, 2011
An impressive variety of cultures will be on display at this summer’s “Sammamish Days” celebration at City Hall plaza. The entertainment, music, and food, and even the kids’ parade that launches the annual event, will be rich...
 
Construction Alert - SE 24th Street & SE 8th Street Jul. 15, 2011
What: Street grinding and paving work. Where: • SE 24th Street from 228th Ave SE to 236th Ave SE • SE 8th Street from 228th Ave SE to Windsor Blvd When: Beginning on Monday, July 18th, between the hours of 8:00 AM...
 
Request for Bids - Sammamish Commons Parking Lot Expansion Jul. 21, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS *** SAMMAMISH COMMONS PARKING LOT EXPANSION Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk up to 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Monday, July 25, 2011, for furnishing the necessary labor, materials...
 
Traffic Alert - Inagural TriRock Triathlon Sunday Morning Jul. 15, 2011
The TriRock Seattle Olympic Triathlon will take place this Sunday, July 17. The race will start and finish at Lake Sammamish State Park. The bicycle portion of the event will travel around Lake Sammamish in a clockwise direc...
 
Aug. 2: National Night Out! Kickoff Event Jun. 16, 2011
Once a year, Americans across the country are encouraged to have barbecues, block parties and other social events to solidify the neighborly connections that can serve as a barrier to crime. This year, “National Night Out” wi...
 
Public meeting July 11 on potential community center Jul. 8, 2011
This month, as part of an ongoing feasibility study, the public and City Council will get their first peek at a detailed design concept for a proposed community center. This follows the Council’s recent selection of a preferr...
 
520 bridge will be closed from late Friday until early Monday Jul. 5, 2011
Drivers who normally use the 520 bridge will have to find an alternative route over the weekend. The bridge will be closed from late Friday evening until 5 a.m. the following Monday. Click on the link below for all the detail...
 
Aug. 2 is National Night Out! Jul. 5, 2011
 
Public Comment Responses to the Department of Ecology Jul. 1, 2011
 
Property and permit info online at NWMaps.net Jun. 29, 2011
Thanks to a new service provided by Sammamish and other eastside cities, residents and business people can now easily explore a treasure trove of property information online. For example, if someone wants permit or project co...
 
Fourth on the Plateau! Important information! Jun. 29, 2011
It's the biggest event in Sammamish every year, and that means a lot of people! To help you navigate this grand celebration, please click on the link below to get the latest info!
 
Potential community center design comes into sharper focus Jun. 28, 2011
Early next month, as part of an ongoing feasibility study, the public and City Council will get their first peek at a detailed design concept for a proposed community center in Sammamish. This follows the Council’s recent sel...
 
Parking lot bid May 1, 2011
 
Bid Results - SE 32nd Street Traffic Mitigation Project Jun. 23, 2011
 
KCLS named Library of the Year! Jun. 17, 2011
Library Journal has selected the King County Library System as the 2011 Library of the Year! The selection is based on a library's commitment to community, creativity, leadership and innovative programs. KCLS will receive...
 
Burning moratorium issued by Eastside Fire and Rescue Jun. 16, 2011
The warm season is here, and that means residents need to follow some do's and don'ts regarding burning. For a full update, please click on the link below.
 
SR 520 Full Closure This Weekend Jun. 17, 2011
WSDOT is planning to close SR 520 to install a fish passage culvert under the road, remove a pedestrian bridge and complete other construction activities such as striping, pavement repair and installing barrier. Here are the...
 
Request for Bids - SE 32nd Street Traffic Mitigation Project Jun. 8, 2011
This contract provides for the improvements of SE 32nd St, 220th Ave SE, and SE 33rd Pl by installing sidewalks, HMA pavements, landscaped rain garden sidewalk curb extensions, traffic circles, pavement markings, permanent si...
 
See pool options at June 13 public meeting Jun. 6, 2011
At a public meeting last month, the city revealed three possible locations for its proposed community center. This month, on June 13, the city will share more specific design concepts with the public, including the possible l...
 
New Maintenance and Operations Center is up and running May 27, 2011
In mid-May, the city of Sammamish Public Works Maintenance and Operations made a move to their new facility. Please note the new address and telephone number: 1801 244th Ave NE Sammamish WA 98074 425-952-2115 (telephon...
 
Farmers Market kicks off on Wednesday! May 16, 2011
The Sammamish Farmers Market, now beginning its fourth season, will get rolling at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, at the City Hall plaza. For more details on this delightful city tradition, please click on the link below. The Far...
 
Change in location for May 21 Volunteer Event May 16, 2011
Location: Lower Commons Park LOCATION CHANGE Date & Time: Saturday, May 21, 2011 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Due to the amount of water at Illahee Trail, this project has been moved to the Lower Commons Park. Volunteers will be wor...
 
Request for Bids - 2011 Pavement Program, Overlays May 16, 2011
This contract provides for the improvement of various City of Sammamish streets by planing, leveling, and overlaying with HMA pavement, thickened edge HMA curb, concrete extruded curb, concrete curb and gutter, utility struct...
 
Simple Measures and Gossamer perform for free on June 7 May 11, 2011
Sammamish Presbyterian Church will be the site of a unique musical and visual arts performace on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. For a full description of this free event, please click on the link below.
 
Ecology approves most of city's Shoreline Master Program Update May 6, 2011
Noting that an "engaged community" worked closely with city staff to develop the new Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update, the state's Department of Ecology is requiring only a small number of changes before issuing its full...
 
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Call to Artists deadline is May 15 May 4, 2011
The Sammamish Art Fair will be held on Oct. 8 and 9. If you would like to have your art considered for display, please respond to the "Call to Artists." Details are available by clicking on the link below.
 
Request for Bids - Evans Creek Preserve Phase IB: Upper Parking Lot, Trail and Lower Plaza May 4, 2011
Description: Work under this contract will include, but not be limited to, environmental protection, asbestos abatement, demolition, clearing and grading, removal of existing vegetation, earthwork and drainage facilities, co...
 
May 9 meeting will focus on three possible locations for community center May 3, 2011
The city has identified three locations it will study further as potential sites for a proposed community center. The list of locations was produced as part of an ongoing feasibility study being conducted by Barker Rinker Sea...
 
Puget Sound Energy to Trim Trees in Sammamish Neighborhoods May 2, 2011
Puget Sound Energy crews will be soon be trimming trees in the following areas: 3000 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE 3500 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE 2865 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE 3204 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE NW Cor...
 
2011 Candidate Workshop Apr. 29, 2011
King County Elections is hosting a complimentary 2-hour workshop to discuss important information related to filing for office in King County. The workshops will be held on Thursday May 12 from 2-4 and Saturday May 14 from 9-...
 
Request for Proposal - Focus Group Facilitator Apr. 22, 2011
The City of Sammamish Parks and Recreation Department seeks an experienced facilitator to lead focus group meetings related to the potential development of a City of Sammamish Community Center. Due date for proposals is Frid...
 
Tree "Socks" featured on King 5 News Apr. 19, 2011
King 5 News reporter Gary Chittim interviews artist Suzanne Tidwell about residents' reactions to the Tree 'Socks'.
 
Non-Profit Brown Bag Apr. 19, 2011
Local non-profits are welcome to attend a brown bag luncheon at Sammamish City Hall on April 26th from 11-1. Learn from the experts to help your non-profit with inexpensive and effective ways to do your marketing and hear abo...
 
Important Note about the April 18 Council Meeting Apr. 15, 2011
PLEASE NOTE: The meeting will begin at 5 pm, but the City Council will immediately retire to a closed Executive Session that will end at 6:30 pm. Therefore, if you are planning to attend this meeting, it’s suggested that you...
 
Reception tonight at City Hall for artist Brian Bonebrake! Apr. 15, 2011
Residents are invited to meet nationally known artist Brian Bonebrake at a reception on Friday, April 15, 6-8 p.m. at City Hall. His art exhibit at City Hall will run through May 27. In addition to chatting with the artist, a...
 
First Sammamish Walks of the year will be on April 30th at Beaver Lake Park. Apr. 13, 2011
Start your Earth Day celebration with a walk in the woods. On April 30, local photographer and nature enthusiast Frank Blau will lead a walk along the trails of Beaver Lake Park. You will learn about native plants and anima...
 
Sammamish Youth Board applications available now! Apr. 19, 2011
Sammamish Youth Board applications available now! Ever feel like there’s nothing to do here in Sammamish? Feel like your ideas are not being heard? Well, here is your chance to make a difference. The Sammamish Youth Board is...
 
Community Center feasibility study meeting tonight! Apr. 11, 2011
The second of four public meetings on a potential Community Center will be held tonight at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's meeting, like the others, is part a feasibility study being conducted by Barker Rinker Seacat (BRS) A...
 
CANCELLED! Passport Day in the USA 2011 Mar. 29, 2011
The Passport Day in the USA 2011 has been cancelled due to the possible shutdown of the Federal Government. Please see the attached flier for further information
 
Front Porch Theater: "All my sons" Apr. 4, 2011
The Sammamish Arts Commission, through its Front Porch Theater program, will host a discussion of Arthur Miller's "All my sons" at the Sammamish Library on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. In this version of the story, inspired b...
 
Sammamish Disaster Readiness Fair Apr. 4, 2011
If you want to prepare your family and your community for a potential disaster, please come to the Sammamish Disaster Readiness Fair on Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at City Hall. For more information on the exhibits...
 
Volunteer trail builders needed at Evans Creek Preserve Mar. 31, 2011
Volunteers are needed to help build trails at Evans Creek Preserve. This new park is set to open this fall. You can be one of the first visitors to this park by volunteering to help build the trails. Volunteer dates are Ma...
 
TV story says Sammamish real estate is on the upswing Mar. 30, 2011
A Q13 Fox TV news story indicates that Sammamish is going to be a good place to own a home in the years ahead. To learn more about what is going to make Sammamish such a hot real estate market, click on the link below.
 
Earth Day in Sammamish will feature family fun! Mar. 22, 2011
If the goal is to celebrate planet Earth in all its glory, where better than by the Lodge at Beaver Lake Park? The city venue, a harmonious blend of trees, water, open space and man-made buildings, will start hopping at 10 a...
 
City tree socks featured in Seattle Times Mar. 21, 2011
An artist for the Seattle Times takes a look at the city's most famous art -- the tree stumps next to Starbucks! http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seattlesketcher/2014539060_fresh_socks_may_tickle_fans_st.html
 
Sign up for city's biggest volunteer project ever Mar. 1, 2011
If you would like to join the city’s biggest volunteer project ever, the easiest way to make a contribution at the Evans Creek Preserve is to sign up with the Washington Trails Association (WTA) at their website (http://www.w...
 
Feasibility study begins for potential community center Mar. 1, 2011
Responding to broad and persistent interest from many quarters, the City Council and Parks Commission will kick off a feasibility study for a new community center early this month. A joint meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Marc...
 
King County Community Service Center Feb. 24, 2011
King County's Sammamish Community Service Center DUE TO ICY ROAD CONIDITIONS on Thursday 2/24 will be open from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Marriage, Pet & Business licenses Concealed pistol license renewal Voter registra...
 
Feb. 23, 2011
King County's Sammamish Community Service Center Located at the Sammamish Police Department, 801 - 228th Avenue SE (206) 205-6166 DUE TO ICY ROAD CONDITIONS, King County Service Center Hours on Thursday 2/24 will be 12:0...
 
Free storm debris drop-off sites Dec. 21, 2006
Through Saturday, Dec. 30, between 7 a.m and 6 p.m., residents may drop off storm debris at the following two sites: --East Sammamish Park (Bill Reams), NE 16th St. and 217th Ave. NE. --The Ballfields at Beaver Lake Park...
 
Up to 2-4 inches of snow expected Sunday afternoon and evening Dec. 11, 2009
City road-clearing crews will be standing by on Sunday in preparation for 2-4 inches of snow the weather forecast is predicting for Sammamish. If necessary, the city's snow plows will go into a 24-hour-per-day work schedule...
 
WEEKEND WEATHER ALERT! Snow on the way. Mar. 6, 2009
The weather forecast is calling for significant snowfall over the weekend, beginning on Saturday evening and continuing through Sunday. With daytime highs around 40 degrees and nighttime lows near 30 degrees, the snow is expe...
 
NEW DATES on wireless meetings Jan. 18, 2011
The rules governing the size, type and location of cell phone facilities will be reviewed at a City Council study session on February 15. A public hearing previously scheduled for March 15 has been moved up to March 1. Ba...
 
WEATHER ALERT: Main roads are clear; snow scheduled to end Friday night Dec. 19, 2008
After a white Christmas, the snow, according to weather forecasters, was supposed to end Friday night. Warmer temperatures will bring only rain only this weekend. Many roads are still slippery around the Puget sound, however...
 
Police Chief Dick Baranzini retiring Mar. 6, 2006
The city’s first and only police chief, Dick Baranzini, will turn in his badge on March 31. Baranzini was appointed chief in 1999, when the city contracted with the King County Sheriff’s Department for police services. Includ...
 
City Council seeks applicants for commission vacancies Sep. 15, 2005
DEADLINE OCT 31!!! The Sammamish City Council is actively seeking applicants for the following Council Commissions: Planning Commission: The Commission is advisory to the City Council on the preparation and amendment of la...
 
City to hire beach managers, lifeguards and recreation leader for summer duty Apr. 3, 2007
With sunny days ahead, the city is beefing up its recreation staff by hiring a number of seasonal workers. These include: --Beach Front Manager - $13- 16/ hour --Assistant Beach Front Manager - $12- 15/ hour --Seasonal L...
 
Happy Birthday Sammamish! Aug. 31, 2004
Five years ago today, on Aug. 31, 1999, Sammamish officially became a city. Although an interim City Council was seated four months earlier, on April 27, 1999, the official incorporation date was on Aug. 31. Happy 5th bir...
 
2010 Sponsorship Information Feb. 3, 2010
The City of Sammamish Parks and Recreation Department seeks sponsorships for 2010 events Release date: February 3, 2010. Please note; sponsorship proposals will be accepted after the deadline if sponsorship opportunities are...
 
CLOSED: Waste Management drop-off site on 228th Avenue Dec. 26, 2008
While an alternative location is being chosen, Waste Management customers must NOT drop off any more garbage along 228th Avenue next to Fire Station 82. There is so much overflow at this location, traffic delays were caused F...
 
Download Human Service Grant Applications Here Jun. 1, 2007
The City of Sammamish will begin accepting applications for 2008 Human Service Grants on June 1. Grants are available for non-profit organizations that provide goods or services directly to Sammamish residents or otherwise be...
 
Sammamish Top 10 Survey Mar. 20, 2009
Your participation is requested in the Sammamish Top 10 Survey. Each month a new survey question will be featured on the city's website. Results will be published in the Cityviews Newsletter the following month. Just click on...
 
WSDOT wants to hear from Sammamish residents on improvements to I-90 and SR 202 Jun. 28, 2007
Tired of sitting in traffic as you exit the city at the north and south end? The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) wants to hear from you as they conduct studies on both I-90 and SR 202. To provide your input on...
 
Fourth on the Plateau and Sammamish Days Vendor Applications are now available. Feb. 1, 2011
Food vendors, commercial vendors and non-profits who would like to participate in the Fourth on the Plateau and Sammamish Days must complete the application and turn in the applications. Fourth of July selection is based...
 
Planning Commission and Parks & Recreation Commission Openings Sep. 1, 2010
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING TO THE SAMMAMISH PLANNING OR PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION IS NOVEMBER 1. Don't wait till the last day to apply! The seven-member Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Council on land u...
 
Request for Qualifications - Parks and Public Works Maintenance Facility Design Jan. 4, 2008
The City of Sammamish is soliciting Statements of Interest and Qualifications from Architectural, Engineering, and/or Site Planning firms or teams who have extensive experience in the planning, design, construction and public...
 
Website usage survey results announced Sep. 10, 2004
From July 20 to September 1, 2004, 114 website users completed a survey on the City of Sammamish website, hosted by gmi-mr.com. The objective of the survey was to gather data on usage of the city's website, and help prioriti...
 
Positive response to community survey Oct. 7, 2004
In a July phone survey of more than 400 Sammamish residents, a strongly positive evaluation of the city emerged. By and large, residents said the overall direction of the city was on the right track, the city is a better pla...
 
Water District schedules two public meetings on S.E 20th St. sewer project Jun. 26, 2009
The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District will hold public meetings on June 30 and July 6 to take input from residents on the S.E. 20th St. sewer project. To learn more about the project and the meetings, please click on...
 
Toskey Shoreline Variance Public Hearing Rescheduled Dec. 18, 2006
Due to an unavailable Hearing Examiner and unforeseen weather conditions, the Toskey Shoreline Variance Public Hearing has been continued from Wednesday, December 13, 2006 beginning at 7:00 pm to Tuesday, December 19, 2006 be...
 
Request for Proposals – Custodial Services for City of Sammamish Parks Oct. 28, 2008
The City of Sammamish Parks & Recreation Department is seeking proposals for Custodial Services for City of Sammamish Parks. Please see attached documents. Bids must be received at 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 by T...
 
Passport Acceptance Hours Change for Wednesday January 31 Jan. 31, 2007
On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 the Passport Acceptance Office at City Hall will be closed from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Office will reopen at 1:00 pm and the hours will be extended to 3:00 pm. This change will only be effect...
 
2010 Stormwater System Cleaning Bids Dec. 2, 2009
Bids for the 2010 Stormwater System Cleaning were opened today at 2:30 pm. To see the complete bid results, click on the file below. For further information, contact Kyle Endelman, Infrastructure Maintenance Manager at (425)...
 
Request for Proposal: Indigent Defense Services Oct. 17, 2006
The City of Sammamish is seeking proposals for Indigent Defense Services. You may download the Request by clicking on the link below. All proposals are due by November 17, 2006 by 5:00 pm. Please contact Melonie Anderson, Cit...
 
Garbage pickup expected on Monday and Tuesday Mar. 26, 2010
Media reports indicate Allied Waste is well on its way to a new agreement, while Waste Management is continuing to negotiate with union representatives. Both trash-hauling companies serving Sammamish are continuing their pick...
 
HIGH IMPACT: Extended Lane Closure this afternoon at Inglewood Hill Road & East Lake Sammamish Parkway May 28, 2009
Lane closures on Inglewood Hill Rd at East Lake Sammamish Pakrway will continue later than scheduled this afternoon. These closures are estimated to continue until approximately 7:00 PM this evening. Why is this happening...
 
City Fireworks Ordinance Recap Jun. 1, 2004
The City of Sammamish fireworks ordinance #02000-65, adopted by city council on June 28, 2000, strictly limits the types of fireworks that may be used or possessed in the city. Only the following types of ground and hand-hel...
 
Operating hours change at solid waste facilities Jun. 23, 2004
Effective June 28, 2004, some changes will be taking place at King County solid waste processing facilities. First, there will be a change in the operating hours, in order to comply with the Solid Waste Efficiency Initiati...
 
Arts Commission Vacancies Jan. 24, 2005
The Sammamish City Council is seeking applications for a pair of positions on the Arts Commission. The commission meets on a regular basis each month and will require a commitment of time and energy. The Arts Commission i...
 
Deadline to Apply For the Planning Commission is October 30, 2009 Sep. 1, 2009
The Sammamish City Council is currently accepting applications from interested residents to fill positions on the Sammamish Planning Commission. This commission makes recommendations to the City Council relating to land use o...
 
Obtain "Good to Go!" passes for the 520 bridge at City Hall on Feb. 16 Feb. 9, 2011
On Wednesday, February 16, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation will be selling "Good to Go!" passes in the Sammamish City Hall parking lot. All-electronic tolling starts this spr...
 
I-90 and I-5 lane closures this weekend Jan. 21, 2011
Listed below are the planned lane closures on SR 520, I-90 and I-5 related to Smarter Highways work through Monday. SR 520 lane closures: • No scheduled lane closures. I-90 lane closures: • Saturday, Jan. 22, and Sun...
 
Sammamish Symphony Holiday Pops concert on Ch. 21 Jan. 10, 2011
The Sammamish Symphony's Holiday Pops concert can be seen on Sammamish 21 TV at 9:39 a.m., 5:39 p.m., and 1:50 a.m. The concert, recorded last month at Eastlake High School, features the full symphony, a choir of school child...
 
Snow may not hit Sammamish until around 9 p.m. Jan. 11, 2011
Earlier Tuesday, the weather forecast was calling for snow to hit Sammamish around 4 p.m. That forecast has now been revised and the snow may not arrive here until around 9 p.m. Between 1-3 inches may accumulate. The snow is...
 
I-90 and SR 520 lane closures the week of Jan. 10 Jan. 3, 2011
SR 520 lane closures: • Monday, Jan. 10 – the morning of Friday, Jan. 14 - Crews will close one lane of eastbound and westbound SR 520 at various locations between I-5 and 130th Avenue NE nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m...
 
City Council elects Tom Odell as Deputy Mayor Jan. 5, 2011
By a unanimous vote, the Sammamish City Council selected Tom Odell to serve as the Deputy Mayor for a term of one year. He takes the place of outgoing Deputy Mayor Nancy Whitten. Don Gerend remains as the mayor. In Sammamish...
 
Sign up for email alerts on Wireless Communications Facilities Jan. 5, 2011
If you would like to hear the latest from the city on wireless communications facilities, please click on the "Email Alert" icon in the upper, right-hand corner of this page. Follow the prompts and you'll be notified on this...
 
Local entertainers needed for city events! Jan. 5, 2011
The Parks and Recreation Department is soliciting local entertainment (cover bands, cultural performance, kids theater, etc.) to feature at community events the city offers throughout the year. Events include Concerts in the...
 
Weigh in on city's response to SMP Update Summary of Comments Jan. 3, 2011
The city of Sammamish is in the process of writing a response to the Shoreline Master Program Update Summary of Comments provided by the Department of Ecology (ECY). ECY’s comment summary is a compilation of the public comm...
 
More snow possible in Sammamish Dec. 28, 2010
The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of additional snow on Wednesday, and a 40 percent chance on Wednesday night, with a possible additional accumulation of less than one inch. Wednesday high: 40 degrees Wednesday n...
 
Announcing the Sammamish Police Forum Dec. 21, 2010
The Sammamish Police Department is hosting its first Police Forum on Saturday, Jan. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Sammamish City Hall. The topic is "The Internet and Social Media: What Parents Need to Know." Since the some of the m...
 
City Council Office Hours - Cancelled Dec. 16, 2010
Notice is hereby given that the Sammamish City Council cancelled the December 20, 2010 City Council Office Hours.
 
City Council Meetings - Cancelled Dec. 16, 2010
Notice is hereby given that the Sammamish City Council cancelled the December 20, 2010 study session, December 21, 2010 regular meeting and the January 17, 2011 study session.
 
S.E. 24th Street is now open Dec. 14, 2010
After being closed due to downed trees and power lines, Southeast 24th Street is now open. Puget Sound Energy crews opened the road around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The road closure was just east of 244th Ave.
 
Boy Scouts Recycling Christmas Trees on Saturday, Jan. 8 Dec. 14, 2010
Sammamish Boy Scout troops will be recycling Christmas trees on Saturday, Jan. 8. This will be their 26th year of recycling trees for Sammamish residents! Last year 200 Scouts participated, and over 3500 Christmas trees are...
 
Toys for Tots deadline is this Thursday! Oct. 20, 2010
If you would like to contribute a new toy for a needy child, the Sammamish Police Department is accepting donations at City Hall, 801 228th Avenue SE. It’s all part of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, a non-prof...
 
Flooding may close S.E. 24th St. on Monday night Dec. 13, 2010
With more rain due, it's likely that S.E. 24th St. (between 242nd and 244th) may have to be closed sometime after 8 p.m. Monday night. One lane of S.E. 24th St. is already covered in water thanks to saturated wetlands nearby...
 
CORRECTION: There may be some additional minor delays along the parkway Dec. 6, 2010
The December edition of the city newsletter, which will reach residents on about Dec. 8, has a story indicating that all construction-related delays on the East Lake Sammamish Parkway are a thing of the past. Unfortunately, a...
 
Here's a new video explaining how tolling will work on the 520 bridge Dec. 2, 2010
The 6-minute video (see link below) shows the essentials of Washington’s Good to Go! all-electronic tolling system and highlights how users can be ready by Spring 2011. It also includes information about the 130 additional da...
 
DEADLINE: Sammi Awards nominations due by Dec. 10 Dec. 3, 2010
SAMMI Awards are are given to Sammamish residents who exemplify volunteerism, community spirit and great character. Be sure to nominate your favorite volunteer, teacher, coach or community-minded friend. For more information...
 
Tonight!!!: Holiday Lighting Ceremony at City Hall Dec. 1, 2010
The Holiday Lighting Ceremony at City Hall will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. tonight! Elementary school students will sing, sugar cookies will be decorated and Eastside Fire and REscue will bring the ever popular Reindeer Truck...
 
Sammi Awards Call for Art Nov. 29, 2010
The Sammamish Art Commission has issued a "Call for Art" in connection with the upcoming Sammi Awards. For full information, please click on the link below.
 
Help the holiday grease drive! Nov. 29, 2010
Holiday cooking has always produced a lot of grease, but now, with the increasing popularity of “deep fried” turkeys, this seasonal wave of leftover cooking oil is cresting at ever higher levels. With its emphasis on “sust...
 
Snow turning to rain on Thanksgiving Nov. 19, 2010
Some roads in the Puget Sound region remain icy. Drivers should continue to use great caution. Sammamish crews continue to sand roads inside city limits. All of the city's main arterials are open and functioning well. Th...
 
Update from Allied Waste: Wednesday November 24, 2010 Nov. 24, 2010
Commercial and Roll Off operations will be working in all areas. Critical services are being prioritized. Drivers are finding containers frozen to the ground and commodities frozen inside the containers. They are doing the...
 
Request for Qualifications: Community and Aquatic Center Feasibility Study Nov. 19, 2010
The City of Sammamish is requesting qualification packages from qualified firms to conduct a Community and Aquatic Center Feasibility Study. Sealed qualification packages, plainly marked “City of Sammamish Parks Community...
 
Art reception at City Hall on Nov. 17 Nov. 8, 2010
The Sammamish Art Commission will hold a reception for Artist Ellin Larimer to welcome her Pajama Party Art Exhibit to City Hall on Wednesday, November 17, 6-8 p.m. This exhibit, featuring Larimer's quilting artistry, will ru...
 
Request for Proposals - Janitorial Services for city buildings Oct. 28, 2010
The City of Sammamish is accepting proposals for janitorial services for City Hall, Beaver Lake Shop, and M&O facility (under construction, to be completed in February 2011). Proposals must include all three locations. See...
 
See police sketch of man who assaulted Sammamish woman Oct. 15, 2010
A woman assaulted Oct. 15 while she walked in northeast Sammamish has helped police create a sketch of the suspect. The sketch, along with other information, can be seen by clicking on the link below. The assault, which th...
 
Paving on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Monday and Tuesday Oct. 14, 2010
HIGH IMPACT: Please be prepared for increased traffic delays next week on Monday and Tuesday (October 18 & 19) as final paving work is scheduled along East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. Much longer than normal delays are expect...
 
Skyline homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 22! Oct. 14, 2010
This year’s Skyline High School homecoming parade – the eighth annual – will march up 228th Avenue on Friday, Oct. 22. The parade, which starts at Discovery Elementary School, will begin its journey north to the Skyline High...
 
Skyline and Eastlake to push food drive across the goal line Oct. 12, 2010
A food drive spearheaded by eastside mayors, including Mayor Don Gerend of Sammamish, will culminate on the plateau with a wave of donations at Skyline High School’s homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 22, versus Eastlake High Sc...
 
Contractor will be charged with shooting deer with bow and arrow Oct. 7, 2010
The city prosecutor filed criminal charges today against a sub-contractor who allegedly shot and killed a deer with a bow and arrow inside the city limits last month. The 46-year-old Arlington man, a landscaper on the city’s...
 
Food drive led by eastside mayors Sep. 21, 2010
Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend, along with other Eastside city mayors, will be leading the way as a big effort unfolds to fill up the shelves of local food banks. The mayors’ “Month of Concern for the Hungry,” which runs from Sep...
 
Sammamish Art Fair comes to City Hall Sep. 27, 2010
The annual Air Fair will feature some of the best jury selected local artists on the Eastside. Meet the artists and learn about their creative process. The highest quality and variety of fine art will be available for purchas...
 
Important "sustainability" meeting Sept. 30 Sep. 9, 2010
On Sept. 30, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., a "Community Meeting and Workshop" at City Hall will review the goals, priorities and possible "sustainability strategies" that have surfaced during a summer-long public outreach effort by th...
 
SE 32nd Street barricade neighborhood meeting Thursday night Sep. 22, 2010
The city is holding a meeting Thursday, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m., at Sunny Hills Elementary School that will focus on the barricade at Southeast 32nd Street. This barricade will be the first test case for the city's new decision-ma...
 
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Comprehensive Athletic Field Study Sep. 23, 2010
The City of Sammamish is requesting qualification packages from qualified firms to conduct a Comprehensive Athletic Field Study. For the full RFQ, click on the link.
 
Sep. 13, 2010
Mayor's Month of Concern
 
City extends Community and Business Sustainability Surveys! Sep. 17, 2010
Due to a technical malfunction, both the Community and Business Sustainability Strategy survey links on the city’s website closed prematurely at 5 a.m. on Friday, September 17, rather than at 5 p.m. as was scheduled. In order...
 
Request for Proposals: Sports Turf Maintenance Services for City of Sammamish Parks Aug. 12, 2010
The City of Sammamish is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for Sports Turf Maintenance Services for City Parks. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please download the documents below. Vendors are strongly encour...
 
Request for Proposals Custodial Services for City of Sammamish Parks Aug. 12, 2010
The City of Sammamish is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for Custodial Services for City Parks. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please download the documents below. Vendors are strongly encouraged to visit...
 
Request for Proposals Landscape Services for City of Sammamish Parks Aug. 12, 2010
The City of Sammamish is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for Landscape Services for City Parks. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please download the documents below. Vendors are strongly encouraged to visit...
 
Sammamish walks! Bring your camera on Aug. 28 - NOTE NEW DATE! Jul. 30, 2010
This month’s walk is led by Frank Blau, an award-winning photogra