upcoming and reocurring events
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Save the Date for the evening of December 6 for a Bear Creek / Sammamish Community Service Area Meeting! We are excited about the meeting, as Councilmember Lambert will be there along with representatives from the Executive Office and County Departments. This is a great opportunity to learn more about county services, programs, and projects in the area, as well as an opportunity to interact with your “local government.” We are planning on getting out more detailed information next week, including a draft of the Bear Creek / Sammamish Community Service Area County Work Plan that sets out county services, programs, and projects in your area.

Bear Creek Sammamish Community Service Area Meeting

Thursday,December 6, from 7 to 9 PM

Woodinville Water District, 17238 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd, Woodinville

Explanation of the new Community Services Program. Discussions about County Services, Programs, and Projects in the area. Opportunity to meet Councilmember Lambert, Deputy County Executive Fred Jarrett, and representatives from several county departments

2013 Music in the Park at Cottage Lake - UpperBear Creek Community Council is happy to bring "Music in the Park" back to Cottage Lake Park again next summer! . Click here for more details.

New state mandate, protecting Puget Sound drive proposed Surface Water Management fee increase

Under a new state mandate on cities and counties to do more to clean up stormwater, and with increasingly less revenue due to annexations into cities, King County is proposing an increase of $36 a year to its Surface Water Management fee for stormwater projects in unincorporated areas

ChristyTrue, director of King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks. said 82 percent of the proposed increase, or nearly $30 of the $36, is attributable to factors outside the County’s control: a state-mandated permit, the effect of annexations, and inflation. She said the remainder of the Surface Water Management (SWM) fee will fund repairs to aging pipes that could fail in the near future, and address long-neglected projects such as installing stormwater controls where they don’t exist, in roughly two-thirds of the County’s developed unincorporated area.

Residential property owners in unincorporated King County currently pay a SWM fee of $133 a year. They would pay $169 with the increase, a fee that still falls in the middle range of what other cities and counties in the region are charging in 2012 .

The fee proposal must be approved by the Metropolitan King County Council.

Click Here for Brochure Information - The King County Sheriff’s Office offers Online Police Reporting for non-emergent incidents as a convenience for our citizens. This generally includes Larcenies, Vandalisms, Traffic Complaints, and other informational reports that may be filed in six different languages.

Learn more about proposed open space charter amendment at upcoming public meetings. King County residents interested in how more than 156,000 acres of publicly owned land with high ecological value will be used can learn more at four upcoming public meetings. The lands could receive additional protection under a proposed amendment to the county’s charter.

King County Code Enforcement Office
They require a parcel number or address in order to respond. Also, a person can look up via IMAP or Parcel Viewer if there is an open case or permit on file before they report the violation.
Here's the link to those mapping programs:
For alleged illegal water withdrawls from the creeks you can contact the Dept of Ecology at (206) 296-6680.

Woodinville Code Enforcement
Feb 4, 2010 ... The Code enforcement Officer is responsible for enforcement of ...Animals- Loose, vicious or dead, King County Animal Control, 206.296. ...

A REAL place to lodge any concerns about power outages in our area. -This reply came in response to a letter from Nancy Stafford and the UBCC to the Utilities and Transportation Commission in Olympia after the Puget Sound Energy meeting at the Woodinville library on April 12th. Contact Information Included.

By-Laws of The Upper Bear Creek Community Council - Adopted by Upper Bear Creek Community Council, an Unincorporated Area Council of King County Washington on the 9th day of March, 1999.

Monthly Minutes - "Archived" minutes to meetings can be found here.