Hazard Quest; Kirklanders invited to participate

  Wondering about landslide risk in your neighborhood?  How about slumping, sloughing, and seeps? The Office of Emergency Management is part of the City of Kirkland Geo Hazards Mapping Team which is partnering with the University of Washington in an initiative to identify geographic hazards in the city. Kirkland residents are invited to participate in […]

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City Seeks Suggestions for Neighborhood Safety Projects

Projects will improve safety and livability throughout the City

 

The City’s Neighborhood Safety Program (NSP) is accepting ideas for projects that will improve the safety and livability in neighborhoods throughout the City. Kirkland residents are encouraged to submit their ideas through the Capital Improvement Projects “Suggest-a-Project” database which is found on the City of Kirkland website. Projects submitted through September, will be considered for the 2017 funding cycle. The NSP funds projects under $50,000, but all ideas are welcomed. The City reviews and responds to all suggestions and will notify those submitting projects if they meet the NSP parameters. All suggestions will be shared with the respective Neighborhood Association and posted on the City’s web site.

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Kirkland Safety Burn Ban Lifted

Rain helps some indicators improve, but conditions still dry and fire danger lingers through wildland-fire season

 

The Kirkland Fire Department has lifted the safety burn ban, which was originally issued on Aug. 18 when hot, dry and windy conditions were prevalent throughout the area. Monitoring of fire dangers, including fuel and moisture, has continued over the previous two-week period, and today fire-danger indicators returned to normal levels for this time of year, allowing the lifting of the burn ban.

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Community Invited to Participate in the Inaugural Cross Kirkland Corridor Art Project

The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission has selected local environmental artist, Terra Holcomb, as the inaugural Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) artist in residence. The final project will include a 10-foot tree hollow constructed from fallen black cottonwood leaves. Holcomb’s ephemeral art piece, which will be made in collaboration with community volunteers, will be displayed along the CKC at 110th Avenue Northeast from October 8 through Mid-November…

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Cross Kirkland Corridor Maintenance Closure

The Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) will be completely closed for maintenance between NE 112th Street and 110th Avenue NE (near Peter Kirk Elementary) on Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Street signs have been posted and personnel will be stationed at the work zone boundaries. Additional maintenance will be […]

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Kirkland Salary Commission Meeting Sept. 15

Public Invited to Weigh in on Mayor and Council Salaries

 

 

The Kirkland Salary Commission is holding a meeting on September 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber to receive public input and discuss possible adjustments to the salaries of the Mayor and Councilmembers. The Salary Commission is made up of three residents who are appointed for staggered terms by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.

 

The current salary for the Mayor is $1,457 per month and the current salary for Councilmembers is $1,144 per month…

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