Workshop on Coexisting with Urban Wildlife, plus other news and events

Workshop on Coexisting with Urban Wildlife, plus other news and events

Kirkland News Bites: Upcoming Events

Learning to live with urban wildlife

Residents are invited to attend and participate in an educational  workshop focused on coexistence with urban wildlife and simple actions people can take to reduce conflict and live peacefully with creatures such as coyotes, cougars, deer, raccoons and black bear. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m., at Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Ave, in the City Council Chambers. The event is sponsored by the City of Kirkland in conjunction with Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services.

For more information about the workshop, contact Lorrie McKay, Intergovernmental Relation Manager, City of Kirkland, at 425-587-3009 or


Food truck rodeo at Juanita Friday Market on June 24

On Friday, June 24, 2016, the Juanita Friday Market will be hosting its first ever Food Truck Rodeo from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Juanita Beach Park. A variety of food trucks will be onsite featuring an array of delicious food. The Friday market hosts 40 plus regular vendors and features live music each week. Come enjoy the market, shop local goods and grab a bite to eat.

For more information contact Tina Lathia from Parks and Community Services or call 425-587-3385.


Traffic Delays: Goat Hill storm water system cleaning

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to storm water system cleaning on Goat Hill Road in Kirkland, during the week of June 20, 2016. The Goat Hill neighborhood is the hill area northwest of Juanita Beach Park. Streets affected will be NE 120th St, NE 116th PL, NE 117th PL, NE 118th PL, NE 119th PL, 89th PL NE, 89th Ave NE, and 90th Ave NE.

This work will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday next week. Access will be limited, with traffic control flagging in place during this period of time.  Due to the roadway’s unique elevation and tight configuration, vehicle access will be limited while city work crews perform the maintenance to the storm conveyance system.

Two reader boards have been installed to inform area residents and commuters of the work and anticipated traffic delays. The city of Kirkland asks for the public’s patience while it performs this necessary task.

For more information contact, Dan Vaniterson, Sewer and Storm Water Lead, City of Kirkland Public Works Department at 425-587-3906.


2017 Kirkland Lodging Tax Funding Announced; Apply by Aug. 10

The City of Kirkland seeks applications by 5 p.m. on August 10, 2016 for proposed special events and festivals to be held next year in Kirkland, WA. The City’s Tourism Program is hosting an application workshop designed to assist applicants in understanding funding requirements to be held on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Kirkland City Hall, Peter Kirk Room, 123 5th Avenue. The City’s tourism funds will be awarded for the marketing or operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists to Kirkland. The grant application form is available online at or by contacting Jeannie McGivern at or 425-587-3012.


80th Street closures continue

The Kirkland contractor now upgrading the water and sewer mains along Northeast 80th Street will be closing the street throughout the project’s construction. Shoreline Construction is extending until June 23 the closure of Northeast 80th Street from the pedestrian bridge to east to 120th Avenue Northeast. This is the first of nine closures allowed by Shoreline Construction’s contract with the City of Kirkland. Shoreline Construction is planning later this month to close Northeast 80th Street between 130th and 132nd avenues northeast. Closures will last from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail delivery, solid waste collection, school buses and emergency vehicles will continue to have full access. For more information, visit


Article from Kirkland News Bites: A Digest of City News Releases and Neighborhood News

For more information contact:
Kathy Cummings – Communications Program Manager
City of Kirkland
City Manager’s Office
425-587-3021 |

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