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About North Highline Unincorporated Area Council

Unincorporated Area Councils provide the County with community input on behalf of citizens living within the geographic boundary of the UAC, including but not limited to the following issues, programs and policies: More...

 


New service levels for King County Roads - What you should know as a resident of North Highline


King County Roads has implemented new criteria for determining maintenance on existing roads in unincorporated King County. The following link describes the 5 tiers of service levels. When you check the map you will see that many of the roads in North Highline are Tier 5.

Tier 5 — Least reliable access
Tier 5 roads carry 10% of the County road system's total daily trips. Features: Local residential roads that have alternative routes available for travel in case of road closures.
Service: Will receive virtually no storm and snow response. Maintenance will be limited and based on factors such as life safety and risk, resulting in a growing number of deteriorating roads. Users can expect to see some closures, which may result in longer detours and difficulty accessing property. These roads may also be downgraded to a gravel surface, restricted to one lane, and have load limits and lower speed limits.
For more information go to the following link.



Unincorporated King County to see few snowplows this winter

King County will plow only 10 percent of its road miles during snowfalls this winter, a casualty of a continuing decline in the county roads budget .

Great story in the Seattle times, Oct 13 regarding King County RoadsUnincorporated King County to see few snowplows this winter

 

 




North Highline Graffiti Management Program

Graffiti is a crime. It is costly and destructive and sends a message that the community is not concerned about the appearance of its neighborhoods. It generates neighborhood fear, causes instability, signals an increase in crime, lowers property values, hurts business revenue, it s economically detrimental to our community, and is a sign of urban decay.

By covering the graffiti as soon as possible, you rob the vandal of the effort and time it took to do the tag, and most likely they will move on to another location. You can prevent your property from becoming a "know tag site" by removing graffiti immediately.

The North Highline Unincorporated Area Council provides paint and paint supplies for free to residents and business owners. We can also paint out the graffiti on your property free as a community service. You must be the property owner or authorized to sign a release waiver.

If you have questions concerning NHUAC's Graffiti Management Program please contact us at graffiti@northhighlineuac.org.

       NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
     THURSDAY, MAY 1  7PM

                            

Please plan on joining us for a presentation from the Health Educator for the King County Dirt Alert program, Denise Sharify as well as Diana Smith from the Dept of Ecology on the lingering effects from the Asarco Copper Smelter.  Learn how you can test your soil and get assistance cleaning up contaminated areas.

For almost 100 years, the Asarco Company operated a copper smelter in Tacoma. Pollution blown from the smelter's 571-foot smokestack settled on the surface soil over 1,000 square miles in Puget Sound. Arsenic, lead, and other heavy metals are still in the soil as a result of this pollution, and will continue to be a health risk for years to come.

The Tacoma Smelter Plume covers parts of King, Thurston, and Pierce counties. The three county health departments and the Department of Ecology are working to reduce harm from soil contaminated with lead and arsenic.

We are also pleased to have Denise Feil from King County Library who will provide updates on the long awaited plans for capital improvements to the Boulevard Park Library. 

NHUAC meetings are a great way to connect and network with other community member and stay up to date on issues that impact us in Unincorporated North Highline (White Center, Boulevard Park, Top Hat, Beverly Park, Glendale).

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Join the discussion – Be part of the Solution

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OUR COMMUNITY MATTERS
BE INVOLVED
BE INFORMED
BE HEARD
 

When:  Thursday, May 1 at 7pm
Where:  North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street, SW)

Questions - please email: bdobkin@northhighlineuac.org

Tracy Record of the westseattleblog/whitecenternow sties, provides excellent coverage of our meetings.  Please follow the link below for details regarding NHUAC'a November 7 meeting. 

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council: New member voted in; briefings on juvenile diversion, substance-abuse, arts/culture-support programs…

 KING COUNTY BUDGET

Follow the link below for White Center Now reporting on the King County Budget Plan:

Final King County Budget plan presented, expected to win final approval

COMMUNITY MATTERS – STAY INVOLVED – BE INFORMED
See questionable activity? Call 911
IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 296.3311
State Liquor Control Board (to report violations): 888.838.3956
Deputy B.J. Myers (White Center Storefront): 391.1651
Email: benjamin.myers@kingcounty.gov

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING METRO SERVICE

The public has been invited to comment on transportation needs with the Senate Transportation Committee at two upcoming public forums: Tuesday, Sept. 17 in Bellevue and Monday, Oct. 14 in downtown Seattle. Without a funding solution, both King County Metro Transit and King County Road Services face service reductions that will have a real effect on the people you serve.

These "listening sessions" are part of a statewide tour hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation.  At least half of each meeting will be dedicated to public comment, and unincorporated road users, plus individual bus, train and ferry riders are encouraged to share their stories.

Meeting details
Bellevue
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m.
Stevenson Elementary School
14220 NE 8th St

Downtown Seattle
Monday, Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m.
King County Courthouse, Room 1001
516 3rd Ave, 10th Floor

The forums are a follow-up to the 2013 legislative session. The legislature considered a transportation funding package but did not pass a bill. 

Metro faces a $75 million annual shortfall next year, and without a funding solution, will have to begin major service cuts in fall 2014. Metro is planning reductions of up to 600,000 annual hours of bus service – up to 17 percent of Metro’s service countywide – that would begin in September 2014. Public outreach about proposed reductions will begin this fall. » Learn more about Metro’s funding and what’s at risk

An additional 45,000 annual service hours will have to be cut from bus service in the Alaskan Way Viaduct corridor. State funding for enhanced bus service to reduce the impacts of the viaduct replacement project runs out next June, even though work on the new tunnel and waterfront improvements will continue through 2019.

The tax system that funds King County roads is broken putting unincorporated roads and bridges at risk.  A combination of annexations, lower property valuations and a decline in gas tax revenue has had a deep and dramatic impact on King County’s road system in recent years. While the county has prudently managed its system by caring for the most pressing problems that affect the most people – even this heightened level of triage is no longer enough to manage the decline today or in the years ahead. » Learn more about King County road’s funding and what’s at risk

Local elected officials and a coalition of community leaders are committed to seeking funding for transit and other local transportation needs as part of a statewide package. County Executive Dow Constantine and Gov. Jay Inslee recently issued a joint call for action on transportation. Gov. Inslee said that if legislators can hammer out a transportation package, he’ll call a special legislative session in November. » Read the Governor’s statement

Thanks in advance for your help to spread the word about this opportunity for those you serve to speak directly with policy makers.

Sincerely,

DeAnna Martin & Alice Ann Wetzel

Community relations planners

King County Department of Transportation

community.relations@kingcounty.gov

King County Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

AFIS provides criminal identification services to officers, investigators, prosecutors, and corrections staff.  Program staff fingerprint and identify all inmates booked into county jails.  This helps to identify possible wanted or dangerous offenders before they are released, even if they provide false names and incorrect information.  Staff also recover and process fingerprints from major crime scenes.  The AFIS Program’s existence aids in solving crimes throughout King County, and contributes to the safety of both officers and citizens. 

The AFIS website is www.kingcounty.gov/afis and includes the annual report, videos, and other information.


KC Metro Zone Boundary Line

The NHUAC has requested that KC Metro review it's policy regarding the southern Zone Boundary, currently SW Roxbury (SW96th). The northern Zone Boundary is at 145th North. We have requested that they move the southern boundary to the Burien Park and Ride (148th SW) which would make a trip from North Highline to Seattle a one zone ride. Click here to see our letter. And this is their response.