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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 .

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022037835_roadssnowplowxml.html




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.

 Nest Meeting - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7pm

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council (NHUAC) Meeting
When: Thursday, September 3 at 7pm
Where: North Highline Fire Station (1243 SW 112th Street)

Mark your calendars and plan on joining the discussion at the next North Highline Unincorporated Council meeting .

Cass Turnbull, founder of Plant Amnesty, will be providing information on her efforts to preserve 32 acres of city of Seattle surplus land on Myers Way South (located between White Center and Highland Park - adjacent and south of the Joint Fire Training Facility, and Arrowhead Gardens senior housing).  Seattle’s intention is to sell the land for commercial development.  The area is steep, with wooded slopes, wetlands and a meadow that could very well be “Discovery Park South”. 

We will also be addressing the issues that seem to continually arise at the White Center Bog/Pond.  John Taylor and Ken Gresset from the King County Water and Land Resources Division would like to hear from the community on how this area can be best utilized for community enjoyment.

We have been fortunate to have wonderful, dedicated storefront deputies over the years. Our current storefront deputy, Julian Chivington, is no exception.  The good news is Deputy Chivington has accepted a promotion, and the other good news is that Deputy Bill Kennamer will be taking Deputy Chivington’s place. Deputy Kennamer is very familiar with the White Center community having served as a Metro Transit Deputy for a number of years.  Both Deputy Chivington and Deputy Kennamer will be at the meeting to provide crime stats as well as information and answer questions regarding general community safety concerns. 


At our June 4th meeting we heard from James Paribello and Frank O’Dell from the Washington State Liquor Control Board on legislation and licensing of Recreational Marijuana Stores (502 stores). Under the new legislation all medical marijuana dispensaries (which are all currently unregulated) will be required to close by July, 2016, or apply and obtain a 502 license.  There are currently no regulations in unincorporated King County to prevent the concentration of 502 stores - cities like Seattle, Bellevue, and a host of others have enacted local ordinances creating "buffer" zones to prevent marijuana stores from being within 1000 feet of one another.  Without this protection, White Center could conceivably be the home to many recreational stores.  Although these stores are regulated and must comply with many strict standards,the question remains if it is good for our community to have a glut of these types of businesses.

 If you have questions or concerns about this issue you can contact Barbara Dobkin at bdobkin@northhihglineuac.org - or better yet - call or email or write our King County Council District 8 Representative, Joe McDermott at:
Phone:  206.477.1008
Email:  joe.mcdermott@kingcounty.gov

Address: 
516 Third Ave, RM 1200
Seattle, WA 98104

Questions: contact – bdobkin@northhighlineuac.org

COMMUNITY MATTERS
BE INFORMED – BE INVOLVED – BE HEARD

Missed our last meetings - please click on the links below to see coverage on "whitecenternow"

May 7, 2015 meeting

Aprill 2, 2015 meeting

If you have any questions or want to be added to our email list -  email Barbara Dobkin at bdobkin@northhighlineuac.org

You can also write to us at:
North Highline Unincorporated Area Council
PO Box 66900
Burien, WA 98166

 

Click on the link below for the latest news regarding the unincorporated areas of King County

King County Unincorporated Area Newsletter

 

 

 

 NHUAC meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street SW). 

If you have any particular concerns you would like addressed at an upcoming meeting or would like to be added to our email list, please contact Barbara Dobkin at bdobkin@northhighlineuac.org

Interested in serving on the NHUAC Board - contact bdobkin@northhighlineuac.org 
COMMUNITY MATTERS – BE INVOLVED - BE INFORMED - BE HEARD

See questionable activity? Call 911
IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 296.3311
State Liquor Control Board (to report violations): 888.838.3956

NEWS FROM THE KING COUNTY COUNCIL

 In December, 2013 the King County Council approved a 1 year moratorium on Medical Marijuna Dispensaries in the unincorporated Areas of King County.  The Moratorium was set to expire on Dec 16.  The council has now approved a 6 month extension of the moratorium (Ordinance 2014-0380).

Under this ordinance, no new Medical Marijuana Dispensaries cannot open in unincorporated King County - this includes all of North Highline neighborhoods: White Center, Top Hat, Boulevard Park and Glendale.

Did you know that there are 8 unregulated dispensaries operating in a 3 block area in the White Center Business District. 

  Follow the link below for information on the moratorium

MEDICAL MARIJUANA MORATORIUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.