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City of Newcastle

 

 

 

 

Ranked as one of the best small towns in America, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for recreation.

 

WHAT'S NEW

 

Closure of Passport Application Acceptance Facility

Due to a staffing shortage, the city will not at this time accept applications for U.S. Passports. Cashiering at City Hall will close at 3 p.m. until further notice. Pet license applications will not currently be accepted at the City Hall front desk.

 

Hearing on Low Impact Development Regulations

Planning Commissioners are in the process of reviewing proposed regulations designed to reduce the environmental impact of development in Newcastle. Changes could include requirements for landscaping using native vegetation, storm water facilities that use natural processes for treatment, permeable pavement, reduced road widths, clustering of structures among other measures. Provide your input at a public hearing Wednesday, September 28, at a meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Newcastle City Hall. Send questions and written comments to Senior Planner Thara Johnson.

 

It's Your Newcastle City Hall

The City of Newcastle proudly announces the acquisition of a building in the downtown area for City Hall. The city leased its City Hall space, but as of August 18, 2016, purchased the Newcastle Professional Center located at 12835 Newcastle Way resulting in substantial long-term financial benefits. The City Council made the decision based on a cost benefit analysis showing the city would save an estimated $3,265,050 over a ten-year period if purchasing rather than leasing City Hall. The $5.3 million cost was financed by issuance of municipal bonds at a rate of 2.18%. Newcastle's recent S&P Global Ratings AAA bond rating assisted in receiving this low rate. The bond rating reflects the city's stable financial condition both currently and what is expected in the future. Incorporated in 1994, the City of Newcastle continues to grow and establish itself within the Seattle metropolitan area as a desirable location for people to call home.

 

Submit Service Requests With YourGOV

Citizens can use their smartphones or the Web to let the city know about potholes, vandalism and other non-emergency issues and to request service. The city has introduced an innovative application called YourGOV that allows users to report issues, complete with location, details and photos, in just three steps. Once submitted, YourGOV will automatically deliver requests to city staff for review, routing and follow-up. YourGOV is free of charge and available now. Visit the YourGOV web-based portal to submit a request. The application can be downloaded at the iTunes App Store, Google Market or Amazon App Store. By using YourGOV, you can help Newcastle become a more responsive, sustainable and collaborative community. As always, residents should call 206-296-3311 for police non-emergency issues or to report a crime or suspicious activity.

 

Neighborhood Community Improvement Grants

New this year, the city is offering grants to help people living in Newcastle improve their neighborhoods. This matching grant of up to $1,000 per project allows residents to identify priorities and to undertake the improvement project together. Eligible projects include physical improvements that build or enhance a feature of the neighborhood or benefit the general public. Applications will be accepted year-round and projects must be completed by December 1, 2016. Click here to download the grant packet and application and for details about eligibility and evaluation criteria. Interested groups may also send an email to Wendy Kirchner, Community Activities Liaison, for more information.

 

Remember to Leash and License Your Pet

Protect your pet and be courteous to neighbors by leashing your dog while walking on the city's trails or visiting city parks. All dogs must be on a leash while in public areas, including Lake Boren Park. Animal control officers routinely patrol to ensure dogs are leashed and pets are licensed as required. Pet licenses can be obtained at City Hall, Newcastle's QFC, or online at the Regional Animal Services of King County website. Picking up dog waste also is the right thing to do to keep public spaces enjoyable and waterways clean.

 

Newcastle Summer Newsletter

Find out more about summer events, upcoming meetings, volunteer opportunities, new city services and more by viewing Newcastle's latest newsletter.

 

Report pollution immediately by calling 425-649-4143, ext. 111, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. After these hours, call police non-emergency at 206-296-3311. Call 911 for hazardous materials spills.

 

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CITY HALL OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

DEVELOPMENT PERMITTING

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last Intake at 2:30 p.m.

  Newcastle Zoning Map
 
UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

City Council - 9/23 Retreat

Planning Commission - 9/28
Community Activities - 9/14
SOLICITOR PERMITS

 

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