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Ranked by Money magazine as one of the best small towns in America for 2013, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. In Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to live close to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.

 

WHAT'S NEW

 

Connect with City Services at Town Hall Meeting

Interact with your Newcastle officials and staff at the Newcastle Town Hall meeting Tuesday, June 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Golf Club at Newcastle's St. Andrews Ballroom. The first part of the evening provides an opportunity for you to speak directly with City staff and volunteers to learn about exciting projects, events and opportunities and what kinds of services the City provides. Then meet your City Council to share your expectations for service, discuss specific concerns and ask questions. You can also talk with other Newcastle residents and enjoy light refreshments at the beautiful Golf Club at Newcastle, located at 15500 Six Penny Lane. View this flyer for more information.

 

Energize Eastside EIS Comment Period and Public Meetings

Meetings will be held this month to provide information and receive public comment on an analysis of potential environmental impacts of Puget Sound Energy's Energize Eastside project. As part of this project, PSE is proposing to build a new electric substation and approximately 18 miles of high capacity electric transmission lines from Renton to Redmond, through Newcastle. The proposed project is intended to address an electrical transmission capacity deficiency and improve electrical grid reliability for eastside communities. The project requires analysis of potential environmental impacts through development of an Environmental Impact Statement or EIS. You are encouraged to attend the following informational meetings and provide comment:

  • Tuesday, May 12, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Bellevue City Hall
  • Thursday, May 14, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Renton City Hall
  • Tuesday, May 26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Kirkland City Hall
  • Thursday, May 28, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Newcastle Elementary
  • Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., North Bellevue Community Center

If you are unable to attend, please visit www.EnergizeEastsideEIS.org to view meeting materials and provide comments using an online form. The Energize Eastside EIS is being led by the City of Bellevue in cooperation with Newcastle and the cities of Renton, Kirkland and Redmond.

New Community Engagement Board Gives a Voice to Youth

Middle school and high school students can become engaged in the community, voice their needs to the city and make a difference through a new teen leadership board called Newcastle Youth for Community Engagement, or NYCE for short. By participating in the board, students will also learn about citizen involvement and how to identify and solve community problems. NYCE is open to all youth in grades 6-12 with a vested interest in the Newcastle community. Meetings occur on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the location alternating between the library, YMCA and City Hall. For more information, or to get involved, contact Wendy Kirchner, Community Activities Liaison, by sending an email or calling 425-649-4444.

 

What is the Future of Public Transportation in King County?

Help envision a public transportation system for the future at a King County Metro visioning workshop Tuesday, May 19, in Bellevue. The workshop is one of a series of events throughout the county to begin a community dialogue about the future of public transportation in our region and to get input from community members about their vision. This east King County event will be held at Bellevue College in the cafeteria/student union from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening will begin with a meet and greet and information boards, followed by presenations from local experts and audience questions, and concluding with an exercise designed to allow you to share your ideas. Go to this Metro website for more information on the workshops, and discover how the workshops will be used at www.kcmetrovision.org.

 

City Neighborhood Outreach Program

Newcastle staff would like to come to your neighborhood! We are looking for opportunities to share information about city services and neighborhood safety, and listen to your concerns, with the goal of creating a safer, more connected community. Working with residents to support our diverse, vibrant neighborhoods is part of our daily business at City Hall, and this new program reinforces that commitment, bringing City Hall to you. City staff can present information on public safety, permits and licenses, code enforcement, new developments, block watch, volunteer opportunities or natural resources. You also can meet city staff as a personal contact for:

  • Information about any city or community service
  • Help resolving a neighborhood issue or concern
  • Direct connection to city departments or resources
  • Ways to get more involved with the city and your neighborhood
  • Advice on influencing city decisions
  • Help with forming a neighborhood association or revitalizing one

Please contact Community Activities Liaison Wendy Kirchner to invite city staff to your meeting or event or to organize a meeting. Send an email to Wendy or call her at City Hall, 425-649-4444.

"Click It or Ticket" Includes Buckling Up Kids

Remember to buckle up during this year's annual statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign between May 18 and May 31. During these dates, Newcastle motorists and drivers throughout the state can expect to see extra seat belt patrols, which will include an emphasis on children who are not properly restrained. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths among children in the United States. The majority of these tragedies likely could have been avoided had these children been properly restrained, as required by Washington state law. These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero - striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.

 

Final 2015 Budget Publication Available

Newcastle's Finance Director has released the final version of the city's 2015 budget book. The budget is more than a report of the city's planned revenue and expenditures. It's packed full of information about the city, including information on city services and demographics, how your city staff is organized, and planned improvement projects. One of the best ways to get to know your City of Newcastle organization is to read this comprehensive document. Download the budget book here, and to view budgets from previous years go to this city webpage.

Newcastle's Newsletter

Stay informed about City events, services and other local happenings by signing up for Newcastle's email newsletter. You can also read the newsletter by clicking here.

Newcastle's Sales Tax Code is 1736 in RTA area; 4036 in non-RTA area

The City now accepts credit cards for payment.

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