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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

 

City Crews Ready for Winter Weather, Are You?

The city's maintenance crews will be monitoring the weather this weekend due to expected low temperatures and the possibility of snow. Our fleet is prepared and standing by for a possible response to citywide snow. Newcastle's snow and ice priority route map shows the level of service planned for each street. Go to this website for tips on how to be better prepared for winter driving conditions and drive carefully on snow and ice.

 

Newcastle Police Officer Richard Herzog Honored

Newcastle's fallen police officer Richard Herzog and other King County Sheriff's deputies killed in the line of duty were remembered and honored Friday, December 2, with a ceremony unveiling a memorial at the King County Courthouse. The memorial contains the shields of 16 slain officers permanently mounted on a granite wall. On Saturday, June 22, 2002, Deputy Herzog lost his life protecting the citizens he served. He was shot with his own gun as he attempted to apprehend a suspect on Coal Creek Parkway. Officer Herzog and all the officers who gave their lives protecting us will not be forgotten.

 

City Hall Passport Facility to Reopen

Newcastle City Hall will resume the processing of US Passport applications starting on January 3, 2017. Call today at 425-649-4444 to make an appointment for next year. Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. View basic passport application requirements on this web page.

 

City Wants Your Input on Stormwater Management

More rain fell in our region during October than any other year on record, which means we saw an unusual amount of stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff has a big impact on Newcastle's streets, neighborhoods, businesses and the natural environment because it can damage water quality and cause flooding. The City of Newcastle wants to hear from you about how stormwater has impacted your area of the city. Your input will help us improve the way we manage stormwater and surface water in our efforts to reduce flooding and improve our natural waterways. The city has started the process of updating a comprehensive plan for managing surface water. This plan is an essential tool and your input is necessary for identifying challenges and creating successful, adaptive solutions. Take an online survey today by clicking here. An open house will be held early next year.

 

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.

 

Notice of Road Closure Near Coal Creek Marketplace

The City of Newcastle was recently informed that a portion of a privately owned access road that has been used by the public for numerous years, which connects Coal Creek Parkway SE to 132nd Place just north of the Coal Creek Marketplace retail center, is going to be closed by the property owners. The portion to be closed is adjacent to Hansen Brothers Moving & Storage. The closure will have the effect of stopping all public traffic from being able to connect between 132nd Place SE and the Coal Creek Marketplace where QFC is located. The owners of Hansen Brothers have stated they are concerned with the liability of the public using this road as a cut through route, and the space is needed to park their trucks. They anticipate installing gates on either end of the road section to block use by the public. The owners estimate the road will be closed in about one to two months. The proposed closure will result in additional volume of left turns onto Coal Creek Parkway from the shopping center and the city is analyzing options for mitigation.

 

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.

Newcastle's sales tax location code is 1736. The location code for the Newcastle Non-Regional Transit Authority area is 4036.

 

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CITY HALL OFFICE HOURS
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DEVELOPMENT PERMITTING

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

City Council - 12/6

Planning Commission
Community Activities - 12/14
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