For those of you who may be new to the area this is a great festival featuring arts-and-crafts vendors, Food of World showcasing delicacies from all over and a great play area for the younger set. They even have some great music. If you want to know more check it out at www.salmondays.org
From the newsletter of the South Lake Sammamish Associaton:
The city council is expected to approve an interlocal agreement with King County on October 2nd which will result in the transfer of King County parks and open spaces here to the city by the end of the year.
The agreement will result in the transfer to Issaquah of Meerwood Park, Timberlake Park, Sammamish Cove park and the Lewis Creek open space. No money will change hands, but the city must promise to maintain these properties or “equivalent properties” as parks equally available to city and non-city residents.
Sammamish Cove Park consists of undeveloped meadows adjacent to the state park. This property is specifically restricted in that it cannot be used for active recreation (such as sports fields) because it was originally purchased by the county with an “Open Space” grant.
The agreement states that the city must take into account the role of the Meerwood Homeowners Association in maintaining Meerwood park.
3.4 The City acknowledges than in 1998 the County entered into a ten-year agreement with the Meerwood Homeowners Association (MHOA) which agreement authorizes the MHOA to maintain Meerwood Park and schedule use of the sport court in that park. The City agrees that following transfer of the Properties from the County to the City, the City will either assume the duties to maintain Meerwood Park and to schedule use of the sport court portion to the park, or the City will negotiate a new agreement with MHOA allowing MHOA to continue to execute those duties subject to such terms and conditions as the City may require.
This issue will next be discussed by the city council Services Committee, which meets on September 20, 5:00 p.m. City Hall/Police Station in the Eagle Room. Agenda bill #5532, which contains all the details, is expected to be referred to the full council for approval on October 2nd.
It’s that time of year when everyone wants to get outside. Whether it is the family BBQ or a company picnic there are lots of great places on the eastside to hold an event. The Parks and Recreation Departments of the eastside cities all have information online including information on reserving the spot you want. Check ‘em out at:
The South Lake Sammamish Association (SLSA) has worked tirelessly to make this happen. As a part of unicorporated King County, they were frustrated with inadequate police patrols, road maintenance and similar public services. Last fall the Greenwoord Point-South Cove Annexation area voted to join the City of Issaquah and now its time to celebrate.
On March 1st, 6:30-9PM, the city will host an open house at Pickering Barn (just east of Costco) to welcome everyone. Issaquahs mayor and other city officials will be there to celebrate and answer questions about city services.
In addition, SLSA will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and parade on March 4th from 10AM to Noon. There will be refreshments and activities for the kids including tours of a fire truck and police car. See their website for details.
Its great to see community involvement pay off for residenets on Lake Sammamish.