Category Archives: General

Reading Trail Vandalism – Reward Offered

The WCLS, with permission from the Association, posted a wonderful “Totem Tale” along the Lake Louise trail. They were pages of an illustrated storybook posted every few yards for children to read as they walked along the trail. This was a temporary display until the end of June. Yesterday, the signs were found vandalized. Some removed, some destroyed.  The Association is an avid supporter of the Library in our community, and is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the identification and arrest of the vandal. Please contact Norm Smith at norm@suddenvalley.com with any information you might have.

Neighborhood Watch

Sudden Valley and the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office will hold an informational meeting to discuss forming a Neighborhood Watch program in our Sudden Valley Neighborhoods.  All Sudden Valley Residents that are interested in this program are invited to attend this meeting. Details are as follows:

Date: June 13th, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Locations: South Whatcom Fire Authority Station #22 (Sudden Valley)
2050 Lake Whatcom Blvd, Bellingham, WA 98229

Since its beginnings, Neighborhood Watch has grown from an “extra eyes and ears” approach to crime prevention to a much more proactive, community-oriented endeavor providing a unique infrastructure that brings together local officials, law enforcement, and citizens for the protection of their communities.

If you have any questions please email Norm Smith at norm@suddenvalley.com

Hope to see you there.

New Flag Poles at Gate 1 – Flag Raising Ceremony this Thursday on Flag Day

Volunteers that cleaned the Gate 1 entrance and installed the new flag poles are conducting a Flag Raising Ceremony this Thursday, June 14 at 0900 at the Gate 1 Security building.  It will take about 5 minutes. Jerry Driscoll will raise the US flag and Betty will raise the Canadian flag since she came from Canada and is a dual citizenship.  Chuck Luttrel is reaching out to all of the volunteers who helped clean up gate 1 entrance last year inviting them to attend.  All interested people are also invited to attend. 

Road Work Starts Tomorrow in Sudden Valley

Starting Wednesday, June 13, 2018, our 2018 road repair activities begin. Work includes patching roads and clearing storm water ditches in preparing for later in the summer micro-sealing in Gates 1, 2, 9 and 13. We can all expect some traffic delays while a road or pot hole is patched. Traffic control will be provided at locations where delays may occur.

The planed areas for work through the first part of July 2018 are as follows:

Wednesday, June 13th through Monday, June 18th.

  • Re-routing traffic exiting the Rotunda mailbox site
  • Windward Drive, directly below the Rotunda: Re-establish the storm water ditch
  • Windward Drive, directly below the Rotunda: Improve storm water drainage to culvert.
  • Windward Drive exit at Lake Whatcom Boulevard: Road repair
  • Windward Drive entrance at Lake Whatcom Boulevard: Pothole repair

Tuesday June 19th through Friday June 22nd

  • Cold Spring Lane: Re-establish a storm water ditch
  • Morning Glory Drive: Road surface patching

Monday June 25th through Wednesday June 27th

  • Western Lane: Road repair

Thursday June 28th through Monday July 2

  • Polo Park Drive: Bridge drainage maintenance

Tuesday July 3rd through July 6th

  • Marigold Drive: Road repair
  • Barn View parking lot, temporary pothole repairs

Hiring Part-Time Seasonal Lifeguards!

SVCA is seeking to fill eight (8) seasonal Lifeguard positions (two of whom would be Leads), beginning the second week of July. Required training will begin prior to that date.

These positions are open to individuals 16 and older, and Lifeguard certification training will be provided for non-certified applicants. Certified individuals will be given preference.

Weekend availability is required.

LIFEGUARD RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Open the pool each day and close it down each evening, depending on schedule and hours
  • Treat the pool with appropriate concentration of chemicals on a regular schedule
  • Monitor pool-related activities closely throughout shift and identify any safety issues
  • Direct swimmers out of the pool in hazardous conditions
  • Monitor weather reports closely to ensure safety of guests
  • Organize and oversee pool parties
  • Provide swimming lessons and swim team coaching when available
  • Maintain a clean environment in and around the pool
  • Provide assistance to patrons when appropriate or necessary

PREFERRED LIFEGUARD SKILLS

  • Current and valid American Red Cross Life Guard certification
  • First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Ability to pass pre-employment practical skills test in the water
  • Experience teaching swim lessons or coaching swim team highly desirable
  • Flexible schedule required

BENEFITS

  • Paid Lifeguard Certification
  • $200 bonus for individuals completing the whole season.

COMPENSATION

  • $13 per hour for Lifeguards, $13.50 for Lead Lifeguards

Please contact admin at asm@suddenvalley.com to apply!

Temporary Closure of Huckleberry Park

Huckleyberry Park in Gate 9 will be closed from Wednesday June 13th-Friday June 22nd. The playground will be under construction as the old play surface is removed and replaced. Trucks and equipment will be using the grass area adjacent to the playground for staging. During this entire time the playground will be off limits and will be fenced when work is not actively happening. Thanks for you patience as we renovate this park.

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closed for All Whatcom County Beaches

Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches throughout Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on all beaches in Whatcom County. Read more: https://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/34506/Shellfish-Harvest-Closures_6618