On Monday, January 16, from approximately 9:00 am until 3:00 pm there will be a traffic restriction at 28 Honeycomb Lane to allow crews to pour concrete at this address. There will be flaggers present to direct traffic down to one lane. Please allow extra time in your commute that day to allow for this disruption and we appreciate your patience while we navigate through this together.

Dumpsters Available for Overflow Trash

Since trash collection did not take place last week because of the snow, dumpsters are available in the Rec Center parking lot near the community gardens. The dumpsters are locked, so you will have to go to the Rec Center Front Desk to have them opened before dumping your trash. Staff are available at the Front Desk to help you between the hours of 8 am and 7:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday, 12/31, is New Year’s Eve, and staff will be available between 8 am and 4:30 pm. The Rec Center is closed on Sunday, January 1, for the holiday. You can call the Rec Front Desk to confirm their availability at 360-366-8450.

Coloring Contest

There are still a few days to submit an entry for the holiday coloring contest! Click HERE to download and print the entry form. Two winners of a $25 Amazon gift card will be chosen from these age groups: 6 & under; and 7 to 12. Drop entries off at the Welcome Center before Monday morning, January 2nd. You can use the night drop on the side of the building if you come by after hours.

Gate 9 Mailboxes Damaged

The Gate 9 mailboxes near Huckleberry Park were damaged on Wednesday, 12/21, by a car sliding into them. Maintenance is working on a temporary fix today, Thursday, 12/22, and replacement parts have been ordered so that a permanent fix can be implemented as soon as possible. If your mailbox can’t be accessed by the carrier or if it isn’t secure, USPS cannot deliver your mail. Impacted homeowners’ mail will be held for pick-up at the Mount Baker Post Office located at 3150 Orleans St (the intersection of Sunset and Orleans). The Mt Baker Post Office is open from 8:30 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday, 12/22-23. It is normally open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10:30 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

Trash Removal Canceled Due to Snow

SSC has canceled trash pickup for all of Sudden Valley this week and will make two pickups next week. If the garbage trucks can’t get to your location next week, you may bring your garbage to the large dumpsters located in the Rec Center parking lot near the community gardens. Please ask the Rec Front Desk staff to unlock the dumpsters for you. Rec staff will be available at the following days/times: Friday, 12/23 from 8 am to 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12/24-25, closed; Monday, 12/26, 8am to 2:30 pm; Tuesday – Friday, 12/27-12/30, 8 am to 7:30 pm.