Category Archives: Community Announcements

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.

Road Condition and Towing Update

Currently, many of Sudden Valley’s roads are hard-packed snow and ice, and driving conditions are treacherous. There are multiple reports of vehicles in ditches, some partially blocking roadways. All local towing services are unable to work in Sudden Valley given the current conditions, so abandoned vehicles may be left on the roadways for several hours or possibly days. Road conditions are poor throughout Whatcom County. Please avoid driving if at all possible. Vehicles blocking the plows or emergency services can have a devastating impact. 

Call the SVCA Weather Hotline at 360-746-7010 for future updates.

Holiday Hours and Weather Update

The SVCA Welcome Center and Rec Center will be open today, Thursday, for normal business hours, but will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, and Monday, December 26th, in observance of the holiday.

Because bad weather is expected, snow removal and de-icing crews will be scheduled to work, as needed, throughout this holiday weekend.

Currently, many of Sudden Valley’s roads are hard-packed snow and ice, and driving conditions are treacherous. There are multiple reports of vehicles in ditches, some partially blocking roadways. Please note: tow trucks are unable to navigate many of these locations in the current conditions, so these vehicles may be left in these locations for several hours or possibly days. This is true throughout Whatcom County. Please avoid driving if at all possible. Vehicles blocking the plows or emergency services can have a devastating impact. 

Updates on road conditions will be posted here throughout the weekend. You can also get updates by calling the SVCA Weather Hotline at 360-746-7010.

If you have an emergency, call 911. If you need to report road conditions or an abandoned car, call Security at 360-715-2449.