July 4th Weekend

An important reminder for this holiday weekend. Absolutely no fires, fireworks or firecrackers in Sudden Valley! 

In addition to Sudden Valley’s burn ban and prohibition of all fireworks and firecrackers, County Executive Satpal Sidhu is also asking all citizens in unincorporated Whatcom County to please forego the use of consumer fireworks due to the severe dryness and expected high temperatures this year.

Sadhu’s statement can be read HERE.

County service information for the Fourth of July weekend:

Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire, and EMS services. 

Residents are urged to use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only. This includes if residents see evidence of a wildfire. 

Residents may call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 360-676-6911 for noise and illegal fireworks complaints

SVCA Security may be reached directly by calling 360-319-8200 regarding any complaints of fireworks, residential fires or other security concerns. SVCA Security will have additional patrols during the July 4th holiday.

The SVCA Board of Directors and staff would like to thank our Sudden Valley residents for your patience during the recent heatwave and we are requesting your continued cooperation. The Association will continue to follow the recommendations of the Fire Chief and our Security professionals. 

Per SVCA Rules and Regulations, unattended parking on paved roads or on shoulders where any part of the vehicle projects into a traffic lane is prohibited. 

Despite a few isolated complaints regarding the availability of parking at the beach areas during the recent heatwave, Security did not encounter any issues where vehicles were blocking emergency access and needed to be towed. However, please remember that Security has the authority to tow any vehicles parked in violation of the above, or in designated emergency vehicle lanes or handicap access spaces – at the owner’s expense.

As we witnessed with the prompt response to the downed power pole incident at Gate 1 earlier this week, Sudden Valley residents are in good hands. Our SVCA security and maintenance were on site to address the situation quickly and professionally, coordinating with PSE and the Fire Chief. 

Our SVCA staff and our Whatcom County first responders are trained and prepared, but they deserve a holiday too. So, please do your part and adhere to the burn ban and fireworks restrictions.