- Rule burning (small debris disposal fires normally allowed when following specific rules) are not allowed in Snohomish, Island, Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan counties.
- Written burn permit burning also will no longer be allowed in Snohomish, Island, Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan counties.
- Campfires may be allowed in approved designated campgrounds. Always check with local campground hosts before lighting a campfire.
- DNR is also increasing restrictions on outdoor burning on public lands. Campfires are still allowed in approve fire pits and to please be extra cautious during these very dry conditions.
For more information regarding restrictions, click HERE.
The gravel installation at Huckleberry Park is 50% done. Next Monday staff will continue gravel work, then install the remaining boarder section and complete tie in work from the grass to the boarder edge. The gravel area was expanded to meet safety requirements, deepened to allow softer landings, and a fabric mat installed to prevent grasses from coming up through the gravel. Staff have also decided to expand the walk path up to the park for ease of strollers
Ready for mom’s and tykes next week.
Pool work is progressing. Workers have removed the deck around both pools and hammered the existing plaster removing loose and peeling pockets of plaster in preparation for new plaster application. Work is quite active at both sites with lots of work to make the pools ready for an anticipated July 15th opening. Lots of effort going on to bring these pools up to new condition. Simultaneously, Maddie Ottley, the SVCA Recreation Manager is working hard with the Department of Health to ensure all of the health and safety pool requirements have been achieved and will be in place to obtain our new permit. The photo shows many areas where weakened plaster was detected and removed during this phase of the refurbishment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there.
The person arrested for car prowling in Gate 3 today was charged with Vehicle Prowling in the 2nd Degree which can be a gross misdemeanor or a felony, depending on prior history. This person was armed, had drugs in possession, and was well equipped to search, break in, and do harm. It is important to reinforce to our members, this is a matter best left to the Sheriff’s Department and to our Security. The Association asks all of our members, please, if you see anyone engaged in suspicious activity, immediately report it to the authorities and do not approach the individual. Safety first.
Early this morning a Gate 3 resident contacted the Whatcom Sherriff’s Department reporting suspicious activity outside their home involving their car. The Sherriff’s Dispatcher contacted Sudden Valley Security notifying them of the situation, tasking them to cordon the area, monitor and report. Sherriff’s Deputies arrived at 4:15 am, circled the area, stopped an individual and then shortly took that person into custody departing the valley at 5:00 a.m. this morning. We thank the membership for being aware, reporting, and enabling the process to work to a successful end today.
Update 3:51 PM
The vehicle has been cleared from the area. Thank you for your patience.
Security is currently assisting with an accident that is partially blocking the road entering Gate 2.
Will update when roadway has been cleared.
Whatcom County Council will be in Sudden Valley on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in the Dance Barn from 7 P.M. – 9 P.M.