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Comment on proposed Utilities budget, rates

10/10/2016
The public is invited to comment on Bellevue Utilities' proposed 2017-2018 budget and rates at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 20, in conference room 1E-113 at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE.
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Utilities invites business community to forum

10/06/2016
Bellevue Utilities invites the business community to its first annual Business Customer Forum at City Hall on Oct. 27, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
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10/05/2016
Do you have something lying around your home that could be useful again if only you knew how to repair it?
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Environmental Services Commission vacancy

10/04/2016
The City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on Bellevue's Environmental Services Commission.
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Comment on proposed code changes to reduce stormwater runoff

08/29/2016
The City of Bellevue is considering changes to Bellevue's land use code intended to reduce stormwater runoff from redevelopment and new development.
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08/22/2016
To increase sewer capacity for anticipated growth,
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Vendors wanted for EverGreen Gift Market

07/12/2016
Do you sell handmade, local, repurposed and/or sustainably-sourced goods?
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Spring recycling event May 7

04/22/2016
Time to do some spring cleaning! Everything you drop off will be recycled at Bellevue's Spring Recycling Event,
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Bellevue honors top commercial recyclers

04/20/2016
Three Bellevue businesses and an elementary school are being awarded free garbage service for the month of April for their outstanding recycling efforts.
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Sewer main work to close 114th Ave SE

04/14/2016
Sewer main replacement work by Bellevue Utilities will close 114th Avenue Southeast to through traffic from Southeast Sixth Street to Main Street from Monday, April 18, to early July.
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Water main replacement on SE Allen Road

04/04/2016
Replacement of an aging water main along Southeast Allen Road by Bellevue Utilities will last four months, beginning the week of April 11.
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Sewer work to close northbound 114th Ave SE

03/17/2016
Sewer main replacement work by Bellevue Utilities will close northbound 114th Avenue Southeast from Southeast Eighth Street to Southeast Sixth Street for approximately five weeks starting March 23.
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Utility work on Feb. 24 to close 101st Ave SE

02/19/2016
Bellevue Utilities will repair a water service line in the 400 block of 101st Avenue Southeast, requiring closure of the street between Southeast Third Street and 100th Avenue Southeast on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
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Construction to start for Wilburton sewer project

02/11/2016
Bellevue Utilities is making improvements needed to increase sewer capacity to meet growth demands and to replace aging infrastructure. Construction activities will begin Feb. 26 and last through December.
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Water main replacement impacts NE 24th St

02/10/2016
Bellevue Utilities will replace an aging water main along Northeast 24th Street beginning Monday, Feb. 15, through May 31.
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Update: Utility repair work closes section of 101st Ave SE

01/29/2016
Bellevue Utilities is responding to a broken 2-inch water service that provides water to apartments and condos in the 400 block of 101st Avenue Southeast.
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Partial opening of intersection at SE 8th St and 112th Ave

01/28/2016
The intersection at 112th Avenue Southeast and Southeast Eighth Street has been partially reopened as work has progressed on sewer improvement work that has kept the intersection closed.
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Utility work on W. Lake Samm. Pkwy beginning Jan. 25

01/22/2016
Bellevue Utilities will inspect city water mains along West Lake Sammamish Parkway beginning Monday.
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Water main repair on Bel-Red Road near 124th Ave NE

12/23/2015
Bellevue Utilities will be repairing a leaking 18-inch water main on Bel-Red Road near 124th Avenue Northeast beginning at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23.
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Utilities, Transportation departments earn reaccreditation

12/08/2015
Bellevue's Transportation and Utilities departments recently earned reaccreditation from the American Public Works Association.
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Low-impact development workshop for developers

12/01/2015
As Bellevue continues to grow, the city is exploring changes to its development codes and standards to reduce the impacts of stormwater runoff associated with new development and redevelopment.
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Bellevue's water supply returns to normal

11/25/2015
Fall rains have improved the region's water supply, and Bellevue is deactivating its Water Shortage Response Plan.
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Turn restrictions delayed until Nov. 23 for SE 8th St and 112th Ave

11/17/2015
To accommodate sewer improvement work, no turns will be allowed to and from 112th Avenue Southeast at the intersection with Southeast Eighth Street for a month beginning Monday, Nov. 23.
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Residents encouraged to comment on draft water plan

11/10/2015
The city of Bellevue invites residents to give input on the Draft Water System Plan, which describes how the city plans to meet water needs for the next 20 years.
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Bellevue's water supply condition improves

11/10/2015
Fall rains have improved the region's water supply and Bellevue is moving to the lowest stage of its Water Shortage Response Plan, the advisory stage.
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Free shredding at Bellevue Library

11/03/2015
The Bellevue Library will host a free document shredding event with a secure shredding truck on Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m..
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Plan for delays around Bellevue Way and 112th

10/16/2015
From Oct. 26 to Nov. 11, the intersection of 112th Avenue Southeast and Bellevue Way Southeast will undergo traffic modifications to accommodate the continuation of sewer improvement work for the Bellefield Pump Station project.
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Recycling event Oct. 17

10/07/2015
Now's the time to declutter before winter comes!
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Residents and businesses help cut water use by 14 percent

09/10/2015
Bellevue residents and businesses have done their part in helping the region cut water use by 14 percent over the last four weeks -- exceeding requests by water providers to cut use by 10 percent.
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112th Ave. SE and SE 8th St. to see traffic modifications

09/02/2015
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, the intersection of 112th Avenue Southeast and Southeast Eighth Street will see significant traffic modifications to accommodate sewer improvement work.
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This weekend visit the EverGreen Gift Market

08/28/2015
Being green is easy at the EverGreen Gift Market, a city event on Saturday at the Northwest Arts Center (9825 NE 24th St.) where vendors will sell handmade, local, repurposed and sustainably-sourced goods.
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Bellevue asks residents and businesses to keep up the good work conserving water

08/26/2015
Bellevue residents and businesses have done a great job conserving water as part of a regional drought response that began in July -- contributing to the region's collective reduction of its water use by 10 percent over the last two weeks,
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Open house for updated storm and surface water plan

08/20/2015
The public is invited to provide comments on the City of Bellevue's Storm and Surface Water System Plan at an open house at City Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
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Bellevue asks residents and businesses to join them in voluntary water reduction

08/11/2015
The City of Bellevue is asking residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce their water use by 10 percent, in partnership with the city's own conservation efforts.
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Southbound lane closures on 112th NE

07/30/2015
Sewer main improvements being done by Bellevue Utilities will result in lane closures at times on southbound 112th Avenue Northeast, between Northeast Fourth and Sixth streets, the week of August 3.
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Water advisory for Bellevue

07/29/2015
Bellevue has joined a regional water shortage response plan.
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Being green is easy at EverGreen Gift Market

07/17/2015
Being green is easy at the EverGreen Gift Market, a city event on August 29 at the Northwest Arts Center where vendors will sell handmade, local, repurposed and sustainably-sourced goods.
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Water supply changes from good to fair

07/10/2015
After the hottest June here in recorded history, higher-than-usual water consumption and record-low stream flows into storage reservoirs, the outlook on Bellevue’s water supply has dropped from "good" to "fair."
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Boil-water advisory lifted

07/08/2015
Residents of 100 units at the Woodland Commons apartment complex, on the 13700 block of Northeast 11th Street, no longer have to boil their water.
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Boil-water notice for apartment complex

07/07/2015
Residents of 100 units at the Woodland Commons apartment complex, on the 13700 block of Northeast 11th Street, will be told to boil their water for drinking after a water main break Monday,
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We need water because ...

07/01/2015
How do we use water and why do we need it? Those are questions posed by an innovative display unveiled today at Bellevue Downtown Park, intended to begin a conversation with residents throughout the region about water and how each individual values it.
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Starting July 6: Lane reductions on 112th Ave SE

06/29/2015
Starting July 6 and through early 2016, 112th Avenue Southeast will be reduced to one southbound and one northbound lane for various segments between Bellevue Way Southeast and north of Southeast Eighth Street due to sewer improvement work by Bellevue Utilities.
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Five-day lane closure on Bellevue Way SE

06/19/2015
In preparation for the installation of large-capacity sewer pipes for a growing downtown, Bellevue Utilities will do work at the intersection of Bellevue Way Southeast and 112th Avenue Southeast, necessitating the closure of a lane June 22-26.
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Two-week lane closure on 148th Ave NE

06/12/2015
To reduce flooding during major storms and improve system efficiency, Bellevue Utilities will replace a 12-inch stormwater pipe on 148th Avenue Northeast at Northeast 40th Street.
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Water supply sufficient here, but use it wisely

05/18/2015
Although Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency on Friday, May 15, Bellevue Utilities customers have enough water for normal use this year.
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Spring recycling event May 2

04/28/2015
Now's the time to get your spring cleaning done.
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Board and commission vacancies

04/14/2015
The City Council is seeking candidates for vacancies on Bellevue's Arts, Planning,
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New culvert/bridge at Coal Creek wins award

04/03/2015
A city project on Coal Creek Parkway that features a new culvert/bridge to keep the roadway safe, a pedestrian connection to the Coal Creek trail and stream restoration to improve salmon habitat was awarded the 2015 Project of the Year award in the Environment Category by the Washington state chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) on Thursday, April 2.
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Sewer project to impact traffic on 112th SE

03/11/2015
To add sewer capacity for downtown's growing population and replace aging infrastructure, the City of Bellevue will replace a sewer pump station and pipes in the Bellefield neighborhood.
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Utility pipe replacement to close NE 12th

02/10/2015
The City of Bellevue will replace stormwater pipes on Northeast 12th Street between 108th and 112th avenues beginning Tuesday, February 17.
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Lake to Lake: 2014 highlights

01/22/2015
The January edition of Lake to Lake, a video news show about Bellevue, features highlights from 2014.
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Public invited to comment on stormwater management plan

01/05/2015
Residents will have an opportunity to comment on Bellevue's draft 2015 stormwater management plan at the Environmental Services Commission meeting Thursday, January 15, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE, conference room 1E-113.
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No Garbage pickup on New Year's Day

12/31/2014
The City of Bellevue wishes you a healthy and prosperous 2015.
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No garbage pickup on Christmas

12/24/2014
The City of Bellevue wishes you happy holidays.
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Schools compete to cut lunchroom waste

12/04/2014
Thirteen Bellevue elementary schools competed to see which could cut the most waste in their cafeterias.
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Now is the time to clear leaves from storm drains

10/24/2014
Fall means rainy days and falling leaves that can clog storm drains and lead to flooding.
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Comments sought on Utilities budget

10/23/2014
Bellevue's Environmental Services Commission is seeking comments on the city's proposed 2015-2016 Utilities budget and rates, and will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6
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Fall recycling event moves to Eastgate area

10/14/2014
The City of Bellevue's fall special recycling collection event will be Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Crossroads Bible Church, 15815 SE 37th St.
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Bridle Trails public art dedication October 11

10/07/2014
A new three-part, public art work in Bridle Trails that reflects the neighborhood's woodsy surroundings and equestrian culture will be dedicated on Saturday, October 11.
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Bellevue water safe to drink

10/03/2014
The City of Bellevue is letting residents and businesses know that Bellevue's water is safe to drink. Mercer Island issued a second boil water advisory on Thursday.
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Learn how to choose and make greener cleaners

09/30/2014
The City of Bellevue is offering four free workshops where participants can learn how to choose or even make cleaners that are less toxic and better for the environment.
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Bellevue's water is safe to drink

09/27/2014
The City of Bellevue is letting residents and businesses know that Bellevue's water is safe to drink. Mercer Island issued a boil water advisory on Sept. 27, 2014.
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Workshop on how to winterize horse properties

09/16/2014
One of the biggest challenges of owning horses in the Northwest is muddy pastures in winter.
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Wastewater system repair to close lane on Coal Creek Parkway

08/29/2014
Bellevue Utilities crews will be closing the outside, northbound lane on Coal Creek Parkway at Forest Drive, Tuesday, September 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make repairs to the sidewalk, manhole, and wastewater system.
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South Bellevue water main repaired

08/06/2014
Bellevue utilities crews repaired a water main break Wednesday afternoon in the 14700 block of Southeast Allen Road that occurred earlier that morning.
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Water main break and broken gas main in South Bellevue

08/06/2014
Bellevue utilities crews responded to a water main break Wednesday morning in the 14700 block of Southeast Allen Road, closing the street between 140th Avenue Southeast and 149th Avenue Southeast.
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Chism Beach reopens

07/29/2014
The City of Bellevue reopened the swimming area at Chism Beach Park, Tuesday, July 29, following the clearing of a blockage in a city sewer line in Lake Washington.
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Special recycling collection Saturday

05/08/2014
The City of Bellevue will hold its spring Residential Recycling Collection Day on Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way NE. Televisions, computers, electronic equipment, appliances, scrap metal, auto batteries, porcelain sinks and toilets, tires, mattresses and other items will be accepted.
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Work on Bellevue Way, from 4th to 6th Street, starts April 28

04/25/2014
To accommodate future growth in the downtown area, existing utilities along Bellevue Way require updating.
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Traffic switches lanes on Coal Creek Parkway

04/22/2014
Olympic Pipeline is completing their relocation work, and on Monday evening, April 28, the City of Bellevue will shift traffic to the west side of Coal Creek Parkway, between Forest Drive Southeast and Southeast 60th Street, as Phase II begins on the Coal Creek Parkway Bridge.
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Join the peamouth patrol

04/16/2014
The city is seeking volunteers to watch for peamouth, a native fish that travels from Lake Washington to Kelsey Creek each spring to spawn.
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Comments requested on proposed Utilities projects

03/26/2014
Utilities staff will host an open house on Thursday, April 3, to provide an opportunity for residents to comment on proposed projects being considered for Bellevue's 2015-2021 Water, Sewer, and Storm and Surface Water Utility Capital Investment Program (CIP).
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Workshop on manure management offered to horse owners

03/26/2014
Local horse owners will have a chance to learn the latest approach to manure management and how healthy horses lead to a healthy environment at a free workshop Thursday, April 3, 6:30-9 p.m. at Bellevue Golf Course, 5500 140th Ave. NE.
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Interactive map is guide to capital projects

03/12/2014
Residents have always wanted to know about city capital projects in their neighborhoods.
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Crews respond to Surrey Downs water main break

03/05/2014
Bellevue Utilities crews responded to a 6-inch water main break early Wednesday morning, March 5, on the 900 block of 110th Avenue Southeast.
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Resumed work to close lanes on Coal Creek Parkway

02/13/2014
Starting on Tuesday, February 18, Coal Creek Parkway will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Forest Drive Southeast and Southeast 60th Street for the second phase of construction of a new bridge.
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Public invited to comment on stormwater management plan

01/07/2014
Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the draft 2014 stormwater management program plan at the Environmental Services Commission meeting Thursday, January 16, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE, conference room 1E-113.
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Bellevue, tribe and state release salmon into streams

11/21/2013
On Nov. 21, the City of Bellevue joined the Muckleshoot Tribal Fisheries Department and the State Department of Fish and Wildlife as they released 500 coho salmon into Coal Creek.
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Public invited to comment on draft Wastewater System Plan

11/07/2013
The City of Bellevue is seeking public comment on the draft 2013 Wastewater System Plan Nov. 7 to 24.
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Coal Creek Parkway lane closures to switch

10/18/2013
Lane closures on Coal Creek Parkway, between Forest Drive Southeast and Southeast 60th Street, will switch from the east side of the parkway to the west side beginning Wednesday, Oct. 23, as Olympic Pipeline continues pipe relocation in preparation for the City of Bellevue building the second half of a new bridge.
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Swimming area at Meydenbauer Beach reopens

07/03/2013
The City of Bellevue has reopened the swimming area at Meydenbauer Beach Park following tests that show bacteria in the water is at a safe level.
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Swimming area at Meydenbauer Beach closed

07/02/2013
In the interest of safety to swimmers, the City of Bellevue has closed the swimming area at Meydenbauer Beach Park, 419-98th Ave. NE, effective Tuesday.
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App for tracking invasive mud snails nets award

05/29/2013
A smartphone app that enables city staff to instantly report when they find a fast-spreading invasive snail in Bellevue streams has earned the city a national technology award.
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Traffic delay for Coal Creek bridge construction delayed

05/15/2013
Construction of a new bridge on Coal Creek Parkway between Forest Drive Southeast and Southeast 60th Street began Wednesday.
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Work starts on new Coal Creek Parkway bridge

04/22/2013
Preliminary work begins this week on a new bridge to replace an aging culvert under Coal Creek Parkway between Forest Drive Southeast and Southeast 60th Street.
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Watchers for peamouth wanted

04/18/2013
The city is seeking volunteers to watch for peamouth minnows, native fish that travel from Lake Washington to Kelsey Creek each spring to spawn.
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Don't Drip and Drive campaign comes to Bellevue

04/15/2013
Bellevue drivers can get their vehicles checked free for leaks by participating repair shops this month as part of a new regional program called "Don't Drip and Drive."
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Council Roundup: New recycling, garbage options considered

03/27/2013
Bellevue customers could gain new options for garbage and recycling services when the city implements a new collection contract in 2014.
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Public invited to comment on 2013 stormwater plan

01/02/2013
Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the draft 2013 Stormwater Management Plan at the Environmental Services Commission meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, beginning at 8 p.m. at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE, conference room 1E-113.
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