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September 2015 edition (late)


JNA Association

*The Juanita Neighborhood Association (JNA) is a non-profit 501c4 organization committed to ensuring Juanita continues to remain a vital community. The JNA strives to make the neighborhood a great place to live through beautification efforts, helping neighbors, planning neighborhood / community activities and communicating information to the neighborhood residents.  We are a 100% volunteer run organization.

September General Meeting

Monday 9/14/2015 -
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Kirkland Justice Center
11740 NE 118th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034

Agenda is announced here.  The recommended JNA By-Law changes have been posted to the JNA Website since Friday, September 4th. The changes allow membership to residents close to our border with other neighborhoods, allow the Board to fill vacancies, and allow board meetings at least 7 days before General Meetings.  See attached document linked here.

Juanita Beach Closure - on going

August 21, 2015

Contact: Marie Jensen
City Manager’s Office

KIRKLAND, Wash. – For public health protection, the city of Kirkland has closed the swimming beach at Juanita Beach Park after being notified by King County Department of Water and Land Resources Division of elevated fecal coliform levels. As part of King County’s swimming beach monitoring program, samples were taken from Kirkland’s Juanita Beach this week and tested by the King County Environmental Lab and evaluated by Public Health- Seattle and King County. The closure is expected through the weekend of August 21 – 23 and possibly longer. The swimming area is currently posted as “No swimming” and “No wading.” For the current status of the swimming area at Juanita Beach, please call 425-587-3860.

McCauliffe Park Grows a Community Learning Garden

Seattle Tilth Partners with Kirkland Parks Department to Raise Funds

KIRKLAND, Washington, August 26, 2015 - - Kirkland Parks Foundation announces a collaboration with Seattle Tilth to raise funds to build a new learning garden at McAuliffe Park.  

The learning garden is the first phase of developing McAuliffe Park into an education center and urban farm for the community. It’s part of a broader agreement between the City of Kirkland and Seattle Tilth; the original agreement was approved in November Seattle Tilth will work in collaboration with the Kirkland Parks Department to offer compost education, organic gardening classes, cooking and nutrition programming and urban farming opportunities.
Citizens invited to apply to the Kirkland Park Board by September 17, 2015


Contact: Kathi Anderson

Finance & Administration Department




KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kirkland Park Board has one adult vacancy for an unexpired term, ending March 31, 2016.  Interested citizens are invited to apply, and completed applications must be received by the City Clerk prior to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015


The Kirkland Park Board is established by the City Council to act in an advisory capacity on issues pertaining to Parks and Community Services. It meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.


To apply, download and fill out an application online, visit Kirkland City Hall at 123 5th Avenue, or call the City Clerk’s Office at 425-587-3190.

"Kirkland Modern"will be the topic for a special meeting sponsored by the Kirkland Heritage Society and the City of Kirkland. They have a 4Culture grant to learn more about the city's Mid-Century (1945-65) houses. Mimi Sheridan's presentation will focus on some of the most interesting subdivisions and architects and highlight the variety of house styles that shaped these suburban neighborhoods.

7 PM
September 28
Heritage Hall
203 Market Street, Kirkland

Odds and Ends Reminders

The Juanita Farmer’s Market hours are 3:00 to 7:00 PM every Friday during the summer through September 25th. Special events include:
Last Day and Community Fair - August 28th
Click on for more info, vendor lists and special events.

Forbes Creek Bridge Seismic Retrofit - From September 14th through October, work will be done to the existing Forbes Creek Bridge which is just north of Forbes Creek Dr along the Juanita Bay Park.  This project to retrofit the bridge for small-scale earthquakes will have minimal impacts to traffic except during nighttime closures (8pm to 5am) in late September.  For a detour route and more information, see the project website.

100th Avenue Corridor - Following the 100th Avenue Corridor Study which was completed in 2014, the City of Kirkland is working to select a consultant to work on redesigning the section of 100th Avenue NE from NE 132nd Street at Juanita Elementary to NE 145th Street.  Consultant selection will likely take place later this month (September).  Work on the design will begin once the selected consultant is under contract this fall.  This is a major corridor in our neighborhood and represents a unique opportunity to improve safety and enhance our community. 

I-405 Tolling - The I-405 express toll lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood, set to open later this year, will help ease traffic on one of the state’s most congested corridors. Express toll lanes will give I-405 drivers a choice to travel faster by paying a toll. Toll rates will adjust depending on traffic, and drivers will pay the rate they see upon entering the lanes. Tolls can be paid with the current Good To Go! pass or by mail at a higher rate. To use the express toll lanes free, carpool drivers will need to a Good To Go! account and the new Flex Pass, set to HOV mode.  The Washington State Department of Transportation has created a video to prepare drivers and give an example of what future trips may look in the express toll lanes. For more information, visit
Interested in supporting the Board?  There is an open position on the JNA Board: Secretary
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