NextDoor, N 200th one-way only eastbound, Citizens acadamy

From New Board Member Jamie Holter:

Next Door is a highly localized electronic bulletin board where people can ask questions, make recommendations, list classified, safety information, have discussions, list events, lost and found, etc. Anything that you might talk about at the park with a friend can be found here. Next Door is secure in that you have to prove you live in the neighborhood with a utility bill in your name or be invited by someone who is already vetted. Jamie Holter is the moderator for most of Innis Arden. You can post to Innis Arden or any number of neighborhoods adjacent to Innis Arden. If people would like to check it out, have them send me an email at and I will send them an invite. They might be surprised to see how many of their neighbors are already participating.

Next Door is just one way we are looking at improving our communication. We have talked about using the website and the Facebook site more frequently. Other ideas include google + circles.

I will put out a survey monkey in the coming weeks to see what platforms the community would like to get information on as well as hold a couple tutorials at the club for people who want to learn how to use them.

From the City:

One-way only eastbound on N 200th east of Aurora for approximately six months
Beginning on February 17, N 200th Street will be closed to westbound traffic between Aurora and the first driveway into Aurora Village/Costco for construction. Eastbound traffic on N 200th St. will remain open. (See map) One-way traffic will continue for approximately six months.


As a result of the one-way traffic pattern on N 200th Street, both King County Metro Transit and Community Transit will need to reroute buses to and from the Aurora Village Transit Center. For route information, visit Metro and Community Transit.

The closure is necessary in order for crews to install a joint utility trench and utility vault on the south side of N 200th and a structural sidewalk on the north side. What is the structural sidewalk? On the surface, it will look like any other sidewalk; however, underneath, it will look a bit like a bridge. Columns and girders will provide support over the edge of the existing embankment. The construction will require drill rigs and column construction and setting of precast girders.

For questions or concerns visit or call the 24-hour hotline at (206) 801-2485 or email

King County Sheriff’s Office to Host

9-1-1 Citizens Academy

KING COUNTY – Local residents will have a prime opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center when the next 9-1-1 Citizens Academy is held on March 28th, 2015.

The academy will educate citizens about the role 9-1-1 Communications Specialists play in the public safety system and prepare them should they ever need to dial 9-1-1.

The all day informative class includes everything from the History of 9-1-1 to how citizens can help 9-1-1 help them.  A tour of the KCSO 9-1-1 Center is included, and optional “plug-in” time will be offered to academy attendees on follow-up dates for those interested.

The academy is open to anyone at least 18 years old with no felony convictions.  Applicants must live or work in King County.

Applications to attend are now being accepted. Space is limited and completed applications should be turned in by Friday March 20th, 2015.

Applications are available on the King County Sheriff’s Office website:  You can also request the applications by calling our Hotline at 206-205-6625, or by sending an email request to: