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‘Duvall Cultural & Performing Arts Center’

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Construction is underway on the outdoor area while DFA continues to raise funds for the building.
Duvall has a rich cultural history and has a very active art community. The community has many outdoor art events throughout the year and is very much in need of an indoor space for exploration and enjoyment of the arts.
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Snow Days - Riverview School District

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Riverview School District board approved a motion to request waivers from the Superintendent of Public Instruction in order to minimize the time the school year must extend into June this year.
Students missed a total of seven days because of weather, and Cherry Valley Elementary missed an additional day due to power outages.  Districts cannot get waivers unless they have met the state required 1027 instruction hours for students, but they can request extra time be waived after those hours are met. The state law also says that each school must make up at least three days regardless of anything else.
Riverview School District built in a little extra time in the school year in anticipation of snow or emergency days but adding the required three make up days will extend the school year further into June.  The district can expect a decision in the next few weeks, and schedules will be confirmed after that.

County Executive Proposed Parks Levy

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Executive Dow Constantine wants to renew the current King County Parks Levy which is expiring at the end of the year.
Under the levy proposal, the City of Duvall would receive approximately $700,000 in direct pass-through funding to support Duvall’s local parks and recreation programs, an increase of $605,000 over the 2014-2019 levy. This funding as proposed can be used for capital or operating needs related to local park needs. 
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Tax Bills are Good News, Bad News

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Property taxes went up in about half of King County this year, although some areas are seeing minor decreases.
Generally, in the Snoqualmie Valley, it’s a mix of assessments, with Duvall going down an average of 0.46%, and Carnation going up 1.71% depending on location, according to Al Dams, Chief Deputy Assessor. Unincorporated areas are seeing nearly a 2.6% increase. All areas have increased median values with the highest jumps in assessed value hitting the unincorporated areas where the median value last year was $439,000 and now is $492,000.
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February Police Blotter: Snow, lots and lots of snow… oh and warrants!

  • Written by City of Duvall Police Department
Unknown trouble- 02/03/2019 @ 6:43PM near the 26700 block of NE Beadonhall Street:
Officer dispatched to an unknown trouble report.  Officers arrived and after investigating determined a person accidently discharged their firearm.  Charges were forwarded to the prosecutor. 
Traffic offense- 02/04/2019 @ 1:50PM near the intersection of 276th Place NE/NE 150th Street:
Officer was dispatched to a driver doing donuts in the snow. Officer contacted the driver and counseled him on his driving behavior. Presumably, officer was very familiar with donuts.
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