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Welcome to the Newport Hills Community Club Blog!

JOIN US FOR MOVIE NIGHT AUGUST 23!!

 

REPORT ON NEW PARK PLANNING PROCESS!!

The City of Bellevue is now engaged in planning how to develop the vacant property at 11560 SE 60th St. just west of Ringdall Middle School into a real park! On July 23 Parks and Community Development staff presented three variations on a basic plan. 

The three variations present a range from minimum programming – open areas, bare-bones fencing and shelters – to a fully programmed, landscaped park with a variety of amenities. Park staff say there’s enough money in the project budget to complete even the most ambitious of the three options. Construction should take two to four months depending on how complex the final plan is. Construction could happen as soon as next summer!

It’s important that the city hear from us Newport Hills residents as the planning goes forward. This is our park – let them know what you think. Please go to the city’s webpage about the project, take a look at the three options they’ve sketched out, and give your feedback via the survey also linked to the page. (The survey asks you to respond about the individual features, not just pick one of the three complete options, and there’s room for your other comments too.)

https://bellevuewa.gov/city-government/departments/parks/planning-and-development/current-projects/newport-hills-neighborhood-park-planning

If you have questions, you can contact the City of Bellevue’s lead on the project, Scott Vander Hyden (425-452-4169 or svanderhyden@bellevuewa.gov), or Ann Brashear, Newport Hills Community Club President (president@newporthillscommunityclub.org).

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE started April 1! Please support your neighborhood, it’s the best $10 investment you can make!

Not a member yet or are you ready to renew? Send in your $10 membership dues by mail at:
NHCC
5806-A 119th Ave SE, PMB #222
Bellevue, WA 98006

(you can also save a stamp & have the folks at NH Mailboxes & Shipping Store put your envelope directly into our box!)

Or pay via PayPal below. Please use the Donate button – you can pay any amount you choose, and the first $10 will be credited as your membership dues for this year. Additional donations are welcome and needed!



 

Please note that because we are a 501(c)(4) community chest organization and not a 501(c)(3) charity, donations are not tax-deductible.

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The Newport Hills Community Club, formed in 1969, is a volunteer neighborhood organization that serves its membership by publishing news and information, acting as a forum for issues that pertain to our area, supporting and taking positive action towards community improvements and promoting regular social events throughout the year for all residents.

Comments found here are posted by residents of the community and do not represent views expressed by the Club or its Board of Directors, unless stated as such. To subscribe to our Club email feed, click here. We email infrequently, to keep you informed about Club events and community concerns.

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  • 1 admin // Mar 30, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    hi Tina – thanks for your generosity! We’ll look into either adding another PayPal button for donations or reconfiguring the one we have – the one thing we need to be careful about is being able to sort out the dues from the donations, for accounting and tax purposes. Stay tuned!

  • 2 Tina Styer // Mar 30, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    I tried to add an extra amount when paying my dues on PayPal, and couldn’t figure out how to do it. I ended up paying twice. Is there a way to configure PayPal so that people can add an optional “donation”?

  • 3 admin // Mar 30, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Yes, thank you for the alert, Gary – this is being worked out and hopefully we won’t lose too many (any!) of those member returns. We’ll put the word out thru the usual channels, too, for those who haven’t mailed their forms yet. Thanks again.

  • 4 Gary Low // Mar 30, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Please note that your call for membership dues has the WRONG RETURN ADDRESS!
    The postal carrier is pulling out envelopes addressed to the Newport Hills Community Club addressed at 5608 119th Ave SE Ste A. Instead, the correct address is 5806 119th Ave SE Ste A.
    The carrier has threatened to return future mail to the sender…

  • 5 Brian Turner, NHCC President // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    I’ve arranged for our mayor to meet with us, please save the night of March 15th. More details will be posted shortly.

  • 6 Janet Berg // Sep 30, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Yes, I (and most of my surrounding neighbors) have had a locking mailbox for a few years now. The mail delivery problem seems to have subsided lately. Mail delivery service seems to decline when we have a substitute carrier on the route. In fact, we received notice from the FBI that one of those carriers is now being prosecuted for discarding our mail.

  • 7 Heidi Dean, NHCC Past President/interim Treasurer // Jul 8, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Hi Janet:

    Do you have a locking mailbox? Mail theft has been a big problem in Newport Hills and our nearby neighborhoods for about the last two years. It sounds like you’re dealing with either spotty mail delivery or else mail theft. Locking mailboxes cannot 100% ensure mail safety but they can significantly decrease the chances of having mail stolen. I hope you get some answers from the Bellevue Post Master soon.

  • 8 Janet Berg // Jun 30, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Our post office delivery service has severely declined in the last few months. There are days that I don’t receive any mail at all. I have tried contacting the Post Office about it, but have received no response. Has anybody else experienced the same issues? Thanks.

  • 9 Pat Wilshusen // Feb 7, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    With all of the emergency vehicles by the former Stod’s site, the helicopter buzzing at 1 a.m. and the continuing break-ins, would it be possible that the Safety Chair of the NHCC could follow up on some of these incidents and put the information on the website? The Crime Mapping of the Bellevue Police Dept. doesn’t seem to reflect these. Thanks.

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