Newport Hills Community Club

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2018 Community Garage Sale registration deadline extended through 6/25! Sale will take place Saturday, June 30, 9AM-3PM.

Want to participate? Do these two things:
1. Contact Yan (sakar2005@gmail.com) and Naomi (bambula1024@gmail.com) to be listed on the map
2. Send in your $10 annual NHCC dues if you haven’t already (5806-A 119th Ave SE, PMB 222, Bellevue, WA 98006)

The garage sale will be advertised in multiple online areas and with signage in/around the neighborhood. Each participant will receive a plastic Garage Sale sign on a short stake to fill out with address, arrow, etc., and place at the location of their choosing.

Shopping Center Comprehensive Plan Amendment & Rezone

National homebuilder Toll Brothers has applied for a rezoning of the Newport Hills Shopping Center parcel (side of 119th where Stod’s, Resonate, Cloud 9, Mustard Seed etc. are located). If the rezoning is granted, Toll Brothers plans to build approximately 130 luxury townhouses and condo apartments on the shopping center site. The development would include a reduced amount (1/4 to 1/2 of the present square footage) of retail space along the 119th frontage. The Bellevue Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on this application on Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30PM at Bellevue City Hall (450 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue WA 98004). Members of the public are invited to appear and offer their public comments (up to 3 minutes) at the hearing. If you wish to be a party of record and receive updates as the CPA & rezone process progresses, or if you’d like to submit a written comment re: the proposed application, please contact Nicholas Matz, Senior Planner, City of Bellevue at 425-452-5371 or nmatz@bellevuewa.gov and CC: planningcommission@bellevuewa.gov and council@bellevuewa.gov.

** Please reference these file #s in your comments:
18-103965-AC
18-103967-LQ

 

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.

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

 Or pay via PayPal below. You can also donate an amount of your choice!






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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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