City Council Set to Vote on Fireworks Ban; Ballot Drop Van Coming to Snoqualmie for School Bond Vote

No More Fireworks in Snoqualmie?

The Snoqualmie City Council will vote on an amendment to the city’s Fireworks Ordinance at their council meeting on February 9, 2015 at Snoqualmie City Hall.

The proposed fireworks ordinance amendment affects the discharge of consumer-grade fireworks and the penalties associated with unlawful fireworks.

If the amendment is approved, residents will no longer be able to discharge aerial (mortar) type fire3fireworks. Instead, only ground-effect, consumer-grade fireworks would be allowed.

The amended ordinance would also increase fines for residents who discharge banned fireworks. The fine for possessing unlawful fireworks would increase from $125 per offense to $250. The unlawful discharge of banned fireworks would come with a hefty $750 fine.

The fireworks ordinance amendment was proposed by the Public Safety Committee after a fireworks-related fire destroyed a Snoqualmie home, causing $700,000 in damage, on July 4, 2014.


Ballot Drop Van Coming to Snoqualmie

For last-minute voters and/or those without a stamp, the City of Snoqualmie and King County Elections are making it easy to get your February 10th Special Election ballot, which contains an SVSD school bond BondGraphic2 GIFmeasure, turned and counted.

A King County ballot drop-off van will be at Snoqualmie City Hall, 38624 SE River Street, during the following dates and times. Ballots can be dropped off without needing a first-class stamp.

Dates and Times

  • Saturday, February 7th, 10AM– 5PM
  • Monday, February 9th, 10PM – 5PM
  • Tuesday, February 10th, 10AM – 5PM

The upcoming February 10th ballot contains Snoqualmie Valley School District Proposition 1 School Bond. The $244 million bond measure, which is estimated to cost property owners $1.29/ $1000 assessed property value (see chart below), would re-build and expand Mount Si High School, reinstate a 3rd middle school, build a 6th elementary school and make improvements at existing SVSD schools.

Ballots must be signed and postmarked by Tuesday, February 10th to be counted.

More information about SVSD Prop 1 school bond can be found at www.svsd410.org or www.yesforsvsdschools.com

Cost of Proposed School Bond:

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