Kirkland’s Annexation Area Residents & Businesses Encouraged to Tap into City Information

Annexation takes effect June 1, 2011

As the annexation of the Finn Hill, North Juanita and Kingsgate neighborhood areas into the City of Kirkland approaches, annexation area residents and businesses are encouraged to tap into City information available online at www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/annexation, through email, and by participating in city meetings.  Email updates about annexation-related issues and public meetings and hearings are available by subscribing to the annexation list serv.  Current annexation planning efforts include defining neighborhood boundaries, budgeting for service levels when annexation takes effect, and negotiating with King County about the transfer of parks and other services.

The City is available to assist annexation area citizens and businesses with questions about permitting, zoning regulations, licensing, utility rates and shoreline regulations.  City Hall hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.  For Department phone number listings, call the main line at 425-587-3000 or visit www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/contact_us.  City staff will be available at the Wednesday Farmers Market at Marina Park and the Friday Market at Juanita Beach Park from August through October with general annexation information.

Neighborhoods, homeowner associations and business organizations that would like City staff to attend a meeting should contact the City Manager’s Office at 425-587-3001 or email annexation@ci.kirkland.wa.us.

The U.S. Post Office advises that it will notify its postal customers within the annexation area who have Bothell and Woodinville addresses of the city and zip code change that will take place by July 1, 2011.

Current Woodinville Water District and Northshore Utility District customers who reside in the annexation area will continue to be served by their respective service providers.

The annexation will not affect school district boundaries, library services, or the private utility service providers for gas/electricity, telephone or Internet.