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General Information
Last Update:  5 January 2016

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The Town of Beaux Arts Village sits at longitude W12212'7" and latitude N4735'9" in King County, Washington.  Downtown Bellevue is about 3 miles away and Downtown Seattle is less than 10 miles away.  The Town is located conveniently near both Interstate 90 (east-west) and Interstate 405 (north-south).

HOW TO CONTACT US:
The mailing address for the Town is:

Town of Beaux Arts Village
10550 SE 27th Street
Beaux Arts, WA  98004

Clerks' contact information:
                                Clerk-Treasurer Sue Ann Spens
                                townhall@beauxarts-wa.gov
                               
425.454.8580 or fax:  425.688.1786

                                Deputy Clerk Angela Kulp
                                bldgdept@beauxarts-wa.gov 
                                425.269.6985

FORM OF GOVERNMENT
The Town of Beaux Arts Village uses a mayor-council form of government to enact ordinances that set forth the rules and regulations governing conduct within the Town.  The Mayor and members of the Council are volunteers elected by citizens of the Town.  Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month.

EMERGENCY SERVICES
The Town contracts for police services with the King County Sheriff's Office and for fire-protection services with the City of Bellevue.  If you have a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911 immediately.

TOWN SERVICES
The Town of Beaux Arts Village has no Town Hall.  Meetings of the Town Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Adjustment are held in members' homes and are open to the public.  The Town employs two part-time clerks who handle the day-to-day operations of the Town from offices they maintain in their homes.

Clerk-Treasurer Sue Ann Spens handles all issues before the Town Council, answers questions about general Town business and Water Department billings, manages all financial records and reporting, and is the person you will likely speak with when you call the Town's telephone number.  She can be reached by email at townhall@beauxarts-wa.gov  or by phone at 425.454.8580.

Deputy Clerk Angela Kulp handles all aspects of the Building Department, including permits and variances, and handles all issues before the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.  She can be reached by email at bldgdept@beauxarts-wa.gov or by phone at 425.269.6985.

The Town contracts with qualified professionals for building-official, inspection, code-enforcement, planning, arborist, and public-works services.  Each of our contract staff members charges for their time.  If they perform work for individual residents, those charges are billed to the resident for whom the work was performed, usually in conjunction with a permit.

The Beaux Arts Water Department provides water to residents of the Town from a deep artesian well.  Because the water distributed to homes is not treated with chlorine, the Town arranges for periodic testing as prescribed by the Washington State Department of Health to ensure its safety.   No fluoride is added to the water either, so parents should consult with the pediatrician or dentist for fluoride supplements for their children.

Other utility services are provided to residents under franchise agreements with the following:

bulletThe City of Bellevue Sewer District provides sewer services.
bulletCenturyLink provides landline telephone service.  Wireless telephone service is provided by a number of carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.
bulletRepublic Services collects garbage, yard waste, and recyclable waste.
bulletPuget Sound Energy provides electricity and natural gas.
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bulletComcast offers cable TV and high-speed internet connections.  In addition, there are other subscription TV service providers in the area, including Direct TV and DISH Network as well as other options for internet service.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Town of Beaux Arts Village is part of Bellevue School District No. 405 and is served primarily by Enatai Elementary, Chinook Middle School, and Bellevue High School.

WESTERN ACADEMY OF BEAUX ARTS
All property owners in the Town are members of the Western Academy of Beaux Arts (WABA).  WABA owns and maintains 1,100 feet of Lake Washington waterfront on the western edge of Town for the sole enjoyment of these members and their guests.  This private beach serves as the main park-like area within the Town's boundaries.  WABA also owns and maintains boat-moorage facilities on this property.  For more information, please visit WABA's website at www.waba1908.com.

TOWN BULLETINS
The Town of Beaux Arts Village distributes a monthly bulletin to residents with information about actions taken by and future meetings of the Town Council and Planning Commission, a brief summary of the last WABA meeting, and general announcements that are of direct benefit to residents.