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Last Update:  12 April 2017

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CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT (CLG) PROGRAM:  At their March meeting, the Council passed Ordinance No. 428 establishing quidelines for historic preservation and creating property-owner incentives for preserving and protecting historic properties within the Town.  This ordinance was presented to the Council by the Planning Commission after eighteen+ months of devoted study reviewing the various ways other Washington cities are employing to encourage the preservation of historic properties.  The CLG program has been adopted by more than 80 cities of varying sizes throughout Washington (click here for a complete list) and allows property owners to take advantage of tax incentives in exchange for following specific guidelines that preserve and protect properties that a recognized as historic.  To review the enacted ordinance, please click here.

One important aspect of the ordinance is the creation of the Beaux Arts Historic Preservation Commission composed of five members serving six-year terms.  The Commission's primary responsibility is to identify and actively encourage the conservation of the Town's historic resources.  Residents who may be interested in serving on this Commission are urged to contact Planning Commissioner Paula Dix. 

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PLANNING COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS:  Mayor Leider recently appointed Aletha Howes and Kim Moloney to the Planning Commission.  Ms. Howes replaces Bennet Yen, who resigned due to work obligations, and Ms. Moloney replaces Jan Johnston, who completed her term in December 2016.  All who serve the Town on the Council and Planning Commission do so as volunteers; when you have the chance, please take a moment to thank them for their willingness to tackle the issues on our behalf!

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DRAFT HOME DESIGN GUIDELINES:  The Planning Commission has been working to define preferred design standards for new home construction in the Village.  Commissioners recognize that an early introduction to the Town's preferences through a published statement of design guidelines would be effective.  The statement would be available in a prominent location on the Town website, as well as distributed to local realtors and homebuilders.  Please click here to view the draft document.  The Planning Commission is interested in any feedback, both to the document itself and the method of distribution.  Please feel free to forward your comments to Deputy Clerk Angela Kulp at bldgdept@beauxarts-wa.gov.

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EAST LINK UPDATEFor up-to-date information about Sound Transit's East Link project, visit http://www.soundtransit.org/eastlink, sign-up for alerts at http://www.soundtransit.org/Subscribe-to-alerts, or check the East Link online events calendar for notice of upcoming participation opportunities.  For information in alternative formats, call 1-800-201-4900 / TTY Relay: 711 or email accessibility@soundtransit.org.

You may contact Sound Transit Community Outreach by email at eastlink@soundtransit.org or by phone at 206-398-LINK with any other questions.

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TRAFFIC MITIGATION: The City of Bellevue Transportation Department and Sound Transit's East Link Light Rail group are tasked with monitoring the traffic impacts that result from the East Link project.  Please visit http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/light-rail.htm for up-to-date information.

The South Bellevue Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Committee is specifically focused on traffic impacts in the greater Enatai area.  Please visit http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/12292.htm for up-to-date information about that committee's work.

The Beaux Arts Council is reviewing ways of evaluating the volume and impact of traffic cutting through Beaux Arts during Sound Transit's construction.  At their April 2017 meeting, they authorized the purchase of traffic counters that will be used to establish the current volume of traffic using both 108th Ave SE and the 104th/SE28th/105th SE arterial.  After the baseline counts are obtained, periodic counts will be taken so that the Council can evaluate volume changes and determine appropriate action.

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HOV PROPOSAL FOR BELLEVUE WAY SE:

The City of Bellevue is  exploring options to build a new southbound HOV lane on Bellevue Way SE to increase capacity for traffic leaving downtown and to improve transit speed and reliability.  For ongoing information about this project, please visit:  www.bellevuewa.gov/bellevue-way-hov-lane.htm.

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WHICH MAILBOX IS WHICH?  There continues to be a lot of confusion about which box to use for various payments, correspondence, and outgoing mail.  Here is a brief reminder about which box to use:

bulletWATER PAYMENTS:  All payments for water bills may be placed in the locked box on the pole near the mailstand across from the water tower.  This box is identified as "TOWN OF BEAUX ARTS VILLAGE / BEAUX ARTS WATER DEPARTMENT".  You may also continue mailing your payments to BAWD, 10530 SE 27th Street, Beaux Arts, WA  98004.
bulletTOWN CORRESPONDENCE:  Correspondence intended for the Town Council, staff, and other boards and commissions may be placed in the locked box on the pole near the mailstand across from the water tower.  This box is the same as for WATER PAYMENTS and is identified as "TOWN OF BEAUX ARTS VILLAGE / BEAUX ARTS WATER DEPARTMENT".  You may also mail correspondence to Town of Beaux Arts Village, 10550 SE 27th Street, Beaux Arts, WA 98004.
bulletWABA PAYMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:  All correspondence and payments to the Western Academy of Beaux Arts (WABA) may be placed in the locked box on the mailstand on SE 28th Street just west of 104th Avenue SE.  This box is identified as "WABA".  You may also mail payments and correspondence to WABA, 10100 SE 28th Pl, Beaux Arts, WA  98004.
bulletOUTGOING MAIL:  All outgoing mail, i.e. stamped mail that you want the postal carrier to take to the Post Office for delivery to another address should be placed in the green mailbox on the left end of the mailstand on SE 28th Street just west of 104th Ave SE.  This mailbox is identified as "OUTGOING MAIL" and "U.S. MAIL".

Please remember that the Town of Beaux Arts Village and the Western Academy of Beaux Arts are two completely separate entities.  Each employs its own clerks to conduct business in their own spaces.  If you place mail for one entity in the box of the other, the clerks will do their best to place your mail in the correct box in a timely manner.  But delays are inevitable, so please use the correct box to avoid possible late charges and/or lost mail.

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ZIP+4 LOOKUP:  Beaux Arts will benefit greatly from recent changes in the way sales tax is collected and distributed in Washington State IF residents will use their ZIP+4 zip code for all online purchases and local purchases delivered to your home.  If you don't already know your ZIP+4, please click here for a link to the lookup feature at www.USPS.com.

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