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City of Burien asking residents to complete ‘Community Assessment Survey’

City of Burien asking residents to complete ‘Community Assessment Survey’

The City of Burien is asking residents to complete a 2014 “Burien Community Assessment Survey.” “This biennial study has been conducted by the City every two years since 2008,”... [Read more]

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

The City of Burien announced that it will be conducting significant street work along SW 152nd Street between 10th Avenue SW and Maplewild Ave SW, and elsewhere in Burien starting in mid-August and continuing... [Read more]

Burien City Council begins hashing out economic development goals

Burien City Council begins hashing out economic development goals

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council spent much of a special meeting Monday night (July 28) beginning to hash out a plan for the city’s future economic development. The Council had, in June, completed... [Read more]

Construction starts on enhancements at several Burien intersections

Construction starts on enhancements at several Burien intersections

The City of Burien announced this week that it has received Federal assistance through a WSDOT Citywide Safety Improvements Grant for safety enhancements to several signalized and non-signalized intersections... [Read more]

LETTER: Concerns that Burien had Pierce County Humane Society evaluate CARES

LETTER: Concerns that Burien had Pierce County Humane Society evaluate CARES

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] It’s concerning that Burien asked the Pierce... [Read more]

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (July 23) that Seahurst Park – closed since last October – will re-open to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. “Crews are currently putting finishing... [Read more]

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

City Manager Kamuron Gurol. by Jack Mayne Burien’s new City Manager will be evaluated by the Council next month, then twice more during his first year under a new process adopted by the lawmakers... [Read more]

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

The City of Burien announced that work to create a new section of the lower trail at Eagle Landing Park was recently completed by EarthCorps, restoring public access to the beach. The historically storm-damaged... [Read more]

Week of June 16 is ‘Toxics Awareness Week’ for City of Burien

Week of June 16 is ‘Toxics Awareness Week’ for City of Burien

At the request of Flight Pattern Kids (FPK), a non-profit environmental health research group, the City of Burien is proclaiming the week of June 16 – 21, 2014 as “Toxics Awareness Week.” Citizens... [Read more]

Road Closure on S. 146th Street starts Wednesday, June 18

Road Closure on S. 146th Street starts Wednesday, June 18

The City of Burien announced that S. 146th Street between 8th Ave S. and Des Moines Memorial Drive S. will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning June 18 due to construction of the NERA drainage... [Read more]

Town Square Park Fountain, hampered by plumbing problems, restarts

Town Square Park Fountain, hampered by plumbing problems, restarts

UPDATE Monday, June 2, 2014: The City of Burien announced Monday that the Town Square Park Fountain has restarted “on a limited basis,”according to a note on the city’s website. “The... [Read more]

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

A landslide in Seahurst Park has the City of Burien concerned enough to pay at least $24,000 to hire a geotechnical engineering firm to evaluate it for repair. While nowhere near as bad as the recent,... [Read more]

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

On Friday (Feb. 21), the names of the six finalists for the City Manager position were released by the City of Burien. Residents have been invited by the city to meet the finalists on Friday, Feb. 28 from... [Read more]

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it has issued a contract to Belfor Property Restoration for repairs to the fire-damaged Annex Auditorium…

City seeking nominees for ‘Citizen of the Year’ awards program; deadline Feb. 14

City seeking nominees for ‘Citizen of the Year’ awards program; deadline Feb. 14

The City of Burien is seeking nominees for its annual “Citizen of the Year” awards program, with the deadline set for Feb. 14…

City of Burien installs two tall, yellow plastic News Racks downtown

City of Burien installs two tall, yellow plastic News Racks downtown

The City of Burien has installed two “tall yellow” plastic News Racks downtown – one in front of Grand Central Bakery on SW 152nd Street, and the other in front of the main Post Office…

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, Jan. 23

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, Jan. 23

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 23. Here are the details: WHERE: City of Burien Multi Purpose Room, 1st Floor (400 SW 152nd St. Burien... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve on Burien’s Planning Commission

Volunteers needed to serve on Burien’s Planning Commission

The City of Burien on Friday (Dec. 13) announced that applications are being accepted from residents for openings on the City Council’s Planning Commission. Application forms are available at Burien... [Read more]

Want to be Burien’s next City Manager? Here’s the online job application…

Want to be Burien’s next City Manager? Here’s the online job application…

SGR, the executive search firm hired to find the next City Manager for the City of Burien, has posted the online job application for the gig. “City managers are trained professionals in the operation... [Read more]

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New Advertiser Blockwatch Alarm is offering a GREAT deal on home security that will ensure your safety while not hurting your wallet. If you know anything about city codes, you probably are aware that... [Read more]

City of Burien says it has ‘new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow’

City of Burien says it has ‘new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow’

The City of Burien announced in its monthly newsletter that its Public Works roads crew “has some new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow…”

Here are Burien residents’ responses to city’s survey on new City Manager

Here are Burien residents’ responses to city’s survey on new City Manager

As we first reported Nov. 13, the City of Burien posted an online survey asking for residents’ comments to assist its executive search firm in finding a new City Manager, and the results are in. “The... [Read more]

City of Burien posts online survey seeking input for City Manager search

City of Burien posts online survey seeking input for City Manager search

The City of Burien announced this week that it’s seeking public input in the city manager search by filling out an online survey. Only two questions are asked by the survey, which takes just a few... [Read more]

Community Meeting planned on City Manager Search Tuesday, Nov. 12

Community Meeting planned on City Manager Search Tuesday, Nov. 12

The City of Burien on Wednesday (Oct. 30) announced that it will be holding an open Community Meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, “to gather information from the public.” Strategic Government... [Read more]

City of Burien to hold two public hearings on possible tax increases Nov. 4 & 18

City of Burien to hold two public hearings on possible tax increases Nov. 4 & 18

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (Oct. 23) that it will hold public hearings on two dates – Monday, Nov. 4, and Monday, Nov. 18 – for “the purpose of receiving the public’s comments... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking public’s help in naming new trail in NERA area

City of Burien seeking public’s help in naming new trail in NERA area

The City’s Parks and Recreation advisory board is looking for suggestions and nominations to help name a new trail to be located in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). The trail, currently called... [Read more]