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Tax assistance

Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those age 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide from Feb. 1 through April 15 at three locations in Bellevue. A person does not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use the service.

This free service is no longer available on Mercer Island. Locations in Bellevue are:

• Bellevue Library: 1111 110th Ave. N.E., 5-8 p.m., Tuesdays; 1:30-8 p.m., Thursdays; and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays. No appointment required.

• Lake Hills Library: 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., 5-8 p.m., Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays. No appointment required.

• North Bellevue Community Center: 4063 148th Ave. N.E., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays. Call (425) 452-7681 for an appointment.

People are asked to bring a copy of last year’s return, all W-2 and 1099 forms including SSA-1099 for Social Security benefits paid, property tax records if applicable, all receipts and canceled checks if itemizing, your stimulus amount from last year, Social Security cards for yourself and dependents, and if applicable, dependent care provider information including name, employer and Social Security number.

Sewer line construction budget set

The City Council set the construction budget of the Sewer Lake Line and Pump Station No. 4 Replacement Project at $24.2 million last week.

The bid for the project was awarded in December 2008. This was the final decision that Councilmembers had to approve before the project could proceed.

Work on the lake line is expected to start in early July, when construction is permitted on Lake Washington. Pump Station construction will begin later this spring. More information is available at:

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