Memorial Day Holiday – City Offices Closed Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

All City of Bonney Lake offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

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Get involved! Volunteer positions available on the Arts Commission (2 student members); Design Commission (1 position)

The City of Bonney Lake accepts applications for positions on volunteer Commissions throughout the year. We are currently seeking applicants to fill 3 vacancies:

  • Arts Commission – Student Representatives
    2 openings (1-year term during 2016-2017 school year)
    Meetings – 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm
  • Design Commission
    1 opening (3-year term)
    Meetings – As needed on 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm

For more information view the full Press Release. To be considered, submit an Application for Membership (available online at to the City Clerk’s office as soon as possible. For questions, call (253) 862-8602.


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Now Hiring: Maintenance Worker I in the Streets/Sewer Division

The City of Bonney Lake invites applications for the position of Maintenance Worker I – Streets/Storm Division.


The Maintenance Worker I position performs general labor and semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of the City’s streets and storm water systems.

Applications will be accepted until June 7, 2016 at 5 p.m. Visit for announcement, job description, and required application materials.

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What does the future of Bonney Lake look like to YOU? – Eastown Plan Workshop May 25th 6-8pm


Join us Wednesday, May 25, 2016 for the Eastown Center Planning Workshop from 6-8pm at the Justice & Municipal Center (directions).

The City is gathering public input on the future planning the for four subareas (or ‘centers’) of the City: Lake Tapps (Allan Yorke Park Area), Downtown, Midtown, Eastown.  Attend a workshop and use the online commenting tool at

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We want to hear about your concerns, desires, and aspiration for the future of these four areas.  Please take a moment and help direct the future of your City! View more information at

Workshops are focused on a specific area of Bonney Lake. All are invited to attend!

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – Lake Tapps (Allan Yorke Park)
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 –  Eastown
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 – Downtown
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – Midtown

Each workshop is 6-8pm at the Justice & Municipal Center (9002 Main St E, Bonney Lake). View more information at

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Now Hiring: City invites applications for Development Review Engineer, Assistant/Associate Planner

The City of Bonney Lake invites applications for the following positions in the Public Services Department:

  • Assistant/Associate Planner (DOQ)
    Position closes June 10, 2016.
  • Development Review Engineer
    Apply by June 2, 2016 for consideration in first review.

Visit for announcements, job descriptions, and required application materials.

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All are invited to the Bonney Lake Community Garden Grand Opening Saturday, June 11

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The Bonney Lake Community Garden Grand Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 11am-2pm. Come on over and meet your neighbors who are growing food in the garden! Learn new gardening tips. Eat some delicious food. Hear fun music. Make new friends. AND walk the lovely 61 garden beds of veggies, herbs, fruits and flowers

Bonney Lake Community Garden
18421 89th St E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Download & Share the Event Flyer

Visit for more information.

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SR410 & Veterans Dr weekend lane closures May 20-22, 2016 – Project Alert

This weekend SR410 will be shifted to a single lane in each direction between Veterans Memorial Drive and Main Street, for the construction of a new center median planter strip.

Time: Single lane in BOTH directions on SR410 is scheduled from Friday, May 20th at 9:00pm until Sunday, May 22nd at 6:30am.

Impact: Expect slowdowns and delays through the work zone.

View the project map for details & overview – Download Weekend Closure Map. 2016-05-20_SR410-VMD Wknd Work

For more information view the Current Project page for the SR410 & Veterans Memorial Dr E Intersection Improvements Project.


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Lake Tapps Center workshop materials now available online

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All the information from the Lake Tapps Center workshop held on last Wednesday (May 11, 2016) has been added to the Watershed and Centers Planning project website.

If you are unable to attend the workshop you can still provide input regarding the planning for the Lake Tapps Center by accessing the City’s online commenting tool at the following link:

Additional workshops are scheduled for other areas of Bonney Lake:

  • Eastown Center Workshop – May 25, 2016
  • Downtown Center Workshop – June 16, 2016
  • Midtown Center Workshop – June 29, 2016

Direct link to Watershed & Centers Planning site:

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Bonney Lake Newsletters – May 2016

The latest editions of the monthly Bonney Lake Reporter and Mayor Johnson’s weekly Inside Out newsletters are available to download from our website and via the links below.

Bonney Lake Reporter – May 2016

Download issues of the weekly “Inside Out” newsletter from

Headlines from this month include…

  • SR410 / Veterans Memorial Dr Intersection Project Update
  • Is lead an issue in Bonney Lake drinking water?
  • Town Tidbits and Council Actions
  • Council considers Transportation Benefit District Options
  • Council Meeting [and Workshop] time change
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Is lead an issue in Bonney Lake drinking water? No.

Is lead an Issue in Bonney Lake drinking water? No.

Fortunately, Bonney Lake does not have an issue with lead in its water. As a result of all  the publicity surrounding the water issue in Flint Michigan and other cities with high concentrations of lead in the water, many Washington cities and school districts have looked at their water systems for possible issues.

Lead could be an issue with very old service lines that had lead components. Bonney Lake is a relatively new city (incorporated in 1949 with 327 residents). Bonney Lake has no lead service lines or lead goosenecks, as these were prohibited well before the water system was established in Bonney Lake.

The City does maintain compliance with state/federal requirements Lead and Copper limits. Not only that, but the Bonney Lake water system has also obtained a “reduced monitoring status” due to the level of compliance the City has achieved with the addition of corrosion control facilities at various City wells and springs.

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This article originally published in the Bonney Lake Reporter – full newsletter available on our website ( and in the Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier-Herald newspaper.

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