City Approves Agreements Paving the Way for Costco



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Bonney Lake, Washington: The Bonney Lake City Council unanimously approved a Resolution at the October 18, 2016 meeting authorizing the Mayor to sign several agreements related to the commercial development of 35 acres of the WSU forest along SR 410 in Bonney Lake. Mayor Johnson said that with this action, the anticipated development of this property will continue to move forward. Architects for Costco have submitted a site plan and design review application for a proposed 155,000 square foot store including a fueling station, according to John Vodopich Public Services Director for the City. Continue reading

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City of Bonney Lake Receives Clean Audit for 2015 Fiscal Year


Bonney Lake, Washington – October 19, 2016Mayor Neil Johnson announced today that the Washington State’s Auditors Office has released its report stating the City of Bonney Lake had a clean audit for the 2015 fiscal year. Areas examined included financial statements, federal grants, cash receipting, safeguarding of small and attractive assets and the senior center.

“I am proud of the fact that the State Auditor’s Office has recognized us for our responsibility to citizens by promoting accountability and fiscal integrity,” Mayor Johnson said. “Special thanks goes to our Chief Financial Officer Cherie Gibson and her staff for their hard work for the citizens of Bonney Lake.” City of Bonney Lake financial documents are available on request and online at

Cherie Gibson, Chief Financial Officer

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Myers Road Closure October 24-November 4, 2016 in #BonneyLake

area mapCrews plan to close Myers Road for two weeks starting Monday, October 24 to Friday, November 4 for the Myers Road South Overlay project. Signs were placed this week. Detours will be in place during the closure.

Location: Myers Road East from SR 410 to 81st St E
Dates: Road Closure 10/24/2016 to 11/4/2016 (overall project from 10/17/2016 through 11/30/2016)
Impact: Traffic impact with road closure and alternate detour route.
Reason: Myers Road overlay and other improvements – see project listing for details.

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High Wind Warning in effect Oct. 15 at 3pm to Oct. 16 at 2am – PC Alert

From PC Alert: The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning which is in effect from 3pm Saturday, October 15, 2016 to 2am Sunday morning, October 16, 2016. Winds will be from the south at 20-35 MPH with gusts up to 65 MPH.

The strong winds could break tree limbs and topple small trees into roadways and power lines. With the leaves falling from the trees, there may be urban flooding from clogged storm drains and culverts. We encourage you to safely keep storm drains clear of fallen leaves, but do not approach downed power lines.

Pierce County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation. We encourage you to monitor local news and visit the NWS website:

Sign up for PC Alert at or call 253-798-6595. 

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Ready for the storm? Tips from Pierce County Emergency Management (PCAlert)

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning which is in effect from 6pm Thursday evening, October 13, 2016 through the early hours of Friday morning, October 14, 2016. The high winds are anticipated to be 20-35 MPH with gusts from 45-55 MPH. The strong winds could break tree limbs and topple small trees. With the leaves falling from the trees, there may be urban flooding from clogged storm drains. We encourage you to safely keep storm drains clear of fallen leaves.

A second potentially stronger storm is likely to affect the region Saturday and Sunday. Predictions show that may bring heavier precipitation and even stronger winds than Thursday’s storm. The details of that storm are not certain at this time. Pierce County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation. We encourage you to monitor local news and visit the NWS website:

These storms may cause widespread damage, including: flooding, downed trees and utility lines, damage to buildings, power outages, and transportation disruptions.

Preparedness information

  • Fill your vehicle with gas and have plenty of gas to operate generators.
  • Make sure you have enough supplies including water, food, flashlights, warm clothing, blankets, a battery-operated radio, extra batteries, medications, food/water for your pets, and any personal care items.
  • Contact family members and advise them to take precautions and have an emergency communications plan.
  • Check on neighbors who are elderly or disabled before and after the windstorm to make sure they are prepared and haven’t been hurt.
  • Before the winds get too strong, take a few moments to secure any items that may blow away or become damaged by the winds.
  • If the winds are severe, please take shelter in your home and don’t forget your pets! Please stay off the roads if at all possible.
  • Do not, under any circumstances, go near downed power lines. Be aware that the ground near downed power lines may also be electrified.
  • Do not, use outdoor cooking equipment (BBQs) inside the home and do not leave children and/or pets unattended with propane heaters, candles, or other open flames.
  • Only call 9-1-1 to report a life threatening emergency.

We encourage all Pierce County residents to sign up for PC Alert at or call 253-798-6595.

For additional preparedness information, visit

Additional information can be found at: Take Winter by Storm – or What to do to make it through –

Weather resources


See also for links, contacts, and local resources. 

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Stormy Weather on its way Thursday through weekend – – Weather Alert

nationalweatherserviceThe National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch and a Special Weather Statement for Thursday through the weekend (Oct. 13-16, 2016).

An impressively stormy period is coming up for western Washington from Thursday through the weekend (Oct. 13-16, 2016). The main impacts will be from flood-producing rainfall and damaging winds. Along the coast, giant waves and coastal flooding are possible this weekend.

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City Project Reports: 186th Street, Myers Road Overlay, Fennel Creek Lift Station

These updates were published in the October 2016 Bonney Lake Reporter newsletter, both online and in the Courier Herald newspaper. View City and developer projects on our interactive Current Projects map –

Downtown 186th Street Project Update

The City is currently undertaking a reconstruction of 186th Street from 90th to 88th Street, and then from 88th St to 188th in downtown Bonney Lake near the library. The reconstruction will include new street and curb, gutter, and sidewalk on one side.

The current schedule calls for utility work to continue through fall. In December they would install the curb, gutter, and sidewalk. Paving would take place in January. Funds for the project come primarily from mitigation and other fees paid by the new Renwood apartment development located behind the Library.

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Fennel Creek Sewer Lift Station Project Update

A new sewer lift station is being constructed near the corner of 192nd and Sumner Buckley Highway to serve properties that will develop in that area, and eventually facilitate sewer service to the Cedarview, Fir View, Kelly Glade, and Swiss Park areas. The project includes running a force main up Veterans Memorial Drive to connect to the existing sewer mains near Locust Avenue.

The City anticipates little additional disruption to traffic along Veterans Memorial Drive/Sumner Buckley Hwy for the remainder of this project, which will consist of constructing the lift station itself.

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Part of Myers Road to be Completely Closed to Through Traffic for Two Weeks

With the assistance of a state and federal highway grant, Myers Road will receive a new pavement overlay in the coming weeks. This will have the greatest impact from SR410 to 81st Street. When the road is closed during “working hours” it will be for either an eight hour or ten hour stretch. During this shut down drivers will have to drive down to the bottom of the hill and then take the off ramp–on ramp back up the hill to go east.

The contractor will work at reducing the inconvenience for the business users and the apartments along this stretch. The total contract time of 6 weeks anticipates this periodic shut down.

However, for a 14 day period, all of Myer’s Road will be closed 24-7 during the removal and replacement of the guardrail. For safety reasons and regulations, the road cannot be opened after work hours while the guardrail is being demolished or re-installed. There really is no cost effective way to remove the guardrail and reinstall it on one side and install the jersey barrier on the cut slope side to address the unraveling of the bank while traffic is trying to get through. So drivers will need to plan an alternate route. The City will post additional information on the City website as the project draws closer.

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In the community … Resource Guide helps people find services and ways to give in Northeast Pierce County

Community Guide imageWe just received an updated copy of the Northeast Pierce Community Resource Guide, and it’s now available to download from the City of Bonney Lake website at

It’s packed with information and contacts to help people find services or to donate their time and funds, including organizations that offer hot meals, health care, employment, transportation, clothing banks, housing assistance, and more.

The Community Resource Guide is a volunteer service project not affiliated with a specific agency or organization.

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Meet-N-Greet for Local Artist October 26

Please Contact Suzy Fountaine, Arts Commission Chair for more information at




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In the community: Speak up for trails, walking, biking, and transit! Oct. 20, 5-6pm in Sumner

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Speak Up for Trails, Walking, Biking and Transit!

Not sure where to start? Join Forever Green Trails for casual conversation on Thursday, October 20, 2016 5-6 pm Community Meeting Room,  Gordon Family YMCA, 16101 64th Street E, Sumner.

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