Upcoming summer events, with a special Tunes @ Tapps on Wednesday!

Join us for  Kids Club on Monday and Tunes @ Tapps, featuring Heart by Heart, the Outdoor Market, and the annual Salute to the Armed Forces on Wednesday, all events are at Allan Yorke Park!

Kids Club

Not-ItsOn Monday, July 24th at 6:30pm, The Not Its! will be at the park. The Not-Its! give kids their first epic rock show experience. Their high-energy performance will make the entire family want to dance along and jump up and down.  Kids are sure to enjoy!  The program will last approximately 45 minutes.

 

Outdoor Market

On Wednesday, July 26th the City of Bonney Lake will host its annual weekly Outdoor Market at Allan Yorke Park. This year’s Market includes numerous crafters, food vendors, and a beer garden hosted by the Bonney Lake Lions Club, serving beverages from Half Lion Brewing. Vendors will be open from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

 Tunes @ Tapps

Heart By HeartOn Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30pm, Heart by Heart will be at the park. Heart By Heart is a spin-off of the original Heart band, performing ’70s and ’80s Heart songs with power and precision. Heart by Heart includes Heart’s co-founding member and bassist, Steve Fossen and original Heart drummer, Mike Derosier.  The two members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside their talented bandmates Somar Macek, Randy Hansen, Lizzy Daymont, and Bob Rivers, make up Heart By Heart. They will perform for approximately 90 minutes.

Salute to Armed Forces

The City of Bonney Lake will host its 3rd annual Salute to The Armed Forces event on Wednesday, July 26th at Allan Yorke Park. In addition to the regular Market vendors, several military support groups will also attend. Be sure to bring a toy for Santa’s Castle, an organization collecting toys for military children. Skydive Kapowsin will return this year, delivering the American Flag to Allan Yorke Field, kicking off a performance by Heart by Heart.

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Bonney Lake Newsletters – July 2017

The latest editions of the Bonney Lake Reporter and Mayor Neil Johnson’s ‘Inside Out’ weekly newsletter are available to read online! The Reporter is also published in the Courier Herald newspaper each month.

Mayor’s “Inside Out” Weekly Briefings:

Find links to past newsletters, social media, and newsletter signup on our website at www.citybonneylake.org/newsletter/

 

Upcoming Events:

View the full City Calendar here.

July 21-22: Relay for Life

Mondays, July 10-August 14: Kids Club (6:30pm)

Wednesdays, July 5-August 16: Tunes @ Tapps (5-8pm)

August 1, August 5, & August 12: Movie Nights!

August 18-19: Bonney Lake Days

 

 

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Pierce County Trails Day at Fennel Creek Trail Walk, July 22, 2017

The City of Bonney Lake is hosting Pierce County Trails Day on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Fennel Creek Trailhead near Angeline Rd E & 110th St Ct E.  Pierce County Trails Day is an annual day for trail users to connect and celebrate our community trails.

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Upcoming Summer Events!

Join us for  Kids Club on Monday and Tunes @ Tapps, featuring Megs McLean and the Outdoor Market on Wednesday, all events are at Allan Yorke Park!

Kids Club

th_Joanie-Leeds-Hand-Puppets-BIGOn Monday, July 17th at 6:30pm, Joanie Leeds will be at the park. Joanie is an award-winning performer, well known for her toe-tapping and joyful music! Her high energy performance is sure to please children of all ages. The program will last approximately 45 minutes.

 

Outdoor Market

On Wednesday, July 19th the City of Bonney Lake will host its annual weekly Outdoor Market at Allan Yorke Park. This year’s Market includes numerous crafters, food vendors, and a beer garden hosted by the Bonney Lake Lions Club, serving beverages from Half Lion Brewing. Vendors will be open from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

 Tunes @ Tapps

Megs McLeanOn Wednesday, July 19th, at 6:30pm, Megs McLean will perform at Allan Yorke Park. Megs McLean is a full time professional singer, songwriter, and performer who is featured on MTV Live, Pure Country, VH1 Classic, and radio stations throughout the nation. Megs and her band deliver an energetic mix of guitar-driven Country/Grunge originals and energetic covers of new country favorites.  She will perform for approximately 90 minutes.

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New Distracted Driving Law – On the Road, Off the Phone – Its the Law.

As many of you know, the new Distracted Driving Law will be going into place July 23, 2017.  The Washington Traffic Safety Commission just updated their website, wadrivetozero.com, with information about the new law.

Beginning July 23, 2017, it will be against the law for Washington drivers to use hand-held cell phones while they are driving. This includes all electronic devices, even tablets, laptops and video games. 

A Driving Under the Influence of Electronics ticket, an E-DUI, is the type of ticket drivers will receive if pulled over for using a hand-held electronic device while driving. The cost for receiving an E-DUI increases with each infraction. All violations will be available to your insurance company.

First E-DUI – $136

Second E-DUI (within 5 years) – $235

 

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Public Works explains … What is infiltration & inflow?

The City of Bonney Lake, like many municipalities, must constantly monitor Inflow and Infiltration into the sanitary sewer and stormwater collection systems to ensure that the public health and environment are protected. If a cross-connection exists between these two systems, this can lead to wastewater contaminating our local freshwater bodies putting public health in jeopardy and eliminating opportunities for recreation. Conversely, if stormwater/groundwater enters the sanitary sewer collection system, it can be overwhelmed leading to sanitary sewer overflows and increased costs for treatment at the wastewater treatment facility.

What is Inflow and Infiltration?

Water sources that flow into a dedicated sanitary sewer system from groundwater and stormwater is called inflow and infiltration (I/I).  Sanitary sewers are strictly designed to transport wastewater from sanitary plumbing fixtures, such as toilets, sinks, bathtubs and showers.

Inflow

Inflow occurs from surface water sources that flow directly into the sanitary sewer via a defined route from cross-connections with storm drains, downspouts, and through holes in manhole covers. Inflow occurs as a result of storm events such as rainfall, snowfall, or snow melt that contribute to excessive sewer flows. Peak inflow can occur during heavy storm events.

Infiltration

Infiltration is groundwater that inadvertently enters into the sanitary sewer system through holes, breaks, joint failures, connection failures and other openings. Infiltration quantities often exhibit seasonal variation in response to groundwater levels. Storm events can trigger a rise in groundwater levels and increase infiltration flows.

Take a look at the drawing in this post. The brown house on the left shows many common sources of I/I. The blue house on the right shows proper connections to the sanitary sewer and stormwater collection systems that eliminates these sources of I/I.

City of Bonney Lake Sanitary Sewer staff will be visiting neighborhoods throughout the City to inspect for many of these issues. If you suspect that you may have one of these types of connections at your residence, please contact the City of Bonney Lake Public Works-Operations at 253-862-8602 and ask to speak to Todd Bright, Assistant Superintendent of Public Works – Sewer.

More information:

www.citybonneylake.org/PublicWorks

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Upcoming Summer Events

Join us for the full week of summer events, starting with Kids Club on Monday, along with Tunes @ Tapps featuring Folsom Prism and the Outdoor Market on Wednesday, all events are at Allan Yorke Park!

Kids Club

On Monday, July 10th at 6:30pm, Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth will be at the park. Buck and Elizabeth put on a high energy show including an interactive musical comedy with dance, sing-along, and ventriloquism. The program will last approximately 45 minutes.Image result for cowboy buck and elizabeth

Outdoor Market

On Wednesday, July 12th the City of Bonney Lake will host its annual weekly Outdoor Market at Allan Yorke Park. This year’s Market includes numerous crafters, food vendors, and a beer garden hosted by the Bonney Lake Lions Club, serving beverages from Half Lion Brewing. Vendors will be open from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

 Tunes @ Tapps

On Wednesday, July 12th, at 6:30pm, Folsom Prism, a modern tribute to Johnny Cash, will perform at Allan Yorke Park. While holding true to Cash’s songs, Folsom Prism adds a distinctive edge in their performance. They will perform for approximately 90 minutes.

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Allan Yorke Park is located at 7203 W Tapps Hwy. E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

For additional information please visit www.citybonneylake.org/events or contact David Wells (253-447-3281).

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Summer Events begin July 5th with Tunes@Tapps and Outdoor Market

Join us July 5, 2017 for the first big event of the summer: Tunes @ Tapps featuring The General’s 7 Dixie Band (133D National Guard), along with the Outdoor Market, at Allan Yorke Park!

Outdoor Market

On Wednesday, July 5 the City of Bonney Lake will host its annual weekly Farmers Market at Allan Yorke Park. This year’s Market includes numerous crafters, food trucks, and a beer garden hosted by the Bonney Lake Lions Club, serving beverages from Half Lion Brewing. Vendors will be open from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

Tunes @ Tapps

Band LogoOn Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30pm The General’s 7 Dixie Band – 133D National Guard will perform at Allan Yorke Park.

They will play a variety of musical styles, ranging from jazz, classical, patriotic, Dixieland, and New Orleans-style street music. They will perform for approximately 90 minutes.

Allan Yorke Park is located at 7203 W Tapps Hwy. E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

For additional information please visit www.citybonneylake.org/events or contact David (253-261-0023) or Amber (253-447-3260).

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FYI: Why does my drinking water look cloudy?

Some customers in the Bonney Lake water service area may notice that their drinking water, at times, comes out of the tap looking cloudy or milky. If left to sit for a minute you may also see that the milky color goes away.

The reason the color goes away is because the milky color is actually not a color at all but rather it is tiny air bubbles in the water!

The reason that it clears up so fast is because, like any air bubble, the air rises to the top of the glass and dissipates in the air above. You can see this phenomena in the image below.

There are several reasons why this can occur, including a change in the water temperature from the source to your tap Continue reading

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Have a safe & happy 4th of July – City Offices Closed Tuesday (7/4/2017)

USA Independence Day CelebrationAll City of Bonney Lake offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for the Independence Day Holiday.

Have a happy & safe Fourth of July! 

P.S. The Bonney Lake Summer Special Events calendar kicks off on Wednesday, July 5th – view the full schedule here – www.citybonneylake.org/events Continue reading

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