Now Hiring: Maintenance Worker I – Public Works Streets/Storm

nowhiringThe City of Bonney Lake is now accepting positions for a Maintenance Worker I position in the Public Works – Streets/Storm Division.

For details and required employment application visit

Open: 9/30/2014
Closes: 10/17/2014

Bonney Lake street crews at work

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Bonney Lake Police Traffic Emphasis for October 2014

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Bonney Lake Police Department (BLPD)

Traffic Emphasis of the Month  – October, 2014

Speeding in School Zones/Aggressive Driving

During the month of October 2014, Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for speeding vehicles in school zones as well as aggressive driving violations. Keeping children safe in designated school and park zones is a top traffic safety priority.  As a driver the most important thing you can do to protect children in school zones is to slow down.  It is our goal to improve the pedestrian safety in these areas by reminding motorists to slow down to the posted speed limits.

School Zone Statistics:

  • Washington State law, RCW 46.61.440, defines the rules for driving in a school zone/playground and assigns a penalty for breaking those rules. Remember that the speed limit in a school zone is 20mph. A speeding ticket will cost you double the fine of the normal infraction for speeding. The fines range from $189 to $784 depending on how fast you were going.
  • According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, if a pedestrian is hit by a car is going 20 mph, the pedestrian has a 80%-90% chance of survival. If the same car were going 5-10 mph faster, the pedestrian has a 90% change of being killed; Speed makes a huge difference!
  • Speed Kills — On Washington roadways, there were 1,045 speeding involved fatal crashes between 2004 and 2008. These crashes resulted in a total of 1,166 deaths, which is an average of 233 per year.  This accounts for approximately 40% of all traffic deaths during the five year period.

Bonney Lake Police Officers for the month of October, 2014 will impose a no tolerance policy on these violations and will be issuing traffic infractions in an attempt to reduce injuries and deaths that result from motor vehicle collisions in school zones and also that involve speeding 15 MPH or more over the posted speed limits.

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Rain is here – burn bans lifted

HOA Pic 4In light of recent rains and moderate temperatures, the Pierce County Fire Marshal lifted the county-wide burn ban at noon on September 24, 2014.

“Remember, burning is restricted to natural vegetation from the burn site only. The burning of garbage, paper, or other refuse is strictly prohibited at all times. Contact your local fire department (East Pierce Fire & Rescue) to see if you are required to obtain a burning permit” or to report illegal burning. Learn more about outdoor burn regulations at

In addition, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on September 25th that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded, also citing the recent rainfall and moderating temperatures.

View the original Press Releases:

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Important Updates: Lake Tapps water levels lowered; boat launch update

Please read these important updates about Lake Tapps water levels from Cascade Water Alliance.

Due to decreasing water levels, the City of Bonney Lake Boat Launch bollards will be lowered and turned off on Friday, September 19, 2014.

From Cascade Water Alliance: “The White River Lake Tapps improvement projects are underway and, to do all the necessary work, Cascade will drop lake levels up to one foot a day beginning Monday, Sept. 15.”

Please contact Cascade Water Alliance with questions about lake levels at 425.453.0930. For general information on boating in and around Bonney Lake visit our website.

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City Newsletters – September 2014

Hot off the presses, here are the latest monthly and weekly newsletters from the City of Bonney Lake!

Bonney Lake Reporter – September 2014

Newsletter_SampleThis month’s headlines:

  • Input sought on 2014 summer concert series
  • Adopt-A-Street
  • Town Tidbits
  • 20th Annual Public Safety Open House
  • Beautify Bonney Lake Annual Event
  • Milotte Film Festival October 18th

Mayor’s Weekly Reporter Newsletters:

Weekly and monthly newsletters are also posted on the City website at


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Pitch in with friends & neighbors to Beautify Bonney Lake – Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

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The 10th annual Beautify Bonney Lake event is coming up on Saturday, September 20th from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Join other volunteers from the community, local businesses, and the City on projects to beautify the city. It’s a great chance to dig in, meet your neighbors, and you’ll get a free lunch & t-shirt!

Volunteers will gather at the Bonney Lake Park & Ride lot off SR 410 (behind Wendy’s) between 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for project location assignments.

For details on projects, plus how to volunteer or help sponsor this great community event, visit

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BLPD September 2014 Traffic Emphasis of the Month

BonneyLakePD_Badge 1.5 inchBonney Lake Police Department does a traffic emphasis each month. For September, 2014 the emphasis is Street of the Week Patrols.

During the month of September 2014, Officers will be conducting extra traffic emphasis patrols focused on specific problem areas throughout the city.  Officers will be conducting emphasis patrols on the following streets during the month of September, 2014:





Bonney Lake Police Officers will be conducting highly visible traffic enforcement in these targeted areas in an attempt to improve traffic safety.


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Labor Day is September 1, 2014 – City Offices Closed

City of Bonney Lake offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day Holiday.

Learn more about Labor Day from the Department of Labor at

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend.

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Now Hiring – Intermittent Building Monitor

nowhiringThe City of Bonney Lake is accepting applications for an Intermittent Building Monitor at the Senior Center.

This is a temporary on-call position; hours are intermittent with an average of 20 hours per month.

To learn more and get application materials visit or call 253.862.8602


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