BLPD Citizen Academy 2015 – Applications now Accepted

BonneyLakePD_Badge 1.5 inchBonney Lake Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2015 Citizen Academy. You can get your application online at City of Bonney Lake website or in person at the Public Safety Building located at 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E, Bonney Lake.

The curriculum is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the operational dynamics of the Bonney Lake Police Department.

The academy begins February 19, 2015 and is a FREE 7 week, classroom based course to include hands on learning and mock scenes. The class is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm – 9pm. There will also be one Saturday scheduled. Must be 18 years of age or a High School Senior, live and/or work in the City of Bonney Lake, have a valid drivers license, no felony convictions or outstanding warrants. All applicants are subject to background check.

For further information or questions , contact CSO Alvord at 253-863-2218 or by email:  alvordn@ci.bonney-lake.wa.us

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UPDATE: SR410 re-opened at 234th after brief telecom repairs

Notice-Alert

** UPDATED ** SR410 was closed briefly around 4pm for these repairs and has been re-opened.

The City has been notified that crews (non-city) will be working on telecommunications repairs at SR410 and 234th Ave E this afternoon/evening (December 18, 2014). Lanes of SR410 may need to be closed or redirected during these repairs. Please drive with caution!

For updates see the BL Police Department Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/BLPoliceDept/

 

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In the Community: New food co-op opens in Prairie Ridge

Prairie Ridge food co-opFrom the Prairie Ridge Community Coalition: WonGen Central Community Services has opened a food co-op at the Prairie Ridge Community Service Center located at 14104 Prairie Ridge Drive, Bonney Lake.

This food co-op will be serving “working poor” families throughout the greater area to regain financial stability by providing food, household goods, clothing, and adult education and consultation on personal finance management.

Referral and application is required for this program – contact Mary Beth Holmes at 253-861-6877.

Donations of food, gently-used clothing, hygiene items, and household commodities are appreciated. Please feel free to share this information to others in the community including local service providers, church leaders, and schools.

Please contact Mary Beth Holmes at 253-861-6877 for more information.

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In the Community – Free recycling event 1.3.2015

Bonney Lake High School Panther Parent Pride/Panther Band Alliance is hosting its 2nd Annual Free Recycling Event this coming January 3, 2015.

Saturday, January 3, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm
Bonney Lake High School – 10920 199th Ave Ct E, Bonney Lake, WA
(BLHS upper parking lot near the baseball field)

Bring your recyclable items (working or not!) to the event. All recycling services are FREE! Cash donations are greatly appreciated and will help the BLHS Marching Band. Proceeds from recycled raw materials fund operations and benefit local charities, including Seattle Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

View the Event Flyer for a list of accepted items and other event details. Please DO NOT bring televisions, wood, glass, chemicals, hazardous waste, paint, tires, or alkaline batteries.

Last year’s event was a huge success – please help spread the word! Download & share the 2015 BLHS Recycling Event Flyer

Looking for other recycling opportunities? See the City of Bonney Lake’s Spring Clean-Up program, which is held in April each year and offers pickup for extra garbage, yard waste, appliances, plus free secure shredding!

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City of Bonney Lake Newsletters – December 2014

Enjoy the December 2014 editions of the Weekly Reporter and Bonney Lake Reporter newsletters. Newsletters are also available at www.citybonneylake.org/newsletter

Headlines this month include the Mayor’s “State of the City”, a recap of the BLHS Youth Forum, 2015-2016 Budget capital projects, and winners of our first annual Gingerbread House Contest.

Mayor Neil Johnson, Jr.’s Weekly Reporter newsletters are filled with project updates, photos, staff reports, and other news from around the community.


Upcoming Events…

View the City Calendar

December 24-25, 2014 – Holiday-Offices Closed
January 1, 2015 – Holiday-Offices Closed

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Thanks for making the Gingerbread House Contest a yummy success!

We received 23 entries to the first-ever Gingerbread House Contest! Check out a ‘sampler’ of our entries, shown below. Thanks to all who turned out a tasty creation, and congrats to those who placed for the 2014 event!

Kids Category Winners:

  • 1st Angelina Ekstrom / 2nd Nolan Collins / 3rd Michael Parkerson

Teen Category Winners:

  • 1st Kimmie Woolery “B” Team / 2nd Amy Lee / 3rd Georgina Bowman

Adult Category Winners:

  • 1st Cheryl Chase / 2nd Lisa Parkerson / 3rd Kolkow Family

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Give the gift of a Fun Run this holiday – register the runner in your family for the Haulin’ Eggs 5k in April!

5k Fun Run

Still looking for gift ideas this holiday? Give the gift of a Fun Run! Registration is now open for the Haulin’ Eggs 5k on April 4, 2015.

The Haulin’ Eggs 5k Fun Run is a hilly course where you literally haul eggs as you run!  The event is open to kids and adults to run or walk. During this unofficially timed 5k event, participants will collect one egg at each kilometer – each egg corresponds to a goodie at the end of the race. The 5th, and final egg will be an egg shaped finisher prize.

Awards will be given to the overall first place male and female finisher. After the race, join us for the family Easter Egg hunt through Allan Yorke Park!

To register visit the race signup page:
www.active.com/bonney-lake-wa/running/races/haulin-eggs-fun-run-2015

Registration fees are $12 for youth (12 and under) and $25 for adult runners & walkers until 2/9/2015. All runners and walkers receive goodies and a finisher prize!

Event Details

April 4, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Allan Yorke Park, 7302 West Tapps Hwy, Bonney Lake
Kids Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:00 a.m.

 

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2015 AWC Scholarship opportunity for students in Bonney Lake

AWC Scholarship

The City of Bonney Lake is accepting applications for the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Center for Quality Communities Scholarship fund through February 20, 2015.

Find details and application materials at www.citybonneylake.org/community or www.cfqc.org.

The scholarship is available through a statewide competitive process for students who actively engages in their city government and/or community and plan to attend post-secondary school in Fall 2015. To be eligible, a student must be graduating from high school, home school or receiving a GED in spring/summer 2015; live in Bonney Lake city limits; plan to continue their education at an accredited post-secondary institution in the 2015-2016 academic year on a half-time or more basis; and been involved with a city government or with a community/school leadership activity.

Completed application materials are due no later than February 20, 2015.

View the original Press Release
http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/UserFiles/File/Business_Downloads/Notices/2014/2014-12_AWC-Scholarship.pdf
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Gear up for Stormy Weather with info, alerts, & contacts

Visit www.citybonneylake.org/emergency for updates and contacts as you gear up for stormy weather. A High Wind Watch and other weather advisories are in effect for the Bonney Lake area through Friday, December 12th.

  • Report a Power Outage
    Report power outages or downed power lines to Puget Sound Energy at 1-888-225-5773 or www.pse.com – PSE now offers a live ‘outage map’ showing outages and estimated restoration times at http://pse.com/accountsandservices/ServiceAlert/Pages/Outage-Map.aspx
  • Report Downed Trees – Bonney Lake
    To report downed trees on City streets, call (253) 862-8602 during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm). For after-hours reports, call the dispatch center at (253) 841-5538. Please note city offices (except Court) are scheduled to be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, December 12th for an all-staff meeting.

  • Report Downed Trees – Pierce County
    For areas outside city limits in Pierce County, please report trees and storm debris to (253) 798-6000 or visit http://www.piercecountywa.org/rfa to submit a Request for Action online.
  • Storm Debris & Yard Waste
    Area residents limits may drop off storm debris at the Prairie Ridge Transfer Station (11710 Prairie Ridge Dr E). Limits for storm debris apply; call (253) 862-1704 for more information.
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Utility Reminders

Just a reminder…

The due date for utility payments is Monday, December 15th.

We will be doing some system maintenance on Friday, December 12th, from 7:00am to about 10:00am so the online payment system will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions, please contact the utility desk at 253-447-4317.

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