Where to go for Help, to Volunteer, and to Donate: Northeast Pierce Resource Guide update

We just received an updated copy for Winter 2018, of the Northeast Pierce Resource Guide, and it’s now available to download from the City of Bonney Lake website at www.citybonneylake.org/services

The Resource Guide is packed with information and contacts to help people find services or to donate their time and funds.  It includes organizations that offer hot meals, health care, employment, transportation, clothing banks, housing assistance, and more. It has recently added two new sections: Veteran Resources and Senior & Disabled Resources.

Another helpful resource is Washington’s Information Network or 2-1-1 line, which provides referrals and assistance for health and human services.

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Winter Tips: Prevent frozen water pipes

ColdLow temperatures are here! Temperatures below freezing can cause water pipes to freeze and burst. Read these tips from the Red Cross to prevent your pipes from freezing.

  • If you have frozen pipes, call a licensed plumber.
  • If your water meter is frozen or leaking, and/or you need your water to be turned off at the meter, you must contact your water utility for this service. If you do damage to your water meter, you will be billed for its repair or replacement.

    Contact Bonney Lake Public Works at (253) 447-4319 during normal office hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to request that your water be shut off at the meter, or call the Bonney Lake Utilities desk for general assistance at (253) 447-4317.

For after-hours water or sewer emergencies, call the 24-hour dispatch center at 253-841-5431 or toll free at 1-844-821-8911.

Visit www.citybonneylake.org/utilities#frozen for this and more information for our water customers.

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Updated: Burn Ban lifted (12/2017)

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This Burn Ban was lifted on December 13, 2017 at 2pm.

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Greater Pierce County and Snohomish County, effective 2 PM today, December 8, 2017. This ban is in effect until further notice.

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Public Works tips … Winter driving & snow/ice control

Brrr! Today’s weather is a good reminder that it’s time to get ready for winter at home and on the road. Our Public Works folks have resources to help keep you and your family safe and cozy.

Winter Driving & City Snow/Ice Control 

City Resources:

Other Resources

Snow plowing generally starts when two or more inches of snow accumulate on streets, when continuing snowfall is projected, or when unsafe conditions exist. The most heavily traveled roads are given priority by snow plow operators. For more information visit our Public Works > Streets page, download the resources above, or contact the City of Bonney Lake at 253-862-8602

WSDOT Car KitOther resources:

Cold Temps & Frozen Pipes – Get tips on preventing and dealing with frozen water lines due to cold temperatures.

Preparing for Winter Storms – Visit www.citybonneylake.org/emergency for updates and contacts as you gear up for stormy weather, including how to report power outages and downed trees, and where you can take extra yard waste after the storm. For up-to-date weather information, view the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov

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City Offices will be closed from 8:30-10am Thurs., December 7, 2017

All City of Bonney Lake offices will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 for a city-wide staff meeting. The Municipal Court will be closed from 8:30a.m. to 9:00a.m.

For urgent issues when city offices are closed (water/sewer emergencies, etc.) please call the non-emergency dispatch number at 253-841-5431. In the case of a life or safety emergency always call 9-1-1.

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BLPD – CRIME PREVENTION – DECEMBER 2017

Crime Prevention Tip of the Month

December – Park Smart

Criminals commonly walk and drive through parking lots looking for vehicles with unlocked doors or valuables left out in the open.  It only takes seconds for your car door to be opened or your windows to be broken.  If you must leave valuables in a vehicle, conceal them before arriving at your parking space. Criminals may watch you leave one store with merchandise and follow you to your next shopping location.

The Bonney Lake Police Department does not want you to be the next victim and wants you to remember to secure your vehicle every time you park; lock car doors, roll up windows, use your alarm system and consider installing a CLUB on your steering wheel.

  • Prepare –         Conceal all valuables EVERY TIME you park and lock your car before walking away.
  • Aware –           Know what attracts the Grinch; iPods, cell phones, chargers, CDs, GPS units, shopping
  • bags, wrapped presents, loose change, boxes, purses, checkbooks or other papers that     could be used in Identity Theft.
  • Report –           If you see something suspicious or hear a car alarm, Report it.
  • Know –             Know where to park, front of store, well light areas and in the open.
  • Bonney Lake Police Department is committed to assist citizens in having a safe holiday season and want to make sure you PARK SMART!
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Night Road Work: SR410-204th Ave Intersection Project Nov. 29-30

Weather pending, construction crews will re-paint and install new traffic barriers from South Prairie Road to 208th Ave E overnight on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 through Thursday morning (Nov. 30).

Time: 11/29 at 8:00 a.m. to 11/30 at 6:00 a.m.

Impact: Expect some delays along SR410, Mid-Town, City of Bonney Lake

Reason: To allow construction crews to re-configure traffic lanes to build new center median.

For more information view the Current Project listing at www.citybonneylake.org/projects or call 253-447-4343.

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Now hiring: Judicial Specialist I position with the Municipal Court

The City of Bonney Lake is seeking a candidate for the Municipal Court who is committed to the highest level of customer service and satisfaction and enjoys working as part of a team.

Bonney Lake has been one of the fastest growing cities in Western Washington over the last decade and our Municipal Court is very busy with a variety of services. The Judicial Specialist I is an integral part of the team and serves as the main point of contact for Court at the counter and over the phone.

View details and apply online at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bonneylake

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Reminder: Gingerbread House Contest entries due December 1st!

 

Got an idea for the annual Gingerbread House Contest?

Join the Bonney Lake Arts Commission & the Kiwanis Club of Bonney Lake for this fun & festive event. Children, individuals, teams, and businesses are invited to participate!

Entries are due between 3-5pm on Fri. Dec 1st or by 1pm Sat Dec. 2nd. at the Bonney Lake Public Safety Building. Entries will be judged for prizes at the Tree Lightening Event.

Gingerbread House Contest details and entry forms are available at http://www.citybonneylake.org/events

Have fun, be creative and enjoy the experience!

 

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City Offices will be closed Nov. 23-24, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

All City of Bonney Lake offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, 2017.

Including:

  • Justice & Municipal Center
  • Bonney Lake Municipal Court
  • Public Works Center
  • Public Safety Building (Police & Fire)

For water/sewer emergencies or non-emergency police issues when city offices are closed, please call the Dispatch Center at 1.844.821.8911. In the case of a life or safety emergency always call 9-1-1.

Planning on going out of town for the Holiday?
Check out Driver Tips for Thanksgiving Day Weekend 2017 at https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/congestion/thanksgivingday/2017/driver-tips

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

 

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