The Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier Herald newspaper reports that Bonney Lake was listed among the ten best cities to own a home in Washington state, according to NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website.
The site analyzed 86 places in Washington on factors such as availability, affordability, and growth, to come up with their list.
The analysis highlights the City’s parks, trails, boating, special events, education, and high home-ownership rates. Visit the NerdWallet website to read the entire list and more about why Bonney Lake was chosen!
Mayor Neil Johnson, Jr.’s Weekly Reporter Newsletter is ready for you to enjoy!
Here are a couple of notes from this week’s newsletter …
- If your family or a group or business you are associated with has an interest in undertaking a community service project, please consider adopting a street.
- Please note, the school fundraiser listed at the end of the newsletter has been cancelled. Of course, they welcome any donations to the Safe & Sober Grad Night. They are still hoping to raise enough money to keep them occupied that evening with their friends in a fun, entertaining and safe environment.
Go “Wild” with Pierce County Library’s seventh annual one book program: Pierce County READS.
Now through April 25, thousands of people will come together as a community and read “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” by Northwest author Cheryl Strayed.
Learn more at the Pierce County Library website, or read The News Tribune announcement of 2014 Pierce County READS.
Direct link URL: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/books-materials/pierce-county-reads/
At noon on the first Monday of each month, all the lahar sirens around the Pierce County are tested to ensure they are properly functioning.
Find more information, and sign up for Pierce County ALERT! notifications: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=917
Town Hall in 1951 (image courtesy Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society)
Happy 65th birthday, Bonney Lake! Our beautiful city was incorporated on this day in 1949 (and what a lovely day for a birthday).
During the month of March 2014, Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for speeding vehicles in school zones. Keeping children safe in designated school zones is a top priority of the Bonney Lake Police Department. As a driver the most important thing you can do to protect children in school and park 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:
- WashingtonState 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 March, 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.
Mayor Neil Johnson, Jr. sends along his Weekly Reporter with highlights from the past week here at the City.
This week’s highlights include updates on City projects such as the SR410 sidewalk design, Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2, and Eastown sewers; a report on the Management Team Retreat; and information on summer events including the return of Spike & The Impalers for Tunes @ Tapps.
Getting ready for some spring cleaning? Keep in mind that Bonney Lake’s annual Spring Clean Up Week is scheduled for the week of April 21 to 25, 2014.
During Spring Clean Up Week the City’s garbage and recycling company, DM Disposal, picks up extra garbage, recycling and/or yard waste and one appliance at no additional charge for customers inside the Bonney Lake city limits.
Clean Up Week Details & Requirements
- Curbside pick-up only (no alley access).
- Up to 3 extra cans/bags of garbage and/or yard waste.
- Additional cans/bags must weigh no more than 45 lbs when full.
- Extra cans or bags of garbage or yard waste should be placed for curb-side pick up by 7:00 am on your regular garbage pick up day.
- One (1) appliance per household.
- Acceptable appliances include: Refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, freezers, hot water heaters, washers or dryers.
- Appliances must be placed for pickup by MONDAY morning.
Spring Clean Up is available to customer accounts inside the city limits of Bonney Lake only. This offer does not apply to Murrey’s Disposal customers with accounts in unincorporated Pierce County.
Not sure if you live inside the City limits? Check our City Limits map or call the City receptionist at (253)862-8602 for assistance. For more information please contact DM Disposal directly:
Per the BLPD West Tapps Hwy was reopened on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 after the power pole was repaired.
Original post: Bonney Lake Police & Public Works report that all lanes in the 7700 block of West Tapps Hwy are closed due to an electrical pole fire.
Updates will be posted at https://twitter.com/BLPoliceDept
Mayor Neil Johnson, Jr. sends along this “must-read” newsletter for your reading pleasure. Be sure to check out the first & last pages for information on community fundraising campaigns!
Mayor Johnson writes: “Please join our own Rendi Johnson and the CSS Softball team in a Marrow Registry / Fundraising Campaign. The registry saved my life!
For more information, this link will take you directly to their information page.”
Full URL for registry link: http://www.bethematchfoundation.org/site/TR/TeamBeTheMatch-New/Foundation?pg=team&fr_id=1960&team_id=32615#.UwOHoLG9LCQ