Get involved in your community – Arts Commission, Park Commission, & Design Commission openings!

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Volunteering for a commission is a great way to get involved and serve in your community! We have openings for several volunteer Commissions and are currently seeking applicants:

To be considered, submit an Application for Membership to the City Clerk’s office as soon as possible. View the full public notice for details.

Forms are available at or by calling (253) 862-8602. For more information on City commissions visit the ‘Government’ page at


Link to original Public Notice:

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BLPD payment change – Beginning April 1st

Beginning April 1, 2017 the Bonney Lake Police Department will no longer be accepting cash for any payment/fee. All payment/fees will need to be paid for with Visa, MasterCard, Check, Money Order or Cashiers Check.

Sorry for any inconvenience  this may cause.



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Another Great Week for Adopt-A-Street Volunteers


The Hemlock Club collected 6 bags, collected 10 bags & The Whiting Family collected 16 bags!!!

19 of 27 groups have completed their 1st Quarter Clean-Up!!!

For more information on the Adopt-A-Street program, visit our website.

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Read all about it in Bonney Lake Newsletters – March 2017

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The latest editions of the Bonney Lake Reporter and Mayor’s “Inside Out” reports are now available on our website:

Bonney Lake Reporter – March 2017

Articles in this month’s edition include events like the Annual Easter Egg Hunt (April 15), “Bound” Artist Showcase (April 21), Spring Clean-Up Week and free Recycling Event (April 17-22, 2017), and Parks Appreciation Day (April 22); Volunteer resources at; “Medal of Arts” recipient Larry Anderson; and Town Tidbits.

You’ll also find Mayor Neil Johnson, Jr.’s weekly “Inside Out” newsletter online at

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Lake Tapps boat launch now open!

Spring is in the air and the boat launch at Allan Yorke Park in Bonney Lake is now open!

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Cascade Water Alliance photo album –

Last Friday, Cascade Water Alliance and the Lake Tapps Community Council announced that Lake Tapps reached “recreation” levels.

The Allan Yorke Park boat launch located in Bonney Lake at the South end of Lake Tapps is now open. The parking kiosk is operational and boat trailer parking restrictions will be enforced.

Boat Launch Parking Passes:

  • Resident Parking Passes are available to purchase from the City for $30 plus tax per watercraft per year. For information and required documents visit the boating page or contact the Finance/Utilities department at 253-447-4317.
  • Those without a resident parking pass must purchase a boat trailer parking pass at the boat launch for a fee of $17 plus tax per day.

Allan Yorke Park Boat Launch Scheduled Closures

The Lake Tapps boat launch at Allan Yorke Park is scheduled to be closed for various special events during 2017 including Tunes @ Tapps concerts and Bonney Lake Days. For more information visit the boating page.

State Boating Rules & Regulations

Washington State law requires most boaters to obtain a Boater Education Card before operating a motorized vessel of 15 horsepower or greater. See the WA State Mandatory Boater Education page. Boater education courses are being offered here in Bonney Lake on March 25 and April 8, 2017 – get details here.

Lake Tapps Water Levels

Lake Tapps is a reservoir that is managed by Cascade Water Alliance. For more information on Lake Tapps water levels view the recent Cascade Water Alliance press release below, or visit

… the Lake Tapps Reservoir reached “recreation minimum pool levels” (elevation 541.5 feet) a month ahead of the April 15 deadline. Cascade will raise the reservoir, as it does each year, to the maximum full recreational level of elevation 543 feet during the middle of May to remind homeowners of the highest allowable level this reservoir can go in concert with existing homeowners’ agreements with Cascade. Cascade will then maintain the Lake Tapps Reservoir between elevation 542.5 to 542.7 feet for the remainder of the spring and summer, barring weather or operational conditions.

Cascade invites homeowners and others who provide essential services around Lake Tapps Reservoir for a community open house Thursday, May 18, 6 to 8 pm, at North Tapps Middle School.  Watch for more information in residents’ mailboxes and in local papers.

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Meet and mingle with local artists at “Bound” Artist Showcase – April 21, 6-8pm

2017 Bound FlyerYou’re invited to “Bound” – an artist showcase featuring artwork curated by members of the Bonney Lake Arts Commission.

Friday, April 21, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Bonney Lake Justice & Municipal Center
9002 Main St E, Bonney Lake, WA  98391

Meet and mingle with local artists. Light food and beverages will be served. All ages welcome!

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Picking Up Litter Even in the Rain

Kudos to Friends of Fontana ~ collected 16 bags this last weekend!

Kudos to M.A. Driving ~ collected 1 bag!

It’s almost the end if 1st Quarter ~ if you haven’t cleaned up your route yet, contact Heather in Public Works!

For more information on the Adopt A Street program visit our website.

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In the Community: Updated ‘Resource Guide’ for Bonney Lake, Sumner, Buckley, & Orting communities

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The City of Bonney Lake just received an updated version of the Northeast Pierce Resource Guide – a volunteer project that’s chock full of contacts for where to go for help, to volunteer, and to donate in the Bonney Lake, Sumner, Buckley, and Orting communities!

Find the Community Resource guide online at and from service organizations around the area.

Resource Guide download URL:
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Community Garden Plot Available Now Until Full

Bonney Lake
••Community Garden••

Plots Available

Now and Until Full

Join other area local gardeners. Beginners to veterans welcome

Forms on line:

Go to Community Section then Garden Plots Request Form.

$10 single; $20 for two plots 6′ x 12′ each.  Print out the forms and the rules and regulations, sign and mail with payment to:

City of Bonney Lake
P.O. Box 7380
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

For info

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Weather Alert: Wind Advisory in effect Friday morning from 1am to 10am

The US National Weather Service Seattle Washington has issued a Wind Advisory for Western Washington from 1am to 10am on Friday, March 10, 2017. Winds 20-35 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph are in the forecast.

Find helpful links and emergency preparedness tips on our website at

NWS Link:
Visit for current weather and forecast information.

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