Celebrate summer at Bonney Lake Days – August 18-19, 2017

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Today’s the big day!  We’re kicking off Bonney Lake Days, the biggest event of the summer, with two days of stage shows, food & craft vendors, and fun. Join us at Allan Yorke Park on the south shores of Lake Tapps in Bonney Lake this weekend!

Get details & directions:

On our website: www.citybonneylake.org/events#BLDays

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/812374088940563 Continue reading

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City of Bonney Lake Jobs: Permit Tech, Building Inspector, Dishwasher, Seasonal Hires

The City of Bonney Lake is currently accepting applications for several open positions.

Visit www.citybonneylake.org/employment and view Current Job Opportunities to get details and apply online.

 

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Burn Ban Lifted in King, Kitsap, Pierce & Snohomish Counties (8/11/2017)

Good news as the weekend begins! The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted the Burn Ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, as of August 11, 2017.  Smoke levels have reduced to MODERATE or GOOD in most areas now.

Winds have reversed, and it is expected that the British Columbia wildfire smoke will blow east again for the next couple weeks.  So for the next two weeks, the Puget Sound should be able to see above the tree line and breathe in some good quality air.

Fire safety burn bans are still in effect! Contact your local fire marshal for more information.

For more information visit pscleanair.org/burnban

East Pierce Fire & Rescue www.eastpiercefire.org

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Join us for the last week of summer events for the season!

Join us for  Kids Club on Monday and Tunes @ Tapps, featuring The Beatniks and the Outdoor Market on Wednesday, all events are at Allan Yorke Park.

Kids Club

On Monday, August 14th at 6:30pm the City of Bonney Lake will be hosting the weekly Kids Club at Allan Yorke Park. Caspar Babypants is Chris Ballew from the band “Presidents of the United States of America”. He will be performing intelligent and simple acoustic music for kids and their parents to enjoy.  The program will last about 45 minutes.     

 Outdoor Market

On Wednesday, August 16th the City of Bonney Lake will host its annual weekly Outdoor Market at Allan Yorke Park. This year’s Market includes numerous crafters, food vendors, and a beer garden hosted by the Bonney Lake Lions Club, serving beverages from Half Lion Brewing. Vendors will be open from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

Tunes @ Tapps

On Wednesday, August 16th at 6:30pm, The Beatniks will perform at Allan Yorke Park by Lake Tapps. The Beatniks are a local favorite, performing music of the 60’s and 70’s (and 80’s too).  They are a high energy band with passion you won’t find elsewhere. The Beatniks capture the essence of the music with their charisma, chemistry, and natural talent, which is why people all over the world are fans of the band. They will perform for approximately 90 minutes.

Movies In the Park

On Saturday, August 12th there will be a family movie watching experience at Allan Yorke Park. Sing will be on the big screen, be sure to come on down and join us for a free flick! The film will begin at dusk.

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Stage 1 Air Quality Burn Ban in effect at 2pm today (August 8, 2017)

FireSTAGE 1 BURN BAN CALLED FOR KING, KITSAP, PIERCE, & SNOHOMISH COUNTIES

All outdoor burning is prohibited until air quality improves

 
With more wildfire smoke from British Columbia moving into our region, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, effective at 2 PM today, August 8, 2017.
This ban is in effect until further notice and is in addition to existing fire safety burn bans.
With high pressure pushing more smoke into the Puget Sound area, we forecast levels that are UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS through Friday.  We expect calm winds and smoke to settle daily.  Saturday and onward, the area of high pressure should push eastward, bringing us back our more typical and cleaner air from the Pacific Ocean.
The purpose of the burn ban is to reduce any additional harm to sensitive populations from excess air pollution and is in addition to existing fire safety burn bans. The Clean Air Agency will continue to closely monitor the situation for purposes of air quality burn bans.
Children, pregnant women, older adults, and those with heart and breathing problems should avoid physical exertion outdoors.  If possible, seek clean, air-conditioned indoor air (e.g. public libraries, “cooling centers”, community and senior centers).
Visit pscleanair.org/burnban to view the current burn ban status, download our mobile app, and to find other burn ban alert options for your area.
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WATER SYSTEM UPDATE

The recent unseasonably warm and dry weather has resulted in the City of Bonney Lake water system asking its customers to take voluntary measures to conserve water. While we are not in an emergency situation at this time, wise use of water will assure that we have adequate supplies to meet the demands through this extended weather pattern.

 

Here are some ideas that you as a customer of the Bonney Lake water system can do to use water wisely. These are only a few ideas or tips to assist you. There are many more available on the internet found by searching ‘Water Conservation Tips’.

 

  • Identify any leaks or drips in plumbing fixtures or faucets and repair them as soon as possible.
  • Water your lawn 2-3 times per week for no more than twenty minutes at a time. Doing this after dark or before daylight will maximize the benefit to the lawn without losing water to evaporation.
  • When watering plants or gardens, focus water on the base of the plants or the root system and not the entire planter area.
  • Use commercial car washes that recycle the water, or wash your vehicle on the lawn. This not only benefits the lawn, but keeps harmful detergents and chemicals from entering streams and lakes.
  • Sweep driveways and sidewalks with a broom. Avoiding using water for these tasks also saves water.

 

With your assistance and cooperation, we can continue to provide a safe and reliable supply of drinking water throughout this summer of record heat.

 

Thank you from the City of Bonney Lake

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Upcoming Summer Events!

Join us for  Kids Club on Monday and Tunes @ Tapps, featuring Danny Vernon and the Outdoor Market on Wednesday, all events are at Allan Yorke Park.

Kids Club

On Monday, August 7th, at 6:30pm the City of Bonney Lake will be hosting the weekly Kids Club at Allan Yorke Park. Cap’n Arrr, the greatest pirate to never sail the seven seas, makes a return from last year. Won Israel brings his interactive characters for fun and excitement, no matter the age! All participants are encouraged to come dressed in their “garb”. The program will last about 45 minutes.         

Outdoor Market

On Wednesday, August 9th, the City of Bonney Lake will host its annual weekly Outdoor Market at Allan Yorke Park. This year’s Market includes numerous crafters, food vendors, and a beer garden hosted by the Bonney Lake Lions Club, serving beverages from Half Lion Brewing. Vendors will be open from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

Tunes @ Tapps

On Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30pm, Danny Vernon will perform at the park. Danny is an award-winning Elvis tribute artist, known for his high energy shows that focus on connecting with his audience. The performance is approximately 90 minutes.

Movies In the Park

On Saturday, August 12th there will be a family movie watching experience at Allan Yorke Park. Sing will be on the big screen, be sure to come on down and join us for a free flick! The film will begin at dusk.

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Toxic Algae Advisory: Lake Tapps August 1st, 2017

Caution: Toxic Algae Advisory

Lake Tapps, August 1, 2017

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department wants you to know there is a toxic algae bloom in Lake Tapps. If there is no visible algae, it should be safe to swim and waterski. However, areas with algae are unsafe for people and pets and should be avoided. At this time, the algae seems to be primarily in the northeast area of the lake, along the north shore of Tapps Island. However, as wind direction changes, the algae could be blown to the south end of the lake.

  • Keep children and pets away from areas with algae
  • Do not swim, wade, water ski, or fish in areas with algae

You can easily identify a toxic algae bloom because of its unusual color or appearance in the water. Usually a bloom makes the lake surface look like pea soup or green paint, but sometimes the bloom may be a different color (bluish or brownish). Wind and rain can greatly change the amount and location of algae in the lake.

Swallowing lake water containing algae or prolonged skin contact with the algae may result in illness, such as muscle weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or nausea. Anyone who swallows water containing large amounts of algae should seek immediate medical attention.

The risk to pets is much greater than the risk to people. Pets have smaller body sizes and are more likely to drink water containing a heavy concentration of algae. If a pet ingests a large amount of algae and is showing signs such as vomiting, lethargy, disorientation, or seizures, take it to a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Runoff from fertilizers, animal and human waste reach our lakes and contribute to algae growth. Reducing the use of fertilizers, properly maintaining septic systems, and properly disposing of pet waste helps improve water quality in lakes, streams, groundwater, and Puget Sound.

For more information, please contact Austin Jennings at (253) 798-4715 (ajennings@tpchd.org) or Lindsay Tuttle at (253) 798-3530 (ltuttle@tpchd.org).

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Excessive Heat Warning In Effect From 2 pm This Afternoon To 9 pm Friday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of the Puget Sound area this week. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80’s to lower 100’s on Tuesday through Sunday, and higher than normal temperatures may persist into next week.

  • Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when car interiors can reach deadly temperatures in a matter of minutes

Citizens are encouraged to take advantage of cooler air in public buildings such as Pierce County libraries, community centers, local malls, movie theaters, and air-conditioned places.

The following locations allow domesticated pets to come in with their owners to get out of the heat. Pets need to be on a leash or in a crate. Owners must provide water if they plan on being in the facility for long periods of time.

  • Petco: varies by location
  • PetSmart: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
  • Mud Bay: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

For more information:

Details & current forecast: visit www.weather.gov

Health Department Tips: http://www.tpchd.org/health-wellness-1/hot-weather/

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BLPD – Traffic Emphasis – August 2017 – Street of the Week

Bonney Lake Police Department will be doing Street of the Week traffic emphasis for August 2017.

The emphasis will take place on the following road, for the specified days.

August 1 – August 8: Angeline Rd E

August 9 – August 16: Church Lake Road / Kelly Lake Road E

August 17 – August 24: 200 Ave Ct E / 104 St E / 192 Ave E

August 25 – August 31: Sky Island Dr E

 

 

 

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