In the community… Lake Tapps drawdown schedule announced

Please view the full announcement from Cascade Water Alliance and the Lake Tapps Community Council on the CWA website – www.cascadewater.org.

Full URL: http://cascadewater.org/cascade-lake-tapps-community-council-announce-drawdown-schedule-lake-tapps/

Lake Tapps - from Cascade Water Alliance

September 7, 2017: Cascade Water Alliance and the Lake Tapps Community Council today announced the winter 2017/2018 drawdown schedule for Lake Tapps, and noted the long-term look at future lake levels.

Initially, the lake drawdown will begin in mid to late October, lowering the lake level to approximately 539 feet, through December 2017.

Cascade will then draw down Lake Tapps to 530 feet beginning Jan. 2, 2018, to accommodate several dike stability issues as well as projects for Pierce County and Bonnie Lake.  The reservoir will be down until the fill begins around mid- to late February.

… In addition, the US Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to award and contract for construction of the Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Project in spring 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 and could last up to four years, during which time Cascade will ONLY bring the reservoir down to approximately 538 to 539 feet.  Residents are urged to take this opportunity to do work on their property during this time, as there will be no further drawdowns for four years.

However, residents who wish to do any work during this draw down period must act now to obtain all the necessary permits from the City of Bonney Lake, Pierce County, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife (if appropriate) and get a license from Cascade.  These documents must be obtained prior to beginning of construction.  For more information on Cascade’s licenses visit www.cascadewater.org or email contact@cascadewater.org

From Cascade Water Alliance – view full article at http://cascadewater.org/cascade-lake-tapps-community-council-announce-drawdown-schedule-lake-tapps/

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In the community…. Join with neighbors to ‘Beautify Bonney Lake’ on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Beautify Bonney Lake’s annual event is coming up Saturday, September 16, 2017. For more information and sign-ups, visit www.beautifybonneylake.org

Grab your family and your neighbors and head down! Meet at 8:30am at the Sound Transit Park & Ride in Bonney Lake.

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BLPD – CRIME PREVENTION TIP – SEPTEMBER 2017

Crime Prevention Tip of the Month

September-Fraud Prevention

What should you do if you learn your identity has been stolen?
• Call your bank immediately
• Call law enforcement and file a report. A police report that provides specific details of the identity theft is considered an Identity Theft Report, which entitles you to certain legal rights when it is provided to the three major credit reporting agencies or to companies where the thief misused your information.

Prevention
• Carry only what you need in your wallet/purse. This includes removing things like your social security card, voter registration card, extra credit cards, birth certificate, etc., and storing them in a secure location.
• Know what is in your wallet so you know who to contact in the event you do lose it.
• Be alert when online. In 2014 47% of American adults had their personal information stolen from hackers.
• Over 4,000 cyber-attacks occur each day.

 

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“The Art of the Arts” – good works by Arts Commission highlighted in recent article

Bonney Lake City Administrator Don Morrison wrote an article on Arts Commissions that was featured in a recent edition of Cityvision Magazine, a publication of the Association of Washington Cities.

Find the full article at www.awcnet.org (jump to p. 24) or read on below:
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BLPD – September Traffic Emphasis of the Month 2017

Bonney Lake Police Department

TRAFFIC EMPHASIS OF THE MONTH
September, 2017
“Click it or Ticket”
“Distracted Driving”

During the month of September 2017, Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for Distracted Driving Violations as well as Seat Belt, Child Safety Seat violations.

Seatbelts Save Lives:
• Wearing a seat belt decreases the chance of dying or being seriously injured in a collision by about 70 percent.
• Regardless of the vehicle, seat belts save lives — In 2011, NHTSA statistics show that 21,253 occupants of passenger cars, trucks, vans and SUVs were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide— and 52 percent were NOT wearing seat belts at the time of the fatal crashes.
• Teens and young adults are at higher risk — Among young adult passenger vehicle occupants, ages 18 to 34, who were killed in crashes, 64 percent were not buckled up—the highest percentage of any age group. The number jumps to 66 percent when only men in this age group are included.
• The numbers change, the facts don’t — 53 percent of the 121,507 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed on our roadways from 2007-2011 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crashes, according to NHTSA. Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
Cell phone driving statistics:

• Distraction from cell phone use while driving (hand held or hands free) extends a driver’s reaction time as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent.  (University of Utah)

• The No. 1 source of driver inattention is use of a wireless device. (Virginia Tech/NHTSA)

• Drivers that use cell phones are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (NHTSA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

• 10 percent of drivers aged 16 to 24 years old are on their phone at any one time.

• Driving while distracted is a factor in 25 percent of police reported crashes.

• Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent. (Carnegie Mellon)

Bonney Lake Police Officers for the month of September, 2017 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.

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Labor Day is September 4, 2017 – City Offices Closed

All City of Bonney Lake offices will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 4, 2017.  Have a safe & happy holiday weekend!

In the case of a life or safety emergency always call 9-1-1. For water or sewer emergencies outside office hours call dispatch at 253-841-5431 or toll free 1-844-821-8911. 

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Public Works explains… What is a stormwater pond?

Each summer staff in Public Works get questions about stormwater ponds – what are they for? how do they work? how often are they maintained and mowed?

To help answer these questions, we have added more information to the city website.

Search for “Stormwater” on the homepage and find the Public Works > Stormwater page. It’s full of information including a map and the City’s maintenance schedule for stormwater ponds.

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Victor Falls Grand Opening, Saturday, September 9, 2017; 1-4PM

Come join The Bonney Lake Arts Commission at the Grand Opening of Victor Falls Park on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1-4PM! Enjoy live music by Earth Meets Sky, the Mayor’s ribbon cutting, kids painting and so much more.

For more information or directions, please find the City Parks page on our website: www.citybonneylake.org/community

Parks Page: http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/section_community/parks_recreation/city_parks.shtml

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City receives GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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Congratulations to the City of Bonney Lake Finance Department!

The City of Bonney Lake received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.  In order to receive the budget award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.

A Certificate of Recognition is also presented to the individual or department responsible for having achieved the award. The Certificate of Recognition has been presented to Cheri Gibson, CPA, Chief Financial Officer. Congratulations, Cheri Gibson, on meeting and achieving the highest principles of governmental budgeting!

www.citybonneylake.org/finance

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City offices closed 11:30am-1:30pm today for All-Staff Meeting

All City of Bonney Lake offices including the Justice & Municipal Center, Court, and Public Works Center, will be closed today (Tuesday, August 22, 2017) between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for an all staff meeting.

In the case of a life or safety emergency, always call 9-1-1. For water/sewer emergency dispatch (water leak, facility alarm, etc.) dial 253-841-5431 or 1-844-821-8911 (toll free).

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