Kudos to our Adopt-A-Street Volunteers

A big thank you to the Kiwanis Club, Kimber Lee John L. Scott & Bonney Lake Dog House for completing your 1st quarter clean-up!

Kiwanis Club pictured.

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186th Street Corridor Project – Paving scheduled on 188th – Friday, March 10, 2017

Weather permitting, the City’s contractor will be grinding and paving 188th Ave E in downtown Bonney Lake all day on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Date: 3/10/2017

Time: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Road Impact: Road Closed – Local Access Only. One lane provided for School bus routes and local access only.

Signal Impact: Veterans Memorial Drive& Locust Street (1/10/2017 – 1/14/2017). Due to asphalt removal on 188th, signal will go into “full-recall” mode causing a slightly longer signal delay, along Veterans Memorial Drive and Locust street, until electromagnetic controls within the pavement are re-installed. Scheduled for  Monday 3/13/2017.

For more information visit www.citybonneylake.org/projects and find City Projects > 186th Ave Corridor Improvements or contact the Project Manager at (253) 447-4343.

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2016 Medal of Arts Winner

The City of Bonney Lake’s Arts Commission would like to congratulate the 2016 Medal of Arts Winner Larry Anderson.   Anyone who has drove up the hill on Hwy 410 has seen Larry’s work.  He is the artist who created the sculpture by the “Welcome to Bonney Lake”, sign of the boy reaching up to a flock of ducks, called “The Ascent”.  Mr. Anderson was presented his award at last night’s City Council meeting.  For more information on previous Medal of Arts winners or on upcoming Arts Commission projects please contact the Arts Commission Chair Carrie Maez at maezc@ci.bonney-lake.wa.us



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Happy 68th Birthday, Bonney Lake!

The Town of Bonney Lake was incorporated on 28 February 1949 after a special election was held to determine whether to establish the Town. A total of 109 people voted in the special election, which also determined the town’s first Mayor (Kenneth Simmons), treasurer (Chet Roberts), and councilmembers (Thurlow Maddox, Robert Wheeler, Alva Simmitt, E. M. “Pop” Hiles, and Clarence Roberts).

At the time of incorporation Bonney Lake was a rural area with a population of just a few hundred residents.

Original Town HallThe first Town Hall was a small building located on the site of the current Public Safety Building (check out the historical marker next time you pass by!). Today Bonney Lake is a vibrant and growing city with an estimated population of over 20,000.

Learn more about the history of Bonney Lake at www.citybonneylake.org/community (look for the History link), by visiting the Historical Markers installed at important sites around the city, or by connecting with the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society online at www.gblhs.org, on Facebook or in person at the Resource Center, open Monday-Wednesday from 9am to Noon at 19306 Bonney Lake Blvd, Bonney Lake, WA 98391.

Thanks for helping us celebrate Bonney Lake’s 68th year!


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Project Update: 186th Ave E Corridor sidewalks being installed this week

Sidewalks were installed along 186th Avenue East and 88th Street East yesterday. Contractor will complete sidewalks along 88th St E and 188th Ave E today (Friday).

The contractor plans to complete asphalt removal today and begin preparation/grading for the new roadway next week.

Note: The intersection at 89th St E and 186th Ave E is CLOSED until next Thursday (March 2) to allow the concrete to cure across the intersection. Sumner School District has been notified and school buses will use 90th St E for this period.

186th Corridor Sidewalk photo

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Kudos to Adopt-A-Street Volunteers

A big thank you to the following groups for completing their 1st Quarter Clean-Up in the last couple weeks:

Our newest groups – The Munsch Family & Brandon Block Agency, Farmers Insurance.

Also, Mad Rad Cleaning, The Hemlock Club & Snyder Piano.

Picture: The Munsch Family

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Local sculptor Larry Anderson to receive “Medal of Arts” Award at Feb. 28 Meeting

The Bonney Lake Arts Commission will award its second annual “Medal of Arts” award to local sculptor Larry Anderson during the February 28, 2017 City Council Meeting.

The Bonney Lake Medal of Arts award recognizes an individual or organization in Bonney Lake who has made a contribution to and promoted the arts.

Anderson is best known in town for sculpting the City’s gateway statue of the boy and the ducks that is the centerpiece of the City’s welcome sign coming up the hill on SR410.

However, Anderson’s work is known nationally as well. Not long ago, President Obama chose to be photographed with one of Anderson’s works, “Springfield’s Lincoln”, a bronze life size sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, his wife and two of his sons. Another renowned Anderson piece is a Civil War sculpture “Coming Home” which rests at the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky, Ohio.

Over the years, Larry has produced more than 70 commissioned bronze sculptures, many of which are on display in Tacoma.


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Mark Your Calendars: Free Shred/Recycle Event April 22, 10am-Noon

To cap off Spring Clean Up Week, which runs from April 17-22, 2017 in Bonney Lake, the City is partnering with DM Disposal, LightRecycle Washington, and UpTekk Recycling Center to offer a FREE document shredding, fluorescent light recycling, and other recycling services!

  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am to Noon.
  • Where: Midtown Park / WSU Forest, 20901 SR 410 (behind Fred Meyer).
  • What: Free Personal Document Shredding and Recycling Drop Off (plus family fun and community service activities with Park Appreciation & Arbor Day projects!)

The free shred/recycling event is at the same time and location as Parks Appreciation Day & Arbor Day activities on April 22, 2017 from 9am to Noon.

For more information on either event please call 253-862-8602 or visit www.citybonneylake.org/events

Bulb Recycling   +    Recycling flyer

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President’s Day Holiday – City Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

All City of Bonney Lake offices, including the Municipal Court, will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, for Washington’s Birthday / President’s Day Holiday.

Learn more about this holiday www.archives.gov/legislative/features/washington/


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The Bonney Lake Citizen’s Academy will begin on Thursday, March 2, 2017. If you are interested in this FREE , two day a week for 7 weeks, classroom course- Apply today.

BLPD is asking that all applications are submitted by Thursday, February 16, 2017. You may apply in person at the police department: 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E, Bonney Lake during business hours or online  by clicking: Bonney Lake Citizens Academy.

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