Cougar Sighted in Bonney Lake

This morning a citizen reported a cougar in the vicinity of Ken Simmons Park. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has been notified. If you see the cougar, please call 911. For more information on what to do if you encounter a cougar or other wildlife, visit https://wdfw.wa.gov/living/cougars.html.

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Bonney Lake Police Officer Opening

The City of Bonney Lake Police Department is seeking at least
one (1) Police Officer to fill a position on our team! This is a job that helps to make a difference in your community.

In order to be considered in the first review, please submit your materials no later than September 14, 2018.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:

  1. Graduation from a standard high school, vocational school or equivalency; and
  2. Currently employed as a Peace Officer with at least two (2) years experience with a municipal, county, or state law enforcement agency and successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center Officer Academy or the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center Officer Equivalency certificate.

Please use the link for more information and how to complete the application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bonneylake?

 

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Before/After School Program Site Director

Are you looking for a chance to be a mentor and lead young children through recreation and social interaction? Here is your chance! The Recreation Program is seeking one (1) Site Directors to lead the before and after school program at one of several school locations in the Sumner and/or Bonney Lake (in the Sumner School District) area. This fun and interactive program provides a unique opportunity to work for the City and engage with children to enhance their learning.

These position works Monday-Friday year round with a split shift schedule (working in the morning and afternoon/evening with a break in between) throughout the school year and daily shifts throughout the summer. You can expect a regular schedule working up to 34 hours per week year round. Benefits are offered on a pro-rata basis and will be earned/paid based on your approved hours.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bonneylake?

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SR410 Work 8/20-8/22

If you are traveling through Bonney Lake on SR410 today, you may notice that there is a large truck taking up one lane of eastbound SR410. This truck is boring holes on the slope beside the road in order to determine the type of soils that are present at this location. Knowing this will assist engineers in determining whether this location will be suitable for a segment of the new Fennel Creek Trail. This work will continue until Wednesday, August 22nd. If you have any questions, please call John Woodcock, Bonney Lake City Engineer at 253-447-4336.

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BLPD Detective recognized as Detective of the Year

Congratulations to Det. Brian Byerley who was awarded Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office Detective of the Year 2017-2018 today at the PC Prosecutor’s annual Community Partner Awards ceremony held at Wright Park in Tacoma. Det. Byerley was recognized for his dedication and hard work on many high profile cases during this past year. Congratulations Det. Byerley!

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Bonney Lake Summer Events Calendar August 11-18

Outdoor Movie
On Saturday, August 11, there will be a family movie watching experience at Allan Yorke Park. Sherlock Gnomes (presented by Toril Sells Homes) will be on the big screen. Be sure to come on down and join us for a free flick at dusk!

Kids Club
On Monday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m., the City will be hosting the weekly Kids Club at Allan Yorke Park. Experience the musical talents of Mister G, a Latin Grammy award-winning artist, as he delivers kid-friendly music spanning genres from funk to folk to funk and reggae to rock. Kids are sure to enjoy! The program will last about 45 minutes.

Outdoor Market
On Wednesday, August 15, the City 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 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Tunes @ Tapps
On Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m., The Beatniks will perform at Allan Yorke Park. The Beatniks are a local favorite, performing music of the ‘60s and ‘70s (and ‘80s 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.

Bonney Lake Days
The annual Bonney Lake Days Festival is on Saturday, August 18 at Allan Yorke Park from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Kick-off festivities with a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center. Stage entertainment begins at 11:00 a.m. with the Auburn Dance Academy followed by Raucous from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Dakota Poorman from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Katie Wade 3:30-5:00 p.m., and Aces Up from 5:30-7:00 p.m.. There is also an all-ages chalk art competition, presented by the Bonney Lake Arts Commission and a car show, sponsored by Les Schwab. Numerous crafters, food vendors, and a beer garden hosted by the Bonney Lake Lions Club, serving beverages from Half Lion Brewing will be on-site all day.

 

Allan Yorke Park is located at 7203 W Tapps Hwy. E, Bonney Lake, WA  98391.
For additional information please visit www.citybonneylake.org/events or contact David Wells, Special Events Coordinator, City of Bonney Lake, 253-261-0023 or Amber Stanley, Special Events Intern, City of Bonney Lake, 253-447-3260.

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BLPD Traeger Raffle for Chief for a Day program

Bonney Lake Police Department would like to congratulate our winner of the Chief or a Day – Traeger Raffle! We would also like to thank everyone that purchased a ticket. 100% of the money that was made from ticket sales will go to our Little Chief for a Day and her family. Chief for a Day is about celebrating the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life threatening or chronic medical condition.

We would also like to thank Traeger Grills for their generous donation.

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Public Hearing

There will be a public hearing on August 28th at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Bonney Lake Justice and Municipal Building on a variance related to a proposed short plat for a project at 8202 188th Ave. E. in Bonney Lake. To review the plans you can visit the Public services Department at 9002 Main Street East in suite 300 during regular business hours. Written comments on the proposed variance will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2018. A link to the project documentation is available here: https://bonneylake.box.com/s/7gxye6k9vjdg8knpeaaaxho9p1cis1nb

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All City Offices Closed on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All City Offices including the Bonney Lake Municipal Court will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, August 9th, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a City-Wide Staff Meeting.

For Emergencies please call Bonney Lake Police Dispatch at 253.841.5431.

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2018 Street Chip Seal Program

The City of Bonney Lake will be applying a chip seal to four street locations this year (see link to map below):

  • Sky Island Drive from 97th Street East to Rhodes Lake Road
  • Van Dyke Street from Angeline Road to 184th Avenue East
  • 104th Street East from 200th Avenue Court East to 192nd Avenue East
  • Brookside Drive from 200th Avenue Court East to 104th Street East

You might have noticed all the black tar lines and asphalt patching on these streets, they are a result of severe cracking in the pavement surface. These cracks were recently sealed to prevent further water damage to street surface.

A chip seal consists of applying an emulsified liquid asphalt to the surface, covering the liquid asphalt with 3/8” chip rock and rolling it in with a 9-wheel pneumatic roller. The following day the contractor will come back and sweep the excess rock from the surface. Within the following week, the contractor will come back and apply a fog seal to the chipped surface to seal the rock down. Once the fog seal is applied the contractor will have to keep traffic off of the street until the material snaps off (solidifies). This will stop the rock from being displaced by the friction of vehicle tires. A short time later, the street will re-striped and all should be back to normal.

City crews will do their best to minimize the impact of loose rock between the chip seal and the fog seal. In the interim, please be patient and drive slowly on the freshly surfaced street.

The projected start date for the contractor to is Monday, August 6. City crews will set signs stating “This Street Will Be Chip Sealed Next Week” a week before the chip seal and “This Street Will Be Chip Sealed Tomorrow” will be set the day before the chip seal.

If you have any questions, contact Public Works at 253-862-8602.

2018 Chip Seal Map

2018 Chip Seal Map

2018 Chip Seal Map

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