May is Building Safety Month!

Promoting Awareness Through Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month, founded by the International Code Council (ICC), is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May.

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

Construction SignDuring the next few days we will explain the 4 W’s of Building Permits and Plans:

  • When do I need a permit?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Why is there a permit fee?
  • What happens if I don’t get one?

Find the Bonney Lake Permit Center online at www.citybonneylake.org/permits

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Get your paddles ready! Allan Yorke Park concessions to include kayak, paddle board rentals

Allan Yorke Park will have a new adventurous water activity for fun on the lake! We are pleased to announce that Ruston Recreational Rentals will be renting kayaks and paddle boards on a daily basis for enjoyment on the south end of Lake Tapps.

Rentals will soon be available from the Snack Shack at Allan Yorke Park (7203 West Tapps Hwy, Bonney Lake, WA 98391).

For rental information, reservations, and hours of operation call Ruston Recreational Rentals at 253.381.1887 or visit www.citybonneylake.org/community (Parks page). Information will also be available at the Snack Shack concession stand during regular business hours.

Happy paddling!

    

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Weed abatement spraying program starts this month

Weed AbatementThe City of Bonney Lake will begin its annual weed abatement spraying program the first part of May 2017 (weather permitting). Brush, trees, and other vegetation are chemically controlled along City roads in the Right-of-Way (ROW). This is accomplished following strict application procedures by trained  and certified Public Works crew members. Continue reading

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BLPD Crime Prevention Tip of the Month – May

Crime Prevention Tip of the Month     

  May – Personal Safety 

In the City of Bonney Lake we don’t experience as much violent crime as some larger cities nearby do, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. This month’s crime prevention tip will focus on personal safety.

To see crime statistics in Bonney Lake refer to the City of Bonney Lake website http://www.ci.bonney- lake.wa.us/section_government/departments/police/crime_analysis.shtml 

Personal Safety

  • When out at night, stay with a friend.
  • Don’t display cash or electronics.
  • Try to park in well-lit areas.
  • Have your keys out and ready.
  • If someone tries to rob you, give up your property, it’s not worth your life.
  • If you think someone may be following you, switch directions. If they are still following you move towards an open store, don’t be afraid to call for help.
  • If you are a battered spouse, call the police immediately, assault is a crime whether your family or not.
  • If a dating partner has abused you, do not meet with them alone 

Teaching Kids about Strangers

  • Know where you children are at all times. Make a rule that they must be given permission before going anywhere. Give them your work and cell phone numbers to keep with them.
  • Encourage children to play with others. There is safety in numbers.
  • It’s okay to say no! Teach them they can say no to adults if they are presented with a dangerous situation as well as distance themselves from it.
  • STRANGER DANGER. Yelling this as loud as they can will get attention.

 

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BLPD Traffic Emphasis of the Month – May 2017

Bonney Lake Police Department

 TRAFFIC EMPHASIS OF THE MONTH

May, 2017  –  “Click it or Ticket” 

During the month of May 2017, Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for seat belt and 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.

Failure to wear or properly wear a seatbelt while driving is a traffic infraction with a fine imposed in the amount of $136.00. Failure to use the appropriate child safety seat for children under the age of 8 is a traffic infraction with a fine imposed in the amount of $136.00. Bonney Lake Police Officers for the month of May, 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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Parks Appreciation / Arbor Day volunteers make a difference

A big ‘thank you’ to Bonney Lake Cub Scout Pack 504 for their participation in last weekend’s Parks Appreciation Day! Continue reading

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Community Garden plots

Update (5/26/2017): All plots in the Community Garden have been reserved and the garden is now full!

 As of today (April 28th) a few plots are still available in the Bonney Lake Community Garden!

Complete a garden plot request form and drop it off or mail to the City to reserve a garden plot! Continue reading

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Now Hiring: Administrative Specialist II (Administrative Services Department, City Clerk’s Office)

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View jobs & apply online at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bonneylake

The City of Bonney Lake is now accepting applications for the position of Administrative Specialist II in the Administrative Services Department (City Clerk’s Office).

Visit our new employment page at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bonneylake for details and to submit an application online.

For more information about working for the City of Bonney Lake visit www.citybonneylake.org/employment

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Artist and Public Attend the Bonney Lake Art’s Commission Second Artist’s Reception

“The Bonney Lake Arts Commission hosted their second Artist’s Reception last Friday featuring the diverse work of over 17 local Painters, Photographers and Sculptors. The family friendly event included live music by local band, Earth meets Sky, as well as a performance by John Patrick, owner of the Bonney Lake Jersey Mikes, playing the Ukrainian Bandura.

The commission would like to thank Walmart for their generous donation as well as Jersey Mikes and to all the Artist who help make this event possible.  Special thanks to Mayor Johnson and the Bonney Lake City Council for their support.

Please contact Glory Cancro at cancrog@ci.bonney-lake.wa.us for information on future Artist Receptions or if you have an art submission you would like to have displayed in the quarterly art rotation at the Justice & Municipal Center.

 

 

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Credit is Due for Litter Pickup

A big thank you to The Gnoinsky Family that collected 2 bags on their route, Snyder Piano that collected 2-1/2 bags on his 2 routes & to our newest group The Pompeo Family that has collected a total of 26 bags in the last couple weeks!

Your continued dedication to keeping our streets clean is appreciated by all!

Learn more at http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/section_community/community_resources/adoptastreet.shtml

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