Memorial Day Holiday – All City of #BonneyLake offices closed Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

All City of Bonney Lake offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

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Bonney Lake Fireworks – Know the Laws 2017

Reminders about Discharging Fireworks – Revisions to the Bonney Lake fireworks regulations go into effect February 2017

2017 Fireworks Information

  • It is unlawful for a person to ignite, discharge, use or explode any consumer fireworks except between the hours of:
    • July 4th from 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight; and
    • December 31st from 6:00 p.m. to January 1st at 1:00 a.m.  
  • Only “Safe and Sane” fireworks may be ignited for personal display. 
  • It is unlawful for any person to discharge fireworks on the property of another without permission of the owner of such property. 
  • It is unlawful for any person to discharge fireworks in a public park unless a written permit has been obtained from the city. 
  • It is unlawful for any person to discharge fireworks on city property that is not a park without the express written permission of the city. 
  • For more information on violations and penalties including civil infractions, misdemeanors, and related fines; view BLMC Chapter 5.14.

For complete information view BLMC Chapter 5.14 – Fireworks.

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Ready to step up? Volunteer openings on Arts Commission, Design Commission, Parks Commission

Are you looking for a way to get more involved in your community? The City of Bonney Lake is taking applications for volunteer positions on several commissions!

  • Arts Commission – 1 Position & 1 Youth Position (2017-2018 school year)
  • Park Commission – 2 Positions
  • Design Commission – 1 Position

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Public Notice: Special City Council Meeting – Pierce County Public Works Facility Tour

2017-05-17 SpecialMtg-Tour 2017-05-19

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Slow the Flow – Save H2O! Tips to Reduce your Water Bill

This article appeared in the May 2017 Bonney Lake Reporter Newsletter.

An American home can waste, on average, 11,000 gallons of water annually because of running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks. More than 1 trillion gallons of water leaks from U.S. homes each year. A leaky faucet alone, dripping at the rate of one drip per second, can waste more than 3,000 gallons in a twelve-month period. With these staggering statistics, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Water Sense have launched a “Fix a Leak” program to remind Americans to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.

Bonney Lake Public Works encourages all community members to help conserve our precious water resources by checking for leaks and repairing leaks in toilets, indoor and outdoor faucets, showers, washing machines, dishwashers, etc. The top two indoor water uses in a typical house are toilets (27%) and clothes washers (22%).  Continue reading

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Weather Alert

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for North Central Lewis county in West Central Washington and  South Central Pierce county in West Central Washington until 330pm PDT. 

At 305pm PDT, a severe thunderstorm was Located 13 Miles Northwest
of Randle, or 22 Miles West of Packwood, moving Northeast at 30  MPH. Quarter size Hail indicated by radar; damage to Vehicles is expected. 

Locations Impacted Include Mineral, Ashford and Elbe. Prepare Immediately for Large Hail and Deadly Cloud to Ground Lightning. Seek Shelter Inside a Well-built Structure. Stay away from windows.


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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

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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 (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 

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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