Parks Appreciation and Arbor Day is this Saturday, April 21st

Come join residents from all over Pierce County as we clean up our local parks! Events are scheduled throughout Pierce County for Parks Appreciation Day, including Bonney Lake. Get involved in this year’s event by joining us at the Midtown Park (WSU Forest) entrance behind Fred Meyer and Regal Cinemas on the south side of SR 410 between South Prairie Road and 214th Avenue East.

Parks Appreciation and Arbor Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Location: Midtown Park (WSU Forest)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon

If you have any questions, contact Facilities & Special Project Manager Gary Leaf at 253-447-3282 or leafg@ci.bonney-lake.wa.us.

Free Recycling & Shredding Event
Free shredding and recycling services will be provided during Parks Appreciation Day to cap off Spring Clean-Up Week in Bonney Lake! For more information see our Spring Clean-Up Week event.

 

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It’s Spring Clean Up Week! April 16-21, 2018

It’s Spring Clean Up Week!

  • April 16-20, 2018 – FREE extra pick up Courtesy of DM Disposal
  • April 21, 2018 – FREE Shredding & Recycling Event during Parks Appreciation/Arbor Day

During Spring Clean Up Week, the City’s solid waste company (DM Disposal) will pick up extra garbage, recycling and/or yard waste and one appliance at no additional charge for customers inside the Bonney Lake city limits.

For more information, call DM Disposal directly at (253) 414-0347.

Clean Up Week Details & Requirements Continue reading

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In the community… Bonney Lake Library used book sale May 17-20, 2018

We got word from Friends of the Bonney Lake Library that they are holding a Used Book Sale in May. Help support your local library!

Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20

Sale will be held during regular library open hours:
Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

Learn more about the Bonney Lake library: www.piercecountylibrary.org/branches/north-east-county/bonney-lake/bonney-lake-library.htm

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Adopt-A-Street strikes again!

Kudos to Let’s Wheel ORC Jeep Club! They had 14 volunteers & collected 5 bags on their route circling Lake Debra Jane this last weekend! Good job!!

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Allan Yorke Boat Launch

Allan Yorke boat launch will be open by this Friday, April 13th.
Any questions, please call (253) 447-4323.

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BLPD – Announces our Little Chief for a Day 2018

Since 2012, the Bonney Lake Police Department has participated in the Chief for a Day program through Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC).

This program takes place biennial. It is about celebrating the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness.

The Bonney Lake Police Department is proud to sponsor our newest Little Chief for 2018, Chief Aurora (Rory).

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Dock and Swimming Area to be Closed at Allan Yorke Park April 9-13, 2018

The swimming area and dock at Allan Yorke Park will be closed April 9-13, 2018 for irrigation installation.

For more information, call 253-447-4323.

 

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BLPD Traffic Emphasis – April 2018

     Bonney Lake Police Department

TRAFFIC EMPHASIS OF THE MONTH

APRIL, 2018        Distracted Driving 

During the month of April 2018, Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for motorists that drive while distracted. Officers will emphasize enforcing the cell phone use laws. Mobile phone use while driving is common but widely considered dangerous. Due to the number of collisions that are related to cell phone use while driving, the State of Washington has made the use of a cell phone without a hands free device as well as texting while driving illegal.

Washington State’s New Distracted Driving Law

Washington’s new distracted driving law went into effect on July 23, 2017. The law makes it illegal to use a handheld personal electronic device while driving, even if you’re stopped at a traffic sign/signal or stuck in traffic. Here’s what you need to know:

What’s now illegal:

  • Holding a personal electronic device.Using a hand or finger to compose, send, read, view, access, browse, transmit, save, or retrieve electronic mail (email), text messages, instant messages, photographs or other electronic data.
  • Watching a video on your device.

Exceptions:

  • When your vehicle is pulled over to the side of (or off of) the road and has stopped in a location where it can safely remain stationary.
  • If you need to contact emergency services.
  • The minimal use of a finger to activate, deactivate, or initiate a function of a device.

What’s still legal – but not safe:

  • Using hands-free personal electronic devices and devices that are integrated into your vehicle.*

*According to AAA research, the use of hands-free devices and voice-activated systems is just as distracting as use of a hand-held cell phone. So, while the law will help reduce distracted driving, it still doesn’t prohibit all dangerous distractions.

Consequences:

  • The first infraction is a $136 fine.
  • The infraction will be reported to your insurance company.
  • Second and subsequent tickets within a five year period will double the penalty, which could result in a $235 fine.

In addition to targeting electronic devices, the new law also makes illegal a variety of other “Dangerously Distracted” driving practices. The Dangerously Distracted section of the new law includes banning ANY activity not related to driving that interferes with the safe operation of your vehicle as a secondary offense. Examples might include: eating, spilling your coffee, your dog on your lap, putting on makeup or shaving. While you can’t be pulled over for these non-driving related distractions, if the distraction contributes to you to committing a traffic violation, such as crossing the centerline or following too close, then you can receive an additional $99 fine for being dangerously distracted.

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Bonney Lake has a new Community Crime Map

LexisNexis / Community Crime Map

Citizens now have a new crime mapping program that is available to them. Not only can you map where the crime is occurring and what the crime is but you can also track the location of sex offenders in your area.  The following link will give you this information:  http://www.communitycrimemap.com/  While on the website you can also sign up for crime alert notifications. We hope you enjoy this new resource and find that it helps to keep you informed about criminal activity in your neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

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Sign up for Job Alerts from the City of Bonney Lake

Did you know you can sign up to receive notifications when new jobs are posted by the City of Bonney Lake?

Visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bonneylake/ and sign up for Job Alerts.

You’ll receive an email notification each time a new position opens.

Here’s our current openings:

  • Summer Day Camp Counselor
  • Assistant to the Police Chief
  • Construction Inspector
  • Before/After School Program Assistant
  • Youth Sport Official

To learn more about working at the City of Bonney Lake visit our main website at www.citybonneylake.org/employment 

 

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