Winter Weather Response Update: Road Treatment; Garbage/Yard Waste Service

Update as of 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23:

Good morning! As you traveled to work today you may have noticed some stripes on the road (see photo). The City is now applying a brine solution to the roads in order to prevent ice from adhering to the roadway. Currently, we only have one truck capable of applying the solution to the roads so it’s tough to cover the entire city. Our priorities are the roads around schools, our emergency services facilities, hilly roads, and high traffic areas. While we plan on still using sand in some areas to improve driving conditions, using the brine solution means we can use less.

Please be aware that forecasters are reporting that more snow is on the way. There is a Winter Weather Advisory from 4 p.m. this afternoon to 4 a.m. Saturday morning for the East Puget Sound Lowlands. There is potential for 2 to 6 inches of accumulation. Crews are already out making the rounds and will be ready to respond if additional snow does arrive. If you must drive, please be sure you and your vehicle are prepared.

Were you scheduled for garbage and yard waste service on February 22? DM Disposal did not run residential routes due to inclement weather. Residential customers may place out two weeks worth of garbage and yard waste on the next scheduled service day. If you don’t have an extra bin and plan to use plastic bags for garbage or paper bags for yard waste, it is recommended that you wait to place the bags outside next to the container the morning of service. If you have any questions, contact DM Disposal at 1-888-806-7048.

For more information regarding snow and ice control, visit http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/section_government/departments/public_works/streets_fleets_stormwater.shtml#winter.

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Employment Opportunity at the City of Bonney Lake: Construction Inspector

The City of Bonney Lake is seeking an experienced Construction Inspector to work on the Infrastructure Development Team within our Public Services Department.

View this and other job opportunities at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bonneylake

Learn more about working at the City of Bonney Lake on our website at www.citybonneylake.org/employment.

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Winter weather response update plus lowland snow predicted for Friday

Update as of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22:

Our trucks are geared up and ready to roll! Crews have spent the day addressing arterial and collector roadways and this afternoon started removing snow and ice on smaller residential streets and cul-de-sacs. Slick conditions still exist in some areas, especially where shade has prevented sunlight from reaching the roadway. Please exercise caution this evening while driving around town. Crews will continue to monitor conditions overnight and respond as needed to any areas where slick conditions still exist.

The National Weather Service is forecasting that lowland snow is possible on Friday. Stay up-to-date on the latest weather forecast here, http://www.weather.gov/sew/.

For more information regarding snow and ice control, including a map showing Snow and Ice Control Routes, please follow this link: http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/section_government/departments/public_works/streets_fleets_stormwater.shtml#winter.

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Crews Continue to Remove Snow from Roadways

Public Services – Operations crews have been out all night plowing arterial and collector roadways. This work will continue today. As the arterial and collector roads are cleared, crews will then move to the smaller neighborhood roads and cul-de-sacs. Please note that while crews do their best to remove as much snow as possible, we can’t remove it all. We’d like to ask for your help in removing snow that may inadvertently be placed in front of your driveway entrance or mailbox due to plowing activities. We realize this is inconvenient but it allows our crews to stay on the roads serving the whole community.

Thank you for your patience and willingness to team with us to get the roads cleared!

Snow Plow

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Bonney Lake Water System Open House

Bonney Lake Water System Open House
Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m. – Noon
Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd

Bonney Lake’s water system is a complex network of pipes that delivered more than 1.3 billion gallons of water last year to a population of over 37,000. Join us at an open house to hear a presentation on what goes into providing safe, clean water to the community, including:

  • Overview of water system
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Water utility rates explained

The open house is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd.

If you aren’t able to join us for our open house, materials will be posted the following week on the City’s website at www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/utilities. If you have questions about the open house, contact Leslie Harris at harrisl@ci.bonney-lake.wa.us or 253-447-3280.

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Flags lowered in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Flags at Bonney Lake city buildings have been lowered to half-mast in honor of the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Please join us in this recognition.

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President’s Day Holiday – City Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

All City of Bonney Lake offices, including the Municipal Court, will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 for the President’s Day Holiday.

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BLPD Citizen Academy 2018- Enrollment closes Feb. 16

The 2018 Citizen Academy is beginning soon. All applications must be submitted by February 16,2018. You can pick up an application at the Bonney Lake Police Department, 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E or apply online on the Bonney Lake city website. If you work or live in the City of Bonney Lake, you are invited to apply for the Bonney Lake Police Department Citizen’s Academy!

The classes will begin on February 28, 2018. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 6pm-8:30pm for 7 weeks. There will also be one Saturday class.  Class will be held at the Bonney Lake Public Safety Building, 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E.

Apply today and get a better understanding of the criminal justice system and local police services through education.

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River Otters Spotted in Bonney Lake Storm Pond

River Otter

A pair of river otters were spotted taking a swim in a storm pond near the Willowbrook neighborhood in Bonney Lake. As a precaution, we reached out to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife for guidance. We found out that although seldom seen, river otters are relatively common throughout Washington in ponds, lakes, rivers, sloughs, estuaries, bays, and in open waters along the coast.

The Department of Fish & Wildlife has a web page dedicated to living with wildlife, including river otters, at http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/river_otters.html.

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BLPD Traffic Emphasis 2018 – February – Speed

     Bonney Lake Police Department  

TRAFFIC EMPHASIS OF THE MONTH

February, 2018

Speed Emphasis

 

During the month of February 2018, Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for vehicles exceeding the local speed limits.  It is our goal to improve traffic safety by reminding motorists to slow down to the posted speed limits.

  • Speed Kills — Driving faster than the speed limit — or too fast for conditions — accounts for more than a third of all deadly crashes in Washington (Washington Traffic Safety Commission).
  • Speeding Facts—(NHTSA)
    • 13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding
    • Crashes where speed is an issue cost society more than $40 billion annually
    • Think it pays to speed? In the U.S.A. it costs society more than $76,000 for every minute you gain by speeding
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