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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City Right of Ways

Where does my property end and the City Right of Way begin?

Have you ever wondered where your property ends and the city right of way begins? Well, you can say that there are two kinds of roads in our city, publicly – owned roads and privately – owned roads. Public roads lie within a larger tract of land called a Right of Way (ROW) which usually is 50 feet wide but can vary due to the classification of the road and the time the road came into existence. For normal “Local Roads” which serve residential neighborhoods we require a 50 foot ROW but some of the older roads in our city were created with a 40 foot ROW.

If you live on a public road the most accurate approach to determine the end of your property and the beginning of the city ROW is to locate your front property corners or property pins. This is the boundary and if you tie a string on one property corner and stretch it to the other property corner you will have a pretty good delineation of the boundary line. Anything on the side of the line where your house is located is your land, and anything on the side of the line that the road is located on is property owned by the city.

If the road in front of your property is on a curve then the line has to become an arc. In this case the delineation is not as accurate but you will have a general idea. A surveyor may need to be consulted if you are considering a significant improvement along the ROW.

If you can’t find your front property corners you need to know more information about the public road in front of your property, basically, how wide is the ROW (40 feet, 50 feet, etc.). There are tools on the web that may be of service to you like using the following Pierce County link to help you with the ROW width of your road.

Public GIS Link

Assuming that the road (the paved portion that you drive on) is in the center of the ROW (most roads are placed in the center of the ROW) and assuming that you live on a local road that has a 50 foot ROW, your property line would be approximately 25 feet (half the ROW width) from the road centerline or the middle of the paved road. A tape measure will get you pretty close to the ROW line and your front property line. Items that should be on the city ROW are 1) road side ditches, 2) sidewalks, 3) utility poles, 4) phone pedestals or utility vaults, and 5) your water meter. These are visual checks you can use to get you in the “ball park”.

Some work in the ROW requires permits from the City of Bonney Lake, if you are unsure, we are available to help you at the Permit Center, please call 253-447-4356.

If you live on a private road you may own to the middle of the road or in some cases you may own the entire road. In the private road scenario it’s best to consult your property deed or final plat documents.

 

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Bonney Lake Summer Events Calendar August 6 – 11

Kids Club
On Monday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m., Super Stolie will perform at Allan Yorke Park. Super Stolie is a musician and artist who brings her vibrant personality to the stage as she performs her original songs and music. Kids are sure to love her unique and creative performance. The program will last approximately 45 minutes.

National Night Out
Come and join us in the 35th annual celebration of National Night Out! Members of the Bonney Lake Police Department and East Pierce Fire and Rescue will be at Allan Yorke Park on Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. to kick off the festivities. Bonney Lake Police will be conducting a bicycle rodeo, so kids young and old bring your bikes and helmets for a safety check and take a spin on our course. There will also be a bounce house, kid craft projects and other activities. Come speak one-on-one with your police chief and officers, council members and various City leaders and staff. Round out your visit with McGruff the Crime Dog. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in for Disney’s Coco movie to be shown at dusk (weather permitting).

Help support Bonney Lake’s Honorary Chief Rory, 2018 Chief for a Day, by purchasing a $10 raffle ticket for a Traeger Bronson 20 Grill. Chief for a Day is about celebrating the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness. 100% of the money will go to Chief Rory and her family. The raffle drawing will take place around 8 p.m. and will be broadcasted on Facebook Live.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Let’s send a message to criminals letting them know that we are organized and fighting back.

Outdoor Market
On Wednesday, August 8, the City will host its 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 8 at 6:30 p.m., Massy Ferguson featuring The Backroads will perform at Allan Yorke Park. Massy Ferguson is a Seattle-based musician who has performed for audiences around the world. Massy Furgeson delivers catchy courses with a blend of rock, country, and Americana. They will perform for approximately 90 minutes.

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!

 

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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Position Available

The City of Bonney Lake is currently recruiting energetic candidates looking for a fun & flexible position to work in the Recreation Program. This program operates at various locations in Bonney Lake and Sumner (in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District area) and is a fun and interactive opportunity to work for the City and engage with children to enhance their learning. These positions are Monday – Friday year round with a split shift schedule (in the morning and afternoon) 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 pro-rata basis and will be earned/paid based on your approved hours. See the City of Bonney Lake Employment Page for full details and application process at Job Opportunities.

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BLPD Traffic Emphasis of the Month – August 2018

     Bonney Lake Police Department  

TRAFFIC EMPHASIS OF THE MONTH

August, 2018

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” 

During the month of August 2018, Officers will be conducting special traffic enforcement emphasis patrols looking for impaired drivers and removing them from our roadways. Impaired driving is a leading factor in Washington driving deaths. In Washington State, impaired driving is defined as:
• driving while under the influence of drugs,
• driving while impaired by alcohol, or
• driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or above.

  • Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes—that’s one person every 50 minutes in 2016. Drunk-driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year. In 2010, the most recent year for which cost data is available, these deaths and damages contributed to a cost of $44B per year. (NHTSA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

In Pierce County and Bonney Lake we are striving to make a difference to reduce the number of tragically avoidable collisions involving impaired drivers.

Bonney Lake Police Officers for the month of August, 2018 will be conducting extra impaired driving patrols and will impose a no tolerance policy on these violations in an attempt to reduce motor vehicle collisions involving impaired drivers.

 

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