City of Bonney Lake Job Opportunities – Recreation Program, Police Department

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Join Team Bonney Lake! The City is currently accepting applications for multiple openings, including:

Other current openings include Dishwasher (part-time), Building Inspector, and seasonal positions.

Visit for more information about working at the City of Bonney Lake

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Bonney Lake Newsletters for September 2017

The latest editions of the Bonney Lake Reporter and Mayor Neil Johnson’s ‘Inside Out’ weekly newsletter are available to read online.  The Reporter is also published in the Courier Herald newspaper.

Mayor’s “Inside Out” Weekly Briefings:

Find links to past newsletters, social media, and newsletter signup on our website at

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SR410 Westbound decreased to one lane 11am-2pm from Wednesday, Sept. 13th thru Friday Sept. 15, 2017


Construction Crews are working on the Costco Project between 208th Ave E. and South Prairie Road this week.

Starting work on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 11:00am – 2:00pm. and finishing on Friday, September 15, 2017.

SR 410 Westbound will be decreased to one lane to allow crews to road bore new water main across SR410.

Expect delays along SR410 through Mid-town City of Bonney Lake.


Links to more information:

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FREE Fluorescent Light and CFL Collection Event Sept. 16, 2017, 8:30am – 12:00pm

Don’t throw your fluorescent bulbs in the trash! Drop off your fluorescent tubes (all shapes), Compact Fluorescent lights (CFLs) and High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights for recycling.  The collection event will be held at the Beautify Bonney Lake Event.

Located in the Sound Transit parking lot behind Wendy’s off SR410 and Sky Island Drive, on September 16, 2017 from 8:30 am – NoonLimit 10 bulbs, lights or tubes per person.

For more information on bulb recycling visit

For more info on the Beautify Bonney Lake annual event visit:



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Northeast Pierce Community Resource Guide – a link to find help, plus ways to donate and volunteer locally

The Northeast Pierce Community Resource Guide is a volunteer service project that is distributed to schools and agencies in the area and is posted on the City website at

The guide was recently updated for fall/winter 2017 and includes contacts for general assistance, employment, hot meals, housing, clothing banks, support groups, and health care. It’s also a great resource for people who want to get involved in the community through volunteer service or donations.

Another helpful resource is Washington’s Information Network or 2-1-1 line, which provides referrals and assistance for health and human services.

Visit for information on these and other services in the Bonney Lake area and beyond.

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In the community… Lake Tapps drawdown schedule announced

Please view the full announcement from Cascade Water Alliance and the Lake Tapps Community Council on the CWA website –

Full URL:

Lake Tapps - from Cascade Water Alliance

September 7, 2017: Cascade Water Alliance and the Lake Tapps Community Council today announced the winter 2017/2018 drawdown schedule for Lake Tapps, and noted the long-term look at future lake levels.

Initially, the lake drawdown will begin in mid to late October, lowering the lake level to approximately 539 feet, through December 2017.

Cascade will then draw down Lake Tapps to 530 feet beginning Jan. 2, 2018, to accommodate several dike stability issues as well as projects for Pierce County and Bonnie Lake.  The reservoir will be down until the fill begins around mid- to late February.

… In addition, the US Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to award and contract for construction of the Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Project in spring 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 and could last up to four years, during which time Cascade will ONLY bring the reservoir down to approximately 538 to 539 feet.  Residents are urged to take this opportunity to do work on their property during this time, as there will be no further drawdowns for four years.

However, residents who wish to do any work during this draw down period must act now to obtain all the necessary permits from the City of Bonney Lake, Pierce County, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife (if appropriate) and get a license from Cascade.  These documents must be obtained prior to beginning of construction.  For more information on Cascade’s licenses visit or email

From Cascade Water Alliance – view full article at

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In the community…. Join with neighbors to ‘Beautify Bonney Lake’ on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Beautify Bonney Lake’s annual event is coming up Saturday, September 16, 2017. For more information and sign-ups, visit

Grab your family and your neighbors and head down! Meet at 8:30am at the Sound Transit Park & Ride in Bonney Lake.

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Crime Prevention Tip of the Month

September-Fraud Prevention

What should you do if you learn your identity has been stolen?
• Call your bank immediately
• Call law enforcement and file a report. A police report that provides specific details of the identity theft is considered an Identity Theft Report, which entitles you to certain legal rights when it is provided to the three major credit reporting agencies or to companies where the thief misused your information.

• Carry only what you need in your wallet/purse. This includes removing things like your social security card, voter registration card, extra credit cards, birth certificate, etc., and storing them in a secure location.
• Know what is in your wallet so you know who to contact in the event you do lose it.
• Be alert when online. In 2014 47% of American adults had their personal information stolen from hackers.
• Over 4,000 cyber-attacks occur each day.


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“The Art of the Arts” – good works by Arts Commission highlighted in recent article

Bonney Lake City Administrator Don Morrison wrote an article on Arts Commissions that was featured in a recent edition of Cityvision Magazine, a publication of the Association of Washington Cities.

Find the full article at (jump to p. 24) or read on below:
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BLPD – September Traffic Emphasis of the Month 2017

Bonney Lake Police Department

September, 2017
“Click it or Ticket”
“Distracted Driving”

During the month of September 2017, Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for Distracted Driving Violations as well as Seat Belt, 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.
Cell phone driving statistics:

• Distraction from cell phone use while driving (hand held or hands free) extends a driver’s reaction time as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent.  (University of Utah)

• The No. 1 source of driver inattention is use of a wireless device. (Virginia Tech/NHTSA)

• Drivers that use cell phones are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (NHTSA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

• 10 percent of drivers aged 16 to 24 years old are on their phone at any one time.

• Driving while distracted is a factor in 25 percent of police reported crashes.

• Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent. (Carnegie Mellon)

Bonney Lake Police Officers for the month of September, 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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