Recreation Before & After Site Director and Site Assistant Position(s) Open

The Recreation Program provides Before & After School care at various school locations in the Bonney Lake Sumner School District providing a safe and fun interactive experience for youth attendees. Applications are being accepted now for one (1) Site Director and one (1) Site Assistant for AM shift, and one (1) Site Assistant for PM shift, or 1 candidate to fill the AM/PM Site Assistant shifts at two locations. The hours of the Before & After Program are 6am until school starts (depending on site but typically around 8:30 – 9am (except for late start Wednesday), and after school typically 3pm until 6:30pm when the program closes for the day. For full job description and details please visit the City of Bonney Lake Employment Page.

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2019 Seal Coat Schedule Starting August 19, 2019

Northwest Traffic, Inc. will be starting the application of a seal coat for the City of Bonney Lake on Monday, August 19, 2019, with the intent to be completed prior to the start of the school year. Please see the attached schedule/maps depicting the dates this work will be done. The dates for this work will be dependent on dry weather. Please be aware that some streets will be partially seal coated on one day and completed on another day to allow for residents to park. Park on adjacent streets while this work is being performed. The newly seal coat roads need a drying time of 4 – 4 ½ hours. Contractor will remove all barricades and open the street to traffic upon the completion of the curing process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works at 253 447-4319.

Click this link for map and schedule.

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Before & After Recreation Site Assistant(s) Recruitment

The Recreation Program provides Before & After School care at various school locations in the Bonney Lake Sumner School District providing a safe and fun interactive experience for youth attendees. Applications are being accepted now for one (1) Site Assistant for AM shift, and one (1) Site Assistants for PM shift, or 1 candidate to fill the AM/PM shifts available at two locations. The hours of the Before & After Program are 6am until school starts (depending on site but typically around 8:30 – 9am (except for late start Wednesday), and after school typically 3pm until 6:30pm when the program closes for the day. For full job description and details please visit the City of Bonney Lake Employment Page.

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2019 Seal Coat Project

The City of Bonney Lake will be applying a seal coat to the street locations within the following developments, to include the cul-de-sac. See Surface Treatment Map 2019.

Mountain Vista:
Evergreen Drive E
192nd Ave PL E
193rd PL E

Angeline Heights:
94th St CT E

Sky Island:
92nd St E
94th St E
95th St E.
96th St E
97th St E.
98th St E
100th St Ct E
104th St E
180th Ave E
181st Ave E
182nd Ave E
183rd Ave E

Panorama Heights:
176th Ave E (West of Sky Island Dr.)
176th Ave E (West of Panorama BLVD)
178th Ave E
106th ST E
107th ST CT E
108th ST CT E
109th ST CT E
110th ST CT E
111th ST CT E

Fennel Ridge:
109th ST CT E
111th St E
188th Ave E
189th Ave E

When seal coat is applied the City’s contractor, Northwest Traffic, Inc. will need to prevent vehicles from driving on the street until the seal coat cures. During this time there will be designated areas for residents to park and Northwest Traffic, Inc. will provide that information the day of the seal coat application. Northwest Traffic, Inc. will also notify residents by door hanger 24 hours before seal coating the street.

This project is scheduled to start August 19 and is anticipated to take a few weeks to reach each location. We will make every effort to complete this job in a timely manner and to minimize delays to your use of the street. Please drive slowly and avoid sharp turns on the fresh seal coat once the street has been reopened. For project updates, please visit the City of Bonney Lake website at http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/.

If you have any questions or need additional information in regards to this project, please contact Steve Willadson 253-447-4301. Thank you for your patience during this project.

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Update – Temporary road closure

Thank you for your patience with the closure of 80th St E and the one lane of Locust Ave E. We now anticipate the road to open this evening at 7:00pm.

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Temporary road closure

80th St E and one lane of Locust Ave E is closed until 4pm today due to a water leak at the intersection.

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Bonney Lake mourns the loss of former Councilmember James Rackley

Councilmember Rackley

Former Councilmember Rackley

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of former Councilmember James Rackley today, July 11, 2019, following his valiant battle with cancer.

Rackley announced his retirement from office due to ongoing health issues on June 5, 2019. Rackley was first elected to office in 2000, and served on council for nearly 20 years. He was proud to serve the Bonney Lake community, and played an instrumental role in how the city has transformed over the years.

“My heart goes out to all of his family and friends in their time of grief,” said Mayor Neil Johnson. “Jim was not only a fun person to work with on council, but also a friend. I will never forget in 2005 when Jim ran against me for mayor. We remained friends during the campaign and we both agreed we would talk only about the issues. What was cool is that after the election results came in, Jim attended my election party where he was very supportive. I will miss Jim and his infectious laugh.”

City Council, staff, and members of the public gathered at the City Council meeting on June 11 to recognize Rackley for his years of service. Rackley shared, “It’s been a beautiful life and I would like to thank the people I know which is hundreds, especially here at city hall. I really appreciated the job. Thank you very much.”

City flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of Rackley on Friday, July 12, 2019.

No memorial service is planned. Those wishing to honor Rackley’s life are encouraged to make a donation in his name to St. Jude.

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Recreation Program Openings for 2019-2020 School Year

The Recreation Program provides Before & After School care at various school locations in the Bonney Lake Sumner School District providing a safe and fun interactive experience for youth attendees. Applications are being accepted now for two (2) openings for Site Directors, and one (1) Site Assistant for AM/PM shifts, and two (2) Site Assistants for PM shifts.  The hours of the Before & After Program are 6am until school starts (depending on site but typically around 8:30 – 9am except for late start Wednesday), and after school typically 3pm until 6:30pm when the program closes for the day. For full job description and details please visit the City of Bonney Lake Employment Page.

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July Summer Events

The City of Bonney Lake offer a variety of events all year for the community to enjoy. The events on the July 2019 Summer Events flyer are being offered for free and are available to all ages. Please come out and enjoy the activities with us.

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Why does my drinking water look cloudy?

Some customers in the Bonney Lake water service area may notice that their drinking water, at times, comes out of the tap looking cloudy or milky. If left to sit for a few minutes you may also see that the milky color goes away.
The reason the color goes away is because the milky color is actually not a color at all but rather it is tiny air bubbles in the water! The reason that it clears up so fast is because, like any air bubble, the air rises to the top of the glass and dissipates in the air above. You can see this phenomena in the image below.

There are several reasons why this can occur including a change in the water temperature from the source to your tap (cold water holds more air in solution than warm water), a change in the water pressure from the pressurized water mains to your tap (water under pressure holds more air in solution than water at normal atmospheric pressure), or a broken water main (air can be pulled into the water through cracks in water mains). In this particular instance, City staff has verified that there are not any broken water mains contributing to the additional air in the water. Instead, the air bubbles are coming from the well source the water is drawn from.
The most important thing to remember is that it is completely harmless. If the bubbles create an aesthetic concern for you, fill a pitcher with water and place it in your refrigerator. Let it sit for a few minutes and when you return, the water should be all clear.
If you have any questions about this or anything else related to your drinking water, please contact Dave Cihak, Bonney Lake Assistant Superintendent of Public Works – Water at 253-447-4312.

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