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December events 

“Wrecycled” Gift Wrapping Workshop
Friday, Dec. 1, 4 – 7 p.m.
The Recology Store
22833 Bothell-Everett Highway #111

Tree Lighting Festival
Sunday, Dec. 3, 4:45 p.m.
Santa arrives at 5 p.m.
Tree lighting follows
Main Street between 101st and 102nd avenues
Watch for Santa, arriving on a fire engine courtesy of the Bothell Fire & EMS Department!
The festival is hosted by Main Street businesses. The City of Bothell and the City’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee are among event sponsors.

One-block Main Street closure this weekend for Tree Lighting Festival

For safety and to minimize impacts of Main Street construction on Sunday’s Tree Lighting Festival, the City will close one block of Main Street to vehicles in downtown Bothell this weekend. From Friday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 4 around 7 a.m., Main Street will be closed between 101st and 102nd avenues.

Sign up now for World of Dinosaurs
Winter Break Camp 

Travel back in time to the land of the lost. Join us for a weeklong camp celebrating a favorite topic - dinosaurs!  Each day students ages 5 to 12 will learn to use chalk pastels to create impressive and frame-worthy art. Artists will draw and color different types of dinosaurs in varying artistic styles. Perfect for boys and girls who love art and the ancient world of big lizards! The five-day camp is $179 for Bothell residents. Register now using program code WI17001.

Seeking art for display 

The City of Bothell Arts & Festivals Commission is seeking artists and/or artist groups looking to exhibit their art at the City of Bothell lobby gallery next year.

Artists and/or artist groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply. Eligible art may be two- or three-dimensional as well as media art in a digital video format. The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 8.

In mailboxes & online

The winter edition of the Bothell Bridge is coming to a mailbox near you! Can't wait? Go online for recreation classes for all ages, City news, and sustainability tips. This edition features updates on the housing strategy, Canyon Park Vision, and more. 

Election results; Council swearing-in ceremony Jan. 2

It’s official – counties certified election results this week and the Secretary of State certifies results today (Dec. 1).  The Bothell Urban EMS District Prop. No. 1 – Emergency Medical Service Tax Equalization Levy passed with more than 69%. This was a Snohomish County area-only ballot measure.

These are your newly elected Councilmembers:

  • Jeanne Zornes
  • Rosemary McAuliffe
  • Liam Olsen
  • Thomas B. Agnew

You’re invited to the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at the regular City Council meeting at City Hall at 6 p.m. Early in 2018, watch for more information on social media and the City website for Councilmembers' office hours.

Meet Victoria “Torie” Brazitis

Victoria “Torie” Brazitis will begin as the City of Bothell’s new Assistant City Manager on Dec. 28, 2017.  Brazitis has more than 11 years of experience in municipal management and public affairs.  As Assistant City Manager, Brazitis will lead the City’s economic development efforts, manage organizational and cross-departmental projects and oversee a staff of three. The Assistant City Manager serves as City Manager Jennifer Phillips’ “right hand” and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Welcome Mathew Pruitt

Mathew Pruitt, a Kirkland resident with nearly 14 years of experience in human resources at a variety of levels of government, will become the City of Bothell’s new Human Resources Director effective Dec. 27. Pruitt will oversee the City of Bothell’s four-member Human Resources Department, providing centralized oversight and administration of City compensation and benefits, employment policies and procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.

Bothell Buzz features CERT & Sammamish River project

Have you seen the latest edition of the Bothell Buzz? It features your neighbors participating in Community Emergency Response Team training and the recent Sammamish River restoration project. The latter features aerial footage of the project from a drone. Take a look today.  

We want your comments

The Washington State Department of Ecology and the City of Bothell will enter into a legal agreement (consent decree) to clean up a former drycleaner site in downtown Bothell. The draft consent decree, along with investigation and cleanup plan documents, are available for public review. Take a moment to review the documents and comment by Dec. 18

Holiday tips from Bothell Cool

Make the season greener with our Holiday Tips. Like our BothellCool Facebook and Twitter page for updates throughout the season.  

Get information about recycling options online or at The Recology Store, 22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy in Suite 111 between Bartell’s and QFC in the Canyon Park Place shopping center. Contact Recology Customer Service at 425-453-0220 or email if you have questions.

Battery recycling

The Recology Store is the preferred location for dropping off batteries to recycle.  There are new rules for battery drop off sites.  Here is a video to show you how to prepare your batteries before dropping them off at the store.  

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