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911 outage update

911 outage update

Progress is being made to restore 9-1-1 service in King County. The CenturyLink network outage that affected emergency calls nationwide is being addressed, and 9-1-1 calls are again getting through. However, residents are urged not to “test” the system. Do not call 911 unless you are having an emergency. There may still be intermittent issues, so if a 9-1-1 call does not go through, call 425-486-1254 in Bothell or use a cell phone to Text-to-911.

The City has posted details in an Emergency Alert on the home page.

City completes preservation of former golf course

The City of Bothell, with significant help from King County, has purchased the last five acres of the former Wayne Golf Course from Forterra, completing the preservation of the entire 89-acre property. The five acres is part of the “Back 9,” east of Waynita Way. 

The community, led by OneBothell, initiated and supported the conversion of the golf course to open space.

Watch a short video about the recent purchase. 

Get more details in the media release. 

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Safe & Secure Bothell update

We’re working hard to bring you public safety improvements you voted for this fall:

  • Demolition and replacement of the Canyon Park and Downtown fire stations 
  • More police officers, firefighters and other public safety professionals

What’s new?

The City is hiring a project manager for the design and construction of the new Canyon Park Fire Station (#45). Design work on the new Downtown Fire Station (#42) will begin in late 2019.

The City has hired six new firefighters who will graduate from the fire academy by mid-2019. Hiring police officers is a long process that can take up to 18 months.  The City has begun actively recruiting candidates with the goal of hiring at least five officers this year, making the Navigator mental health professional program permanent, and recruiting for the other public safety professionals.  City Manager Jennifer Phillips is developing a detailed implementation plan that will include accounting of both levy and bond funds and will present it to City Council in February.

This is an exciting time for Bothell and we promise to keep you informed. Thanks again for your support. Get more information  


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Recycle your Christmas tree 

It’s easy to recycle your Christmas tree curbside, as long as it’s the unflocked type. Bothel Recology CleanScapes and Waste Management offer tree recycling. See for details. 

Untrim your tree before recycling

An easier way to pay

City water and sewer customers: you can now pay online! You'll need to use your new account number known as the Acct-CID Number when paying your bill online or through your bank’s bill payment system. You will be receiving a postcard with your new account number soon. 

If you prefer to mail a check, the address to mail a check has changed to:
City of Bothell – Utility Billing
18415 101st Ave NE
Bothell, WA  98011
More information 

Call if you can, text if you can't

Text to 911 now available

The Text-to-9-1-1 service is now available in King County. Text-to-9-1-1 allows direct access to 9-1-1 for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities. This technology also provides other access options for people in situations where it is unsafe to make a phone call, such as a home invasion or domestic violence. Suicidal persons are also more likely to text than to make an actual phone call. Also, in disaster situations or low cell coverage situations, texts will often get through when voice calls cannot.

There are currently twelve 9-1-1 centers in Washington state that are accepting texts to 9-1-1 including Snohomish County.

Call if you can, text if you can't, to 911
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4th Ave. West Sidewalk construction

The sidewalk on 4th Ave. W will soon have a raised concrete sidewalk with an island, extended curb, and a curb ramp suitable for wheelchairs and strollers along the west side of the corridor, between 219th Pl. SW and 220th St. SW. 

Construction for this project is expected to start on Jan. 7 and be complete by the end of the month, depending on weather.

During construction, there may be lane closures Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Garbage Service Reminder

There will be no collection service by Recology CleanScapes and Waste Management on Jan. 1, your pickup will take place Jan. 2. Weekday holidays will delay garbage collection by one day for the remainder of the holiday week.

For questions on garbage service during the holidays, please visit your solid waste providers website, Recology CleanScapes  or Waste Management.

Recology garbage truck and recycling bins
Your pickup will be one day later this week.

January events

Legislative Session Kickoff

Jan. 9
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Mobius Hall, Building CC3
UW Bothell/Cascadia College
18345 Campus Way NE
Details and link to campus map

Council Conversation

Jan. 13
2 - 3 p.m.
Bothell Library
18215 98th Ave NE

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Jan. 21
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

20329 112th Ave NE

City of Bothell and Friends of North Creek Forest are celebrating this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service together! Join us at a volunteer work party to help remove invasive species, add mulch, or plant native species to restore the forest. Read details and sign up

SR 522 to SR 527 Project Open House

Monday, Jan. 28
5-7 p.m.
Bothell City Hall
18415 101st Ave. NE

Learn more about the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) I-405, SR 522 to SR 527 Capacity Improvements Project and comment on preliminary designs. 

Calling all young chefs

Join Tiny Kitchen Seattle at our upcoming “After-School Cooking Club” classes, and improve your skills in the kitchen…your family and friends will be so impressed!

  • Monday, 1/14: Let’s Make Breakfast
  • Monday, 2/11: Let’s Make Lunch
  • Saturday, 3/30: Baking Workshop – Pretzels (parent/child)

Get all the details and register now.

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Adult Softball Sponsorships Now Available

With 90+ teams every year, sponsoring Bothell’s adult softball leagues is a great way to invest in the community and get your name in front of hundreds of people! New opportunities available now. 

Pledge to clean greener

The holidays are over, but the opportunity to pledge to clean greener isn’t.  Clean up after the holidays with this great offer to Clean Greener.  Take the pledge to reduce the use of toxic or hazardous cleaners in your home and receive free coupons for The Recology Store.  Sign up today.

Clean green this holiday season
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