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Staying safe in winter weather

Our crews were up early to treat snowy and icy roads. Given the snow that fell overnight, expect slick conditions and leave extra time if you must travel.

Take a look at our winter weather page for the snow route priority map, links to updated weather forecasts and to find out if your garbage service is disrupted. Check City social media for updates and be safe out there!

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Safe & Secure Bothell
new firefighter recruits

Safe & Secure Bothell update

We’re so grateful to voters for their support of Proposition 1 and 2 in last fall’s election.

The City already hired six firefighters who began working in January. They’re in training at the Fire Academy and will graduate this spring. Then they will take EMT training and can begin serving Bothell.

Work has started on the two new fire stations as well. A search for a construction project manager is underway. Once that person is selected, plans and schedules for razing and rebuilding Stations 45 and 42 will be developed. Our goal is to break ground on Station 45 in spring 2020.
Look for our new logo on signs, the web, social media and more as we keep you updated on these exciting projects! 

Safe & Secure Bothell 

New 228th St. SE project

Construction is underway on a project intended to deal with groundwater and rain that has been “puddling” and freezing in the center of 228th St. SE just east of 15th Ave SE. Drivers should plan for delays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays on 228th St. SE near 15th Ave SE in Canyon Park. If weather cooperates, work requiring traffic impacts may be complete by Friday, Feb. 8.
The mayor has signed a local proclamation of emergency that allows staff to hire a contractor quickly. Council is scheduled to formally ratify the proclamation on Feb. 5.
 A long-term future project will rebuild 228th and deal with the settling of the road. That project may include a more robust drainage system if needed. 

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City Council gets shout-out from former Gov. Gregoire

Planning for affordable housing

Mayor Andy Rheaume, on behalf of the City of Bothell, recently sent a letter to former Gov. Christine Gregoire, now CEO of Challenge Seattle, about affordable housing. Building upon the Council's 2018 affordable housing strategy, the mayor suggested that the City could leverage some of Microsoft's committed $500 million in affordable housing financing. 

In response, the City received this from Gov. Gregoire: 

“Today, one of the biggest threats to our region’s quality of life and economic future is the lack of affordable  housing,” said Challenge Seattle CEO Chris Gregoire.  “Middle-income families are being priced out of nearly every zip code in King County.  I applaud Mayor Rheaume and the City of Bothell for stepping up and taking action to address this crisis. This is an important step toward preserving the quality of life in our region.”

Bothell's new fire engine

You're invited!

The community is invited to attend a ceremony welcoming one of two new fire engines. Light refreshments will be served. 

February 9
11 a.m.
Downtown Fire Station
10726 Beardslee Blvd

Get to know us!

We're starting a new periodic series of short videos featuring City of Bothell employees. Get to know Bob VandenAkker, who has worked for the City for 30 years! Thanks to Bob and other Parks & Recreation maintenance workers for all the work they do to keep our parks welcoming, clean and maintained. 

Keep it clean

Recycling markets are changing and we need your help! Learn how to prepare your recyclables properly.  Read recommendations by industry leaders to address the impacts of China’s National Sword policies and improve recycling in our region.

Items for recycling must be empty, clean and dry
Washing machine

Recycling Collection Event

Recycle large appliances, clean wood, scrap metal, medical sharps, and more at the Shoreline Recycling & Transfer Station with our annual Recycling Collection Event. Request your voucher at The Recology Store now through Nov. 1. Get details.

City offices closed Feb. 18

In recognition of Presidents Day, City offices will be closed on Feb. 18. 

Presidents Day

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Mark your calendar! The Wastemobile is coming:
Feb. 22-24
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
The Seattle Times Building
Bring your household hazardous waste for free, safe disposal. For a complete list of dates and more information on what to bring, request a Wastemobile checklist.

Natural Yard Care

What do you want to learn about? 

The Natural Yard Care workshops we offered last fall were a hit! We’re planning to offer more workshops later this year, but we need your help deciding which topics to cover this time. Whether you’re a new homeowner starting from scratch or a seasoned gardener planning a complete yard overhaul, Natural Yard Care offers something for everyone! Let us know what you’d like to learn about.

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Puget Sound Regional Council

Save the date: Vision 2050

PRSC Vision 2050 open house
Monday, March 18
4 – 6 p.m.
Bothell Police Community Room
18410 101st Avenue NE, Bothell, 98011

Sound Transit wants to hear from you

Get updates about the I-405 Bus Rapid Transit project and share your feedback via Sound Transit’s online open house through Feb. 14. 

Bus Rapid Transit map
North Creek High School students
North Creek Intro to Law students w/ former Bothell Police Chief Forest, Bothell Police officer Stevie, Bothell Prosecutor Laura Fitzgibbon & Bothell Municipal Court Judge Gehlsen.

Bothell welcomes North Creek students

Bothell Police, Bothell prosecutors, and Bothell Municipal Court hosted the North Creek High School Intro to Law students for a field trip and tour of the Police Department and courthouse recently. Prosecutor Laura Fitzgibbon and Judge Gehlsen gave students advice on their Mock Trial, which was held Jan. 24. 

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