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Bothell's response to Snowmageddon

by Mayor Andy Rheaume

Thanks to all of you for heeding the City’s warnings and staying off the roads during Snowmageddon, the largest snow accumulation in 50 years. We’re fortunate that there wasn’t any uptick in accidents or aid calls in the City of Bothell during the historical snow storms. I received no calls or complaints from residents throughout the two-week period, evidence that our community and our crews did a great job weathering the storm and responding to needs. See the full column, including statistics on the snow response.

Safe & Secure Bothell update

Our new firefighter recruits are heading into their eighth week at the fire academy! In addition to classroom instruction, the 13-week academy includes intensive training in the fundamentals of firefighting. So far, a few areas of focus: 

  • Hazmat
  • Live fire scenarios
  • Hose deployment skills
  • Ground and aerial ladder operations
  • Search & Rescue techniques 


New fire stations coming

A search for a construction project manager is underway. Once that person is selected, project plans and schedules for razing and rebuilding Stations 45 (Canyon Park) and 42 (Downtown) will begin. Our goal is to break ground on Station 45 in spring 2020.

Check out the new signs at the existing stations and watch for updates online.

March edition now available

It's time to get excited about spring! Check your mailbox or look online for the March edition of the Bothell Bridge, the City's quarterly magazine, for spring and summer camps, city news, sustainability tips and more! Register early for camps and classes so you don't miss out!

March edition of the Bothell Bridge

Take our survey and enter to win up to $50

We want to know how you get information about the City and how you'd prefer to get your news. Take our brief survey and enter to win up to $50 at one of several local restaurants, including Amaro Bistro, The Cottage, Prime and Pinkabella Cupcakes. Thanks so much to our sponsors for their support! 

Amaro Bistro
Prime Steakhouse
The Cottage
Pinkabella CupCakes

Upcoming meetings & events

Bothell Shorelines Board
Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Review
March 11
Open House 5 p.m.
Hearing 6 p.m.
Bothell City Hall
18415 101st Ave. NE 

Vision 2050, Draft SEIS Open House
March 18, 4 - 6 p.m.
Police Department Community Room
18410 101st Ave. NE

WSDOT open house: I-405/SR 522 - SR 527 Express Toll Lanes Improvement Project
March 18
5 - 7 p.m.
Bothell City Hall 
18415 101st Ave. NE 

Repair Cafe

March 23
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Bothell Library
18215 98th
 Ave. NE

Shorelines Board Open House & Public Hearing

Repair on 228th St SE complete

Crews finished the repair project on 228th St. SE on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Thanks for your patience. 

The project is 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. 

Natural Yard Care 

We want to hear from you

We’re planning to offer another series of Natural Yard Care workshops this fall, but we want to know what topics most interest you. 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! Take a short survey to let us know what you’d like to learn about.

Natural Yard Care
Artwork by Dennis Wunsch
"Looking up I See a Bird and Other Things," by Dennis Wunsch

New art exhibit open at City Hall

Featuring Dennis Wunsch
Now through April 26
M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Acrylic, pastel, and pencil on canvas

If Dennis’ name sounds familiar, perhaps it’s because he was our first featured artist of Bothell City Hall Gallery in 2018. Dennis showed his award-winning illustrations including “The Cow Ate My Homework” and other whimsical pieces. Dennis returns showing us a different view of his talent featuring his abstract artwork inspired by nature.  

Wanted: Summer Event Sponsors

Bothell Parks & Recreation is looking for a few good businesses to partner with in 2019 to help bring some amazing events to our community!  If that’s you, find out how you can be a part of the 4th of July Parade, Music in the Park, adult softball, and more.

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