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Councilmember Tom Agnew, Sen. Guy Palumbo, Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr, and Councilmember Liam Olsen
Councilmember Tom Agnew, Sen. Guy Palumbo, Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr, and Councilmember Liam Olsen

City of Bothell Hill Day in Olympia

Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr and councilmembers Tom Agnew and Liam Olsen spent a day in Olympia last week, meeting with legislators and advocating for Bothell. Here, with Sen. Guy Palumbo, they point out that Bothell is the center of the (first district) universe!  

Safe and Secure Bothell 

Tune in to the April 2 Council Meeting to hear the City Manager’s first update on the public safety levy and bond implementation progress. Several supportive service positions have been hired, our new firefighters are training in the fire academy, and the first two police officers will be joining the department later this month. 
Chris Bothwell
Chris Bothwell

Chris Bothwell named Finance Director 

A Bothell native, Chris Bothwell will take the helm as the City’s Finance Director on April 29. Bothwell brings nearly 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. He currently serves as the Director of Finance and Administrative Services at the City of Lake Forest Park. 
“I grew up in Bothell so serving the community I grew up in is pretty exciting,” Bothwell said. 

Safe Place Selfie Day

April 3 
11:11 a.m. 

Where is your safe place in case of severe storm or natural disaster? Share yours with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram  @City of Bothell! Tag us and include #SafePlaceSelfie. 

Plan ahead for construction on SR 522

One of the largest-ever road projects in Bothell, funded by Sound Transit 3, will begin construction later this month. It will widen the existing lanes of SR 522 and create Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes in both directions. The project also will add a sidewalk on the north side, install center medians and street lights, and relocate utilities underground. 

There will be significant impacts to vehicular traffic on SR 522, with lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Burke Gilman Trail users may experience construction impacts, too, as the trail may be narrowed for two-way traffic, and on some occasions, alternating one way traffic with flaggers when necessary. Get more project information.

Project groundbreaking

Monday, April 15
11 a.m. - noon
Red Brick Road Park
SR 522 and 96th Ave NE
Cake decorating class

Cake Decorating with Delicately Sweet Confections (ages 13+) 

Saturday, April 13 
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Join Johanna of Delicately Sweet Confections as we stack, fill and frost a three-layer cake like a professional! Learn the proper techniques to prepare to stack, crumb coat and decorate using the nearly naked texture, and finish things off with fresh florals. You’ll leave with your beautiful cake creation, several decorating tips, tricks and recipes, and with the knowledge and skills to make your own cakes at home! No prior experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome. 

Register today 

Earth Day Volunteer Event 

Saturday, Apr. 20
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

City of Bothell and Friends of North Creek Forest are celebrating Earth Day 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.   

Celebrate Earth Day! Volunteer.

Arbor Day at the Former Wayne Golf Course 

Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Come celebrate Arbor Day with Parks & Recreation as we beautify Bothell's newest park! All ages are welcome to help plant trees and shrubs at the former Wayne Golf Course property.  Get all the details.

Finance award 

The City has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 17th consecutive year.  

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the City of Bothell and its management.?The award supports the Council’s 2019-2020 Goal of Fiscal Responsibility and Stability.

Utility billing system update 

The City of Bothell is excited to be bringing you a new billing system that will allow additional payment methods including online bill payment. The City is making significant progress in its conversion to this new system. To ensure a smooth transition for City water and sewer customers, system roll-out is delayed until July. Thank you for your patience as we continue work on this complex project.  
Customers do not need to do anything now, other than continue to pay your bills as you normally do.  We will continue to update you before you need to take action to transition to the new system. 
Get more details and schedule updates.
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