News Flash

Posted on: September 25, 2020

City begins search for new City Manager

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The City of Bainbridge Island has started its formal search for the next City Manager.

 The cutoff for the first review of applications is Oct. 20, and the City Council seeks to complete the hiring process by the end of the year.

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

City Manager presents 2021-2022 Proposed Budget

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City Manager Morgan Smith presented the proposed 2021-2022 Biennial Budget at the Sept. 22 City Council meeting. The Biennial Budget is the financial plan for the upcoming two years and expresses the City’s identified priorities and planned service delive...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Police Chief to host virtual Town Hall to discuss public safety, listen to community feedback

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Bainbridge Island Chief of Police Joe Clark will host a virtual Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to have an open dialogue with the community about public safety topics, and to provide an opportunity for Islanders to ask questions and offer ideas...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Kitsap County Fire Marshal expands burn ban due to fire danger

Burn Ban - Stage 2

Please see the message below from the Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Due to rising fire danger and stretched resources, the Kitsap County Fire Marshal is expanding the current burn ban to prohibit all outdoor fire...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Hearing Examiner approves Police-Court facility proposal

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The Hearing Examiner has approved the City’s proposed Police Station and Municipal Court Facility Project, marking another milestone in the next phase of the project.

The City plans to renovate the former Harrison Medical Center Building, located...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Council seeks public input on City Manager search

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The City Council began the process in July 2020 of hiring a new City Manager. The City engaged Strategic Government Resources, Inc. (SGR) to conduct a national recruitment for candidates.

The City Council will work with SGR to develop a position profile to...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Share your priorities for transportation on Bainbridge Island

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The City Council set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 90% by 2045 and to improve safety and mobility for all. To accomplish this, we need your input to create our island’s first Sustainable Transportation Plan.  

Visit our online ope...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

City Council approves resolution to encourage face coverings, creates subcommittee

The City Council approved Resolution No. 2020-12 this week to strongly encourage Bainbridge Islanders and visitors to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The directive, which is intended to be a forceful, clear statement from th...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Message from Bainbridge Island Police Chief

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We at the City of Bainbridge Island join with the nation in grieving the loss of Mr. George Floyd. We stand strongly against bias and racism in any form, and we respect and support those who are peacefully speaking out to make their voices known at this t...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Grow Ave ‘Safe Streets’ project to extend May 22-June 1

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Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, May 22, through traffic on Grow Avenue will be temporarily redirected to Madison Avenue until the morning of Monday, June 1 as part of the “Safe Streets” initiative supported by the City Council, Squeaky Whe...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Grow Avenue to temporarily close to through traffic for ‘Safe and Healthy Streets’ project

Grow Avenue

Grow Avenue will be temporarily closed to through traffic to support a “Safe and Healthy Streets” project initiated by Squeaky Wheels and Bainbridge GreenWays, a program of Sustainable Bainbridge. The closure will begin at 3 p.m. Frida...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

City announces death of beloved employee

Ofc. Enget & K-9 Whitney

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of a beloved City of Bainbridge Island employee. Ofc. Kurt Enget, a five-year veteran of the Bainbridge Island Police Department, died this morning (Friday, April 10). Our entire City family is heartbroken as w...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Inslee orders residents to stay at home as COVID-19 spreads

On the evening of Monday, March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order requesting all Washington residents to stay at home to reduce physical interactions as much as possible to stop the spread of COVID-19. The or...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City seeking personal protective equipment donations for Bainbridge health care workers

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The City of Bainbridge Island Emergency Operations Center is continuing to support the needs of our health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak and is seeking protective equipment donations from the community for these efforts. Supplies are limited d...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Council seeking applicants to fill vacancy

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Bainbridge Island residents interested in serving on the City Council have until 4 p.m. Friday, April 17 to apply to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Councilmember Matthew Tirman who held Position No. 3 in the south ward. 

Residents in...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Joe Clark selected as new Police Chief

Joe Clark

City Manager Morgan Smith has selected Joe Clark as the next Police Chief for the Bainbridge Island Police Department following a lengthy and rigorous selection process.

Clark currently serves as Deputy Chief of Police for the Norfolk Police Department, wh...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Municipal Court limits operations amid COVID-19 concerns

Bainbridge Island Municipal Court Judge Sara McCulloch approved an emergency administrative order Monday, March 16 to limit operations at the Municipal Court, located at 10255 NE Valley Road, due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus outbre...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City implements temporary closure of some facilities amid COVID-19 concerns

Update at 6:45 p.m. March 13BISD has shared information regarding meal service, youth counseling & other guidelines during the six-week school closure on its website. Read here.   

Update at 3:30 p.m. March 13

In response to recent eve...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Kitsap Public Health confirms second COVID-19 case on Bainbridge Island

Please see the Tuesday, March 10 update below from Kitsap Public Health regarding a second positive COVID-19 case on Bainbridge Island. Read the full advisory here

The Kitsap Public Health District has been notified of a second positive...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2020

City issues proclamation of local emergency on COVID-19

On Monday, March 9, the City of Bainbridge Island issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency in response to the Kitsap Public Health District’s March 8 confirmation of the county’s first "presumptive positive" COVID-19 case on ...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Update: City response to coronavirus outbreak

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Update at 11:05 a.m. March 6:Below is an update from the Kitsap Public Health District on testing and results for Kitsap County:

Updated at 11:00 a.m. on 3/6/2020*Confirmed cases: 0Pending tests: 12

* Kitsap Public Health will update this page at 11 each mo...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Crews to begin water main flushing next week

Water Main Flushing

Public Works crews will begin flushing water mains in the Winslow and Fletcher Bay areas Monday, March 9. This is annual work that’s done to improve water quality by removing naturally occurring sediments from the lines.

Signs will be posted in n...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

City staff monitoring coronavirus outbreak

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The City of Bainbridge Island is working with the Kitsap Public Health District (KPHD) to respond to an international outbreak of novel coronavirus, called COVID-19. The Bainbridge Island community looks to the KPHD to lead local efforts to prepare and re...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Hearing Examiner approves Winslow Hotel proposal

Winslow Hotel Rendering

Hearing Examiner Ted Hunter has approved the Winslow Hotel proposal with a list of 86 conditions.

The Winslow Hotel project proposal, located on Winslow Way W (across from Winslow Green), includes an 87-room hotel with banquet and meeting rooms, restaurant...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Census takers on Bainbridge Island needed to help with count

2020 Census

Earn extra income and help your community by applying for a temporary part-time job knocking on doors of those who have not completed the 2020 census. 

Census takers in Kitsap County earn $18-20 per hour (hourly pay increases after 6 p.m. and on S...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Triangle Property Update

Below is an update on the “Triangle Property” following a Feb. 6 letter sent by City Manager Morgan Smith to the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and State Department of Ecology (DOE) seeking specific actions from these agen...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

City seeking suggestions for Capital Improvement Plan projects

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The City of Bainbridge Island is working to identify and prioritize infrastructure projects as part of the City’s update to the six-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a long-range and strategic planning document that helps identify ...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

City Manager seeks enforcement action by state agencies at Triangle Property

In the past few weeks, there has been a great deal of community interest in a site known as the “Triangle Property,” located at the intersection of Fletcher Bay Rd. and Lynwood Center Rd. The site is the location of an historical and c...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

City responds to concerns on pedestrian connection at Bainbridge Landing site

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We understand there are some concerns in the community regarding a pedestrian connection at the Bainbridge Landing project site, located on Minamoto Lane (near Ferncliff Avenue).

The situation has been reviewed by staff in both Development Engineering and ...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

City seeking green building experts for new task force

The City is looking for nine qualified people to serve on the Green Building Task Force, a newly formed committee designed by the City Council to recommend green building initiatives (including what should be mandatory and voluntary) and suggest a model g...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Winter Weather Updates

Snow 2020

Update at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

Severe Weather Shelter

  • Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, the severe weather shelter at the Senior Center will be open tonight (Thursday, Jan. 16). The Senior Center is located at 370 Brien Dr. SE. P...
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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Winter Weather Updates

Snow 2020

Updated at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

National Weather Service 

  • The National Weather Service predicts the Kitsap Peninsula will get 4-6 inches of snow that will continue through 2 a.m.
  • Another snow system is expected Wednesday night into Thur...
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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

City seeks volunteers for Sustainable Transportation Task Force

The City of Bainbridge Island is looking for 15 to 20 community members to serve on the newly formed Sustainable Transportation Task Force. Volunteers should have interest and/or expertise in how we can innovate to make transportation more convenient on t...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Climate report: energy use accounts for top community, City emissions

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A greenhouse gas emissions report performed for the City of Bainbridge Island has revealed that consumption of electricity in our homes and commercial buildings accounts for 55% of the Bainbridge Island community's overall emissions and 66% of the City's ...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Police Sergeant to receive award for mental illness work

Sgt. Trevor Ziemba

The City of Bainbridge Island is pleased to share that Sgt. Trevor Ziemba was selected to receive the 2019 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington Criminal Justice Public Service Award.

According to a letter from NAMI Washington Executive Dir...

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