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Posted on: December 10, 2018

City Council Forms Ad Hoc Committee for Suzuki Project

Suzuki Property

The City Council approved a motion Tuesday, Dec. 4 to form a Council Ad Hoc Committee for the Suzuki Project. The Councilmembers who will serve on this committee include: Rasham Nassar, Sarah Blossom and Matt Tirman. It’s expected the Ad Hoc Com...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Mark Your Calendar: Styrofoam Recycling Events

STYRO-Roundup

As the holidays approach and your home fills with packaging from all your holiday shopping and gifts, please consider bringing your Styrofoam packaging to upcoming recycling events. 

Kitsap County is hosting a free STYRO-Roundup recycling event fo...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Attend a Dec. 10 Meeting on Placement of New Buoys in Eagle Harbor

Eagle Harbor

The City of Bainbridge Island’s Marine Access Committee is hosting a public meeting to gather input from the community about the placement of new buoys in the Dave Ullin Open Water Marina (DUOWM) in Eagle Harbor.

The City of Bainbridge Island oper...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Update: WSDOT Cancels December Night Work on SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge

Agate Pass

The Washington State Department of Transportation has canceled a series of night SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge closures that were scheduled over three weeks in December. As a result, both lanes of the bridge will remain open throughout the month of December.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Update: Suzuki Property Development Project

Suzuki Property

A representative from Olympic Property Group (OPG) will provide an update to City Council Tuesday, Nov. 20 on progress of the City's Suzuki property development project.

The City owns a  roughly 14-acre property at the southeast corner of...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Traffic Notice: Plan Ahead for Night Closures of SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge

Agate Pass

Please see the important message below from WSDOT.

Drivers are encouraged to plan for a three-week series of late night State Route 305 Agate Pass Bridge closures in December. These will allow Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) bridge ma...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

New Tree Regulations to Begin December 3

City staff is hosting a public meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 to update the community on new tree regulations that begin December 3. 

In an effort to preserve trees, the City Council approved new tree retention and tree removal permit regulations at t...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

City Council Releases Statement Following Rejection of SAFE Mobility Levy

SAFE Mobility Levy

The Bainbridge Island City Council released the following statement Wednesday, Nov. 7 regarding the rejection of the SAFE Mobility Levy (Proposition 1):

The City Council is disappointed in the result of the SAFE Mobility vote, but we respect the o...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

City Seeking Applicants for Citizen Advisory Groups

The City of Bainbridge Island is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the following citizen advisory groups:

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

City Prevails in Legal Challenge to Updated Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO)

The City of Bainbridge Island prevailed this week in a legal challenge by the Kitsap County Association of Realtors and other parties related to the City’s Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) update and, specifically, the Aquifer Recharge Protection Areas (ARP...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

BIPD Investigating Allegation of Assault

On the afternoon of Wednesday October 17, a Sakai student reported that on Monday, October 15, just before 2:00 p.m., an unknown man approached and inappropriately touched the student while walking on a trail between Woodward Middle School and the bus bar...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Waterfront Park Receives “Great Places in Washington” Award

Waterfront Park Award

The City of Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park (Waterfront Park) was honored as one of the state’s top gathering spaces that adds value to the community. 

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA WA) and the P...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

PCD Now Offering Online Services & Appointments for Building Permit Applicants

Planning and Community Development

In an effort to improve customer experience during the development review process, the Planning and Community Development Department is now scheduling appointments for people applying for building permits and also offering the option to apply online&n...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

City Accepting Applications for Open Water Marina Community

Eagle Harbor

The City of Bainbridge Island is currently accepting applications for one-year subleases in the Open Water Marina to begin on January 1, 2019 and expire on December 31, 2019. 

The City of Bainbridge Island operates a residential marina within Eagl...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

City Seeking Input on Intersection Improvements at Sportsman Club Rd & New Brooklyn Rd

Sportsman Club Rd and New Brooklyn Rd Intersection

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18 to discuss improvements at the Sportsman Club Road and New Brooklyn Road intersection, an area near Woodward Middle School, Sakai Intermediate School and the Coppertop Park Business Complex that is oft...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

City Seeking Community Input on 2019-2020 Proposed Budget

The City is currently seeking input on the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget.

The budget is the financial plan for the upcoming two years and expresses the City’s identified priorities and planned service delivery to the community. The Proposed Budget su...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

City Council Approves Details of SAFE Mobility Project Selection Committee

SAFE Mobility Levy

The City Council approved Resolution 2018-29 at its September 25 meeting that provides details of how the community will be involved in making decisions on the use of funds from the SAFE Mobility Levy (Proposition No. 1) should it be approved by voters du...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Work on City Projects to Continue Following End of Strike

Shoulder Improvement Project

Work on two City projects that were postponed last month due to a strike about a labor dispute is expected to begin soon after a deal was reached between construction workers of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 302 and a contractors...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Enforcement of All-Gender Restroom Rules Begins on October 1

Restroom Sign

The enforcement of signage requirements for single-occupant restrooms and the right to access public restrooms and public facilities on Bainbridge Island begins on October 1.The Ordinance No. 2018-07, which was passed by the City Council on March 27 and t...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Project at Winslow Way Ravine Brings Traffic Lane, Sidewalk Closures

Pedestrian Alternate Route Map

People who walk on the southern sidewalk of Winslow Way East (near Waypoint Park) will need to use alternate routes getting to and from the ferry terminal when work begins early next month at the Winslow Way ravine, which is across from The Island Gateway...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

BIPD Seeks Public's Help After Vandals Cause $5,000 in Damage at Battle Point Park

Battle Point Park Vandalism

UPDATE: The BIPD has identified the people involved in the vandalism. Thank you for your attention on this matter.

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The Bainbridge Island Police Department and Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District are asking for help from the community...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Update: City Council Amends Landmark Tree Ordinance

A public hearing was held at the City Council business meeting on Tuesday, August 14 for the landmark tree ordinance (2018-25). During the meeting, Council unanimously passed a motion to amend the ordinance, so that a permit to remove a landmark tree is a...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Road Shoulder Improvement Project to Bring Delays Along Miller Road & Fletcher Bay Road

Shoulder Improvement Project

Update on Thursday, August 23:

The shoulder widening project along Miller Road and Fletcher Bay Road has been postponed by the contractor, Titan Earthwork, because of a strike by a union (Operating Engineers Local 302) that represents engineers, mechanics ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Outstanding Performance Award

WWTP Team

For the fourth consecutive year, the Department of Ecology Northwest Regional Office has recognized the City of Bainbridge Island for the exceptional performance of wastewater treatment at the Bainbridge Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, a facility where...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Appointments Made to Pro and Con Committees for “Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy”

Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy

Four Bainbridge Islanders were appointed to committees this week to write statements for the Kitsap County Voters Pamphlet supporting and opposing the "Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy” that will be on the November ballot. The comm...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

City Seeks Proposals for Projects to Support Tourism

The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking proposals for 2019 tourism projects. Proposals will be reviewed by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) and selected projects will be supported with funding from the City’s Civic Improvement Fund. 

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

City Seeks Lodging Representative for Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The
City of Bainbridge Island is seeking one lodging representative to serve on theLodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC).  

 Applicants must be a representative from a Bainbridge Island business that collects lodging taxes. Eligible in...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Community Members Organize ‘Dinner on the STO’

Dinner on the STO Graphic

It’s usually a trail for bicyclists, runners and pedestrians, but on Saturday, August 4 the Sound to Olympics Trail, located along HWY 305 between Winslow Way and High School Road, will be the gathering place for a community dinner. The Dinner o...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

City Council Postpones Public Hearing for Landmark Tree Ordinance

The City Council postponed setting a public hearing date for the landmark tree ordinance during its business meeting on Tuesday, July 10.

The Council is waiting until it receives further information from the
Planning Commission on measures to protect and ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Planning a Trip Abroad? Municipal Court Offers Passport Services

Passport Services at Municipal Court

Did you know you can apply for a passport without leaving Bainbridge
Island? The Municipal Court began acceptingpassport applications one year ago and would like to remind people this service
is available. 

 

Passport services are avai...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Something New Art Exhibition to be Unveiled on Friday, July 6

Something New

The Public Art Committee will unveil its Something New public art exhibition at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 6 during the First Friday Art Walk.  Committee members and volunteers will lead a walking tour of the new pieces that are in three outdoor loca...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

City Seeks People to Serve on Pro & Con Committees for ‘Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy’

Connecting Bainbridge: SAFE Mobility Levy

The City of Bainbridge Island is looking for members of the community to serve on Pro and Con Committees to prepare written arguments and rebuttals on a ballot measure that will be included in the Kitsap County Voters Pamphlet supporting and opposing appr...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

BIPD Collection Event: Expired Flares and Fireworks

Flare & Fireworks Collection Event

As we approach the July 4th holiday and boating season, it’s
a good time to get rid of expired flares and fireworks. We recognize it’sdifficult to find a safe and appropriate place to discard these expired items,
so the Bainbridge ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

City Council Extends Moratorium for 90 Days

The City Council voted on June 26 to extend the moratorium
90 days to give City staff more time to complete ongoing work identified in theoriginal moratorium work plan. 

The moratorium on the acceptance and processing of certain development app...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

City Council Adopts Ordinance to Protect Landmark Trees

The City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday night to adopt a Landmark Tree Preservation Ordinance (2018-25) that will protect certain trees that, because of their age, size, and condition, are recognized as having exceptional value in contributing to the charac...

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Operation Dry Water: Emphasis Patrols Target Boating Under the Influence

Operation Dry Water

The Bainbridge Island Police Department is asking boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while out on the water— especially when operating a boat.

As part of a nationally coordinated effort, Operation Dry Water, state and ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

City Seeks Input on Future of Island Center

Mailer Front

The community of Bainbridge Island is invited to participate in an online survey to help identify priorities for the future of Island Center.The City of Bainbridge Island and the Island Center Subarea Planning Process Steering Committee, made up mostly of...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

WSDOT Seeks Public Input to Relieve Highway Congestion

WSDOT is looking for input to relieve congestion on highways in Kitsap County, including along SR 305. Please take a few minutes to fill out the brief, online survey. It includes questions about SR 305 from SR 3 to the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, and strat...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

City of Bainbridge Island Responds to EPA Update on Cleanup of Wyckoff – Eagle Harbor Superfund Site

City Manager Doug Schulze issued the following statement today in response to the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will begin its Phase One cleanup this year at the Wyckoff – Eagle Harbor Superfund Site:

“This is exciting news for the ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

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