News Flash

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 14, 2020

Jan. 14 City Council meetings canceled due to weather

COBI

The City Council meetings scheduled for tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 14) are canceled due to the weather. The regular and special meetings will be rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16.

The public hearing for the storage facilities moratorium will be resch...

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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: January 3, 2020

Community Police Academy registration now open

Community Police Academy

Join the Bainbridge Island Police Department for a free, hands-on learning experience at the Community Police Academy. The 12-week program gives people access to information on how the police department functions. The intent of the program isn’t to prepar...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Apply Now: Serve on the Design Review Board

The City is seeking to fill one vacancy on the Design Review Board (DRB) to complete an existing term through June 30, 2021.

The DRB serves as an advisory body to the Planning and Community Development Director, Hearing Examiner and Planning Commission, as...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Volunteer to serve on the Salary Commission

The City is looking for volunteers to serve on the Salary Commission to help determine how much members of the City Council should be paid. This is a unique, short-term opportunity to serve the community.

Commissioners will serve for approximately three to...

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

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

Scenic

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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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Interim Police Chief submits resignation

COBI

Interim Police Chief Jeff Horn submitted his letter of resignation today to City Manager Morgan Smith.

Horn was hired as Deputy Chief in 2014 and appointed to Interim Police Chief in February 2019.

“Chief Horn’s extra effort over the past year has helped to...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

City receives Aaa credit rating

COBI

City of Bainbridge Island officials are pleased to announce that the City has received the highest credit rating that can be achieved from Moody's Investors Service, a municipal credit-rating agency. Moody’s has upgraded the City’s cre...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Community invited to meet Police Chief finalists

COBI

The Bainbridge Island community is invited to meet three finalists for the Police Chief position at a reception Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall.

The finalists are:

  • Joseph (Joe) Clark has more than 33 years of law enforcement experience and ...
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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Winslow Hotel applicant withdraws project revisions

Winslow Hotel Update

The Winslow Hotel project applicant has withdrawn project revisions that required a new public comment period and Planning Commission public meeting.

On Oct. 9, the applicant submitted a revision to the site plan and design review and conditional use permi...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2019

New buoy installation in Eagle Harbor to begin soon

Buoy Layout Design

The City is anticipating that a contractor will begin the installation of new buoys in the Dave Ullin Open Water Marina (DUWOM) in Eagle Harbor on Monday, Oct. 21.

During the project, there will be days with little or no activity on the water, as the contr...

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DUOWM Buoy Installation Project Design News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

City seeks volunteers for Civil Service Commission, Salary Commission

COBI

The City of Bainbridge Island is looking for volunteers to serve on the Civil Service Commission and Salary Commission.

Applications for both Commissions are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Interviews will be held in late November and/or early D...

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Additional Info... News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Both sidewalks on Olympic Drive now open

Olympic Drive Rendering

Both sidewalks on Olympic Drive are now open for pedestrians, but crews are still working to complete other construction on the Olympic Drive Non-motorized Improvements Project. The final tasks include completion of pavement markings, installation of a ra...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Manager appoints new Planning & Community Development Director

City Manager Morgan Smith appointed Heather Wright as the City’s Director of Planning and Community Development. Wright served as the Interim Director for the department since May 2019. She joined the City 12 years ago and has served as Planning Manager, ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Olympic Drive improvements project nears completion

Olympic Drive Rendering

We’re preparing for the final phase of construction on the Olympic Drive Non-motorized Improvements Project and expect completion later this month.

The sidewalk on the west side of Olympic Drive is now open. However, the sidewalk on the east side...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2019

City issues Request for Proposals for cultural funding

Cultural Funding Proposals

The City of Bainbridge Island has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a two-year award cycle for Cultural Funding (2020-2021).

The City is seeking proposals for cultural projects and activities that will benefit Bainbridge Island residents and visitor...

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Additional Info... News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Road repair work to begin next week

A contractor for the City of Bainbridge Island will begin annual maintenance of City roads next week and drivers should expect delays.

The road preservation work will occur in two phases. It is anticipated that on Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 2...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2019

City to begin search for Police Chief

The City of Bainbridge Island will begin a search for a new Police Chief.

The position became vacant in February when Police Chief Matt Hamner resigned. Deputy Chief Jeff Horn was appointed Interim Police Chief and will continue to serve in that role until...

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Additional Info... News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

City Council identifies proposed rules for sign code

Sandwich Board Grid

City Council completed work at the July 16 study session to identify a proposed set of rules for various types of signs in Winslow and other areas. The Council is proposing to change the City's sign code to address the proliferation of sandwich boards and...

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Revised Sign Code Matrix News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

City Manager Announces Leadership Changes in Public Works Department

City Manager Morgan Smith announced Wednesday several changes to leadership roles in the Public Works Department.

On September 1, Public Works Director Barry Loveless will retire from his position as Public Works Director but will remain a part-time City e...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Celebrate 'places that matter' on Bainbridge Island

Henry Groos House

What are the places on Bainbridge Island that are meaningful to you and make our community a great place to live? The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is participating in the 'This Place Matters' campaign this month and hopes you'll get involved, to...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Traffic Alert: Detour along Madison Ave on Friday, April 26 for paving project

Madison Detour

On Friday, April 26, the southbound lane of Madison Avenue N from High School Road to Wyatt Way will be closed due to a paving project. Drivers traveling south along Madison Avenue at High School Road will be detoured to Grow Avenue and Wyatt Way (see det...

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Detour Map News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Construction Alert: Olympic Drive sidewalk closure begins Monday, April 22

Olympic Drive Rendering

The sidewalk on the west side of Olympic Drive (near Waypoint Park) is expected to close Monday, April 22 when construction begins on the Olympic Drive Non-motorized Improvement Project. During the closure, pedestrians can cross the street (when ...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

BIPD to host prescription drug take back event

Take Back

Do you have any unused or expired prescription drugs? Please consider disposing your pills at BIPD's Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 27.

The event will happen 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BIPD police station, located at 625 Winslow Way Eas...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Winslow Grove Trail Opening Celebration Scheduled for April 13

Winslow Grove Trail

A new trail was recently completed on the west side of the Winslow core that connects neighborhoods and gives people a safer option to walk and bike to the downtown area. The Winslow Grove Trail, which is approximately one quarter of a mile long,...

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Winslow Grove Trail Map News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Traffic Alert: Safety improvements to begin soon near ferry terminal

Olympic Drive Rendering

The City of Bainbridge Island will begin a safety improvement project later this month on Olympic Drive (the street between the ferry terminal and the intersection of Winslow Way and State Route 305) that is designed to improve safety for all users and to...

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Olympic Drive Closure Map News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2019

City Council approves purchase of Harrison Medical Center Building

City Manager Morgan Smith signs the purchase documents alongside Judge McCulloch & Chief Horn

City Manager Morgan Smith signed a purchase and sale agreement on Wednesday, March 27 for the Harrison Medical Center Building, located at 8804 Madison Avenue N, in the amount of $8.975 million to support completion of a new police and municipal court fac...

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

Police clean up vacant homeless encampment near SR 305

Homeless Encampment

Bainbridge Island Police and a volunteer cleaned up a homeless encampment Wednesday morning after two residents vacated the site, near SR 305 and High School Road.

Earlier this month, BIPD became aware that two people staying at the homeless encampment, lo...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

City Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Newly-Formed Race Equity Task Force

The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking seven volunteers to serve on the newly-formed Race Equity Task Force.The City Council approved a motion during the December 4 Study Session to form a Race Equity Task Force after hearing from a group of concerned c...

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Additional Info... News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2018

Join the Discussion: City Council Ward Meetings Set for January

Central Ward

The Bainbridge Island City Council would like to invite you to attend the Council Ward Meetings in January.

The Council Ward Meetings are an opportunity for you to meet with your elected officials to talk about topics in your neighborhood and the broader c...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2018

City Responds to Sewer Main Break

Sewer Response

Update: As of 3:10, the pipe is repaired along the 200 block of Madison Ave S. Crews will now work on street repairs for 1-2 hours. ****

Update: As of 2:30 p.m., Madison Ave S, from Bjune Dr to Parfitt Way, will be closed for several hours while c...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Widespread Power Outages Due to High Winds

Miller Road Tree

3:30 Update

The significant storm issues have subsided on Bainbridge Island, but the widespread power outage continues. PSE’s outage map remains out of service and there is no estimated time for restoration of services. 

There are many fallen trees...

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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2018

City Seeking Volunteer to Serve on Planning Commission

The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Planning Commission. The person would serve a six-month term through June 2019 then be considered for a full three-year term.

The Planning Commission serves as an advisory body ...

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Additional Info... News Flash/Press Releases
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 Committee wil...

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News Flash/Press Releases
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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News Flash/Press Releases
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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Additional Info... News Flash/Press Releases
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.

Th...

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News Flash/Press Releases
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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News Flash/Press Releases
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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News Flash/Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2018

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