News Flash

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

CIP

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

Harbor Square - Bainbridge Landing

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 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 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: 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: 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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Additional Info... News Flash/Press Releases
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: 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 2, 2018

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