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 Parks and Recreations offers Language Classes

Ever wanted to learn a new language? Poulsbo Parks and Recreation offer a variety of language classes. You can learn Spanish, French, Russian and even English for speakers of other languages. Many classes begin in January. Call 360-779-9898 to learn more or register, call 360-779-9898

Senior Excursion The Outlet Shoppes in Burlington and Anacortes
January 28 
7:45am - 5:30pm
Trip Cost $45 
Poulsbo Parks and Recreation still has room on their Thursday, January 28, 2016 Senior Trip to
the Outlet Shoppes in Burlington are just off I-5 and offer a variety of shopping options. Whether you're looking for apparel, house wares, health & beauty, specialty items or footwear, they have it all. After we're done there, we'll head to Anacortes to see this quaint seaside downtown. You'll have time to wander and have lunch before heading home. Fee includes transportation and ferry; lunch and shopping on your own.
To register, call
January 2016 E-Newsletter 
Daddy Daughter Dance
Dads and daughters (ages 5 and older), join us for the 23rd annual Daddy-Daughter Dance! Bring your special girl for a night filled with music, dancing and fun. We have a DJ lined up with great music, and a corsage and small gift for your daughter. Pictures ($15) are available at the dance through T&C Photo. Pre-registration is required, and the dance always fills up, so don't wait to register. $13.04 per person.
2015 Building in Poulsbo
The 2015 year for the Poulsbo Building Department was a busy year, experiencing a 37% increase in permit activity from 2014, while posting revenue increases of 45%. The City issued 9 new Commercial Permits and 128 new Single Family building permits in 2015.
The first half of the year the Building Department processed mostly restaurant related improvements, noticing a late-in-the-year boost for medical facilities. A dermatologist business valued their improvement work at over $475,000 alone.
With tenant improvements come increased handicap accessibility features, resulting in numerous meetings on-site to determine the upgrades necessary to provide easier site access so that wheelchair bound patients and patrons can come into these new establishments.
Vinland Pointe, a residential home subdivision finished building-out their 93 lots, shifting crews to a new 145-lot housing development near the high school. Mountain Aire representatives tell City staff that their basic home cost start is in the mid $350,000 range with options coming in around $400,000 per home.
During a year full of transitions and heavy activity, Cherlyn Haley has proven to be a stabilizing force for the Building Department, celebrating 25 years with the City of Poulsbo in 2014. Additionally, twenty five-year industry veteran, Sheila Miller joined the team in February 2014, with a Building and Fire code background. Replacing a retiring Building Inspector, newcomer Allan Chappell left the Navy and joined us in July, passing his first (of many) exams, two months later.

                                                                  2014            2015         Increase
New Commercial                                          2                   9            78 %
Tenant Improvement                                  31                 48            35 %
Fire Alarms                                                  14                   9            36 %
Fire Sprinkler                                               10                 17            41 %
Single Family Dwelling                                73                128           43 %
Signs                                                           14                  30           53 %
Building & Plan Review Revenue          $ 429,815        $ 776,660     45%

Community Survey Feedback
Thank you to all who participated in the Project Poulsbo Community Survey as part of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulation Periodic Update.

We value and appreciate all the feedback we received. The results from the Community Survey have been analyzed. To view the results, please go to the Project Poulsbo 2036 webpage and scroll down to the Community Survey Feedback Section. Along with the results, you will also find our Summary of Findings.

New Class Offered this Winter for Adults
Julia Turk.  A general drawing class for adults.
Are you convinced you can't draw?  Come to this class for beginners and intermediate students and discover your artistic self!  Julia will show you how to draw landscapes, buildings, animals, people and many other subjects. Bring a 9x12" drawing pad, a 2B pencil and a small set of charcoal sticks.  You will be amazed and excited to see your talent emerge!
Wed, Jan 13-Mar 2 from 6-8:30pm           $138
To register for the class, please go to the City of Poulsbo Parks and Recreations website
Be Prepared for Winter Weather
Puget Sound Energy's Government Affairs team is preparing for the upcoming winter storm season. Every fall, Puget Sound Energy, conducts multiple tabletop exercises, participates in local pre-winter education seminars and reminds our customers to become prepared as well. Below are a few things you can do to improve your readiness for a possible power outage or storm event. 
Stay connected.
Use our online outage map or download the free myPSE app to track power outages in your neighborhood, report an outage and check status and restoration times.
Report your outage .
Remember to always report your outage by calling 1-888-CALL PSE or through our website or the myPSE app listed above.
Build a kit.
Gather items in your home such as flashlights, extra batteries and a battery powered radio. Keep these items in a safe and convenient place in the event you lose power.
Visit their online safety website to learn more about preparing this winter season.