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December Holiday Closures
City offices will be closed on:
  • Monday, January 1, New Years Day
City of Poulsbo Public Works department collects garbage during ALL holidays including: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Bainbridge Disposal will also collect recycling during all holidays. There will be no change to your scheduled garbage pickup day during holidays.
City Council Position Vacancy
Notice is hereby given that the City Clerk's Office is accepting applications from eligible
residents for appointment to City Council Position No. 7
to fill the vacant position.
The term will begin upon appointment by the City Council and will expire upon certification results of the next
regular election, November 2019 (RCW 42.12.070(6))

For more information, please visit the City's website or contact the City Clerk at 360-394-9880.
Behavioral Health Outreach Team
Happy new year from the Behavioral Health Outreach team! For those of you don't know us, our home base is on the 3rd floor of City Hall. We work with police in Poulsbo, Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, and at the Sheriff's Office. Did you know that there are over 200 calls to Kitsap 911, each month, involving mental health issues and behavioral crisis? Police refer people to our team after they respond to these kinds of calls. Our two behavioral health specialists-or Navigators--work in the field to connect people to services. We help however we can to find needed resources, get around obstacles, and connect people to treatment.
We assisted approximately 100 individuals a month in 2017 through police and court referrals. Navigators from our  team helped create the new Behavioral Health Court in Port Orchard. Our Navigators will work with families and caregivers, in 2018, to create Crisis Plans to use in emergency situations. They will also do outreach, where possible, after every suicide attempt in Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island.
Our 2018 team is made up of two Navigators-Kelsey Lynch and Ashton Quinlan-and Project Manager Kim Hendrickson. (We said goodbye to Matt Duthie in December, who has been a part of our team since its inception, and are currently advertising for a third Navigator.) Our work is overseen by Mayor Erickson, Chief Schoonmaker, and Deputy Chief Dan Brown. The program is funded by County Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Treatment Tax dollars and could not exist without the assistance of City staff and our partners at the Poulsbo Police Department. We appreciate your support-and look forward to working with you this new year!
Behavioral Health Outreach program at a glance
What we do: connect people to services and treatment after police contact (we are not treatment providers)
Who we serve: anyone with a mental illness or co-occuring chemical dependency issue who is referred to us by police.
What are our goals: reduce police contact with individuals with behavioral health issues, increase the coordination between the criminal justice system and health care providers, give police an additional resource to assist people in need of care.
Its a Grand Day for...

Winter Volleyball Clinic

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January 2018 E-Newsletter 
Construction Projects 2017 Recap
The City of Poulsbo had a busy year for construction projects! Here is a recap of our accomplishments:

Anderson Parkway - Phase II - the Anderson Parkway area near the Sea Discovery Center project was completed in Spring 2017 and included the repair of the bulkhead, a stormwater retrofit and paving of the parking lot.

Front Street Emergency Repair - Because of over 2-1/2" of rain in under 48 hours, there was a collapse of the storm system and the hillside at Liberty Bay Auto failed. The Public Works Dept. acted quickly. The storm drain was replaced, and road repaired minimizing the impact to citizens and businesses. The repairs were funded by WSDOT.

Viking Avenue PRV's (Pressure Reducing Valves) - this project included the installation of two pressure reducing valve systems near Viking Avenue to regulate pressure in the City's water system from the west high zone to the low zone.

Poulsbo Village & Liberty Bay Pump Stations - These pump stations were upgraded with new pumps and electrical equipment. The Poulsbo Village Pump Station site received repairs for infiltration, increased capacity and will soon add landscaping. The Liberty Bay Pump Station received an emergency generator upgrade to increase reliability and the new pump will also increase capacity at this site. Final clean up and landscape restoration will occur early 2018.
Pavement Preservation/Chip Seal Pilot Project - The City completed a Pavement Maintenance Demonstration Project this summer to address deteriorating neighborhood streets within the City limits. Innovative variations of chip seal were applied to neighborhood streets. Residents along Urdahl Rd, 9th Ave. NE, portions of 12th Ave. NE, and portions of Kevos Pond Dr. were the first to have their declining streets addressed. The plan is to continue this restoration process in the summer of 2018.

Central Interceptor CIPP Project - The City has approximately 4,962 feet of sewer pipe in need of rehabilitation. A cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is one of the most widely used rehabilitation methods used to repair existing pipelines. The CIPP is installed through manholes with less disruption to the public. This project is underway with the cleaning and videoing of the existing pipe completed. Installation of the liner will occur in January 2018 with the project completing in February 2018.

Lincoln Well #2 WTP Project - This project consists of installation of the new treatment plant which will filter manganese out of the water supply. This project is currently underway with completion in Spring 2018.

The City appreciates everyone's patience and understanding while these improvements have been made to our City.
Volunteer Opening: Poulsbo Tree Board
The Poulsbo Tree Board has an opening in January 2018. This board meets on the 2nd Monday of every other month, 7pm, beginning with January.

The Poulsbo Tree Board was established in 1997 to advise and educate the Mayor, City Council, and citizens on issues pertaining to trees in the city. This includes the promoting of responsible planting of trees on public and private property; promoting public education and proper tree maintenance of trees; advocating trees within the city; and providing for aesthetics within the city through the formulation and implementation of tree programs; developing innovative and joint funding for tree projects from a variety of sources.

If you are interested in serving on the Tree Board, please submit a completed application to the City Clerk, 200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo, Washington 98370. Applicants must reside within the city limits of Poulsbo.
Daddy Daughter Dance

2018 Fitness Goal Ideas
Top 5 ways Poulsbo Parks & Rec can help you reach your fitness goals in 2018!!
  1. Jog at the parks. We have trails at Fish and Raab Parks that are perfect for jogging or walking.
  2. Yoga. We offer yoga classes M-Th. Drop in or buy a punch card. We also offer aerobic classes M, W, & F.
  3. Viking Fest Road Race. Join our biggest event of the year! Visit GetMeRegistered.com/vikingfestroadrace.
  4. Weight room. Enjoy use of our weight room for only $29/mo.
  5. Racquetball courts. A great way to keep dry in the rain or cool in the heat.
For more information on our programs, call 360-779-9898 or visit https://secure.rec1.com/WA/poulsbo-parks-recreation/catalog.
Basketball Tourney Cancellation