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Upcoming Closure:
Fourth of July
City offices will be  closed
on Wednesday, July 4
in observance of
Independence Day.
Employment Opportunities
The following positions are currently open and the City is seeking applications: Senior Budget Accountant, Civil Utilities Engineer or Senior Engineering Technician and Engineer 1, and Seasonal Public Works Laborer. Click here for the job postings.
2019 Lodging Tax Grant Projects
The City of Poulsbo is now accepting grant applications for 2019 Lodging Tax Grant Projects as set forth in RCW 67.28.  Projects must be based in Poulsbo and related to Tourism, Tourism Promotions, Event Operations or a Tourism-related facility. These funds are charges collected for the furnishing of lodging within the Poulsbo city limits, including rooms in hotels, motels, rooming houses, private campgrounds, RV parks and similar facilities.   Application packets are due to Poulsbo City Hall by 4:00 pm on Wednesday,  August 1, 2018. 
PLEASE NOTE that applications will only be accepted electronically. No additional copies will be necessary. The application can be found on the city's website at:
Fishline Community Lunch in the Park
July Summer Camps
Summer Concerts
Sailing Classes & Camps
July 2018 E-Newsletter 
3rd of July on Liberty Bay
On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Poulsbo will be hosting the annual fireworks show at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park & Anderson Parkway.
Vendors will open at 12pm and the fireworks show will occur just after 10pm. The event is expected to draw many spectators, which will result in heavy vehicular and pedestrian congestion immediately following the fireworks show.

To minimize traffic delays, the Poulsbo Police Department will implement traffic control plans and officers will direct traffic at most of the major intersections. During this time, we ask the public to please exercise patience. Residents are encouraged to walk, ride bicycles, or car pool to avoid traffic congestion before and following the event.
If you have further questions, please contact the Poulsbo Police Department at 360.779.3113 or
Petswalk 2018

Join Kitsap Humane Society on July 21 in Downtown Poulsbo for their 2018 PetsWALK presented by Poulsbo Animal Clinic. With beautiful water views and a gentle, mostly-flat course, this charity 5K is great fun for both you and your four-legged friend. You can run, you can jog, or you can walk. Take PetsWALK at the pace of your choice. If a 5K isn't quite your style, there is also have a 1-mile option! Click here for more info.  
Harrison Force Main/Fjord Drive Utility Project
The City of Poulsbo will be constructing improvements to the Fjord Drive/Harrison Street Sewer/Water/Storm System.   The water main will be replaced and upsized - adding more capacity and improving fire flow. The sanitary sewer system will be upgraded and moved from its current shoreline location and rerouted down Fjord Drive up to Harrison. The storm sewer system will also receive minor upgrades - improving drainage. Additionally, Cascade Natural Gas has begun installing new gas lines. All utilities are aging and due for upgrades. The driving lanes will be replaced on Fjord Drive and on the west side of Hostmark Street within the project limits and there will be ADA upgrades on Hostmark Street.

Bids opened on May 30, 2018 at 2:00pm at City Hall. Seton Construction was the lowest responsive bidder in the amount of $740,279.26 Construction is expected to begin late July and to wrap up by Mid-Late September 2018.

  • Expect some delays and limited road closures.
  • The contractor will be required to maintain local access to homes and businesses.
  • Schedule details will be updated as work progresses.
  • Thank you in advance for your patience!
Commercial Code Update
Message from Mayor Erickson Regarding the Commercial Code Ordinance Update
City officials have been busy this year studying and considering changes to Poulsbo's zoning ordinance rules that affect commercially zoned properties. The 2018 Commercial Code Ordinance update was released in March 2018 and was reviewed by the Poulsbo Planning Commission, the City's land use advisory committee, in a series of five workshops March through April 2018. The Poulsbo City Council began their review in May, and have held three workshops on the changes, with a public hearing on June 20, 2018. The Council is currently in deliberations.
Some of changes recommended by the Planning Commission are:
  • Lowering the existing allowable building height from 45' to 35' in the C-1 downtown zoning district and decreasing the lot coverage standard for larger lots from 100% to 85%.
  • Enhanced building design standards in the C-1 downtown zoning district to ensure continuation of the Scandinavian heritage and small village character.
  • A new overlay to preserve the historical development pattern along Front Street.
  • Additional building design, landscaping and screening standards for the other commercial districts outside of the downtown.
  • Residential units through mixed use development, in the downtown and other commercial areas, to increase housing options.
The City Council will continue their deliberations at their July 11, 2018 meeting, and are considering the appropriate height for downtown and how to incorporate residential units into the downtown in a way that retains its unique character and heritage. These are meaningful and important considerations as the City continues to strike a balance of folding more people into Poulsbo in a way that builds upon the identity of the city.
Styrofoam Roundup: July 7
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Volunteer Senior Trip Drivers Needed
Summer Tree Pruning