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NEW - Kitsap 911 establishes non-emergency number for firework complaints
During the 2015 Independence Day weekend, KITSAP 911 sustained a call volume of non-emergency fireworks complaints that significantly affected their ability to receive and dispatch priority emergency calls. For 2016, a separate telephone line has been established to handle non-emergent fireworks related complaint calls over the upcoming July 4th weekend. That number is 360-307-5811. Follow the link below for more information.
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Public urged to "Stand Up and Do Right!" this Independence Day
Consumer fireworks go on sale June 28 in Kitsap County. As a reminder discharging fireworks in unincorporated Kitsap County is only allowed July 4th between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. As in past years the Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Kitsap County Fire Chief’s Association are recognizing the danger fireworks present and are urging citizens to leave fireworks to the professionals. Every year there are approximately 18,500 fireworks-related injuries with approximately 230 people heading to the emergency room everyday in the month surrounding the Independence Day holiday.
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Fire Marshal's Office receives NACo Award for innovative Risk Check fire inspection program
Due to exceptional results and unique innovations, The Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office was granted a 2016 Achievement Award “Best of Category” from The National Association of Counties (NACo) for their new Risk Check Program!
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Bucklin Hill Road opens July 22
Kitsap County’s Bucklin Hill Bridge Project in Silverdale marks a long-anticipated milestone with the reopening of Bucklin Hill Road on Friday, July 22. The public is invited to help celebrate the completion of the new bridge at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on the east end of the bridge approach.
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Holiday changes to solid and household hazardous waste facilities and services
The Independence Day holiday, July 4th, results in several changes to drop-off and curbside garbage and recycling. Regular facility schedules resume following the holiday. Follow the link below for details.
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Ag code update meeting set for June 27
A public hearing for the Agriculture Code Update is set for June 27, 2016. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m., and is located in the Commissioners Chambers at the Administrative Building in Port Orchard. Materials for public review are available at the link below. Please send written testimony prior to the public hearing via email to Darren Gurnee (planner) at
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Six beach fires at Point No Point this spring cause for alarm
With summer’s official start next week, county officials and local fire agencies are concerned with the high number of beach fires they’ve already responded to this spring. In May 2016 alone, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue responded to six beach fires in Point No Point County Park that all appear to have started with improperly extinguished bonfires. Fires are not allowed in any county parks.
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Serving on county advisory groups give citizens a voice
Kitsap County residents have the opportunity to express their diverse viewpoints, participate in local government and provide review and input to the Board of County Commissioners by serving as representatives on county advisory groups.
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WSDOT Advisory: Expect delays, detours on state highways in north and south Kitsap beginning this month
Drivers in north and south Kitsap County will be impacted by several closures of state highways beginning this month as Washington State Department of Transportation begins culvert replacement projects. State Routes 104, 307, 166 and 16 will have extended lane and road closures throughout the summer.
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County seeks input for design features in Silverdale Way road improvement project
The Silverdale Way road improvement project, from NW Byron Street to NW Anderson Hill Road, is scheduled to begin construction in 2017 or 2018. This project is the second phase of a total project focused on capacity and safety improvements for the corridor from State Route 3 to NW Anderson Hill Road.
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Updated June 29, 2016

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