Community Open House


The City of Poulsbo is hosting a community open house to seek residents' input on the future of Poulsbo as represented in its comprehensive plan. The Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers. The results of the community questionnaire as well as other information related to the comprehensive plan update will be available at the open house. All interested residents and business owners are encouraged to stop by anytime during the open house


Utility Phone Payment Convenience Fee


Effective October 1, 2015 customers who call in to make their payments will incur a $3.00 convenience fee. This will include utility billing and other payments. Alternately, utility customers are encouraged to use our new on-line utility account system, E-Gov, where a username and password can set up, for secure access to their utility billing information. When paying on-line the customer will have the option to pay by credit or debit card and the new option of electronic check. The City has also set up a computer kiosk in the lobby to provide another option for customers to access their utility accounts.


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Ordinance No. 2015-13 - General Obligation Debt Refunding & Advanced Refunding


City of Poulsbo correct notification of Ordinance 2015-13, published 8/21/2015. The correct ordinance number was posted but inadvertently the summary description was not correct and pertained to another City ordinance published the same date.


Summary of Ordinance No. 2015-13

of the City of Poulsbo, Washington


On August 5, 2015, the City Council of the City of Poulsbo, Washington, approved Ordinance No. 2015-13, the main point of which may be summarized by its title as follows:


AN ORDINANCE of the City of Poulsbo, Washington, relating to contracting indebtedness; providing for the issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed $9,000,000 aggregate principal amount of limited tax general obligation refunding bonds to provide funds to refund certain outstanding limited tax general obligation bonds of the City, to repay the City’s Local Agency Financing Lease, Series 2010A, and to pay the costs of issuance and sale of the bonds; fixing or setting parameters with respect to certain terms and covenants of the bonds; appointing the City’s designated representative to approve the final terms of the sale of the bonds; and providing for other related matters.


The full text of this ordinance will be mailed upon request.


DATED this 5th day of August, 2015

Nicole Stephens, City Clerk


September E-newsletter


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IMPORTANT – New Parking Restrictions Near Poulsbo Elementary School


Drivers who drop off or pick up students from Poulsbo Elementary School will notice new parking restrictions on Noll Road.  There will no longer be parking, stopping or standing allowed on either side of Noll Road near Poulsbo Elementary.  These areas are being marked as no parking zones and will be strictly enforced.  The change comes as traffic increases along Noll Road and concerns about the safety of motorists and pedestrians increases.   The road width of Noll Road does not support vehicle parking or stopping along that roadway. 


As an alternative, parents are encouraged to consider the parking along Hostmark Street, just west of Noll Road.  There are a number of stalls available in this area.  If bus service is available for your child, please consider this as the best method of transportation to and from school.


Parents are encouraged to develop a plan with their child and the school in advance of the first day of school, September 2nd.


Velkommen til Poulsbo...Welcome!

Poulsbo's leaders are progressive and forward looking, and are conscientiously working to balance the needs of a growing 21st century city while maintaining the Scandinavian heritage that has earned Poulsbo the nickname "Little Norway".


Poulsbo, Washington, with a population of 9,775, is located in the northern part of Kitsap County and is 4.5 square miles in area. Liberty Bay, originally called Dog Fish Bay, and the majestic, snow-peaked Olympic Mountains to the west induced the Scandinavians to settle in Poulsbo because the area was so similar to the fjords of Norway.


Prior to Euro-American settlement, Poulsbo was in the heartland of the Suquamish People, who have lived in Puget Sound for thousands of years. Suquamish ancestors occupied villages and camps on the Liberty Bay shoreline over the past 5,000 years, hunted throughout the Poulsbo forests and floodplains, fished in bays and streams, and collected shellfish along the marine shoreline.


With the Scandinavians’ arrivals, Poulsbo was founded by Jorgen Eliason, from Fordefjord, Norway, when the primary method of travel was water. Supplies were brought the eighteen-mile trip from Seattle by rowboat and later by steamboat. Over a sixty-year period, the "mosquito fleet", comprised of more than a dozen steamboats, served Poulsbo and other locations along Liberty Bay and Puget Sound carrying passengers and freight to and from Poulsbo and delivering farmers' produce to Pike Place Market in Seattle.


Today Poulsbo is a thriving community with many amenities that attract tourists and encourage people to move to this area. With its picturesque downtown core of rosemaled storefronts and shopping areas at Poulsbo Village, along Viking Avenue, and in College Market Place, Poulsbo offers much to citizens and guests alike. These include several beautiful parks throughout the city, a boardwalk along Liberty Bay, the Valborg Oyen Public Library, three marinas, interesting gift shops, delicious bakeries, good schools including the Olympic College satellite campus, and panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.


For more information on Norwegian culture and heritage please visit:

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