Topic: Government

Auditor Seeks Writers of Argument against Lopez School Measure

Written on May 24, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

In order to ensure an informed electorate, and in accordance with state law, every district that places a measure on a ballot is responsible for appointing committees to write voters’ guide arguments both for and against the proposition. If a district is unable to appoint committees, that responsibility falls to the County Auditor. The Lopez  Continue Reading

LWV Panel Discussion

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Update on local, state, national issues with League of Women Voters The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will present a panel discussion on the present situation and future outlook for the county from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Monday, June 11 at the San Juan Island Library meeting room. The following local officials will share  Continue Reading

Recording Fees Increase June 7

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Recording fees in Washington State will increase by $25 on June 7, 2018. The State Legislature increased the surcharge to fight homelessness by $22, from $40 to $62. It also increased the surcharge for affordable housing programs by $3, from $10 to $13. The increases will generate more revenue for homelessness and affordable housing programs  Continue Reading

County Council Public Hearing

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Comprehensive Plan Vision: May 18 Joint Public Hearing The San Juan County Council will hold a special meeting and joint public hearing with the Planning Commission for the purpose of receiving testimony on proposed amendments to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan Vision. The San Juan County Comprehensive Plan is being updated to address a  Continue Reading

Loring Files to Continue Serving as Superior Court Judge

Written on May 15, 2018 at 2:49 pm, by

Kathryn (Katie) Loring has filed to stand for election to continue serving our community as San Juan County Superior Court Judge. Governor Jay Inslee appointed her to the court in 2017, and she wants to carry on her work for access to justice for all members of the San Juan County community as judge. Loring  Continue Reading

Town Awarded Top Honors for Pocket Park

Written on May 10, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor has earned the 2018 Municipal Excellence Award for Small City Success for creating Breezeway Park—the pocket park located at Spring and Second Streets. The Municipal Excellence Awards are sponsored by the Association of Washington Cities to recognize innovative city projects that significantly improve the quality of life for their communities.  Continue Reading

County Seeks Proposals for an Affordable Rental Housing Project on Lopez Island

Written on May 4, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Following a public hearing on April 24, 2018, San Juan County officially released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to purchase .8083 acres of land situated in Lopez Village for the development of affordable housing rental units. San Juan County seeks an experienced developer(s) to purchase a parcel located on Fisherman Bay Road in Lopez Village.  Continue Reading

Candidate Filing Week – May 14 through 18

Written on May 4, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

If you have ever wanted to be an elected official, now is your chance.  Candidate filing for positions open for election in 2018 is about to begin. During filing week, candidates may submit their filings online, by email, by fax, or in person at the San Juan County Elections Office at 55 Second Street Ste.  Continue Reading

Historic Preservation Review Board

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Sandy Strehlou is looking for some help on the HPRB. Here she is with more… The Town of Friday Harbor has a vacant position on the (HPRB), and at this time I am throwing out a wide net in the hopes of finding a good person to fill the position. Anyone living on San Juan  Continue Reading

Citizens Wanted for Board and Commission Vacancies

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

Carolyn Jewett announces Candidacy for District Court Judge

Written on April 30, 2018 at 5:58 am, by

Carolyn Jewett has announced that she will run for election to be the next District Court Judge. The incumbent judge, Judge Stewart Andrew, is not running for re-election. Since 2015, Carolyn has handled District Court cases as a deputy prosecutor for San Juan County. She prosecutes all criminal cases and contested infractions in District Court;  Continue Reading

Lisa Running for County Clerk

Written on April 26, 2018 at 9:22 am, by

Lisa Henderson announces she will run for County Clerk In mid-March Lisa Henderson was appointed by the San Juan County Council to fill the unexpired term of 3-term County Clerk, Joan White.  Lisa was hired by Joan in 2014 and served as her Chief Deputy Clerk until November 2017, when she began fulfilling both the  Continue Reading

BLM Seeks Nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:47 am, by

Lopez Island, Wash. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced it is seeking public nominations for eight open positions on the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The nomination period is open until June 4, 2018. Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) provide advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on a  Continue Reading

Great Islands Clean Up Day

Written on April 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm, by

It’s now official. Mayor Farhad Ghatan has proclaimed Sunday to be Great Islands Clean Up Day. Click the image above to see the official proclamation.

Citizens’ Advisory Group Wanted

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire Department and San Juan EMS would like your input on the advisability of the consolidation of the two organizations. The elected Boards of Commissioners of the two agencies, working with the town of Friday Harbor, seek to appoint a five member advisory group to continue with the evaluation of some  Continue Reading

Notice from SJC Dept. of Emergency Management

Written on April 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm, by

Anticipated Impacts from Communications Disruption Night of April 12th-13th Both San Juan County and Town of Friday Harbor Governments and local Emergency ResponseAgencies a re monitoring updates from Rock Island and Century Link regarding next week’s scheduled disruption to island communications services. Here are the most critical things we’ve learned and that we’d like to  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters reviews redistricting and the Electoral College

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will hold its next public membership meeting on Monday, April 9 at the San Juan Island Library conference room from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The subjects of the meeting will be redistricting and the Electoral College. In the past few years, there has been a good  Continue Reading

Historical Preservation Funds Available

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

Request For Proposals To Receive San Juan County Council’s Historical Preservation Funds The San Juan County Council has discretionary funds, generated by recording fees intended to promote historical preservation or historical programs, which may include preservation of historic documents. The Council is currently seeking proposals for projects to use $5,733 in funds to be awarded  Continue Reading

Earthquake Training

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

  San Juan County Department of Emergency Management is hosting a two day training on minimizing and evaluating the damage to buildings from earthquakes.   The training is being held on Wednesday April 25th and Thursday April 26th from 8:30 – 5:00 in Friday Harbor. There is no cost to attend.   Training is intended for  Continue Reading

Town will host Spring Cleanup

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:38 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to offer its residential refuse customers a one-time-only curbside pickup of items that are too large or too heavy for their refuse cans the week of April 23-27. “The Town saw an opportunity to encourage neighborhood cleanups and to assist our customers with their spring cleaning efforts,” said  Continue Reading

Tree City USA

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor was named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. “Everyone benefits when  Continue Reading

Arbor Day Tree Planting Event

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor will celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 5th by planting new street trees on Court Street. Four European Hornbeams will be planted to replace the former street trees that needed to be removed earlier in the year. Following the ceremony, Town will be giving away locally cultivated Garry Oak seedlings.  Continue Reading

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