Topic: Government

Ten Reasons Why

Written on June 7, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor has a vacan­cy on the His­toric Preser­va­tion Review Board and here are Ten Rea­sons Why you should serve: You love old build­ings and local his­to­ry. You live on San Juan Island (bonus points if you live in Fri­day Har­bor)! You under­stand that pre­serv­ing his­toric build­ings is the orig­i­nal sus­tain­able “green” build­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Seeks Grant Proposals

Written on June 1, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Town seeks pro­pos­als for allo­ca­tion of Lodg­ing Tax grant funds to pro­mote 2017 tourism The Town of Fri­day Harbor’s Lodg­ing Tax Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee (LTAC) is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for grants to fund tourism pro­mo­tion. The pro­mo­tions must be for events and activ­i­ties specif­i­cal­ly intend­ed to pro­mote tourism with­in the Town in 2017.   Pref­er­ence will be giv­en  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Parks Drone Policy In Effect

Written on May 29, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty has adopt­ed an Unmanned Air­craft Sys­tem (“drone”) pol­i­cy for Coun­ty parks and the fair­grounds. Begin­ning on Feb­ru­ary 2, 2016, the launch­ing, land­ing, or oper­at­ing of unmanned air­craft sys­tems from or on all San Juan Coun­ty Parks & Fair­grounds prop­er­ty is pro­hib­it­ed, unless autho­rized by spe­cial per­mit issued by the Parks & Fair  Con­tin­ue Reading

Footprint Review

Written on May 28, 2016 at 10:30 am, by

The Coun­ty invites you to play along and con­tribute to the accu­ra­cy of their maps… For hun­dreds of years, humans have used maps for nav­i­gat­ing to new worlds, chart­ing unknown loca­tions and record­ing his­to­ries. Today, the coun­ty uses build­ing foot­prints in maps for dis­patch­ing emer­gency respon­ders, plan­ning land use des­ig­na­tions, apprais­ing prop­er­ty val­ues and design­ing prop­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

How Are We Doing?

Written on May 28, 2016 at 10:29 am, by

A quar­ter­ly review of Coun­ty Finances by Coun­ty Audi­tor F. Milene Hen­ley First quar­ter 2016 If you’ve ever want­ed to be a plumber, now’s the time. Judg­ing from the num­ber of radio ads I’ve heard recent­ly for plumbers, HVAC tech­ni­cians, and oth­er trades­men, busi­ness is boom­ing. That’s good news, and it’s evi­dent in retail sales activ­i­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

From the Mailbag…

Written on May 26, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Michelle Lof­tus writes in to share this news with you… Judah Finney Elect­ed as Del­e­gate to Nation­al Repub­li­can Con­ven­tion Judah Finney, San Juan Coun­ty Repub­li­can State Com­mit­tee Man, was elect­ed as an Alter­nate Del­e­gate to the Nation­al Repub­li­can Con­ven­tion in Cleve­land, Ohio this upcom­ing July. Judah, raised on San Juan Island, has rep­re­sent­ed San Coun­ty Repub­li­cans at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Goodbye Rachel!

Written on May 24, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

On Mon­day morn­ing the Coun­ty Coun­cil rec­og­nized Rachel Diet­z­man, Coun­ty Engi­neer, upon the occa­sion of her retirement.

From the Update Mailbag

Written on May 18, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Let’s see what’s in the ol’ Update mail­bag today — here’s a let­ter from Judah Finney… This goes out to those Repub­li­can vot­ers who were going to vote for Ted Cruz in the upcom­ing Pri­ma­ry, but are now think­ing that, since he sus­pend­ed his cam­paign, your vote is mean­ing­less. So you’re just going to let  Con­tin­ue Reading