Topic: Government

Preliminary Voting Results Show Fire Annexation and Island Rec Levy Approvals

Written on April 27, 2021 at 9:14 pm, by

  By Hay­ley Day, San Juan Update Pre­lim­i­nary vot­ing results in the 2021 April Spe­cial Elec­tion for San Juan Island show the Town of Fri­day Har­bor will join the island’s fire dis­trict and Island Rec will con­tin­ue to receive local funds. The vote will be cer­ti­fied May 7. Fire Dis­trict Accord­ing to the San Juan Coun­ty Elec­tions  Con­tin­ue Reading

Grants Available For Washington State Licensed Child Care Providers

Written on April 26, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Chil­dren, Youth, and Fam­i­lies The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Chil­dren, Youth, and Fam­i­lies is pleased to announce upcom­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for licensed child care providers. The Spring 2021 Child Care COVID-19 Grant is sched­uled to open in late April and will be avail­able for four weeks. All licensed child care  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spring Street Sidewalk Construction runs through April 28

Written on April 24, 2021 at 10:17 am, by

From the Town of Fri­day Har­bor The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is con­tin­u­ing con­struc­tion on Spring Street. The con­trac­tor is near­ly com­plete with the instal­la­tion of under­ground util­i­ties and will focus on installing curb, gut­ter and new side­walk from Cold­well Banker to the pock­et park through April 28. Every effort will be made to lim­it inter­rup­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Businesses Affected by Pandemic Can Apply for Property Tax Extension Through County

Written on April 22, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Wash­ing­ton State Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new bill into law April 16 that pro­vides a defer­ral of 2021 prop­er­ty tax­es for busi­ness­es with real prop­er­ty, accord­ing to San Juan Coun­ty Trea­sur­er Rhon­da Ped­er­son.  Busi­ness­es with a doc­u­ment­ed 25% reduc­tion of their rev­enue attrib­ut­able to real prop­er­ty for cal­en­dar year 2020  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Council to Discuss Sale of Guard Street Public Works Building to Town

Written on April 21, 2021 at 7:25 pm, by

By Hay­ley Day, San Juan Update The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a spe­cial meet­ing 9 a.m., Mon­day, April 26 to vote on whether to sell the coun­ty’s pub­lic works build­ing on Guard Street to the Town of Fri­day Har­bor.  Watch the meet­ing online here. If you would like to com­ment, join the call  Con­tin­ue Reading

American Camp Visitor Center Portable Restrooms, Bottle Filling Station Open April 16

Written on April 16, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

The Build­ing is Expect­ed Open Around Memo­r­i­al Day   From San Juan Island Nation­al His­toric Park The Amer­i­can Camp Vis­i­tor Cen­ter site opens 9 a.m., Fri­day, April 16. The park­ing lot will remain open and a new bot­tle fill­ing sta­tion will be avail­able. Restrooms are cur­rent­ly avail­able as port-a-pots as per­ma­nent facil­i­ties are being fin­ished and will  Con­tin­ue Reading

League of Women Voters Hosts Online Lecture Featuring Local Immigration Author

Written on April 14, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the League of Women Vot­ers of the San Juans The League of Women Vot­ers of the San Juans is hold­ing its mem­ber­ship meet­ing, which is open to the pub­lic, at noon, Mon­day, April 19 over Zoom. We have an excit­ing and infor­ma­tive speak­er: our own Susan Mar­tin, who is a league board mem­ber. She will dis­cuss  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Former Friday Harbor Fire Chief Urges Yes Vote On Town Fire Annexation

Written on April 13, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Susan and Peter Riss­er, San Juan Island Since Peter and I had the good for­tune to serve in var­i­ous roles, includ­ing the assis­tant chief for over 20 years with the now-defunct Fri­day Har­bor Fire Depart­ment, we became fair­ly well acquaint­ed with some of the chal­lenges involved in pro­vid­ing good fire pro­tec­tion to our com­mu­ni­ty.   Con­tin­ue Reading