The long-time vision of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has become a reality. 7 Cedars’ 100-room hotel opened August 4 without a grand opening—rather, with 16 socially distanced and invitation-only Covid-19 appropriate events, including a traditional blessing of the hotel and our newest totem gracing the entrance.
The Port Ludlow Art League (PLAL) Gallery will be open for Valentine’s Day shopping on the first two Thursdays and Fridays in February from noon to 4:00 p.m. in accordance with Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington guidelines. The gallery offers unique gifts, including jewelry, photographs, ceramics, paintings, baskets, cards, books, and woodworking pieces.
To continue providing college scholarships to local high school graduating seniors, PLAL artists have created original works of art on 6″ x 6″ plaques, selling for $20. All proceeds go directly into the PLAL Scholarship Fund. These plaques can be purchased online at portludlowart.org and at the gallery, which is next to the Sound Community Bank, at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow. For more information, please email email@example.com.
The Port Ludlow Drainage District (PLDD) Board of Commissioners approved a 2021 operating budget of $85,160 with a $60,000 assessment at its November 12 meeting. The 2021 budget is $30,000 less than approved for 2020, and the assessment is $20,000 less than the assessment collected in 2020. If there is a shortfall between budgeted expenses and 2021 revenue, the district will tap its reserve account. Each landowner within the drainage district boundary supports the operation through the assessment amount collected by Jefferson County Assessor’s Office as part of county property taxes.
We are one month into the new year and well into the winter season here on the Olympic Peninsula. Weatherwise, we have already seen heavy rain and wind, and we’re told La Niña will likely be showing up as the winter moves forward.
While there are multiple choices for information about weather, emergency alerts, power outages, and road closures, see below for a list of local resources residents can use to get needed information at no charge.
Join Richard Tizzano and Tony Hinson on Tuesday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m. as they explore estate and life care planning solutions that prepare you properly to protect your assets and remain independent. Topics include healthcare, Medicare & Medicaid, long-term care insurance, maintaining quality of life, aging in place, preserving wealth, estate plans, and supplemental needs trusts.
While writing this update during the first week of 2021, I reflected upon 2020’s challenges, accomplishments, and lessons learned. The SBCA Board dealt with numerous challenges during 2020 beginning with Covid-19-related issues that involved possible reopening scenarios, communications with members to maintain perspective regarding their ongoing assessment obligations, cost-saving measures and other actions taken during the Bay Club closure, as well as tough decisions involving personnel and payroll. The Board also spent a tremendous amount of time dealing with violations of our CC&Rs, which involved levying fines and interest, incurring substantial legal fees, and ultimately filing a lawsuit and a property lien for noncompliance.
In this month’s article I will cover several Ludlow Maintenance Commission (LMC) matters.
First, I would like to recognize and thank Ashley Avery who recently resigned from the LMC Board of Trustees. I have appreciated and respected Ashley’s opinion on LMC related topics, and I was pleased to learn that she will continue to work as a member of our Communications and Member Enrichment Committee.