Jefferson County Hazardous Waste Disposal Site

(Adapted from the Jefferson Country website)

Jefferson Country has a disposal site for hazardous waste in the Port Townsend Boat Haven.

 It is called “The Moderate Risk Waste/Household Hazardous Waste Facility.” The County has a comprehensive program for dealing with leftover hazardous wastes such as lawn and garden products, fuels, paints, and many other items identified as being household hazardous waste, also termed “moderate risk waste.”

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Emergency Management Redundancy

by Bill Dean, Emergency Management Committee Chair

The Beach and Bay Clubs have been the designated Emergency Management Communication Centers for as long as anyone can remember. What would happen if either or both of those facilities were unavailable, under water, or blocked by trees fallen on the access roads after a disaster? Both clubs are at relatively low elevation above the water level of the Bay and could be at serious risk if the water level rose.  

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Local Financial Advisor Completes Advanced Training

Financial Advisor Rick Smith of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Port Ludlow has earned the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist. He recently completed a course of study offered through the Denver-based College for Financial Planning.

The program enhances investment professionals’ understanding of asset management and allocation strategies. A code of ethics is also part of the required curriculum. Smith’s office is located at 9526 Oak Bay Rd., Port Ludlow.

Food Bank Looks to Grocery-Store Setting

John and Sue Laird, co-managers of Tri-Area Food Bank, have announced plans for returning to a pre-pandemic grocery-store model, as a friendlier approach for clientele. To minimize Covid-19 exposure for the past year, clients have received a weekly pre-packaged bag of groceries. While this practice has helped hungry neighbors, it has not been considered ideal.

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Practical Life Care Planning and Estate Planning

Life care planning can help you to remain independent and protect your assets. Richard Tizzano and Tony Hinson will walk you through the legal issues on Tuesdays, July 6 and 20, at 11:30 a.m. Topics will include health care, Medicare and Medicaid, long-term care insurance, maintaining quality of life, aging in place, preserving wealth, estate plans, and supplemental needs trusts.

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