Beach Club/North Bay News

From the Manager

by Brian Belmont, General Manager

Although the Beach Club is not open, there continues to be a lot going on within Ludlow Maintenance Commission (LMC), the North Bay homeowners’ association. Currently, contractors are working in the LMC RV storage lots, replacing the chain-link fencing, and upgrading the storage space electrical system and overhead lighting. We hope to be able to start moving our owners back into the storage lots mid-April.

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DigitalLife Updates & Events

The Port Ludlow DigitalLife (PLDL) Board of Directors held our annual meeting via Zoom on Monday, October 19, 2020. We discussed our treasury, approved the minutes from last year’s annual meeting, and the future of our three special-interest groups: Camera, Photo editing, and All Things Apple. We reviewed progress with our community outreach programs (Habitat for Humanity and Bayside), approved the revised Bylaws, and elected a new board.

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Roadway Safety—We Are All Responsible

by Valerie Goree, Contributing Writer

Allan Kiesler, chair of the Village Council’s Roadway Safety Committee, presented an extensive and informative review of the proposals made to Jefferson County’s Department of Public Works. As mentioned in the board meeting summary, you can view the whole presentation on the website, plvc.org. If you are a concerned resident of Port Ludlow, I highly recommend you check it out.

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South Bay Community Association Update

Addressing the Possibility of Reopening the Bay Club

by Bartholomew Clark, SBCA President

Realistic Challenges

For most of the past year, the Covid-19 virus has run wild in the US population.  We are now at risk for more virulent and/or communicable mutations of the virus (a.k.a, “variants”). This risk is based upon the math: the more opportunities the virus has to replicate, the more variants are produced. Not all variants are worse than the original, but some are. More dangerous variants occur when there are more mutations. Right now, we don’t know to what extent current vaccines can protect us from these emerging mutations.      

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Estimating the Socioeconomic Benefits of SoundToxins, an Early Warning System for Harmful Algal Blooms in Puget Sound

Washington Sea Grant (WSG), the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) have received a grant for $279,926 from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Centers for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (NCCOS CSCOR) to estimate the socioeconomic benefits of SoundToxins, an early warning system for harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Puget Sound.

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