Board Meeting Summary

by Sally Franzel, PLVC Secretary

At the July 1, 2021, Port Ludlow Village Council Board Meeting the following reports were given:

Diana Smeland—President, Port Ludlow Associates
Hospitality: the Fireside Restaurant has been impacted by the on-going shortage of staff. The restaurant will be closed to the general public Mondays and Tuesdays. Breakfast and a take-out dinner will still be offered to guests staying at the Inn. Washington State has 80,000 jobs available in the hospitality area. PLA continues to search for interested individuals including retirees and high school students and would appreciate any referrals.

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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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Board Meeting Summary

by Sally Franzel, PLVC Secretary

At the June 3, 2021, Port Ludlow Village Council Board Meeting the following reports were given:

Diana Smeland—President, Port Ludlow Associates (PLA)
Hospitality: The Inn has several group bookings starting in July and continuing into next year. The Fireside Restaurant will bring back its Wednesday Night Farm dinners now that the local farms are able to supply a large variety of fresh produce. In preparation for the summer season, the Inn and restaurant still have vacancies for housekeepers, servers, cooks, and bussers. Information on the opportunities available is posted on the PLA website and interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The Golf Course is ramping up for the season with a Wedge Clinic and the Port Ludlow Women’s Golf Association Ladies Invitational. The club will also host the United States Golf Association Junior Am Qualifier Event June 15. Golfers are encouraged to view the amazing talent of these youngsters.

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Board Meeting Summary

by Mike Towner, Communications Committee Chair

Report for May 6, 2021 meeting.

Greg Brotherton—County Commissioner, District 3: The County Administrator resigned last week. Mark McCauley, Central Services Director, will be the interim Director. The county council is investigating how it does business in the absence of a few other positions that have recently been and will be vacated in the near future. The commission will reach out to stakeholders who are interested in defining how the county will conduct business going forward.

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Board Meeting Summary

by Sally Franzel, PLVC Board Secretary

At the April 1, 2021 Port Ludlow Village Council Board Meeting the following reports were given:

Diana Smeland—President, Port Ludlow Associates
The project to refresh the rooms at the Inn is 90 percent complete and guests’ responses to the new look and especially the new beds has been very positive. The production of a video walk-through of sample rooms will be available online, and an “open room” for visitors on a limited basis is among potential plans. The verandah adjacent to the restaurant has been completely fitted with see-through curtains and radiant heat will be installed within the next two weeks. This will make outside dining more comfortable for guests and the area can also be used for small group functions. Two full-time positions need to be filled at the Inn, a Front Desk Manager, and a Food and Beverage Manager. Interested candidates should contact Ms. Smeland. A number of summer positions will also be available. Details will be posted on the PLA website.

The painting of the Village Centre is almost complete and painting has begun on the Conference Centre in a similar color scheme. The Olympic Water & Sewer Inc. (OWSI) filtration project is approximately 50 to 60 percent complete and management continues to work with the contractor to ensure the project is completed and the filtration system brought on-line according to schedule. Management anticipates that the project will qualify for the reduced interest rate on the amount of the loan.

Greg Brotherton—County Commissioner, District 3
County-wide issues: The state Supreme Court’s Blake decision decriminalizing simple drug possession could have a significant impact on Jefferson County’s finances. The court struck down the state’s felony drug possession law because it did not require prosecutors to prove someone knowingly or intentionally possessed drugs. Since the statute dated back to 1971, this meant that the decision is retroactive. The fiscal impacts on individual counties has not yet been determined and the Washington State Association of Counties, a non-profit, has asked the state to establish a central fund for legal financial obligations related to the Blake ruling.

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PLVC Board Meeting Summary

by Sally Franzel, PLVC Board Secretary

At the March 4, 2021 Port Ludlow Village Council Board Meeting, the following reports were given:

Diana Smeland—President, Port Ludlow Associates
The project to refresh the rooms at the Inn by replacing beds and carpets, repainting, etc., is scheduled to be completed by the end of March. Photos of the updated rooms will be used as a marketing tool for the Inn. As part of an ongoing effort to reduce contamination and dumping at the recycling area, new signage will be installed providing a contact phone number to call if the bins are full. In addition, several people have used the parking area to leave their cars for an extended period. Signs indicating such vehicles will be towed away will also be installed. During March and April, a drone company will be used to apply moss removal solution to the roof of the Harbor Master building.

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