PLVC Board Meeting Summary Dec 2, 2021

by Tamra McDearmid, Secretary

At the December 2, 2021, Port Ludlow Village Council Board Meeting the following reports were given:

Diana Smeland, President, Port Ludlow Associates

  • Diana Smeland was unable to attend the board meeting. Jim Moffitt stood in as proxy.
  • Real Estate: Supply chain issues continue.
  • OWSI: Chlorination started in early November and had some early challenges with chlorine feed rates but has stabilized. Inn: Retail items are being stocked for holiday gifts. The holiday tree and decorations are up in the lobby.
  • Fireside Room: Themed dinners continue on Wednesday evenings in the New Year. Menus will be out soon.  The January theme is Cooking Low and Slow.
  • Golf Course: The Winter Series, four-player scramble will be held on December 31. Staffing: Hired a First Assistant, Dan Swindler, who will be starting next week.
  • Marina: No news on the Corps of Engineers permit. Boats are being decorated for the holidays. Village Center: The lighted holiday tree is up at the Village Center. Thank you to the volunteers who helped the team decorate! Space is available for lease in the Office Park.

Community Open House committee – Tamra McDearmid, Liaison

  • The board discussed the future of this committee in a workshop on November 16.
  • The consensus of the board was that a Community Open House in July 2022 is desired as long as Covid infections don’t prohibit large gatherings.
  • There is no chair for this committee at present. It is important to find this resource person soon.
  • Planning should start in January or February 2022.
  • A committee liaison will contact current committee members to inquire about their interest in serving as committee chair.
  • It was suggested the committee strongly consider having the event outdoors this year rather than in one of the clubs.
  • A recommendation was made to use the three parking lots across from the Yacht Club facility (where Festival by the Bay was held).
  • Publicity for the event will be limited to the Port Ludlow community.
  • Members discussed theming it as a “welcome back” event, inviting the entire community to attend.
  • The suggestion was made to contact clubs and organizations to inquire about helping with the event by serving as committee members.

Holiday Lights committee – Dave McDearmid, Chair

  • Holiday lights went up on Friday, November 19 and were illuminated Thanksgiving evening.
  • Three bucket trucks were provided by Wave to help with the placement of lights on the higher limbs; two traffic support staff were provided by Lakeside Industries; and eight volunteers installed the lights.
  • The lights will continue to provide sparkle and shine through March 2022.
  • The Donation Campaign is going well having collected $2,170 with more donations still coming in.
  • Terry Umbreit, the campaign coordinator, received an anonymous donation to the Emergency Management committee for antennas and radios.
  • Luck held with the weather this year during the install—no wind or rain.
  • Replacement signs (thanking Wave, Lakeside and volunteers) will be installed as soon as they are received back from the printers—probably next week.
  • As mentioned by the PLA, the Village Center Christmas tree was installed last week and decorated by volunteers from the Community Development committee. Thanks to Chris Dean and Phyllis Waldenberg for coordinating this activity.


The next Board workshop is Tuesday, December 21 at 2:45 p.m. with a virtual conference call.

The next Board meeting is Thursday, January 6 at 2:45 p.m. with a virtual conference call.