The PLDD held a special board meeting on March 11, 2021. There were six items on the agenda. The one of most interest to North Bay (and some South Bay residents) was Item No.4, which contained three resolutions. The second resolution was that the PLDD Board is proposing suspension of its operations and going into maintenance mode which might last for 3-5 years. The PLDD was formed to provide infrastructure to Port Ludlow so that water would be carried from common properties to Puget Sound. That task has been completed so now the PLDD is in maintenance mode and pays consulting engineers and contractors to maintain the infrastructure.
The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 85-38.220 allows for suspension of special districts like the PLDD to go into a non-administrative status. However, for this to happen it would require that the PLDD enter into discussions with the landowners (stakeholders) and the County commissioners. In addition, PLDD would have to have hearings and meetings with stakeholders. The County would have to approve the suspension and agree to take over the maintenance of the system.
The PLDD meeting can be found in its entirety on the PLDD website pldd.org. Both the meeting agenda and an audio recording of the meeting (meeting #0273) are available to view and listen to. During the meeting the PLDD passed the resolution allowing it to propose entering discussions for exploring suspending operations.