2017 PLVC BOARD OF DIRECTORS – CANDIDATE SUMMARIES

Although the election is not until October 5, ballots will be arriving in the mail during the first week of September.  It is requested that residents return their ballot to the Bay or Beach Club as soon as possible.  Below are brief biographies of our neighbors who have volunteered to be on the Board.

Paul Hinton moved here from California after an extensive flying career with U.S. Air Force, American Airlines and Boeing.  He was involved in flying, management and training.  He also has a law degree and practiced as a trial attorney.

Pat Page is from California but moved here from the Azores off Portugal.  Her professional background was with the National Association of Music Merchants, promoting music in public schools and assisting her daughter and husband in family businesses.

Caleb Summerfelt is currently on the PLVC board and is running as an incumbent.  He grew up in Port Gamble and is currently the CIO and Director of Acquisitions for a fabrication/engineering company.

Phyllis Waldenberg moved here in 2003 from Seattle but her roots are in Montana.  Her professional experience is in interior design, real estate development, marketing and sales.  She has owned two houses in Port Ludlow and served on the Teal Lake Village board.

Paul Wynkoop arrived from Oregon but hails from Western Pennsylvania.  Experiences as a musician in the U.S. Navy were followed by an extensive career in human resources both in the private sector and the Air Force reserve.  He has significant volunteer experience in such organizations as Boy Scouts, United Way and Rotary, among others.

These candidates will join Bill Dean and Tam McDearmid as elected board members along with Randy Deering and Gil Skinner, appointed by virture of their positions as president of the LMC and SBCA. The current board of directors are quite pleased with the caliber of community residents whom have stepped up to serve.  “This slate combines strength from the past coupled with new ideas from a wide range of experiences and geographies,” according to PLVC Vice President, Tam McDearmid.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – BLOCK CAPTAIN FAIR

4:00 pm at the Bay Club – Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Keynote speakers:
Lynne Sterbenz, Director of Emergency Management for Jefferson County
Brad Martin – Fire Chief of Fire District-#3 –Port Ludlow
Pat Lohrey – Emergency Management Coordinator for South Bay
Ginny Munger – Emergency Management Coordinator for North Bay

And introduction of Port Ludlow’s new Director of Emergency Management:
Danille Turissini

Break Out Session Topics:
Grab and Go Supplies
Preparations for Special Needs Residents and Pets
Shelter–In-Place
Block Captain Liability Issues
FRS and HAM Radio Communication
Map Your Neighborhood

.…..and then……
Pizza and Prize Raffle

CLOSED SATURDAY JUNE 17th – Trail Nine Golf Course/Timberton Loop

Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue will be hosting a wildland firefighting training field day at the closed Trail Nine Golf Course/Timberton Loop trail on Saturday, June 17, beginning at 8 AM until 3 PM. The parking lot off Timberton Drive will be closed to the public to allow fire crews a place to stage their apparatus.

Any questions or concerns could be sent to Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue Chief Brad Martin At 360-437-2236.

Thank you for your cooperation and for allowing your fire service to use local properties for training purposes.

NEW MAPS FOR HIKERS AND BIKERS

SEPARATE TRAIL MAPS FOR BOTH HIKING AND BIKING IN PORT LUDLOW ARE NOW ONLINE AT THE PORT LUDLOW HIKING CLUB WEBSITE!

http://www.portludlowhikingclub.com

These can be loaded to your cell phone as an app as well as to your computer. Click on MAPS and click on the one you want to see.

PAPER COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

The Port Ludlow trails were originally built for Port Ludlow residents to hike, but the Trails/Natural Resources Committee has selected some that are wide enough to accommodate both bikers and hikers safely.

If you are a biker, or the parent of a biker, please be sure that you/they use only those trails specifically designated for biking.

Trail courtesy is of the essence! Dog Walkers, please do not forget to pick up after your pet and take the doggie bag home with you for proper disposal!

TEAL LAKE AREA TREE HARVESTING INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Tuesday, March 14, 4pm, Bay Club

Olympic Resource Management (ORM) has received a permit from the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to harvest 163 acres in four parcels around Teal Lake south and outside of the Master Planned Resort. This harvest is call the Mr. Rogers cut and will commence in the next month. A map showing the area to be harvested is attached. Some of Port Ludlow’s Trails will be closed during the harvesting.

PLVC will host Adrian Miller, Manager of Policy and Environment for ORM, to hold an informational meeting to advise the community the details of the harvest. The activities following the harvest will also be outlined.

All residents of Port Ludlow are invited to attend.

Bill Dean
President, PLVC

TREE HARVESTING UPDATE

With the signing of the Settlement Agreement on December 19, 2016, between Jefferson County and Port Ludlow Associates (PLA), the mission of the PLVC Ad Hoc Timber Harvest Committee has been fulfilled. There are monitoring activities that need to be conducted by the community, but maintaining a committee for that purpose is not necessary.

Therefore, the PLVC Board of Directors voted at its March 2, 2017, meeting to disband the Ad Hoc Tree Harvesting Committee and to assign all monitoring of harvesting activities to the Community Development standing committee.

PREPARE! BUT HOW?

Here we are in this lovely, idyllic place. It’s hard to think about disasters to which we are subject –earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, and hazardous material spills. Your Emergency Management Organization has been encouraging you to get prepared to support yourself for 3 weeks due to our relatively remote location. Well, it’s a little like eating an elephant…..one bite at a time.

Join us on March 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bay Club and we will finally fill you in on the details of how to go about preparing for that which we hope will never happen. After most disasters, it has been found that the people who are impacted the least are the ones who had prepared ahead of time. Our speakers are prepared to provide you with new and updated information from the American Red Cross that will increase your chances of surviving most any widespread emergency situation.

In addition, but directly related, the Citizens for Safe Students will have Emergency Subsistance Kits available for a donation of $22. Each kit will provide one person with food and water for three days and from each donation a kit will be provided to the Chimacum Schools for a student there. Bring cash, check or credit card to help out the kids as well as yourself.

This event is open to all Port Ludlow Residents!

Bill Dean
Acting Chair, PLVC Emergency Management Committee

RECYCLING UPDATE

Jefferson County has a state-mandated Solid Waste Disposal Plan that includes recycling. You can learn more by clicking  HERE. The Bins located in our Village Center are drop-off locations that are part of that plan. Skookum is the contractor for recycling the materials left in those bins. Skookum employs veterans and handicapped persons to service these bins, for the items accepted at the bins please click HERE.

  • You can learn about curbside recycling and trash services offered by Murrey by calling 360-385-6612
  • Electronics Recycling is explained HERE
  • Reuse sites are listed HERE and HERE

OWSI COMMENTS ON ARSENIC LEVELS

Due to the numerous postings on Nextdoor about Arsenic in recent days, OWSI has provided the following information:

The portion of the Port Ludlow water system that supplies South Bay and customers in North Bay East and South of Oak Bay Road are served by blended water from Wells 14 and 16. This blending is done because Well 14 has a higher level of Arsenic and blending it with water from Well 16 results in water that is below the Washington State Department of Health maximum contamination level of 10 parts per billion (ppb). Other customers, in North Bay, are served by wells that do not have higher levels of Arsenic.

OWSI samples the blended water from Wells 14 and 16 on a quarterly basis and the laboratory submits the results directly to the State. Over the past year, the sample results are as follows:

2015
Average 8.4 ppb
2016 March 5.9 ppb
May 9.6 ppb
September 8.1 ppb
November 9.0 ppb
2017 January (Private Sample) 8.0 ppb

OWSI has prepared an information sheet on Arsenic which can be accessed by going to UTILITIES COMMITTEE PAGE. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Larry Smith, OWSI President at 360-437-8246. The State Department of Health recommends if you have any concern about health risks, you should seek advice from your health provider.

Douglas Huber, Chair
PLVC Utilities Committee

UPDATE – IRON MOUNTAIN QUARRY (IMQ) LEGAL FUND DISPOSITION

By reviewing additional old records, the PLVC has found documentation that any funds not used will be returned on a prorata basis.” The records are incomplete regarding the list of donors. We have some indications in the PLVC Minutes, some envelopes with amounts written on them and some recollections from directors at the time.

The funds not used total $3,645 of the $52,700 that was contributed. That means that the amount to be returned would be 6.92% of the amount contributed. Said another way, if someone had contributed $100, they would now be eligible to receive a $6.92 refund.

PLVC will be happy to refund monies based on this calculation. If you would like a refund, please contact us by clicking HERE. We will research what records we do have or will ask that you provide some documentation of your contribution. Documentation does not need to be a cancelled check or anything overly formal, but a listing from a check register or something similar.

If you do not advise us by March 15, 2017, that you would desire a refund, we will be consolidating the remaining balance into operating funds of PLVC which will be used in fulfillment of our mission to be a unifying force within the Community.

Yours truly,
Bill Dean, President