WE WANT YOU TO JOIN OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) elections are coming up in October. Four Board of Directors seats are open for election, although two present Directors are planning to run for re-election.

Here is your opportunity to serve the Port Ludlow community and assist in maintaining our trails, recycling, monitoring our utilities, guide community development, emergency management, holiday lights, community welcome and many other valuable activities that make our lives better.

Unlike the SBCA and LMC, participation in the Village Council gives a broad look at the entire community and serves to help unify the various factions herein. Additionally, it offers the opportunity to work with various members of the County government and related service organizations.

For more information, contact Bill Dean below:

FREE ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH SEMINAR

Free Orthopedic Health Seminar: Degenerative Joint Pain, an Orthopedic Perspective

Thursday, May 10, 4:00 pm
Port Ludlow Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Pl, Port Ludlow

Meet Jefferson Healthcare’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Edward Eissmann, and Mitzi Hazard, DPT, Physical Therapist, who will present on our total joint replacement program and rehab therapies. Stay afterward to speak directly with Dr. Eissmann and Mitzi Hazard.

For information, call 360.344.0400
For the must up to date details please visit the Event Calendar

DOG PARK IN PORT LUDLOW?

At the request of some Port Ludlow dog owners, in August 2017 the Village Council formed a committee to research the possibility of creating a dog park in Port Ludlow. Phyllis and Glenn Waldenberg were appointed co-chairs. Our committee was joined by an equal number of North and South Bay residents. Much time and effort has been spent by many dedicated people and we thank them.

We wanted to know how much interest and support exists in Port Ludlow for a dog park? In a poll posted on Next Door, 70% of 120 responses said yes, they would support a dog park. Currently there are 275 dogs licensed in Jefferson County by owners living within Port Ludlow. Statistics suggest there may be twice as many unlicensed, since on average, 44% of households in the US own a pet.

We researched County land-use requirements, studied other parks to determine the size land needed, (one half to three quarters of an acre will do) common surfaces, costs of fencing, water, parking, insurance, signage, rules, waste equipment and removal and maintenance of the property. We investigated what type of volunteer organization is needed to raise funds to operate and maintain the park. Under the umbrella of Port Ludlow Village Council, the dog park committee could operate similar to the PLVC Trails Committee, which maintains the trails owned by Port Ludlow Associates and common areas.

After we gathered the information, in October 2017 we met with Port Ludlow Associates President Diana Smeland to inquire into the company’s interest, if any, in creating a dog park within the Master Planned Resort.

Ms. Smeland said in the future the company plans to build single family homes on property adjacent to Oak Bay Road, across from Admiralty Condos. The County requires the company to provide a park and playground within this new development. The park itself would be located on the corner of Oak Bay Road and Marina View Drive. The County could approve a dog park in place of the park and playground to meet this requirement. Ms Smeland said she believes this is an excellent location for a dog park because the resort is dog-friendly, and that guests as well as all Port Ludlow residents, could enjoy its easy access within walking distance of the Inn and Marina. Another benefit to the dog park in this location, in place of the park and playground, is that the large trees could be left in place for the dog park, but would have to be removed for the park and playground. We agreed to continue our investigation and prepare a proposal to meet again in late March of 2018.

On March 1, 2018, the proposal, complete with a site plan, aerial photos, location of fencing, parking, gates, pet waste and water stations, signage, benches, costs of all components needed, insurance, operation and annual maintenance, and how the property would be held,  was presented at the Village Council Board meeting. The committee received approval to present the proposal to Ludlow Maintenance Commission Board, Admiralty I & II Boards, and to Port Ludlow Associates.

On March 15, 2018, the proposal was presented to the Ludlow Maintenance Commission Board. Directors voiced opposition to the dog park in this location, citing concerns of noise, smell and traffic. On March 20, 2018 PLVC received a letter from the LMC Board, stating the Board supports a dog park, but is opposed to this location for the reasons listed above.

On April 4, 2018, in a meeting with Ms. Smeland, she said the County would not grant replacing the park and playground with a dog park if there was opposition to it. We reviewed other appropriately zoned areas within the MPR that could allow a dog park. Most areas include either very difficult terrain, lack of roads or easy access, wetlands, would most likely incur opposition and would require additional costs, leaving very limited possibilities for a dog park. We continue to look into alternatives. The idea of a dog park in Port Ludlow is not dead yet, but just barely breathing.

Phyllis Waldenberg
PLVC Dog Park Co-Chair

LARRY NOBLES PASSING

Before there was a PLVC or a Master Planned Resort, Larry Nobles was working to make Port Ludlow a better place to live. He passed away on Easter Sunday April 1st and all of us in the Community will miss him and his community memory, which was unequaled. He served in many capacties on the PLVC and contributed his talents and energy unselfishly. His diligent efforts to bring a healthcare building to Port Ludlow have just been realized. He is survived by his wife Barbara Joanne, son Larry, daughter Heather, and granddaughter Liesl.

On behalf of the entire community, Thank You, my friend, you will be missed!

Bill Dean
President

SUCCESSFUL HEALTHCARE MEETING

The Village Council and Jefferson Healthcare held a Community Forum on Thursday, March 29, at the Beach Club. They announced the following community enhancements:
  1. The new Jefferson Healthcare Building with have siding installed to cover the raw concrete on the lower levels of the building.
  2. Landscaping screening will be placed in a green-space between the garage   and Paradise Bay Road.
  3. Metal awnings from the original design are in fabrication and will be installed by PLA as soon as possible.
  4. Lighting in the garage will continue to be evaluated to minimize its brightness.
  5. After the above has been accomplished, Jefferson Healthcare will hold a follow-up meeting in June to receive additional comments.
  6. Two new professional staff are being added here in Port Ludlow and further services and personnel additions will be considered in the future.
  7. A partnership between the Village Council and Jefferson Healthcare is being developed to present health and wellness programs regularly to the community. Village Council Board members Phyllis Waldenberg and Paul Hinton will head up this revitalized effort.
Bill Dean
President

Community Information Meeting ORM Timber Harvest

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
BAY CLUB AUDITORIUM – 3:30 PM

Olympic Resource Management (ORM), has advised that they are going to commence timber harvesting operations in mid-February on the 91-acre tract of land called ‘Miller Time’ (see map below). It is located between Paradise Bay Road and the previous PLA harvest near the Woodridge Village in South Bay. Harvested trees will be removed from the site south on Teal Lake Road and the parcel will be replanted for future harvest. This harvest has been approved by the Department of Natural Resources.

ORM will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, February 8 from 3:30 to 5 pm, in the Bay Club Auditorium to discuss their specific plans and impacts the harvesting will have on area residents.

For further information, contact Adrian Miller, at 360-697-6626, amiller@orminc.com

PORT LUDLOW CLINIC AESTHETICS

Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn advised the PLVC yesterday that they are undertaking a review of the appearance of the Port Ludlow Clinic. In an email to PLVC President Bill Dean, Mr. Glenn indicated they are working for exterior and landscaping improvements which will address concerns that have been raised by the PLVC. Discussions on the esthetics of the clinic building started with PLA and later PLA and Jefferson Healthcare. They have been ongoing since November 2017, and although details of any enhancements are still unknown, the full contents of Mr. Glenn’s email will be announced at the PLVC meeting on Thursday, February 1, at 3pm and the Bay Club.