ANIMAL BITE OR BAT CONTACT WHAT TO DO AND WHO TO CALL

For all incidents involving animal bites:
In Jefferson County, outside the city: Call Jefferson County Animal Services via the Sheriff Dispatcher at 360-344-9779, ext. 0. Animal Services will investigate the circumstances of the incident and check on the animal’s rabies vaccination status. They will report to Jefferson County Public Health if there is a possible rabies exposure. Decisions on what to do with the animal and how to treat the person who was bitten will be determined once the information is collected.
For wild animals:
  1. Call Jefferson County Animal Services via the Sheriff Dispatcher at 360-344-9779, ext. 0
  2. If you have captured the animal, Do not harm the animal.
  3. Do not allow other persons to come in contact with the animal.
For bat bite or other bat contact:
  1. Capture the bat, using heavy gloves, and call Jefferson County Public Health to have the bat tested. 360- 385-9400. Instructions for safely capturing bats for rabies testing: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5100/420-190-BatTransportInstructions.pdf
  2. If the bat was not captured, go to the emergency room to be evaluated for treatment with rabies vaccine and rabies immune globulin (RIG).
To view the COMPLETE Jefferson County Public Health information release, please click HERE

Recycling in Port Ludlow

Rumors and misinformation are swirling around our community regarding recycling. The current and correct information is available at the County’s Solid Waste Website.
  1. Recycling is not going away.
  2. Recycling markets are international, and changes in Chinese policy have affected recycling programs, especially on the west coast of the United States. These changes have affected mostly mixed paper and plastic collection markets, but thus far we are not impacted.
  3. Contamination reduces and even eliminates the market value of recycled materials. Waste in Jefferson County is less contaminated that most due to multi-stream recycling and this helps our situation locally.
  4. Follow the County Guidelines on the County’s Recycling Flyer.
  5. County officials, their partners, and the Solid Waste Advisory Commission will advise us regarding any changes needed in recycling practices.
  6. The best source of information is the regularly up-dated county web site at https://jeffersoncountysolidwaste.com/
*Please note: Clickable links are in bold.

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT

When the lights (or even worse, the TV) suddenly go out like they did for half of the homes in Port Ludlow on Tuesday morning, what is your first thought? Is it my house? Is it my neighborhood? Has the BIG ONE hit and we are so far away that we don’t know?

How can I find out what is going on?

Thanks to the PUD, there is a really simple solution, but it takes a little preplanning.

First, you will need to get the SmartHub app on your smartphone.

  • Go to Apple App Store or Android Play Store and search SmartHub.
  • Download SmartHub app, click on “By Location” and enter “Jefferson County PUD”.
  • Get your PUD email address and password
  • The app will open and you will see what information is available.
  • You are now set up to be able to get the latest PUD information.

So, when the power goes out, click on the app and then click on Twitter. Ignore “Log In” and “Sign Up”, just scroll down to get the latest posts on what is happening from the PUD. You do not need a Twitter account and you are not going to be followed. You are just clicking on it to get the PUD information.

NOW is the time to get that SmartHub on all your smartphones.

TALA POINT CLEARCUTTING INFORMATION MEETING

On July, 5, at the PLVC Board Meeting, 3pm, at Beach Club, Olympic Resource Management (ORM), formerly Pope, will discuss the clearcutting they will be doing on Tala Point. A 234 acre parcel on the hill across the bay from the Beach Club will be cut commencing the middle of August. Adrian Miller of ORM will discuss what, where and how the cut will take place. He will demonstrate the visibility of the cut from various places in Port Ludlow.
Separately, at the meeting John Fillers will discuss the Port Ludlow trails status.
All members of the Port Ludlow community are invited to attend.
Click the following link to see the entire meeting agenda: PLVC Meeting Agendas

Fireworks Prohibited on National Forests

Public Service Announcement: Pacific Northwest Region Olympic National Forest
Olympia, WA, June 29, 2018 – As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, fire officials want to remind visitors that fireworks are prohibited on all national forests.
“Fireworks of any kind are prohibited on the Olympic National Forest,” says Micah Johnson, Zoned Fire Management Officer, “we welcome visitors to our public lands, however, we ask that everyone stay safe and deal with fire responsibly.”
Fireworks are banned on national forests at all times, regardless of weather conditions. Violators can be subject to a maximum penalty of a fine of $5000 and/or up to six months in jail. Additionally, anyone who starts a wildfire can be held liable for suppression costs.
At this time, no other fire restrictions for the public are in place on the Olympic, but visitors are asked to be mindful of Washington’s increasingly dry conditions when visiting the national forest this summer.
If you plan on having a campfire, please remember:
  • Know before you go whether campfires are allowed where you are visiting and check if fire conditions have changed
  • Use a designated fire ring when available
  • Keep fires away from low-hanging vegetation
  • Keep water and a shovel nearby
  • Extinguish all campfires before leaving – remember, if it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave
Enjoy a great Fourth on your public lands, and play safely and conscientiously. Additional campfire and wildfire safety information can be found at www.smokeybear.com.

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: