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

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.

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