2017 YEAR END REVIEW

The purpose of the PLVC as stated in our Article of Incorporation continues to be threefold: Be a unifying force by building consensus, maintain and preserve trails and open space, promote the general interests of the community. To accomplish those purposes, the past year has seen the settlement of the tree harvest dispute in conjunction with LMC

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.

INFORMATION MEETING – CHIMACUM SCHOOL DISTRICT MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS LEVY

REMINDER – INFORMATION MEETING
Chimacum School District Maintenance & Operations Levy

January 10th 2017, 5-7pm
Bay Club

The Chimacum School District wants to thank district patrons for their generous support of school levies. In 2014 voters approved an M and O levy by 64%. Local levies are needed where state support does not provide for the kinds of programs our community has come to expect and enjoy.

The district will place a four-year, Educational, Maintenance, and Operations Levy before the voters on February 14, 2017. Here are some specifics you need to know:

*The proposed levy will REPLACE the expiring 2014 maintenance and operations levy
*The levy pays for staffing to run basic education and co-curricular programs
*Chimacum has a strong history of community support for levies
*22% of the district’s revenue comes from this levy (local support)

For more information or other venues, contact Superintendent Rick Thompson at (360) 302-5896 or see the school district website www.csd49.org–under 2017 Replacement levy.

We look forward to seeing you at the presentation or anyone can give Rick Thompson a call.

JEFFERSON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

The Port Ludlow Village Council strongly encourages residents to attend Jefferson County Planning Commission’s Meeting scheduled for the Beach Club on July 6, 2016 beginning at 6:30 pm. This is the first of a number of meetings scheduled in Jefferson County as the Commission updates its comprehensive Plan for the 21st century.

The Commission is very interested in hearing from you about what you value in living in Jefferson County. All issues impacting Port Ludlow can be addressed and discussed at this meeting. Most of Port Ludlow’s guidelines are contained in the Master Planned Resort Development Agreement which will not be modified by this update since that agreement will be the controlling element for at least nine more years.

However, going forward the Comprehensive Plan shapes future development and provides the guidelines for future actions taken by the Commission. Port Ludlow goes first in terms of the important meetings. Please attend and let’s have a significant impact on the future of the document.

Remember the Mission of the Department of Community Development is: To preserve and enhance the quality of life in Jefferson County by promoting a vibrant economy, sound communities and a healthy environment.