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Four of five members of the Langley City Council said they don’t support the movement now afoot in the Village by the Sea to change the city’s form of government.
It was hot. Really hot. And now, weather watchers have the numbers to prove it. Last Sunday was the hottest day of the year on Whidbey Island, with the mercury soaring to 86 degrees near Crockett Lake and Polnell Point, according to Nancy Zaretzke of the Island County-Washington State University Extension.
The Langley City Council won’t use its bully pulpit in the debate over Proposition 1, the August ballot measure to change the city’s form of government and eliminate the position of an elected mayor.
Reservations for travelers on the Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route would be limited to commercial traffic, according to a pre-design study on a reservation system conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Let the Chocolate Flower Farm expand and the rest of the city’s economy will grow with it, business owners told the city council this week.
Langley’s stout population of eager voters makes it unlikely that Edgecliff residents who are angry about the city’s approval of the controversial Langley Passage will be the deciding factor in the upcoming vote to change the city’s form of government.
During an awkward evening of stutter steps and near apologies, the Langley City Council rejected the plan for Langley Passage, a proposed 20-home subdivision on the northeast end of town, and rebuked the city’s planning director for his “clearly erroneous” environmental review of the project.
City council members may be in favor of partially lifting the city’s nearly 18-month long ban against subdividing land in town. Council members are expected to vote on an extension of the moratorium on new subdivisions in two residential zones at the council’s first meeting in December.
U.S. Representative Rick Larsen announced today he has helped garner $6.18 million in federal funding for a new facility to train firefighters at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The funding is included in the military construction appropriations bill for fiscal year 2009. It was passed by the Appropriations Committee this week and must get approval in the House and Senate before it can be signed into law.
Port of South Whidbey commissioners are moving forward with the controversial sale of a 14-acre property near Possession Point that contains the uppermost portion of the Dorothy Cleveland Trail. At a special meeting Wednesday, port officials voted to counter a $240,000 offer from a prospective buyer of the property, with the commissioners hoping to get a protective easement from the purchaser that would cover the entire length of the trail.
FREELAND - A driver hit the back end of a loaded logging truck and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after an early morning crash on Highway 525 at Scott Road early Wednesday morning.
Ballots for the state's first-ever top-two primary will arrive in Coupeville on Monday, said Island County Auditor Sheilah Crider.
Stop throwing money down the “rat hole” of a $40 million sewer project that’s opposed by most people who live in the Freeland area, residents told the board of the Freeland Water and Sewer District Monday.
LANGLEY — One smile did it all. Getting into trouble; getting out of trouble. Making new friends, keeping old ones.
City officials are closer to inking a deal with the Langley Christian Missionary Alliance Church that would turn the church’s parking lot into a public park-and-ride lot that can handle overflow parking from downtown and the marina.
In the first major fumble of the 2008 election in Island County, three candidates for county commissioner missed a deadline last week to be included in the local voter’s guide. Only one candidate in the commissioner’s race for District 1 — Republican incumbent Phil Bakke — submitted a candidate’s statement and photo to be published in the guide. Nobody else did. At least, not in time to make the deadline.
The driver in the car crash that killed three young South Whidbey men will be arraigned in Island County Superior Court on three counts of vehicular homicide on Monday, Nov. 28.
Republicans in Island County are lining up squarely in opposition to Proposition 1, the measure on the Primary Election ballot that would raise property taxes to pay for basic county services.
Reservations for travelers on the Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route will be limited to commercial traffic, according to a pre-design study on a reservation system conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The suspect in a Freeland stabbing is undergoing an evaluation at Whidbey General Hospital.