Nearly one year after Island County filed a civil lawsuit against a Greenbank property owner over a wall constructed at the end of Wonn Road, a settlement offer may be on the table.
The fate of one of Whidbey Island’s long-standing festivals is up in the air.
The Island Event Center Development Authority, the proposed name for the agency that would own and operate the Island County Fairgrounds, would have near autonomy from the county.
Island County parks is partnering with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust to submit grant applications through the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office to the Local Parks Grant Program.
Island County is accepting bids for security services at the Law and Justice Building in Coupeville through April 1.
The future is the main topic of discussion for the South Whidbey School District Board of Directors during a workshop next week. On the agenda is general program discussion. Principals from each of the schools will discuss their vision with the board. This is a periodic discussion for the staff and board members to review the direction of the schools and district.
The Port of South Whidbey will hold a regular meeting Tuesday to discuss updates for South Whidbey Harbor, Possession Beach and funding. Commissioners will discuss a resolution establishing agreements for grant funding.
Three citizen boards in Langley need more members: the Planning Advisory Board, Cemetery Board and Library Board all have at least one vacancy. All of the volunteer positions are appointed by the mayor.
In a few months, Island County residents will be able to track their permit applications online. In roughly six months, residents will be able to complete the applications online as well. Island County staff members started training this week on SmartGov, a new browser-based software that the public should have round-the-clock access to in about three months, according to Planning Director David Wechner.
Calling it regrettable and a misunderstanding, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District commissioners unanimously voted Thursday night to lift a one-year parks ban on Terry Swanson.
The Island County hearing examiner will listen for two days to arguments regarding permits for a proposed tidal turbine pilot project in waters off Whidbey Island.
Hoping to avoid “frivolous” claims and witch hunts, the Langley City Council approved the long-wrought ethics code Monday night but declined to establish a standing board to hear complaints.
The lights are on and workers are preparing for the first round of boats in the expanded area of South Whidbey Harbor, scheduled to open later this month.
The Island County commissioners on Monday proclaimed March 2014 Women’s History Month for Island County. Each year the board makes the designation “to pay tribute to the millions of women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations.”
Heavy rainfall over the past week and a prediction of up to three more inches Friday led the National Weather Service to issue a landslide warning to Whidbey Island on Wednesday.
A group opposed to the grand proposal for an overhaul of the Island County Fairgrounds wants the backers to slow their roll, scale back and seek more design input.
Heavy rainfall over the past week and a prediction of up to three more inches Friday led the National Weather Service to issue a landslide warning to Whidbey Island on Wednesday. According to a weather statement sent out Wednesday, between one and six inches of rain fell over the past three days, which adds pressure to soil instability.
Camano Island resident Marc Hennemann said as county commissioner he would keep taxes down and make public safety a priority.
A burnt bag of popcorn caused a minor interruption of Wednesday’s public meeting discussing Navy testing and training in the Northwest.
Langley is seeking to fill seven openings on the newly established Arts Commission Board. The arts commission is responsible for advising the city council on arts-related issues and planning and implementing a public art program. Positions are open to all residents of Island County.