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Bremerton Parks & Recreation Request for Proposals

Bremerton Parks and Recreation Department is seeking proposals from community organizations and/or non-profit entities to manage the operation of a community garden (P-Patch) within Blueberry Park located at 721 Sylvan Way, Bremerton. The garden has approximately 65 plots and 6 raised garden beds. The plots are rented to individuals for the purpose of growing produce for personal consumption and/or charitable donation and may not be sold on a commercial basis. An organic gardening model is preferred. 

For more details, please download the Blueberry P-Patch Community Gardens Request for Qualifications (PDF) from the City's website.

November 10, 2015

Last Week For Public Comment On Development Code Changes For 2016-2017

Proposed list now available on the Thurston County website.  

If you would like to comment on which development regulations Thurston County officials should target for change in 2016-2017, this is the last week to do so. The public comment period closes on Friday, November 13 at 5 p.m.

Thurston County asked the public to review and comment on its “2016-2017 Preliminary Docket of Development Code Amendments.” The preliminary docket is a list of development code amendments being considered for the Official Docket. Once items are added to the Official Docket, the County's Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners will use the official list to determine which development codes they may work to amend in 2016-2017.

You have until 5 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2015 to submit comments to Maya Buhler, Assistant Planner, Thurston County Resource Stewardship, Long Range Planning Division. You may email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send mail to her attention at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia WA 98502. You may also call her at (360) 786-5578. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the TDD line at (360) 754-2933.

You can find the complete list of preliminary docket items on the County's website at Select "Proposed 2016-2017 Development Code amendments" under the News and Links section on the right.

Projects on the docket are prioritized into four tiers: Priority A, B, C and D. Subjects in the lower three tiers may not be addressed due to staff and budget constraints. Some of the proposed Priority A topics include amending the impact fee ordinance (Title 25) to add a deferral process and to add fire districts; amending sign regulations in all codes to conform to a recent Supreme Court decision; setting final regulations for state-licensed marijuana producers, processers and retailers; and considering more restrictions on fireworks.

After public review, the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will select items from the Preliminary Docket for the Official Docket. That Official Docket then will be forwarded to the Thurston County Planning Commission for review. The Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings on the merits of the items approved for the Official Docket prior to adoption of any final regulations.

November 9, 2015

Nov. 10 - Mason County Pud No. 3 - Board Of Commissioners Meeting

2621 E Johns Prairie Road, Shelton, WA
November 10, 2015
10:00 a.m.
1. Call to Order
2. Modification of Agenda
3. Consent Agenda
(Any item may be removed for discussion by any Board member to be part of the regular Agenda.)
a. Minutes of the October 27, 2015, regular commission meeting.
b. Voucher Nos. (dated November 3, 2015) 134410 through 134502 — $ 237,760.39
(Includes electronic funds transfer payment Nos. 1748 - 1752.)
c. Voucher Nos. (dated November 10, 2015) 134503 through 134615 — $ 830,632.60
(Includes electronic funds transfer payment Nos. 1753 – 1763.)
TOTAL $ 1,068,392.99
d. Void accounts payable check for the week ended October 30, 2015 in the total amount of $2,588.91. Void accounts payable check for the week ended November 6, 2015 in the total amount of $1,636.03
4. Correspondence
5. Comments from Public
a. Winners of the 2015 Public Power Week Art & Photography Contest Recognized
6. Action Items
a. RECOMMENDATION to Adopt Resolution No. 919-J, “A Resolution Suspending PUD 3 Employees Self-Funded Dental Program and Providing for a Substitute Plan.”
b. RECOMMENDATION to Approve I-937 Conservation Targets for 2016-2017
7. Staff Reports
a. Status of the Budget as of October 31, 2015
b. Treasurer’s Report for October 2015
c. Manager’s Report
8. Commissioners’ Reports
a. Linda R. Gott
b. Bruce E. Jorgenson
c. Thomas J. Farmer
9. Discussion Items
10. Calendar Review
a. NoaNet BOD Meeting, Embassy Suites Sea-Tac, WA, November 12
b. WPAG Meeting, LaQuinta Tacoma, WA, November 12
c. WPUDA Association Meetings, Olympia WA, November 18-20
d. ENW, BOD & Executive Board Meetings & Participants’ Review Board, Portland, OR, November 18-19
e. WPUDA Annual Conference, Seattle, December 2-4
f. Public Power Council, Annual Meeting, Sheraton Portland Airport, December 10
11. Good of the Order
12. Future Agenda Items
13. An Executive Session may be held for purposes authorized by the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30.110)
14. Adjournment

DOE: Permit To Control Plants, Algae In Lakes To Be Updated

Public can comment on the proposed updates through Dec. 18

OLYMPIA – Keeping Washington’s lakes clear and safe for swimming, boating and fishing can sometimes require carefully monitored efforts to control aquatic plants and algae.

Licensed applicators, local governments, homeowner associations and lakefront homeowners may apply for an Aquatic Plant and Algae General Permit to control plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil. Milfoil can form large mats that can make swimming and boating dangerous and also affect lake health.

The permit also allows for the use of algicides and phosphorous-inactivation products to reduce toxic algae blooms in lakes. Toxic algae blooms can make people sick, especially small children and the elderly. Pets can die after drinking water with a toxic bloom and should not swim in lakes with toxic algae.

The permit also helps local governments and organizations maintain infrastructure by allowing treatment of excess weeds on roadsides, along ditch banks, and in flood-control structures.

The Washington Department of Ecology invites comments on minor changes it is proposing to make to this permit. Changes proposed include requiring less paperwork and a streamlined environmental review process.

Ecology will accept comments on the changes until 5 p.m. Dec. 18. It will hold an in-person and online webinar workshop/public hearing at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at Ecology’s Lacey offices, located at 300 Desmond Dr., Lacey.

Visit Ecology’s website to review the proposed permit changes, to sign up for the webinar, and to find out how to provide comments.