Kitsap County Seeks Public Input On Draft Comprehensive Plan

(Port Orchard, WA) – Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development (DCD) is hosting three open houses to invite the public to learn about the Comprehensive Plan Update. The County’s Comprehensive Plan serves as a complete policy document that guides County decisions and services on a wide range of topics including housing, transportation, land use, parks, natural environment and more. Every eight years, Washington State’s Growth Management Act requires that cities and counties update their Comprehensive Plans. Kitsap County update focuses on the expected population and employment growth through 2036.

“The Comprehensive Plan Update is the result of a very collaborative process made up of many different stakeholders,” said Robert Gelder, Chair, Kitsap Board of County Commissioners. “We have said throughout this past year or so that great communities don’t just happen: they take vision, planning and teamwork.”

The draft documents and materials will be posted for public review and comment on Friday, November 6, 2015 at a dedicated website". Written comments will be accepted until 4:30pm, Monday, December 7, 2015. Comments may be submitted on line; by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; handed in to the DCD front counter at 619 Division Street, Port Orchard or post-marked by December 7, 2015, and addressed to: Comprehensive Plan Update, Planning and Environmental Programs Division, DCD, MS-36, 614 Division Street, Port Orchard, 98366.

The County has scheduled three public open houses so that members of the public can view proposed land use maps, ask questions and provide comments. The open houses are:

South Kitsap, November 10, 2015
Commissioner Chambers
Kitsap County Administration Building Chambers
619 Division Street, Port Orchard
Welcome by Commissioner Charlotte Garrido
Event time 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

North Kitsap, November 12, 2015
Poulsbo City Hall Chambers
200 Moe Street NE, Poulsbo
Welcome by Commissioner Robert Gelder
Event time 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Central Kitsap, November 16, 2015
Silverdale Beach Hotel
3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale
Welcome by Commissioner Ed Wolfe
Event time 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Each open house will start with a welcome from a County Commissioner, followed by a brief presentation about the Comprehensive Plan update process from staff. Participants can then view documents and maps where staff will be available to answer questions. Public comments will be accepted at commenting stations.

“We are very enthusiastic about fostering two-way conversations between County residents and County staff about the update,” said Jeff Rowe, Deputy Director of the Department of Community Development. “The Plan is required by state growth management laws and will provide a wide-ranging strategy for the County over the next twenty years.”

Call Kitsap1 at 360.337.5777 with questions about this event.

Nov. 3 Port of Shelton Commission Meeting

Regular Meeting
Port of Shelton Commission Chambers
21 W Sanderson Way
Shelton WA 98584
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 2:00 PM
V. PUBLIC HEARING for the 2016 Operating, Maintenance and Capital Budget
Pursuant to RCW 53.35.020 and RCW 53.35.030
Commission Meeting Minutes October 20, 2015
November 2015
A) EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants – Presentation by Steve Goins, City of

Shelton School Retirees To Be Honored

Alex Apostle, the new Superintendent of the Shelton School District, extends an invitation to ALL Shelton School District retirees and their guest to honor them at a luncheon scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2015, at the Civic Center in downtown Shelton.  The event begins at 11:00 a.m., with legal and financial professionals on hand to provide free, useful information on topics such as:  money management in retirement years, long term care, and legal issues (for example, keeping wills up to date and durable powers of attorney).  Lunch will be served at noon, catered by Smokin’ Mo’s Restaurant.  Also featured will be school-related memorabilia, as well as music by the Shelton High School Jazz Ensemble.

Shelton School District retirees who would like to attend, should contact the Shelton School District Central Office at 426-1687 by November 6th.

Emergency Road Closure - St. Andrews Drive (County Road Number 54650)

St. Andrews Drive, County Road No. 54650, shall be closed to all through traffic at approximate milepost 1.552 (intersection with Way to Tipperary) to house address 1841 E St. Andrews Drive.

This closure is needed to make necessary road repairs due to the storm.

This closure will be in effect until further notice.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Public Works at 427-9670 ext. 450