April 5, 2016
The meeting was called to order at 7:30am. Edna led the flag salute. Guests were Kim Clark, Dick Starch and Jerry Hauxwell. Kaj moved and Edna seconded acceptance of the minutes. Motion carried.
District 2 Fire Chief, Sam Phillips, mentioned they have purchased the old Northwestern Bank for their new office.
John and Phil talked about their attendance at the West End Business Association. John said they talked about the two groups working together on transportation issues, heroin problems and tourism. Phil added other subjects were hospital and cancer patient safety and old bridges.
Edna inquired as to whether PABA members would be writing to the Park about the Lake Crescent Road project.
Harry said the Governmental Affairs Committee will meet after next week’s regular meeting. he said Commissioner Peach will be the speaker on April 19.
Steve said the Sequim PCU Group has refurbished computers for those in need.
Harry Bell introduced Kim Clark from the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, she said the Coalition’s main objectives are restoring, protecting and promoting habitat restoration. They start with education in the elementary schools, continuing with restoration engineering subjects in the middle schools and finally hands on restoration in the high schools
Kim showed before and after photos of two recent projects. One was the Pitship Pocket Estuary and the other was the Morse Creek area. Two other projects in the works are the Three Crabs and Daley Nearshore areas.
Q & A Period
Discussion and questions centered around permits, hatcheries vs. netpens, logjams vs. removal, habitat or hatchery or harvest.
Kevin moved and Edna seconded extending the meeting for 15 minutes. Motion carried.
Discussion continued above culvert replacement, Morse Creek Dam Removal, fish sonar counters and the place of Peninsula College in fish research.
Lake Crescent Lodge.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45am.