Washington State Ferries to hold nine community meetings

by Tim Flanagan on May 27, 2009

An opinion piece in the Kitsap Sun:

Question: Which of the things listed below doesn’t fit with the others?

  • The Lone Sailor statue.
  • The Chipmunk Grill.
  • 2, remedy 000 worms at Gordon Elementary.
  • Silverdale’s top-tasting tapwater.
  • Port Orchard’s identity crisis.

Answer: Alone, none of them fits with each other. But together, all of them do.

Collectively, they represent a mosaic of positive energy and efforts that are making Kitsap County a better place.

Over the weekend, Bremerton’s first-ever Harborfest drew hundreds (thousands?) of people to the downtown waterfront. The keynote was Saturday’s dedication of the Lone Sailor statue, honoring the commitment and sacrifice of military personnel and veterans in our nation’s sea services. In a sense, the statue also honors the dedication of local Navy League members and others who spent two years planning and raising money for the statue. Overall, Harborfest itself was a success — and a rousing welcome for the Lone Sailor to his new home.

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SEATTLE – WSDOT Ferries Division (WSF) invites the public to a series of nine community meetings June 1-15. At these meetings, treatment
WSF will present information on a variety of issues, discount
respond to public questions and listen to comments.

“I am looking forward to discussing what came out of legislative session,” said David Moseley, Assistant Secretary for WSF. “There many important tasks ahead of WSF and the communities are critical to the future of the ferry system.”

Issues on the agenda for the meetings include: recap of the 2009 legislative session, the WSF long-range plan, vehicle reservations pre-design report, and tariff process.

The community meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside, 100 Washington Ave., Bremerton
  • Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave., Clinton
  • Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    McMurray Middle School, 9329 SW Cemetery Road, Vashon Island
  • Monday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    John Sedgwick Junior High School, 8995 SE Sedgwick Road, Port Orchard
  • Tuesday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    Bainbridge Island Commons, 402 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island
  • Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    Kingston Community Center, 11212 State Highway 104, Kingston
  • Thursday, June 11, 11:40 a.m.
    Aboard San Juan inter-island ferry (departing Friday Harbor at 11:40 a.m., Orcas at 12:30 p.m., Shaw at 12:45 p.m., and Lopez at 1:05 p.m.)
  • Thursday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    Fidalgo Senior Center, 1701 22nd Street, Anacortes
  • Monday, June 15, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Pope Marine Building, 100 Madison Street, Port Townsend

For more ferry system information, please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries. To sign up for free e-mail alerts about service disruptions and other route information, click on the link in the far left column of the Web site.

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