2016 year in review_ a look back at the year that just was _ all point bulletin

• The Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Towers celebrated a hard-fought victory after BBC Broadcasting abandoned its plans to build an array of AM radio towers on the Point.

• The appearance of an unwanted electric water cooler at Baker Field prompted the local parks district to send out an appeal to stop illegal dumping of trash, a problem which has plagued the park.

• Whatcom County Council unanimously approved a resolution to offer their support for plans to build a lighthouse at Lighthouse Marine Park and establishing their desire for the project to move forward.

• The local Dollars for Scholars met the requirements to return under the umbrella of the national Scholarship America organization and awarded 13 scholarships to local post-secondary students.


• The Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network determined that a Steller’s sea lion that washed ashore at Lily Point had died from a gunshot wound.

• Blackfish Resort submitted a building permit application to Whatcom County five days before the project’s conditional use permit was set to expire.

• The parks district turned to the public for input on how to make up the shortfall in funding to turn the Julius fire station into a new library after project costs came in over the $540,000 the Friends of the Point Roberts Library had raised.

• More than 40 community members attended a special parks district meeting on options for the district to secure gap funding for the new library. Yoga studio midtown new york city Several spoke in favor of new construction or at least a new foundation rather than using the footprint of the existing fire station. Different types of yoga asanas and their benefits in hindi When commissioners met later in the month parks board chair Linda Hughes said she opposed using taxpayer dollars to fund the new library.

• All the parties involved, from county parks to the dock’s fabricator, agreed to share the cost of replacing the dock at Lighthouse Marine Park which failed the previous year after only a month in service.

• The Point Roberts Taxpayers’ Association board agreed the association would make getting the county to stabilize and reopen the Cedar Point entrance to Lily Point a priority.

• Whatcom County parks staff told county council members it would cost $1.2 million to build the lighthouse at Lighthouse Marine Park as proposed by the local lighthouse society. Yoga wall Parks director Michael McFarlane said the project would need to be scaled back to match the funds raised by the society, approximately $500,000 pledged by Dorothy and Darrell Sutton.

• Delta Fire and Emergency Services and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue were both called to help the local fire department put out a fire that destroyed a storage facility on Gulf Road.

• With chair Linda Hughes opposed, parks district commissioners agreed to put a one-time levy on the ballot to make up the funding gap for a new library.

• Fire district commissioners postponed a discussion of allegations from Ken Calder that an unlicensed contractor was used in the aftermath of the Gulf Road fire, in which Calder lost significant property.

• While most proposed revisions to the Point Roberts Character Plan will wait until 2017 for county review and adoption, county planning staff told the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) that rules for signs needed to be limited to size, height and lighting until legal staff determined how a supreme court decision on sign regulations would be interpreted.

• The annual general meeting of the Point Roberts Registered Voters’ Association focused on the sluggish enforcement of county code on the Point. Yoga feet dvd Audience members also tried and failed to get past “No” with the county executive when it came to the proposed lighthouse at Lighthouse Marine Park.

• At the annual general meeting of the Point Roberts Taxpayers’ Association port commissioner Bobby Briscoe and director of planning and development Sylvia Goodwin said port funds were not available to make up the funding shortfall for the proposed lighthouse at Lighthouse Marine park, they might be able to help apply for grant funding.

• The aftermath of the Gulf Road storage fire was back on the agenda at the fire district meeting, with commissioners stating the fire marshal, not district staff, made the decision of whom to hire to knock down the burned structure.

• The U.S. Office yoga app Army Corps of Engineers rejected the permit for a coal terminal at Cherry Point on the grounds that it would infringe on treaty-protected fishing rights.

• The county health department began a review of the Point’s solid waste system with the intention of seeing what might be needed to ensure a sustainable system remains in place for the long-term.

• In their role as the character plan review committee members of PRCAC gave their approval to the design for the pool house at The Cottages at Seabright Farm.

• Lori and Jason McDougall applied for a conditional use permit for a one-time gravel extraction operation on their 50-acre property near Roosevelt Road and Tyee Drive, adjacent to the existing Province Road gravel pit.

• At a special PRCAC meeting Jason McDougall tried to reassure the audience that he would work to minimize the impact of any gravel extraction and be responsive to community concerns.

• Parks commissioners agreed to move forward asking voters to approve a one-time levy to make up the funding gap for the Julius Station renovation into a new library.

• Parks district commissioners officially designated Baker Field and surrounding forested lands as an off-leash area with time limits for off-leash use.

• Efforts to repair and replace the dock at Lighthouse Marine Park suffered further setbacks, delaying the dock’s installation until a month before it was due to come out for the season.

• The proposal to reactivate the gravel pit on Province Road was put on hold at the county, while waiting for the applicant to submit a revised site plan and environmental checklist.

• Vicki Huntington, member of the B.C. Yoga reading pa legislative assembly, was the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Point Roberts Taxpayers’ Association. Yoga asanas youtube videos Her presentation, “The Great Migration, Love it or Lose it” stressed the need to protect the soils and estuaries of the Fraser Delta.

• The annual Arts and Music Festival was rescheduled until Labor Day for “logistical reasons” and moved from Lighthouse Marine Park to the marina.

• A baby seal found near the boat ramp at Lighthouse Marine Park ended up going to a rehabilitation center after too much human interaction led the pup’s mother to abandon it.

• Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers began detaining visitors to the Point and questioning them about possible past marijuana use, resulting in several individuals being excluded from the United States.

• Congresswoman Suzan DelBene visited Point Roberts and responded to individual and business concerns about border policies that are hampering the local economy, suggesting perhaps CBP needed “a solution more targeted” to local realities.

• Bennett Blaustein, a retired television professional, launched Point Roberts TV to provide live coverage of local events and other relevant content.

• The Point Roberts marina began its dock replacement program by removing the old concrete floats that make up T dock and replacing them with new aluminum ones.

• Crowds at the Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival enjoyed music, art and dance at the festival’s new location at the Point Roberts Marina.

• The county health department received a healthy 165 responses to a community survey about the Point’s solid waste system. Yoga nidra youtube meditation Once results are compiled they will be presented to PRCAC.

• The fire district turned down a request from the local hospital district to replace the existing clinic sign with a sign that was consistent with other Unity Care NW branch signs.

• The Point Roberts Fire Department open house welcomed visitors to visit the equipment and representatives of the many organizations that work with the department to provide emergency services to Point Roberts.

• Seabright Farms introduced several public trails at the development, from a loop through the woods and along the bluff to stairs to the beach.

• Mental health counselor Maureen Buckley restarted her successful “sidewalk talk” program, offering free listening next to or in the Gulf Road community center.

• Fire district commissioners discussed taking their maximum allowable increase in tax dollars collected and discontinuing the practice of “baking” taxing capacity.

• Point Roberts voters went to the polls, where a yes vote by 60 percent of voters was needed to pass a one-time $300,000 levy to make up the funding shortfall for the new library construction fund.

• On election day Point Roberts voters had their own drop box for ballots, a feature in other county locations the Point had not been offered in prior years.

• After over two decades Neilson’s Point Roberts Electric’s Tyee Drive store closed, though Gordy Neilson’s work as an electrical contractor will continue.

• The local fire district sponsored a Veterans and Remembrance Day celebration that brought together community members to honor veterans from both sides of the border and even overseas.

• The library levy failed by a few dozen votes while the EMS levy squeaked by. Bikram yoga chicago suburbs Despite his success on the national stage, Donald Trump was not a popular choice for Point Roberts voters, garnering only 29 percent of the vote.

• Point Roberts Marina met with county planning staff in a pre-application meeting to present their new master plan for the marina’s undeveloped properties, which will include a residential component as well as services and amenities to serve resort patrons and the community.

• Fire commissioners voted to maximize tax revenues and begin aggressively building their reserve accounts with an eye to replacing aging equipment.

• After reviewing the results of the Cascadia Rising training exercise that prepared Northwest communities for a major disaster, Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness committee president Virginia Lester concluded “we will really need to fend for ourselves.”

• Eliza Olson from the Burns Bog Conservation Society spoke to the Point Roberts Taxpayers’ association about the critical role the bog plays in regional ecology.

• At least one member of an informal group that meets with local officials on border issues wants like to see more public awareness of the group’s role as a conduit taking border concerns to border brass.

• The parks district voted to take their maximum allowable tax increase with an eye to possibly adding an administrative position and make improvements to the community center and Baker Field.

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