THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
Stuurmans purchase makes way for street
VOL. 18, NO. 12
Election under way
By Elisabeth Murray Staff Reporter
The Town of Coupeville is one step closer to building a new street to connect Broadway and North Main. A timeline has not yet been established for the transportation project, and Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard said it could take 2030 years for the Fourth Street extension to be completed. From downtown Coupeville, Madrona Way to Coveland Street currently provides the most direct connection between Broadway and Main streets. A secondary corridor meanders through residential neighborhoods. The future of the street depends on the plans of two property owners, Cecil Stuurmans and Ted Clifton. The two developers own parcels between Broadway and Main that are large enough to be subdivided. Their building plans would affect the street’s location as well as when it could be built, Conard said. The developers would foot the bill for the roadway’s cost, she said. The town began acquiring land for the connector in 2006 when it purchased 209 NW Broadway for $250,000. The new road would begin at this location with current plans placing its terminus near the Joseph Libbey House at 308 North Main St. Conard said that it’s unlikely this road will be straight. The town recently sold 209 Broadway “as is” to Cecil Stuurmans for $112,000 cash minus a 40-foot easement. The town council had deemed the remainder of the property to be surplus to the town’s needs. The town had initially planned on demolishing the home and would not have recouped any costs involved, Conard said. But when the town realized the property was large enough to conform with town standards even with the removal of the easement, the plan evolved to allow the town to get some of its money back, she said. The house at 209 Broadway was first listed for sale with Windermere Real Estate in April 2011 for $165,000, and the lower price reflected the value of the property minus the value of the right of way. According to Conard, two offers were made and then withdrawn during the feasibility studies. See STREET, page 5
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M’lissa Christopherson, retired Elections Supervisor Loann Gulick and Maria Allen check ballots at the Island County Elections Office. When a ballot arrives, workers scan the barcode on the green mailing envelope. The voter’s signature pops up on the screen, and workers compare it with the one on the envelope. Workers undergo signature analysis training before each election season. The system also gives the voter credit for participating in the election – and blocks them from voting twice. Election ballots are due by Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Ballot count requires attention to detail By Elisabeth Murray Staff Reporter
When Greenbank resident Anne Hallam called the Island County Elections Office with a problem with her ballot, she was shocked by the instructions they gave her. Hallam had voted, sealed the ballot inside the two envelopes, and signed her name. She then realized she had signed the envelope with her husband’s name typed on it. “This is a really important election,” said Hallam, adding that all elections matter. “I want to make sure that my vote and my husband’s vote get counted.” According to Michele Reagan, Island County voter registration deputy, the elections office gets a lot of calls from voters who are worried their ballot will end up being discarded. “The most common phone call that we receive is family members that have signed each other’s envelopes,” said Reagan. She said it is much harder for voters to make a mistake than they realize, and there are often easy solutions. In the case of signing the wrong envelope, the family members can send their ballots in that way, and the person who signed
the ballot gets credit for voting. The office checks to see the signature of the signer matches what they have on file. Or they can cross out the signatures and provide the correct John Hancocks. But Hallam, concerned that the bar coded ballot was linked to her name, which it is not, called back and was told that she could also open the green envelopes, swap the contents, seal and sign the correct envelope. Concerned that the envelopes appear to be tampered with, Hallam said she plans to hand deliver the ballots to ensure that they get counted. This is not the only time the elections office sees ballots that have been opened and resealed. If voters decide to change their mind before the ballot has been delivered, a simple fix is to open it back up, make the change
and reseal it. Reagan said the voter should write a note explaining that they reopened their envelope, and initial or sign again. For a simple bubbling error, the instructions included with the ballot indicate that it is okay to put a single line through the incorrect choice, and fill in the desired square. For times when it is difficult to determine what the voter wants, the workers reference the “Voter’s Intent Manual,” a 78-page guide present at each election office to make such determinations. The election workers check each sheet and look for mistakes, as well as ballots with write-in candidates. These are separated into a different pile to be “manually resolved.” And while some voters think it’s funny to write-in a fictional character, like Mickey See BALLOTS, page 6
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Lions stage performance – behind the scenes By Elisabeth Murray Staff Reporter
The circular saw whines as Bill Jones pushes a panel of wood through its blade, neatly cutting it in half. Jones is among about a dozen members of the Central Whidbey Lions Club who have been building a set for an upcoming performance at the Whidbey Playhouse, a community theater in Oak Harbor. The volunteers have put in almost 400 hours on the project, which will be revealed to the public when the theater’s late-November production of “FrUiTCaKeS” hits the stage. With the first performance just a few weeks away, they are working hard to
complete the work. Playhouse Business Manager Janis Powell described the volunteers’ dedication to the project as “awesome.” “They are the kind of club where if we have needs, they come and take care of them,” she said with a smile. Lions Club member and theater patron Jim Rich coordinated the effort. Rich and his wife Anita – who will direct the play – have a long history in amateur theater. He said he enjoys the engineering side of the productions. Rich’s passion for this art form is apparent as he talks about set design and the hard work of the people who have made its production possible. Other Whidbey clubs – the Coupeville Lions, North Whidbey Lions and Oak
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Central Whidbey Lions Club members John Burkes and Jim Rich look at a model of the set for the play, “FrUiTCaKeS,” which will be performed at Whidbey Playhouse in November.
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Harbor Lions – also helped out. “This has been a major effort,” Rich said. The “FrUiTCaKeS” setbuilding team started work in February. In addition to their labor, the Central Whidbey Lions Club donated the construction materials. It is a very complex set, Powell said. The volunteers built the kitchen background, sliding barn doors, a roof overhang, a workbench and whirligigs, among other set pieces. The items created from the measuring, cutting, hammering and painting will live
on after the final curtain has closed on this Christmas production, Powell said, as the theater will continue to use portions of the set in future productions. She said she is especially excited about the sturdy set walls that will allow more flexibility for sets in future stage productions. The hefty wooden table constructed by volunteers also will find a new use as a potting bench in the Coupeville High School Garden Club shed. The shed itself, along with the adjacent hoop house, also were built by the club, which has a reputation for solid workmanship. After the play’s final performance, the whirligigs created by the Lions volunteers will be sold to raise money for the theater. In addition to the more traditional set pieces, Rich and his fellow Lions also designed and built a unique roll-drop mechanism that allows for quick scene changes. This handy new addition to the theater’s stage equipment will be spotlighted in an upcoming issue of a professional theater publication, and opens up the possibility for small community theaters to have professional quality backdrop changes at an affordable price. “There has been a lot of effort going into it, but it’s been fun,” said Rich. “There’s a lot of talent around this island.”
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Mother Mentors offer support – and practical help By Betty Freeman Staff Reporter
“I came to a time in my life when I knew I still had one thing I wanted to do – to reach out to mothers with young children,” said Kristin Lasher, founder of Mother Mentors. “I had a rough time myself when I had young children, so my heart goes out to them,” she said. “I know how alone a mom can feel.” Mother Mentors started in 2009 in South Whidbey as a grassroots effort to support the real and practical needs of families. The group initially operated under the umbrella of the Readiness to Learn Foundation, but in May it became a separate nonprofit organization. Mother Mentors volunteers all have experienced the uncertainty of new motherhood and the feeling of being alone with a formidable job to do. “We’re all nonjudgmental because we’ve all been there, done that, and we care about easing the way for new mothers,” Lasher said. Volunteer Linda Morris understands those new-mom worries, too. “You have the expectation that you should be able to do it all when you’re a new mom,” she said. “Having help offered to you can be a blessing.” Morris sees her mentor role as that of a compassionate friend who is willing to play with a toddler, fold clothes, wash dishes or mind older children while a mom takes a shower or nurses the newborn. Such simple acts of kindness can make the new mom feel supported and help energize her for the important work she must do each day. New moms have high expectations for themselves,
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Rebecca Blankenship holds her 10-month old daughter, NuNu, surrounded by Mother Mentors volunteers Linda Lindsay, Linda Ridder, Janet Staub and Kristin Lasher. Blankenship found the group so supportive that she became a member of the Mother Mentors board. and often they are away from traditional sources of support such as nearby grandparents. It can be lonely being at home with a newborn with no one to talk to about the anxiety of trying to do a good job raising their new child. Add a toddler into the mix, and many moms find they don’t have time to take care of themselves because they’re too busy making sure everyone else’s needs are met. “We hope our caring and help will help mothers feel their work is important and appreciated,” Lasher said. “Our most important role as mentors is to act as a cheerleader and to accentuate the positive.” A strong motivation for volunteers is spending time with babies and young children. Morris said she became a Mother Mentors volunteer because “I felt I didn’t have enough babies in my life.” “I volunteered because my husband and I have raging grandparent hormones,” said Cynthia Trowbridge, who
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just completed her training and has been assigned her first family to mentor. Mother Mentors donate a few hours a week for a minimum of three months to help parents of newborns and
young children. Prospective volunteers are screened by the Washington Division of Child and Family Services and by the Washington State Patrol and attend training sessions taught by
child-development professionals. Mentors are taught to recognize signs of stress in the home, such as postpartum depression or child mistreatment, and to refer the client to community resources for additional support. Mentors attend monthly meetings to share experiences and learn new skills from community professionals. Clients are referred to Mother Mentors by social services agencies or health care providers, or they directly contact the organization at 360-321-1484 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All information provided by the family is kept confidential. The Mother Mentors “matchmaker” interviews the family at home and assigns a volunteer who then contacts the family to arrange for a convenient time when the volunteer can come to the home and help out. That help might be as simple as folding laundry, reading a story to a toddler or visiting over a cup of tea.
“Mothers need to know that what they’re experiencing is normal, and just talking to another adult can be so helpful,” Lasher said. Lasher is hoping to expand the Mother Mentors program to Central and North Whidbey. There are plenty of families on Whidbey Island who need help, she said, and both the Navy and Washington Child Protection Services are urging additional outreach. The key is finding the volunteers to provide it. “We know the need is great on the north end of the Island, but we need more people to help us there,” she said. To learn about volunteering in Central and North Whidbey, call 360-321-1484. New board member Teri Jo Summer, who lives in Greenbank, will serve as liaison for the Mother Mentors program as it expands to Coupeville and Oak Harbor. “It’s all about empowerment for moms,” Summer said.
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David DeWitte, I am CEO of a manufacturing business located in Skagit County, that employs over 200 people with living wage and benefit jobs. I know the importance of cooperation between the private and public sectors in our Made sense cuts toroads, balance theetc.) budget economy. common Without the infrastructure (schools, public safety, created and (D) maintained by the public sector, we in the private sector could not create and maintain prosperous businesses. I have known and worked with Angie for over two years during my service on the Washington State Building Code Council. I know her to be diligent, Protected services for seniors, children and vulnerable citizens thorough, always prepared and careful when considering the wide range of complex issues we face. She does an excellent job balancing the public's interest in safe and energy efficient construction methods with businesses need to make a buck!support Most importantly, however, I am in impressed Improved for veterans needwith her unflinching commitment to public disclosure and openness. Not a proposal comes before the council that Angie does not make sure gets a fair hearing, even when she is opposed to it. I have found her always open to opposing points of view, and always respectful of their Made county government & inaccessible supporters....whether her position prevailstransparent or not. Those of us business can use a lot more representatives in government like Angie Homola!
• Protected water quality and natural resources David Sauter, Commissioner Klickitat County (R) - WSAC LSC President, I have had the opportunity to work
with Angie on statewide committees and even though we are from different political parties, I have always found
her willing to "work across the aisle" on important issues. In a time when the public is increasingly frustrated • Advanced job opportunities in tourism, agriculture, with partisan politics, Angie demonstrates that you can passionately advocate for your views and still reach a utilities, compromise.infrastructure, and compatible business Organizations and Elected Officials: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Washington Conservation Voters, National Women’s Political Caucus, Island County Democratic Central Committee, Congressman Rick Larsen, Angie is experienced, hard working, dedicated, and has Senator Mary Margaret Haugen, Mayor Nancy Conard, Dave Anderson - former WA State Representative, Oak Harbor Mayor Pro Tem Dannytrust. Paggao, John Deanis and an Bill Thorn - former Islandcommunity County Commissioners. volunteer, earned our She architect, Friends and Neighbors: Mike O’Connell, Jim Freeman, Don Meehan,Washingtonian Helen Kinsella M.D. & Richardfor Goldstein mother, navy wife for over 20 years, 30, M.D., Gary & Brynn McIntyre, Jim Sherman, Tom Ewell, Rosemary and Dick Toft Captain (ret), Muriel Pickard, Paula and Island resident Spina, a JohnWhidbey Voet & Carole Dawes, Gary & Diana Piazzon, Leighfor Power,15. Michael Ferri & Jim Sherman, Marti Anamosa & Duane Fulgham, Dick & Mary Dent, Judy Lynn, Madelyn Vanderhoogt, Render Denson, Gisela Hawley, Concette & Waino Johnson, Bill & Brenda Cheaqui, Ria Claassen, Anne Harvey & Jan Pickard, Che Gilliland, Vern Olsen, Suzanne Loomis, Darrel & Phyllis Berg, Julie and Noah Landau, Carol Wall, Craig Johnson, John Graham & Ann Medlock, Sharon Dunn, Kim Drury, Donald & Linda Henderson, Tom and Sally Cahill, Margarette Cammermeyer, Joe and Val Hillers, Diane Kendy, Dean and Mary Enell, Georgia Gardener, Helen Price Johnson, Kelly & Janie Keilwitz, Phillis Paid for by Citizens to Re-elect Angie Homola Kind, Dave & Diane Mattens, Doug & Linda McKee, Francie Colby, Carolyn Tamler, Jack & Sue Tingstad, Nancy P.O. Box 1408& Jill Oak WA 98277 Waddel, Debra Valis & Steve Shapiro, Eve Parish Usher,Harbor, Paul Thompson & Paulette Becker, Fran Abel, Bob Kuehn & Gayle Austin, Danny Paggao, Thom Gunn.. AND MANY MORE... Please see Angie’s web site.
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Greenbank group happy with review Speaking on behalf of the Greenbank Farm Management Group, I’d like to respond to the article about the Port Of Coupeville’s review panel and concerns about our finances (“Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post,” Oct. 25). The letter from Georgia Gardner that is discussed in the article alludes to accounting and tax reporting deficiencies only in the most general and undefined way. For an organization that strives to be effective and transparent, we find this extremely frustrating in that we have no specifics to respond to. That said, we have looked through everything we have, worked with our CPA and asked as many hard questions as we could think of. We are proud that we are constantly reviewing and improving our accounting systems just as we are proud that we have always corrected oversights as we were made aware of them. Even so, we have not found anything of the scope or severity that Gardner refers to. We have been working with the review panel since July, and have spent considerable time providing them with written records as well as multiple opportunities to sit with us to address questions or concerns. We have found this process to be healthy and helpful, and see no reason for it to not continue to be so. This is an incredibly special place, managed with many different perspectives kept in mind. And there is so much that is positive going on here. We manage Greenbank Farm with the highest integrity, and we believe we deserve to hear what the specific concerns about our financial accounting might be so that we can respond. If there is an oversight, we want to fix it. Our community should feel confident and know that we are working in good faith with the port and their review panel.
– Judy Feldman, Executive Director Greenbank Farm Management Group
We must work together to make Greenbank Farm sustainable In response to the recent article The Whidbey Examiner about the financial concerns at the Greenbank Farm (“Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post,” Oct. 25), I would hope that specific details will be forthcoming, so that if errors were made, things could be quickly remedied. It is unfortunate that in a contentious political climate, issues become devisive, distorting the larger picture. I have sympathy for Georgia Gardner’s desire to resign and often wish that I, too, could resign from my commitments to the Greenbank Farm. As an experiment in land use for the benefit of the greater community, we are still finding our way. The energy and hours it takes burns many of us out. It is the persistence and goodwill of those concerned that keep things on a positive trajectory. The Greenbank Farm Management Group has gone through several incarnations in their 12-plus years at the farm. As a business owner leasing space at the farm, I have witnessed the dedication and determination of participants over the years and
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viewpoints I can testify to the good intentions that are required to accomplish positive results, such as federal grants to support a program instituting agriculture as a priority, where young interns learn the skills necessary to grow wonderful food and bring value added products to market. My business has benefited greatly from the agriculture program, as we use organic locally grown produce in our café offerings. I would encourage those, including Ms. Gardner, to offer their constructive criticism, to enable the Greenbank Farm community which stretches across the unique spectrum of the Whidbey Island population from the master gardeners, the dog walkers, neighbors, pea patchers, agriculture interests and business stakeholders to work together to make the farm sustainable so that it can continue to contribute to the well being of the citizens of our bioregion.
– Jan Gunn Owner, Whidbey Pies at Greenbank Farm
Haugen has been too effective to lose now Many years ago I ran for the state Legislature from our district and managed, despite being endorsed by two governors and a U.S. Senator, to come in third. Second place went to a Republican from Oak Harbor that Governors Evans and Spellman classified as a “troglodyte.” (Trogs in history were barbarians who lived underground.) The winner was a middle-of-the road Democrat from Camano Island who had served on the school board, and a Scandihoovian, born and raised here, by the name of Mary Margaret Haugen. I’m glad I lost. Just near my home in Greenbank are a half-dozen major accomplishments directly attributable to Haugen. For starters, the preservation of the Greenbank Farm, Keystone Spit and the Port Townsend ferry. And does anyone think that Nichols Brothers would have gotten work on five ferries if Haugen had not been chairwoman of the Senate Transportation Committee? Across the water, the restoration of the last historic resort in Puget Sound and its transformation into the state’s most popular new park, Cama Beach, was a pet project of hers. And every time we enjoy crab, we should thank Mary Margaret. In 1978 there was no crab fishery in Holmes Harbor because bottom-draggers had wiped it out. But with an amendment, Haugen pushed them out of Holmes Harbor and our Island’s near-shore areas, which is why we now have the richest crab fishery in the state. This year the choice is between Haugen and Barbara Bailey. Bailey has drawn a paycheck as our representative for 10 years, but I can’t think of one thing she has accomplished. To be fair, I’ve asked every one of her supporters I’ve met to name just one of her accomplishments. Oh, they’ve got lots of excuses, but when asked to specify just one concrete improvement Barbara Bailey has made to life here – they got nothing. Zero. Haugen is a tough act to follow. She is probably the most effective representative we’ve ever had. Losing her would leave us about defenseless in Olympia. Weigh it up.
– Thom Gunn Greenbank
Thank you, Greenbank, for your support When I arrived in Greenbank as postmaster three and a half years ago, I had zero postmaster experience. My boss gave me an opportunity and took a chance that I would land on my feet with this appointment. I believe I have, and in large part it was due to a very patient and incredibly supportive community. My time as postmaster in Greenbank has been extremely rewarding and I have thoroughly enjoyed serving my customers and your community. This includes those who choose to support our office from beyond Greenbank. It is with sadness and excitement that I move on to my new office in Clear Lake for another adventure in my career. I suspect I will continue to see some of you occasionally as I will continue to fish the shoreline of Lagoon Point. Thank you so much for all of the patience you have shown me and support you have given to the Greenbank post office. If you pass through Clear Lake, please stop by.
– Bob Stockdale Oak Harbor
Everyone should vote for Jill Johnson We are voting for Jill Johnson to be one of Island County’s commissioners. In the short time we have known and worked with Jill, we have concluded she has the necessary skills and qualities we feel the position needs. Jill cares about Island County. She comprehends the issues and importance of both environmental and economic concerns and needs. She is very hard-working, reliable, approachable, and knowledgeable. Jill has a great deal of integrity. We encourage everyone in Island County to vote for Jill Johnson.
– Lynn and Barbara Holmes Oak Harbor
Homola cares about all, not just some I got to meet Angie Homola last night and I could see why her opponent has attempted to keep Angie from speaking at certain community forums.
Think of a 10,000-piece puzzle with pieces scattered miles apart, some on very hard-toreach shelves. Angie is so bright, she can keep track of what’s on every single piece, knows where to find it and knows how each piece fits together. Even if the picture on the box has been trampled, she holds the vision of what it can be. I’ve met few people with that grasp of details who can also see as widely and unselfishly. Angie understands how things are now, has thoughtfully worked hard to minimize and fairly spread essential budget cuts in order to handle diminished county income. She cares about present needs, as well as protecting our quality of island life for years to come. Despite vendettas and harassment, she has a passion to work tirelessly for us, for all of us, not just some of us. We’re lucky a woman of such character wants to continue serving us. Please vote for her.
– Anne Katherine Coupeville
County needs Johnson’s leadership My vote for Island County Commissioner, District 2, is for Jill Johnson. I have known Jill for over 25 years on the Island and worked with her professionally, personally and served on public committees with her for the City of Oak Harbor. In every aspect of her performance, it was one of proven integrity, motivation and tenacity. At every opportunity Jill is not satisfied with status quo; she wants better for those that she serves and represents. She is knowledgeable and intelligent about business, and understands the workings of success in finance. Jill is a team player and strives for cohesion toward a common goal. In Island County, we are in need of leadership, and my strong vote and support is for Jill Johnson.
– Robyn Myers Coupeville
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Basketball fundraiser to help injured pastor A fundraiser for an injured Coupeville pastor and his family will pit police against firefighters in a battle for supremacy on the basketball court. “We’re bringing the big guns to the game,” laughed Island County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Garden. “I think it’s going to be an all-out war, but I think the cops will come out on top!” Jerry Helm, a Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue
firefighter and one of the event organizers, said the rivalry between the two groups is all in fun. The event, dubbed Guns vs. Hoses, is a fundraiser for Coupeville Living Hope Foursquare Church Pastor Garrett Arnold and his family, who live in Coupeville. Arnold was severely injured in an August accident in which he fell from an embankment and was paralyzed from the chest down.
Helm said 100 percent of the proceeds of the game will go to the Arnold family. The event begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and will be held in the Coupeville High School gym. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Children under 10 are admitted at no charge. A $5 discount is given with any canned food donation to the Gifts from the Heart food bank.
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This house at 209 N.W. Broadway St. was purchased by the Town of Coupeville for $250,000 to make way for future development of a street connecting Broadway and North Main streets. The town sold the property, minus a 40-foot easement, for $112,000 in September.
Street: Property sold; from page 1 With the continued real estate downturn and a new market analysis, the list price was reduced to $125,000 for the “fixer-upper” and it was relisted in April 2012, Conard said. “It was the desire of the town to sell ‘as is’ without making any investment in improving the property,” Conard said, adding that it would be difficult to estimate the magnitude and cost of making the repairs. A plumbing leak had caused mold to grow on the ceiling in the lower level, and the extent of the mold in the remainder of the house was
unknown. The mold analysis, which would have involved cutting into the walls, could have also led to the discovery of additional problems – and a hefty price tag for repairs. The town did not want to get into a situation in which it was forced into upgrading the property, Conard said. “It could have opened up a can of worms,” Conard said. “We were told that at the reduced price, it might be attractive to some buyers ‘as is.’” Potential buyers who needed financing encountered problems with mort-
gage lenders that wanted repairs made in advance of the sale, Conard said. The proximity of the easement for the road at the edge of the home also discouraged some buyers, according to Sara Sherman, the listing agent with Windermere Real Estate. Conard said the fourth offer of $112,000 cash was an accurate reflection of the local market and the condition of the house. The two-story three bedroom, one and half bath home was built in 1977. It is 1,535 square feet.
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Ballots: Checking; from page 1 Mouse, these votes still get processed like a legitimate write-in. The office sees enough of these that it has created a fictional character category. Having to manually process these ballots takes longer – and slows down the whole process, costing taxpayers money as they pay the election workers to add a vote for Harry Potter. For mistakes, damaged or lost ballots, voters can also call the office to have a replacement sent to them or they can print out a replacement form online. In addition to performing the regular safeguards, the printed ballots require special handling, a task that Toni Craggs, of Oak Harbor, and Dodi Han-
by, of Greenbank, performed last Thursday. As Hanby read out the mail-in voter’s choice, Craggs bubbled the selection into one of the official ballots using purple marker. The pair then verified that they had recorded the correct answers. Printing out the ballot and mailing it in is particularly attractive to people on vacation and service members stationed overseas, said Reagan. Once Island County ships the ballots, it has no control over how fast or slow it will reach the recipient, especially when a foreign mail service is involved, she said. The outer green envelope and ballot are both barcoded, but for different reasons and purposes.
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Anne Hallam of Greenbank shows her mismarked ballot to Island County Elections Office worker Dodi Hanby. Hallam contacted the office because she was concerned that the ballots filed by herself and her husband might not be counted after she mistakenly signed the green envelope with her husband’s name printed on it. When the ballot arrives at the election office, the scan of the outer envelope pulls up the voter signature and the election worker compares the signature on file with the one on the envelope. Before starting work in the election office, the workers undergo training in signature comparisons and do a refresher before each election, said department administrator for the Elections Office, Kirk Huffer. In cases when no signature is provided or the signature does not match, the voter gets sent a letter with instruc-
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us.” And there are other fail safes in place to ensure ballot integrity, Reagan said. At all stages of ballot handling, from ballot drop box pick up to scanning at least two people are present to reduce the chances of impropriety. When the ballots get scanned to have the votes recorded, the data gets stored on computer drives that are completely disconnected from the outside world. With no Internet connection, no one can hack into and manipulate the data. And because of the way that the information is coded, staff members have no idea as to what the results are until they are tabulated on election night. The public is invited to visit the office, to watch the ballot processing or ask questions about the process. Political party observers already take advantage of this opportunity to make sure that the election workers follow proper procedures. “The process is completely open, and we want it to be that way,” Huffer said. Reagan said that she is happy to talk to anyone, and during working hours the doors are always open. The more people understand, the more comfortable they are with the process, she said. “Knowledge is a good thing,” she said. “The less mystery there is, the better everyone feels about the outcome.”
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Democratic newcomer challenges House Republican By Justin Burnett Staff Reporter
In what has chalked up as one of the friendliest races of the year, 10th Legislative District incumbent Norma Smith is defending the Position 1 seat from challenger Aaron Simpson. Smith, R-Clinton, has held the seat since her appointment in late 2007. A former writer and operations manager for a communications firm, Smith’s political achievements include terms on the South Whidbey School Board and six years as special assistant to the late Congressman Jack Metcalf. By comparison, Simpson, a Democrat from Langley, is a political newcomer with no experience in public office. A barista at Useless Bay Coffee Co. in Langley, a musical composer and an aspiring pilot, Simpson says what he lacks in political experience is made up with passion and youth. Each candidate was sent six questions. Their responses follow:
What will be your top two priorities?
Simpson: “Education is my top priority. We need to fully fund education at all levels while working to ensure that we get the most for our dollars. I will also concentrate on improving economic opportunities for both individuals and businesses. By making our regulations more clear and sensible, we can ease the burdens of growth for our businesses. By improving transportation, people will have access to more opportunity.” Smith: “First, forging an economic climate that promotes private sector job creation and accelerates our economic recovery by working with our small businesses and employers across the state to address state obstacles to growth. We must help create certainty, protect our competitive advantages such as our energy costs (critical to the production sector of our economy) and improve our competitive disadvantages by focusing on regulatory reform and state costs of doing business. Secondly, working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to create sustainable, prioritized, responsible budgets that reflect our duty to our children’s education, public safety, the most vulnerable in our communities and the critical infrastructure needed for a vibrant economy.”
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State Legislative District 10 candidates Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and Langley Democrat Aaron Simpson talk at an August political forum in Oak Harbor.
Would you be willing to raise taxes to improve education?
Smith: “‘It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex.’ Washington Constitution Article 9, Section 1. Our constitution is clear; ample funding of education is our paramount duty, therefore first dollars should be prioritized and utilized for properly funding education. “If additional revenues are needed for other functions, then the case for those government programs should be made to the people, rather than holding our children and their education hostage to budget negotiations. Fund education first.” Simpson: “Rather than raising tax rates as a whole, I would focus on eliminat-
ing wasteful tax exemptions. There are presently 520 tax exemptions in Washington State, many of which do not reflect the way we live our lives today. I’ve identified $3to-$5 billion worth of unproductive exemptions, the removal of which would allow us to fully fund education as well as create new exemptions for businesses that show real potential for growth.”
What problems are unique to Whidbey Island and how do you propose to address them?
Simpson: “Whidbey Island is very dependent on quality transportation infrastructure. I will work to ensure that our ferries remain well funded and that we are proactive in assuring a future for Deception Pass Bridge. Life on an island also has a huge impact on the opportunities available to
our residents. If we continue to expand options like the Sounder train, we can expand people’s access to economic opportunity. We must also create more high-paying jobs on the island. Incentives for high-tech, low-impact businesses will allow people to make a living wage without having to commute.” Smith: “Whidbey Island is unique in that our economy
and communities are dependent on two ferry routes and one 75-year-old bridge over Deception Pass. I will continue working closely with a bipartisan group of legislators representing ferry communities to advocate for the importance of our marine highways. Efficient, cost-effective and reliable service is critical to our safety, our quality of life, and our economic well being. Another unique challenge and opportunity is our island’s perspective and experience at the intersection of aquaculture and agriculture. We must make wise decisions to insure that both are sustainable into the future.”
If elected, what would be different on Whidbey Island two years from now?
Smith: “Working together with political courage and effective leadership, we can improve the business climate for small businesses and farmers on Whidbey Island and across our state. The resulting private sector job growth will provide more opportunities for our neighbors. As ranking member on the Community,
Economic Development and Housing Committee, I work with businesses across our district and state, and know the reforms needed to unleash the creative innovation and potential of our diverse employer community. Common-sense steps like reducing state cost of doing business, cutting cumbersome redtape, and providing relief for small businesses are essential for our economic recovery.” Simpson: “My election will mean that our schools can thrive again. Not only will they be fully funded and free to teach more than just test preparation, but they will again have enough students to make their programs viable. Bringing family wage jobs to the island will bring more families to the island, which will balance our demographics and make our community stronger.”
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Page 9 “Olde Salty Dawg,” the scarecrow created by the Bassett Hound Club of Whidbey Island, won the People’s Choice award in this year’s Scarecrow Corridor contest, sponsored by the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce. The Christopher’s Restaurant entry, “Christopher’s Columbus” and “Captain and The Mermaid,” created by Coupeville Coffee and Bistro, tied for first place in the Merchant category. “Ly’n Captain Hook,” created by the Coupeville Lions Club, earned first place in the Clubs and Nonprofits category.
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Brackenwood Gallery Reception, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 302 First St., Langley. Twenty-four gallery artists offer art under $500. 360-2212978.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. Regular monthly meeting. 360-2574801.
Artworks Gallery Reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Barbara Marks is the featured artist. 360-222-3010.
Second Saturday Social Dance, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Deer Lagoon Grange, Langley. Workshop then CD dance until 10:30 p.m. Bring treat to share. $10.
IDIPIC Hosts Prevention Panel, 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Trinity Lutheran Church’s Grigware Hall, 18341 State Route 525, Freeland. Free. Required by driving instructors for students and parents. 360-672-8219; idipic.org.
Kitsch ‘n Bitch, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. “Bon Appetit with Julia Child.” Tickets: $15. 360-221-8268; 800638-7631.
Fishin’ Club, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, M-Bar-C Ranch, Freeland. Learn about knot history and fishing methods for bass and trout. Uncommon Threads, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Whidbey Weavers Guild presents its annual show and sale. whidbeyweaversguild.org. Fiber Quest, Friday, Nov. 2-Sunday, Nov. 4, stores, wineries and more around Whidbey. Visit yarn and fiber locations to win a gift basket, Free. www.whidbeyfiberquest.com. Rob Schouten Gallery Reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Rob Schouten Gallery, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. “Home for the Holidays” show features affordable art gifts. 360-222-3070.
Dollar Bill Becomes Butterfly, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Wind and Tide Bookshop, Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. Bring two dollar bills to make butterflies. Free. 360-675-1342. Whidbey Art Gallery reception, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, gallery in Langley. Art show features art for under $100. www.whidbeyartists.com. Museo Reception, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 215 First St., Langley. Denise LaRue, who will show sculptural textile pillows and decorative bustiers. David Gignac will exhibit new works in glass and steel. 360221-7737.
Saratoga Orchestra Concert, 2:30 p.m Sunday, Nov. 4, South Whidbey High School, Langley. Gloria Ferry-Brennan will solo. Tickets: $20 adults, $18 senior/military, under age 18 free; purchase at Anchor Books, Moonraker Books, Vino Amore, Bayleaf, Click Music or brownpapertickets.com. sowhidbey.com. Safe Ride Home, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Bayview Community Hall, Langley. Learn about Safe Ride Home and what it does. Help for IBS, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, Coupeville Library. Whidbey General Hospital holds a class on real help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 360-678-4911. Nancy Pearl, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Pearl entertains with list of mustreads and holiday gift book. Free. 360-221-8601.
T’ai Chi Class, 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Nov. 7, Lotus Tea Bar & Studio, 710 SE Fidalgo Ave., Oak Harbor. Lynne Donnelly offers t’ai chi for any level of fitness. First class is free. 360-544-8445. Caregiver Conference, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. Provides resources for caregivers. Free. Reg-
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Nordic Fest, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, South Whidbey High School, Maxwelton Road, Langley. Daughters of Norway Ester Moe Lodge #39 holds this festival of Nordic culture. Admission by donation. 425308-7860.
Red Cross Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Assembly of God Church, Maxwelton Road, Langley. Become a volunteer with South Whidbey Red Cross Disaster Response Team. 360-3212581.
Doctor Kaboom, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets: $10-$15; 360-221-8268; 800638-7631; WICAonline.com.
Alzheimer’s Candle Lighting Ceremony, 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, HomePlace Special Care Center, 171 SW Sixth Ave., Oak Harbor. Free. 360-279-2555.
Autumn on Whidbey Wine and Art Tour, Saturday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov. 11, wineries throughout Whidbey. Enjoy local wine and art. Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 at door. 360-321-0515.
Crab Feed, Dinner and Auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Crockett Barn, 1056 Crockett Farm Road, just off Fort Casey Rd., Coupeville. Tickets: $25 advance — available at Cascade Insurance Angency, Ketystone Cafe, CHS Office; $30 at the door. 360-969-5275; coupevilleboosterclub.com.
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Winter gardening for wildlife toni grove sowin ’n’ the trowel your outdoor plans. After all, I’ve heard tell of people from warmer climes who see the skies darken and decide to stay indoors and wait it out – ‘til around mid-May. For those of us genetically mutated to not only withstand, but appreciate, the rain and all that greenery it brings, these are good times indeed. You’ll find us wandering around outside inspecting the burgeoning bryophytes, those moisture loving non-vascular plants that thrive around here, like mosses and liverworts. Okay, so maybe you’re not all that excited about pulling on your boots and rain coat
and traipsing outside, but here’s a good reason to give monsoon season gardening a try: the wildlife will love you for it. Back in the spring and summer, when the weather was more amenable and you were doing most of your yard work, the birds were building nests and raising their young. If you took advantage of the good weather to clear away the dead brush or cut limbs, chances are you also may have disturbed – or even destroyed – some of these nests filled with eggs or young. It’s not just the trees that make good avian real estate. Some birds nest on or near the ground, so a pile of branches waiting for the chipper can be a perfect spot to conceal a nest. I’ve even found birds nesting in a stand of lemon balm. If encouraging birds and other native wildlife is important to you, then consider delaying any major tree- or
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What makes you the best candidate?
Smith: “My demonstrated effectiveness in the legislature, working respectfully with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to forge good public policy, has been recognized by a broad coalition of supporters, from public safety and environmental advocates to business and trade organizations. My life experiences – from directing operations for two small compa-
nies, serving on our school board and on Congressional staff, to working in long-term care and as a young adult mentor – inform my decisions and help me find solutions for the complex challenges facing us. I will continue to give my best to restore trust in our legislative process.” Simpson: “The challenges facing Washington are enormous. We have a massive budget deficit, a crisis in education and a stagnant business climate. I will bring
a balanced perspective to the legislature as we confront these problems. We can only balance the budget with a balanced approach. While we must ease the burdens on our businesses, we must remember that no business can grow without customers than can afford to support it. Our leaders tend to see only one way to solve a problem. I will bring a fresh perspective to Olympia and use every tool available to ensure our success.”
block of N Main. 4:25 a.m., suspicious person on S Main. 7:06 p.m., weapon offense at Whidbey General Hospital. Thursday, Oct. 25 3:43 p.m., driving under the influence on S Main. Friday, Oct. 26 9:42 p.m., suspicious person on South Main. 11:27 p.m., disorderly conduct at Whidbey General Hospital. Saturday, Oct. 27 1:28 p.m., injured deer, NE Leisure. 3:31 p.m., motor vehicle accident at Terry and Fort Casey. Sunday, Oct. 28 3:02 a.m., disorderly conduct on S Main. 8:54 a.m., physical assault on Heller. 11:50 a.m., disorderly conduct at Whidbey General Hospital emergency room. 6:23 p.m., theft in 300 block of NE Third. 6:48 p.m., harassment on NE Pennington. 10:18 p.m., threats on NE Pennington.
Recent calls to the Coupeville Marshal’s Office: Monday, Oct. 22 8:15 a.m., a deceased deer was blocking the northbound lane in the 18000 block of SR 20. 12:36 p.m., ongoing problem with neighbor on N Main. 12:42 p.m., found property at 26 NW Front. 2:42 p.m., lost property in Island County Jail parking lot. 3:20 p.m., assault reported at Whidbey General Hospital. 6:42 p.m., motor vehicle accident at SR 20 and NW Broadway. 6:57 p.m., woman in a “hoodie” looking into cars on S Main. Tuesday, Oct. 23 6:27 a.m., public assistance in 300 block of NE Third. 10:02 a.m., welfare check in 100 block of N Main. 11:13 a.m., theft in 1100 block of NE Parker. 4:17 p.m., wanted person in the 500 block of N Main. Wednesday, Oct. 24 1:23 a.m., wanted person in 100
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Simpson: “I would work to eliminate the Discover Pass program, and return parks to the sensible system of direct funding that was in place before. When people visit state parks, they also visit the surrounding communities, supporting local businesses. The economic benefit of our parks more than justifies the relatively minor amount of funding they require to remain open.” Smith: “Prioritize them. It is wrong that budget writers over the last decade have spent hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing new lands, while not providing adequately for the operations of our treasured state parks that belong to the people of our state. Our park rangers and staff have offered excellent ways to save on costs and their expertise and guidance need to be heeded. Access to our parks should be free, recognizing the enormous economic benefit they represent to our communities.”
brush-clearing until the birds have finished nesting. If you’ve got the space, you might also want to think of installing a permanent brush pile on your property or leave snags and dead and dying trees that don’t pose a safety hazard in place. Fall is also an excellent time for planting shrubs and trees that attract humming birds and butterflies. The dormant season gives them time to develop strong roots instead of putting all their energy into producing leaves and flowers. Think of adding some natives, like Oregon grape, red flowering currant, Indian plum, twin berry and red elderberry. I know the last thing on your mind right now is a lack of water, but guaranteed, July will return. Wildlife needs a place to drink, so add a bird bath or pond. Even a wide rock with a shallow depression in it can hold enough water to keep thirsty butterflies satisfied. To learn more about native wildlife, visit the Whidbey Audubon Society at whidbeyaudubon.org or the Living with Wildlife pages at the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website, wdfw. wa.gov.
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I think it’s safe to say things are back to normal in Western Washington. The rain gutters are making that old familiar burbling noise and dodging mud puddles is once again a normal part of navigating the byways. I could almost swear I heard a collective sigh rise up from a million slug and snail burrows when the first fat raindrops fell. But maybe it was just the wind revving up for a typical October blast. Except for chocolate and good books, there are a few things you actually can have too much of – despite the intense pleasure they bring. For me, days without any measurable rainfall are big on that list. After watching my Gunnera manicata droop for most of the summer, I say, bring on the monsoons. Yes, bring ‘em on! If you’re not a native Mossback, I know the damp weather can put a cramp in
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BOARD OF ISLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Public Hearing
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Island County Commissioners will hold an evening public hearing to fur ther consider Resolution C-125-12 [PLG-007-12] in the matter of updating and adopting amendments to the Island County Shoreline Master Program Element of the Comprehensive Plan and adoption of Chapter 17.05A to replace Build up your business the existing Chapters with our Service Guide 1 6 . 2 1 a n d C h a p t e r Special: Four full 17.05 ICC in their enweeks of advertising tirety with a new Chapter 17.05A ICC, to be starting at $40. Call known as the Shore800-388-2527 to line Master Program place your ad today.
The first public hearing will be held on November 5, 2012 at 10:20 a.m. This hearing will then be continued to November 19, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. All hearings on this topic will be held in the Commissioners Hearing room in Coupeville. Documents available at: http://www.islandc o u n t y. n e t / p l a n ning/shorelines.htm If more time is needed to complete the public hearing, this matter will be continued to November 26, 2012 at 2:20 p.m. FURTHER INFORMATION may be obtained by contacting the Department of Island County Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, Washington 98239-5000, 679-7339 (Nor th Whidbey), 321-5111 (South Whidbey), or 629-4522 (Camano Island). Persons requiring auxiliary aids/ser vices should call Island County Human Resources at 679-7372, at least 24 hours prior to the event. LEGAL NO. 434957 Published: The W h i d b e y E x a m i n e r, November 1, 2012.
LEGAL NOTICES DEPARTMENT Sealed bids will be received by the Island County Auditor in the Cour thouse Administration Building, attention Michele Tefft, at 1 N.E. Seventh Street, ( P. O . B o x 5 0 0 0 ) , Coupeville, Washington 98239, until 12:30 P.M., November 15, 2012 for the following: 2012 UPS INSTALLATION & LEFT-TURN PHASING MODIFICATIONS WHIDBEY & CAMANO ISLANDS CRP 11-01/JO #00972-0003 Federal Aid Project No. HSIP-000S(279) Project Description: This project will install uninterruptable power supply systems at three signalized intersections; two on Whidbey Island and one on Camano I s l a n d a n d modify the left turn traffic signal phasing at one intersection on Whidbey Island as part of the County Road Safety Improvements Program. ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE $40,000 $55,000
FEDERAL AID PROJECT Island County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 4 2 U. S. C. 2 0 0 0 d t o 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal R e g ulations, Department of Transportation subtitle A, Office of the SecreEBEY’S LANDING tary, Part 21, nondisHISTORIC crimination in federally PRESERVATION assisted programs of COMMISSION the D e p a r t m e n t o f PUBLIC MEETING Transportation issued LAW AND JUSTICE pursuant to the such BUILDING RM 131, Act, hereby notifies all COUPEVILLE, bidders that it will affirWASHINGTON matively insure that in 10:00 A.M. any contract e n t e r e d THURSDAY into pursuant to this NOVEMBER 8, 2012 advertisement, disadvantaged business enAGENDA terprises, as defined at 49 CFR Part 26, will be I. Roll Call afforded full opportunity to submit bids in II. New Businessresponse to this invita tion and will not be disEBY-12-067, Central criminated a g a i n s t o n Whidbey Spor tsman the grounds of race, Association, Addition color, or national origin to existing building or sex in c o n s i d e r a tion for an award. III. I n f o r m a t i o n o n Level B Decisions Bids received after the date and hour EBY-12-066, Seattle stated above will not Pacific Homes, Con- r e c e i v e c o n s i d e r a struct new single-fami- tion. ly residence Proposals will then IV. Adjourn be publicly opened and read aloud in LEGAL NO. 434960 Meeting Room 116, Published: The County AdministraW h i d b e y E x a m i n e r, tion Building, 1 NE November 1, 2012. 7th Street, Coupeville, Washington, at 1:00 P.M., November 15, 2012. Bids shall be submitted on the forms attached with the bid documents. All envelopes shall be clearly marked “BID PROPOSAL - 2012 UPS INLEGAL NOTICE STALLATION & LEFTCALL FOR BIDS TURN PHASING ISLAND COUNTY M O D I F I C AT I O N S , PUBLIC WORKS WHIDBEY & CAMANO
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WASHINGTON Notice is hereby given by the Board of County Commissioners of Island County, Washington, that they have set November 19, 2012 at 10:15 a.m., at the Commissioners Hearing Room, 1 N.E. Sixth St., Coupeville, Washington to receive public input on the speed limit regulation on the road as listed below:
Plans and specifications may be obtained from the Island County Engineer in the Courthouse Annex, 1 N.E. 6 t h S t r e e t , P O B ox 5000), Coupeville, WA, 98239, telephone (360) 679-7331, upon payment of a nonre- Bob Galbreath Road fundable fee of $25.00 1. F r o m S t a t e H i g h per set. way 525 nor therly to Informational copies of S u r fa c e R o a d , S e c maps, plans, and spec- tions 14, 23, and 24, ifications are on file for Tow n s h i p 2 9 N o r t h , inspection only at the Range 3 East, W.M., thir ty-five (35) miles following locations: per hour. Island County Engi2. R o a d L o g N o . neer 12960, located in Sec1 N.E. Sixth St. Coupeville WA tions 13, and 14, Tow n s h i p 2 9 N o r t h , 98239 Range 3 East, W.M., Island County Camano f r o m S u r fa c e R o a d nor therly to ZimmerAnnex 121 N. East Camano man Road, MP 1.010 to MP1.290, forty-five Drive Camano Island WA (45) miles per hour. 98282 Coles Road - Road Log No. 10950, located WCR Plan Center 2 2 1 5 M i d w a y L n in Section 4, Township 29 Nor th, Range 3 Suite 208 Bellingham W A East and Section 33, Tow n s h i p 3 0 N o r t h , 98226 Range 3 East, W.M., Builders Exchange of from a point 600 feet north of the intersecWashington 2607 Wetmore Avenue tion with Strider Road 1219 E v e r e t t W A (private) to Brooks Hill Road, MP 1.404 to MP 98201 2.500, forty (40) miles Daily Journal of Com- per hour. merce Lowell Point Road 83 Columbia St Road Log No. 72130, Seattle WA 98104 located in Sections 25 and 36, Township 31 Valley Plan Center 10002 Aurora Avenue North, Range 2 East, W.M. , from Mountain N #36 PMB 3334 View Road to end of Seattle WA 98133 the county road, MP All proposals shall be 0.000 to MP 0.660, foraccompanied by a bid ty (40) miles per hour. proposal deposit in cash, certified check, W i l k i n s o n R o a d cashier’s check, or bid Road Log No. 12690, b o n d i n a n a m o u n t located in Sections 11 equal to 5 percent of and 13, Township 29 the amount of such bid North, Range 3 East, proposal. Should the W.M., from Zimmersuccessful bidder fail man Road northerly to to enter into such con- Wycliff Road (private), tract and furnish satis- MP 1.290 to MP 1.865, factor y perfor mance forty-five (45) miles per bond within the time hour. stated in the specifications, the bid proposal All interested persons deposit shall be forfeit- m ay a p p e a r a t s a i d ed to Island County. hearing in person, or Island County reserves by their duly appointed the right to reject any representative, and be or all bids and to waive heard for or against all informalities in the said reduction. If you have any questions, bidding. call the Public Works D e p a r t m e n t , LEGAL NO. 430637 360/629-4522, ext Published: The 7331. Whidbey Examiner October 25, November Dated this 24th day of 1, 2012 October, 2012
LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ORDINANCE C-121-12/R-45-12 REGULATING SPEED LIMIT ON VARIOUS COUNTY ROADS WHIDBEYAND CAMANO ISLAND,
LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ORDINANCE C-122-12/R-46-12 REGULATING PARKING ON A PORTION OF HARBOR AVENUE WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON Notice is hereby given by the Board of County Commissioners of Island County, Washington, that they have set November 19, 2012 at 10:15 a.m., at the Commissioner’s Hearing Room, 1 N.E. Sixth St., Coupeville, Washington to receive public input on the parking regulation on the road as listed below: Harbor Avenue, Road Log #25950. Parking is allowed for a maximum of two hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in marked parking spaces on the east side of Harbor Avenue, from the intersection with Main Street to 285 feet south of the intersection with Main Street, located in Section 11, Township 29 North, Range 2 East, W.M. The time restrictions do not apply on Sundays and holidays. All interested persons m ay a p p e a r a t s a i d hearing in person, or by their duly appointed representative, and be heard for or against said reduction. If you have any questions, call the Public Works Department, 360/6797331, ext 7331. Dated this 24th day of October 2012 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS I S L A N D C O U N T Y, WASHINGTON LEGAL NO. 433960 Published: The Whidbey Examiner November 1, 15, 2012.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Island County has received the following applications for review. BOARD OF COUNTY This may be the only time to comment. COMMISSIONERS I S L A N D C O U N T Y, File Number: WASHINGTON 2 6 4 / 1 2 S H P, A p p l i cant: Estate of PatriLEGAL NO. 433990 cia Tobiason, LocaPublished: The i o n : W h i d b e y E x a m i n e r. t November 1, 15, 2012. R32925-313-3701 & R32925-313-3702,
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PUBLIC COMMENT must be received by 4:30 p.m. on, November 15, 2012. Mail to: Island County Community Development, P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239; deliver to 1 NE 6th St Coupeville, WA between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; FAX to (360) 679-7306.
Staff Contact: Jason Johnson, email@example.com F I L E S AVA I L A B L E FOR REVIEW: The application files are available for inspection, copies will be provided at the cost of reproduction. To request notice of hearings, or receive a copy of the decision or appeal procedures, mail your written request to the address below. PUBLIC COMMENTS: must be received by 4:30 p.m. on November 15, 2012 mail to Island County Community Development, P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239; deliver to 6th & Main Street, C o u p ev i l l e, WA b e tween 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; by F A X t o (360) 679-7306. . LEGAL NO. 434332 Published: The Whidbey Examiner. November 1, 2012.
NOTICE of APPLICATION with SEPA Island County has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a determination of non-significance (DNS). The optional DNS process established by WAC 197-11-355 is being used. The public comment period as described below may be the only opportunity to comment on t h e e nv i r o n m e n t a l impacts of the following proposals. File Number: 007/12 C G P, A p p l i c a n t : Mountain Pacific Bank & Phillip/Pascale Collins, Locat i o n : R23013-421-0630, R23013-481-1180 & R23013-430-1020, Langley, Proposal: Grading of a p p r ox . 1 5 0 0 c u b i c yards to complete an access driveway, restore graded steep slopes & install a septic transport line. Parcel is in or near: steep slopes, eagle habitat & possible stream., Staff Contact: Bill Po s s , b i l l p @ c o . i s land.wa.us The proposal may include mitigation under applicable codes, and the project review process may incorporate or require mitigation
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Application files are available for inspection at no cost, and will be provided at the cost of reproduction in a timely m a n n e r. To r e q u e s t notice of hearings, receive a copy of the decision or SEPA determination, or information on appeals contact us at the above address. LEGAL NO. 434338 Published: The Whidbey Examiner. November 1, 2012. NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED TOWN OF COUPEVILLE ORDINANCE 703 An ordinance amending Ordinance 699 by changing 2012 budget appropriations for the General Fund, as set forth in Exhibit “A” of O r d i n a n c e 7 0 3 wa s passed October 23, 2 0 1 2 b y t h e To w n Council. A full text of Ordinance 703 will be mailed upon request or can be viewed on the To w n ’ s w e b s i t e a t w w w. t o w n o f c o u p e ville.org. LEGAL NO. 433994 Published: The W h i d b e y E x a m i n e r. November 1, 2012.
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, e t s e q . T S N o. : WA-11-481616-SH A P N N o . : S8160-03-28002-0 T i t l e O r d e r N o. : 1 1 0 5 4 0 5 9 0 - WA GSI Grantor(s): TESSA L. GAVIN Grantee(s): W E L L S FA R G O H O M E M O R TGAGE, INC Deed o f Tr u s t I n s t r u ment/Reference N o. : 4 0 8 1 0 0 7 I . NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Cor p. of Wa s h i n g t o n , t h e undersigned Trustee, will on 11/30/2012, at 10:00 AM At the main entrance to the City Hall located at 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor WA 98277
LEGAL NOTICES sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the for m of cashier’s check or cer tified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following descr ibed real property, situated in the County of ISLAND, State of Washington, towit: LOT 2, BLOCK 2 8 , P L AT O F SIERRA, DIVIS I O N N O. 3 , A S P E R P L AT R E CORDED IN VOLUME 10 OF PLATS, PAGES 66 A N D 6 7 , RECORDS OF ISL A N D C O U N T Y, WA S H I N G TO N . SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF ISLAND, STATE OF WASHINGTON More commonly known as: 2588 W E L M A R S T, COUPEVILLE, WA 98239 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 10/27/2003, r e c o r d e d 10/29/2003, under 4081007 records of I S L A N D C o u n t y, Washington, from TESSA L. GAVIN , A SINGLE PERSON, as Grantor(s), to LAND TIT L E C O M PA N Y, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of WELLS FA R G O H O M E MORTGAGE, INC, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by WELLS FA R G O H O M E MORTGAGE, INC (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to Wells Fargo Bank, NA. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the D e e d o f Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears:
LEGAL NOTICES $11,795.08 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $108,450.78, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 7/1/2011, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 11/30/2012. The defaults referred to i n Pa r a g r a p h I I I must be cured by 11/19/2012 (11 d ay s b e fo r e t h e sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time befo r e 1 1 / 1 9 / 2 0 1 2 (11 days before the sale) the default as set for th in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or cer tified checks from a State or federally char tered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 11/19/2012 (11 d ay s b e fo r e t h e sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and adv a n c e s , i f a n y, made pursuant to the ter ms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME TESSA L. GAVIN, A SINGLE PERSON ADDRESS 2588 W EL MAR ST, COUPEVILLE, WA 98239 by both
LEGAL NOTICES first class and certified mail on 6/18/2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Tr ustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the wr itten Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described i n Pa ra gra p h I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Tr u s t e e w h o s e name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs a n d fe e s d u e a t any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the a b ove - d e s c r i b e d proper ty. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant t o R C W 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOT I C E TO O C C U PANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not t e n a n t s by s u m mary proceedings under Chapter 5 9 . 1 2 R C W. Fo r tenant-occupied property, the pur-
LEGAL NOTICES chaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE S A L E O F YO U R HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. D O N OT D E L AY. C O N TA C T A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN AT T O R N E Y L I CENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are elig i bl e a n d i t m ay help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING A S S I S TA N C E Housing counselors and legal ass i s t a n c e m ay b e available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and oppor tunities to keep your h o u s e , y o u m ay contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Tollf r e e : 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or Web site: http://www.dfi.wa.g ov/consumers/hom e o v v T i e r ship/postpurchase_counselors_forecl osure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Deve l o p m e n t : To l l f r e e : 1-800-569-4287 or National Web Site: h t t p : / / p o r tal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD or for Local counseling agencies in Washi n g t o n : http://www.hud.gov / o f f i c es/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/ind ex . c f m ? we b L i s t A c tion=search&searchstate= The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and att o r n e y s : Te l e p h o n e :
1-800-606-4819 or W e b s i t e : http://nwiustice.org/what-clear. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, t h e Tr u s t e e , t h e B e n e f i c i a r y, t h e Beneficiar y’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through b a n k r u p t c y, y o u may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note h o l d e r s r i g h t ’s against the real property only. THIS O F F I C E I S ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORM AT I O N O B TAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit repor t ref l e c t i n g o n yo u r credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: 7-19-12 Quality Loan Service Cor p. of Wa s h i n g t o n , a s Trustee By: Tricia Moreno, Assistant S e c r e t a r y Tr u s tee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Ser vice Cor p. of Wa s h i n g t o n C / O Quality Loan Serv i c e C o r p. 2 1 4 1 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866)645-7711 S a l e L i n e : 714-730-2727 Or L o g i n t o : http://wa.qualityLoan.com TS No.: WA-11-481616-SH Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N - 2 0 0 Po u l s b o , W A 9 8 3 7 0 (866) 645-7711
A - 4 2 6 7 2 9 7 11/01/2012, 11/22/2012 LEGAL NO. 413032 Published: The Whidbey Examiner November 1, 22, 2012 Superior Court of Washington County of ISLAND In The Matter of the Estate of: ANNA MAY JOBSON, Deceased. NO. 12-4-00226-8 P R O B AT E N OT I C E TO CREDITORS R.C.W. 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the maimer as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorn ey a t t h e a d d r e s s stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the deced e n t ’s p r o b a t e a n d nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: October 18, 2012. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Daniel Goldsmith /s/ Terry L. Smith Terry L. Smith, WSBA #27014 Attorney for the Personal Representative of The Estate of Anna May Jobson LEGAL NO. 430679 Published: The Whidbey Examiner. October 18, 25, November 1, 2012
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