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Friday, January 31, 2014 | Vol. 113, No. 5 | | 50¢

PTA finances under review Gordon Elementary School in Kingston By KIPP ROBERTSON and RICHARD WALKER Herald staff

KINGSTON — A panel of PTA members conducted a review of Gordon Elementary PTA’s finances Jan. 17, after some discrepancies were alleged. Cindy Kleinfelter, Washington State PTA director for Region 1, said the review panel’s findings would be forwarded to the local PTA’s board of directors, which would decide the next course of action. “Until the board of directors can meet and review the findings, there’s not going to be anything to talk about,” she said. “The review could prove nothing is wrong, or that there are irregularities. ‘Irregularities’ is a gray word — you can have an irregularity as far as certain procedures weren’t followed, but there is no missing money. Every review is different.” She said law enforcement would get involved if there are irregularities and “the board asks to go that direction.” Kleinfelter last talked to the Herald at about 11 a.m. Jan. 17, as the review was being conducted. Kleinfelter did not return followup phone calls from the Herald by deadline Jan. 30. Gordon PTA President Marta Michalski did not return a phone call nor an email by deadline Jan. 30. Washington State PTA President Heather Gillette See pta, Page A3


Outcry over annexation Residents concerned about potential impacts to property rights By RICHARD D. OXLEY

POULSBO — The Port of Poulsbo has entertained the idea of expanding its boundaries for nearly one year. Little, if any, opposition to the notion presented itself during that time. In fact, only a handful of supportive voices were raised at port meetings and a town hall on the topic. But at a Jan. 24 forum hosted by the North Kitsap Herald at Poulsbo City Hall, the opposition finally showed up. “All of us waterfront homeowners, we got the DNR, we got the Army Corps of Engineers if you

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Joe Prevost, whose family has lived on Pearson Point in Liberty Bay for 25 years, tells the Poulsbo Port Commission why he’s opposed to annexation, at a Jan. 24 forum. The annexation measure is on the Feb. 11 ballot. Richard D. Oxley / Herald got a dock, we got the county, we got septic people, and now you (want to) put another layer — you guys — over that,” said Joe Prevost, whose family has lived on Pearson Point in Liberty Bay for 25

years. “We’re worried. We got enough already.” He added, “This is a 71 percent increase (in the port’s taxing area). I’m very opposed to this.” Prevost lives in one of a few neighborhoods along

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Liberty Bay that will vote Feb. 11 on whether they wish to join the Poulsbo Port District. The others are Lemolo, Scandia, Virginia Point, and parts of Poulsbo. The council cham-

See PORT, Page A8

Unsuccessful calls to 911 spark multi-agency investigation By RICHARD WALKER

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ber was packed and left with standing room only. Commissioners Jim Rutledge, Stephen Swann and Mark DeSalvo attempted to explain why the surrounding commu-

POULSBO — Federal law requires that you be able to call 911 on your cell phone, even if you have no minutes or carrier. That’s right: Turn on a cell phone. If it’s got a signal, you should be able to 911. Local, state and federal emergency management officials take 911 access seriously. So, when Ash and Angie Daignault of Suquamish weren’t able to connect to 911 when their 10-month-old daughter had a seizure Jan. 16, the incident started an investigation that ultimately

“You’re driving and have a heart attack and can’t call 911. Who in their right mind would sign up for that?” — Ash Daignault, who couldn’t call 911 on his cell phone during a medical emegency

involved officials at Kitsap County CenCom, the state Emergency Management Division, and the manager of the state Enhanced 911 Unit. See 911, Page A9

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