THEY LIED! County Commissioners move forward on sewer against Hadlock residents’ wishes

So the State just allocated $20 million for the Port Hadlock sewer project. They said there would be a vote. THEY LIED! At yesterday morning’s regular public meeting, Commissioner Greg Brotherton said that now he simply can’t figure out how to hold a vote about the Hadlock Sewer proposal, asking “would it be in theContinue reading “THEY LIED! County Commissioners move forward on sewer against Hadlock residents’ wishes”

“Magical thinking” and “Group think” will lead to Hadlock Sewer fiasco. This project is off the rails.

Jefferson County Commissioners: I am outside the proposed Hadlock Sewer District (HSD). But I am a concerned County Taxpayer. The BOCC is depending on federal funding or “Free Money” to finance this project. My concern as a country property tax payer is; even IF this project can be funded up to 100% of the initialContinue reading ““Magical thinking” and “Group think” will lead to Hadlock Sewer fiasco. This project is off the rails.”

Commissioners Dean and Eisenhour ignore Concerned Residents’ input about Hadlock Sewer – Dean attacks us as outsiders!

NOTE: This is an analysis of a well-written article by Brian Kelly that ran in the Port Townsend/Jefferson County Leader on April 21, 2021. The article featured a special commissioners meeting on April 15 about the proposed Hadlock Sewer. Before that meeting the Concerned Residents of Port Hadlock (CRPH) submitted a petition to the JeffersonContinue reading “Commissioners Dean and Eisenhour ignore Concerned Residents’ input about Hadlock Sewer – Dean attacks us as outsiders!”

KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES – “After careful alterations of the boundary, they found it began to look like a turkey…But, by cutting its head off, they cleverly disguised it as a dog.”

Article and drawing by Mike Regan The boundary for the “Core Area” Local Improvement District (LID) was discussed at the exclusive “sewer working group” meetings, and it was decided that certain property owners were to be approached and asked if they wished to be included. Well, that’s very nice of them, but the effect isContinue reading “KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES – “After careful alterations of the boundary, they found it began to look like a turkey…But, by cutting its head off, they cleverly disguised it as a dog.””

The folly of building centralized, water-based sewage management systems

Here is yet another reason why the proposed Hadlock Sewer is a bad idea. Apr 07, 2021KOUW-NPRBy John Ryan TITLE: Heavier rainfall to cost Seattle area billions to avoid sewage spills More-intense storms are expected to cost the Seattle area billions of dollars in coming decades — and that doesn’t include the potential for moreContinue reading “The folly of building centralized, water-based sewage management systems”

PDN: Hadlock sewer plan draws opposition

County plans outreach in mid-April by Zach JablonskiSunday, March 21, 2021 PORT HADLOCK — The proposed Port Hadlock Sewer project, now in the engineering and design phase, has drawn concerns from some residents about the overall impacts of the project. Concerned Residents of Port Hadlock (CRPH) began a petition at hadlocksewer.com in February that demandsContinue reading “PDN: Hadlock sewer plan draws opposition”

Craig Durgan says “all these homeless can be given free ride to McNeil Island”

Craig Durgan, chair of the Hadlock Sewer Working Group, stated in a Facebook post recently that, “All these homeless can be given a free bus ride and ferry ride to McNeil and “do their thing.” He went on to suggest that the federal prison there was no longer in use so they could live there.Continue reading “Craig Durgan says “all these homeless can be given free ride to McNeil Island””

Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan: Port Hadlock/Irondale UGA

URBAN GROWTH AREA ELEMENT From Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 2, about the Urban Growth Element. These excerpts have important points to consider related to the Hadlock UGA highlighted in bold text. Page 9 “There is no sanitary sewer system presently in the UGA. All wastewater treatment is provided either by individual on-site septic systemsContinue reading “Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan: Port Hadlock/Irondale UGA”

Battle for the Soul of Port Hadlock

March 18, 2021by Pamela Roberts The battle for the soul of Port Hadlock continues between the development camp and residents of this rural town. The proposed Hadlock Sewer is central to this conflict. Core Area pushing sewer proposal The “Core Area” in Port Hadlock has a gerrymandered boundary drawn around the Hadlock business district, inContinue reading “Battle for the Soul of Port Hadlock”

“No to Hadlock Sewer,” says “Strong Towns” author and consultant hired by Intergovernmental Collaborative Group!

March 13, 2021 by Pamela Roberts Government officials hire consultants, but will they listen to them? On February 4, 2021 the Intergovernmental Collaborative Group (ICG) held a free (to the public) “Community Conversation” with nationally known planner and engineer Charles Marohn. The ICG includes representatives from Jefferson County’s Board of Commissioners and Public Utilities District,Continue reading ““No to Hadlock Sewer,” says “Strong Towns” author and consultant hired by Intergovernmental Collaborative Group!”