News quotes show insiders driving Hadlock Sewer idea

Concerned Residents of Port Hadlock know that the Hadlock Sewer proposal is being driven by insiders with vested interests in the project. The residents of Port Hadlock in general do not support the sewer proposal. This page features news quotes that highlight the reality of: Conflicts of interest related to profits and up-zoning development properties.Continue reading “News quotes show insiders driving Hadlock Sewer idea”

Habitat for Humanity invests in 20-house project in Port Townsend

by Zach Jablonski, PDNMonday, March 1, 2021 1:30am PORT TOWNSEND — Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County is developing land for an eventual 20-house affordable-housing neighborhood. Property on Landes Street between 15th and 18th streets in Port Townsend has been purchased. The next step is to add infrastructure, said Jamie Maciejewski, executive director ofContinue reading “Habitat for Humanity invests in 20-house project in Port Townsend”

OLYCAP awarded $11.3 million for affordable housing in Port Townsend

by Diane Urbani de la Paz, PDN PORT TOWNSEND — In the state’s largest contribution of the current funding cycle, the state Department of Commerce has awarded $11,303,188 to the Olympic Community Action Programs’ Seventh and Hendricks affordable housing project. Construction will start this year on the project, estimated at a total development cost ofContinue reading “OLYCAP awarded $11.3 million for affordable housing in Port Townsend”

Pressurized sewer pipes are a disaster waiting to happen

What sense is there in having a sewer pipe be pressurized? The company hired to advocate for a Port Hadlock sewer, Tetra-Tech, put forward a statement that, after considering the other alternatives (not including the no-sewer alternative), it would be the cheapest way to go, so that the first phase of a sewer system couldContinue reading “Pressurized sewer pipes are a disaster waiting to happen”

“Core Area” Phase I boundary winds around to include landowners more likely to approve sewer

Red lines on the map indicate boundaries of the Phase I – “Core Area.” The red lines skirt the edge of most of the residential areas in Port Hadlock, creating a selection of hand-picked land owners more likely to support the initial sewer project. Much of the Core Area includes vacant lands owned by developers.Continue reading ““Core Area” Phase I boundary winds around to include landowners more likely to approve sewer”

Contradictory county statements create distrust in community about Hadlock Sewer Project

Overall sewer project cost estimates range from over $100 million to $43 million to $23 million, making it impossible to assess which estimate is true. Hook up cost estimates range as high as $41,000 each. Official documents feature contradictory statements with some stating that the community will get to vote to approve or reject theContinue reading “Contradictory county statements create distrust in community about Hadlock Sewer Project”

Port Hadlock Wastewater System – county page implies project has already been approved

https://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/1158/Port-Hadlock-Wastewater-System The link above is to a page on the Jefferson County website posted under the Public Works section. The paragraph below from that page strongly implies that the decision has already been made to construct the Hadlock sewer (see words in bold). Jefferson County, WA is developing a sewer system for the Irondale &Continue reading “Port Hadlock Wastewater System – county page implies project has already been approved”

Jefferson County allows composting toilets combined with full gray water systems

The statements below (#11 and 12) are from the Jefferson County Public Health department webpage about septic systems. Water pollution “hotspots” are hard to solve because the source of the pollution is often difficult to confirm. Where aging septic systems are an issue composting toilets could be a low cost alternative that helps decrease highContinue reading “Jefferson County allows composting toilets combined with full gray water systems”