Wood Chips. We need help with getting wood chips to the people who want them. There were four people requesting wood chips and instead this load was dumped at the Preserve. If you see a tree service with chips they want to get rid of, have them contact us and we will put them in contact with people who actually want them. The Preserve doesn’t need anymore at this time.
Trees Down. Some Ocean View Blvd residents had to make some detours today because of downed trees from the latest storm. We found a broken off rear view mirror on the road this morning indicating someone must have had a close call.
Pheasant. Nice to see a couple of hen pheasants pass by the other day.
Susan May, Kitsap County Emergency Preparedness did a presentation on being prepared for disasters – earthquakes, landslides, weather related problems. You should have provisions for 5-7 days. Susan stressed that in the case of an earthquake, we could be isolated and on our own for several days. More information can be found at www.kitsapdem.org. You can also sign up for alerts and warnings. Susan left several pamphlets including Earthquake Safety checklist, Food and Water in an Emergency, Map Your Neighborhood as well as a few others.
Monday Community Meeting. The Illahee Community non-profit group will hold its annual meeting this coming Monday (11/2/15) at 6:15 pm at the Kitsap Regional Library’s meeting room, and will cover a number of different topics of interest to Illahee and nearby residents. Signs such as the one below will be posted on Thursday throughout Illahee.
TE Cleanup. During discussions regarding Phase 2 we received permission to begin cleaning up some of the old campsites on the Timbers Edge properties we would like to eventually purchase. Thanks to the group this past Saturday who filled up enough garbage bags to fill a pickup, and the nearby property owner who volunteered to haul the garbage off.
When the wood chip guys call they want immediate communication and access with whoever may be interested in chips. Tree Service guys approach from different directions. They like the shortest distance to dump. With these points in mind, it would be helpful to have the following information for each interested party.
2. General location
3. Specific address
4. Phone number(s)
5. How much chips are desired.
There are no guarantees. Chips are available VERY inconsistently. I welcome info from whoever may be interested, and I will try to send chips as I am contacted. Finally, when someone no longer wants wood chips, please notify me so I don’t waste any one’s time calling them.
Timbers Edge Phase 1 Purchase Completes. It took awhile for everything to come together, but the purchase of 25.5 acres finally closed on September 29, 2015. Because state and some county funds were involved, an appraisal was needed to verify property values. Below is what we saw on Facebook today.
Police Reports. In our last Update we reported on police chase in Illahee, a crashed car, and a drug dealer who fled on foot, and eventually was found and apprehended with the help of a police dog. The first report if from the Kitsap Sun and the second from the CK Reporter.
Police Chase. Evidently a known drug dealer with several felonies, was being pursued by Bremerton police in the area of Sunset and then ended up on Illahee Road about two tenths of a mile north of the dock, where he abandoned his car. We don’t know where or what kind of car, or if it was stolen.
Power Outage. We heard on Sunday afternoon there were 594 residents in Illahee without power with an estimated time to restore power set for Tuesday at 6:30 am, when a plea was made for help. We don’t know how it got expedited but after 32 hours without power we are glad it happened and thank those with contacts. Another 30+ hours would have been tough.
Orcas Visit Illahee. A pod of orcas visited Illahee this evening and put on quite a show for those on the Illahee Community dock.