>Illahee Road Washout Meeting – 5/27/08

>Important Meeting Wednesday 5-28-08. Attached is an email regarding a meeting to discuss the Illahee Road washout at Gilberton Creek. This is an important meeting for the Illahee, Gilberton, and Brownsville communities to determine what is being planned.

Answers? It is also also an opportunity for some to see if they can get some answers as to why the washout occurred, beyond it was a very big storm. If someone had been injured or killed in the washout there would have been an investigation. Cars were crossing the road just prior to the washout along with a school bus. We were lucky, but that doesn’t mean someone shouldn’t be trying to understand why it occurred or what should have been done differently. It appears someone was asleep at the wheel who should have been monitoring a culvert that has been adequate for years, but possibly because of increased development upstream became inadequate. When a system or process fails, the citizens should be able to get some answers as to what happened and what is being done to make sure it doesn’t happen again in Kitsap County with more disastrous results.

The meeting is at the Brownsville School library and begins at 7 pm.

Jim Aho

ps The gosling number of 14 that was reported in the last update dropped to 8 the next day as something got 6 of the goslings Wednesday evening.

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From: Doug Bear
Date: May 27, 2008 7:13 AM
Subject: Illahee Community Meeting

Greetings,

There is a meeting scheduled to recap the progress made and the
schedule for repairing the culvert on Illahee Road. Here is the text
from the release we sent to media last week:

Illahee Road Repair Topic For Community Meeting

What? Community meeting regarding Illahee Road repair schedule
When? Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Where? Brownsville Elementary School
Who? Illahee community residents

(Port Orchard) Commissioner Josh Brown is hosting a community meeting
to provide information regarding the repairs to Illahee Road where it
washed out during the December storm. Representatives from the
County’s Department of Public Works and the Department of Community
Development will explain the timeline for repairs, challenges
encountered, and answer questions. The meeting is Wednesday, May 28 at
7:00 p.m. in the library at Brownsville Elementary off Illahee Road.
Access the school from the Brownsville Highway end of Illahee Road.

Please help us pass the word to those whom you know. We’d like the
widest attendance possible.

Thanks for your help. Please give me a call if you have questions.

Thanks,
Doug

Douglas E. Bear
Public Information Programs Supervisor
Kitsap County Public Works
360.337.4598