>Miscellaneous – 12/15/09

>Illahee News Articles.  There have been a number of recent articles in the Kitsap Sun regarding Illahee.  We have a number of snow birds, travelers, former Illahee residents, and residents who don’t get the Kitsap Sun who like to keep up with what is happening in Illahee so we have attached the links to the reports.

Illahee Has Been Cold.  We had a week of cold weather and many are now happy to have the warmer rain instead.  The cold weather resulted in several fires in Illahee that were reported in the Sun.  The links are: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/dec/12/illahee-home-fire-caused-by-combustibles-next-to/ and  http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/dec/08/fire-displaces-illahee-family/

Illahee Arson Fire Report.  There was also an article in the Sun regarding the arson fire that took the life of Paymela Long back in October 2009.  The link is:  http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/dec/09/at-scene-of-homicide-family-prays-for-peace-and/

Comments to Past Updates.  We normally receive comments to the Updates and often forget to pass them on.  When we include them we like to put them in italics.  Here are a few regarding trash:
while walking along illahee road this afternoon, i spotted several of
the aforementioned white trash bags, i noticed they were all stamped
with a kitsap county logo….so maybe jail trustees… or ????

Thanks to who ever picked up the chair that was dumped along side the road on 1st street.

You were wondering about the white trash bags along the road, it was a group of
youth that was escorted by a police truck, so it appears to be community serves
workers or work release prisoners.

We did a trail clean up a few weeks ago and are schedule to finish the trails (in the brush off the trail) this weekend. We did not do the road however. (This was in response to an email wondering if the Alternatives to Detention group did the cleanup work on Illahee Road.)
Timbers Edge Appeal Questions.  We are getting more and more questions as to what is happening with the appeals the Illahee Community Club has filed.  Earlier this afternoon we met with a Bremerton Patriot reporter who was asking about the Timbers Edge appeals.  Since there seems to be substantial interest in the appeals, we will cover them in greater detail in future Updates.

Illahee Creek Monitoring Stations.  We came across an old map showing the location where fecal coliform monitoring was done along Illahee Creek a few years ago.  Based on the results obtained from the samples the stations changed from those shown on the attached map, and due to another year of monitoring data and Health Department cutbacks, will be changing again in 2010.  If anyone is interested in volunteering to collect the fecal coliform samples at the beginning of each month, please send us an email. 

Jim Aho