Illahee Update 11-8-11 Research Ferry, Illahee Community Meeting, Cell Tower Hearing

Research Ferry in Illahee. The white catamaran making test runs in Illahee waters is Kitsap Transit’s “Rich Passage 1” doing research on its ability to be a high speed, low wake ferry carrying passangers through Rich Passage.  The Kitsap Sun article describing the boat and testing can be found at the following link:
Illahee Community Meeting on Saturday. One of the issues likely to be discussed at the Illahee Community meeting on Saturday at 1 pm at the library, is the remand issue.  There were at least 5 residents at the remand meeting on Monday evening at the County Administrative Building.

Cell Tower Hearing on Thursday. We are working on better understanding the upcoming hearing on the new Verizon cell tower at the Trenton Ave fire station.  The notice for the hearing is as follows:

Cell Tower Staff Report. The staff report for the cell tower is on the county website and can be read by clicking on the following:
Community Input? There are residents concerned about aspects of the planned cell tower.  Some think there must be a better location.  Another wonders about the wisdom of two cell towers so close together.  And it appears there are other concerns.  Based on past experiences with these types of hearings, this is the only opportunity to make sure things are done right.  If residents don’t like the idea of two side by side cell towers at the fire station, this is your one opportunity to say so.

Jim Aho