The scene here has been transitioning in recent weeks. This property is located within the boundaries of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and the Penn Cove Watershed.

The previous property owner was issued Island County Cease and Desist Order: Case No. 025/14 dated 2/19/15 for storage of junk cars. This Cease and Desist Order indicates several reasons why junk car storage can not be permitted in this residential neighborhood.

From Cease and Desist Order Case No. COV 025/14:

Page 2 of 4 C. No Junk/Salvage yard can be permitted in a Rural Residential Zone.

Page 2 of 4 D. No more than one junk vehicle can be stored on a lot less than one acre in size.

Page 3 of 4 I. Minimum parcel size for home industry is 2.5 acres. In order to operate home industry on parcel- owner must be full-time resident.

There is no permitted residence on this parcel.

The lot in question is less than one acre in size.

There is no legally established permitted use at this property. A fence may be used to cover up vehicles secondary to a legally established permitted use.

2013- Google satellite image

When we signed Real Estate papers- there was just one classic Ford truck between us and the garage:

Aug 16th, 2017- another vehicle is towed in:

Aug 19th, 2017- another vehicle is towed in:

Aug 21st, 2017- another vehicle is towed in:

Aug 29th, 2017- another vehicle is towed in:

Sept. 21st, 2017- Construction of extended fence begins. Earlier, we had our property surveyed, then installed a fence on our side of the property line. The first fence begins at the property corner adjacent to the mail boxes and runs about halfway back to the trees. The extended fence joins that fence and runs back to the trees on our side of the property line.

Oct. 3rd, 2017- Construction completed on extended section of fence.

Nov 8th, 2017- another vehicle is added:

View from inside the living area of our home:

May 5th, 2018- another vehicle is towed in:

May 5th, 2018- One vehicle is towed out:

May 5th, 2018- All done:

Morning of May 7th, 2018- Looking north from Riepma Ave.

Afternoon of May 7th, 2018- another vehicle is towed in:


Afternoon of May 7th, 2018- All done:

May 30th, 2018- another vehicle is towed in:


June 1st, 2018- another vehicle is towed in:


Background:

Island County Code – Junk Cars

 

Why is the Rolling Hills community included in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve?

What services do Rolling Hills residents receive in exchange for permit fees Re: Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve?

The Rolling Hills neighborhood is the part of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve where property owners pay fees for permits Re: Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve – yet no standards appear to be in place.

This is the portion of the reserve that will not show up on promotional websites, brochures, kiosks, school field trips, etc.

Does ELNHR attempt to maintain any standards in the Rolling Hills community?

 

Detailed Timeline and Results of Public Records Requests on this Rolling Hills property here:

Island County Records Creation Protocols