March 2, 2018 Whidbey News-Times: Landing’s water tests high in fecal coliform

“Penn Cove has been designated at risk of having its water quality designation downgraded, which would eliminate shell fishing in the area.”

Not far up the road, and located within the boundaries of the Penn Cove Watershed and Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, is a property where a large collection of junk cars are stored.

Applicable Island County Code 17.03.180 – Land use standards: “Junk vehicles shall have all batteries and fluids properly removed and disposed of to protect the groundwater supply pursuant to applicable Island County Health Department regulations.”

We were able to determine that no procedures exist for inspecting junk cars to verify that all batteries and fluids have been properly removed and disposed of to protect the groundwater supply pursuant to applicable Island County Health Department regulations.

We were able to determine that the Island County Health Department has never found any junk vehicle, anywhere in the county, anytime in the past 5 years that was in violation of code.

Public Records requests:

Public Records Request – All Batteries and Fluids Properly Removed?

Public Records Request – 5 Year History – No Junk Vehicle Found in Violation of Code – Anywhere in Island County

More here:

Penn Cove – Storm Water Runoff Project

The county has not made an effort to check back or monitor this situation:

Island County Records Creation Protocols

 

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.

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?

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

More here:

Junk Cars in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

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