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DSC_0003 We’ve been here for three years now. When we first moved in- we cleaned melted phone books out of the ditch because they were delivered to people who did not want them.

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Send an opt in postcard to postal customers. Those who want a new phone book can check the box and have one delivered with their mail or to their home. Please do not dump phone books on and around mailboxes.

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Possibly of interest: Opt out of getting a telephone directory

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Appeals court rules against Seattle’s curbs on yellow pages

“As a result, for every household in the country, the default setting is still to get the yellow pages each year. You can opt out, but few people are aware of the option, and some critics say the lack of accountability makes the system pretty noneffective. My brother, for instance, who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, opted out online and still had the yellow pages delivered from Hibu last month.”

Rant over.

 

DSC_0080 copy In the news: Pot grower likely to gain permit to keep growing pot: Lack of penalty leads to questions about fairness

The issue here is not marijuana- it’s Island County trying to get their story straight.

“The facility’s owners, Christina and Scott Hensrude, of Woodinville, filed for a land-use permit in 2014, but just had their requisite site plan review hearing on April 15.”

If the owners filed for a permit in 2014- why did the site plan review wait until April 15, 2016?

A previous article: Pot grower asks for after-the-fact approval

“West yesterday continued to insist the county has no knowledge of the unlawful use. On Tuesday, he said didn’t know the buildings were already being used for marijuana.”

Nothing to act on if no complaint has been filed:

“Actually, I don’t have knowledge. There’s been no complaint filed.” Just having been told about the violation, even by credible sources, doesn’t equate to “knowledge,” he said. “People mention things to me all the time. That doesn’t mean I have evidence.”

But the owners filed for a permit in 2014?

How could the county not know about a pending marijuana operation if the owners filed with the county in 2014?

 

Mixed messages in local government:

The health dept. conducts regular inspections of businesses that sell food & beverages without waiting for complaints to roll in. Fire inspectors do inspections without waiting for complaints. State & local law enforcement agencies do DUI patrols without waiting for complaints.

Back in May of 2014-

The public knew of the new marijuana business: Impending recreational pot business in Island County off to a hazy start

The county also knew- even without any complaints?

“But the approval doesn’t seem forthcoming. David Wechner, the Island County planning director, said the property appears to be zoned “Oak Harbor industrial.” The recently approved county regulations governing recreational marijuana don’t allow retail pot shops in that zoning.”

From comments:

“I did file a complaint on November 18 2014 . David Wechner Planning Director for Island County at the time , said to me that any complaints would need to be filed before November 18 2014 which I did . David said there would be a Public Meeting where the public could voice there concerns which never happened . North Whidbey Business Park has several land owners that would have been at that meeting with concerns . Morning of December 8 2014 I emailed David Wechner asking when a public meeting was to take place no response from David . Jason Johnson from Island County Planning called me at 4:00 PM the same day telling me that Christina &Scott Hensrude property owners we’re given a building permit to put up an 8 foot high security fence with razor wire at the top . Building permit allowed them to block the north entrance to the North Whidbey Business Park , which is a recorded easement and David was aware of that . David emailed me stating that Island County does not get involved with private agreements unless we are asked to approve a permit in violation of one ?? That same day I emailed David and got no response next day or ever . Back in September 16 2014 emailed David Wechner reported that Hensrudes were growing marijuana in a business that left Sports Bar and Grill that has been there for years . David went personally to the marijuana growing and verify to me that he saw them growing medical marijuana , his response was The county does not regulate medical marijuana . October 9 2014 David emailed me stating that he would have a building official and a member of the law-enforcement will be doing and inspection on the north end of the business park next week , I never was called or contacted .
As I see it the County has made the decision back in June of 2014 and there a big difference in growing and processing marijuana versus a retail store ,makes a big difference in our business park and the surrounding neighborhood keep in mind this is right at the main gate to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. We’ve had customers on Goldie Road driving by in their cars and smell the odor .
I’ve been in business in Oak Harbor for 42 years last 28 years have been at North Whidbey Business Park Not A Way I Planned on Going Out !!
Thank You Island County For your Support!!
MikeHaun
Owner of Precision Tire Factory & Auto Center”

More here: Whidbey Update

 

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Photo- Keystone ferry inbound

“Keystone terminal gives way to ‘Coupeville’ ferry” Coupeville/Penn Cove is on the eastern shore of Whidbey Island- no ferry link to Port Townsend exists there.

 

 

 

DSC_0004 Marijuana permitting process in the news: Pot grower asks for after-the-fact approval

“West yesterday continued to insist the county has no knowledge of the unlawful use. On Tuesday, he said didn’t know the buildings were already being used for marijuana.”

Nothing to act on if no complaint has been filed:

“Actually, I don’t have knowledge. There’s been no complaint filed.” Just having been told about the violation, even by credible sources, doesn’t equate to “knowledge,” he said. “People mention things to me all the time. That doesn’t mean I have evidence.”

Mixed messages in local government:

The health dept. conducts regular inspections of businesses that sell food & beverages without waiting for complaints to roll in. Fire inspectors do inspections without waiting for complaints. State & local law enforcement agencies do DUI patrols without waiting for complaints.

Back in May of 2014-

The public knew of the new marijuana business: Impending recreational pot business in Island County off to a hazy start

The county also knew- even without any complaints?

“But the approval doesn’t seem forthcoming. David Wechner, the Island County planning director, said the property appears to be zoned “Oak Harbor industrial.” The recently approved county regulations governing recreational marijuana don’t allow retail pot shops in that zoning.”

Update: Pot grower likely to gain permit to keep growing pot: Lack of penalty leads to questions about fairness

 

Elsewhere in Whidbey news: Builders demand burglary relief from Island County sheriff

Still curious about why funding for Island County law enforcement should be tied up in a Homeland Security patrol boat.

Recommendation-

Let the Sheriff & the people he serves set funding priorities for the Island County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Also- Now is the time to get in on a mountain of used tires offered by a local business.

 

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Photo- Slow Lane, Whidbey Island

 

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14 years after 911:

WATCH: Army Football Takes The Field With American and French Flags

 

New Facebook filter lets you show solidarity with Paris

“The social media site’s new overlay lets users put a French flag over their existing profile picture, similar to the rainbow flag filter Facebook rolled out for pride month.”

 

The #French flag is flying from atop the #SpaceNeedle tonight! #SHARE or #LIKE to show your support.

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Photo- Rocky Brook

 

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Washington State update:

State law may use gender neutral language

 

Every possible mixed message seems to be in play in modern American culture.

Will selective service registration become a gender neutral requirement?

Will gender specific beauty pageants be done away with?

Mrs. Washington International Pageant

No more swimsuit competitions?

Miss Washington’s swimsuit catches judges’ attention

No more scholarships for women?

No more diamonds for Mother’s Day?

Gender neutral cheerleader tryouts?

No more federal support for women business owners?

 

 

Photo- local harvest

 

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Dividing people up into groups- then assigning a separate value to each group.

All a matter of public policy.

 

At the federal level:

“no person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, age, disability, or national origin or otherwise subjected to unlawful discrimination.”

Except for:

Federal alcohol prohibition for adults age 18-20.

A federal requirement that 18 year old males register for selective service while 18 year old females opt out.

Charging people different access fees for National Parks lands- based on the age of the individual. We pay for these lands the same as we pay for the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Making gay military spouses ineligible for military benefits.

 

At the state level:

The version of marijuana legalization now in place in WA & CO leaves prohibition in place for adults age 18-20.

 

 

Photo- Port Townsend scene

 

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It can be lonely at times.

Maintaining a low standard of living to allow for more quality time-

 

No house

No car payment

Not commuting to work

Not living on credit

Never went to college

No kids

No marriage

No dog

No cell phone

Not a member of a political party

Not a member of a church congregation

Not voting

Not on prescription medication of any kind

Did time in the US Armed Forces

Believe in freedom beyond my own personal choices

 

 

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AM rush hour- Port Hadlock

 

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