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Port commission meeting April 26th


By Port of Port Townsend The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Regular Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission on April 26, 2023 have been posted. Agenda topics include a Quarter 1, 2023 IDD Levy Project Funding Report. The 5:30 p.m. full meeting agenda is HERE and the public is invited to attend …

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April 19/20, 2023 Port Commission Retreat. Public is invited


Port Commission Retreat By Port of Port Townsend on Apr 14, 2023 02:33 pm The Port of Port Townsend Commissioners and senior staff will attend a Commission Retreat on Wednesday & Thursday, April 19/20, 2023 beginning at 10:00 am each day at the Point Hudson Pavilion Building at 355 Hudson Street and also online. The …

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The Olympian: Port of Olympia commissioner attempts to put director Gibboney on administrative leave


Our Port Townsend Marine Trades will likely find the plight of the Port of Olympia unfortunately familiar, as well as grateful things have improved on many fronts in the last few years. https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article274188720.html (The text of the article is saved below because of unsuccessful attempts to locate PT Leader and PDN articles about events that …

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Port meeting & Workshop Wednesday April 12th


Commission Meeting and Workshop April 12 By Port of Port Townsend on Apr 07, 2023 02:07 pm The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Public Workshop & Regular Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission on April 12, 2023, have been posted. The Port Commission has two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, April 12.  On …

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Next Port Meeting is March 22, 4:30PM and 5:30 PM


Upcoming Port Commission Meetings: Date                   Meeting & Time March 22              4:30 p.m. Special Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Meeting April 12:                9:30 a.m. Workshop, 1 p.m. Meeting April 14:                Local2020/T-Lab Transportation Conference – Quorum of Commission Attending …

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Commission Workshop and Meeting March 8


By Port of Port Townsend on Mar 03, 2023 02:33 pm The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Public Workshop & Regular Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission on March 8, 2023, have been posted. The Port Commission has two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, March 8.  On the 9:30 a.m. workshop agenda is …

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Port Commission meeting FEB 22


UPDATE from the Port of PT: Commission Meeting February 22, 2023 By Port of Port Townsend on Feb 17, 2023 02:46 pm The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Regular Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission on February 22, 2023, have been posted. The Port Commission has a meeting on Wednesday, February 22, …

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Port of PT February Meetings


February 8:          9:30 a.m. Workshop, 1 p.m. Meeting February 15:        1 p.m. Special Business Meeting – Short Family Farm Proposed Purchase February 16:        5 p.m. Intergovernmental Collaborative Meeting February 22:        5:30 p.m. Meeting See the Port’s Meetings Page with additional information HERE. …

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SPECIAL MEETING::Port/Short’s:: FEB 15 1PM POINT HUDSON


Special Meeting Notice – February 15 – 1pm on Resolution #787-23 Authorizing Purchase of Short’s Family Farm Contingent on State Funding (UPDATE: LISTEN/VIEW the recorded meeting here.) By Port of Port Townsend on Feb 13, 2023 02:58 pm The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Special Business Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission …

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Law prohibits use of Irgarol Paints as of 1/01/2023


If you haven’t heard: As of January 1, 2023, the antifouling ingredient Irgarol, also called Cybutryne, which is found in some older bottom paints from Interlux and Pettit, was banned in Washington. It was introduced as a less harmful antifoulant replacement for tributyltin (TBT), but more recent research has discovered that it is indeed very …

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Port Commission meets 2/8/2023 9:30 workshop + 1pm meeting


Attending Port meetings in person whenever possible really changes the vibe of these meetings. It is important for the Commission and Port Staff to see interest in what they do. Even if you show up for part of the meeting and quietly leve, it makes a difference. Upcoming Port Commission Meetings: (SEE MEETINGS PAGE FOR …

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Point Hudson RE-Opens early


Point Hudson reopens early with new jetty Port Townsend’s historic 50-slip Point Hudson Marina is opening again for boaters on Wednesday, Jan. 25, weeks ahead of schedule. Port of Port Townsend Executive Director Eron Berg said efficient work by Orion Marine Contractors of Tacoma with strong support by the Port staff made the early completion …

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Understanding the Shorts Farm Acquisition Proposal


On January 17th, the Port held a special meeting at the Chimacum Grange to hear the voices of stakeholders and the Ag community on the topic of the Port’s proposal to buy the Short’s family farm. It is important to understand this proposal and the very real challenges this farm and the Short’s family have …

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REMINDER to Register: HAZMAT Collection Event JAN 20th.


Register your business to have your hazmat waste collected. Participation impacts the frequency of these Hazmat collection events. From our Environmental Officer Kimberlie Webber at the Port of Port Townsend: You might have heard that the county is organizing a moderate risk waste collection through Clean Harbors Environmental Services for small quantity generators. Unfortunately, there …

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Port Meetings Jan. 11th, 17th. & 25th


Port Meetings Page HERE January 11:          9:30 a.m. Workshop, 1 p.m. Meeting January 17:          Special Meeting regarding Short’s Family Farm 6 p.m. January 25:          5:30 p.m. Meeting 1/17/22 Special Business Meeting Packet Agenda 12/14/22 Public Workshop 9:30 a.m. Agenda Short’s Farm Presentation Video …

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January PORT REPORT pdf


In case you missed it in the LEADER:

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Flooding in Boat Haven 12/27/22


A significant King Tide event took place in Boat Haven this last week. (Photo compliments of Diana Talley) The Port of PT declared an emergency in order to deal with it urgently. The Port’s notice read:

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Port of PT Western Expansion- feedback needed


Re-posting- please send the Port your feedback via the linked survey Our marine trades are definitely stakeholders of any Port of Port Townsend expansion and proposed changes. The port has asked for our feedback and the more they hear from the marine trades community, the better. Please take a moment to fill out their survey: …

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Port special meeting: Short’s Family Farm


Posted: Notice of Special Meeting January 17, 2023 Short’s Family Farm By Port of Port Townsend on Dec 16, 2022 11:56 am Notice of Special Meeting Materials have been posted for a special meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.  At 6 p.m., the Port Commission will meet in person at the Chimacum Grange #681, 9572 …

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December 14 Port of PT meetings


Commission Meeting and Workshop December 14 By Port of Port Townsend on Dec 09, 2022 03:57 pm The Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Public Workshop & Regular Meeting of the Port of Port Townsend Commission on December 14, 2022, have been posted. The Port Commission has two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, December 14.  On …

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