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IT IS ALMOST TIME FOR HOLIDAY LIGHTS!

Installation will take place next week: Thursday, November 16 starting at 8am

Th e PLVC Holiday Lights committee is looking for volunteers to help install the lights for this coming season. Each year we light the trees in the four parkways on Paradise Bay Road adjacent the village center, bringing joy to our dark winter months.

This year the installation will take place Thursday, November 16 starting at 8am. If you can lend a hand, please contact the Holiday Lights committee chair: Dave McDearmid at dmcdearmid98365@gmail.com to add your name to the volunteer list.

Thank you in advance for your assistance – it’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit and brighten our winter in Port Ludlow.

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Holiday Lights Takedown

Dear Port Ludlow Friends and Residents,

The Holiday Lights Committee has made arrangements to take the lights down from the trees in the median on Friday, April 14th beginning at 8:00 am. Please let me know if you can help. WAVE Trucks will be there to assist us. We have made arrangements to have professional flagers on site. You cooperation and assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Regards,

Terry Umbreit
umby@wsu.edu

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Hello Port Ludlow Businesses and Residents,

The PLVC wishes you all a Happy Holiday Season.

As I’m sure you have noticed, the holiday lights have been installed on the trees in the median of Paradise Bay Road between the new Cottages and the Village Center. This installation was performed by PLVC volunteers with the help of WAVE broadband who provided bucket trucks in order to reach the higher branches. Isn’t it just wonderful to drive around the bend and see the trees all bright and twinkling!

Although commercial grade lights were purchased, the distribution system needed to be upgraded this year to minimize the outages we experienced in the past. In addition, we must hire flaggers to route the traffic safely around the volunteers whenever we are installing or removing the lights. These expenditures amounted to about $1,600 this year.

Since PLVC does not collect dues nor receive funds from LMC or SBCA, I would like to ask your help to offset these expenditures with a donation. We are very pleased to maintain this tradition in Port Ludlow and your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Since PLVC is a 501(c)3 charitable institution, your donation may be deductible from your income tax. If your employer has a charitable gift matching program, I would ask that you request whatever is eligible from them. Please send your donation to the above address, identified as “Holiday Lights”.

Be sure to drive your holiday visitors past the lights, they twinkle
from dusk to dawn.

Yours truly,
Bill Dean, President
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THE VILLAGE IS LIT UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS 20161130

The Village is lit up for the holidays!

The village is once again awash with bright, white twinkling lights in front of the village center in the parkways on Paradise Bay Road.

You may notice the trees seem a bit more like light sticks than full trees this season. That’s because Jefferson County pruned them this summer – they’ll grow out again. While the planning & preparations started months ago. the lights were finally installed this morning. WAVE brought in bucket trucks to help reach the high boughs, and professional traffic control was in place to provide safe passage for both the volunteers and drivers.

Thanks to the PLVC Holiday Lights committee, a host of dedicated volunteers, WAVE Broadband & Highway Safety of Port Hadlock.

Be sure to drive by between twilight and dawn to view their handiwork. Bring by your visiting friends & relatives during the holiday season.

Traditionally, lights remain up in the boughs until early March.

-Tam McDearmid

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HOLIDAY LIGHTS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The PLVC Holiday Lights committee is looking for volunteers to help install the lights for this coming season.

Each year we light the trees in the four parkways on Paradise Bay Road adjacent the village center, bringing joy to our dark winter months. This year the installation will take place between November 5 and November 19. A specific date or dates is yet to be established based on availability of traffic control and other considerations.

If you can lend a hand, please contact the Holiday Lights committee chair to add your name to the
volunteer list: Dave McDearmid dmcdearmid98365@gmail.com

You will be contacted by return email when the specific date or dates have been set to confirm
your availability.

Thank you in advance for your assistance – it’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit and brighten our winter in Port Ludlow.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 20161005

What is the PLVC to our community? It has been considered the charter organization of this community to act as the unifying force to focus on the best interests of all citizens to include the Ludlow Maintenance Commission and the South Bay Community Association, as well as citizens not included within these footprints; yet, living in the Master Planned Resort (MPR). The PLVC strives to building consensus among the residents, merchants and property owners of this fine community.

The Village Council is not here to supplant any organization but to enhance all community neighborhoods, social organization, home owner associations, local business and spiritual organizations. The Port Ludlow Village Council has been here to be the conduit and voice for the entire community to local and state government. It engages in lawful political lobbying activities which has been clearly evident with the continued dialogue with Jefferson County, Port Ludlow Associates over our perplexing timber harvesting of the MPR surrounding forested properties. This past year the PLVC initiated several community focused actions that will continue to inform and support Port Ludlow citizens and stay-the-course to advance our community.

Other undertakings include the revision of our web site www.plvc.org making it an easier and friendlier communication device which now includes all meeting dates and locations, our committees’ minutes and ever emergent archives with a powerful search engine. To augment the web site, we have initiated the Constant Contact eBlast system that has positive means for one more additional communication mode for Port Ludlow.

The promotion of the largest Welcoming Committee event this year in Port Ludlow included many new residents and purveyors. It was a great success and we look forward to this type of introduction in 2017.

The independence of the Trails Committee under rock-solid leadership has added, improved and maintained a network of 20 plus miles of safe hiking routes made available to this community. To augment the Trails Committee, we have a newly formed Roadway Safety group to enhance the pedestrian right-of-way along Oak Bay and Paradise Bay Roads.

Emergency is a word that is used as a last resort and considered out-of-mind, out-of-site until it presents its ugly head. We now have an emergency planning document, soon to be published, that will provide all home owners a how-to book to prepare for situations from earthquakes to forest fires. I am looking forward to the community forum to present this valuable emergency preparedness information.

It is important to recognize there is a power behind those chairpersons that make the PLVC committees a tremendous success. While I do not know all of individual serving on the various PLVC committees, please accept a sincere thank you from the Board for making Port Ludlow an unbelievably nice place to live. Furthermore, please recognize these chairpersons Linda Haskin, Caleb Summerfelt, Larry Nobles, Barbara Berthiaume, Phil Otness, Steve Failla, Steve Frenzl and Larry Scott for their vision and leadership.

Thank you to the Presidents of the LMC and SBCA, Ron Racki and Gill Skinner, for their participation as PLVC board members this past year. It is always a good thing to have the views and opinions of our two master HOA organizations. All too often the master associations’ goals are uniquely different than that of the PLVC; yet, somehow should be simpatico with the Council to enrich our community.

A special recognition must go to three individuals that have worked and Chaired several committees; but very importantly, spent significant time and personal expense working on the AdHoc Timber Harvest Committee. Dave Jurca, Dave McDearmid and its chair Bill Dean.

Thank you to all of our Master Planned Resort citizens that made financial contributions to the Council. Without those dollars your Council would have a difficult time to financially support our business operations which includes the Voice, and committees which include Trails, Community Welcome, Holiday lights, Emergency Preparedness and Communications.

Thanks to the fine people that live in Port Ludlow for making this past year serving on the board a humble and rewarding experience. I am now looking forward to this coming year to see what trailblazing enhancements the Port Ludlow Village Council will have to offer this great community.

Thank you,
Mike Nilssen,
PLVC President

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Greetings!

The Port Ludlow Village Council would like to continue the HOLIDAY LIGHTS tradition placed on the parkway trees on Paradise Bay Road at the Village Center. These lights are placed on the twenty-parkway trees and were turned on Thanksgiving Eve and will remain on for the holiday period. We feel this is a spectacular enhancement to our community and really brings a wonderful holiday spirit for our residents, business owners and those that come to visit or travel through Port Ludlow this time of the year.

Last year the Council spent in excess of $6,000.00 by placing high quality commercial lights on these twenty trees. To continue this annual tradition we would, again, like you to sponsor a tree for $200.00. This would result in rising $4,000.00. Of course, you can donate any amount if you are unable to sponsor a tree as this will help the ongoing production of this dazzling light display.

This March, the County will have the trees maintained by an arborist and tree service. This action, while very necessary, will require the PLVC to remove the lights after the holiday and next fall reinstall the lights. This will undertake a significant amount of labor and equipment, as well as roadway caution management. So you can see this is not an easy undertaking and has variable costs to consider for our HOLIDAY LIGHTS project.

We are very excited about this tradition and encourage you to consider a $200.00 sponsorship. We are facing a timeline if we want to have the lights managed and lit by late November/early December. We encourage your sponsorship and donations to help the community HOLIDAY LIGHTS tradition.

Please send your sponsorship check today to:
Port Ludlow Village Council
Post Office Box 65012
Port Ludlow,WA 98365

Sincerely,
Mike Nilssen
President
Port Ludlow Village Council