Olympic Resource Management (ORM), has advised that they are going to commence timber harvesting operations in mid-February on the 91-acre tract of land called ‘Miller Time’ (see map below). It is located between Paradise Bay Road and the previous PLA harvest near the Woodridge Village in South Bay. Harvested trees will be removed from the site south on Teal Lake Road and the parcel will be replanted for future harvest. This harvest has been approved by the Department of Natural Resources.
ORM will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, February 8 from 3:30 to 5 pm, in the Bay Club Auditorium to discuss their specific plans and impacts the harvesting will have on area residents.
For further information, contact Adrian Miller, at 360-697-6626, firstname.lastname@example.org
PUD MEETING ON RATES
The PUD Board of Commissioners will be conducting a Special Meeting on January 29th. The purpose of this special meeting is to discuss the PUD’s upcoming rates. You can find meeting details on the PUD website: http://www.jeffpud.org/ It is suggested that those interested in what our PUD is doing look at their website on a regular basis.
PLVC Utilities Chair
PUD’S ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
The Utilities Committee will recommend that that the PLVC support implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project which includes smart meters and will present its recommendation to the Board on December 7, 3pm, at the Bay Club.
The Committee has met with PUD management and reviewed implementing the project in our Community, as well as throughout the PUD service area.
The advantages of these new smart meters include more accurate meter readings, ability to receive instant notifications of service interruptions, cost savings related to outside vendors currently doing meter readings, inefficient use of PUD manpower to replace or repair the hodgepodge of current meters, and manpower costs to handle moves or non-payment disconnects. Once fully implemented, savings in the $1-1.5 million dollars a year range are anticipated
Objections to this conversion have focused on radio frequency (RF) emissions and privacy. Currently, most of our meters already generate RF signals and the new ones will actually reduce those emissions. Customer data and privacy will be maintained in exactly the same way it is today by the PUD.
We invite all members of the Community to attend the PLVC meeting on December 7 to hear the discussion on this subject.
Utilities Committee Chair
JEFFERSON COUNTY PUD HEARING / MEETING NOTICE
The Jefferson County Public Utilities District (PUD) has scheduled some special hearings/meetings regarding our electric utility service. Here are two upcoming events to bring to your attention. The PUD Board of Commissioners will discuss and accept public comment at each of the meetings below. Both will be held at the Jefferson County Fire Department, 9193 Rhody Drive, Chimacum. Limited parking at the Fire Station. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
Smart Meter Installation Plan
Monday, October 30th, 5pm
Proposed 2018 Electric Rate Increase
Wednesday, November 1st, 5pm
For more information, go to www.jeffpud.org
Provided by Russ Michel
PLVC Utilities Committee Chair
OWSI COMMENTS ON ARSENIC LEVELS
Due to the numerous postings on Nextdoor about Arsenic in recent days, OWSI has provided the following information:
The portion of the Port Ludlow water system that supplies South Bay and customers in North Bay East and South of Oak Bay Road are served by blended water from Wells 14 and 16. This blending is done because Well 14 has a higher level of Arsenic and blending it with water from Well 16 results in water that is below the Washington State Department of Health maximum contamination level of 10 parts per billion (ppb). Other customers, in North Bay, are served by wells that do not have higher levels of Arsenic.
OWSI samples the blended water from Wells 14 and 16 on a quarterly basis and the laboratory submits the results directly to the State. Over the past year, the sample results are as follows:
January (Private Sample)
OWSI has prepared an information sheet on Arsenic which can be accessed by clicking HERE or going to https://plvc.org/ If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Larry Smith, OWSI President at 360-437-8246. The State Department of Health recommends if you have any concern about health risks, you should seek advice from your health provider.
Douglas Huber, Chair
PLVC Utilities Committee