Ferry Non-Peak Season Begins October 1
Non-Peak Schedule and Fares

County Disenfranchises Ferry Committee
"Much to the surprise of those in attendance, Ferry Captain Rachel Rowe brought up some last-minute changes to the posted July 17 Resolution that essentially disenfranchised the Guemes Island Ferry Committee (GIFC) from its historical role in representing the island ridership." [Read more]

History Of The Ferry Committee's Mail-Out Ballot
Berk and Associates recommended: "The County Commissioners should adopt a Resolution chartering the Ferry Committee and specifying its purpose, authority and operating procedures including procedures for membership and, reporting to the Commission. By-laws should be created that define the committee's operating structure, including how members are elected and with what frequency ." [Read more]

For All Except The Ferry Crew
Commissioner Ron Wesen in a speech to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce September 14: "One of the main things we want to work on is making sure our employees are evenly and rightfully compensated, so, we've done a lot of work on that." Ultimately, the county raised employee salaries about 10% to 11%..."We've got to have good quality employees, good customer service...It's difficult to get that and that's what the community members and citizens of the county want."

CERT Becomes GET (Guemes Emergency Team)
"The basic structure created by CERT leaders remains in place as the island evolves into the new Guemes Emergency Team (GET)." [Read more]

Who's Responsible For Edens Road Flooding?
"If [Edens] road floods again, with or without a fix, the county will hold the property owner financially responsible for repairs, [Commissioner Peter Browning] said. The county will employ "whatever means necessary to get compensated," he said." [Read more]

County Approves Their Own Theft of Guemes Public Park

How The County Has 'Spoiled' The Park

GIPAC Appeals Approval of Young's Park Permits

Call To Artists For Winter Studio Tour
"The Winter 2023 Guemes Island Art Studio Tour, in Skagit County, Washington, is a free self- guided tour of artists' studios which will take place on Saturday, December 2nd. This event provides Guemes Island artists with an opportunity to feature their work, processes, and studio spaces, highlighting the richness and diversity of the visual arts to be found on Guemes Island." [Read more]

Burn Ban Modified to Allow Recreational Fires
"Residential yard and land-clearing fires continue to be banned until further notice."

All County Beaches Closed to Shellfish Harvesting
"Due to recent samples of shellfish containing elevated levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins, all Skagit County beaches are closed to all shellfish species for recreational shellfish harvesting."

Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 9.8.23

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
1:00 PM

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