I love the locally produced food and visiting the farms that produce it!
Public Access to all Beaches is a basic Community Right for all Citizens of Jefferson County. Not just the limited number of people who own waterfront homes. The Beach is no different than the Sidewalk in front of a house! Public Access to the Beach needs improved Signage,
The Gunfire noise coming from the Gun Range on Gun Club Rd is intolerable. shots are often fired at the rate of 4000 rounds per hour, and this is common. The noise is constant, everyday except during heavy rains.! The landowner must be given a choice of moving the operation indoors ( commonly done, nationwide OR move the range somewhere else. The current gunrange permit must hinge on this. This noise level has risen unchecked for years....it is now well over 100 decibels and getting worst. Saturdays and Sundays are the worst....but it's bad every single day. Working outside is not an option, as you cannot even yell over the noise. Who wants to live like that. I'm certain that the same people who make this gun noise, would go through the roof if the same level of noise were present at their house 7day a week fro 9 am to 9 pM Yes that's right..9 PM....do the math..4000 shots per hour x 12 hours x 7 days a week x 52 weeks. go ahead..do the math..I'll wait.
The ball is in your court....start by driving over the the turnoff into the transfer station/ or the human society gate or the firestation, and just park there for a little while on a Sunday, say.
then we can talk about moving the range indoors, or elsewhere.
We've had a few nasty accidents here, and there's often a backup. A signal of some sort would be helpful (and seems inevitable.)
A pedestrian sidewalk along Jackson Street in Port Townsend between the Northwest Maritime Center and Jefferson Street (along Point Hudson Marina). Tourists from whale watching vessels and classes of children from the Maritime Center regularly walk this route, which is also a main route for traffic leaving or going in front of the Maritime Center. It's the only way for traffic to go out of the Maritime Center. Although it's a 5 mph speed limit, it's very dangerous for pedestrians - especially the little kids walking to sailing/boating lessons.
Lifts similar to the escalators in department stores, installed alongside roads on certain hills, can provide a form of powered transportation to anyone on foot, or with a lightweight non-motorized vehicle, such as a bicycle, tricycle, wheelchair, or even certain Kinetic sculptures. The economy and efficiency comes by having a system with one stationary motor, rather than everyone carrying around their own, and starting and stopping with all that extra mass. Once on top of a hill, say Lawrence street, the person could ride, skateboard, or otherwise coast downhill to many other points, from which they again may catch a lift, such as from Taylor going up Washington. Lifts could also be installed along County roads, but would probably get less use. This is a form of mass transit which incorporates the individual having total decision-making power over when to use it, and where to go from there, using the distributive nature of gravity. Gravity is the physical problem to overcome in any transportation system, so why not use it to our own advantage? These kinds of proposals require a community effort, and would create a community benefit. I leave it for others to create ways for individuals to contribute financially.
Open green growing pasture areas often with cattle in them.. Smallish houses, large barns, corner gas station, small cafe, tiny post office, large feed and grain store.. We have grown from that early time yet all of that remains only several times larger.. My goal would be to preserve that feel while remaining a vibrant welcoming community for all age groups.
I love the shorelines of Jefferson County