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GIPAC: Minutes of May 3, 2021 Meeting

May 3, 2021 Meeting of the


Guemes Island Planning Advisory Committee


Hal Rooks brought the meeting to order at 6:30 via Zoom.  Present were board members Allen Bush, Nancy Fox, Steve Orsini, Patty Rose, Michael Brown, Kathy Malley and Hal Rooks.  Also present via phone connection was Michael Gray.


The draft agenda was approved.


The draft minutes for the April 5, 2021 meeting were approved.


Treasurer’s report – The checking account balance was $4,597.76.  The Roz Glasser bequest fund balance was $9,162.10


Public comment – none.


New Business/Updates


Hal Rooks, Nancy Fox and Kathy Malley led a discussion into the SMP update the county is undertaking.  The board agreed to join the efforts of the Washington Environmental Council, Futurewise and the Evergreen Islands organization to study the draft document the county has provided the public.  Of particular concern is well regulation, rainwater catchment and the variance guidelines for shoreline development. 


Patty Rose updated the board on the water conservation brochures and handed them out to interested board members.  It was agreed that an emphasis should be placed on vacation rental properties so that visitors can be educated on the need for water conservation on Guemes.


Hal Rooks adjourned the meeting at 8:20pm.

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