Water rescue plan stalls
July 3, 2008 · Updated 11:45 AM
A cooperative plan for water rescue between the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue District and John Aydelotte, owner of Marine Services based at Cornet Bay, has sprung a leak.
Aydelotte discussed the proposal with fire officials at the Aug. 14 fire and rescue meeting and commissioners voted 2 to 1 to move ahead with the proposal. On that date, they directed fire Chief Marv Koorn to meet with Aydelotte to work out the details.
At last Tuesdays meeting, Koorn said a plan covering 17 points that fire officials felt needed to be addressed before the project could move forward was presented to Aydelotte, who has yet to respond.
I presented him with the plan not long after the August meeting, but I received no response, Koorn said.
Koorn said the water rescue plan is not a dead issue. It is just not moving as rapidly as we expected it to.