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North Whidbey Park and Recreation District is in the process of settling two wrongful termination lawsuits. If the settlements are accepted, it could spell the end of a long-standing controversy that has mired the district in litigation and created a division among stakeholders. Thursday night, the district board of commissioners held a special meeting. Following an executive session, the members voted unanimously to approve letters to Neil Romney, former North Whidbey Aquatic Club swim coach, and Vicki Robinson, former administrative assistant.
Community Events, March 2014
Island County Sheriff The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, Feb. 21 At 7:16 p.m., a Goodell Road resident reported finding four used condoms in the woods near her property. At 7:56 p.m., a caller reported her mother is making accusations and “brain washing” her grandmother.
The fate of one of Whidbey Island’s long-standing festivals is up in the air. Whidbey Island Area Fair’s move to the end of July now conflicts with Greenbank Farm’s annual Loganberry Festival. The date change prompted Greenbank Farm and Port of Coupeville officials to cancel this year’s festival.
If he’s elected Island County commissioner, Camano Island resident Marc Hennemann said he would keep taxes down and make public safety a priority. Hennemann is the second Republican to announce his candidacy for Island County District No. 3 commissioner, a position currently held by Commissioner Kelly Emerson.
Island County road shop crews are keeping their eyes out for mud. The National Weather Service issued a “special weather statement” this week, warning about increased landslides in a wide swath of Western Washington that includes Whidbey Island. Sure enough, there was a mudslide in Central Whidbey Thursday — and more may come — but Public Works Director Bill Oakes said he isn’t too worried about something on the scale of the massive Ledgewood Beach landslide, which occurred a year ago this month.