Yabba dabba loo! Flinstone toilets on the way

Yabba dabba loo! Flinstone toilets on the way

Oak Harbor is looking to add two Portland Loos at Flintstone Park.

The stainless steel toilets are known for their semi-transparent design that aid in crime prevention while also providing privacy for a user to relieve themselves.

City documents describe the loos as simple, sturdy, environmentally-friendly, easy to maintain and vandal resistant.

The additional loos have already been purchased and the city received $70,000 from Island Transit toward their purchase, according to city documents.

“All we need is a site plan and bid documents.” Parks Operations Manager Hank Nydam said during Monday’s teleconferenced Park Board meeting. “I have stressed to engineering that this has to be done with somebody that is competent.”

He noted some issues that occurred following the installation of the Portland Loos at nearby Windjammer Park.

“We’ve got some questions back and forth on warranty issues,” Nydam said.

“Portland Loo basically says that, since they were installed incorrectly, that the warranties are null and void.”

He added that the loos were reinstalled, but the issues still remain.

The parks department does not have a set date for when the Portland Loos are supposed to be installed at Flinstone Park.

The current restrooms will be demolished to make way for the loos, according to the city.

The current restrooms building has been locked because of COVID-19 concerns, but the parks department has discussed reopening them, according to Nydam.

More in News

Council looks to state rep for help with ferry woes

State Rep. Dave Paul was invited to a Langley city council meeting to speak about recent ferry cuts.

Service temporarily restored to Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route

Despite major slashes, the first weekend of an abridged ferry schedule saw some pleasant surprises.

Tides presentation set for Oct. 20

Phyllis Woolwine, president of Shearwater University, will deliver a presentation Oct. 20.

Vasquez speaks via Zoom during his clemency hearing.
Commutation reduces sentence in 1998 crime spree

Rogelio Vasquez’s extraordinary redemption story culminated when the governor signed a commutation.

Beluga last sighted near Whidbey

The beluga whale that first made an appearance in Puget Sound two weeks ago seems to have moved on.

Kurt Blankenship, left, and James Golder.
Hospital candidates talk staff retention, compensation

Candidates for the WhidbeyHealth board of commissioners talked about improving employee retention.

Boy accused of stomping phone following fight

The boy was charged in Island County Superior Court with malicious mischief in the third degree.

Real estate prices continue to climb on island

Despite a slight lull in August and September, it continues to be a seller’s market on Whidbey.

Clockwise from top left: Nancy Conard, Paul Rempa, Ward Sparacio, Morgan White.
Election will bring significant change to Coupeville School board

Four newcomers are vying for two open seats on Coupeville School Board.

Most Read