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As the Sun Sets, April 27, 2016, by Don Monroe
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Latest Shelter Bay News:
- Shelter Bay Leasehold Residents – the Swinomish Tribal Tax Authority now has your improvement tax information online at:
Please visit the site and review to make sure the information is accurate.(Posted 4/29/16.)
- The Rules Committee meeting regularly scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3rd has been cancelled. (Posted 4/29/16.)
- The May newsletter is on the web. (Posted 4/28/16.)
- This Friday, April 29th, around noon, the Shelter Bay Marina and the Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection will be conducting an oil boom placement drill to simulate a response to close off the Shelter Bay Harbor Entrance in the event of an oil spill affecting the Swinomish Channel. Crews will be working at or below the high tide line and we will endeavor to create as little disturbance to the bank as possible. The drill should last no longer than 1 hour. These drills are important to protect the shoreline and property of Shelter Bay residents and the Community as a whole. (Posted 4/27/16.)
- The Annual Membership Meeting and Election — The Annual Membership Meeting and Election will be held on Saturday, May 21st. The Election Packet has the Board candidates and the ballot issues.
- Shelter Bay Taxpayer Forum — The Shelter Bay Taxpayer Forum has a webpage members/taxpayerforum.html where they will share information about the Tribe’s Use and Occupancy taxes. (Posted 4/21/16.)
- A reminder about political signs, you are only allowed to have ONE in your yard 30 days before the vote date and remove 48 hours after vote date.
"Political signs may be displayed for candidates running for political office and/or ballot issues in any election in which all members of the community can be eligible to vote. Political signs shall be limited to one sign per candidate and per issue, shall be placed within the boundaries of the lot, shall not exceed 2′ by 2′ in size, and shall be attached to the structure or on a post not over 4′ high. If attached to a post, the sign shall be located within the boundaries of the lot and located in such a manner as to not obstruct the view of the roadway. Political signs may not be posted in a greenbelt area. Political signs may be posted up to four weeks prior to the election, and must be removed within 48-hours after the election." (Posted 4/4/16.)
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- New! Technology Tips to help you with the ins and outs of today's computer technology. (Posted 10/6/15.)
Shelter Bay News:
- Swinomish Police Alert: —
A vehicle was recently stolen in Anacortes and driven around Shelter Bay where the perpetrators stole mail and Amazon packages from Makah Way and Colville Place. The vehicle was found abandoned in Snohomish County with the mail and empty Amazon boxes addressed to Shelter Bay residences. This was reported on Wednesday to the Swinomish Police. There are no suspects.
Police suggest that you ask the post office, UPS, and Fed EX to hold onto your packages for pick up if you’re not home during the day and to call 911 if they see anything or anyone suspicious connected with mailbox activity.(Posted 2/12/16.)
- The following is a message from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Citizen Notification System
Over the last several days the Swinomish Police Department have been receiving complaints of a PHONE SCAM. The caller knows details of the person they are calling, such as the person’s name and names of family members. The caller poses as a family member and shares a story of how they were arrested and they need bail money sent to them. The scammers are both male and female. They are targeting the elderly in this area. PLEASE, if you receive a call like this, HANG UP THE PHONE. Do not send them money. This is a scam. (Posted 2/5/16.)
- On Wednesday January 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm, the La Conner School Board held a Q&A Town Hall Meeting at the Shelter Bay Community Clubhouse. Approximately 75 people from Shelter Bay and other communities in the school district were in attendance. There was a short PowerPoint presentation given by Tim Bruce, La Conner School District Superintendent and District Business Manager, Bonnie Haley. At the request of members, an attempt was made to make an audio recording of the meeting, but computer problems prevented the use of audio system to produce a high fidelity recording. In the end, a cellphone voice recorder was used and though the quality is poor in some sections, much of the presentation is audible. If you have any questions regarding the meeting, levy, school funding, your property taxes as they relate to school funding, please call Bonnie Haley at 360-466-3171 or email at email@example.com. Additional information can be found at the District’s website at: http://www.lcsd.wednet.edu//site/Default.aspx?PageID=1369(Posted 1/14/16.)
Please see the Shelter Bay News Archive for news items previously posted here and still of interest but no longer timely. (Revised 8/25/15.)