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Latest Shelter Bay News
- The agendas for the Greenbelt/Lot and Rules commmittee meetings this week have been posted. (5/22/17)
- The Teller's Report for the 2017 annual election. (5/20/17)
- FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
BY THE SWINOMISH INDIAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY
May 19, 2017
Just after noon today [5/18] a theft in progress was reported in the Shelter Bay Marina. An alert citizen notified 911 and officers were dispatched to the area. The caller was able to describe the suspect’s vehicle, a green Volvo SUV, and also reported that the vehicle had fled at a high rate of speed from the area. Two Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Officers spotted the fleeing vehicle, which turned out to have been stolen in Kirkland. They activated their lights and sirens, but the vehicle fled rather than stopping. They pursued the vehicle along Reservation Rd at close to double the posted 50 MPH speed limit and watched as it turned on to Highway 20 and headed east. Within a minute the speeding vehicle struck a Chevy Tahoe, causing it to go off the road and crash, resulting in an injury to one of the occupants of that car. The Volvo came to rest in the median of the highway and the occupants fled on foot. They were quickly subdued by the officers and taken in to custody without further incident. Neither occupant of the fleeing vehicle was injured in the accident. Both of them have been booked in to the Skagit County Jail on a variety of charges.
“We thank our officers for their quick response and successful pursuit of the suspects in this incident,” said Brian Cladoosby, Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe. “And we send our prayers for a speedy recovery by the innocent motorist who was hurt. We’re very thankful that this serious situation ended without further harm to the public or our officers.”
This accident resulted in the closure of Highway 20 for a period of time. Once the roadway was reopened traffic was limited to a single lane for quite a while during the investigation. The Swinomish Police Department wishes to thank the Washington State Patrol, Anacortes Police Department and the State Department of Transportation for their assistance at the accident scene.
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is a federally recognized Indian Tribe with more than 900 members. Swinomish is a legal successor to aboriginal bands that signed the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. Its reservation is located 65 miles North of Seattle, Washington on Fidalgo Island.
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For further information, contact Swinomish Police Chief Lou D’Amelio at email@example.com or (360) 770-8571. (5/22/17)
- Handouts, slide presentation, videos and other materials from the April 29th Lease Advisory Group’s Town Meetings are on the Shelter Bay Member’s Master Lease page. If you have questions or comments about the town meeting presentation and/or reports, please submit your Comment/Question. It will be shared with members of the Lease Advisory Group. (Updated 5/2/17)
- The May newsletter is on the web. (Posted 4/27/17)
- See the March 8, 2017 Town Meeting Presentation on the budget and annual meeting ballot issues. (Posted 3/10/17)
For more news, scroll down to the Shelter Bay News section.
Did you know?
The Shelter Bay Board of Directors has approved the purchase of new accounting and customer management software for the community. What does this mean for you?
- Improved billing & payment process
- Secured online access to your own data (contact info, billing & balances, etc.)
- Coordinated communication (emergency messaging through voice, text and email)
- Responsive customer service (more office automation means more personal attention)
- Streamlined covenant compliance (reporting/tracking violations)
- …And much more!
The projected implementation date for this project is October 1. Conducting your Shelter Bay business is about to get so much easier! Stay tuned for more details.
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)
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)