Posted on: May 19, 2017

Special Three-day Candidate Filing Period

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Whew! You almost missed your chance to run for office. Fortunately, you’ll get a second chance. During this past week’s filing period, several of the offices open for filing had no candidates file. When no one files for an open office, it’s called a “void...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

County shellfish harvesting areas show exceptional water quality

An annual evaluation of water quality found that all eight commercial harvesting areas in San Juan County showed exceptional water quality, resulting in no County closures. In contrast, statewide this year, six of the 105 commercial harvesting areas were ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

AmeriCorps VISTA project coming to the San Juan Islands

This summer the San Juan County Health & Community Services Department in collaboration with the Family Resource Centers on Lopez, Orcas, and the San Juan Islands and the Opportunity Council will launch a three-year AmeriCorps VISTA poverty alleviatio...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

New Hull Identification Number (HIN) Requirements

With the weather finally warming up, boaters are polishing their rails, shaking out their sheets, checking their zincs, and generally getting ready to hit the water.  A part of that spring ritual is renewing vehicle registrations.  All v...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!

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There's a new campaign for a specialty license plate that would generate funds to support conservation lands in the San Juan Islands. Original artwork for the design will be accepted through June 1 this year  and some of those will be exhibited o...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Cyclist's Guide Maps Now Available Online

Cyclist's Guides for Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands are now available for download on the County's Open Data website.  

(http://data.sjcgis.org/datasets?q=bicycling&sort_by=relevance)

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Cyclist's Guide
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Draft Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) Available

The county has received draft digital flood map layers from FEMA that include base flood elevations.   The County has begun to use the base flood elevation information in the DFIRMs rather than requiring a determination from a federal agency. &am...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

2017 Tax Roll has been certified

Pursuant to RCW 84.56.020, I, Rhonda Pederson, San Juan County Treasurer, hereby certify that the 2017 tax roll has been completed and is ready for collection beginning January 23, 2017.

Please note that the 2017 tax statements are tentatively scheduled to...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Assessment Year: 2017 / Tax Year: 2018

Important Date:

Since April 30th falls on a Sunday, listings must be postmarked no later than May 1st, 2017.


Posted on: May 25, 2017

Vote counting equipment testing on June 8th at 10:00 a.m.

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The upcoming August 1, 2017 primary election will have voters in the San Juan Island School District deciding on school board directors. There are four candidates for SJI School Board Director #1, and three candidates for SJI School Board Director #2. &am...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

FEMA Flood Risk Open House

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a Flood Risk Open House on May 10th in Friday Harbor addressing the new flood insurance rate mapping process. Newly released preliminary flood maps provide updated flood hazard areas along the coastlines...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2017

Population Projection Proposed for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department of Community Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection.  The discussion may be viewed at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/903/Council-Agendas-a...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

2017 DETACHED ADU CONVERSION PERMIT LOTTERY

San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold a lottery for ADU conversion permits, open to the public, on March 8, 2017, at 11:30 am, at the front counter in the DCD office at 135 Rhone St, Friday Harbor, WA.  ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Draft Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) Available

The county has received draft digital flood map layers from FEMA that include base flood elevations.   The County has begun to use the base flood elevation information in the DFIRMs rather than requiring a determination from a federal agency. &am...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Population Projection Proposed for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department of Community Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection.

The discussion may be viewed at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/903/Council-Agendas-and-Video as soon as Council’s videos are posted this week.

The Department of Community Development recommended the adoption of a 2036 County population of 19,423. &nbs...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Seeking A Vision for Eastsound: An invitation to Engage

Eastsound Plan Review Committee member, Bob Maynard and community member, Jim Jonassen have written a report illustrating ideas about Eastsound's future. The report includes planning and visual analysis of the village core and other features.

A hard copy of the report is available at the Orcas Island library. An electronic copy can be downloaded at: http://www.orcaslibrary.org/docs/vision4eastsound.pdf

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday May 3

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday May 3 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be pos...

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Posted on: April 1, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Thursday April 6

San Juan County FAC will hold an abbreviated regular meeting on Thursday April 6 2017 from 8:30 - 9:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agend...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

WSF to close Call Center on weekends

WSF has announced that, beginning in early March, the Customer Service  Call Center will no longer be open on weekends due to budgetary constraints. What this means is that travelers without internet access will not be able to get information or ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday March 8

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday March 8 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be p...

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Posted on: January 8, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday Jan 11

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Jan 11 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be po...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

No FAC meeting in February

There is no regular FAC meeting scheduled for February 2017.

Posted on: September 20, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday Nov 16

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Oct 12 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be pos...Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes
Posted on: September 20, 2016

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday Oct 12

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Oct 12 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be po...Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes
Posted on: September 1, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday Sept 7

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Sept 7 from 8:30 - 10:30am in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting:Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes
Posted on: August 8, 2016

WSF Public Meetings August 9-11

Washington State Ferries Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith will travel to the San Juan Islands for three days beginning Tuesday, August 9, to meet with local officials and the public.

At a series of four community meetings on all ferry-served islands,...Click for details...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

No Regular FAC Meeting in August

There will be no regular FAC meeting in August. The next regular meeting will be Wednesday Sept 7.

FAC and WSF will be hosting public meetings on all four ferry-served islands Aug 9-11, check back for details.

Posted on: June 11, 2016

FAC Public Forum Wed. June 15 on Orcas Island

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be holding a public forum on Wednesday June 15, 4-6pm in the Eastsound Fire hall at 45 Lavender Lane.

The FAC is a volunteer committee appointed by the county council to provide a liaison with Washingt...click for more details...

Posted on: June 11, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday July 13 in Friday Harbor

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting from 8:30 - 10:30am in the Council meeting room at the County offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.Click here for more details

FAC Agendas and Minutes
Posted on: May 16, 2016

FAC Public Forum on San Juan Island

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee held a public forum on Monday May 23, 4-6pm in the County Council meeting room at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor.

The forum was recorded with the help of county staff, and is available at the address below.
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Posted on: May 11, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday June 8 on Lopez Island

A regular meeting of the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 on Lopez Island, at the Lopez Library at 2225 Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Island.

The public is welcome to attend, and time will be s...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday May 11 in Friday Harbor

A regular meeting of the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:30 in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second Street, in Friday Harbor.

FAC Agendas and Minutes

Posted on: September 20, 2016

San Juan County GIS - New Open Data Website

Open Data aims to improve public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated and maintained by public institutions. The new San Juan County Open Data website allows you to do more with public data. You can filter data, use charts to visualiz...Read on...

San Juan County Open Data Website

Posted on: May 23, 2017

For the Jury Term beginning Tuesday, May 30, 2017

All jury trials for this jury term have been cancelled.  Jurors assigned to this jury term are excused from jury duty for the entire jury duty term.

If you have any questions, please call the jury hotline (378-9407) .

 

Thank you.

 

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

2017 San Juan County Fair....It's All the Buzz!

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This year, its all about the bees! Come "bee" a part of the fun and mark your calendars for the 2017 Fair, the 16th through 19th of August. This year’s poster artist, Ryanne Pluff, a senior from Friday Harbor High School came up with t...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Drive-Ins at the Fairgrounds

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It’s almost that time of year again—Drive-In Season! This season, the San Juan County Fairgrounds is featuring three films:

June 23rd: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

June 30th: Sixteen Candles

July 7th: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

The San Juan County Fair calls for local performer applications!

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Friday Harbor, San Juan County:  Calling all performers for the 2017 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted.  Performers from the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply online today!  

The 2017 San Juan...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

San Juan County Fair is now accepting 2017 Fair Vendors!

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Do you own a business, run an organization, or have a craft you’d like to share with the islands community? Consider having a booth at San Juan County Fair! The Fair is now accepting vendor booth applications for 2017. As the largest event in Sa...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Population Projection Proposed for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department of Community Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection.  The discussion may be viewed at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/903/Council-Agendas-and-Vid...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

2017 DETACHED ADU CONVERSION PERMIT LOTTERY

San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold a lottery for ADU conversion permits, open to the public, on March 8, 2017, at 11:30 am, at the front counter in the DCD office at 135 Rhone St, Friday Harbor, WA.  ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Draft Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) Available

The county has received draft digital flood map layers from FEMA that include base flood elevations.   The County has begun to use the base flood elevation information in the DFIRMs rather than requiring a determination from a federal agency. &am...

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Additional Info...

Posted on: January 26, 2017

2017 Tax Roll has been certified

Pursuant to RCW 84.56.020, I, Rhonda Pederson, San Juan County Treasurer, hereby certify that the 2017 tax roll has been completed and is ready for collection beginning January 23, 2017. Please note that the 2017 tax statements are tentatively scheduled...Read On...