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: February 22, 2017

Update on Orcas School Bond measure

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An Orcas Island School District bond measure is currently failing, having won 59.73% of the vote in an election which requires 60% to win.  The Elections Office has estimated that another 15 ballots will be counted before the election is final.

The mi...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

San Juan County bond rating upgraded

San Juan County Treasurer Rhonda Pederson was notified last week of an upgrade in the County’s bond rating, from Aa3 to Aa2.

The upgrade followed an announcement in December that Moody’s Investors Service would be eliminating the distinctio...

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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: February 22, 2017

Quarterly Review of County Finances by County Auditor F. Milene Henley

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I am a worrier. It’s not a fun job, but somebody has to do it. It’s the worriers of the world (WOW) who make sure the heat is turned off during vacation, that we have enough turkey for all our guests, and that we have a backup plan in case that restaurant...

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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: 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 1, 2017

Limited Building Inspections for the week of March 13, 2017

Following is the planned inspection schedule:

Monday, March 13:  inspections will take place as scheduledTuesday, March 14:  inspections will be available on San Juan Island onlyWednesday, March 15:  inspections will be available...

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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: 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 1, 2017

No FAC meeting in February

There is no regular FAC meeting scheduled for February 2017.

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: 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 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: 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: 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...

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: 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: February 22, 2017

For the Jury Term beginning February 27, 2017

All jurors scheduled to report for the week of February 27 - March 3 are excused from jury duty service for the entire jury term.

Please call the jury hotline (378-9407) if you have any questions.

Thank you.

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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: February 8, 2017

Fairgrounds Horse Barn: Seeking Photographs and Memories

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Seeking Photographs and Memories.

The San Juan County Parks and Fair Department has received a health and safety grant from the WSDA to deconstruct the fairgrounds horse barn and purchase portable stalls for horse events at the fairgrounds.  The F...

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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...

Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Limited Building Inspections for the week of March 13, 2017

Following is the planned inspection schedule:

Monday, March 13:  inspections will take place as scheduledTuesday, March 14:  inspections will be available on San Juan Island onlyWednesday, March 15:  inspections will be available...

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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...Read On...