Posted on: August 10, 2017

2036 Comprehensive Plan Update documents available for review

The preliminary drafts of the Housing Needs Assessment and the Capital Facilities and Utilities Inventories for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update have been released for preliminary review. These documents are posted on the County website: http://sanjuanc...

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Comprehensive Plan Draft Documents * San Juan County News *

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Preliminary Draft Housing Needs Assessment Available For Review

The preliminary draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is available for public review and comment.  This is the first step in amending Element 5 Housing and Appendix 5 Housing Needs Assessment of the Comprehensive Plan.  A preliminary rev...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: August 8, 2017

County Council Adopts 2036 Population Projection

County Council signed Resolution 27 - 2017 adopting a 2036 permanent population as the basis of the Comprehensive Plan update.  A County population of 19, 243 in 2036 is consistent with the range of population figures provided by the OFM and is c...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: July 19, 2017

NOTICE TO BUILDERS IN SAN JUAN COUNTY

EnergyCode

Beginning September 1, 2017, San Juan County will enforce the requirement of the Washington State Energy Code Section R403.7.1 for all new construction and major remodels.

Electric Resistance Zone Heated Units:

All detached one- and two-family dwellings and...

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Community Development
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fire Danger in San Juan County Upgraded to High

Recreation

Increased heat and lack of precipitation have upgraded the county-wide fire danger to high.  Recreational campfires two feet by two feet or less are still permitted. Please refrain from burning anything but clean, dry, split, firewood. If possibl...

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Community Development
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Today is the Last Day of the Burning Season

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All commercial and residential permits for the 2016-2017 burn season expire on 6/30/2017. Recreational camp fires that are in a fire ring and have a dimension of no more than 2’ by 2’ continue to be allowed in San Juan County until further notice. &nb...

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Community Development
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...

Community Development
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/Counc...

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Community Development
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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Community Development

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Preliminary Draft of 2036 Comprehensive Plan Utility Inventory Available for Review

The Preliminary Draft of the Utility Inventory for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update is available for review

The Preliminary Draft of the Utility Inventory for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update has been posted.  Citizens are invited to review the update and submit feedback on
its refinement . You may do this by:

1.    Marking...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Preliminary Draft of 2036 Capital Facilities Inventory Available for Review

The Preliminary Draft of the Capital Facilities for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update has been posted

The Preliminary Draft of the
Capital Facilities for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update has beenposted.  Citizens are invited to review the update and submit feedback on
its refinement . You may do this by:

 

1.   &...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Preliminary Draft Housing Needs Assessment

The preliminary draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is available for public review and comment. This is the first step in amending Element 5 Housing

The preliminary draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is available for public review and comment. This is the first step in amending Element 5 Housing and Appendix 5 Housing Needs Assessment of the Comprehensive Plan.  A preliminary revi...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Visioning and Natural Resources Scopes of Work

We are pleased to have contracted with Community Attributes Inc. to begin work on our Comprehensive Plan Vision

We are pleased to have contracted with Community Attributes Inc. http://communityattributes.com/ to begin work on our Comprehensive Plan Vision check-in and review of our Natural Resource Land designations (part of the Land Use Element). Studio C...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Resolution Adopting Population Projection Signed

County Council signed Resolution 27-2017 adopting a 2036 permanent population as the basis of the Comprehensive Plan update. A County population

County Council signed Resolution 27-2017 adopting a 2036 permanent population as the basis of the Comprehensive Plan update.  A County population of 19,243 in 2036 is consistent with the range of population figures provided by the OFM and is cons...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
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. &...

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Comprehensive Plan Update
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

Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Mt. Baker Rd. - EXPECT DELAYS and DETOURS!

The Mount Baker Road Reconstruction project will begin Monday 8/14/17 through Thursday 8/17/17. Expect long delays during daytime working hours. Detour routes will be set up at the intersection with North Beach Road and at the intersection with Terrill Be...

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County Roads Operations and Engineering

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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Ferry Advisory Committee
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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Ferry Advisory Committee
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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Ferry Advisory Committee
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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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 1, 2017

No FAC meeting in February

There is no regular FAC meeting scheduled for February 2017.

Ferry Advisory Committee
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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Ferry Advisory Committee
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 Ferry Advisory Committee
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 Ferry Advisory Committee
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 Ferry Advisory Committee
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...

Ferry Advisory Committee
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.

Ferry Advisory Committee
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 Ferry Advisory Committee
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...

Ferry Advisory Committee
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 Ferry Advisory Committee
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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Click here for video... Ferry Advisory Committee
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 Ferry Advisory Committee

Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fire Danger in San Juan County Upgraded to High

Recreation

Increased heat and lack of precipitation have upgraded the county-wide fire danger to high.  Recreational campfires two feet by two feet or less are still permitted. Please refrain from burning anything but clean, dry, split, firewood. If possibl...

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Fire Marshal

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 GIS Information

Posted on: August 10, 2017

For the Jury Term beginning Monday, August 14, 2017

Jurors in call groups 3, 4, 5 and 6 are instructed to start reporting for jury duty on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:30 A.M. in the main floor lobby of the courthouse in Friday Harbor.  Please call the jury hotline (378-9407) or check the websit...

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Jury Duty

Posted on: July 27, 2017

Special Thanks for Leslie and Sunday Music in the Park

The San Juan County Parks & Recreation Commission and Parks Department staff commend Leslie Seaman for her 18 years of dedication to bringing delightful music to the Eastsound Village Green. Leslie’s enthusiasm and ability to organize and pr...

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Music in the Park, Orcas Island Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 25, 2017

San Juan County Fair starts announcing music & entertainment!

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San Juan County Fair starts announcing music & entertainment!

www.sjcfair.org 

The San Juan County Fair is beginning to release its 2017 entertainment line-up!  Music headliners are Kuinka (Formerly Rabbit Wilde), local favorites The F...

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2017 Line-Up Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Let's Play.....Fair Feud!

Fair Feud

Do you have a fun group of five people that enjoys good-natured, friendly competition? Would you like to promote your business and have fun doing it? Want to get more involved in the 2017 San Juan County Fair? If so, let’s play the Feud!

This year at the S...

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More Info on the Fair! Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 3, 2017

Calling all Island Writers!

2017 San Juan County Fair Poster_by Ryanne Pluff

Hear the buzz? That should be all you busy-bee Island Writers preparing for the San Juan County Fair! But, you say, the Fair is months away! True, it’s August 16-19, but the deadline for submitting is only weeks away: July 17th. So, get...

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Entry Information... Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Premium Book/Exhibitor Book Online and at your Local Library!

Premium Book 2017 Image

The Fair is just over 40 day away, what you YOU entering? Visit the ONLINE PREMIUM BOOK (Exhibitor Entry Guide) and prep your entry..... From Flowers to Sheep, come exhibit your pride and joy at the San Juan County Fair! DON’T FORGET: Youth Exhi...

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Entry Information... Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Trashion Fashion at the Fair!

SJC Fair logo

Time to start thinking about your fabulous Fair Fashion--that’s Trashion Fashion to be exact! The Trashion Fashion Show will be Saturday August 19th at 5:00pm on the Main Stage--and we just couldn’t let her leave.....the lovely Francie...

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Get Your Registration Form HERE! Parks Recreation and Fair
Posted on: May 19, 2017

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

2017 San Juan County Fair Poster_by Ryanne Pluff

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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More Info on the Fair! Parks Recreation and Fair

Posted on: July 19, 2017

NOTICE TO BUILDERS IN SAN JUAN COUNTY

EnergyCode

Beginning September 1, 2017, San Juan County will enforce the requirement of the Washington State Energy Code Section R403.7.1 for all new construction and major remodels.

Electric Resistance Zone Heated Units:

All detached one- and two-family dwellings and...

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Permitting & Inspections
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...

Read on...

Permitting & Inspections
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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Permitting & Inspections