What happened at the Edmonds Port Commission meeting Monday

The Port Commission of the Port of Edmonds held a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31 and took the following actions: – Authorized the purchase of two boat sewage pumpout systems to replace ones that have reached the limit of their useful life. Up to 75 percent of the cost will be…

Port of Edmonds: New businesses are brewing at Harbor Square

By Bob McChesney, Executive Director The Port of Edmonds The mission—and strategic plan—of the Port of Edmonds is rooted in the concept of economic development. Locally, this means jobs and an enhanced tax base within the Port District, which includes much of Edmonds and the Town of Woodway. A good example of how economic development…

State Auditor’s Office cites ‘sound financial operations’ at Port of Edmonds

By Bob McChesney, Executive Director Port of Edmonds The Port of Edmonds Commission and staff are pleased to have successfully completed a comprehensive audit by accountants from the State Auditor’s Office. The Audit Report was submitted Dec. 20, 2010, without error or exception. It’s important for taxpayers and stakeholders in the Edmonds Port District to…

Port of Edmonds report for Monday

The Port Commission of the Port of Edmonds held a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13.  At the meeting,  the Commission: – Accepted a presentation on a Harbor Square view corridor impact study from a team of graduate students in the University of Washington construction management program. – Heard a report from Stephen Clifton, Edmonds’…

What happened at the latest Port of Edmonds Commission Meeting

At the most recent Edmonds Port Commission meeting Nov. 29, the Commission: •  Received a presentation from Paul Sorensen of the economic research and planning group BST Associates covering economic conditions, boating industry trends and prospects for rising from the recession. •  Approved adoption of the North King and South Snohomish regional mitigation plan for…

What happened at Edmonds Port Commission meeting Monday

At its Monday, Oct. 25 meeting, the Port Commission of the Port of Edmonds: – Witnessed the presentation of a national award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars to two Edmonds Sea Scouts, Mirabelle Girvan and Erin Shirey. The Port of Edmonds sponsors the local Sea Scouts.  – Heard third-quarter reports from the property manager of…

Edmonds Port Commission to hold special meeting Thursday

The Port of Edmonds Port Commission will hold a special budget workshop meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the tax levy, moorage rates and other 2011 budget items. The meeting will be in the Commission meeting room at 336 Admiral Way and the public is invited to attend

Port of Edmonds committed to environmental stewardship

By Bob McChesney, Executive Director The Port of Edmonds The Port of Edmonds was green long before green was anything other than a hue on the color palette. As a marina operator, your Port has always viewed preservation of the environment as an important part of its focus. There are a thousand boats of various…

Port Report: What happened at Monday night’s meeting

The Port Commission of the Port of Edmonds held a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13. During the meeting, the Commission: •  Heard a presentation from Boy Scout Troop 300, proposing to work with the Port to establish a no-cost lifejacket loaner program. The Commission endorsed the project and urged the Scouts…

Edmonds Port Report: Harbor Square opinion gathering entering Phase II

By Bob McChesney, Executive Director Port of Edmonds As summer inches toward fall, the Port of Edmonds has been making steady progress with Harbor Square redevelopment possibilities. Since an economic feasibility study was presented in November, the Port has conducted a series of Port Commission workshops, public meetings and open houses to consider a variety…

Edmonds Port Commission to hold special meeting Wednesday

The Edmonds Port Commission has scheduled a special workshop commission meeting on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to further discuss and review the Five Year Moorage Rate Plan.  The meeting will take place in the Commission meeting room, 336 Admiral Way, and the public is Invited to attend.

A week of adventure ends in a lifesaving drama for Edmonds Sea Scouts

By Bob McChesney Executive Director, the Port of Edmonds It was 12:30 a.m. Aug. 20. Our two Sea Scout boats were docked peacefully at Friday Harbor when they were awakened by frantic shouts for help. The kids and their leaders scrambled in the direction of the shouting and were successful in rescuing a man from…

Port of Edmonds meeting report for Aug. 30

The Port Commission of the Port of Edmonds held a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30. The Commission: – Received a briefing from Craig Stewart of Imagine Edmonds. He stated that the group’s purpose is to encourage a greater level of dialogue from the local citizenry, particularly in regard to identifying strategic goals…

The Port Report: Visit the Weather Center — free and available to all

By Bob McChesney, Executive Director, the Port of Edmonds Say you’re walking along the boardwalk at the Port and you see whitecaps out on the Sound. You wonder how fast the wind is blowing and whether it will continue or slack off. Another time you may wonder about the tides: when the next high or…

Edmonds Port Report: King salmon season underway

By Bob McChesney Executive Director Port of Edmonds The King salmon season opened last Friday in both of the marine areas bordering the Port. Our public launchers and dry storage launchers are always busy when the fishing season begins and this year was no exception, in fact it was the busiest weekend of the year…

The Port Report: Commission sets budget workshop meeting

Port of Edmonds commissioners took the following actions at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 12: Approved purchase of a new pickup truck for the Port maintenance department to replace an existing 14-year-old vehicle that has a worn-out engine. Reviewed the meeting schedule for the 2011 budgeting process. The first Commission workshop meeting is set…

Public launch special at the Port of Edmonds

The Port of Edmonds is offering $9 off a round-trip launch Monday through Thursday only. The offer is good through July 15, 2010. Also be sure to pick up a launch punch card. Buy five round-trip launches and the sixth one is on the Port. One card per customer; expires Dec. 31, 2010.

Port asks citizens to take closer look at Harbor Square redevelopment options

While much of the community’s attention has been focused lately on the purchase and possible development of the vacant Skipper’s restaurant property, the Port of Edmonds is hoping citizens will turn their attention to a much larger piece of land — the Harbor Square business complex. Last week, the Port Commission hosted a community workshop…

Port invites public to Harbor Square redevelopment workshop Wednesday

The public is invited to attend a Port of Edmonds-sponsored workshop Wednesday evening to discuss plans for the redevelopment of the Harbor Square business complex, which is located on Port property. The meeting will run from 6-9 p.m. in Harbor Square Building 2 , North Foyer (next to Las Brisas restaurant), 120 Dayton St. Questions…