GIPOA Letter to Commissioners

P. O. BOX 131, ANACORTES, WA  98221
November 1, 2018

Skagit County Commissioners
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA  98273

Ladies & Gentlemen:

The Guemes Island Property Owners Association wishes to express the
following concerns with respect to the plans for an electric ferry
replacement for the Guemes Ferry and with respect to an apparent lack of
scheduled maintenance for the Guemes Ferry.

1.    There appears to have been little effective democratic process
involving Guemes islanders in the planning for an electric ferry as a
substitute for the Guemes Ferry.

2.    There appears to be a lack of an appropriate maintenance schedule
(often requested by the Guemes Island Ferry Committee) and foresight in
planning for replacement of routine maintenance items (i.e. battery).

3.    There appears to be a lack of planning relating to a Volkswagen
grant to possibly rebuild the Guemes Ferry.


Howard Pellett,

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