Get $30-$60 a month OFF your OPALCO and Rock Island bills

OPALCO offers monthly bill credits for members from low-income households through the Energy Assist program. Energy Assist gives qualified members a credit of $30-$60/month (depending on household size) and the same amount can be applied to a Rock Island bill for internet services, too. However, members must renew their Energy Assist participation each year: the bill credit expires every April 30th.

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Access increased to locally grown foods for the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and Orcas Island Community Foundation to offer Market Bucks at Farmers Markets on Orcas and San Juan Islands. The Market Bucks Program provides additional dollars for women and children participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional Program, and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, to spend at the Farmers Market this summer. This benefit doubles the amount of local foods that may be purchased, expands the number of families who are able to participate in the programs, and supports local farmers.

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Put on your reading glasses, comments sought on Land Analysis

A map identifying the parcel type and category of all land parcels in San Juan County is available for review. The county is asking the public to review the document by June 28, 2019. 

San Juan County is in the midst of updating the Comprehensive Plan which guides development in the county. The document is updated every 20 years. One of the first steps is the Land Capacity Analysis. This analysis will be used to inform decisions on the need for changes (if any) on land use designation, and expansion of Urban Growth Areas (UGA).

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More pressure for Hillcrest neighborhood and PIMC

The Town of Friday Harbor is nearing completion of a project to replace an existing pressure tank system with a new pump station in the Town’s 327 water zone. The residents in the Hillcrest neighborhood and at Peace Island Medical Center should experience improved water pressure and less air in their water once the system is put in full operation.

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June 4 County Council Meeting: Debris Management plan, IOSA, Land Bank purchases and more...

San Juan County Council will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor. On the agenda are discussions of an Update from Orcas Recycling Services, a resolution for a county Debris Management Plan, Cattle Point Water Association Franchise Agreement, a report on Island Oil Spill Association (IOSA), and more. The agenda is posted below. Documents about various items can be downloaded from the County's website.

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