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<br /> <br />BOARD OF JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />District No. 1 Commissioner <br />District No. 2 Commissioner <br />District No. 3 Commissioner <br /> <br />A. M. O'Meara <br />B. G. Brown <br />Carroll M. Mercer, Chairman <br /> <br />Clerk of the Board <br />Engineer <br />Secretary <br /> <br />Betty J. Anderson <br />Edwin A. Becker, P.E. <br />Jerdine C. Bragg <br /> <br />- -M-I-N-U-T-E-S- <br /> <br />March 27, 1978 <br /> <br />10:00 a.m. Chairman Mercer called the meeting to order with all members <br />present. <br /> <br />Herb Covert and property owners from Coyle re: Thousand Trails <br />Camper Club. Twelve persons from Coyle appeared. Chairman Mercer read a <br />letter from the Coyle Community Club. Chairman Mercer explained the present <br />position of the County: The County Prosecuting Attorney has filed an appeal <br />of the judge's decision. Also, Thousand Trails has never made a formal <br />application for permits. Until that happens the County has no jurisdiction <br />over Thousand Trails. <br />Herb Covert, Commissioner for the Water District 3, was a spokes- <br />man for the group. He reported that Thousand Trails is pumping their well <br />and taking samples, but the samples have not yet been submitted to the state. <br />Thousand Trails has asked about buying 20,000 galleons of water per day from <br />Water District 3. Covert reported this would put the Water District in a <br />bind. <br />Covert also reported that there has been a constant flow of Thous- <br />and Trails campers visiting the Thousand Trails site, and that private <br />property is being trespassed. He presented the Board with 3 photographs <br />of Thousand Trails campers trespassing on private property, parking vehicles <br />on private property to get to Thousand Trails property. They are even <br />coming by boat. Also, a potential buyer for Thousand Trails site was told <br />by a Thousand Trails salesman that the camp site was all set up. <br />Commissioner Brown stated that unless the private property is <br />posted then the sheriff cannot do anything. And then the grievance would <br />be against the individual trespasser, not Thousand Trails. <br />Randy Durant, Health Sanitarian, stated he felt the Health Depart- <br />ment could get involved if there is evidence that sewage is being dumped, <br />and it is an area where people congregate. <br />Commissioner Brown advised the residents to contact the Prosecuting <br />Attorney to find out the status of the appeal. He stated that the only sure <br />way to solve these kinds of problems is to have conventional zoning. <br />The Board will write a letter to Thousand Trails and include a copy <br />of the letter from the Coyle Community Club. <br />Later in the day Prosecuting Attorney, Bill Howard appeared and the <br />Board updated him on this meeting. The Board determined that Howard should <br />write the letter to Thousand Trails. <br /> <br />Mrs. Thelma Clark re: Problems Relating to her lot in Shine. <br />Mrs. Clark and her daughter appeared. Mrs. Clark purchased a lot through <br />Arne Day Realty with the contingency that it meet the Health Department <br />requirements for a septic system. Mr. Day wrote her a letter that since the <br />property was platted in 1966, no new tests are required. Therefore, Mrs. <br />Clark went ahead and purchased the lot. However, Health Sanitarian Randy <br />Durant has now denied a permit for the septic system because of the high <br />water table. Randy Durant appeared and advised that if an engineer could <br />design a septic system to meet state specs he would approve it. This was <br />satisfactory to the Board. Mrs. Clark will demand that Arne Day hire the <br />engineer. If that doesn't work, Commissioner Brown suggested she try <br />getting half of the adjacent lot. <br /> <br />Gael Stuart re: Housing and Block Grants. Gael Stuart, Director, <br />Community Action Council; Planning Director, Dave Cunningham, and Planner <br />Dave Goldsmith appeared. 1) Stuart reported that there are HUD grants <br />available for rural housing. Community Action is interested in the develop- <br />ment and rehabilitation of rural low income housing. The grants will be <br />applied for by Community Action Council for Jefferson and Clallam County. <br />Stuart is expecting authorization by the Clallam County Commissioners today <br />to sponsor the pre-application. Stuart requested a letter of intent from <br />the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners to sponsor the pre-application <br />as well. The Community Action Council will pay for the pre-application process. <br /> <br />Motion,by Co~issi~ner Brown, second by Commissioner O'Meara to supply <br />Commun1.ty Act1.on w1.th a lette\~OLof i.ntent. r - 590 <br />, q ~J.~ n <br />