PRCAC to hold special meeting

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The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) will host a townhall meeting to allow candidates for the remaining two at-large positions to meet the community.

“We have three applications that have already been submitted to the county executive’s office and we are encouraging other interested community members to apply,” said PRCAC president Allison Calder. “We are also encouraging all community members to attend this virtual candidate’s night and send in their comments.”

The meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m. and the link will be available before the meeting on the All Point Bulletin website as well as the ePB and other social media sites. Comments following the meeting can be sent to prcac.comments@gmail.com.

Bill Zeidel, the committee member most recently appointed by the county executive and confirmed by county council, took his seat for the first time at the July 22 PRCAC meeting. On the agenda were ongoing PRCAC discussion items and projects, including broadband expansion in the community, a wetland mitigation bank and a proposal for a dog park at Lighthouse Marine Park.

“We are hoping to give folks a suitable area, well back from the shore, where they can exercise their dogs off-leash without interfering with other park-goers or native wildlife,” Calder said. “The half-acre exercise area would have interesting terrain and agility features to be enjoyed by anyone wanting to play off-lead with their dog in a safe, secure, natural environment that does not interfere with eagles, seals, shorebirds and other wildlife.”

Calder added that park staff had indicated support for the plan, as it would address ongoing issues of enforcement at the park and complaints about off-leash dogs.

PRCAC representatives will take their proposal to the Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Commission at their August 19 meeting.

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