Meeting Notes: Ferry Committee Meeting with Tom Ballard, Interim Skagit County Public Works Director 2009.09.01

MEETING NOTES:  FERRY COMMITTEE MEETING WITH TOM BALLARD, INTERIM SKAGIT COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

September 1, 2009

 

The Guemes Island Ferry Committee met with Tom Ballard for approximately three hours. GIFC members present were Glen Veal, Carl Cady, Steve Orsini, and Allen Bush.

 

Glen Veal and other members gave a brief history of the Ferry Committee, its purpose, and its relationship with the County. Subjects included fare structure, deficit reimbursement, Berk and Associates study, and the Round Table. Discussion about the Round Table process included enhanced public participation procedures and adequate meeting facilities to accommodate the public. Methods of bringing different positions on issues before the Board of County Commissioners were also discussed. The concept of a more collaborative effort with Public Works was the main theme of the meeting.

 

Note taker: Glen Veal

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