Tri-Area: Approved sewer plan excludes controversial wetland
disposal pond next to homes - -- - but it remains on paper
PORT HADLOCK , WA -- Planning Commission members approved a sewer plan for the Tri-Area urban growth area Wednesday night, eliminating a proposed wetland disposal site near a neighborhood as an alternative.
But the alternative remains in writing in county planning documents.
And that troubles two Planning Commission members and residents living near the wetland.
``I know it won't happen, but I want to see Alternative 4 (wetland disposal) totally out,'' said Planning Commissioner Eileen Rogers.
``I am disappointed with this document.''
Rogers also leveled criticism at a technical review committee and the consultant who made wetland disposal the preferred alternative.
``I'm shocked they didn't have the foresight to visit the neighborhood,'' Rogers said.
Another member, Jenny Davis, also spoke out against leaving the alternative in the plan.
``I know if we scratch (Alternative 4) right now it will cause a lot of work, but that's what needs to be done,'' Davis said.
Dave Johnson, a resident of the neighborhood that would abut the wetland disposal area, criticized the Planning Commission for not eliminating that alternative.
``All you've done is drop one word out of the document,'' Johnson said.
``I would like you to put in a little more force.''
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