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NEW - Little Valley Road NE will close to through traffic soon
Little Valley Road NE will lose its intersection with Bond Road NE (SR 307) when it is closed there sometime this fall.
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NEW - "Extreme by Design" is next film is Sustainable Cinema series
This film follows Stanford students in a multidisciplinary course as they develop products and services to meet the need of the world's poor. The film screens Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard. Follow the link below for a flyer about this event.
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Code development efforts to take more time
Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development is taking more time in its code development efforts related to county code compliance as a result of direction given by the Board of County Commissioners at a recent meeting.

The Commissioners asked the department to return during the first quarter of 2015 with a clear problem statement and compounding issues related to the current code enforcement processes. The Commissioners also want a better idea of the magnitude of the code compliance case load, and alternative strategies to update the code.

The Board will review the information received and decide how to proceed.

Prevent flooding by cleaning gutters and keeping leaves out of storm drains
Kitsap residents can help prevent flooding by disposing of leaves properly and keeping the storm drains clear. Storm drains clogged with leaves can cause local flooding of roads and private property.
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Delays expected at Olympic View Transfer Station 10/26-11/3
Kitsap County is asking that the public avoid self-haul visits to the Olympic View Transfer Station (OVTS) from October 26 to November 3, 2014. During that time period, a new waste compactor will be installed, replacing one that has been in place for over twelve years and has compacted over 2 million tons of Kitsap County’s garbage. Once operating, the new compactor will allow more efficient onsite waste processing.
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Salsbury Point boat ramp replacement
Construction is anticipated to start October 14 on replacement of the eastern-most boat ramp at Salsbury Point County Park. During the 6-week construction period the ramp will be closed for public use. The remaining two, western-most ramps will remain open for recreational boating use.
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Fairgrounds attracts ghosts from most haunted city in America
The most haunted city in America, New Orleans, comes to Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds this year with new animatronics and special effects. Organized and managed by the Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Club and Kitsap Haunted Productions, the fright nights begin Friday, Oct. 10 and run every Friday and Saturday evening through Nov. 1. The “lights-on time” for young children is 5-6 p.m. each day of the haunt with the “full scare” experience 6-11 p.m. The fairgrounds are located at 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton.
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Septic Sense workshops coming in October
Kitsap County residents are invited to one of two free workshops to learn how to keep their septic systems working well and lasting longer. Well-maintained septic systems save homeowners money and protect the environment. The workshops are in Port Orchard (10/14) and Hansville (10/22). Follow the link below for registration information.
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Commissioners host series of forums for local ferry commuters
The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will host a series of five forums in partnership with the cities of Bremerton and Bainbridge Island and Ferry Advisory Committee members. Meetings will be held in each of the local ferry communities and one in Silverdale, to explore several ferry system issues of particular interest including: communications, vessels, fares/tariffs, schedules, service standards, parking and terminals.
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Citizens needed to serve on county advisory groups
The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from citizens to fill vacancies for a South Kitsap representative on the Arts Board, a Central Kitsap representative on the Noxious Weed Control Board, and others.
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