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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Date: August 12, 2015
Contact: Rebecca Pirtle, Commissioners’ Office
360.337.4650, rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2015-083

Community meetings explore Complete Streets, West Kingston bridge project
Open House wraps up the month

(Port Orchard) - Community meetings in Kingston will explore the downtown core Complete Streets project, salmon recovery efforts and plans for the West Kingston bridge construction. The Kingston Community Open House wraps up the month, bringing together dozens of local non-profit organizations, programs and projects to share information with residents and provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what’s happening in the greater Kingston area.

On Sept. 2 at its regular monthly meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Headquarters Station on Miller Bay Road, the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council will host presentations from Washington State University’s Water Stewardship Program Coordinator Renee Johnson and Kitsap Conservation District Coordinator Joy Garitone. As agency partners in Clean Water Kitsap, they will discuss efforts in Kingston to improve water quality, stream restorations and salmon homecomings. This will be followed by an update from Kitsap County Public Works on the West Kingston replacement bridge project over the Carpenter Creek estuary.

A design charrette is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the Kingston Community Center, 11212 NE State Highway 104, where Kitsap County Public Works staff and consultants will share the latest renderings and planning elements of the Kingston Complete Streets project. The public is welcome to drop in anytime. Input solicited last spring in a public meeting is reflected in revised conceptual plans. Comprehensive transportation policy, multimodal streets, parking, economic development and urban redevelopment are all considered. More information on Complete Streets is available at www.kitsapgov.com/boards/CAC/kingston/kcac.htm .

The popular Kingston Community Open House takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Kingston Middle School on West Kingston Road. County departments including Public Works, Parks and Community Development will have information on local projects. The Port of Kingston, schools, service organizations and other non-profit groups will also have informational tables, sharing details on upcoming programs and community events. Several local food vendors will be on hand to provide complimentary snacks to keep attendees energized and engaged.

The public is encouraged to attend this free event to learn more about what’s happening in the greater Kingston area, ask questions and find out about opportunities to get involved. Registration is now open for those wishing to reserve a booth at the Kingston Community Open House. Visit http://www.kitsapgov.com/volunteer/boards/KCAC Open House Registration Form.htm .

For more information on the meetings listed above, contact Rebecca Pirtle in the Kitsap County Commissioners’ Office at 360.337.4650, rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us.

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August 12, 2015