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Community Council Meeting of January 7, 2009

14188 Madrona Dr., 6:30 PM

SFCC will meet for a study session without public comment on January 7, 2009 at Chairman Tom Carson’s house, 14188 Madrona Dr., Anacortes, WA 98221 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.


Our agenda will be to review of the Plan of Work with an eye to what we have learned and what our priorities/next steps need to be moving into 2009.


Summary Notes, SFCC Planning Meeting January 7, 2009

Present: Atterberry, Carson, Harrington, Hersey, Pearson and Walters. Excused: Sawyer

 Based on materials generated in November and December 2008, including "reflections on our first year" by SFCC members and input from community member Sheila Pritchett, the Council discussed and agreed on the following for the coming months: 

  • arrange for speakers/presentations at monthly meetings with invitations to SFCC e-mail list
  • work between monthly meetings in the areas of study (Plan of Work) with the aim of:
  • o strengthening working groups (Plan of Work) by collegial efforts among SFCC members, seeking community volunteers and collaboration with Skagit County staff
  • o gathering data (aquifers, septic systems, soils, drainage, shorelines, transportation, etc.)
  • o identifying ways in which respective areas interrelate
  • o collating that data to identify smaller geographic areas or ‘neighborhoods' on South Fidalgo
  • o holding meetings in those areas to test findings and gather additional local knowledge
  • o feeding that info into a draft sub-area plan
  • o seeking responses to draft materials in additional area meetings
  • begin a sub-area plan by getting an electronic copy of earlier draft(s) to each council member to read
  • determine process to draft our sub-area plan
  • plan and hold fund-raising event(s)

Tom Carson