Public hearing tonight on Buck annexation; school district superintendent search begins

The Friday Harbor Town Council meets tonight at 5:30 in Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash St.

There will be a public hearing to consider annexation of 48 acres near the former gravel pit. A neighborhood of 240 permanently affordable and market-rate homes would be developed over 20 years.

A development agreement was drafted over a series of meetings between the Buck family, the San Juan Community Home Trust, and town staff members.

The agreement seems to address concerns the town had about the developmentā€™s potential impacts on utilities and existing ratepayers. And the county will develop a road connecting Turn Point and Pear Point roads, hopefully alleviating traffic on Warbass Way.

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At 5 p.m. in the high school commons, the process of searching for a new school district superintendent begins.

Parents, students and other community members can provide input on the superintendent search. Timelines, schedules and desired qualifications in leadership will be discussed. A special school board meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

"A survey is available to anyone who cannot make the meetings," said Maude Cumming, executive assistant to the superintendent. "People can contact me at the district office."

Contact Cumming at 378-4133, or e-mail

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