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>From: Lummi_Island_Ferry Lummi_Island_Ferry <Lummi_Island_Ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us>
>Sent: Aug 12, 2011 12:03 PM
>To: Pete Kremen <PKremen@co.whatcom.wa.us>
>Subject: Dry Dock Parking Concerns
>Greetings from the Public Works Department.
As many of you are aware, we have previously reported a reduction in the usual number of parking spaces available during the annual dry dock activity. The Department staff have been evaluating some options and the costs associated with those options. Thank you to the many individuals on the Island who have provided constructive ideas and a special thanks to WTA for helping us to iron out the logistics and other details on very short notice.
>At the time of this communication, a final decision has not been made regarding alternative options but a decision is expected in the next week. None of the alternatives are cost-free and convenient for all users.
>In addition, we have been advised that the Lummi Nation intends to operate a commercial parking lot to assist in meeting the parking demands during dry dock, which should help to reduce the concerns expressed by people using the Ferry. This is not a joint project with Whatcom County but rather an independent action on the part of the Lummi Nation. As such, all details will be provided by the Lummi Nation as they move forward with this project.
>Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as the Department works through yet another unanticipated cost related to the Ferry Operations. The Public Works Department would like to wish everyone a safe and cheerful “rest of the summer”.
>The Ferry Department