Nighttime security at Gooseberry Pt will change from Aug. 1 through November 15, then be discontinued. Here’s the official notice from the Department of Public Works. I hope that DPW or our County Executive has informed the Lummi Nation of this change.
>From: Lummi_Island_Ferry Lummi_Island_Ferry <Lummi_Island_Ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us>
>Sent: Jul 27, 2012 1:54 PM
>To: Jack Louws <JLouws@co.whatcom.wa.us>, Lonni Cummings <LCumming@co.whatcom.wa.us>, Sandra Mock <SMock@co.whatcom.wa.us>
>Subject: Update on security services at Gooseberry Point
>Greetings from Whatcom County Public Works:
>This is an update to let everyone know what is happening with the
>security services at Gooseberry Point. As a reminder, removing security
>services was part of the recommendations from the Whatcom County
>Citizens’ Task Force for the Lummi Island Ferry. This will provide a
>yearly budget reduction of approximately $79,000.
>The current contract with Puget Sound Security expires on July 31,
>2012. We have executed a contract extension with Puget Sound Security
>that will extend the security services at Gooseberry Point from August
>1, 2012 through November 15, 2012. After November 15, 2012 the security
>services will permanently end.
>There are a few other changes to the contract terms for the contract
>extension. Beginning on August 1, 2012, the security services will be
>reduced from ten hours a day to eight hours a day. The security guard
>will be present at Gooseberry Point from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. seven
>days a week.
>We also removed the contract requirement that stated the contractor
>must provide a vehicle for the security guard. The intention is for the
>security guard to patrol the parking area by walking instead of sitting
>in the security guard’s vehicle.
>The Ferry Department