Letters to the Editor

Supports Indianola port commissioners

I want to thank you for your accurate and fair reporting and editorials in the North Kitsap Herald (July 5) and the Kingston Community News (August edition) regarding the difficult decision made by the Port of Indianola commissioners to temporarily close the Indianola Dock.

Yes, I and the vast majority of Indianola residents are very upset about the closure of our beloved dock. We need to seek a solution together. It’s unfortunate that a loud minority has chosen the disruptive path to attack the commissioners. You mentioned “acrimony” and “vitriol” and pointed out that “it is ironic that the loudest voices are those who have seldom attended port commission meetings in the past.” It is also ironic that the disruptive minority claiming to want to save the dock is attacking the very commissioners who have spent the past two years working in earnest to save the dock. Without the commissioners’ foresight to approve a comprehensive plan and obtain a five-year HPA permit, the port would not be in the position it is now to actually save the dock.

I urge all citizens of Indianola to come together and work with the commission to get the dock reopened by the earliest possible date.

Dave Haley


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