LATEST ISLAND NEWS

We are currently out of gas.  We do have diesel which will be available for purchase during the normal gas station hours.

Meet your candidates!  We have three positions up for election in September and three candidates!  Ballots will be sent out in a couple of weeks.

The 2021 Hat Island Water Quality Report is now up and posted at:  Hat Island Water Quality Report 2021

Friday Night Social- All Welcome

The Hat Island Yacht Club’s Friday Night Social is BACK every Friday night starting at 6pm!  All are welcome, bring an appetizer to share. BYOB

DUST SEASON

And in a blink of an eye we went from muddy season to dusty season.  Please slow down….we have homes that line our main roads on the island, we have families out for a walk let’s not dust them out….keep your speed down and an eye on your rear view mirror.  Are you kicking up dust?  Then lighted up on the gas pedal.  We have a little island.  Slowing down by a couple of miles per hour means you get to your destination 1 minute later.  Thanks!

Gas Hours 

It’s high season so that means two days of gas sales through Labor Day weekend of 2022!   Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 to 1:00pm

Reminder to New Owners …and old ones too

Outdoor burning, as it applies to Hat Island, is categorized into 3 types:  Recreational fires, Residential yard-debris burning and land clearing fires.

Recreational Fire means cooking fires or campfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property. A permit is not required for “recreational fires” with a total fuel area no greater than 2 feet in diameter and/or 2 feet in height. These fires must be within an approved fire pit with a rock/brick/metal border. At NO time are any beach fires permitted on Hat Island. They will be put out when discovered/reported and will be treated as an illegal burn.

Residential yard-debris burning fires are limited to vegetative material grown on the property, such as leaves, branches and twigs. A permit from the fire department is required and subject to size restrictions noted on the permit. Proof of adequate fire control measures such as a charged water line (hose with water on) and full-time attendance of the fire by a responsible adult must be maintained.

All recreational or Yard Debris fires must be out (cold to the touch) by sunset.

Land clearing or stump burning fires are under strict control and must be permitted by the local fire department.  A permit and inspection of the proposed burn area will be conducted as part of the process.  Proof of adequate water supply and heavy equipment sufficient to maintain control of the fire must be present at all times with operating personnel.  These fires must not be fueled after sundown or if winds become an issue for embers and firebrands.  Control must be maintained at all times.

All fires that do not meet regulations can be subject to heavy fines and financial responsibility should property damage or fire-fighting efforts be required as a result of willful or negligent actions of the permittee.

Permits may be obtained by e-mailing Mike Worthy at worthymd@hotmail.clm or calling 206-972-5019 and in the Hat Island Office during business hours.

Barge Dates 2022

August  31

September 1 and 2

October 2, 3 and 4th

Ferry Riders

If you have a concern about something on the ferry, please contact ferry staff.  They can address it with the offending party.  If you feel your concern isn’t being handled by the crew in a timely, and effective manner, please ask to speak to the captain.  Please do not confront fellow passengers.

Talk to Each Other

How do you be a good neighbor?  Communicate with each other, lend a hand!  There are a lot of new owners on the island and they cannot expect to know all of the little idiosyncrasies and island rules that make our little island such a special place to be.  If you see someone that seems confused or is doing something that would be frowned upon, reach out and lend them a hand and offer advice.   Neighbors helping neighbors is how this island works and those of us that have been here for a long period of time need to reach out and lend that helping hand.

Hat Island Online Exhibit and Timeline

Make sure to check out the work of our Summer Intern, Laynie Moran:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Icou_b_u1USeb3TFeVKnY4EYaAzmo-iZ/view?usp=sharing

Hat Island, WE CAN DO THIS!

Always be sure to check these Alerts, the Hat Island Info Facebook Page and Twitter for any updates.

Welcome

Welcome to the Hat Island Community Web Site! This is where you’ll find lots of information about living and vacationing on Hat Island. If you’re just visiting, check out the menu across the top for details on renting and buying Hat Island property, job openings, and how to contact the island manager for more details. If you’re already a resident or property owner, drop down the Community Info menu for topics of interest specifically for you. Hat Island is a hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest – come check us out!

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Power is back on!

Division H water is back on and the road is open!

Still waiting for PUD to come so we can repair the leak in Division H.

The water leak location appears to be near power lines and under a retaining wall. An emergency locate has been called in. We can't proceed with the repair until they come out and mark where the power lines are. We will continue to update here, through email, and the website.

We discovered a fairly large water leak this morning, 5/11/22, in Division H. The water is off to that division while the water team locates the exact location of the break and works to repair it. It will likely be off for 2 days.

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