CKCC wants county to pay for campus plans

The Central Kitsap Community Council Wednesday approved a resolution asking the county to help build awareness and a master plan for the Central Kitsap Community Campus.

“All of this goes to develop a community awareness for this project,” said Rob MacDermid, chairman for the CK Community Center Task Force. He read the group’s recommendations at the CKCC’s regular meeting Wednesday.

Two signs will be installed (the task force originally wanted four) on the Community Campus site at Randall Way near Bucklin Hill Road. A brochure outlining the county’s vision for the center will be developed along with a preliminary plan of what the facility might look like. It would cost the county about $10,000.

The material is expected to be ready by Whaling Days in July and the Kitsap County Fair, where the task force members will have a booth. The county was also asked to assist with a Web site for the Community Campus.

The second part of the resolution calls for the county to include $75,000 to $100,000 in its next budget to develop a master plan for the campus. It would the plan that would dictate where different facilities would be built.

The CKCC amended the request to include what impact the operating costs would have.

The council also heard a presen tation from Bill Zupancic, transportation planner with Kitsap County Public Works on the state of the county’s bicycle trails. He touched on the Mosquito Fleet Trail route that when finished would allow bicyclists to travel from Kingston to Port Orchard and several communities in between. In all the county has about 330 miles of potential bicycle routes, about 40 miles of which meet standards Zupancic said.

The county is working to pave many of the already wide, but graveled shoulders. Zupancic gave Chico Way as an example. The county recently re-installed a sign designating it as a bike route.

But as one audience member noticed, the bike route plan excluded the heart of Silverdale. Zupancic said in the initial planning of the route several years ago, Silverdale did not show any interest in being included in the plan.

In other business the council also heard a brief presentation from Terrie O’Neill, the county’s public information officer. Hank Mann-Sykes, CKCC president asked her how they can “minimize surprises” between the council and commissioners.

The next meeting of the CKCC is 7 p.m. June 16 at the Silverdale Water District/ Central KItsap Fire & Rescue administration building, 5300 Newberry Hill Road.

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