County resolution on veterans memorial expected within a month

The proposal has been made and the resolution is in the works, but the final decision on incorporating the Kitsap County Veterans Memorial into the Kitsap County Parks system won’t be made for probably another month.

“We’re moving closer to putting it before the board (of commissioners),” said Kevin Howell, deputy prosecuting attorney for the civil division of the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office.

The office’s survey department has prepared maps of both the right-of-way that the site sits on and the southern part of the cul-de-sac of Byron Street in Old Town Silverdale. He is currently working on drafting a resolution that will be presented to the commissioners. The surveying will help to ensure there is no question of where the site sits. The agenda package has to be provided two weeks before it is to be reviewed by the commissioners.

Commissioner Patty Lent decided to make the initial proposal to the Board of Commissioners after vandalism to the memorial was discovered in May (on Memorial Day weekend) and soon after Whaling Days weekend when the memorial was used as part of the beer garden.

If the site is incorporated into the park system, the rules and regulations that pertain to other county parks also would apply to the memorial. Under park rules, alcohol would not be permitted to be served at the site and any event would require an approved layout.

County park staff also would be responsible for its maintenance including mowing and watering the grass. To prevent a repeat

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