Jake Jacobovitch, a well-known islander elected in November 2011 to serve on the three-member commission that oversees Vashon’s public cemetery, never took office and was replaced last year by another resident, Jay Hanson.
A Vashon company that has designed a cookstove that could stem smoke inhalation and deforestation in East Africa has received $4 million in financing — funds that will enable it to launch a far-reaching manufacturing project in Kenya.
A state official overseeing two public grants for the Vashon Park District’s fields complex north of town said the district needs to complete phase one by June 30 or face losing $21,000 in funding for the project.
Saying he’s been defamed by a “dissident group” of islanders, the husband of the founder of Island Landmarks is suing three Vashon women who have spearheaded an effort to wrest control of Mukai Farmhouse from the tightly held nonprofit.
The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council might have to pay the Vashon Park District for its use of McMurray Middle School, fees that could climb as high as nearly $800 a year, according to a fee schedule the park district is considering.
The Vashon Park District’s five commissioners selected Elaine Ott — a Vashon woman with an extensive background in finance, marketing and sales — as the new general manager of the small public agency.
The Vashon Park District board has selected four finalists for the position of general manager and has invited user groups and other members of the public to attend two special meetings where they’ll be able to ask the candidates questions.