February 19, 2019, 4-5 pm
ARC Committee members Present
Learner Limbach, Charlie Behnke, Caitlin Helihy Lek, David Kane, Steve Bernheim, Brook Brouwer, Andre Enterman, Steph Coffey, Meike Meissner, Sara Benson and Mike Ramsey
Bill Watson- council rep
Faith Van De Putte- coordinator
Members of the public
Agenda Review Learner
Minutes from 1/15/19 adopted
4:10 ARC Business Faith
Three new ARC committee members were welcomed: Sam Dillingham (Lopez), Meike Meissner (Lopez) and Winnie Adams (Orcas/Waldron)
4:12 Coordinator's Report Faith
Thank you to the Ag Summit Session team- Dave, Caitlin, Steve, Mike and Sarah for the table set up and take down
Thank you to everyone who worked on the Economic Development Element-Dave, Learner, Steve, Charlie, Brook, Caitlin
4:15 Outreach Caitlin
Website- www.sanjuanco.com/arc- The newsflash is set up now. When people sign up they will receive the “newsflash” in their inbox. Now we need to get folks to signup.
Ag Summit- Table, ARC member wore “ask me stickers” and fielded questions, “Comp Plan, County Code and You” session was attended by 26 people.
4:30 Policy David
ARC recommended changes to the Economic Development Element (EDE) draft and the Planning Commission meeting on 2/15. The Planning Commission voted to incorporate the ARC recommendations into the EDE draft submitted by the EDC. This combined draft will be put out for public comment.
Marijuana and an ARC recommendation was discussed. History of the ARC’s involvement in the greenhouse taskforce was given by Learner. Discussion on if Marijuana should be considered an ag activity. No motion was brought forward. The committee did not feel they had enough information to make a decision