TONIGHT AT A PUBLIC MEETING OF the Port Townsend CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE DAVID TIMMONS DECLARED THAT THE CONTRACT WITH HONEYWELL WILL NOT BE PURSUED. THAT MEANS, THAT, FOR NOW, THE PROPOSED SMART(water) METER PROJECT IN PORT TOWNSEND HAS BEEN TABLED. For now, the City has tabled the issue because of public outcry and other emerging issues they must address in regard to the water system.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE VIGILANT.
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO SHOWED UP AT THE CITY COUNCIL AND WROTE LETTERS AND SENT EMAILS.
A meeting we should all attend today: Wednesday, August 14th – The cutting of a forest to pay for Smart Meters that are opposed by many citizens.
The city of Port Townsend wants to install Smart Meters. There is much research to show that smart meters can cause health issues. The meters emit an electrical field that can be read from a remote location. The installation of the smart meters by Honeywell would cost millions and the city proposes to cut a nearby forest to pay for it. This from Virginia Wald – PT community member:
According to City Hall, the meeting today, Wednesday, 4-6 pm is NOT about smart meters. It is, however, about selling the timber on approximately 100 acres of woods that the city “owns”. This is supposedly to help fund our utilities, although the water rates have increased by $240 a year in 2014. 80-acres of these trees provide a buffer to the pollution from the pulp mill. If you care about these trees, please who up at today’s meeting;
Council Special Projects Committee: Dates: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Title: Council Special Projects Committee Description: Surplus property and timber sales Times: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM