Crockett Barn quickly becoming ground zero for the “close the OLF” crowd (including video)Author:BillB
“The sound of freedom heard in Oak Harbor is the deafening sound of the demise of central Whidbey and Coupeville, one touch-and-go at a time…We do not, cannot, and shouldn’t have to settle for mitigation.”
The above closing, from a four-minute oration, received HUGE applause by the crowd assembled on June 23rd at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. The meeting was called for by Island County Commissioner Helen Price-Johnson and Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard. The purpose of that meeting had been advertised (officially) “to identify impacts and suggest mitigation strategies”, but, just as previously predicted would occur by Island Politics, the meeting proved to be a rallying event for the “close OLF Coupeville” crowd.
A spokesperson for Citizens of the Ebey Reserve, describing themselves as “canaries in the mine”, promised residents who come to the Crockett Barn on June 29th a “new noise study” demonstrating that EA-18G Growlers are louder than EA-6B Prowlers. The event promises “music and fun and a potluck” and a chance of working towards the goal of closing NOLF Coupeville.
“Mitigation is not possible” according to their spokesperson, and, they claim, jet noise is having a detrimental effect upon people both in the Coupeville School District and at Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville.
I still contend that Island County is very culpable in enabling this situation to have materialized by their failure to establish and then to enforce Accident Potential Zones around OLF Coupeville, thus allowing encroachment to occur near the OLF.
The below video is one of 12 YouTube videos of that June 23rd meeting posted by AvgeekJoe.
Tags: Accident Potential Zone, Citizens of the Ebey Reserve, Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard, Crockett Barn, EA-18G Growler, EA-6B Prowler, encroachment, Island County Commissioner Helen Price-Johnson, jet noise, Maryonn Attwood, Navy Outlying Field Coupeville, Paula Spina
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