Shelter Bay News Archive
This page contains items that remain of interest, but no longer timely.
- Information for the 2013 Rent Adjustment – Special Membership Meeting/Election scheduled for February 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (Posted 1/23/13.)
- The Marina Survey Report has been posted in the Members Only section of this website. (Posted 11/21/12.)
- We have placed the Swinomish Police Vacation Security Request on the Web Site. As you are aware, the Swinomish Police will check private residences on the reservation while a resident is away for vacation. It is required that the resident fill in a request form and hand deliver this to the Swinomish Police Department. Residents can download the form, and upon completion can deliver it to the Police. (Posted 8/31/12.)
- Teller's Report for the May 5, 2012 election. (Posted 5/5/12.)
- Annual Reports for the manager, treasurer, and each of the committees for the past three years. (Posted 5/5/12.)
- See the Community Safety page for a piece on MyStateUSA, a community notification system. (Posted 3/6/12.)
- The Safety Committee has prepared some material on how to keep from getting burglarized. You may also access it by going to Community Safety, from a link on the Safety Committee page called Safety Tips of the Month under Safety Articles, or under the links on the left side of all pages: Administration, then Committee Pages, then Community Safety. The material comes largely from burglars. (Posted 1/3/12.)
- Article on Road Sanding and Plowing Priorities (located on the Utilities page). (Posted 12/3/11.)
- There is now a page explaining the Shelter Bay Utility Infrastructure. There is a link to this page under Administration on the left side of every page as well as under Quick Links, above. (Posted 9/8/11.)
- You will also find an FAQ page, explaining the items on your monthly Shelter Bay bill. (Posted 9/8/11.)
- The Shelter Bay Community Water System Consumer Confidence Report for Calendar year 2010 is on the web. (Posted 6/24/11).
- The Swinomish Tribe has completed work on the Tribe's Climate Adaptation Action Plan, which represents the culmination of two years work toward this under a project funded by the Administration for Native Americans. The final document is now available on the Tribe's Climate Change web site — here's a link to the site: http://www.swinomish-nsn.gov/climate_change/project/reports.html (Posted 12/7/10.)
- Swinomish Tribal Police Chief Larry Schlicker and Assistant Chief Glen Hutchins provided a presentation on the resources and services their Department provides at a Community Town Meeting held on November 10, 2010. If you’re interested in what they had to say, please see the meeting notes at Town Hall Meeting with Tribal Police. (Posted 11/19/10.)
- The Quilt Presentation article will be an insert to the newsletter. (Posted 11/22/10.)
- 2010 Spartina Control. During the week of July 14th, state licensed aquatic herbicide applicators from the Swinomish Tribe will be conducting spraying of Spartina plants on tidelands and other aquatic areas in Shelter Bay. There are no restrictions on post-application uses of the sprayed area, including fishing, shellfish gathering, crabbing and swimming. Read more about the Swinomish Tribe’s program in the attached report. (Posted 7/7/10).
- We have an audio recording of the presentation on the Swinomish Tribe cultural values and history. (Posted 9/10/09.)
VoIP Telephone Service
from Hermann Wolz
Many of you have contracted for your telephone service using Voice
over Internet Protocol (VoIP) which is readily available if you have a
high speed internet service. This can be via your cable provider, over
DSL service, or a stand-alone system such as Vonage or Magic Jack.
There are many advantages to VoIP, and the biggest of these is the fact
that VoIP is considerably less expensive than conventional hard wired
telephone service, especially taking into consideration that most
services such as Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, and Caller ID etc. are
in the base price.
However, there are a few disadvantages and cautions that one must consider when using VoIP. First and foremost is the fact that should your high speed internet connection fail, you have no telephone service. This failure can be due to a failure at the ISP (Internet Service Provider) service or because of a power outage. Conventional wired telephone service remains active during a power outage as the power for hard wired telephones comes from the central office and not your home electrical system. The second caution in using VoIP is “911” calling. Unlike hard wired telephones, VoIP needs to know physical address in order to route your 911 call to the nearest emergency calling center. You should insure that the “911” service information (your address) is properly registered with the VoIP provider.
There are many articles on the Internet pertaining to VoIP. All you have to do is Google “911 and VoIP.” One other note: remember that if you have all cordless phones in your home and you loose electrical power, these phones will not work regardless of the service.