Around The Island | April 10

Public comment set for code update

Next week, the city will hold a public comment session on an ongoing land use code update.

The changes are the result of the code-update project initiated by the city’s planning department to reduce inconsistencies and create a more user-friendly code.

The topic of the discussion will revolve around code revisions that impact subdivision.

Clarion Associates has been contracted to see through the update and will be on hand to answer questions.

The entire draft revisions are expected to be complete by September 2009.

Information on future opportunities for public input will be publicized on the city’s website.

A draft document of the code changes can be found on the City of Bainbridge Island website,

The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. on April 14 in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Goat cheese and other goodies

In true local form, at 9 a.m. Saturday Mayor Darlene Kordonowy will “assume bridal stance,” as organizers put it, for a traditional toss of ceremonial goat cheese.

Thus will begin the 2009 spring-summer farmers market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town square near City Hall, and continue each Saturday through Oct. 24.

In addition to early-season produce picked fresh by local farmers, the market will feature specialty foods on par with the aforementioned goat product as well as eggs, plants and plants starts, and flower bouquets.

There’s also art glass, kids’ clothing, jewelry, wood art, metalwork, yarns and fibers, coffee and baked treats.

Horse-and-wagon rides will be on offer throughout the morning, and prize drawings will take place to entice marketgoers to stick around and soak up the springtime ambiance.

Whoever snags the mayor’s cheese will win a market basket with a cache of coupons redeemable for gifts from market vendors.

For more information about the farmers market, see the website at, or call 855-1500.

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