Jefferson: New county boss headfirst into Port Ludlow fray

PORT LUDLOW — Mere days into his new job as Jefferson County administrator, John Fischbach is jumping into the continuing spat between Port Ludlow residents and the county Department of Community Development.

“I intend to go back to DCD . . . and I fully intend to hold everybody accountable who works within my purview at the county,” he told the Port Ludlow Village Council on Thursday morning.

“We need to get back to working together so you can all get back to golfing and getting out on your boats.”

His comments drew a round of applause from the full house at the Port Ludlow Beach Club.

Comments from Village Council President Carol Saber dominated most of the two hour meeting.

In her speech, Saber was critical of Community Development and Port Ludlow Associates, the developer of the planned resort village.

“Everyday there is a new bombshell that drops,” she said.

The latest fray surrounds a plan by Port Ludlow Associates to build 12 townhouses in Ludlow Bay Village over a pond, referred to by some as a lagoon.

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