New Sandy Point Board of Directors

Congrats to the new board members!

Your new board is:

Pat Malara - President
Ed Schild - Vice President
Alicia Beck - Secretary
Kym Embrey - Treasurer
Bill Rinesmith- Director
Jim Kolbo - Director
Steve Stedman - Director

Dredge [UPDATE 7/31/2020]

[UPDATE 7/31/2020]

Dear Shareholder, 

       It is not the common practice for the Sandy Point Improvement Company Board of Directors to use our Shareholder email list for anything outside of normal business. The Board, at our July board meeting, all felt that the dredge is of paramount importance to our community and voted to share with you, the attached letter from the Sandy Point Dredge Committee to Whatcom County Planning and Development in regards to the unnecessary delays in the permitting process as well as scheduling the public hearing. 

We encourage you to write and or call any, or all, of your governmental leaders to express your displeasure with Whatcom County Planning and Development and their inability to process the dredge permit in a timely manner. Please see attached list of Names, positions, email addresses and phone numbers.


Sandy Point Improvement Company
Board of Directors

SPDC Letter to Whatcom County
County Council Contact List



[UPDATE 7/17/2020]
Dear Sandy Point Members,

Often friends have asked “What can we do to move the dredge forward?” NOW is the time for all of us to make our voices heard to move the dredge project to completion.

In April of 2017 the Committee submitted the dredge permit application to Whatcom County Planning and Development. After their initial review the County issued requests for additional information. We responded to all the requests, fully answering all the County’s concerns.

In October of 2019, the County scheduled our public hearing, the final step in approval of our permit, but that hearing was postponed when it was discovered that the National Marine Fisheries Services had not completed their review of the application. We finally received the NMFS approval and our public hearing was scheduled for April 1, 2020. Unfortunately, that hearing was postponed because of the courthouse closure due to the virus.

We have been pursuing alternatives for a formal public hearing but have not been successful. But recently we were surprised by the County telling us that they need additional information. After three years of review it is outrageous that the County would suddenly ask for more information. Our application was thorough and complete and we have already provided all the information requested by the County.

It is time for this process to come to an end. Our harbor is becoming ever more dangerous and unusable and we cannot sustain another year of government inaction and obstruction. As citizens we deserve the support of our County government so the dredge can be completed.

We are asking all who care about the condition of the harbor to contact your government officials and tell them this situation cannot continue. Please contact:

County Executive Satpal Sidhu (360) 778-5200

Whatcom County Council members at:

Tell them that it is outrageous that, after over three years of good faith work on our part to comply fully with County requirements, we are now faced with further delays. We cannot wait any longer. County government needs to support our needs as a community.

Please share this information with your contacts and urge them to “Support the Dredge”.


Sandy Point Coronavirus [UPDATE 7/2/2020]

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Until Further Notice:
Swimming Pool Closed

Golf Course is Open
Marina is Open, Marina Building Closed

Notice from the Fire Department:
"The current pandemic has put a significant strain on our Fire Department’s EMS responders who often times are dealing with multiple emergencies at the same time. When you see a vehicle with a flashing green light it is one of their responders on their way to the fire station. As a courtesy please move over and let them by so they may provide help to others as quickly as possible. Thank-you!"

Upcoming Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting will be Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30pm via Zoom Webinar.
Click here for the April 2021 Agenda


When: Apr 22, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: April Board Meeting

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Winter is Here!

With the cold weather upon us, it’s time to winterize your home to avoid any bursting pipes. If you would like your water turned off before leaving for vacation, please call the office to set up an appointment during business hours and we will be happy to assist you. Please remember the meters are to be handled by Sandy Point staff only. Also, be sure to turn off any exterior water spigots.

Dredge Committee

We apologize for the previous Dredge statement that said anything about obtaining a late fee if statement is not paid in 30 days. It is still our policy that you will not receive any late fees if you choose not to pay the dredge assessment until the permits are in place.

Click here to be redirected to the Sandy Point Dredge Committee website for updates on the dredge.