Oct. 2, 2013
Anacortes taxpayers paid $48,139.49 to Foster Pepper of Seattle to write the 2010 Tethys-City of Anacortes water agreement that contains no termination clause for either Tethys or the City of Anacortes.
Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin learned yesterday that Tethys Enterprises and Mayor Maxwell/Foster Pepper have been secretly negotiating the termination of the 2010 Water Agreement. Two Anacortes city council members learned about negotiations yesterday. Maxwell is yet to inform [...]
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Sept. 28, 2013
Council Member Ryan Walters, Council Member Eric Johnson, Council Member Cynthia Richardson, Council Member Erica Pickett, Council Member Brad Adams, Council Member Brian Geer,Council Member Bill Turner
Dear Council Members:
The muddlement of the City of Anacortes-Tethys Enterprises water agreement stands for a city process gone wrong during this mayoral and city council election. Now is the time to rekindle citizen trust by voting to terminate the Tethys water agreement in writing.
The city [...]
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A letter of request to the Anacortes City Council for a written termination of the Tethys Enterprises water agreement that would have resulted in a one-million-square-foot bottling plant–the largest in North America–entitled up to five million gallons of water per day. Tethys CEO Steve Winter withdrew from the agreement and moved to Ireland.
TO: Council Member Ryan Walters, Council Member Eric Johnson, Council Member Cynthia Richardson, Council Member Erica Pickett, Council Member Brad Adams, Council Member Brian [...]
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Anacortes American Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tethys’ pullout draws mixed response BY KIMBERLY JACOBSON
Reactions are mixed to the announcement last week that Tethys Enterprises backed out of its plans for a bottling facility on the island.
Some residents were pleased the proposed 1-million-square-foot plant is off the table while others are lamenting the potential jobs lost. But all are looking to the future and how Anacortes could plan to best utilize the property — and how to attract a [...]
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Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash. Wed., July 30, 2013 Anacortes land expansion to be reviewed
By KATE MARTIN
MOUNT VERNON — Anacortes’ proposal to expand its city boundaries to accommodate a beverage bottling plant has passed one of several administrative hurdles, despite reservations by one county commissioner. Skagit County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to review the city of Anacortes’ proposal, which includes incorporating and rezoning 11.2 acres southwest of the intersection of Reservation and Stevenson roads into the city’s [...]
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Skagit Valley Herald Mount Vernon, Wash.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Anacortes mayor’s debate focuses on jobs, Tethys
By MARK STAYTON
ANACORTES — The four candidates for Anacortes’ mayoral seat offered their views on strategic planning, economic development and the Tethys water bottling plant proposal Thursday afternoon during their second debate leading up to the Aug. 6 primary election.
Hosted by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, the debate focused largely on how candidates Brian Geer, Mitch Everton, [...]
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Anacortes American, Feb. 27, 2013
In response to the City Council and others’ injudicious resolve to continue moving forward with the Tethys proposal, I ask that we consider the following:
Water is Earth’s most vital resource. The next world war will be over water rights. Scientists have already predicted which countries will run out of water first and the mass exodus that will follow.
Can you imagine entire countries void of human life because there [...]
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Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.
Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012 2:00 am
By Mark Stayton
Q: Could you start by telling me a little about yourself?
A: Sure. I graduated from Snohomish High School. My undergraduate degree is in electronic engineering — I went to DeVry University. I graduated from the University of Washington with an MBA. I’ve been in high tech industry for nearly my entire career, nearly 38 years. I left a company I worked for [...]
Continue reading Tethys CEO Steve Winter–the man behind the proposed bottled beverage manufacturing plant (the largest in North America)