A Private Island......just ten minutes (5.5 miles) from the city of Gig Harbor, Raft Island is located on the Puget Sound with spectacular sunsets and views of Henderson Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and Cutts Island or "Deadmans" (pictured above). Connected to the mainland by a new, modern concrete bridge (which replaced the 788-foot timber bridge in 2014), there are approximately 200 homes on 160 acres. Islanders enjoy two community beaches, a boatlaunch, park areas and a tennis court. The Island is managed by the Raft Island Improvement Association (RIIA) and an Island Manager.
The Board has not yet made final decisions as to the placement, number, or location of the speed humps, which were approved by a 2-to-1 margin in the island-wide vote held on August 21.
Roads Committee Chair Scott Wood headed a volunteer committee tasked with making recommendations regarding the placement and number of humps, as well as signage and other traffic calming measures (like radar signs) which was submitted to the Board on September 15. The Board will review the report and decide next steps.
Please DRIVE SLOWLY (the speed limit is still 15 MPH).
To view a Google Map of Raft Island with the proposed speed hump locations, organized in layers so that the priorities established by the committee can be more easily visualized on a satellite image, click here.
Here is a 'dissenting' opinion from a member of the committee.
Agenda for the next board meeting: Sept. 18 at 7 pm.
- Speed Hump locations
- Speed Hump number
Members can review the report submitted by the special committee for the placement of speed calming devices.
Board meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Monday of every month (except in unusual circumstances). Check the Calendar of Events (on the Menu) for the next date and time.
From The Island Manager
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All vehicles parked at the South Beach parking area must display a Raft Island Parking Permit on the driver's side of the windshield. Any vehicles without a permit displayed will be towed at the owner's expense.
If you need to get a permit, please call HOA Community Solutions at 253-985-3812. Each property owner is allowed a maximum of two permits, which can be transferred between vehicles as necessary. If you have lost a permit, replacements can be purchased for $5 each. Worn out permits will be swapped out for no charge, but you must bring in the old permit with you.
There have also been reported thefts from vehicles recently at the South Beach. Please lock your vehicles and keep all valuables out of sight. Report any suspicious persons, activity or vehicles to the Sheriff Department by calling 911.
Break-ins on the island are an unfortunate fact of life. It is important to take every precaution to prevent theft and burglary. Keep doors locked and garage doors closed, even during the daylight hours!
- Jumping / Diving Off The Bridge
- Collections Policy
- Easements For Sanitary Sewer Lines
- Member Privacy
Other policies (such as boat launch, parks and recrecation, parking and street maintenance) can be found on the Community page.
In The News
- BALLOT / ELECTION RESULTS FOR MAY 16, 2016
- IACC CONFERS HONORS FOR "OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE"
- BALLOT / ELECTION RESULTS FOR MAY 12, 2014
- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ARTICLE - Peninsula Gateway / June 26, 2014
- Effective Jan 2012, HOUSE BILL 1309 passed into law under the HOA Act - RCW 64.38
Aerial Photo of Raft Island
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