In this March 3, 2009 decision, the Kitsap County Hearing Examiner denied a Conditional Use Permit for a day care center and school in a rural area near Port Orchard based on the Examiner’s finding that "[t]he proposal would be materially detrimental to uses or property in the immediate vicinity, and would not be compatible with the existing character, appearance . . . and physical characteristics of property in the immediate vicinity." The Examiner based this finding on a number of possible impacts of the proposal, including "[n]oise generated by laughter and screaming of young children during outdoor playtime and [added] vehicle trips to and from the property." The Examiner also cited traffic safety concerns, and possible impacts to wetlands near trails on the property, as"[y]oung children accompanying instructors to group gatherings . . . would likely not stay on the existing path or footbridge, but would venture off the path trampling stream banks and wetland area . . ."The Kitsap Sun and KOMO News have both run stories on the denial, which could be appealed to the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners.