EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port Townsend eyes emergency Mountain View Commons repairs budget

Peninsula Daily News

The Port Townsend City Council will discuss the adoption of a supplemental budget ordinance for emergency repairs of Mountain View Commons when it meets Monday.

The special business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers in historic City Hall, 540 Water St.

The council will consider final approval of the measure that had its first reading June 16.

If the supplemental budget ordinance is not adopted at this meeting or during a special meeting before the end of the month, the grant deadline of June 30 for a state Department of Commerce grant for $500,000 for improvements at Mountain View Commons at 1925 Blaine St. will be missed and the grant is lost, according to the ordinance.

The council will consider spending $90,000 on an upgrade to the water system’s computer system.

The council will hear an update about the Howard Street development project’s land-use process.

The council will consider authorizing the Peninsula Trails Coalition to submit an application for a $25,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office to build an Olympic Discovery Trail trailhead along the Larry Scott Memorial Trail.

The match would be volunteer work. The city would make no financial contribution.

Council office hours, during which members of the public can discuss any topic with a member of the City Council, take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the mayor’s office at historic City Hall, 540 Water St.

Also meeting this week will be the Parks, Recreation and Trees Advisory Board.

It will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor conference room at City Hall, 250 Madison St.

Port Townsend Planning Commission

The Port Townsend Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the water system plan when it meets Thursday.

The advisory panel will meet at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at historic City Hall, 540 Water St.

It also will consider the comprehensive plan docket.

Port Townsend schools

The Port Townsend School Board will consider approving a 15-year lease for Mountain View Commons at a meeting Monday.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Gael Stuart Building, 1620 Blaine St.

The Port Townsend City Council approved the lease for the district-owned complex June 9.

The terms are that the city would pay the district $60,000 annually for five years and then $1 per year for the next 10 years.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will consider awarding a contract for the Automated Weather Station system proposed for Jefferson County International Airport when they meet Thursday.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

Bids for the project will have been received that afternoon, staff said in an agenda memo.

Commissioners will consider asking for a $328,524 grant from the boating facilities program of the state Recreation and Conservation Office for the $438,033 Boat Haven Marina boat ramp expansion.

Commissioners also will continue discussion on the 2015 budget process.

Fire department

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue commissioners will select a name for the department’s new fire boat when they meet Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Port Townsend Fire Station, 35 Critter Lane.

Public development authority

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority board will review a draft strategic marketing plan when it meets Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Fort Worden Commons.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County commissioners will not meet for the next two weeks.

Their next meeting will be at 9 p.m. July 7 in their chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

Last modified: June 21. 2014 5:37PM
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