EYE ON CLALLAM: Port Angeles council eyes cost of utilities

Peninsula Daily News

The Port Angeles City Council will consider changes in the way utility customers pay when they meet Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St.

The changes to be considered would affect how much of a utility’s true cost of operation is paid for by utility customers.

They must be made before proposed utility rate adjustments are discussed at the council’s Sept. 2 meeting, during a first reading and first part of a public hearing, and finally voted upon at the council’s Sept. 16 meeting.

Other agenda items for Tuesday’s meeting include:

■ An extension of the standstill agreement between the city and Mueller Systems, the city’s smart meter installer, to be considered as part of Tuesday’s consent agenda.

■ The second part of a two-part public hearing and vote on the city’s proposed 2014 electric utility resource plan.

■ Consideration of a one-year $15,000 contract between the city and the Clallam County Economic Development Council.

■ A midyear report from the United Way of Clallam County.

County commissioners

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider issuing an invitation for bids for pavement repair for Old Olympic Highway when they meet Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Pavement repair and overlay is planned on the highway from the Dungeness River Bridge to Mariott Avenue.

Bids would be opened Sept. 9. Up to $859,723 is expected in federal reimbursement. Partial funding of $134,000 is anticipated from the county.

Other agenda items include:

■ A contract renewal with the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe for detention bed days and related care for detainees.

■ An agreement with Washington State University 4-H for portable ropes challenge training.

■ An agreement with Morningside for services to people with disabilities.

Commissioners will meet in the same boardroom at
10 a.m. Monday for their weekly work session to discuss pre-application questionnaires for a grant from the state Department of Ecology for a Streamkeepers monitoring program update and for a Rural Arterial Program grant for Edgewood Drive and Dry Creek road projects.

Clallam Transit

The Clallam Transit board will conduct a hearing on adding service on the day after Thanksgiving when it meets Monday.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at the Clallam Transit System building at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd.

The board also will consider establishing a Canadian coin fares account, evaluate the Route No. 40 Sequim shuttle service change after six months and hear a status update on a 2013 conference with the state Auditor’s Office.

Planning Commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will hear updates on the Carlsborg sewer project and the shoreline master plan Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse.

The after-hours entrance is located on the south side of the building behind the Fourth Street bus stop.

The commission also will consider a county Department of Community Development budget proposal for 2015.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2014-15 operating budget when it meets Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the boardroom at 503 N. Sequim Ave. It was moved from the usual meeting day of Monday because of scheduling conflicts.

After the public hearing, the board will consider adoption of the budget.

It also will hear updates on early childhood outreach, student testing, Wi-Fi and a public school employees’ tentative letter of agreement.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will consider ratification of a collective bargaining agreement and discuss a real estate purchase Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Linkletter Hall in the lower conference area of the hospital at 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles.

The board will consider the agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers 21.

It also will consider an interlocal agreement with the city of Port Angeles on an alternate power supply and transformers.

Clallam PUD

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will consider appointing a health care plan administrator when they meet Monday.

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at JT’s Sweet Stuffs, 80 N Forks Ave., Forks.

Also on the agenda are bids for a compact track loader, pre-qualifications of contractors and the district’s resource plan.

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