EYE ON CLALLAM: Commissioners to consider recreational pot regulation Monday

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The three Clallam County commissioners will discuss the regulation of licensed recreational marijuana businesses Monday.

The work session will begin at 9 a.m. in the commissioners' boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Commissioners also will discuss a request from the Quillayute Valley Park and Recreation District to defer five missed annual payments to the end of the loan and a contract amendment with the city of Port Angeles for prisoner confinement services modifying the daily fee and term of the agreement.

A state Department of Natural Resources quarterly report is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Commissioners will gather for their regular business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Action items include:

■ An agreement with the state Emergency Management Division replacing a 2011 Operation Stonegarden grant that ended July 31.

■ Modification of a contract with the U.S. Forest Service extending a performance period and adding funding for chain gang activities.

■ A resolution authorizing the county auditor to void outstanding claims and warrants dated July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.

■ A resolution accepting a mayors' challenge to end veteran homelessness in 2015.

■ A call for a Sept. 9 hearing on a proposed ordinance amending county code for the Lake Sutherland Management District.

■ A prospectus for Edgewood Drive and Dry Creek Road projects.

■ A letter stating a position for state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency services.

■ Introduction of new Department of Community Development employee Jennifer Chenoweth.

■ Honoring Sheriff's Detective Tom Reyes for nearly 30 years of service.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will discuss the staff's ongoing update of port leasing policies when they meet Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the public meeting room at the port administrative building, 338 W. First St.

The port began revising its leasing policies by, for example, turning month-to-month leases into longer-term leases following a whistleblower complaint last year by Colleen McAleer, then port director of business development and now a port commissioner.

The state Auditor's Office subsequently cited several leases that were out of compliance with port policies.

Commissioners also will interview representatives of three consultant companies that will put together the port's 2015-2020 strategic plan beginning this fall.

Interviews will be at 9:15 a.m. with AECOM, a Victoria-based engineering design company; at 10 a.m. with The Beckett Group, a certified women-owned business enterprise based in Gig Harbor; and at 10:45 a.m. with Maul Foster & Alongi Inc., a Bellingham-based company that specializes in environmental science, engineering, planning and landscape architecture.

Commissioners may make a selection at their meeting, Commissioner John Calhoun said.

Forks City Council

The Forks City Council will review a proposed new code regarding collection of animals when it meets Monday.

The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at 500 E. Division St.

The proposed new chapter in the animal control ordinance would limit pet owners to no more than 11 combined cats, dogs and birds, and require a special license for additional pets.

It was prompted by allegations of abuse and neglect at the now-defunct Olympic Animal Sanctuary.

Council members also will hear a presentation on tourism from Marsha Massey, interim executive director of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau.

Port Angeles Planning Commission

The Port Angeles Planning Commission will consider two facade improvement grant applications when it meets Wednesday.

The commission will meet at 6 p.m. at 321 E. Fifth St.

Family Sports Bar at 1026 E. First St. has asked for a $10,000 match. A grant of $3,455 has been requested for the Breen Building at 322 W. First St.

Library system

The North Olympic Library System board will consider revisions to fees and charges when it meets Thursday.

The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Among proposed changes is an increase from $35 to $100 for replacement of a book kit.

The board also will consider policies for exhibits and public use of parking lots.

It will hear statistics on the number of visits throughout the system, which includes Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Clallam Bay public libraries.

Clallam PUD

There will be no meeting of the Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners Monday.

The next regular meeting will be Sept. 8.

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