EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port Townsend City Council eyes drinking water loans

Peninsula Daily News

The Port Townsend City Council will consider applying for $12 million in loans for the drinking water system.

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

The two loans — each $6 million — would be from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund.

One would be for the $17 million membrane filtration water treatment facility to remove cryptosporidium, which can cause gastrointestinal illness.

A $9,937,110 loan already has been received, and local revenue is $1,062,890.

The other is for replacement of the city’s 5 million-gallon reservoir. Loans of $2,104,000 have been received, and local revenue is $896,000 for the $9 million project.

The council also will consider entering into a service agreement with a bank.

In March, the council approved a recommendation to request proposals from U.S. Bank, Kitsap Bank and First Federal to take over the city’s banking services.

After those proposals were received, the Council Finance and Budget Committee voted to recommend Kitsap Bank.

City offices will be closed Monday because of the Labor Day holiday.

Council office hours, during which members of the public can discuss any topic with a member of the City Council, take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, 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.

Other city meetings, which are planned in conference rooms at City Hall, 250 Madison St., are:

■ Arts Commission — 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, third-floor conference room.

■ Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board — 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, first-floor conference room.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners are expected to approve the scheduling of two household hazardous waste collection events at a meeting Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in chambers, 1820 Jefferson St.

The events are scheduled to take place Oct. 18 in Quilcene and April 18 in Port Ludlow.

Collection events can divert hazardous wastes that are usually placed in the trash, according to the agenda request.

The cost of the collection events are estimated at $21,109 with a 75 percent grant support.

The item is on the consent agenda which also includes:

■ A $3,500 professional services agreement with Marine Resources Consultants for an eelgrass survey.

■ Extending the time of performance of a conservation plan by the Clallam County Conservation District from this September to next September for farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Clean Water District.

■ Extending the time of performance of a conservation plan by the Jefferson County Conservation District from this September to next September for farms in the Jefferson County Clean Water District.

■ Extending the time for Clallam County Health and Human Services to develop an on-site septic loan program under a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss the 2015 budget and an extension of the Quilcene water system when they meet Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at 250 Chimacum Road, Port Hadlock.

They also will discuss a temporary building for Four Corners and a labor union contract amendment.

An executive session is planned on real estate and personnel.

Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare commissioners will hear a home health and hospice report at a meeting Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the hospital auditorium, 834 Sheridan St., Port Townsend.

Last modified: August 30. 2014 5:27PM
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