EYE ON CLALLAM: Commissioners to mull fireworks restrictions

Clallam County commissioners will discuss a consumer fireworks policy Monday.

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

A group of citizens has asked commissioners to consider placing restrictions on the sale and discharge of consumer fireworks. The cities of Port Angeles and Sequim have banned consumer fireworks in recent years.

Other discussion items for the work session include:

• Proposed changes to county policy for employee benefits.

• A call for bids for a culvert replacement contract on West Bluff Drive.

• An agreement with the state County Road Administration Board to authorize funds for paving and improvements to Carlsborg Road from U.S. Highway 101 to Old Olympic Highway.

• Litigation and Washington State Association of Counties updates.

• A letter of support to the state Department of Commerce for a Community Development Block Grant application being submitted by William Shore Memorial Pool to provide child care.

• A letter of support to Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program for a grant application to acquire property in Clallam County.

• A discussion on Microsoft Surface Pros tablets for commissioners and the county administrator.

• A monthly budget performance update.

At 1 p.m. Monday, commissioners will meet with state Department of Natural Resources officials for a quarterly income report, a discussion on forecasting and silviculture investments and a road maintenance and abandonment plan.

Commissioners will hold their weekly business meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Action items include:

• A proclamation recognizing the week of May 14 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Week.

• An agreement with the state Recreation and Conservation Office to allow the county to be reimbursed for the Spruce Railroad Trail and Daley Rankin Tunnel restoration project.

• A right-of-way easement purchase for Old Olympic Highway.

• An agreement with Clear Ballot Group, Inc. for a new elections ballot tabulation system.

• A contract amendment with the state Department of Corrections for transportation of female inmates from the county jail to the state detention center in Purdy.

• An agreement with Washington State University Extension to provide clientele in Clallam County with educational programs in various program areas.

• Notice that supplemental appropriations will be adopted May 29.

• A call for May 29 public hearing for the consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

• At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposal to repeal and replace the landscaping requirements section in county code.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will conduct a public hearing and first reading on a six-year Capital Facilities Plan and Transportation Improvement Plan on Tuesday.

The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St.

A second public hearing will be held on an application for a Community Development Block Grant for William Shore Pool’s proposed after school child care program facility.

The City Council will convene for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Action items include a discussion on the implementation of the city’s plastic bag ordinance.

The council will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for an entrance conference with the state Auditor Office.

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the council will hear a presentation of the 2019-2024 Capital Facilities Plan and Transportation Improvement Plan.

Clallam County/Port Angeles City Council

The Port Angeles City Council will hold a joint meeting with Clallam County commissioners at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be in City Council chambers.

Discussion topics may include affordable housing and stormwater issues, raising the legal age of sale of tobacco and vapor products to 21 years, emergency management and programs to assist the homeless.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will discuss a Bell Creek economic opportunity area feasibility study when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday.

The council will meet at Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

The council will consider adopting council rules of procedure and an updated personnel policy. It will hear reports on the Olympic Medical Cancer Center expansion and the Sequim Library. It will discuss proposed amendments to Chapter 18 in the municipal code.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will meet in executive session to discuss the superintendent’s evaluation at 6 p.m. Monday.

It will meet at Sequim Animal Hospital, 202 N. Seventh Ave. No action will be taken.

Board of Health

The Clallam County Board of Health will discuss the housing crisis at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The monthly meeting will be in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse.

The board will talk about the next steps regarding housing and have a discussion with Mary Hogan, chair of the Homelessness Task Force.

Jenny Oppelt, Prevention & Linkage to Care coordinator, will discuss adding vaping to the existing non-smoking ordinance.

Other agenda items for the meeting include an opioid litigation update, a marine recovery area pollution identification and correction update and a continuance of the discussion about Well Site Policy.

Peninsula Housing Authority

The Peninsula Housing Authority’s commissioners will approve April check registers when it meets for its regular meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at the Clallam County Courthouse Commissioner’s Meeting Room (160) at 223 E. Fourth St.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will consider approving contractor pre-qualification applications of Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc., and Christensen Electric Company, Inc., for the recommended amount of $2.5 million each for the upcoming year Monday.

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Crescent Boardroom at the Carlsborg main office, located at 104 Hooker Road.

Other agenda items include the $110,874 purchase of a 37-foot aerial lift truck; an invitation to bid for the removal and replacement of 32 poles, one transmission conductor and one distribution conductor and the reframing of the distribution on select transmission and distribution poles.; and a $300,000 contract with Northwestern Territories Inc.

Planning Commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will consider amendments to Title 20, Code Compliance and Title 41, Board of Health Regulations and create a Hearing Examiner appeal process when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be conducted in the county courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St.

The commission also will discuss its staff’s recommendation for recreational vehicle use on developed and vacant undeveloped residential lots.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss cell tower legal action when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Commissioners will meet at 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

They also will consider a service delivery study, employment agreements addendums and ambulance replacement cost comparisons.

The district covers the east side of Clallam County with a small portion in Jefferson County.

Marine sanctuary

The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet in La Push at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The meeting will be in the West Wing, 90 Main St., La Push.

In the morning, the council will hear updates from the Ocean Acidification Sentinel Site Working Group and the results of an issue prioritization process. In the afternoon, the council will hear an overview of the sanctuary condition report, the California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Program and ocean acidification education pilot programs.

Public comment periods are scheduled for 11:45 a.m. and 3:05 p.m.

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