EYE ON CLALLAM: County, port to talk about jobs, environment

Clallam County commissioners and Port of Port Angeles commissioners will hear a report on improving the environment while fostering job creation in a joint meeting at 11 a.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in the county commissioners’ board room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Other agenda items include climate change, a state Board of Natural Resources update, a mass timber report, community forests and quarterly updates from the Clallam County Economic Development Corp., Small Business Development Center and North Olympic Development Council.

Clallam County

Clallam County commissioners will discuss a matching grant to construct the final phase of the Spruce Railroad Trail at a work session that will begin at 9 a.m. Monday.

The meeting will be in the commissioners’ board room at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Clallam County is working with the National Park Service to complete a multi-year project to pave and widen the Spruce Railroad Trail at Lake Crescent, which will become part of the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Other agenda items for the work session include:

• A discussion on conservation futures.

• A resolution altering voting precinct boundary lines for annexations and precinct size limits.

• Notice of bids for a countywide paving and road repair project.

• A grant application to the state Department of Transportation for safety improvements to intersections of Sequim-Dungeness Road and Woodcock Road and Elwha River Road and state Highway 112.

• A monthly financial performance review comparing actual performance to the 2019 budget.

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

Action items include:

• An agreement with the city of Fife to allow the other jurisdiction to use contracts where lawful.

• Resolutions appointing Ryan Malane and Marc Abshire to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Ingrid Edelmann to the Planning Commission and Stephen Deutermann to the Civil Service Commission.

• Notice of April 30 hearings on policy amendments for purchasing, bids, contracts and employee benefits.

• Resolutions closing the Community Network Fund and Carlsborg Sewer Project Fund.

• Notice that supplemental appropriations will be adopted April 30.

• A call for April 30 hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

• Approval of an affidavit of lost note and deed of trust and request for full reconveyance of a $25,000 loan.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will consider a call for a hearing on a proposal to place a levy lid lift on the November ballot to fund a code enforcement program when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting will be in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth. St. It will be preceded by a special meeting for a closed executive session to discuss potential litigation at 5:30 p.m.

If approved, the public hearing on the levy lid lift ballot proposal would be May 7.

Other council action items include a professional services agreement with Kennedy Jenks Consultants for the design and construction of Pump Station No. 3.

The council is scheduled to hold a think tank at 7:30 p.m. or as the agenda allows. The think tank will feature discussions on parking issues and a compassion charter.

Port Angeles parks

The Port Angeles Parks, Recreation and Beautification Commission will discuss at 6 p.m. Thursday a proposal to raise a fence around the Liberty Bell replica at Veterans Park on Lincoln Street.

The meeting will be in council chambers at City Hall.

The parks commission makes recommendations to the City Council.

Board of Health

The Clallam County Board of Health will hear a proposal for working with law enforcement and first responders on reporting opioid overdoses when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Other agenda items include a presentation from Salish Behavioral Health Organization and updates on influenza, opioid litigation, water policy and secure medicine return.

Marine Resources

The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee will discuss and vote on a funding request for Olympia oyster restoration when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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

The Opportunity Fund grant would be used for substrate enhancement at the new Olympia oyster restoration site in Blyn.

Other agenda items for the meeting include:

• Consideration of what projects should be included in the 2019-2020 Northwest Straits Commission grant cycle.

• A proposal to fund a Port Angeles High School student to produce one or more three-minute videos about the Clallam MRC and some of its projects.

• An update on efforts to identify MRC candidates for the marine trades position.

• A planning update for a May 10 Orca forum.

Housing Authority

The Peninsula Housing Authority board will consider approving a 2020 plan when it meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Other agenda items include a resolution updating signature authority, check registers and a director’s report.

Planning commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will discuss an ordinance amendment for wireless communications facilities at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The work session will be in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will consider requesting a two-day waiver because of closure due to snow when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The board will meet in the district board room at 503 N. Sequim Ave.

The district plans to make up snow days on June 14, 17-19.

The board also will discuss a bill in the state House on comprehensive sexual health education.

It will consider policies concerning health and physical fitness, internet safety, online learning and out-of-district attendance requests. It also will hear an update from the Carlsborg Sewer Committee.

Clallam Transit

The Clallam Transit board is scheduled to meet Wednesday.

No agenda was available as of Friday.

The agenda will be posted at www.clallamtransit.com.

Lead Entity for Salmon

The North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity for Salmon’s citizens policy team will review bylaws, discuss legislative budget issues and project funding needs and initiatives at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be in Room 205 at the Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

The Lead Entity is a consortium that works to advance salmon habitat protection and restoration on the North Olympic Peninsula for watersheds flowing into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss volunteer reimbursement when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners will meet at 323 N. Fifth St., Sequim.

They also will discuss EMC levy renewal.

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

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