NEWS BRIEFS: $100 rebates available for septic inspections in Clallam … and other items

The Clallam County Department of Health & Human Services rolled out a septic inspection program for county residents Thursday.

To register for the service, complete a rebate request form by visiting and follow the instructions provided on the form.

Those who qualify for the program will receive a $100 rebate on septic system inspections and locates.

The program — executed by licensed operation and maintenance providers — will end May 31.

Preference will be given to those who live within the marine recovery area from Bagley Creek Watershed to the eastern county line, according to a news release.

The service is awarded on a priority-based ranking while funds are available.

For more information about the ranking system and eligibility, call 360-417-2258, email [email protected]

Boating safety class

PORT ANGELES — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a boating safety class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

To sign up for the class, call 360-452-1135. Instructions for enrolling will be provided following registration.

The class at the Coast Guard Station on Ediz Hook meets state and federal boating requirements.

On successful completion, participants will receive a lifetime card.

Members sought

PORT ANGELES — The city has announced that it is seeking two citizen-at-large members for its Forward Committee.

Applications for the positions are due Friday, March 16. Applications can be downloaded by visiting or picked up at the City Manager’s Office in City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St.

The committee’s goals include fostering city private sector investment, facilitating input from stakeholders, recommending actions to encourage private investment and stimulate the economy and livability of the community, as well as identifying and resolving barriers that adversely impact the ability to achieve community goals.

The positions’ terms are three years.

The committee meets quarterly at 7:30 a.m., at city hall.

For more information, contact city clerk Jennifer Veneklasen, at 360-417-4634 or [email protected]

Scholarships apps

The Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund announced it has began accepting applications for academic scholarships and community grants for medically related fields.

The scholarships and grants will be awarded in 2019.

To be eligible, a student must be a graduate of a Clallam County high school and have been accepted into or be currently enrolled — making satisfactory progress — in a fully accredited professional school in a medically related program.

The goal of community grants is to encourage one-time medically related community projects that will benefit a broad cross-section of the community.

The deadline for applications is June 1.

Applications for this program can be obtained by mail, addressed to Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 3005, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Compost sale

PORT ANGELES — The city’s Regional Transfer Station Compost Facility will offer its Garden Glory compost at slashed rates beginning Monday, March 12.

Compost will be available for 30 percent off regular price through March 31 at the transfer station, 3501 W. 18th St.

During that time, it can be purchased Mondays through Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sale prices will be:

• $14 per cubic yard for 1 to 3 cubic yards;

• $11.90 per cubic yard for 4-49 yards;

• $11.20 per cubic yard for 50-99 yards;

• $10.50 per cubic yard for 100-299 yards; and

• $9.80 per cubic yard for 300 or more yards.

The compost is a mixture of yard waste and biosolids and has been sold at the compost facility since 2007.

Yard waste includes grass, leaves, branches, and other yard debris from residences and commercial activities in Clallam County.

Biosolids come from the treatment of wastewater at the city Wastewater Treatment Plant.

These biosolids are treated and strictly monitored in accordance with regulatory requirements, the city said in a news release.

The city participates in the US Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance Program and test results are given with each purchase.

Visa, Master Card, Discover and checks are accepted.

For more information, call 360-417-4872.

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