Budgets, tax levies before county boards

Government meetings across North Olympic Peninsula

The boards of local government agencies will meet next week on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct public hearings regarding the 2023 tax levies when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is at the commissioners chambers in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend.

To view the meeting live go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

To join the meeting online go to https://zoom.us/j/93777841705.

To listen only call 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code 937-7784-1705#.

Public comments emailed to jeffbocc@co.jefferson.wa.us will be included in the minutes, but no longer read aloud during the meeting; comments may still be made via Zoom or telephone.

The commissioners will hear a monthly public health update from Dr. Allison Berry at 9:45 a.m., conduct a public hearing regarding the six-year transportation improvement plan and discuss the 2023 lodging tax funding recommendations.

Items on the consent agenda include a call for a public hearing at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, regarding the 2023 mid-biennium review and modification; a resolution to designate the critical information technology room as a “special facility”; an agreement with KPTZ for $65,000 for the Morgan Hill emergency transmitter project; an agreement with the city of Port Townsend for $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding for the Evans Vista housing project; an agreement with the city of Port Townsend for $100,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding for a community health and wellness center; and a request to convene the Board of Equalization to hear property tax appeals.

The full agenda can be viewed at www.co.jefferson.wa.us by following the link under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

Other county meetings:

• The Conservation Futures Oversight Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Monday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86064561699.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 860 6456 1699.

• The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/621708893.

To listen only, call 312-757-3121 and enter access code 621-708-893.

Clallam County

The three Clallam County commissioners will discuss several resolutions related to 2022 budget items in their Monday work session and Tuesday business meeting.

The commissioners’ work session, at 9 a.m. Monday, will preview items set for action at their formal meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners also will meet in executive session at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meetings are in the county commissioners meeting room in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The meetings can be viewed online at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/669/Live-Archived-Meetings-Online.

To participate via Zoom video, visit https://zoom.us/j/875561784.

To listen only, call 253-2125-8782 then enter meeting ID 875 561 7844 and passcode 12345.

Agenda items include:

• A discussion of the potential impact of various construction projects along U.S. Highway 101 currently planned by the Department of Transportation.

• A public hearing regarding the proposed fee schedule for the Parks Department.

• A call for public hearings at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, regarding the sale of surplus property and regarding the county’s investment policy.

• A call for public hearings at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, regarding proposed changes to policy 950 – Veterans’ Assistance.

• An amended agreement with the Department of Health for COVID-19 operations.

• Discussion of potential uses of $2,194,165 in uncommitted American Rescue Plan Act funding.

• A resolution to approve $1,400,000 in lodging tax grants recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

• A variety of appointments to boards and commissions.

• A grant agreement for $125,326.67 to replace the sheriff’s office marine unit’s lake patrol vessel.

• A grant agreement $50,455 for the sheriff’s office’s emergency management unit.

• A resolution appointing an interim director for the Department of Community Development for Dec. 1 though Dec 31.

• A grant agreement for $34,500 to replace the first aid building at the county fairgrounds.

• An amended memorandum of understanding with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extending the previous MOU through Sept. 30, 2025.

• A request for an easement from the city of Port Angeles along Fourth Street and then north along Lincoln Street for an electrical trunk line.

• Several resolutions repealing obsolete sections of the county code.

The meeting agendas are posted at https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/AgendaCenter.

Public comment may be sent to agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

Port of Port Townsend

The Port of Port Townsend commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday

The hybrid meeting is in the Point Hudson Pavilion Building, 355 Hudson St., Port Townsend.

To access the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86269043651?pwd=MDlybTZHSmxaRW5BMW1CajdOTUJHUT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID is 862 6904 3651 and password 911887.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at https://portofpt.com/about-us/port-commission/meeting-minutes.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a presentation on the Beneficial Electrification Toolkit from Kellen Lynch during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners also will consider a loan application for Phase 2 of the Coyle waterline replacement and discuss expansion and improvements of the Sparling treatment plant.

The hybrid meeting is in the PUD offices at 310 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend.

To join the meeting online, go to www.zoom.us/my/jeffcopud or call 833-548-0282, meeting ID 4359992575#.

The full agenda and meeting packet is available at https://jeffpud.diligent.community/document/11687.

Crescent school

The Crescent School Board will hear a report on the Healthy Youth Survey from Crescent United Coalition when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the library at Crescent School, 50350 state Highway 112, Joyce.

To join the meeting online, visit https://csd313-org.zoom.us/j/85361950272.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 853 6195 0272; no password is needed.

The full agenda is posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/crescent/Board.nsf/Public

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in the library at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

The full agenda and meeting links are expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/sequim/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

Jefferson Healthcare

The Jefferson Healthcare commissioners are scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

To attend the meeting, dial 509-598-2842; the conference ID number is 613756871#.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://jeffersonhealthcare.org/hospital-commission.

Development authority board

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to www.zoom.us/j/91525042147?pwd=QUVSV3ZvSGNtallVZjQvS1Q4bnFzUT09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 then enter the meeting ID 915 2504 2147 and password is 784777.

Written comment can be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://fwpda.gov/AgendaCenter.

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