Counties view vehicle purchase, homeless encampment lease

Government meetings across Norht Olympic Peninsula

Governmental entities plan public meetings next week on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Clallam County

Clallam County commissioners will consider a request to waive the bid requirement for the purchase of a vehicle for the syringe services program in their weekly work session Monday and their weekly business meeting Tuesday.

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 hear the 2022 second quarter income report during a joint meeting with the Department of Natural Resources at 1 p.m. Monday.

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 http://www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

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:

• Agreements to disburse a total of $300,000 in rapid re-housing funds to six local nonprofits.

• An interlocal agreement with the Clallam Conservation District for up to $250,000 funding for the Dungeness River off-channel reservoir project.

• A memorandum of understanding with Clallam County Public Utility District 1 regarding Carlsborg water supply.

• An update from Bill Dowling of the Olympic Workforce Development Council.

• An agreement with the Department of Natural Resources granting Clallam County an easement for the Olympic Discovery Trail between Forks and La Push.

• Renewal of the contract with the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts for the child advocate volunteer Guardian Ad Litem program.

• A call for a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, on an ordinance changing membership of the county board of health to comply with recent changes to RCW 70.05.030.

• A resolution to accept the transfer of Clallam Bay State Park to Clallam County from the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The meeting agendas are posted at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

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

Other Clallam County meetings:

• The Solid Waste Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County commissioners will discuss and possibly take action on a lease with Olympic Community Action Programs for the Caswell-Brown Village site when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

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; comments may still be made via Zoom or telephone.

The commissioners also will hear an update on COVID-19, monkeypox and emergency management from Dr. Allison Berry, health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, and Willie Bence, county director of Deaprtment of Emergency Management, at 9:45 a.m., hear the 2022 second quarter income report from Mona Griswold and Drew Rosanbalm of the Department of Natural Resources and conduct a workshop on the public works, parks, recreation, open space and trails comprehensive plan.

Items on the consent agenda include:

• An agreement with Modus Technology Inc. for $8,350 to digitize criminal records currently on microfilm to comply with the Blake decision.

• An amended agreement with Usawa Consulting, LLC for an additional $5,000 for anti-racist literacy training.

• An agreement with the state County Road Administrative Board for $1,362,000 for the Paradise Bay Road project.

• An agreement with the state Administrative Office of the Courts for $41,530 in funding for the volunteer Guardian Ad Litem program.

• Disbursement of $440,000 in 1590 grant funds to Olympic Community Action Programs.

• A request for proposals for strategic planning services.

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

Association of counties

The Washington State Association of Counties will hear a weekly update on COVID-19 when they meet at noon Monday.

Both Clallam and Jefferson counties will participate.

To attend the meeting, register with the association at https://wsac-org.zoom.us/j/96091320845.

The association will also discuss current and emerging issues facing counties across the state.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Comments may be submitted until 8 a.m. Tuesday to braedib@portofpa.com or by calling 360 461-9515.

The meeting packet is expected to be posted at https://www.portofpa.com/AgendaCenter.

Clallam PUD

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will consider the 2022 resource plan when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://clallampud-net.zoom.us/j/86987880931?pwd=dUVzTmJDVERHdC93WVZ1Q2s3MEQ4dz09.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782, then enter meeting ID 869 8788 0931 and passcode 370407.

Public comment may be submitted in advance to info@clallampud.net.

The commissioners also will hear a presentation on solar power storage, consider accepting a cost increase on the Forks substation construction project and continue discussion of the post-2028 contract with Bonneville Power Administration.

The full agenda is posted at https://clallam pud.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/8-22-22-WEB-Packet.pdf.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will conduct a retreat with staff at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The retreat will be at 103 Hudson St., Port Townsend.

The meeting packet is expected to be posted at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/Portal.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing on its draft 2023-2028 six-year transportation improvement plan when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Participants can attend in-person at 500 Division St., or online.

Listening and webcast options, along with the full agenda, are expected to be posted on the city’s website, www.forkswashington.org.

PT advisory board

The Port Townsend Parks Recreation Trees and Trails Advisory Board will discuss options for the Sims Gateway and Boatyard Expansion Project when it meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Project details are available at https://cityofpt.us/engagept/page/sims-gateway-and-boatyard-expansion-project.

The hybrid meeting will be in city council chambers at historic City Hall, 540 Water St.

To view the meeting live, go to www.cityofpt.us/city council/page/agendasminutesvideos. To join the meeting, visit www.joinwebinar.com and enter the webinar ID 489-143-707. To listen only, call 360-390-5064 and use access code 177-060-048#.

Written comments received at publiccomment@cityofpt.us more than two hours before the meeting will be attached to the council meeting record; public comments will not be read aloud during the meeting.

The committee also will review a mock up of trail signs and discuss proclamation and celebration dates for autumn Arbor Day.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The board meets in the library of the Junior/Senior High School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

The meeting agenda is expected to be posted at go.boarddocs.com/wa/chimacum/board.nsf/public.

Crescent school

The Crescent School Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. The board meets in the library at Crescent School, 50350 state Highway 112, Joyce.

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

PA schools

The Port Angeles School Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, call 360-565-3702.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/wa/pasd/Board.nsf/public.

PT schools

The Port Townsend School Board will conduct a retreat at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The retreat is in the Charles Pink House, 1256 Lawrence St., Port Townsend.

The agenda is expected to be posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/ptsd/Board.nsf/Public.

Jefferson Healthcare

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

To listen to the meeting, dial 509-598-2842 then enter conference ID 702065698#.

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

Library Trustees

The North Olympic Library System Board of Trustees are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting links and agenda are expected to be posted at https://www.nols.org/board-administration.

Water District 1

Jefferson County Water District 1 will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The district meets in the Paradise Bay Community Club, 141 W. Alder St., Port Ludlow. Water District 1 serves Paradise Bay.

More in News

Official: Pool, golf course projects could complement each other

Input sessions in progress with next one Dec. 20

Hurricane Ridge Road expected to be open this weekend

Snow plow fire charred hopes for last week

Erin Kluck of Port Townsend watches as her son Kaspar, 4, gives Santa Claus a high five during Saturday’s Uptown Port Townsend Farmers Market. Santa, aka Bryan Hood, said he’ll be manning the Crusty Crumb bakery table again, as the last two farmers markets of the year happen this Saturday and on Dec. 17. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/For Peninsula Daily News)
Give me five

Erin Kluck of Port Townsend watches as her son Kaspar, 4, gives… Continue reading

Santa, Christopher Thomsen, holds Lizzie on Sunday at Airport Garden and Nursery in Port Angeles as part of a fundraiser for the Peninsula Friends of Animals. More than a dozen dogs, some more wiggly than others, sat in Santa’s lap for a photo. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Furry fundraiser

Santa, Christopher Thomsen, holds Lizzie on Sunday at Airport Garden and Nursery… Continue reading

Woman files suit against Olympic Medical Center

She cites behavior of former physician

Utility upgrades to close campground at Heart O’ the Hills next year

Project to replace water pipes could be finished in June

Repair shop to close Dec. 23

The Recyclery to focus on cycling programs

Chamber of Jefferson County aims to bring back its Young Professionals group

Members sought for task force that will help relaunch vision

First Fed Foundation awards $400,000 in fall grants

First Fed Foundation has awarded 22 organizations a total… Continue reading

Most Read