Courthouse security, state funding on county agendas

Government meetings on North Olympic Peninsula

Local government agencies will meet next week on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Jefferson County

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a workshop on courthouse security during their afternoon work session at 1:30 p.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 but no longer read aloud during the meeting; comments may still be made via Zoom or telephone.

The commissioners will:

• Hear an update on COVID-19 and monkeypox from Dr. Allison Berry, health officer for Jefferson and Clallam counties, at 9:45 a.m.

• Discuss a hearing notice regarding lots of record scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26, at 10:30 a.m.

• Discuss an agreement with Chickadee Forestry for the continued management of the county’s sustainable forestry program at 11:30 a.m.

Items on the consent agenda include:

• A notice of a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, regarding the proposed Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails comprehensive plan.

• An agreement with Discovery Behavioral Health for $108,994 for mental health navigator services to the sheriff’s office.

• An agreement with the Washington Conservation Corps for $39,680 for restoration projects and noxious weed control.

• An agreement with the Jefferson County Fair Association for $10,927 for management of the fairgrounds.

• An agreement with Jefferson Land Trust for $25,000 for the Hanna Farm conservation easement acquisition project.

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

Clallam County

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider a resolution regarding the allocation of Secure Rural Schools funding 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 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:

• An agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for reimbursement of expenses for noxious weed control within the Olympic National Forest.

• An agreement with Eagleview Technology Corporation for $76,000 for biennial aerial image acquisition over the next six years.

• An agreement with the Port Angeles School District to pay Health and Human Services up to $55,200 for the provision of transition training for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

• An agreement with the Olympic Community of Health for $35,000 to provide a certified substance use disorder professional to the county’s syringe service program.

• Consideration of the rural arterial prospectus for Edgewood Drive.

• A discussion regarding hiring incentives for the sheriff’s office for both entry and lateral hires.

• Consideration of the agreement regarding the allocation of funds in the recent settlement of State of Washington v. McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp.

• An agreement with the Department of Natural Resources for an easement across DNR property for the Olympic Discovery Trail between Forks and La Push.

• An agreement with the YMCA for $500,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding to construct and staff an 8,000-square foot early learning facility.

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 Behavioral Health Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/92746778294.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 927 4677 8294 and passcode 12345.

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.

Clallam joint meet

The Clallam County commissioners and the board of Clallam County Public Utility District will discuss the Carlsborg water right expansion and the PUD 2023 strategic plan during a joint meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://clallampud-net.zoom.us/j/82263074221?pwd=aFVBOTJIOThvNXJNK1RpSnhMa3VtZz09.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 822 6307 4221 and passcode 816387.

The full agenda is posted at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

PUD commissioners also will continue discussion on the post-2028 contract with the Bonneville Power Administration and will consider resolutions regarding electric service regulations and the disposal of surplus property.

The full agenda is posted at https://clallampud.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/9-12-22-WEB-Packet.pdf.

Jefferson joint meet

The Port Townsend City Council, Port of Port Townsend and Jefferson County Public Utility District will discuss a memorandum of understanding regarding their collaboration on projects along the Sims Gateway Corridor during a special joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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

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

The agenda and meeting packet are posted at https://portofpt.com/wp-content/uploads/Joint-Meeting-Agenda-Packet.pdf.

Jefferson PUD

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will review the 2023 budget during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The commissioners also will discuss an update on broadband funding and the district auditor contract.

The hybrid meeting is at 310 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend.

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

The agenda and meeting packet is posted at https://jeffpud.communitybydiligent.com/document/11075.

Port of PT

The Port of Port Townsend commissioners will conduct a workshop at 9:30 a.m. and meet in a regular session at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the online meetings, 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 agendas are expected to be posted at https://portofpt.com/events.

Port of PA

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the virtual meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89490026356.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 894 9002 6356; no passcode is required.

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

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

Clallam Conservation

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will discuss an interlocal agreement with the Cascadia Conservation District when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the OlyCAP conference room, 228 W. First St., Suite G, Port Angeles.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/97 720882269.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 977 2088 2269.

The full agenda is posted at https://clallamcd.org/remote-board-meeting-access.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is at 500 Division St., Forks.

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

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will hear an update on the transportation master plan during a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.

The hybrid meeting is in council chambers in the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://sequimwa-gov.zoom.us/j/83397723647; to listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 833 9772 3647.

Written public comment can be sent to clerk@sequimwa.gov and will be distributed to the council prior to the meeting.

The full agenda is posted at https://www.sequimwa.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2685.

Peninsula College

Peninsula College trustees are scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The agenda is expected to be posted at www.pencol.edu/aboutpc/board/agendas.

Chimacum schools

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

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

To join the meeting, visit csd49.zoom.us/j/82679232108 or dial 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID: 826 7923 2108.

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

PT schools

The Port Townsend School Board will meet in a regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The hybrid meeting is in the board room at district headquarters, 1610 Blaine St., Port Townsend

To attend the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84072034085.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 840 7203 4085.

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

Quillayute Valley

The Quillayute Valley School board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.qvschools.org/Page/1745.

Fire Protection Dist. 3

Clallam County Fire Protection District 3 commissioners will review priorities for the 2023 budget during a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The hybrid meeting is in the district’s training and operations center, 255 Carlsborg Road, Sequim.

To join the meeting online, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86419198233?pwd=WUZNdUQxVExqUGdOdmJoUGVNbXFDdz09.

To listen only, dial 253-215-8782 then enter meeting ID 864 1919 8233 and passcode 2032947.

The full agenda is posted at https://ccfd3.org/about-the-district/board-of-commissioners/board-agendas-and-minutes.

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

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