COVID-19 tops county agendas again this week

Clallam County

County commission

Clallam County commissioners will discuss a COVID-19 response plan at 9 a.m. Monday.

The work session can be viewed at

Commissioners are expected to form a Clallam CARES steering committee that will help set priorities, foster partnerships and collaboration and help guide the community through the coronovirus pandemic, according to an executive summary.

The purpose of the Monday discussion will be to review the administration of existing relief programs, to highlight the most important areas of focus and to establish the parameters for the steering committee, the summary read.

Other discussion items for the work session include:

• An agreement with Craft3 for a small business loan program for COVID-19.

• State Department of Commerce funding to improve a homelessness program.

• An agreement with Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for a pollution identification and correction grant.

• An amended agricultural conservation easement for property near the Towne Road dike relocation project and a right-of-way purchase near the project.

• A briefing and call for June 2 hearing on supplemental allocation of block grant program funding.

• A briefing and request for proposals and qualifications for a Dungeness Reservoir cultural resources project.

• An amended agreement with Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for vegetation management within the Lower Dungeness River floodplain.

• A monthly budget performance review.

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

Action items include:

• An agreement with Clallam Economic Development Council.

• A contract amendment with the state Department of Health for funds in emergency response to COVID-19.

• An amended agreement with Olympic Community Action Programs for the operation of the COVID-19 recovery facility.

• Agreements with Dungeness River Audubon Center, Port Angeles Marathon Association, Feiro Marine Life Center, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Washington CoastSavers, Forks Timber Museum and Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts for hotel/motel tax funding to “keep the lights on” during the COVID-19 crisis.

• An agreement with Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for annual population surveys at Olympia oyster sites.

• A contract with Thomson Reuters Westlaw for subscription services used for legal research.

• A bid award for a 2020 rock crushing contract to Puget Sound Surfacers, Inc.

• Notice that supplemental appropriations will be adopted May 26.

• A call for May 26 hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

• Public hearing on a proposed consumer fireworks ordinance will be continued from Tuesday to June 9.

Board of Health

The Clallam County Board of Health will discuss Health and Human Services staffing and contact tracing plans when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The special meeting can be viewed at

To participate by phone, call 408-419-1715. To participate via video conference, visit The meeting ID is 132 020 069. Public comment and questions can be directed to the Clerk of the Board at 360-417-2377 or clierly@co.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will consider an extension of the Composite Recycling Technology Center lease when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to or call 253- 215 8782. The meeting ID is 829 4232 2725. Submit comment by 8 a.m. Tuesday by emailing or calling 360-461-9515.

Commissioners also will consider a letter of support for the grant for the Field Arts & Events Hall.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will consider a COVID-19 recovery plan when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The public can hear meetings online at or by calling 253-363-9585. The conference ID number is 113 414 688#.

Written comments can be sent to the council by the U.S. Postal Service mail or to

The council also will consider a lodging tax sustainability grant program.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will consider cutting 11.2 full-time equivalent positions when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The Microsoft Teams session can be accessed at -sequimschools, or via phone at 1-360-775-2372 with the Pin 947 006 878#.

It is an informational meeting with no public comment. Written public comment can be submitted to by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The board is considering the reduction because of reduced funding and an expected decline in enrollment.

Conservation District

The Clallam Conservation District board will consider a letter of support for the Quileute Tribe for Quillayute and Bogachiel river projects at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Click on to connect to the virtual meeting.

Other agenda items include an agreement with Clallam County for pollution identification and correction work and approval of a remote work policy.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will consider purchase of a tree-trimming truck when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The link to the WebEx link, call-in number and agenda is on the PUD website at under the commission meetings link.

The consent agenda includes removal of delinquent accounts from March, April and May.

Clallam Transit

The Clallam Transit board meeting for Wednesday has been canceled.

The next monthly meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 17 at the Clallam Transit System headquarters at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd.

Jefferson County

County commission

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear a weekly update on COVID-19 from Dr. Tom Locke, county health officer when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday and will discuss variance plans with the Washington State Association of Counties at a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

To view the meetings live go to and follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

For the morning meeting, members of the public also can call 1-571-317-3122 and enter access code 591-253-557#. For the afternoon meeting, they can call 877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099 and enter meeting ID number 926-0441-9284.

At the morning meeting, commissioners also will hear an update on the COVID-19 impact on the county budget.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council workshop originally set for Monday has been canceled.

Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will discuss possible recommendations on variance application and a reopening plan when they meet in regular session at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the meeting, go to, click on “Join a Meeting” or click (you will be asked to register). Or members of the public can call 1-253-215-8782. The webinar ID number is 828 4772 5704.

Comment can be submitted by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by emailing or calling 360-385-0656.

Commissioners also will consider a new lease for Hanson of Port Townsend Inc.

Chimacum schools

The Chimacum School Board will consider emergency waivers when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting Zoom link will be posted on the district website at on Tuesday.

The board will consider emergency waivers of instructional hours and high school graduation credits.

Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare commissioners will consider the hospital’s readiness for a COVID-19 surge, if that should happen,when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the special meeting, call 509-598-2842 and enter conference ID number 74975408.

Written comment may be made via a letter addressed to the commissioners at 834 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, Washington 98368, or via email to commissioners@

Commissioners will consider sending a letter to the county Board of Health certifying the hospital has adequate beds and PPE supplies.

Development authority

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority board will discuss an Economic Recovery Strategy Update when it meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Members of the public may participate by phone by dialing 1-253-215-8782 or Internet via The meeting ID is 949 0627 4258.

The public is asked to participate on mute, with the opportunity to speak during the public comment portion of the agenda. To submit public comment in writing in advance, email before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The board will consider extending a contract with David Timmons through June 30 and will hear an update on reservations and cancellations.

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