Early Phase 2 topic of joint Jefferson meeting

Clallam commissioners to discuss Clallam CARES

Jefferson County

Joint special meeting

Officials with several local governmental entities will discuss the possibility of the county filing for early Phase 2 reopening of 12 sectors of the county when they gather at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Jefferson Board of Health, the County Commission, Port Townsend City Council, Port of Port Townsend Commission, and Jefferson County Public Utility District Commission representatives will review public comments and hear from representatives of some of the different sectors.

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 by phone, call 1-571-317-3122. The access code is 896-695-829#.

Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to email comments for or against filing a Phase 2 Variance to the Jefferson County Board of Health at boh@co.jefferson.wa.us. To allow time to be considered, comments should be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Some or all of these sectors can be included in a Phase 2 variance application: Recreation, gatherings, travel, manufacturing, new construction, in-home/domestic services, in-store retail, real estate, professional services/office-based businesses, hair/nail salons and barbers, housecleaning and restaurants.

Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke has made recommendations to county officials.

County commission

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear an update on COVID-19 from the public health officer 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 listen by phone, call 1-646-749-3122 and enter access code 262-359-549#.

At 4:30 p.m., commissioners will conduct a special meeting for a discussion with the Washington State Association of Counties. To view this meeting live go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us. To listen by phone, call 877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099 and enter meeting ID926-0441-9284.

Lodging tax

The county Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will consider reduction of awards and specific earmarking of funds in the next funding cycle when it meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

To view the meeting live go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us.. To listen by phone, call 1-571-317-3122 and enter access code 818-287-333#.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will consider finalizing a utility bill relief program when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be live-streamed at https://cityofpt.us/citycouncil/page/agendas minutesvideos. It can be joined at http://joinwebinar.com with webinar ID 578-066-435. To listen only, call 1-914-614-3221 with access code 942-105-283#.

Public comment can be submitted by email to publiccomment@cityofpt.us.

The COVID-19 Financial Assistance Utility Bill Relief Program would be based upon donations as well as a one-time $25,000 contribution form the utility fund. Applications would be available by June 30.

The council also will consider closing Adams Street between Jefferson and Franklin streets to vehicles, and authorize a grant application for the Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review.

Jefferson Transit

Jefferson Transit board members will take care of essential business when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the special meeting, call 1-571-317-3112. The access code is 569-678-773#.

Board members will consider authorizing the general manager to sign the 2020 certifications and assurances and the chair of the board to sign a grant agreement.

Public Utility District

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a report on the release of customer deposits when they meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting online, go to https://jeffpud.my.webex.com/meet/JPUD and follow the instructions to login and join. Meetings will open for remote logins 10 minutes before they begin. To join it by phone, call 408-418-9388. The access code is 628 345 788#. Hit # again if prompted for an additional id number. (The new local number for calling in to the meeting: 360-379-5833)

All participant audio will be muted upon entry. They can unmute when it time to speak by pressing *6, which is a toggle switch that also will mute.

Commissioners also will hear reports on COVID-19 and staffing a draft telecommuting policy.

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue commissioners will discuss matters relating to the chief search when they meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

To join the meeting, call 1-872- 240-3212. The access code or ID number is 622-514-709.

Commissioners will discuss the composition of the chief search committee, the interim chief and the fire chief description. Fire Chief Jim Walkowski has given notice of his resignation.

Commissioners also will hear of COVID-19 outbreak preparation and resources and get an update on Jeffcom.

Clallam County

County commission

Clallam County commissioners will discuss public health COVID-19 response and proposed “Clallam CARES” coronavirus funding at 9 a.m. Monday.

Commissioners meetings can be viewed live at www.clallam.net/features/ meetings.html.

County Health Officer Dr. Allison Unthank requested Thursday three staff positions in the Health and Human Services Department for COVID-19 response.

The county Board of Health unanimously recommended the hires.

Other agenda items for the Monday work session include:

• An agreement with K&H Printers for printing and mailing of the 2020 primary election ballots.

• An amended agreement with the state Military Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the Operation Stonegarden grant.

• An agreement with the Washington Secretary of State for funding authorized under Help America Vote Act and CARES Act for the 2020 federal elections cycle.

• An agreement with the Washington Secretary of State for funding authorized under Help America Vote Act and Consolidated Appropriations Act to improve the administration of elections.

• A grant application and resolution with the state Recreation and Conservation Office to support land acquisition efforts to complete the Olympic Discovery Trail.

• An amended agreement with the state County Road Administration Board for the Laird Road reconstruction project.

• An agreement with Clallam Conservation District to provide conservation planning and implementation.

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

Action items include:

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

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

• An amended agreement with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for vegetation management within the lower Dungeness River floodplain restoration project area.

• A right-of-way purchase near the Towne Road dike relocation project.

• A request for proposals and qualifications for a cultural resources project related to the planned Dungeness River off-channel reservoir.

• A public hearing on a proposed ordinance regulating county rest areas.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will consider ratifying a COVID-19 health emergency rental assistance funding and interest waiver at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The council also will consider the use of federal CARES Act funding and a resolution for an Ennis Creek fish passage grant application.

To view the meeting, go to the city’s website, www.cityofpa.us.

Written public comment can be submitted to cityclerk@cityofpa.us.

To call in and provide oral public comment through a phone line, visit the city’s website to obtain call-in information and directions.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will hear a COVID-19 update when they meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The virtual meeting via telephone can be accessed by calling 360-417-8444. The conference ID is 957805#.

Commissioners also will hear a financial update and a report on medical staff credentials.

Crescent school

Crescent School will host a Zoom town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The link is on the district website at www.csd313.org.

Fire District 2

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 commissioners will discuss the 20-19 state auditor’s annual report when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the Zoom meeting, call 253- 215-8782. The meeting ID is 864 5758 4837. The password is 125164.

Commissioners also will discuss administration building tile installation and modified duty assignments.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will consider rejection of CARES Provider Relief Fund when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

For the link to join the Zoom meeting by video, see https://ccfd3.org/ and go to About on the drop-down menu and click on the links for board of fire commissioners and board meeting information. To join by phone, call 1-877-853-5247. The meeting ID is 85466224499. The password is 591907.

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

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