Ecology pact in Clallam; COVID-19 in Jefferson

Clallam County

County commission

Clallam County commissioners will discuss Monday — and consider Tuesday — a settlement agreement with the state Department of Ecology over stormwater permit coverage for the unincorporated Port Angeles Urban Growth Area.

Commissioners will conduct their work session at 9 a.m. Monday and a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse.

No in-person attendance will be allowed until Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay home, stay safe” proclamation is lifted, according to the agenda.

Commissioner meetings can be viewed at www. clallam.net/features/meet ings.html. To participate by phone, call 888-475-4499 and use meeting ID 990 146 759. To participate via video conference, go to bluejeans.com and join the session meeting ID: 145 929 393 or business meeting ID: 211 737 927

Questions can be directed to the clerk of the board at 360-417-2256 or [email protected]

“Clallam County has filed with the Pollution Control Hearings Board an appeal of Ecology’s decision that the unincorporated (Port Angeles) UGA must have permittee status under the Western Washington Municipal Stormwater Phase II General Permit,” according to an executive summary to the settlement agreement.

“At the direction of the (board) settlement talks have occurred and have resulted in the complete resolution of this litigation.”

Other agenda items for the Tuesday business meeting include:

• An agreement with AHBL, Inc. for stormwater management activities.

• A contract amendment Kitsap Public Health District for Tobacco and vapor product outreach and education.

• An agreement with Peninsula Daily News for legal advertising.

• An agreement with the state Department of Transportation to construct a roundabout at the Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road intersection north of Sequim.

• A bid award to Lakeside Industries, Inc. of Port Angeles for an annual hot mix asphalt supply.

• A bid opening for a countywide rock crushing contract.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council at 6 p.m. Tuesday will consider authorizing ratepayer utility relief and a moratorium on residential evictions during the coronavirus crisis.

Each City Council member, staff members and members of the public may participate in the meeting from separate locations via conference call or by webcast.

Listening and webcast options will be available on the city’s website, www.cityofpa.us.

Written public comment can be submitted to city [email protected] by 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Other agenda items for the meeting include changes to a housing rehabilitation fund and COVID-19 legislative priorities.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board plans a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. No agenda was available as of Saturday.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3, which also covers the western edge of Jefferson County, had scheduled a meeting for Monday. No agenda was available as of Saturday.

Jefferson County

County commission

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear an update on COVID-19 in the county form Dr. Tom Locke, public health officer, when they meet in a virtual session at 9 a.m. Monday.

No in-person attendance is allowed. To view this meeting live go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us.

Public comments of no more than three minutes that have been submitted by email will be read aloud to the commissioners. Comments can be emailed to [email protected].

Commissioners also will be briefed on measures for businesses and consider action on an affordable housing award.

On the consent agenda are a temporary county policy for remote access to open meetings and public records, an amendment regarding the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment and Cultural Resources Survey and a lodging tax grant to Jefferson County Historical Society.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council will discuss changes made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including suspending late fees and penalties until June 20, when it meets in a virtual session at 6:30 p.m. MOndayh.

The live streaming link is at cityofpt.us/city council/page/agendas minutesvideos.

Public comment emails to be read aloud (up to three minutes per person) can be submitted to public [email protected] or residents can join in person via computer or tablet at http://join webinar.com; enter the webinar ID 821-007-707 or listen by phone only (muted) by calling 1-415-930-5321 with access code 769-755-746#.

The council will consider waiving late fees and penalties for utilities, and will not shut off water nor require full payment of unpaid utility accounts prior to restoring service through June 30.

It also will not impose penalties or interest for late or underpaid business and occupational taxes through June 20.

The council also will consider other measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, it will consider housing code amendments.

Public Utility District

Public Utility District commissioners will hear an update on COVID-19 when they meet via WebEx at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

To join, go to jeff pud.my.webex.com/meet/JPUD and follow instructions. Meetings will open for remote logins five minutes before they begin.

To participate by phone, call 408-418-9388 and enter access code 628 345 788 #. When prompted for an additional ID number, hit the pound sign again. All participant audio will be muted upon entry. Unmute at the appropriate time to speak.

Commissioners will discuss financial policy, consider policy for e-signatures and a mutual aid agreement.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3, which also covers the western edge of Jefferson County, had scheduled a meeting for Monday. No agenda was available as of Saturday.

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