EYE ON CALLAM: County to consider preliminary budget

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County commissioners will receive a preliminary 2022 budget Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ board room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. It can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

The preliminary budget contains $43.7 million in general fund revenues and $45.6 million in general fund expenditures, leaving $14.1 million in reserve.

The county has historically under-spent payroll budgets in the general fund between $1.6 million and $1.9 million per year due to open positions, turnover and retirements, Chief Financial Officer Mark Lane said in an executive summary.

A final budget will be adopted in December.

Other agenda items for the business meetings include:

• An agreement with New Hope Food Bank of Clallam Bay for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

• An agreement with North Olympic Regional Veteran’s Housing Network for ARPA funds.

• An amended agreement with the state Department of Commerce for the youth Secure Residential Crisis Center and ancillary therapeutic services.

• An amended agreement with the state Department of Health for water testing and sampling at recreational beaches.

• A bid opening for a carpet replacement project in Superior Court.

• A resolution appointing Julie Mowbray and Tara West to the Fair Advisory Board.

• A resolution appointing Kimberly Williams to the Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board.

• Notice of a Sept. 21 hearing for a proposed stormwater ordinance.

• Notice of a Sept. 28 hearing for a proposed RV ordinance.

• A letter of support for Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

• A proclamation recognizing September as Clallam County’s “eat local month.”

Commissioners will hold their weekly work session at 9 a.m. Tuesday rather than Monday.

The Clallam County Courthouse will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

Discussion items for the work session include an agreement with the state Department of Agriculture to control invasive knotweed species within the riparian corridors of Clallam and Jefferson counties and an agreement with the state Recreation and Conservation Office for an Olympic Discovery Trail segment from Forks to La Push.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will consider a Shore Aquatic Center easement in a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

For viewing options and instructions for making public comment, visit the city’s website at www.cityof pa.us.

To provide pre-recorded messages to the City Council, call 360-417-4504. Messages received will be made a part of the record. Comments should be received by 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Other agenda items include ARPA funding recommendations and Lodging Tax Advisory Committee appointments.

The council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday for an executive session to consider a site selection or acquisition of real estate purchase or lease.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will hold an executive session at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss current or potential litigation.

The session will be in the port administration building at 338 W. First St.

For more information, click on the port’s website, www.portofpa.com.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will hear a report on the first day of school when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The regular meeting will be preceded by an executive session at 5 p.m. to consider personnel, collective bargaining or real estate.

The meeting will be open to the public in the board room at 503 N. Sequim Ave., or virtually by dialing in through Microsoft Teams at 360-775-2372 with ID number 917 965 606#.

Board members will consider a variety of policies including infection control, student discipline and cell phones.

Strait ERN

The Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.

The meeting agenda and Zoom links will be posted at https://pspwa.app.box.com/s/fuj6iyrjkicep8shtcnc9ghx s0ks4mlf/folder/144787 717544.

The Strait ERN is one of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Local Integrating Organizations working to implement the Action Agenda for Puget Sound protection and recovery.

It includes all of the tribes and local jurisdictions, and most of the non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and key business groups with interest in the Strait Action Area, which extends from Cape Flattery near Neah Bay east to Point Wilson in Port Townsend, said coordinator John Cambalik.

For information on the Puget Sound Partnership and the Puget Sound Action Agenda, see www.psp.wa.gov. For more on the Strait ERN, see www.straiternlio.org. To contact Cambalik, email coordinator@strait ernlio.org.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will consider an update to the strategic plan when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

To view the meeting live, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81348589902?pwd=YjB0MHdicytaNVM4cnFGV kN4TG1rQT09.

To listen only, dial 1-877-853-5427 and enter meeting ID: 813 4858 9902 and password: 101021.

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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