EYE ON CLALLAM: Briefing slated for Carlsborg sewer

The three Clallam County commissioners will hear a briefing on the Carlsborg sewer project and review a draft ordinance establishing user fees for the system Monday.

The work session will begin at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Clallam County is building a pump station off Carlsborg Road and installing sewer pipes to transport effluent from Carlsborg to the wastewater treatment facility in the city of Sequim.

The draft ordinance before commissioners would establish rules and regulations, permit procedures, connection policies, administrative procedures and user fees for the Carlsborg system.

For residential accounts with a metered water supply, the base rate would be $26 with a consumption rate of $8.66 per 100 cubic feet of monthly water consumption.

For residential accounts with an unmetered water supply, the monthly user fee would be $78.80, according to the draft ordinance.

The ordinance is similar to other sewer ordinances in Sequim, Port Angeles and many other counties and cities, Clallam County Public Works Administrative Director Bob Martin said in an executive summary.

Other discussion items for the weekly work session include:

• An Opportunity Fund request from Peninsula Housing Authority for a $901,200 grant to fund the Mount Angeles View Phase 1 redevelopment project.

• A treasurer’s report on property tax refunds made during the previous year per state law.

• A contract amendment with the state Department of Ecology for the final engineering for the Lower Dungeness River setback levee and McDonald Creek feasibility and implementation project.

• A funding recommendations list for Chemical Dependency/Mental Health and Homelessness Task Force request for proposals.

• A resolution re-establishing and modifying revolving, petty cash and change funds for the Health and Human Services Department.

• Proposed amendments to county policies to address dollar amounts and levels of approval before they go to the Board of County Commissioners for a decision.

Commissioners will hold an executive session at 8 a.m. Monday to discuss pending litigation: Judy Lee vs. Clallam County and Clallam County Board of Appeals.

Lee filed the lawsuit in Kitsap County Superior Court over a determination that her proposed 32,000-square-foot bed-and-breakfast on East Sequim Bay Road should be regulated by the International Building Code rather than the International Residential Code.

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

Action items include:

• A $470,000 agreement with the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau to promote year-round tourism.

• A resolution establishing a process and framework for updating the countywide planning policy in coordination with the cities of Sequim, Port Angeles and Forks.

• Notice of a Feb. 21 hearing on an extending interim zoning controls that restrict structure sizes in rural residential areas to 10,000 square feet.

• An easement purchase for the Olympic Discovery Trail between Freshwater Bay and Camp Hayden roads.

• A resolution canceling uncollectible personal property taxes per state law.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council will consider approving a $229,000 contract for engineering, technical and planning services to fill gaps and redesign portions of the Olympic Discovery Trail within the city limits when they meet Tuesday.

The regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. It will be preceded by a 5 p.m. executive session at the same location to discuss potential litigation.

City staff have recommended the Olympic Discovery Trail contract be awarded to Zenovic & Associates of Port Angeles.

The contract will focus on design and engineering for a portion of the trail between the Valley Creek estuary and the intersection of Milwaukee and 10th streets.

Council members also will consider approving a settlement agreement with TEK Construction Inc.of Bellingham for the $15.3 million Combined Sewer Overflow Phase 2 project at the western end of First Street near Marine Drive.

Under the agreement, the city would pay TEK $95,000 to settle TEK claims totaling $824,574 over issues surrounding the pump station, including differing site conditions and project delays. The pump station became operational Sept. 15.

Council members will consider an annual agreement with the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission, resolutions in support of recreational fishing and the Port Angeles School District’s Feb. 14 replacement levy, and lodging tax event grant awards.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will conduct training in the Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act when they meet Monday.

Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at 338 W. First St.

The training will be at 10 a.m. An executive session is planned at 11:30 a.m.

Commissioners will discuss a real estate marketing plan.

Clallam PUD

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will consider establishing the district’s travel policy Monday.

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Crescent boardroom at the Carlsborg main office, located at 104 Hooker Road.

Other agenda items include contract completion with Gen Tech Northwest LLC, a task order for the design of sanitary sewer connections to the Carlsborg district facilities and resolutions declaring Nighthawk and 3M as sole source suppliers.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will consider a policy on homeless students when it meets Monday.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. in the district boardroom at 503 N. Sequim Ave.

It also will consider policies on release of resident students and evaluation of staff.

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