EYE ON CLALLAM: Broadband topic of discussion at county meet

Government meetings across Clallam County.

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider an agreement with North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development Council concerning broadband during their weekly work session Monday and weekly business meeting Tuesday.

The meeting can be viewed on a live stream at http://www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html. To participate via Zoom video, go to https://zoom.us/j/875561784, by Zoom audio only, call 253-2125-8782. The meeting ID is 875 561 7844 and the passcode is 12345.

Clallam County is a member of the Broadband Action Team along with Port Angeles,Sequim and Forks, NODC, Port of Port Angeles, Clallam Public Utility District, local tribal nations and other entities in the county.

Funds have been received for two broadband grants totaling $24 million dollars to expand broadband along Highway 101/Highway 112 through Joyce.

The agreement with the council will be for $1,200 per month for 20 hours per month to facilitate work on the project.

Commissioners also will consider sending letters to four tribes seeking input on a proposed location of a Joint Public Safety Facility

In addition, they will consider appointing new members to several volunteer boards and commissions.

The work session will preview items set for action at their formal meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Agenda items include:

• An agreement with the Department of Commerce for $392,000 for Health and Human Services for the hotel leasing and rapid re-housing program.

• A call for a public hearing on proposed fee changes at the county fairgrounds to be conducted March 29.

• A discussion with John Simpson, of Quileute Tribe Public Works regarding the possible transfer to the Ballard Pit to the Quileute Tribe.

• A discussion about a request from the North Olympic Development Council for a one-time allocation of $25,000.

The meeting agendas are posted at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

Public comment can be sent to agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

Other county meetings:

• The Heritage Advisory Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/875561784.

• The Board of Equalization will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/875561784.

• The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

To join the online meeting, visit https://zoom.us/j/875561784.

Assoc. of counties

The Washington State Association of Counties will hear a weekly update on COVID-19 when they meet at noon Monday.

Both Clallam and Jefferson counties will participate.

To attend the meeting, register with the association at https://wsac-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItfuirrDsiHtHqvwmPWZmbRmA0Vt4DDKso.

To listen only, dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 960 9132 0845#.

The association will also discuss current and emerging issues facing counties across the state.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will discuss an amendment to the boat haven fuel float replacement agreement during a regular commission meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the virtual meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82593632228.

To listen only, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter webinar ID 825 9363 2228; no passcode is required.

Comments may be submitted until 8 a.m. Tuesday to braedib@portofpa.com or by calling 360 461-9515.

The full agenda and meeting packet is posted at https://www.portofpa.com/AgendaCenter.

Conservation District

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will consider the habitat section of the long-range plan when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/97720882269.

To listen only, call 253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID 977 2088 2269.

They also will discuss a memorandum of understanding with Clallam County, discuss the whistleblower policy and continue discussion on the supervisor policy.

The full agenda is posted at https://clallamcd.org/remote-board-meeting-access.

Peninsula College

Peninsula College trustees will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting can be viewed at https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/85931397686.

The agenda is posted at www.pencol.edu/aboutpc/board/agendas.

Port Angeles schools

The Port Angeles School Board will discuss school improvement plans when they meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. The board meets at 905 W. Ninth St.

For more information, call 360-565-3702.

The full agenda is expected to be posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/wa/pasd/Board.nsf/public.

Sequim schools

The Sequim School Board will hear a presentation on vape litigation from William B. Shinoff of the Frantz Law Group; Garrett Williams; and Steven Clay when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

The board will meet in the library at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

To join the meeting online, register at https://sequimschools.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscu2vqjssH9eBu2g0pGwOtGZ7ZRtOjmhA.

The full agenda and meeting link is posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/sequim/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

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