EYE ON CLALLAM: Council considers District Commission

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County commissioners will discuss the appointment of a Districting Commission on Monday.

The virtual meeting can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html. To participate by phone, call 408-419-1715 and use meeting ID 875 561 784. To participate via video conference, visit www.bluejeans.com and join with the same meeting ID. Public comment and questions can be directed to 360-417-2256 or agores@co.clallam.wa.us.

The Clallam County Charter requires that a Districting Commission be appointed every 10 years to hire a districting master, who will propose new district boundaries based on 2020 Census figures, according to an executive summary. Each commissioner and the two major political parties will appoint one member to the commission.

Other agenda items for the work session include:

• An agreement with Canyon City Solutions Software for clinical documentation and billing.

• A resolution appointing Philip Giuntoli to the Planning Commission.

• A resolution creating a new Bullman Beach Water System Fund.

• A 1 p.m. discussion on conservation futures.

• A 3:30 p.m. executive session on Midway Metals site.

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

Action items include:

• An agreement with Sound Law Center for code enforcement Hearing Examiner services.

• An agreement with NCIC Inmate Communications, Inc. for a resident telephone system.

• A resolution appointing Richard Bloomer to the Trails Advisory Committee.

• A resolution appointing Rochelle Blankenship — and reappointing Theodore Shanks — to the Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Board.

• Notice that supplemental appropriations will be adopted Jan. 26.

• A call for Jan. 26 hearing for consideration of debatable budget emergencies.

• A resolution initiating a county road project for traffic control devices.

• A letter designating an applicant agent and letter of support for the Dungeness off-channel reservoir project.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will consider the process of selecting a new executive director when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83013953162 or call 253-215 8782. The meeting ID is 830 1395 3162.

Executive Director Karen Goschen has resigned but will stay on until another director is in place, she has said.

Commissioners also will conduct a public hearing on the comprehensive scheme of harbor improvements. They will elect officers and consider advertising for bids for a fuel float replacement, approving a utility easement to the City of Port Angeles for development of the Marine Trade Center, a stepped increase in acreage for land leased to Merrill and Ring because of an expected increase in logging activity and a contract with the Economic Development Corp.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will consider the process for naming a replacement for Council member Dennis Smith who resigned effective immediately Friday when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to https://zoom.us/j/91235464249 or call 253-215-8782. The ID is 912 3546 4249. Written public comment can be sent to smcmillon@sequimwa.gov and will be distributed to the council prior to the meeting. No more information was available Saturday about Smith’s resignation. The council also will conduct public hearings on the accessory dwelling unit code, manufactured home standards and an amendment to the municipal code concerning streets.

Public Utility District

The Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will elect officers when they meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday. To join the meeting, go to clallam pudjan11. The meeting ID is 969 2530 8779. The passcode is 907444, or call 1-253 215 8782.

Commissioners also will consider staff titles and salary ranges, deferred compensation, and district organization association dues.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will consider setting a date for a public hearing on the proposed Peterson annexation when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. To join the meeting, go to forkscityjan11.

Marine Resources

The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee will hear updates on green crab removal and sea lion entanglement projects at 5:30 p.m. Monday. To join the virtual meeting, click on www.clallamcountymrc.org/ meetings-events and navigate to the January agenda. Other topics for the meeting include a kelp webinar, oil spill preparedness outreach, climate change, forage fish and a virtual river festival.

Conservation District

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday. To join the meeting, go to the district website at clallamcd.org on the day of the meeting to link into the meeting and access meeting documents.

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