EYE ON CLALLAM: County considers 2021 budget

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County commissioners will receive a recommended 2021 budget Monday.

The virtual work session will begin at 9 a.m. and can be viewed at www.clallam.net/features/meetings.html.

The recommended budget shows $41.87 million in general fund revenues, $44.98 million in expenditures and a $3.11 million operating deficit, Chief Financial Officer Mark Lane said.

The actual operating deficit likely will be $1.4 million to $1.7 million lower than budgeted due to open positions, turnover and retirements, Lane said in an executive summary.

Clallam County will begin the year with a $13.15 million general fund balance.

Other agenda items for the work session include:

• An agreement with Olympic Community Action Programs for the continued operation of the county’s COVID-19 Social Distancing Center. A continued discussion on the isolation center will begin at 1 p.m.

• A discussion on the county’s six-Year Transportation Improvement Program.

• A weekly discussion on Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

• District Court II judge transition planning.

• A state Department of Natural Resources legislative priorities letter.

• An agreement with the Port Angeles Fire Department for behavioral health funds.

• Agreements with the state Military Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security to achieve a national preparedness goal and Operation Stonegarden.

• A Sheriff’s Office request to change the radio maintenance technician position from part time to full time.

• An amended agreement with Anchor QEA, LLC, for a fish passage structure for the Agnew Irrigation District.

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

Action items include:

• A land donation agreement with Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for the Towne Road dike relocation project.

• An agreement with Hunt Engineering Services for a jail control room upgrade.

• An agreement with Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation for an elevator modernization project.

• An agreement with the state Traffic Safety Commission for Target Zero manager duties.

• An agreement with Kitsap County for emergency vehicle operations course training.

• A contract with CenturyLink to update current technology.

• Behavioral health proposals for 2021.

• Notice of Oct. 27 hearings for proposed ordinances regulating fireworks, amending the Opportunity Fund program and amending a special lodging tax.

• A resolution appointing Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin to the Homelessness Task Force.

• Notice that a budget reduction, budget revisions and supplemental appropriations will be adopted Oct. 27.

• A call for Oct. 27 hearing for debatable budget emergencies.

• A public hearing on three ordinances amending code for mineral resources.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will review a draft capital budget and be introduced to an operating budget when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83457805300. To listen, call 253-215 8782. The webinar ID is 834 5780 5300.

Commissioners also will consider a bid award for a Boat Haven float repair and a SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) update.

Public Utility District

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will consider 2021 electric, water and wastewater budgets at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

For viewing options and instructions for making public comment, visit the district’s website at www.clallampud.net.

Other agenda items include the appointment of a hearing officer, contract completion for an electrical transmission and distribution pole upgrade and the addition of a compliance officer.

Sequim city

The Sequim City Council will conduct interviews of six candidates for the unexpired term of a council seat and possibly name a new member of the council when it meets in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday.

At 5 p.m., the council will conduct a work session to review the 2021 budget and proposed rates and fees.

The public can hear meetings online at sequim counciloct12 or by calling 253-363-9585. The conference ID is 604 405 822#. Written public comment can be sent to [email protected] and will be distributed to the council prior to the meeting.

The council is filling a position left open by the resignation of Troy Tennesson.

The council also will hear a report on sustainability and resiliency.

Forks city

The Forks City Council will discuss third-quarter year-to-date reports when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Listening and webcast options will be posted on the city website at www.forks washington.org. Written public comment can be submitted to [email protected] washington.org by 4 p.m. Monday.

The council also will discuss jail statistics and lodging tax receipts as well as a draft ordinance regarding exemptions for building permits.

Port Angeles city

The Port Angeles City Council and several city advisory board will attend a parliamentary training hosted by Ann Macfarlane of Jurassic Parliament on Tuesday.

The virtual meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

For viewing options, visit the city’s website at www.cityofpa.us.

Conservation District

Clallam Conservation District commissioners will discuss a long-range plan for water resources when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

To join the meeting, go to www.clallamcd.org for the connection.

Commissioners also will consider appointing an elections supervisor for the 2021 election, get an update on Orca Recovery Day and talk about the plant sale.

Peninsula College

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

The meeting can be viewed at www.zoom.us meeting ID 890 3048 8483, password: RU5hY0c5bWd kNDgxdnBJckNrem8rQT09

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

Fire District 4

Joyce-based Clallam County Fire District 4 commissioners will conduct a special budget work session at 9 a.m. today.

For more information about the Zoom meeting, including how to access it, go to the district’s website at www.clallamfire4.org.

For copies of the 2020 budget, phone Secretary/Commissioner Mary Bower at 360-928-3121.

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